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Sunday School Winter Clothing Drive = HUGE Success!

IMG_2576 The Senior High  Sunday School Class at the Pocahontas Center spearheaded  a Winter Clothing Drive at our church.  They challenged each class to see who could bring the most items to help make a difference.  They even involved the congregation by putting a box on each side of the aisle, and challenged us to see which side would bring more items.

All in all, Share the Warmth was a huge success!  The Sr. High class reported how many hats, gloves, coats, sweatpants, etc were all donated and taken to the Upper Des Moines Office in Pocahontas.  They were also very diplomatic by declaring that it was a tie between both sides of the congregation!

Through the help of our generous congregation, along with the Sunday School classes, we were able to collect:

  • 4 pairs of boots
  • 116 pairs of socks
  • 121 pairs of gloves
  • 170 hats
  • 4 scarves
  • 11 coats
  • 2 pairs of snowpants
  • 2 sweaters

If you do the math, that’s 430 items we were able to donate to Upper Des Moines!!!  They were so very grateful to receive these winter necessities!SS Mission!  We would like to thank you all for your thoughtful gifts that will help “share the warmth” with many families in our community this winter!  Let’s all pray that they may feel the warmth of Jesus this Christmas and throughout the New Year!!  🙂

And a special thanks to the Sr. High Sunday School Class for being such great examples of Christ by organizing this heart (and hands and feet!) warming project!  You rock!!




Merry Christmas!

May your Christmas be blessed with family, friends, and the love of Christ.  Remember, he is the best GIFT of all…. share him this holy season!

Christmas Eve Worship Service tonight @ 5:30

TONIGHT – Christmas Eve worship, 5:30 p.m. at HOPE UMC in baby jesusPocahontas, 306 2nd Ave. NW.

TONIGHT – God will show His Love in the most miraculous way – through the gift of His Son, Jesus.

TONIGHT – We will celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christ, the Messiah, Savior of the world.

TONIGHT – Heaven Touches Earth!

Come Celebrate A Season of Joy!  Merry Christmas to you all!

Hope UMC – Pocahontas, Havelock & Plover

Office: 712-335-3663

Advent…. let us expectantly prepare our hearts

As we get into the hustle and bustle of the holidays, please don’t forget the true reason for the this holy season.  As we enter Advent, please take a minute to sit back and enjoy this beautiful rendition of a familiar song.  And take time to reflect on the greatest gift of all… Jesus wrapping himself up as an infant child so we can someday go to heaven to be with him.  Now that’s what I call the perfect gift!!

So, when you are feeling overwhelmed by your holiday “to do” list, come back and listen to this song again…. it certainly helps put things back into perspective!  Let us wait with expectant hearts of joy for our coming King!