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Save the Date: VBS is coming soon!

Okay, mark your calendars and spread the word!  Hope United Methodist Church will be teaming up with the Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camp for VBS Day Camp again this summer from June 26th – 29th fron 8:45 – 2:00.   At Day Camp, kids will encounter a fun week packed with Christ-centered activities, games, arts and crafts, songs, skits, and Bible-based lessons.

Our VBS theme this year is “ROOTED” based on Colossians 2:6-7, and will be a great adventure.  Please spread the word and invite your friends, neighbors and family to come and join us if they will be entering first – sixth grade next fall.  See the flyer below, and get your registration in by June 9th to the church office!  We HOPE you and your friends will come and join us!



Only One Worship Service Memorial Day Weekend @ 10:00

This Memorial Day week-end, there will be only one worship service on Sunday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m. at the Pocahontas Center.

Stay tuned for upcoming schedule updates as we begin planning and transitioning for our change of pastors during the summer months.

Remember to give thanks to those brave men and women who have served their country for the sake of our freedom!  Be sure to tell them thanks!  We “HOPE” to see you on Sunday at worship!

Mobile Food Pantry – Wednesday, May 24th

The Mobile Food Pantry will again be at the Pocahontas Expo Center at the Fair Grounds this Wednesday, May 24th.

Volunteers are needed to help unload the truck and set up, starting at 11:30 a.m.

Volunteers are again needed to help with the food distribution and carrying food to vehicles from 4:30 – 6:00.

Please make sure you share the word about this to your neighbors and friends, especially if they need to help stretch their food!  Otherwise, come on down and lend a helping hand!


Free Saturday Supper on May 20th from 5:00 – 6:30

Our next Free Saturday Supper will be this coming Saturday, May 20th.

Serving will be from 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (note corrected time!)

Please pass the word, and bring a friend, neighbor and/or co-worker for a night of food, fun, and fellowship!

We “HOPE” to see you there!

Only One Worship Service on Sunday, May 14th

There will be only one worship service this Sunday, May 14th at 10:00 a.m. at the Pocahontas Center.

Stay tuned for upcoming schedule updates as we begin planning and transitioning for our change of pastors later this summer.

Congratulations New Members!

On April 30th, we welcomed 13 new members into our Hope United Methodist Church family.

The confirmation class had 12 youth who made their profession of faith.  Becky Ives also transferred her membership to Hope UMC.  Together with these youth, we all renewed our vows to faithfully participate in the ministries of the church by our prayers, our presence, our gifts, our service and our witness.  May we all continue to encourage and support our new family members.

Hope UMC Confirmation Class – April 2017

Row one:  Ally Ersnt, Bobby Ernst, Sadie Anderson, & Kristen Davis

Row two:  Caleb Freeburg, Chase Cook, Jake Ferguson, & Josee Slama

Row three:  Christian Davidson, Rugar Bunda, Hannah Grothaus, Riley Hopkins & Pastor Jerry

A special thanks to Susan Oehlertz Photography for sharing the photo!