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CHANGE of DATE for Mobile Food Pantry!

The Mobile Food Pantry that was supposed to be at the Expo on Wednesday, November 27th has been CHANGED to Monday, December 2nd due to the weather forecast.  Please be sure to help spread the word.

Volunteers will still be needed on Monday at 11:00 to help unload the truck, and then again at 4:15 to help distribute the items.  Please be sure to lend a hand if you are able.  We “HOPE” to see you there!

Successful Soup & Pie!

Thanks to everyone who came out on a snowy evening for our annual Soup & Pie Supper this past Wednesday, Nov 6th.  A special thanks to all our church members who helped in so many ways, from setting up and tearing down, to making the delicious soups, to making and serving pie, to cleaning the tables in the dining room, to washing the dishes!  It is truly an all-church project!

Join us for our Polka Worship on Sunday, Oct. 27th

Come and join us for our Polka Worship Service this Sunday, Oct. 27th at Hope UMC in Pocahontas at 10:30 a.m. The Wendinger Band will be providing great worship music for the day. Grab and friend and come join this fun worship service! We “HOPE” to see you there!! And join us for coffee and cookies following the service!

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King’s Kids starting up!!

We are excited to announce that King’s Kids after school program is starting back up!  This is for Prep/Kindergarten – 6th grade, and the dates are on the poster below.  Click Parents Letter to learn more details about this exciting new opportunity.

Also, parents will need to complete both the King’s Kids Registration Form and King’s Kids – pick up form by the end of the first King’s Kid’s date.  You can either print them from the above links, or you can pick up a link at the church office.  Office hours are Tuesdat-Friday  from 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

Promotion Sunday – Sept. 8th

Join us as we kickoff our fall activities with Promotion Sunday on September 8th.  Sunday School classes resume at 9:30 for both youth and adults.  Then the youth will receive their attendance awards and third grade bibles during the 10:30 worship service.  So, come and join in the fun and fellowship!  We “HOPE” to see you there!

UMW Nut Sales: pre-orders for cases end Aug. 25th

Hope United Methodist UMW’s NUT SALE is taking pre-orders NOW.  Pre-orders of cases (12 bags per case) must be made before AUGUST 25th.  If you want to make sure you get enough for your holiday baking and gift giving, be sure to call Linda @ 712-335-3331 or Audrey at 712-857-3546 soon!

Check out the August Newsletter

Just a reminder that the August newsletter HOPE HAPPENINGS is posted under the Newsletter tab and the monthly calendar is posted under the Calendar tab.  Be sure to mark your calendars so you don’t miss anything!

Here is a shortcut to the newsletter:  August Newsletter 2019

And here is a snapshot of the August calendar:

Free Saturday Night Supper this Saturday, July 20th

Join us for our Free Saturday Night Supper this Saturday, July 20th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at Hope UMC in Pocahontas. And spread the word so others know that they are welcome to join us for the food, fun, and fellowship – – which includes playing Bingo!  We ‘HOPE” to see you there!

Potato Bake Fundraiser

Potato Bake Fundraiser

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Baked Potato Bar

after worship at the Pocahontas Center

Heifer Project, Freewill Donation

     Sponsored by the Mission Team

Heifer International has provided needy families around the world with livestock ranging from water buffalo to bees as a stepping stone to self-sufficiency.


VBS “Press On” 2019 was a huge success!


What a great VBS Day Camp week!!!!!  We had 61 campers and teen helpers throughout the week! The Ingham Okoboji Team was wonderful and did a great job helping us to PRESS ON and depend on God through songs, games, skits, stories, and art projects.

Also, throughout the week, the kids brought in monetary donations to send to The United Methodist Church in Hornick, IA. During the spring floods, they lost everything in their church basement, including all of the materials they use for their Kids Club Program. Our day campers (with a little help from their parents and our generous congregation) were able to raise over $300 to help them purchase what they need to start their program back up !!! Such a great way to share God’s love with others!

We ended our fun week on Thursday night with a Summit Supper Celebration, which included a hot dog supper (we served 100 ), a wonderful program, and some messy fun with whipped cream! Lots of fun was had by all!!!

All of this could not be possible without the help of SO many who were willing to share their time, donations, and prayers. Thank you to all who helped in any way.

We would like to especially thank Tim and Elaine Cook for once again opening their home and hearts to Evan, Kendra, Zoe, Kirsten, and Andrea, the Ingham Okoboji Team. Also, thank you to Elaine and Margaret Nomann for their behind the scenes computer expertise and for creating our power point for the program Thursday night that highlighted our great week!!!. Finally, a big thank you to Beth Wiemers, for sharing her creative gifts and painting such beautiful decor for us….it truly added to the fun for our week!!

We are so blessed to have a church family that supports VBS in so many ways each year!!!

The Education Team