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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

Beautiful day worshiping in the Park with our newly confirmed members

It was a perfect day for Worship in the Park last Sunday! Thanks to everyone to attended and to those who helped make it happen! It was great to worship in God’s majesty!

It was a spectalar day to worship and welcome our newly confirmed church members!  Welcome to the family of Hope UMC!


Worship in the Park & Confirmation Sunday, June 16th

Join us on Sunday, June 16th as we have only ONE worship service and it will be at Meredith Park in Plover (also known as the Plover Pit) at 10:30 am.  The confirmation class will be confirmed at this service.

We will also have a picnic potluck following worship, so remember to grab a couple of chairs to sit on and some picnic food to share.   It is a triple blessing… worshipping God in his wonderful creation, welcoming our new confirmands into our church family, and of course celebrating the  blessings of our fathers.  Now, that’s a great day!!

Register now for Hope UMC VBS Day Camp on June 24th – June 27th

It’s time to register for Hope UMC’s Vacation Bible School’s PRESS ON Day Camp!  The poster below gives all the details, and if you need a registration form, please click on this link: VBS REGISTRATION FORM.  You can either download & print a copy to fill out and drop off at the church office or you can fill it out online.  To fill it out online, be sure to downloadSAVE IT to your computer first since it is a fillable PDF.   If you fill it out online, you can email it back to the church at and simply attach the registration form(s).    Remember, you will need to complete a registration form for each child attending no matter which method you use.

**Get a prize if you register by June 14th!! 


We HOPE to see you there!!  And bring a friend along to join the fun!

Joy Bells

We had the pleasure of having the Joy Bells handbell choir share their musical talents during worship this past Sunday. It was such a blessing! Thanks, Linda Ferguson and youth, for sharing your gift of music with us!

Click on the link below to listen to them play!!

Easter at Hope UMC