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Promotion Sunday – Sunday School Classes resume this Sunday, Sept. 9th

Join us this Sunday (Sept. 9th) at Hope UMC  in Pocahontas as Sunday School classes resume at 9:30 am!  Youth will start up in Fellowship Hall for donuts and juice, and then head down to their classes.

There is also an adult class happening at the same time. Coffee will be ready @ 9:15 and class begins at 9:30.  (Our donuts will be downstairs!)

At 10:30 worship, we will have PROMOTION SUNDAY, and students, will receive  their certificate of attendance awards from last year, and the new third graders will be given their new bibles from the church.

We are excited to start all our Fall activities resume!! We “HOPE” to see you there! Please help spread the word!!


Hope UMC’s Farewell Service at Plover – Sept. 2, 2018

Thanks to Jeanne S for videotaping this service for those who could not be there!   And thanks for all of you who were able to share in the special day.  This church’s legacy will live on in the hearts of many who go forth and do God’s will!

Phil & Pam Morgan in Concert – Sunday, Aug. 26

Be sure to invite your family, friends, and neighbors to join you for our Sunday morning worship on August 26th at 10:30 am in Pocahontas.  There will only be one worship service this day, and a freewill offering will be taken for the Morgan’s that day in addition to our regular Sunday offering.

Gospel music recording artists Phil & Pam Morgan will  sharing their national “AMEN” Ministry Tour.  The couple’s message is summed up in their signature song, Take a Stand – a triumphant theme considering Pam was once told she would never stand on her own, much less walk again.

The husband and wife team from Kansas City, MO began singing together full-time in 1996, but their ministry came to an abrupt halt Sunday afternoon, June 4th, 2000, when the couple’s van crashed into a bridge. Pam was thrown onto the roadside, suffering numerous injuries including a broken neck that left her completely paralyzed from the chest down. Top surgeons said she would never feel or move most of her body again. The couple immediately began a prayer chain from their website that soon circled the globe. Much to the doctor’s amazement, feeling and movement began to gradually return to Pam’s lifeless limbs. In one year she progressed from being wheelchair bound to walking unassisted. The specialists still have no explanation for Pam’s miraculous recovery, but the Morgan’s attribute her healing to the power of God. Exactly one year after the accident, Phil and Pam walked into a Nashville studio to record Living Proof. Phil, an award-winning songwriter, composed all the songs on that CD as well as many recordings that followed.

“When tragedy struck our family, God was the only One who got us through,” Pam said. “My prayer is that through our story and music, others will be motivated to walk with God every day, no matter what life brings.”

You won’t want to miss this great music ministry!  We “HOPE” to see you and your friends there!

Mobile Food Pantry today – Tuesday, July 31

Please remind everyone that the MOBILE FOOD PANTRY will be at the Expo Center this TUESDAY, July 31st (not the normal Wednesday) from 4:30 – 6:00.

Volunteers are needed to help unload the truck @ 11:30 am and again to help distribute food from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. This is a great way to literally serve others! We “HOPE” to see you there!

“Sundae Sunday” – Meet & Greet Pastor Kris

Please join us for “Sundae Sunday” this coming Sunday, July 29th from 6:30-8:00 pm. This will be a casual meet and greet for our “new” pastor – Pastor Kris Frank. We already know Pastor Kris, but we hope that you will be able to attend to help us officially welcome her to Hope UMC as our new full time pastor. We “HOPE” to see you there!

Save the date: Sundaes on Sunday, July 29th for Pastor Kris

Save the date for this fun upcoming event:

Join us for “Sundaes” on Sunday, July 29th from 6:30-8:00 pm.  This will be a casual meet and greet for our “new” pastor – Pastor Kris Frank. We already know Pastor Kris, but we hope that you will be able to attend to welcome her to Hope UMC as our new full time pastor. We “HOPE” to see you there!!

It’s VBS Day Camp Week!!!!

Well, VBS Day Camp is off to a great start!  The four camp counselors from Okoboji arrived on Sunday evening, and have been busy helping our youth “SEEK FIRST!”   Come and join the Bon Voyage Party on Thursday night @ 6:00 to see what the youth have learned!!  We “HOPE” to see you there!

VBS Theme

VBS Youth gathering for opening activites


The baggage department at “SEEK FIRST” Airlines!  🙂

Church Camp – – it’s not too late to sign up for the BEST. WEEK. EVER!

Sign up for Church Camp!
It’s not too late to sign up for the Best. Week. Ever! Check out the available camps near us at Okoboji UMC Camp @ or stop by the church office to pick up a camp brochure. And there are other UMC camps, so check out all the options! Call the church office if you need more information!


Save the Date for VBS and spread the Word!

Help spread the word about our upcoming VBS program on June 25th – 28th.  We are asking that you please help children get their registration forms filled in and back to the church office ASAP… hopefully by June 8th.  Early registration is very helpful in planning.   Registration forms are available the Public Libraries, or you can download  and print the registration link: VBS 2018 Registration form.  So, invite your friends, neighbors, and grand-kids to grab a registration form and sign up today!

We also ask that you be praying for the children who will be attending VBS, the camp staff, as well as, those serving and helping to bring this special week together.

We HOPE” to see you and your friends all there!!

Summer Worship Schedule starts Sunday, June 3rd

Our summer worship schedule begins this Sunday, June 3rd.

The 8:30 a.m. worship service will be at PLOVER all summer.

The 10:30 a.m. worship service will be at POCAHONTAS.

(Sunday School will resume next September in Poky.)

Come join us at whichever worship service fits best in your schedule.    We “HOPE” to see you there!