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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!

It’s Official! We have a full-time pastor!

Hope UMC is excited to announce that Pastor Kristine Frank has officially been assigned to serve our church! All good things come to those who wait!

Come join us for worship at Havelock @ 8:30 or at Poky @ 10:00 to officially welcome our new pastor!  We “HOPE” to see you there!

Hope UMC Church is CANCELLED (April 15, 2018)

There will be NO CHURCH at Hope UMC today, Sunday, April 15th, due to our Spring Blizzard!

Please help pass the word!

Stay home and stay safe!!

NOTE Change in Services for tomorrow, Sunday, April 15th

Please note these changes for Hope UMC tomorrow, Sunday, April 15, 2018:

  • No worship service at Havelock @ 8:30 am
  • No Sunday School classes at Poky @ 9:30 am

There WILL BE worship at 10:30 am at the Poky Center at this point.  Watch here for any updates/changes.

Stay safe and be careful when you go out and about!

Amazing Grace – in unique versions!

Gotta love the gift of both music and laughter!!   Enjoy, and I dare you not to laugh!!  🙂

Good Friday Services

Join us for the ecumenical Good Friday worship services at St. Peter Lutheran Church tonight (March 30th) at 7:00.

God loved us enough  that He sent his only son to die for all of our sins…so that we could be with him forever.  Now that’s love!