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Don’t forget to “Spring Forward!”

Remember to set your clocks up an hour tonight as it is Daylight Saving’s Time!    So, even though we will lose an hour of sleep, we will gain an hour of daylight!   Let His light shine in!!   We “HOPE” to see you in the morning.

Remember:  The 8:30 worship service is at the Havelock Center @  and then at the Pocahontas Center at 10:30.




8:30 Worship begins at Havelock Center

Remember that our new Spring Worship Schedule begins tomorrow:

Our 8:30 worship will be at the Havelock Center during March – April & May.

Sunday School continues at the Poky Center at 9:30 am.

The second worship service is at 10:30 at the Poky Center.

We “HOPE” to see you there!

Chair Volleyball Tournament – Sunday, Feb. 25

Fun & Fellowship is hosting our first 2018 Chair Volleyball Tournament this Sunday, Feb. 25th at 4:00 with Evangelical Covenant Church of Pomeroy.

This is open to EVERYONE & ANYONE who wants some crazy fun!  Those who are veteran players (aka:  played more than once!) and those first-time players (aka: chair -WHAT?!?!) will have a blast bouncing the beach ball within the blue boundaries!

The two biggest challenges?

  • Keeping your bottom ON the chair at all times!
  • Not hitting the ball too hard!

So, grab a friend, a neighbor, your spouse, your cousin, your co-worker, your pet dog (just kidding!) and come for some fitness, fun, and fellowship!

We “HOPE” to see you there!


Lenten Season Begins!

Well, Lenten Season has officially began with Ash Wednesday today.  Enjoy the Chuck knows Church video that explains the meaning of Lent.

So, let’s take this Lenten Season to reflect, recharge, and renew our commitment to Christ!  It’s the very least we can do after what He has done for us!


Jesus loves you!

Youth Group Challenge – Wednesday, Jan. 24th

Okay, the line has been drawn – – or taped – – on the floor!

The Hope UMC Youth meet  this Wednesday night, January 24th at 6:30, and they have challenged the rest of us (aka:  the “non-youth!”)  to a chair volleyball tournament!

So, grab your shoes and let’s show them how it’s done!  Oh, and don’t forget to invite a friend, neighbor, or someone to come along to join the fun and fellowship!  So, it’s a win-win all the way around!

Who knows… we may even get a little work-out in the process!

We “HOPE” to see you there!!  🙂




Mobile Food Pantry – Wednesday, Jan. 24th

The Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Expo Center in Pocahontas this Wednesday, January 24th. Please pass the word!

  • Volunteers are needed at 11:30 am to help unload the truck
  • Volunteers are again needed from 4:15 – 6:00 for the food distribution (which is from 4:30 – 6:00)
  • AND, strong volunteers (you don’t have to be burly and brawny!) are needed after 6:00 pm to help load the pallets back onto the truck!  If you need your daily workout, this may be just for you!!

Please share this with others, and we “HOPE” to see you there!  Share this with others, because no one should go hungry in Pocahontas County!

Let’s go to the Movie! :-)

If you are looking for something fun to do, go the the movie “Let There Be Light” at the Rialto Theatre this week. Maybe we can even get a group to go to the matinee after church on Sunday?? Check out the trailer below to find out more about it! We “HOPE” to see you there!

Click here to see the trailer:    Let There Be Light Trailer

New worship time begins at Poky this Sunday

Starting Sunday, January 7th, there will be a new worship service schedule for Hope UMC.  The 8:30 worship service at Plover will remain the same.  The worship service that follows at Pocahontas will now begin at 10:30 instead of 10:00.  Sunday school at the Pocahontas Center will begin at 9:30 instead of 9:00.

This will allow for extra travel time for the pastor on wintery, Iowa roads, as well as, allow her to fellowship with others at the early service.   So, mark your calendars with this new change!!