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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!!

Church Services Cancelled

Church services at Hope UMC in both Plover and Pocahontas are CANCELLED for tomorrow, Dec. 31st, due to the sub-zero temperatures. Please stay in and stay warm, and we look forward to seeing you next year! Blessings to you and yours!

As we prepare for the New Year, let us not forget that Christ is with us each and every day.  May we remember to have Him usher in the New Year with us!

Worship with us on Christmas Eve

This is a beautiful version of the song, “Mary did you know?”  And, yes, she did!  🙂

Let’s make sure we don’t overlook the true meaning of Christmas in our attempt to “get ready” for the holidays.

Join us for our regular morning worship this Sunday at 8:30 in Plover and at 10:00 in Poky. We will also have our Candlelight Worship Service on Christmas Eve at 5:30 in Poky. Please join us as we celebrate the birth of Christ our Savior.

Preparing our Hearts

As the countdown to Christmas draws near, remember that when Christ was born, so was our HOPE!