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Hope UMC Mission Trip to Big Creek Mission in Kentucky – July 2016

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Mission trip teamMission Completed!  On our way home from Big Creek Missions in Kentucky!

 

Fun with Chair Volleyball at Evangelical Covenant – Jan. 2016

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Pocahontas Sunday School Christmas Program – Dec. 2015

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Food and Fellowship after an evening of caroling – Dec. 2015

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Decorating for Advent/Christmas –  Nov/Dec 2015

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Soup & Pie Supper ~ November 2015

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Our new Church Sign is beautifully landscaped!!  (July 2015)

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VBS 2015:  TRANSFORMED!  (June 20 – 23)

 

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7098The fabulous camp counselors who lead our VBS!  What an awesome week!

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7059Snacks:  building block – – what students can do with only God’s guidance!  🙂

 

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RAGBRAI & Hope UMC changing childhood literacy (July 20, 2015)

thirteenWe couldn’t have asked for a more perfect pair to help promote our purpose:  raising money for books to increase children’s literacy!

 

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Dixie Gottsch (right) visits with RAGBRAI riders who are relaxing at our food stand.

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Heritage Days Parade – June 2015

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Hope UMC Work Day – June 6, 2015

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Hope UMC’s grads during Pocahontas Center’s worship – May 17, 2015

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Our PAC grads of 2015 at our Senior Recognition Potluck on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  (Bryce Long, another Hope UMC senior, was unable to attend.)

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Thanks to all the helping hands who makes Wednesday School at Plover the fun discipleship training that it is!  (May 2015)

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Hope UMC Confirmation Class 2015:

Front row: Gage Bunda, Breyanne Minkler, Logan Poss, Maja White, Ryan Speer.
Middle row: Colton Freeburg, Jordan Beneke. 
Back row: Cole Bennett, Braxton Long, Joe Hopkins, Pastor Jerry Miller.       (Photo by Susan Oehlertz) April 2015

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Youth Group Fun – including Chair Volleyball!  (January 2015)

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Christmas Program “Christmas Letter”- Poky Center (Dec. 2014)

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Joy Bells @ Christmas Program – Poky Center (Dec. 2014)

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Christmas Program  at the Plover Center (Dec. 2014)

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Christmas Caroling – – December 2014

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Ecumenical Choir at our Thanksgiving Service (Nov. 2014)

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Church skit for Laity Sunday – – Fall 2014

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This is the beautiful quilt that Judy and Ray Timan made and donated to our district Ingathering this fall…. and Pastor Jerry and Amy are the new proud owners!  Thanks for sharing your handiwork, Judy, on behalf of our church!  (Oct. 2014)

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Celebrating Wednesday School @ the Plover Center – – October 2014

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Joy Bells, directed by Linda Ferguson – – October 2014

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Plover Center Wednesday School – Healthy Walk Iowa (Fall 2014)

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Check out our new Church Sign!!  Whoo hoo!  (October 2014)

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Crop Walk – September 21, 2014

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The faithful kitchen crew waiting to serve treats to the weary walkers!

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Jungle Safari – June 2014:  A fantastic adventure with almost 70 kids!  What a GREAT week!

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The Safari Crew learned stories focusing on God as creator, provider, protector, Savior & King!!

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And of course, what would we do without fun crafts, crafts…..

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…. and more crafts!!  A great time, a great adventure, and a GREAT GOD!

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And of course, what would VBS be without fun music??  🙂

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In all things, including games, focus and try your best – – especially when you are on a Jungle Safari!

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And there are always action-packed adventures along the way!

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We could not have a great VBS without our dedicated youth helpers, as you can see!  🙂

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Heritage Days Parade on June 28th, 2014:

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Congratulations to Brandon, Bethany, & Matthew… three of our graduating seniors from Hope UMC!

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The Missions Committee of Hope UMC hosted a baby shower to raise funds for layette kits.  Beautiful hand-knitted sweaters will be included in the kits.   (May 2014)

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The Praise Band played the postlude on Palm Sunday (April 2014)

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Pastor Jerry sharing a children’s sermon on Palm Sunday  (April 2014)

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Processing with palm branches on Palm Sunday!  Alleluia, Hosanna!  (April 2014)

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Okoboji Camp Director Brian Johnson sharing with the youth on Camp Sunday (April 2014)

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Zachary sharing what going to church camp meant to him  (Camp Sunday, April 2014)

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Okoboji Camp director, Brian Johnson, sharing his message during Camp Sunday  (April 2014)

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Joy Bells, the youth bell choir directed by Linda F., ringing in praise at the Lutheran Church  (March 2014)

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Our first-ever Phone-a-thon to contact our members:  everyone is at their station and ready to call!  🙂  (March 2014)

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Dedicated helpers during our first ever Phone-a-thon in March!  Thanks, everyone!

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Sunday School Youth sharing their musical talent – March 2014

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The Mission Committee had a successful Baked Potato Bar in February for the PETs project.  Below are some of the kitchen crew:

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The Middle School Youth Group was busy making valentine cards, which they then delivered to Arlington Place – – along with cookies!  (Feb. 2014)

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One of our adult classes was blessed by our international guest Amy Lee.  We hope she will come back and join us again!  (Feb. 2014)

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A captive crowd of kids during the children’s sermon on Jan. 26, 2014:

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Plover Center Christmas Program (December 2013)

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Our annual Soup & Pie Supper – Fall 2013:  Man Powered chili makers – – literally!

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Many hands are needed in the kitchen to keep up with all those dirty dishes during Soup & Pie Supper.

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And we are thankful for young feet to help us serve, clear, carry, and help!!

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And our pie selection was more than low as our annual Soup & Pie Supper neared the end, but we made it!

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Fun & Fellowship after Plover Christmas Program (2012)

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