HOPE
UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
St. Louis, Missouri
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Upcoming Events and Seasonal Sports Schedules

 

Sunday, November 26
Advent Wreath Workshop in Fellowship Hall at 9:15 a.m.
Children and their families are invited to make their own Advent wreaths during the Sunday School hour. There’s a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the church office. For more information, please contact Linda Aranda.

 

Tuesday, November 28
“Parables” Bible Study in the Chapel Narthex at 7:00 p.m.
We offer monthly Tuesday evening gatherings for in-depth studies of the Bible and our faith. “A parable can help us comprehend God better, know ourselves more realistically, change what we value, and deal with people in healthier relationships” (author Richard J. Henderson). Contact Pastor Sarah for more information.

 

Saturday, December 2
Breakfast with Santa in Fellowship Hall at 10:00 a.m.

Please join us for our annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast with Santa where children get to make crafts, assemble food for Rudolph and the gang and shop for family members in Santa’s $1 Shop. Santa will also sit for pictures with the kids! The cost of the event is $5 per person ages 3 and up; children under 3 are free. We need many ‘elves’ to make this event a success. Please consider volunteering to help. Shifts run from 9:00-10:30 and 10:30-12:00. Reservations can be made on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the church office or by calling/emailing Autum Jennings. Volunteers can also sign up on the bulletin board or by calling/emailing Autum.

 

Saturday, December 2
Hanging of the Greens in the Sanctuary and Chapel at 11:30 a.m.

Following Breakfast with Santa, please consider staying to help decorate the sanctuary and chapel for Christmas! Please join us for fellowship and fun as we decorate for the Christmas season. There’s a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the church office.

 

Sunday, December 3 – First Sunday of Advent
Jim Threlkeld Celebration in the Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.
We celebrate Jim’s 20th anniversary as Director of Music and Organist here at Hope! There will be a guest organist, a guest pianist and special music. A cake reception will follow the service.

 

Wednesday, December 6
Breakfast Ministry Work Day at Epiphany United Church of Christ at 7:40 a.m.
Epiphany United Church of Christ in the Benton Park Neighborhood of South City serves a free breakfast to low income families every Wednesday morning. The first Wednesday of every month Hope UCC supplies the volunteers and covers the cost of food. The morning begins with food preparation at 7:40 a.m., breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and ends around 10:15 a.m. after kitchen clean up.

 

Sunday, December 10 – Second Sunday of Advent
Youth Christmas Play in the Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.
We invite youth and children to participate as actors in the one-act play, ‘The Reluctant Shepherd.’ A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board outside the church office. For more information, please contact Linda Aranda.

 

Sunday, December 10
McCann Family Christmas Open House between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

All are welcome to drop by the home of Pastor Sarah and her family in Webster Groves for this festive 15th annual occasion. Good food and fellowship will be had by all! The McCann’s large Nativity collection will be on display. And, as usual, they have several new ones!

 

Tuesday, December 12
Lunch Bunch Group Meets at Favazza's at 11:30 a.m.
The Lunch Bunch group meets for lunch and fellowship. All are welcome! We carpool from church at 11:15 a.m. or meet at the restaurant at 11:30. The restaurant address is 5201 Southwest Ave., St. Louis, MO 63139. There’s a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board outside the church office or call the office if you would like to participate. Questions? Contact Pastor Sarah.

 

Sunday, December 17 – Third Sunday of Advent
One Service Only – Annual Christmas Carol Festival in the Sanctuary
at 10:30 a.m.
(This Week – No Service in the Chapel at 8:15 a.m.)

 

Sunday, December 24 – Fourth Sunday of Advent
One Morning Service Only – Worship Service in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.
(This Week – No Service in the Chapel at 8:15 a.m.)

Family Candlelight Worship Service in the Sanctuary at 4:00 p.m.
Lessons and Carols Candlelight Worship Service in the Sanctuary at 10:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, December 31
One Service Only – Worship Service in the Sanctuary at 10:30 a.m.
(This Week – No Service in the Chapel at 8:15 a.m.)

 

Dartball Games
Tuesday Nights – season begins in September and continues through March.
Contact the church office for details. Click here for 2017-2018 Schedule

 

Co-ed Volleyball Games
Friday Nights and Sunday – season begins in October and continues through March.
Contact the church office for details. Click here for 2017 Fall Schedule

 

Co-ed Softball Games
Friday Nights – season begins in May and continues through August.
Contact the church office for details. Click here for the 2017 Summer Schedule