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* Lectionary Bible Study (hybrid) - 9:30 am
For those interested in attending our Lectionary Bible Study on Sunday, please know that you can click on the link to see information to prepare for the Bible Study in advance. Join in person in the Library or Join on Zoom.
Meeting ID: 895 7905 3221 / Passcode: 095084
* Youth Connect (in-person) - 11:00 am
* Worship Service (hybrid) - 11:00 am
Zoom dial: 1-312-626-6799 (Chicago) 
Our church is an LGBTQ+ inclusive congregation and welcomes all God's children, no matter where you are in the journey. We are a member of the Open and Affirming Coalition (UCC), Reconciling Ministries Network (UMC), and More Light Presbyterians (PCUSA). Visit our Affirming Ministries page (link) for our Open and Affirming Statement and Covenant, events, video recaps, and more information.
United News
Thanks to everyone who attended United Annual Congregational meeting last Sunday, both in-person and online. The congregation discussed the present and future of United. If you still have thoughts or ideas about our fundraising project, please contact the church office by email ( or any Church Council members. You can also download the fundraising letter and send to your friends (here is the link). This month is also the Black History Month, you can find related events to attend to. Please consider to join the Laity Convocation - Thinking Outside the Church this coming Saturday. Registration is needed. (see Ecumenical News section)
Our February Special Offering goes to Youth Ministry. Your donation can be mailed or placed into the offering plate either as a check or in a pew envelope labeled "Special Monthly Offering" We also offer online giving (click the link). Thank you.
If you would like to have your copy of Annual Report 2022, Church Directory, or a copy of photo of our new members, please contact the church office.
Up-Coming UCHP Events
based on Central Standard Time
We will be preparing sandwiches for the Night Ministry next Wednesday (February 15th). Please contact  the church office if you would like to join.  We will  arrange a specific time to pick up your sandwiches. Besides, we have to wrap the sandwiches in individual zip bags and place them together back in the original toast bag. Do not mix the sandwiches with the fruit or in paper bags. (click for more info and video demonstration)
Contact the church office if you would like to participate.
Contemporary Issues: The Light We Carry - Overcoming in Uncertain Times, written by Michelle Obama. The group will meet Thursday  February  16th,  at 11 am, online. Get your book and join our conversation. All are welcome, no matter which chapter you are reading.  To join on Zoom (link)
Section: Ch. 2 and 3
Meeting ID: 880 4431 3543 
Save the date. More information is coming soon!
Ecumenical News
Please consider to join this event hosed by the Northern Illinois Conference (United Methodist Church) for Laity Convocation 2023 online or at one of our three in-person locations: New Lenox UMC, Barrington UMC, and Disciples UCM in Mt. Morris. The theme is Thinking Outside the Church, Making Ministry Happen. We will be focusing on ways to reach out to our communities. A highlight will be to hear from our new resident Bishop - Bishop Dan Schwerin. FEBRUARY 11, 2023, from 9:00 AM  to 12: 30PM.
(1) Barrington UMC - 98 Algonquin Rd., Barrington, IL
(2) Disciples UMC - 102 Maple Avenue, Mount Morris, IL
(3) New Lenox UMC - 339 W Haven Ave, New Lennox, IL.
You can find more information and register to this event at this page (click the link).
Wesley United Methodist Church's Black History Month Gospel Music Festival!
The event will be held at 3 pm Sunday, February 19, 2023 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 201 East 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60619. Among those performing will be Pastor Troy and the Redeemed Gospel Singers, The Tones of Joy, The Travelers of Zion and, of course, Wesley's own Praise Team!
Wider church invited into ‘play space’ with the GMP – interactive, creative sessions on future issues (UCC)
When you get some new technology — a new phone, a computer upgrade or this year’s automobile — don’t you want to play with it to see what it can do? That’s the idea behind a series of one-hour sessions that the United Church of Christ National Setting is calling “Create Play space with the President.”
On Wednesdays from February through May, Dorhauer has arranged eight different conversations, each with a unique topic and facilitator. And, he said, the interactive experience will be just as important as the discussion. In each session, he hopes to gather “a fully engaged, interactive audience to share the latest thinking about what is happening to give shape to a future in which we (the UCC) matter.” Dorhauer will lead the first and last conversation. All will take place at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT). Here’s the complete list by date, noting topics and facilitators:

Feb. 15 — What is the best or most exciting tech innovation you are incorporating into your ministry and how is it changing your future?
Provocateur: The Rev. John C. Dorhauer, UCC general minister and president. Register here (click link).
To view the complete topics, please visit this webpage (click link).
Appeal For The Children Community Fund Campaign
Appeal For The Children Community Fund Campaign: Below is a mission close to my heart. As a member of the United Church of Hyde Park, I am looking for your advice and support to complete our goal of bringing needed childcare services to our community. Can you please spread the word to your friends and family during these closing weeks of the year. Thank you for your help! See you in the New Year! The United Church of Hyde Park and Little People Learning have been working to bring a daycare facility to the Hyde Park neighborhood over the last 18 months. We are close to our goal to open early in 2023. The funding for the project is almost complete. Please help us finish the job!
* You can download the Google Doc Template of Appeal For The Children Community Fund Campaign, and share with your friends, here is the link (link updated).
Visit our social media and church website for more information and meet new friends!
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