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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
                                                      Organ Music for Lent
The organ music today comes from another American composer, Paul Manz. The piece is a quiet arrangement of “In the Cross of Christ I Glory,” which can be found in our hymnal number 295. This hymn text is written by Sir John Bowring (1792-1872), a Unitarian world traveler who could reportedly converse in 100 different languages. The title of this hymn was engraved on his tombstone.
Please also enter the sanctuary five minutes earlier and prepare ourselves.
United! It's that time again, Daylight Saving Time 2023 begins at 2:00 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 12th. Clocks will "Spring Forward."
Our March Special Offering goes to One Great Hour of Sharing (PCUSA). Each week, an one minute story regarding the purpose and usage of this special offering will be included in the newsletter. So that you can know better about where your donation goes. 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.
A New Day for Farmworkers (week two story)
Lupe Gonzalo understands all too well the hardscrabble life of a farmworker. She often had to wake up at 4 or 5 o’clock in the morning to travel to a farm, where she was handed a bucket and told to fill that bucket as many times as humanly possible during the day.

“That’s your job,” she said. “That’s what you’re there to do. And when you’re doing this work, sometimes you aren’t given the time to stop, take a break, to drink some water or to just gather yourself.”

While all farmworkers are subject to exploitation, women are especially vulnerable.

“For farmworker women, one of the main things that they have faced is sexual harassment and sexual violence in the workplace, which can be verbal but also physical,” Lupe said. “The women don’t really have an option of speaking out for themselves, because often if you do, you run the risk of losing your job. And if you lose that job, you’re not able to put food on your family’s table.” 

But Lupe’s and thousands of farmworkers’ lives were made better, thanks to the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a worker-based human rights organization. CIW is a partner of the Presbyterian Hunger Program, a ministry supported by our gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing. 
We joined the Communion Table together last Sunday. Our Music Director added a few timeless decorations in our sanctuary.
Up-Coming UCHP Events
based on Central Standard Time
We will be preparing sandwiches for the Night Ministry next Wednesday (March 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  March  16th,  at 11 am, online. purchase your book from your favorite bookstore and join our conversation. All are welcome, no matter which chapter you are reading.  To join on Zoom (link). 
Section: Ch. 6 and 7
Meeting ID: 880 4431 3543 
The Congregational Conversation part three will be on March 19.
Ecumenical News
Council of Bishops President, Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton, delivered his midterm State of The United Methodist Church Address last week (UMC). He called on United Methodists to become a reclaimed, revived and renewed people of God. Dig deeper into the message with a discussion guide offering Scripture readings and opportunities to engage in conversations with other United Methodists on key points from the address.
* full text,
* video 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).
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