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* Lectionary Bible Study (online only this week) - 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
* Worship Service (online only this week) - 11:00 am
Download the worship bulletin.  Join from home on Facebook and YouTube.
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
Please be reminded that there will be no in-person on New Year's Day Service (Sunday, January 1, 2023). Please join the "New Year’s Meditation with Pastor Charlene Hill" on our Facebook page (link) or YouTube channel (link)  Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 11 am CST. Or, you can also find it on our church website and social media platforms. This Sunday morning, the Lectionary Bible Study will be only online. Please tune in via Zoom (link), or using Meeting ID: 895 7905 3221 / Passcode: 095084.
Pastor Charlene Hill will be on vacation and will be out of the office December 26, 2022 - January 6, 2023. if you have any pastoral need, please contact the church office.
"Happy Birthday" Judy Lampkins (January 3)  We hope you have a fabulous birthday and that the year ahead is full of many blessings. Enjoy your special day. 
Up-Coming UCHP Events
based on Central Standard Time
Contemporary Issues Foretaste: Leadership for the Missional Church is written by our very own Rev. Paul M. Dietterich. We have too often missed the point that it is the community of faith, the church, that is called to be a sign, instrument, and in particular a foretaste of the reign of God. So, what would an appetizer of God's coming reign look like anyway? The focus of this book is not only on what a church does but how it goes about doing what it does. To join on Zoom (link).
Ch. 11 Tasting the Kingdom (the last chapter of this book).

Meeting ID: 880 4431 3543 
Notes from the Congregational Conversation Part One
and the Appeal For The Children Community Fund Campaign
Dear Congregation:
    We began a conversation on Sunday (see notes below). We hope to continue on Sunday, January 8, 2023. We need your help. Please use templates to mail to family, friends, community and business members. Help us get Little People Day Care pen by improving our building. We appreciate and love each of you. Pastor Charlene Hill & UCHP Council  
    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 (Note from Nevin Hedlund)!
    Why are we at UCHP doing all this work? Because this expresses our mission. We are a church located in the heart of the city, on our way together, doing our best to serve one another and our neighborhood. Our neighborhood needs more pre-school centers for young children. We have a building which we view as a resource for ministry, therefore we can help. So we are upgrading our building for early childhood education. We have invested heavily to make our building much safer.  We have met new fire code and other standards. We have upgraded our heating system, many classrooms, and prepared this old building for a new ministry. We have done all this because we are followers of Jesus, the only great religious leader who made a place for children among his followers (note from Rev. Paul Dietterich).
* 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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