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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
* Worship and Communion Service (hybrid) - 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
This coming Sunday (first Sunday after Epiphany) will be also the Communion Sunday. If you would like to join the Table from your place, please prepare your elements beforehand. During the service, we will also welcome our new members who made their decisions to be one of us. We will have a special Liturgy of Belonging during the service. You can download the liturgy and have it at hand, if you would like to join the service from your place (download the liturgy). After the worship service, around 12:15 pm, we will have the Congregational Conversation Part Two in the Ray Hall (Fellowship Hall). You can also tune in online via Zoom. We would like to have your voice heard.
Join Congregational Conversation Part Two Zoom Meeting (click the link)
Meeting ID: 840 3690 3903
Passcode: 882387
Our January Special Offering goes to Pastoral Emergency Fund. You can give your special offering by mentioning it on the envelop or choose "Special Monthly Offering" via the online giving page. Here is more instructions for you (click the link).
"Happy Birthday" Edith Yokley  (January 10)  Our wish for you on your birthday, whatever you ask may you receive, whatever you seek may you find, whatever you wish may it be fulfilled on your birthday and always.
Up-Coming UCHP Events
based on Central Standard Time
This coming Sunday (January 8th), after the worship service, we will have the Congregational Conversation Part Two in the Ray Hall (Fellowship Hall). You can join in-person or tune in online via Zoom. 
Join Zoom Meeting (click the link)
Meeting ID: 840 3690 3903
Passcode: 882387

Please prepare to attend this conversation. Every voice counts.
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).
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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