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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 (Fellowship Hall) - 11:00 am
* Sunday Worship (Hybrid) - 11:00 am
Download the worship bulletin.  Join from home on Facebook and YouTube.
* Pop-up Movie (Fellowship Hall) - 12:30 pm
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 week will be the first Sunday of Advent and we will be lighting the Advent Candle - Hope. After the worship service, everyone is invited to join the Pop-up Movie in the Fellowship Hall. We will watch Home Alone (1990) together. $5 for popcorn and pizza! The Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council invite all of us to join the Thanksgiving Celebration online, at 11 am, Thursday (November 24). Here is the link to the streaming (click the link).  Last Saturday, a day before Transgender Day of Remembrance, an LGBTQ-friendly club in Colorado was targeted when people were observing TDOR together. That massacre took at least five lives away from us. Open and Affirming Coalition released a Pastoral Prayer Letter for whoever needs it (click the link). We shall keep LGBTQ siblings in our hearts and prayer.
We gather on this day to be thankful for what we have, for the family we love, the friends we cherish, and for the blessings that will come. Every year, we have a special Thanksgiving Offering. If you would like to participate, you may do so by using the Thanksgiving Offering envelope inserted in our Sunday, November 27th bulletin. Please label your check for “Thanksgiving or through Easytithe” Thank you in advance for your contribution. 
"Happy Birthday" Hope Suber (November 28) and Steven Syers (November 30). Wishing the both of you wonderful Birthday! 
Our November Special Offering goes to Experimental Food Station - Market Box. Market Box crowd-funds to bulk-buy produce from across the midwest, and distributes over 420 bags of food each month to our network of families on the South Side. Their twice-monthly, volunteer-led distribution days are based at First Presbyterian Church in Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Together, we seek to build a local food system rooted in mutuality and community care. They tapped existing networks and partnered with other mutual aid projects, like Washington Park’s People’s Grab-N-Go to sign up our neighbors. Their network now holds over 450 households, self-identified as Black and low-income. With every bag of food, their work toward two goals: to get fresh produce to our neighbors and to support farms across the midwest. You can learn more about their work on the website (click link).
Event Recap
Several folks joined the in-person event last Saturday, The Trans List and our responses. The discussion went well and very informative. If you missed the event, here is the link to the discussion recap (click the link). It will be helpful if you also catch up with the documentary (click the link) on HBO. You can also learn more about the Affirming Ministries at our church on the website (click the link).
Up-Coming UCHP Events
based on Central Standard Time
November 27th, 2022 @ 12:30 pm Fellowship Hall $5 (Popcorn & Slice of Pizza)
These gifts could be given to Bethany House of Hospitality and children at her establishment. Gifts would be unwrapped, and wrapping paper included. A box for children’s donations of toys, etc., is placed in the sanctuary. Please leave your gifts there by the end of December.
Ecumenical News
Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council will host the Thanksgiving Celebration at Rockefeller Chapel on Thursday, November 24, at 11 am. This is the biggest annual event and fundraising campaign of the Interfaith Council. Our church has been a core member of it for years. If you would like to attend the Thanksgiving Celebration, here is the link to the live streaming (click the link).
Visit our social media and church website for more information and meet new friends!
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