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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
* Sunday Worship and Communion 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
This Sunday will be United second Sunday of Advent and we will be lighting the Advent Candle - Peace. During the worship service, we will also join the Communion Table together.  Our online community, please prepare your communion elements beforehand.
Visit our beautiful sanctuary during the Advent!
Advent Bags are available so that you can experience the season of Advent in your home. You can pick up your Advent bag after service or the church office: United Church of Hyde Park 1448 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615 during office hours 10 A.M. - 2 P.M. Monday - Friday. 
Our December special offering goes to Bethany House of Hospitality. 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.
Event Recap
Sunday, November 27, our Holiday Popup Movie in the Fellowship Hall was lots of fun! Thanks for every hand who helped and participated!
Up-Coming UCHP Events
based on Central Standard Time
The conversation will take place after the worship service. Please plan to attend.
Saturday, December 24th, we will be hosting our annual Christmas Eve Serves at 5:00 pm in the sanctuary. Details will be forthcoming.  
Ecumenical News
Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council, Thanksgiving Celebration was a big success. the video is available to download and watch. Here is the link (click the link). Thanks for everyone's support.
Illinois Conference (UCC) had the monthly updates on November 30. The Conference Minister, Rev. Molly Carlson gave the debriefing. All churches are encouraged to submit their OCWM by the end of December to help the Conference know how the financial situation (more about OCWM, click the link.) A more detailed financial report will be delivered in January. The Conference open the permanent position of Association Conference Minister (ACM) and now the search committee is working on the potential candidates and applications. The government body is to be adjusted and the now is under exploration, to fulfill the goal of "strong together." The first draft will be presented at 2024 Annual Celebration. The conversation about the two camps is undergoing. We are familiar with one of the camp, Tower Hill in MI. Both camps are struggling with financial incomes. Next year, a more significant conversation will be held to investigate the possibilities. Closing is on the table. Some properties are on the market for sale and some inquiries are received. The Annual Celebration next year will be in person, on November 3 and 4. You can follow up with more news from the Illinois Conference by signing up the newsletter (click the link), or watch the recap on YouTube (click the link).
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