Hadwen Park Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
6 Clover Street, Worcester MA 01603  | 508-752-7489
Office Hours: 9 am - 2 pm  |  Tues., Thurs., Fri.
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Welcome to Hadwen Park Congregational Church
United Church of Christ

We believe that all people of every age, physical or mental ability, body image, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, social-economic background, family construct and faith tradition are equal in the eyes of God and this congregation. When entering our sanctuary, you will be greeted with a smile, an extended hand and feel the love of Christ surrounding you. 

We are an Open and Affirming congregation.
Here, you are a stranger, but once.

Written by the Social Justice Task Force 
Approved by Hadwen Park Church Trustees, 4/7/04

Judith Hanlon, Pastor
gracelift@aol.com
Want more information?  
Call or write our administrative assistant
at 508-752-7489 or theplaceofgracehadwen@gmail.com.
We can receive online donations. 
Click the word "DONATE" on our blue navigation bar above.
Hadwen Park Church stands in prayerful support of our Black members, Black neighbors, and the entire Black community. 
Our heart breaks, as God’s heart breaks, at the racism that persists in our country. We pledge to take action, as Jesus did, for justice and against inequality.
Services & 
Activities at HPC

Look at left and below in case there is more information on these activities and for guidance pertaining to COVID and in-person events.

Sunday, May 15 - 4th Sunday of Easter
  • 10 a.m. - In-person & Live-streamed Worship, Intern Brian Oxman preaching
  • 10 a.m. - Sunday School
  • 11 a.m. - Fellowship Hour

Sunday, May 22 - 5th Sunday of Easter
  • 10 a.m. - In-person & Live-streamed Worship with the Sacrament of Baptism
  • 10 a.m. - Sunday School
  • 11 a.m. - Fellowship Hour

Sunday, May 29 - 6th Sunday of Easter
  • 10 a.m. - Sunday School
  • 11 a.m. - Fellowship Hour

Sunday, June 5 - Pentecost & Children's Sunday
  • 10 a.m. - In-person & Live-streamed Worship led by the young people of our church. Come and support them!
  • 11 a.m. - Fellowship Hour

For more information about these events, contact Pastor Judith Hanlon (774.261.8199).
In response to the January 6, 2021 riot in Washington DC, our pastors wrote to their congregation in support of a more peaceful, positive way to bring about change, ending with this:

"Jesus was a peacemaker, not a peacekeeper. We cannot be quiet or stand idly by while God’s children suffer with racism, hunger, hatred and abuse. We must MAKE a new peace."
Click here to read the full text of the letter.
Join us for in-person worship and activities or join us remotely.

Sunday morning services are in person AND live-streamed on our YouTube channel at 10 a.m. If you miss it at 10 o'clock, go to YouTube later that day or the next day to view a recording of the service.  

Masks are optional in our building. HOWEVER, WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU WEAR A MASK - especially if your own health or that of a loved one is a concern.

If you are attending an in-person service and do not wish to appear on camera, please sit in one of the rows behind the signs indicating camera visibility. Those seats will not be on the live-stream.​

To access any live meeting on Zoom, use the link provided in the invitation email sent prior to the event. To be placed on our list to receive emailed invitations, contact the church office at 508.752.7489. (Leave a clear message if you call when the office is not staffed.)

All recorded services since the beginning of the pandemic are available on HPC’s YouTube channel.  

We are assessing these guidelines as we go. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the church office and someone will return your call: 508.752.7489. 
Follow our
Children's Ministry Facebook page

for the latest announcements:
Facebook.com/groups/hadwenparkchurchkids
We pray for the people of Ukraine - that Mr. Putin's heart will be changed, peace will be restored, lives will be saved, and Ukrainians will continue to govern their own country.
Passport to Healing for LGBT Persons
In-person on Thursdays at 7 p.m. 
Support group focusing on health and growth for LGBT persons
Contact facilitators Scott and Hanne Larson for directions to their home where the group meets.
slarson@straightahead.org or hlarson@straightahead.org
2022 Youth Mission Trip!
HPC is offering a missions trip for teens ages 12-19 on July 17-23 in Woonsocket, RI, to serve residents in a diverse neighborhood of Southeast Asian, Latino, and African immigrants. Teens will be helping repair, clean, and build needed structures for residents. Contact Karen for more information and how to apply: tealover54@yahoo.com

Donations to help defray group expenses are always welcome!
Save the dates!
Vacation Bible School:  "Special Gifts"
Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15
9 a.m. - 12 noon
For kids ages 5-12
  • Outdoor activities
  • Music
  • Crafts
  • Snacks & more!
Sign up by contacting gracelift@aol.com