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
Want more information?  
Call or write our church secretary
at 508-752-7489 or theplaceofgracehadwen@gmail.com.
HPC Food Pantry open Wednesdays.

Our Food Pantry is open on a limited basis and with a safe-distancing procedure. 
  • If you need food, come to the church parking lot on Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ring the porch doorbell, speak to the host through the window and return to your car. The host will bring the food to your car.
  • If you are donating food, ring the door bell and leave the bag(s) under the covered porch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Our supplies are often depleted, so please be generous.  For a list of foods needed, click here.
  • If you are able to be a volunteer host, please email rutland385@earthlink.net or call 774.823.3292. We need more help!
Thanks to the Kozicz family for setting up our pandemic procedures to carry on this wonderful ministry! And to Dorrie Hutchins who continues their work.
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.
Season of Pentecost 
services & activities

Important notes for accessing our activities -
  • All of our pre-recorded services are available on HPC’s YouTube channel.  You may watch at the time listed, knowing that others are watching along with you, or at a time convenient for you.
  • For the latest printable order of service bulletinclick here.
  • To access any live meeting or service 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 Pastor Sarah at: pastorsarahhpc@gmail.com 
  • If you attend an in-person event held at the church (such as recording sessions for worship videos), you must follow these precautions:  Wear a face mask, use hand sanitizer, keep 6’ away from those not part of your household, and follow signage to know where to sit, stand or walk.  

Monday, June 14 - LBGT Asylum Task Force Community Dinner​
  • 6 p.m - Join us for our monthly community dinner. Our first since the pandemic started. All are welcome.

Tuesday, June 15 - Ladies' Bible Study Care Group 

Wednesday, June 16 - Food Pantry Open, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (See more information elsewhere on this page.)

Sunday, June 20 - Fifth Sunday of Pentecost
  • 10 a.m. - IN-PERSON WORSHIP led by Pastor Judy. Our livestream is on our YouTube channel.

Tuesday, June 22 - Ladies' Bible Study Care Group

Wednesday, June 23 - Food Pantry Open, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (See more information elsewhere on this page.)

Sunday, June 27 - Sixth Sunday of Pentecost
  • 10 a.m. - IN-PERSON WORSHIP led by Pastor Judy

Tuesday, June 29 - Ladies' Bible Study Care Group

Wednesday, June 30 - Food Pantry Open, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (See more information elsewhere on this page.)

For more information about these events, contact Senior Pastor Judith Hanlon (508.853.8853) or Associate Pastor for Faith Formation Sarah Sund-Lussier (978.798.0026).

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.

Major renovations taking place

The multi-family home in Worcester purchased last year by our LGBT Asylum Task Force is undergoing some major renovations in preparation for its use as home for many of our asylum seekers. Walls are being torn down and others erected to create more suitable bedrooms and common spaces for future residents. (See more about the purchase in this article.)
Join Us Sunday!

Our re-opening went great last Sunday! It was so good to see people that we've been separated from for so long. It truly was coming home. Join us on Sunday June 20!

Please follow these guidelines (updated on June 17) below when you join us. And check back frequently for any updates.

Livestream Information

Great news! Our livestreaming equipment is set up and ready to go. You can find it on our YouTube channel. If you are attending the service but do not wish to appear on camera, please sit in one of the rows with a white ribbon. Those seats will not be on the livestream.​

Coffee Hour

​While we will not be having our usual coffee hour in the fellowship hall, we will be gathering on the lawn after church. Coffee and lemonade will be provided. We will not have any food, but feel free to bring a lunch.

We will re-assess these guidelines as we go. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Pastor Sarah at pastorsarahhpc@gmail.com.
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