Hadwen Park Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
6 Clover Street, Worcester MA 01603
Office Hours: 9am - 2 pm
Mon., Wed., Thurs., Fri.
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
Advent & Christmas
Worship & More!
Join us every Sunday at 10 a.m. for
worship. Child Care is provided for infants
through 2-year-olds. All other children are
welcome to attend Church School classes at the same time. All are welcome!
- Sunday, December 15 - Art in Advent Class, 8:30 a.m.; Worship & Church School, 10 a.m. This is the deadline for bringing in "Mitten Tree" Donations (See more at left.); Drag Carol-sing, 3 p.m. (The liturgical color for the third Sunday in Advent, when we celebrate JOY, is pink.)
- Thursday, December 19 - Choir Cantata, 7 p.m.
- Sunday, December 22 - Art in Advent Class, 8:30 a.m.; Worship with Choir Cantata (Family Sunday - no Church School), 10 a.m.; Church School Christmas Pageant, 4 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 11 p.m.
- Sunday, December 29 - Worship & Church School, 10 a.m.
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Calling all HPC
Friday-Sunday, March 28-30
New England UCC Women's Celebration IX, Portland Maine
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Art in Advent
Explore the Christmas story through art
each Sunday in December, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
in Fellowship Hall. (Children who wish to
participate are welcome.)
- December 1 - Storytelling in Collage
- December 8 - Lectio Divina with Mandalas
- December 15 - Scriptural Painting
- December 22 - Peaceful Pictures & Praying with Art
RSVP to Pastor Dawn: This is not required, but would be helpful. Contact her at email@example.com or sign up in Fellowship Hall.
Coffee, juice and snacks will be provided.
A Christmas Carol-Sing
"You, Me & Some Drag Queens"
Sunday, December 15 - 3 p.m.
Hadwen Park Church Sanctuary
- Carol-sing around the piano
- After party with cookies and cider
- Free admission; free-will offering taken
- Santa appears; bring the kids!
- Wear your best festive attire!
- Benefit: LGBT Asylum Task Force
The last Sunday in November was HUGE!
We celebrated the baptism of Candie and Remy, a mother and son, the life of our friend Carol, gave thanks for bountiful blessings and dedicated our 2014 pledges, "showered" Remy with welcome gifts (he just arrived from Africa), and picked up the pies the Youth Group baked just in time for our Thanksgiving celebrations! Phew!
Mitten Tree response
has been GREAT, but . . .
All the paper mittens bearing the name
and age of a child in need in our area of
the city (South Worcester Neighborhood
Center) have been taken. Please wrap your gift, attach the mitten, and place it under the tree by Sunday, December 15. Alternatively, you may bring in a pair of mittens or gloves or a hat or scarf and place it unwrapped on the tree. Well done!
Closer to home: You will also find empty gift bags on the tree. Here you may place donations for those in our own church who have basic needs during the holidays, including gifts for children in our Church School. (Write "Benevolence" in your check's memo line.)
Tiny Tim will be so proud of us!
You can show Scrooge's better side by donating $30 to purchase a basket of Christmas dinner for a needy family in our area. (Or give a lesser amount and your donation will be teamed with that of others' to purchase a basket.) Make out a check or put cash in an envelope marked for "Christmas Baskets" and put either in the offering plate on Sunday or mail it to the church.
First Sunday in Advent:
We lit the candle for HOPE
. . . and thanked Marc for leading our parsonage renovation team.
In case of inclement weather:
It is our intention to hold worship services every week through the winter, but before you venture out in bad weather on a Sunday morning, check for cancellation notices by email and/or on Facebook, this site, and WTAG radio (580AM or 94.9FM). Above all, be safe.
Second Sunday in Advent:
We lit the candle of PEACE
. . . and received nine enthusiastic new members.