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.
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 as they make sure the cupboards are full.  And to Dorrie Hutchins for finding Food Pantry volunteers. Dorrie will be leaving in the fall and we need someone to work finding volunteers.
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 

Sunday July 25 - Ninth Sunday of Pentecost
  • 10 a.m. - IN PERSON WORSHIP led by Pastor Judy. Our livestream is on our YouTube channel.

Tuesday July 27 - Ladies' Bible Study Care Group

Wednesday July 28 - Food Pantry Open
  • 10 a.m to 2 p.m (See more information elsewhere on this page)

Sunday August 1 - Tenth Sunday of Pentecost
  • 10 a.m. - IN PERSON WORSHIP! Our livestream is on our YouTube channel

Wednesday August 4 - Food Pantry Open
  • 10 a.m to 2 p.m (See more information elsewhere on this page)

Sunday August 1 - Tenth Sunday of Pentecost
  • 10 a.m. - IN PERSON WORSHIP! Our livestream is on our YouTube channel

For more information about these events, contact Senior Pastor Judith Hanlon (774.261.8199) 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!

We can't wait to see you! Join us on Sunday!

Masks are now optional if you are fully vaccinated against Covid. For more information see our guidelines (updated on June 25). 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.​

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.