Missions and Social Justice
Marching for Justice!
Members of Hadwen Park Church often march with the Mass. Conference of the United Church of Christ and the LGBT Asylum Seekers Task Force in the annual Worcester, Springfield and Boston Pride parades. Task Force marchers wear paper bags over their heads to symbolize that gay people have to hide their identify in 76 countries around the world where being gay is "illegal." Some have laws which allow the death penalty for this offense.
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.
24 Hour Famine
These awesome teens were among those who spent 24 hours fasting at the church to learn what it's like to have no food, while raising over $400 for the church food pantry by detailing cars, asking for donations outside a supermarket, and cooking and serving a pasta dinner to church families and others - before breaking their own fast. Do we have great teens or what?
Youth Mission Trips
An annual summer trip provides work crews of Christian youth and adults from all over the country. Their days are spent rehabbing the homes of elderly, disabled or economically disadvantaged people. Incorporated into the program are Bible study, worship, shared meals and recreational time. The crew members learn to work as a team and to trust each other. Many find the week to be a life-changing event.
HPC walkers and donors help relieve hunger!
The Hadwen Park team of walkers and donors raised over $1000 to help relieve world hunger during Worcester's annual Church World Service CROP WALK. Hadwen Park Church was the top fundraiser in the city, contributing 10% of the total $10,000 raised. 25% of the funds raised will remain in the Worcester area to help fight hunger locally.