Fellowship & Education
There is Fellowship following Worship every Sunday, and various Fellowship Groups meet throughout the month. Special Churchwide Events include:
Church Picnic: The Sunday following Labor Day, we kickoff the school year and the return of our Choir and regular Christian Education programs with a Church Picnic that includes activities for families and children.
Chile Cook-Off and Taste of HPUC: Good Food and Fellowship go together in our church, and these fun events will return in 2012-13.
Jazz Christmas with the Willie Pickens Trio: HPUC loves jazz. We participate every year in the Hyde Park Jazz Festival in late September, and every December the neighborhood turns out for Jazz Christmas to support Centers for New Horizons, a south side social services organization.
Maundy Thursday: During Holy Week, we share a community meal together (an Agape Meal or “love feast”) that includes Communion to commemorate Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples.
Easter Sunday: Our Easter Celebrations include an Easter Breakfast with activities for families and children.
Animal Poetry: A favorite tradition at HPUC, our children recite and create Animal Poetry during Second Hour and collect an offering for Heifer International.
Summer Happy Hour: On special Sundays during Summer, we invite our musical guests to perform during Coffee Hour following Worship.