The United Church of Hinesburg has ties to the American Baptist, United Church of Christ and United Methodist churches. We welcome all visitors and participants, including those who do not choose official membership.
Explore and appreciate the wonders of nature in a fun and hands-on setting at Small Wonders Nature Camp. Open to children entering Kindergarten through 5th Grade, the camp will be offered the week of August 10th-14th from 5:00-7:30pm. The cost is $30/child or $50/family and includes dinner. Activites include a live raptor demonstration, presentations by local bird, bee and bat experts, arts & crafts, live music, a campfire and more. Click here to register.
Thank you to all who supported our 3rd Annual Hearts for Hunger Fun Run/Walk on May 16th. With your help we raised over $6,500 for the VT Foodbank Backpack program. Click for race photos and race results.
June & July Events:
Children's Sunday Sunday, June 7th 10:00am
We will conclude our Sunday School year with a talent show during the service put on by our children and youth. After the service, we will celebrate the start of summer with a picnic lunch. Sign up to bring a side dish, dessert or clean-up at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49adaa29aaf49-sunday2
Pulpit Exchange Sunday, June 21st
Rev. Peter Cook, Senior Minister at First Congregational Church in Burlington, will join us as part of the Champlain Association's annual pulpit swap.
Salad Supper Social Friday, June 26th 5:30-7:00pm Osborne Parish Hall
Join us for a variety of summer salads, strawberry shortcake and a silent auction. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. To sign up to help that evening or contribute a salad, visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49adaa29aaf49-ssssocial or call the church office. To donate items for the silent auction, please contact Barbara Forauer.
Practicing God-talk Sunday, June 28th during coffee hour
A mission for the wider world: "Inequality is a Choice" by Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times (5/2/15). Ways to reduce inequality are listed and making the needed changes is our responsibility as citizens. A related biblical theme from Isaiah's vision of the new earth God will create: "They shall build up houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat." (Isaiah 65:21-22) [Background for actual steps to take, see Potter's ideas below.]
"What Debate on Inequality is Missing" by Eduardo Potter in The New York Times (5/6/15). How tax policies, subsidies, legal protections and other mechanisms can aid wealth accumulation and overlook the rest. A similar biblical theme: "The laborer deserves his wages." (1 Timothy 5:18)
Read the articles online or get copies as you leave the sanctuary on June 21st or June 28th. On the 28th, bring your snacks to classroom 1 for about 20 minutes of discussion.
Called to Care Retreat Tuesday, July 21st 9:00am-1:00pm
The Membership Care Committee will meet at the Russell Farm in Starksboro for a retreat to explore the UCC's Called to Care program for lay visitation. Please bring a bag lunch.
Church History Timeline Workshop Wednesday, July 29th 3:00-4:30pm
We will gather in the Parish Hall to assemble a detailed timeline of events and major milestones in our church's history.
Open Table Diner Friday, July 31st 5:30-7:00pm Osborne Parish Hall
Join us for a delicious and free meal of BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, salads and dessert hosted by the USDA Williston office. All donations benefit the Hinesburg Food Shelf.
10570 Route 116
Hinesburg, VT 05461
Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 11:30am
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