The United Church of Hinesburg, with roots in the American Baptist, United Church of Christ and United Methodist churches, welcomes visitors and participants from all faith backgrounds into our community. You do not need to be an official member of the congregation to attend services or volunteer with our social service programs.
Thank you to all who participated in our Hearts for Hunger 5K on May 19th. We raised $7,800 for the Vermont Foodbank Backpack Program. Thank you!
Race results can be found here.
At our Sunday services during the month of December, we are seeking donations of food to fill our Little Free Pantry. We hope to build a supply that we can continue to use to stock the Little Free Pantry throughout the winter months. We will collect food donations in bins at the back of the sanctuary and under the Christmas tree. During these cold months, please bring only dry goods that can freeze/thaw. Some examples are: breakfast cereal, granola bars, pasta, rice, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, foil-wrapped tuna or chicken, baking mixes, toiletries & hygiene products. Please no canned goods, glass jars or liquids.
December 2018 Events
Saturday, December 1st ~ 9:00am-7:00pm ~ Salvation Army bell ringing at Walmart in Williston. Sign up for one hour time slots at:
Saturday, December 1st ~ 10:00am ~ Memorial Service for Rhonda Ploof
Sunday, December 2nd ~ 11:30am ~ Directly following worship, The Missions & Social Justice and Coffee Hour Committees will host a special end of year community brunch. The menu includes quiche/breakfast casseroles, fresh fruit, fresh salad, cookies, coffee and juice. This brunch is open to the community. Please do stop by! There is no charge for this; donations are welcome (not expected) to support our local hunger relief efforts.
Wednesday, December 5th & Wednesday, December 19th ~ 12:30pm - 2pm ~ Our knitting/crocheting group will meet in the Parish Hall to work on our projects together and enjoy some fellowship time. Bring your project, new or old, or simply bring yourself. All are welcome - including beginners!
Thursday, December 6th & Thursday, December 13th ~ 3:00pm ~ We often hear that the holidays are the "most wonderful time of the year". But for many, the holidays remind us of those loved ones that are no longer with us. Join our Advent "Good Grief" discussion group as we continue to share our experiences around loss and the holidays and discuss C.S. Lewis's A Grief Observed. The sessions will be facilitated by Pastor Jared and Francesca Arnoldy, author and program director of the End-of-Life Doula program at UVM. The series is open to anyone that would benefit. Please RSVP to Pastor Jared at 482-3352 or email@example.com.
Saturday, December 8th ~ 9:00am ~ Come celebrate the holiday season, our friendships, and count our blessings at our annual Holiday Breakfast! No need to bring anything – just yourself (and a friend or family member of course)! Child care will be available. We want to know how many places to set at the tables so please RSVP by Thursday, December 6th to the church office at 482-3352.
Sunday, December 9th ~ 10:00am ~ Pageant Sunday & New Member Sunday; In order to have time to costume and run through the pageant prior to the 10am service on Sunday, children participating should be at the church by 8:30am. A light breakfast will be provided. After the pageant, all children are invited to the parish hall to enjoy cookies and cider while watching A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Friday, December 14th ~ 6:00-8:00pm ~ The Sunday School and youth cookie decorating event originally planned for Friday, December 7th has been rescheduled. All Sunday School children and middle & high school youth are welcome to this very popular event. We will share a dinner of make-your-own pizzas and then bake and decorate cookies for the Missions & Social Justice Committee’s Christmas Baskets while watching holiday classic movies. There will also be plenty to eat and take home to share. This is a friend-friendly event so feel free to bring others along! To help us with meal planning and to ensure we have enough dough prepared, please RSVP at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c49adaa29aaf49-sunday12.
Sunday, December 16th ~ 10:00am ~ Special Music service featuring the UCH hand bell choir and Margaret Roddy, clarinet.
Sunday, December 16th ~ The Missions & Social Justice Committee and the Sunday School will be assembling 15 holiday food baskets for our neighbors in need. You can sign up to donate items to the baskets by calling or emailing the church office or at:
Sunday, December 16th ~ 3:00pm ~ Blue Christmas service designed to provide space for the pain of loss around the holidays and celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us.
Monday, December 24th ~ 5:00pm ~ Family Christmas Eve Service with candlelight and music by Larry Rice, Betsy Parenteau and Stephen Kingrea
Monday, December 24th ~ 10:00pm ~ Traditional Christmas Eve Service with candlelight and choir
Sunday, December 30th ~ 10:00am ~ Wear your ugly Christmas sweater one last time
PO Box 39
Hinesburg, VT 05461
10570 Route 116
Hinesburg, VT 05461
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Click here for Sunday's Readings
Fall 2018 - Youth groups meet each Sunday October 14th - November 11th. The middle school meetings (grades 5-7) are from 5:00pm - 6:30pm and the high school meetings (grades 8-12) are 6:00pm - 7:30pm. An overlapping dinner from 6:00pm - 6:30pm is designed to gather everyone for fellowship.
Sunday School is offered for children K-7 during the academic school year.
Nursery care is provided for children from birth through pre-K during the Sunday service.
We are a "Safe Church".