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.
December 2019 Events
Sunday, December 1st ~ 11:15am ~ Missions and coffee hour are co-hosting a seasonal holiday brunch immediately following worship. This will be open to the community. Choices include quiche, breakfast casseroles, fruit and salad along with a few tidbits of dessert. During this busy time of year, let us serve you brunch so you can be on your way to whatever the day has in store for you! As always there is no charge for this; donations will benefit the Hinesburg Food Shelf.
Wednesday, December 4th & Wednesday,December 18th ~ 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!
Wednesday, December 4th ~ 6:30pm - 7:30pm ~ New at UCH! Our Wednesday Night Considering Faith Small Group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at Parkside Café (10244 Route 116). Come, grab a drink, and share life as we talk about our encounters with faith: good, bad and everything in-between. This month we’ll discuss our faith origin stories and what we think about them today. All are welcome!
Thursday, December 5th - Thursday, December 19th ~ 3:00-4:15pm ~
Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent by author, professor and scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the story of Jesus’ birth through Jewish culture, the role that women held in first century Palestine and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat. This is a new resource for 2019, and will be our Advent Book Group reading this year. This group, which is open to anyone, will meet on Thursdays at 3pm in December (Dec. 5th, 12th and 19th) in the
Parish Hall. The book can be purchased online in print and e-book
or through the church office for $15.
Friday, December 6th ~ 6:00-8:00pm ~ Our next Friday Night Sunday School event will be an evening of cookie decorating in the Parish Hall. All Sunday School children are welcome to this very popular event. We will share a dinner of pizza and veggies and then bake and decorate cookies for the Missions & Social Justice Committee’s Christmas Baskets. 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:
Saturday, December 7th ~ 9:00am ~ Come celebrate the holiday season, our friendships, and count our blessings at the annual Holiday Breakfast! No need to bring anything – just yourself (and a friend or family member of course)! Child care will be provided. We want to know how many places to set at the tables so please RSVP by Friday, December 6th by calling the church office or visiting: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C49ADAA29AAF49-holiday1
**We are in need of food donations for the Holiday Breakfast: quiche/egg casseroles, fruit salad, coffee cake/muffins and cider. If you are able to provide any of these items, please contact the church office or visit: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C49ADAA29AAF49-holiday
Saturday, December 7th ~ 6:00pm ~ Please join us in kicking off the holiday season at Holiday Music Night in the church sanctuary. Local youth perform holiday favorites and give the audience a chance to sing along or just soak in the heart warming music. Come in from the cold and support our Hinesburg Youth Project! Treats and Holiday shopping opportunities available after the music! Admission is by donation and all proceeds benefit the youth service trip in June 2020!
Sunday, December 8th ~ 10:00am ~ Pageant Sunday (rehearsal begins at 9:00am)
Saturday, December 14th ~ 9:00am - 7:00pm ~ Our congregation will be covering the Salvation Army bell ringing at Walmart in Williston . One hour time slots remain from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Sign up today at:
Be sure to dress warmly and bring your holiday spirit!
Sunday, December 15th ~ 10:00am ~ Special Music Sunday featuring a performance by the United Church Hand Bell Choir
Sunday, December 15th ~ The Missions & Social Justice Committee and the Sunday School will be assembling 14 holiday food baskets for our neighbors in need on Sunday, December 15th. You can sign up to donate items to the baskets by calling or emailing the church office or visiting
**If you could use a holiday food basket or know someone who could, please contact the church office.
Sunday, December 15th ~ 11:15am ~ Practicing God Talk meets on the third Sunday of each month to look at contemporary issues and interesting ideas through the lens of faith. This month we will read a National Catholic Reporter article entitled, “Economy Lacking Ethics Leads to ‘Throwaway’ Culture, Pope Says” by Carol Glatz. The article can be found here: https://bit.ly/37oNWjL, in hardcopy at the back of the church or in the church office. Join the discussion about moral and faith dimensions of economic life on December 15th from 11:15-12:00pm in the back classroom of the Parish Hall. All are welcome!
Sunday, December 15th ~ 3:00pm ~ Blue Christmas Service
Saturday, December 21st ~ 10:00am - 2:00pm ~ Take the stress out of the holidays…let the Hinesburg Youth Project do your holiday baking! Support the 2020 HYP summer youth trips at our Holiday Cookie Walk. Take a stroll around tables loaded with fancy, homemade holiday cookies and select what you want. Cookies will be boxed and sold for $ 8.00 per pound. Makes a great gift!
Saturday, December 21st ~ 7:30pm ~ Social Band Deep Midwinter Concert,"Songs from Winter's Heart" in the church sanctuary. Advance tickets are $15 and can be purchased at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deep-midwinter-songs-from-winters-heart-tickets-82859126879?aff=erelexpmlt. Tickets are also available at the door for $18.
Sunday, December 22nd ~ 10:00am ~ No Sunday School
Tuesday, December 24th ~ 5:00pm ~ Family Candlelight Service geared toward children and families with gifts, laughter and music from Larry Rice, Steven Kingrea and Matt Bean
Tuesday, December 24th ~ 10:00pm ~ Traditional Candlelight Service with lessons & carols, candlelight and choir
Wednesday, December 25th & Thursday, December 26th ~ Church office closed for the Christmas holiday.
Sunday, December 29th ~ No Sunday School
Sunday, December 29th ~ 9:00am - 9:45am ~ We are bringing back AM Bible Study the last Sunday of each month before Sunday Worship services. Come for good coffee and conversation about the lectionary passage for the day. All are welcome!
PO Box 39
Hinesburg, VT 05461
10570 Route 116
Hinesburg, VT 05461
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm
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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.
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