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 2017 Events
Saturday, December 2nd ~ 10:00am-12:00pm ~ Would you like a time of peace in the midst of this busy season? Come to our Advent Quiet Morning in the Church. There will be times of reflection and times of keeping silence. You are welcome to bring a reflective book to read, or a journal to write in, or some knitting if this will be helpful to you in the silent periods. Questions? Call Anne Carter Mahaffey at 203-671-9959 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, December 3rd ~ 11:15am ~ 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) and will be sent to disaster relief in Puerto Rico. Thank you for all of your support at these community meals in 2017!
Wednesday, December 6th & Wednesday, December 20th ~ 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!
Friday, December 8th ~ 5:30pm-9:00pm ~ Drop your child(ren) off for a spaghetti dinner and a fun evening of activities including cooking decorating and a movie at our Holiday Kids' Night Out. The suggested donation is $20/child or $50/family and all proceeds benefit the High School youth trip to Puerto Rico in June. Register at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C49ADAA29AAF49-babysitting3 or by calling church office @ 482-3352. Can't make Kids' Night Out but want to support the youth trip and need child care at another time? Purchase a coupon for a future night of babysitting either at the Kids' Night Out or at coffee hour on Sundays. Coupons are $50 and the babysitting services must be used in Hinesburg before the High School youth trip at the end of June.
Saturday, December 9th ~ 9:00am-11:00am ~ We will be again be holding our annual Holiday Breakfast to celebrate the holiday season, our friendships, and count our blessings! 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 December 7th to the church office at 482-3352. Please join us!
Sunday, December 10th ~ We hope you will come to enjoy our annual Children's Christmas Pageant and support the many Sunday School children who have worked so hard to prepare it. Rehearsals will be during Sunday School on Sunday, December 3rd and at 8:30am on Sunday, December 10th.
Sunday, December 10th - Sunday, December 24th ~ During Advent this year we will again hold a Baby Product Drive. Bring items babies might need (e.g. diapers - especially sizes 5 & 6, baby wipes, baby soap, formula, swaddling blankets) to place under the tree in the sanctuary. Donations will go to COTS in Burlington.
Tuesday, December 12th ~ 8:00am - 6:00pm ~ The Parish Hall will become a shared work space for HinesburgHUB - a group of local work-at-home professionals, independent contractors and frequent travelers looking to share ideas and achieve their business and personal goals. More information and registration can be found at http://vermontcoworking.eventbrite.com.
Sunday, December 17th ~ Special Music Sunday featuring the UCH Hand Bell Choir and a special visit from Lynn Bujnak, Conference Minister for the VT Conference, United Church of Christ. Don't miss this festive start to Christmas week!
Sunday, December 17th ~ 11:15am ~ We will hold a “job fair” during coffee hour at which Committee work, short-term projects and important roles within the church will be advertised. You will have the chance to peruse the many opportunities and sign up for roles in the church that fit your schedule and interests.
Sunday, December 17th ~ The Missions & Social Justice Committee and our Sunday School children will be assembling 14 holiday food baskets for our neighbors in need, a tradition that has gone on for at least 35 years. We are also accepting monetary donations for a 15th "Basket of Hope" to be delivered by our Middle School & High School youth groups on their service trips during Summer 2018. Please sign up to donate items to the baskets by calling or emailing the church office or at: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0C49ADAA29AAF49-christmas3.
Sunday, December 24th ~ Join us for one of our Christmas Eve Services
Sunday, December 31st ~ No Sunday School
PO Box 39
Hinesburg, VT 05461
10570 Route 116
Hinesburg, VT 05461
Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 12:00pm
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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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