Welcome to our new co-pastors, Veronica Johnson and Sarah Lusche! Their first day with us will be December 17 and they will be leading worship beginning on December 23. 
Services for Tony Montag will be held Friday, December 7 at 10:00 am in Rockefeller Chapel on the University campus
This Sunday, please stop in the kitchen to help prepare chili for hungry members of our community at the Kenwood UCC Open Kitchen.
Because some food needs to be free
Donate to Hyde Park Kenwood Hunger Programs

On December 16 during Second Hour, we’ll be assembling layettes for new mothers and babies at Jackson Park Hospital. Please join us to share Christmas cheer with neighbors in need.
We remember those facing health problems: Noema, who injured her hand, Bonnie's adopted mother who is in hospice, Sabine's friend who is suffering with a tumor, Jennifer Adams' brother, Will; Alice Mulberry's Daughter-in-law Jennifer who is battling cancer; Louise's Son; and Larry's brother-in-law.  Our prayers are also with their loved ones and caregivers. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Tony Montag. 

How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of those who bring good news,
who proclaim peace,
    who bring good tidings,
    who proclaim salvation,
who say to Zion,
    “Your God reigns!”
Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices;
    together they shout for joy.
When the Lord returns to Zion,
    they will see it with their own eyes.
Burst into songs of joy together,
    you ruins of Jerusalem,
for the Lord has comforted his people,
    he has redeemed Jerusalem.

Isaiah 52: 7-9

This Week at Hyde Park Union Church

Friday, December 7
10:00 Services for Tony Montag at the Rockefeller Chapel

Sunday, December 9
Second Sunday in Advent
10:00 am Worship, Children's Christmas Pageant
11:15 am Coffee Hour in the Social Hall
11:15 am Chili Making for Feed the People

Wednesday, December 12
9:30 am Bible Study

Sunday, December 16
Third Sunday in Advent
10:00 am Worship, Rev Keith Cerk preaching
11:15 am Coffee Hour in the Social Hall, Keith Cerk Farewell
11:30 am Layette Assembly for Jackson Park Hospital

Tuesday, December 18
7:30 pm Church Board Meeting

Sunday, December 23
Fourth Sunday in Advent
10:00 am Worship
11:15 am Coffee Hour in the Social Hall
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Until December 17, our interim minister is Keith Cerk, whose responsibilities include preaching, Sunday worship and staff supervision.  In addition to his presence on Sunday, he will be available by phone and in person upon individual request.  He can be reached at 708-606-8421 and via email:
Church Office Hours
9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday
Friday by appointment
Contact the Church Office
tel: 773-363-6063
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Contact Information
Hyde Park Union Church
5600 South Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

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