Lectionary Bible Study
The purpose of this group is to discuss the lectionary texts for each Sunday and to prepare to participate more meaningfully in the worship celebration. This is one of our oldest small groups. Written and oral resources are shared to further enhance the group discussion. This groups meets every Sunday 9:30-10:30 am at United in the library via hybrid mode.
This group is graced with the presence of Dr. Jay Wilcoxen, a retired University of Chicago, Old Testament Professor.
reference lectionary materials
* hybrid mode: on Zoom and in-person.
The purpose of this group is to connect and discuss contemporary issues through the selecting of a book and/or other reading materials. A source for this group has been One Book One Chicago, which was launched in 2001 as an opportunity to engage and enlighten Chicago residents and to foster a sense of community through reading.
Current book is The Soul of an Octopus - A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness, written by Sy Montgomery. The discussion started on June 8th, 2023.
Recent books discussed:
The Light We Carry - Overcoming in Uncertain Times, written by Michelle Obama. (starts on Feb 2, 2023)
Foretaste: Leadership for the Missional Church is written by our very own Rev. Paul M. Dietterich. Get your copy from the church office, $10/per copy.
Chicago City of Neighborhoods: Histories and Tours, written by Dominic A. Pacyga and Ellen Skerrett.
Bedrock Faith: a novel, written by Eric Charles May.
The group meets every other Thursday at 11 am CST on Zoom.
Youth both work together and help one another. This class meet 2nd and 4th Sunday from 11 am to 12 pm, drop off is no earlier than 10:45am, in the Fellowship Hall.
All youth are welcome.
Contact us for more information, or visit our Youth Connect page.
20/30 Group (inactive for now)
The purpose of this group is to provide a space for young adults to gather with others close in age, connect and form community, and grow in their spiritual identity. This group's target audience is progressive young christian adults (20-39). We meet the second Tuesday of each month at 6-7:15pm at United in the Hauschildt Room (hybrid mode). Once a quarter we also get together in the community for some fun.
The group is facilitated by Pastor Charlene Hill.
UCHP Quilt Show (inactive for now)
Indeed one of our most cherished traditions is our annual quilt show. For over 30 years, quilters and enthusiasts from around the country convene to share stories, story quilts and their meaning, and forge connections across all imaginable demographics. Member Judy Lampkins has helped organize this special event from the beginning: "While there is a concentration toward old and vintage quilts, we discover new creators, works in progress and amazing contemporary designs every year." We showcase over 200 works of distinctly American art each year.
Co-sponsored and organized with the Lakeside Quilting Guild, food and beverage is sold and proceeds benefit our Pipe Organ and Capital Funds. Contact us for more information and join in the fun.
30th Anniversary Quilt Show information:
* During COVID-19 pandemic, this event was postponed. Contact us for more info or check out our calendar.
Third Thursday Group (inactive for now)
This is a traditional Bible Study group that gathers together to read the Bible and share their faith. This group will often cover a book of the Bible over a period of months. This group meets on the third Thursday of each month at United from 1:00-2:00pm in the Hauschildt Room.
* During COVID-19 pandemic, this group does not meet. Contact us for more info or check out our calendar.