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Worship at The First Universalist Church of Hardwick

                   10:00 AM (9/2 – 12/30/18)   Hardwick, MA
(Fellowship with light refreshments immediately following Worship.)

Worship led by Pastor Deb Shepard begins at 10:00am each Sunday.   Communion Service is typically on the first Sunday of a month (No Communion in October).  All are invited to the table to abide in our personal relationship with God and with each other gathered as one.   Guest speakers and Lay Leaders are encouraged to share their relationship with the Divine throughout the year.  If you have a ‘story of faith’ to share and would like to be a Guest Speaker or lead a ‘Time with Children’ or share your musical talents, please contact Pastor Deb at debashpes@aol.com.

Sunday School led by Ashley Stolgitis begins after the ‘Time with Children’ and ends at 11:00 am with the start of our Fellowship Time.  The Sunday School participates in a Christmas Service during Advent and a Children’s Day Service(May/June) and at other times throughout the year they are given opportunities to share their gifts during Worship.

Choir: Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at the New Braintree Church 5:00 – 6:30 pm, Sunday morning rehearsals are at The First Universalist Church of Hardwick 9:15 am – 9:45 am under the direction of Susan Kallander.  New voices always welcome.  Only requirement, you must have rehearsed the song at least once in order to sing it at the service. We sing to the glory of God and because we love to sing. If you love to sing, share your gift with us and if you play an instrument share that with us too.

The Hardwick Memorial Hand Bell Choir meets every Tuesday evening at 7:30pm at The First Universalist Church of Hardwick under the direction of Shawna Andrews.  The Hand Bell Choir participates in Worship with the Tri-Parish Community Church a few times a year.  Upcoming dates:  November 20th 7:00pm Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service  at the First Universalist Church in Hardwick and Palm/Passion Sunday(4/14/19) at the New Braintree Congregational Church. The Hand Bell choir usually does a Christmas Seasonal Concert and additional dates and venues as requested.

Bible Study with Shawna Andrews are on  Wednesdays  4:30 pm at the New Braintree Church. This fall they are working through:  Children of the Day – Bible Study Book: 1 & 2 Thessalonians  by Beth Moore

‘Manna from Heaven’ Bible Study facilitated by Pastor Deb Shepard is on the 2nd Sunday of the month 8:30 am – 9:30 am at the church where worship is being held.  This is a conversational time to ask questions, look for answers and explore other questions that emerge.  The group decides what the ‘Question/Topic’ will be for the next class and does research on their own.   The next class will be October 14th 8:15 am – 9:15 am at The First Universalist Church of Hardwick, ‘What were the modes of transportation available in the days of Jesus?’

The Mustard Seed Ministry:  every third Monday of a month a group of folks gather at the New Braintree Town Hall Kitchen to prepare a meal for the Mustard Seed Ministry in Worcester and Jeremiah’s Inn.  Folks take the meal to Worcester and help serve the meal at The Mustard Seed and drop off prepared food for Jeremiah’s Inn.  If you would like to learn more about this ministry, want to assist in preparing or would like to serve the meal, please leave a message at the church office

Anyone interested in joining any of the above groups can leave a message at the church office 508-867-3306.

Heidi Heldres, our Administrative Assistant is typically at the office on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.

 

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