Worshiping is a time of thanksgiving and praise!
Join us every Sunday for a worship experience that uplifts spirits, nourishes minds, and inspires action. We are a diverse, open, and affirming congregation, using our corner of Chicago for radical hospitality and justice.
9:00 am Senior Choir Rehearsal
10:00 am Congregational Worship with Children's Christian Education*
11:00 am Coffee Hour
11:30 - 12:30 Second Hour : Adult Education
*We begin worship together as a Congregation. Children go to Christian Education following the Children’s Sermon and return for the conclusion of Sunday worship. The Church Nursery is available on the Second Floor South throughout the service and during Second Hour.
What to expect:
Our morning worship service is about an hour long, and we encourage everyone to "come as you are." That means we want you to bring your full self to worship! We welcome all people at HPUC, that means all genders, sexualities, ethnicities, races, family structures, clothing and hair styles, and ways of connecting with God! Our worship will include thoughtful and relevant preaching, community - centered prayer, and spirit-filled music.
We know that music is central to the worship experience - as we delight in the presence of God. HPUC has a long history of integrating a variety of music styles into worship, including organ, sacred choral music, gospel, jazz, and spirituals.
We frequently are treated to the sounds of local musicians, and sometimes even turn our sanctuary into a concert space! Musical guests have included the Willie Pickens Trio (Jazz), Justin and the Salty Dogs (Contemporary Bluegrass), EnsAmble Ad-Hoc (Early Music for Soprano and Lute), organist Dr. Stephen Alltop (Northwestern University), the Chicago Chorale, and the Marimba Ensemble from Holy Cross-IHM.
The Senior Choir is central to our Music Program and leads morning worship throughout the school year. The choir consists of dedicated volunteers from our congregation.Rehearsals are on Sundays at 8:30 am. New singers and musicians are always welcome! Please contact our Director of Music, Elikem Fiase, to learn about how you can share your gifts.