Gather + Grow Groups
Gather + Grow Groups are for 2nd through 8th grades and are created for fellowship and to foster important connection and mentorship. *2nd - 5th graders are from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
High School Youth Group
We meet during the school year on Sunday nights from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. We primarily focus on everyone’s ‘highs and lows’ for the past week, with discussion ranging from friends to what’s happening in the world, family to school, faith to anxieties.
Our Whole Lives
A comprehensive, age-appropriate sexuality curriculum designed to teach kids about self-esteem, bodily autonomy, and healthy relationships. The goal is to help our children make informed and responsible decisions about their relationships, health and behavior in the context of their faith. The curriculum was developed by the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalists in conjunction with the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). Union Church offers these programs for preschoolers, 4th and 5th graders, and middle schoolers.
Every summer, Union Church high schoolers (and friends!) are invited to go on our annual Summer Work Tour. We go rural and urban, north and south, east and west, soup kitchens to carpentry, foodbanks to outdoor green spaces.
Confirmation is an every-other-year program at the Union Church of Hinsdale that is designed as a faith journey for 8th and 9th graders. During this one-year program, the Confirmands will explore their faith and make the decision if they will declare their faith in front of the congregation and claim their baptism as their own. This program blends formation, worship, mission, and fellowship to better explore and experience Christian faith.