Adults

Worship and Sermons

Sunday Worship - The readings and sermon in our traditional worship service follow the Revised Common Lectionary.

Learn more about our worship.

Read or listen to previous sermons.

Contemplative Worship - All are welcome to join in an hour of contemplative worship on the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Elements include soft lights, simple chants in the Taize tradition, a reading, and silence. You are welcome to come as early as 6:30 pm to practice the chants and learn some harmonies.

Adult Sunday School

Throughout most of the academic year, weekly classes are offered on Bible study or contemporary topics. Our church is blessed with many members who are clergy or otherwise qualified to teach and instruct on various topics. Classes meet on Sundays at 9:30 am before worship. Previous topics offered include:

  • Women in the Bible
  • "Lost" Gospels of the New Testament
  • Comparative religions
  • Prayer 101
  • Israeli vs Palestinian views of the Middle East
New Member Inquirers' Class

Interested in knowing more about the history, mission, and ministry of Hillsboro UCC? Curious about the denomination of the United Church of Christ, how it works, and what it believes? Have questions about what “church membership” really entails? Pastor Adam periodically leads a two-part inquirers’ class to answer these questions and more. Visitors through long-time members are welcome to attend.

Music

Interested in joining a choir? We have both a vocal choir (Covenant Choir) and a bell choir (Celestial Ringers Handbell Choir) that perform in worship from September to June. No experience required! Contact us or join us at a rehearsal.

Small Groups

Small groups are a great way to grrow in faith. Newcomers are always welcome.

Thursday Morning Bible Study - Meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 9:30 am for an hour in Classroom #4.

Tuesday Book Group - Theological book group for lively and meaningful discussion. Meets Tuesdays at noon in the Groovy Room.

Reflectors' Group - This group meets for an hour of respective, reflective study of life as a modern Christian. Meets on Tuesday nights at 7:15 pm in the Chapel.

Readers' Rendezvous - A monthly book group disussing one or two books at each gathering. Meets on Thursdays at 1:00 pm at a member's home. Contact the church office or check the calendar for the next date and current book. Past books include:

  • Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris
  • The Pearl by John Steinbeck
  • Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  • When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip and Jay Wurts

Writers' Group - Grow as a writer in a fun and supportive group that gather to respond to a common prompt or write as the spirit moves them. The responses are sometimes funny, sometimes serious, and always confidential. Meets Sundays at 11:50 am in the Library.

Have an idea for a new small group? Contact the church office.