What’s Happening

Check out what we are up to this season.

We have more gatherings, activities and events planned, so be sure to check out what’s going on within each of our ministries. Look for additional listings, that are grouped specifically for children, youth, women, seniors and men.

April 2019 Covenant News (Announcements) (PDF Download)

Newcomers Lunch

April 28, 11:45 am  | 4th Street parsonage


Are you new to Hinsdale Covenant Church? If so, then we’d love to have you stay for a light lunch with Pastor Lars and hear more about our church. People who are new to HCC are invited to our Newcomer Lunch at the 4th Street parsonage (located just west of church at 18 E. 4th St.). 

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is a ministry of listening, discernment, and prayer in a confidential setting of encouragement and compassion. Through this ministry one discerns the presence and work of God’s Spirit with a companion who sets aside the concerns of their own life to attend to the experience of God in the life of another. We are fortunate to have two Spiritual Directors that sets aside one day each month to meet with members of our church family. As a gift to you, church will pay for your first session so you can try it out (made possible by a generous gift to the church Memorial Fund). After your complimentary session, we ask that you pay at least half the cost of the session fee as you are able (full cost is $50, half is $25). We hope you are deeply blessed by your time in Spiritual Direction.

May Sessions Signup


Wednesdays, 9:30-11 AM | Upper Room

Women of all ages, stages and backgrounds are invited to a new weekly intergenerational Bible study for women. Join us Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11am as we set aside time each week to dig into God’s Word, encourage one another and pray
together. Bring a friend and your Bible. Childcare available. RSVP to Marie Roesler at marie_roesler@hotmail.com. We are studying the book of Matthew.

Prison Ministry:
Unlocking Our Inheritance

April 28
3 PM

Jesus said: “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’” (Matthew 25:34-36)

The people we lock up in the U.S. are disproportionately people of color. They come from economically distressed neighborhoods. The majority have substance use in their history and suffer from some form of mental illness. Many are non-citizens. And the vast majority are less educated than the general population. In other words, we lock up Matthew 25 people. Our culture needs Christians willing to engage mass incarceration! Those who engage it learn that prison ministry is not only good for those in prison, it is also good for those outside prison.  Taught by Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom.

Why Millennials Are the Hope of the Church

Monday, May 6, 7PM

Video Lecture by Pastor Mary Hulst,
discussion led by Pastor Joy.      Special Monday Event!

Yes, the true hope of the church is the final return and victory of King Jesus. But while we wait,  older generations may despair about the loss of faith they perceive in the Millennial generation. Pastor Mary Hulst, the current chaplain at Calvin College, uses her research and ministry experience to explore the vibrant faith of the Millennial generation and communicate this good news with her signature wit, winsomeness, insight, and faith in Jesus Christ.

Thirty Below

Next Meeting:

May 6 (Family Conversation using Mary Hulst video at 7 PM)


Each Sunday morning, one or more families takes a turn hosting coffee.  If you are new to hosting, you may request to have someone show you the ropes on Sunday morning.

Sign up online or in the Garden Court. 

Inquirer’s Class

Wednesday, May 1  or Sunday , May 5 | RSVP to the church office

Have you wondered what it means to become a member within the Evangelical Covenant Church? Spend time with the pastors of our church exploring and reflecting on the mission of God, the mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church denomination, the mission of Hinsdale Covenant, and the mission of each member of our church. Join us for one of two sessions, either Wednesday, May 1 at 7-9 pm or Sunday, May 5 at 3-5pm.

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