education opportunities

Hinsdale UMC offers adult education groups that meet on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., September through May, and weekly Bible study that meets on Wednesday afternoon. Current and future offerings will be posted throughout the year, so please check back often for updates and announcements!

There is a place for children of all ages while their parents participate in adult education classes. The Nursery is available to infants through age three, and children and youth meet for Sunday School and Confirmation Class. The Youth Room (complete with ping pong table, miniature basketball hoop, and foosball table) is open to all high school students.

ALL Adult education classes suspended

Due to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, we have suspended all meetings and gatherings for the time being. This includes Adult and Children's Sunday School, Wednesday Bible Study, Wednesday Evening Soup and Praise, Choirs, and other Committee meetings. Please click here for the most recent update

sunday mornings

Everyone is welcome to join in these classes on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Please contact the church office for questions or more information. 

Sunday, March 1 through Sunday, March 29:

Lenten  Book Study - “Entering the Passion of Jesus”

Come with us on a journey through Lent Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. As we enter the passion of Jesus, from his entry into Jerusalem to his agony at Gethsemane, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine will take us step by step through Jesus’s last days. Dr. Levine sheds fresh light on familiar passages in the Gospels and helps us see the passion of Jesus through Jewish eyes. These classes will be offered Sunday, March 1 through Sunday, March 29 and will be led by Cheryl Francis. Books can be obtained in the office. Come join us as we walk through Lent with new eyes of faith and compassion.

Lenten Soup, Salad, and Praise Dinners

All ages are invited to a hardy soup and salad meal Wednesdays during Lent on Wednesday, March 4 through Wednesday, April 8 in Fellowship Hall beginning at 5:15 p.m. and ending at 6:15 p.m. There will be a witness talk with discussion questions, a psalm or bible reading, and we will sing a few praise songs. Many of us would like to do something extra of a spiritual nature during the Lenten season. Because traffic could be difficult, arriving a little late will not a problem. Please contact Paul Eident via email if you have questions or would like to provide soup, salad, or bread. Everyone is welcome!

WEdnesday bible study

Pastor Young-Mee and Hazel Zimner are team teaching/leading our Wednesday Bible Study on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Room. 

What better time than Lent to go somewhere new, some place you’ve never been? What better time than Lent to go deeper – in Bible Study or relationships? What better time than Lent to go higher – in prayer or dreams? Please come join us in Wednesday Bible Study. We meet 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., every Wednesday in the Conference Room. Attendance at prior sessions is not required, as each session is independent. Here is the schedule during Lent. Just come when you can and as you are!

  • February 26: When you used to be brave, The Story of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, Luke 4:14-30, Mark 3:20-35
  • March 4: When God’s call is unclear, Samuel’s Story, 1 Samuel 3
  • March 11: When your call isn’t glamorous, Jonathan’s Story, 1 Samuel 17 – 18:4
  • March 18: When God says “Stay”, Legion’s Story, Mark 5:1-20
  • March 25: When God calls without warming, Abigail’s Story, 1 Samuel 25
  • April 1: When your time has come, Peter’s Story, Luke 22:47-62, Matthew 26:47-75