Welcome to Hamilton Park United Church of Christ’s official website.  Please check some of the special pages designed to answer your questions about the ministry of our congregation.

 Hamilton Park United Church of Christ

1210 Maple Ave.
Lancaster, PA  17603
(717) 397-9791

Worship with us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday School classes are held October through May, as follows:

8:30 a.m. Adult Ed in the Chapel ~ allows time for coffee, conversation and study.

8:45 a.m. Nursery class for children through kindergarten age

8:45 a.m. “One Room Schoolhouse” class for children grades one through 6

2nd & 4th Sundays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. ~ Youth Fellowship & Bible Study

Other small groups, such as “Soup & Study” & “Companions in Christ” provide time for Christian Education and fellowship.  Please call me at 397-9791 if you have questions about any of our small groups or programs. 

Rev. Catherine M. Shiley, Pastor


Dear Friends,

Hamilton Park Church’s annual neighborhood Halloween parade is being cancelled by the church this year.  After last week’s storm took down a tree – with another needing to be cut down – and took out the playground equipment, and left safe use of the pavilion in question, we feel there is no way to ensure the safety of participants.  Even if damaged areas of the playground are roped off, it’s unrealistic to think that we can bring large numbers of children into the park and expect them to stay away from the affected areas. It’s too bad, but we can’t control nature.  We just don’t want anyone to be hurt.  We’ll plan to hold the event in 2016.

Thank you all so much, Pastor Cathy Shiley

THE HAMILTON PARK CHURCH PRE-SCHOOL still has a few openings for the 2015/16 school year.  For more information or to secure your child’s spot, call Director Mindy Newcomer at 717-682-7465.


Begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 17th; all are invited.  The day includes:

5K Trail Run and 2K Family Run/Walk (begins at 9:30 a.m.), great food, silent auction with themed baskets and more, bounce house, pony rides, games, face painting, and crafts for kids.  For more info or to pre-register for the runs, go to PCCUCC.org and click on the Hartman Center race link.

Hamilton Park United Church of Christ Mission Statement

…to be aware of spiritual needs and needs for growth and healing.
…to enrich life through worship and prayer grounded in scripture.
…to see Christ in the faces, the hands, and the works of our members.
…to stand beside those who hurt, those who are hungry, those who need renewal and hope, and to love the unloved.
…to participate in the life, mission, and ministries of the United Church of Christ.

Hamilton Park United Church of Christ is an open faith community of God’s people that listens for God’s Word, responds to God’s commands, experiences God’s grace, and walks in the light of Christ.

As Christ’s disciples we are called:

…to be stewards of God’s creation, its beauty, and its resources, and promote its preservation.

Our vision is to be a bridge between the church’s past and the spiritual life of the present and future generations.