Adult Groups




Explore Faith  –  Meet People  –  Deepen Your Discipleship

We offer group experiences for beginners to the deeply devoted.

There is a place for you to belong here.

Summer Learning Series - July 19, 25

Join us for a summer learning series!
6-8 p.m. July 19 and 25
Each evening will be an engaging conversation about faith from a fresh perspective.

July 12 session is at Hyde Park Campus and July 25 is at The Portico campus.

A light dinner will be available for $5 per person, per week (maximum price of $20/week per family).

July 19 | Scripture – Dr. Brian Russell, Hyde Park campus | Dr. Brian Russell, Associate Vice President of the Florida Dunnam Campus of Asbury Theological Seminary, will explore the book of Jeremiah from a fresh, engaging perspective. Childcare available with RSVP. Register now.

July 25 | Social Justice – The Rev. Sharon Austin, The Portico campus | The Rev. Sharon Austin, Director of Connectional Ministries for the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, will lead a discussion on social justice, faith and the church. Register now.

Questions? Contact Glenn Simpson.

Community Groups

Community Groups are small groups of adults that meet weekly for 9 months to build community and grow in their discipleship.

Fill out this form to let us know your availability and we will try to connect you into one of our existing Community Groups.

Groups at The Portico Campus

Belong, believe and grow in an adult group at The Portico campus of Hyde Park United Methodist.

  • Friday Men’s Bible Study (noon) —Friday noon group of men who study and discuss the Bible.
  • The Portico Chorus (1 p.m. first Sunday of each month) – a community chorus (members both with and without disabilities) that is a multi-generational and non-audition, social/performance group.
  • Morning Joe – Come have a cup of coffee at The Portico Cafe to shape the conversation and message for the Sunday evening gathering. The group will look at the text for the upcoming Sunday.  (Tuesdays, The Portico Cafe Room, 7:30-8:30 a.m.)
  • Community Yoga – Gather for meaningful yoga practice in our new Community Hall. All levels welcome. (6 p.m. Tuesdays).

Ready to sign up? Contact Justin LaRosa, Minister of The Portico campus.

20s and 30s

Welcoming all twenties and thirties!
The “Supper Club” meets 6:30 – 8 p.m. Thursdays in Magnolia.

Connect through conversation, social gatherings and serving others. Learn more about upcoming events on Facebook!

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)


MOPS believes that better moms make a better world!

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is open to all women who are pregnant or have young children (birth through Kindergarten). MOPS is here to provide fellowship, resources and support for you as a woman and a mother. Childcare is provided. For more information, email MOPS or like us on Facebook for updates and information.

What is MOPS?

MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers. We believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s why we connect moms all over the world to a community of women, in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry and embrace the journey of motherhood. MOPS groups are rallying women to be more honest, to feel more equipped and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another.

What will I experience at a MOPS meeting?

Our prayer is that you will experience a welcoming environment where everyone is accepted and appreciated. We all have one thing in common…we are moms, trying to be the best moms we can be. This is a hard journey; a difficult space, but we believe that coming together helps us through the difficult places and we can come out better because of our time together.

Meetings start with food, of course! We gather around tables to eat and usually have fun ice breakers to play. Next, our meetings focus on the main event, which can be: a speaker who is an expert in his/her field, MOPS International curriculum, a coordinating craft, or just fellowship. Another great dynamic of our group is Mentor Moms. These are seasoned moms who are there to help support and encourage us with the wisdom they gained from their experience.

Can I try a meeting first?

Definitely!  Please come and visit to see what we do and why we leave feeling that we can conquer this thing called motherhood.  After one visit, if you choose to come back, we ask that you join our group.

Meeting Details

9:30-11 a.m. or 6:30-8:30 p.m. (for working moms)
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month (during the school year) beginning Sept. 5
All moms with children age 5 and under and those moms who are pregnant.
Wesley Center, 3rd Floor, Rooms 308-309

What about my children during the meeting?

One of the perks of our meetings is that we provide childcare. There is a fee associated with childcare, if you chose to utilize it. Our children under 2 will go into the nursery and those children over 2 will be a part of our MOPPETS group. MOPPETS offers the older children a time of play, crafting and learning about God through stories and Boz the Bear videos. All the childcare workers are staffed through the church.

Craft & Chat

9:30-11 a.m.
2nd Tuesday of the month (during the school year) beginning Sept. 13
A chance for moms to do crafts, pay their bills or even just have coffee and chat with other moms. An RSVP to Jen Wotsch is needed for childcare.
Wesley Center, 3rd floor, Rooms 308-309

What are the costs?

Membership Fee: $31.95 – payable to MOPS International; You receive a Welcome Package from MOPS that is packed full of useful tools as well as some fun goodies and a weekly email. Group Fee: $35 – payable to Hyde Park (covers any speaker fees, raffle prizes, crafts, basic hospitality items, etc.). Childcare Fee: $40/year; or $3/meeting that you use childcare. Scholarships are available, so please ask.

Register – Click here to download this PDF form, fill in, print and return to your MOPS meeting or the Ministry Offices.

Hyde Park has been proud to sponsor a MOPS group since 2011. MOPS started in Denver with a small group of moms who wanted to build community and help each other become better moms. Our group has grown over the years because of the fellowship we have and the friendships we have gained. You are welcome here!

For more information – email MOPS or like us on Facebook for updates and information.

(Older Adults)


We’re a group of older adults that have fun with trips, day-outings, events and luncheons. This group of older adults care for each other through many activities throughout the year.

There is no exact age when a person becomes a “senior.” Some say 55 or 60 and others, 62. We say if you visit our group and are blessed by your experience, you are welcome!

For more information on this lively group, including upcoming events, contact Stephanie Nichols, 813.253.5388, ext. 252.

Sunday School Groups 
Meet at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Weekly

This church was started around a Sunday School class that began meeting over a hundred years ago, and groups that meet on Sunday mornings each week are still an important part of our life together. Below is a list of open Sunday School Groups.

Faith Builders

Bible study based on International Lesson series
9:30 a.m.
Knox Hall 156/157
Group contact: Steve Gardner

The Forum

Open book discussions about promoting spiritual growth
9:30 a.m.
Knox Hall Room 150
Group Contact: Phil Barnett

New Roots

Parents with young children
9:30 a.m.
Wesley Center Room 201
Group Contact: Debbie Green

Open Door

Sermon-based discussion and Bible study
10:45 a.m.
Knox Hall Room 152
Group Contact: Bette Whitley

Yielders Study the World

In-depth fundamental Bible study
9:30 a.m.
Knox Hall Room 151
Group Contact: Jackie Manescala


Bible study based on the International Lesson series
9:30 a.m.
Knox Hall Room 152
Group Contact: Greg Doby

Looking for a place to connect? Contact us: 813.253.5388.

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