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.
Short-Term Classes - Now Open!
After Easter is a perfect time to join a new short-term class to grow in your faith. The following classes will be offered this Spring at Hyde Park:
- The Heart of Centering Prayer // A six-week book study of The Heart of Centering Prayer will begin 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 on the 3rd floor of The Portico. (The Portico Campus)
- Twelve Women of the Bible (Women’s Study) // Beginning 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 4 in Knox Hall 157, there will be a study of the book and video, Twelve Women of the Bible. The book is available in the bookstore for $10. (Hyde Park Campus)
- Return of the Prodigal Son // Beginning 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 1 in Knox Hall 152, you may participate in a six-week study of the book, Return of the Prodigal Son, by Henri Nouwen. (Hyde Park Campus)
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.)
- On Being – A Civil Conversations Project – A weekly conversation centered around NPR’s On Being’s “Civil Conversations Project” (http://www.civilconversationsproject.org). For more information, please contact Michelle Schumacher (813.363.3970).
- “Who is This Man?” – A Lenten Study – Jesus made an undeniable influence on our world and you will learn how you can make one too! Spend six weeks during Lent meeting Jesus for the first time or all over again in new ways. (6:45-8 p.m. Sundays starting March 5, The Portico Cafe Room). Register now.
- Community Yoga – Gather for meaningful yoga practice in our new Community Hall. All levels welcome. (6 p.m. Tuesdays beginning March 7).
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.
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. 6
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
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: $24.95 – 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.
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.
Bible study based on International Lesson series
Knox Hall 156/157
Group contact: Steve Gardner
Open book discussions about promoting spiritual growth
Knox Hall Room 150
Group Contact: Phil Barnett
Parents with young children
Wesley Center Room 201
Group Contact: Debbie Green
Sermon-based discussion and Bible study
Knox Hall Room 152
Group Contact: Bette Whitley
Yielders Study the World
In-depth fundamental Bible study
Knox Hall Room 151
Group Contact: Jackie Manescala
Bible study based on the International Lesson series
Knox Hall Room 152
Group Contact: Greg Doby