Serve at Hyde Park

 

 If you have any questions or would like to schedule a call to discuss our areas of service, please contact us.

Explore all our serving opportunities within the church below.

For more information or to say yes to serving, e-mail the listed contact person.

Adult Discipleship

Community Group Leader

(12 – 18 months)

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Two times yearly

Email Nicki Taylor to learn more.

Short-Term Group Leader

(6-8 weeks)

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: 4 times yearly

Email Nicki Taylor to learn more.

Aldersgate Coffee Shop

Barista (coffee preparation)

DAY: Sunday or Wednesday
HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Prepare and serve coffee beverages; no experience necessary.

Email Kim Harcrow to learn more.

Cashier/Greeter

DAY: Sunday or Wednesday
HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Process book and beverage purchases; greet and assist customers; no experience necessary.

Email Kim Harcrow to learn more.

Downtown Ministries/The Portico

Arts Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Varies
Coordinate art initiatives that give voice to important societal issues.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Birthday Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Varies
Address birthday cards for the congregation.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Communion Server

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Prepare or serve communion elements for communion services at The Portico. Time commitment is one hour per week.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Documentary Film Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Propose/suggest topic of discussion; serve as event host on social media platforms such as Facebook or Linkedin. Attend event and assist with Doc Night curator with a facilitated discussion following the movie. Personally invite 10-20 individuals you think would benefit from and/or add to the post-movie discussion.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Flyer Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Distribute flyers in the community for upcoming events, cafe promotion, etc.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Children’s Shepherd

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Volunteer to help organize children’s activities for worship services, small groups and other activities.

Contact: Kristin Passath

Volunteer Barista

DAY: Sunday evenings // HOW OFTEN: Weekly or monthly
Prepare and serve coffee beverages; no experience needed.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Events Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Second Thursday
We are seeking to create a diverse group of team members with a range of skills and expertise to collaborate in decision making and participate in community development, event planning, educational program development, volunteer recruiting and workshop facilitation.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Children's Greeter

DAY: Sunday evenings // HOW OFTEN: Once a month or more
Greet families arriving at The Portico campus and assist them with the check-in process. Print and deliver attendance reports.

Contact: Kristin Passath

Hospitality and Set-up Team

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Assist with greeting, parking and guest connection for worship.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Grounds Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Three times yearly
Assist with clean up outside The Portico building.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Nursery Volunteer

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
One or more times per month. Hold, comfort and play with babies and toddlers; only paid staff change diapers!

Contact: Kim Apthorp

Porch Party Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly Our Porch Parties are community potlucks the fourth Sunday of each month. Volunteers are needed to help with table, food and beverage, and décor set-up.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Receptionist

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Answer phones, enter attendance and assist with general office needs.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Data Entry

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Enter attendance information into database.

Contact: Justin LaRosa

Facilities and Food Service Ministries

Wednesday Night Dinner preparation

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Prepare and set out food for Wednesday Night Dinner. Time commitment is two hours Wednesdays, September through May.

Contact: Rich Howard-Allen

Wednesday Night Dinner table preparation and clean up

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Set places for Wednesday Night Dinner and/or clean up after dinner. Time commitment is 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays, September through May.

Contact: Rich Howard-Allen

Wednesday Night Dinner ticket sales

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Serve on Wednesday nights by collecting money. Time commitment is 5:15-6:16 p.m. Wednesdays, September through May.

Contact: Rich Howard-Allen

Facilities maintenance and setup

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Assist with maintenance; set up tables and chairs in classrooms and for special events. Time commitment varies.

Contact: Rich Howard-Allen

Wednesday Night Dinner greeter

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Greet diners. Time commitment is from 5:15-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, September through May.

Contact: Rich Howard-Allen

Greeter/Parker/Usher

Funeral Hospitality Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: As needed, short notice usually.

Looking for a small team of people to serve specifically on a team for funerals. Parkers, Ushers and Greeters needed.

Contact: Jeff Morton

Usher

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly

Provide a warm welcome to guests and members. Distribute worship bulletins and help seat people. Collect offering and place it in safe. Place Connection Cards in attendance sleeves and clean up after service. Time commitment is 1.5 hours per week during a worship service for a month on a rotating schedule.

Contact: Jeff Morton

Greeter

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly

Warmly greet guests and members at the different entrances on campus. Time commitment is one hour per week for a month on a rotating schedule.

Contact: Jeff Morton

Parking lot greeter

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly

Assist guests with parking; greet and welcome first time guests. Time commitment is 1.5 hours per week for a month on a rotating schedule.

Contact: Jeff Morton

Guest and Member Services

Medical First Responder

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Requires medical background, minimally CPR and first responder certification; most team members are medical professionals, who serve on-call in case of medical need on campus Sunday mornings.

Email John Barolo or more information.

Connection Point

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Provide warm welcome to members and guests who are new to Hyde Park or want information about the church. Time commitment varies; serve Sunday mornings.

 Email John Barolo for more information.

Discover Hyde Park Host

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Provide snacks and a hospitable environment for guests at monthly Discover Hyde Park gatherings

Email Debbie Casanzio for more information.

New Member Connector

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: 5 times each year
Facilitate connecting conversations with new members to help them discern their next step in discipleship and connect them with the life of the church. Time commitment is two hours a month.

Email Burt Thayer for more information.

Guest Connector

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Make contact with first time guests and help them get acclimated to Hyde Park. Answer questions and invite them to the Discover Hyde Park.

Email Glenn Shull to for more information.

New Member Facilitator

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Five 6 week classes during the year
Assist in coordination, preparation and facilitation of New Member Classes.

Email Debbie Casanzio for more information.

Missions and Outreach Ministries

Open Arms

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
The Open Arms ministry serves breakfast to our homeless guests each Sunday. Multiple opportunities are available throughout the week to gather food, prepare meals or interact with guests. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for specific opportunities.

Click here to email Jill Krantz, church liaison, for more information.

Manna Bag Ministry

DAY: Sunday and Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Manna bags are sold the last Sunday of the month by our Youth Ministries; bags are assembled the last Wednesday of the month.

Click here to email Emily Kuche, Director of Youth Ministries, for more information.

One Blood – Blood Donations

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Every other month
One Sunday every other month, members of Hyde Park roll up their sleeves and give the gift of life by donating blood to OneBlood. Donations made at other sites may also be credited to Hyde Park, if donors indicate they are members of this congregation.

2019 Donation Dates

  • Feb. 10
  • April 28
  • June 23
  • Aug. 18
  • Oct. 20
  • Dec. 15

Click here to email Tracey Arehart, church liaison, or click here to email Jamie Mueller, agency liaison, or call her at 512.905.1914. More information is available at the One Blood website.

Bike Repair Ministry

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
WHERE: Madison Building, southwest corner of Magnolia and Azeele

Each Sunday, 8-10 a.m., members of our Bike Repair Ministry meet at the church to help repair bicycles belonging to our Open Arms guests. This ministry provides a much-needed service to the community. Bicycles enable the homeless and working poor to meet their transportation needs and a working, safe bicycle is vital.

Click here to email the Rev. Vicki Walker, Director of Missions and Outreach, for more information.

Mission Liaison

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Serve as the link between our church and a mission partner. Help with communication and coordinating serving opportunities. Pray for and support our missions partners.

Click here to email Vicki Walker, for more information.

Children’s Ministries Mission Projects

DAY: Varies // HOW OFTEN: Varies
Our Children’s Ministries seek to teach children and family about the importance of Missions and Outreach through various mission projects, such as filling backpacks with school supplies or preparing food bags for the homeless. Volunteers can assist with gathering supplies, teaching children or helping families complete the projects.

Click here to email Kristin Passath for more information.

Mission Celebration Market

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Yearly
Craft vendors are welcome (space is limited) and help is always needed with set up.

Click here to email Tracey Arehart, church liaison, for more information.

Cold Weather Shelter

DAY: As Needed // HOW OFTEN: As Needed
Hyde Park United Methodist serves as a Hillsborough County cold weather shelter when local temperatures dip to or below 40 degrees with wind chill in Hillsborough County.

The Hyde Park United Methodist cold weather shelter opens at 6 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Wednesdays) on cold weather nights and is open to adult men and adult women who are homeless or for those who live in homes without adequate heat. Guests depart the following morning at 6:30 a.m. Pets are not permitted in the shelter.

Volunteer to Serve

Contact Don Aiken, Ministry Liaison, by email for more information.

Little Dresses for Missions

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Sewers meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the church to make dresses and shorts for missions.

Please email Darrell Painter or Vicki Castells, church liaisons, for more information.

Mission Smiles

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Twice each year
Volunteers with medical and non-medical experience are welcome to help with this dental clinic.

Click here to email Joan Mellen, church liaison, for more information.

Worship

Worship Music

Chapel Choir Member

DAY: Sunday and Weekday // How Often: Weekly
Serve by participating in the musical portions of worship services Time commitment is 1.5 hours weekly on Wednesday plus most Sundays. Perform weekly during Chapel worship with warm up at 8 a.m. before the 8:30 worship service.

Click here to email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Bell Choir Member

DAY: Sunday and Weekday//How Often: Weekly
Serve by participating in the musical portions of worship services Time commitment is 1.5 hours weekly on Tuesday plus one Sunday per month. Bells are great for everyone to learn — you have to be able to count!

Click here to email Michael Dougherty for more information.

11 Magnolia instrumentalist or vocalist (audition required)

DAY: Sunday and Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Lead worship for the 11 Magnolia service (vocalist or instrumentalist.) Time commitment is 2 hours during the week and 3 hours on Sundays.

Click here to email Colleen Schmitt for more information.

Higher Purpose instrumentalist or vocalist for worship at The Portico

Higher Purpose welcomes all singers and musicians. The band plays a variety of contemporary music styles at The Portico worship service 5:30 p.m. Sundays.

Click here to email Colleen Schmitt for more information.

Joyful Praise Team instrumentalist or vocalist (audition required)

DAY: Sunday and Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Lead worship for contemporary services. Time commitment is 2.5 hours for rehearsal on Wednesday and three hours on most Sundays.

Click here to email Colleen Schmitt for more information.

Chancel Choir Member (audition required)

DAY: Sunday and Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Serve by participating in the musical portions of the worship services. Time commitment is 1.5 hours weekly on Wednesdays, plus Sunday services and extra seasonal services. Perform weekly during worship services with a Sunday morning warm up at 10:30 a.m. before the 11 a.m. worship service.

Click here to email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Worship Production

Production Team: Sundays

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: 1-5 times per month
A team of at least seven people run the technical elements of Sunday worship. Teams serve one weekend a month in live video, projection, sound, and lighting. Group training and individual coaching are available.

Click here to email Mat Hotho for more information.

Worship Support

Altar Guild member

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Work with team members to care for visual elements of worship, including altar and pulpit linens, candles and flowers. Work with families wishing to order flowers for Sundays. Time commitment is two hours per week, one month per year.

Click here to email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Communion – monthly

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Prepare or serve communion elements for monthly communion services in the Sanctuary services. Time commitment is one hour monthly.

Click here to email Jeff Morton for more information.

Communion – weekly

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Prepare or serve communion elements for communion services weekly at the 8:30 a.m. Chapel service or 11 a.m. Magnolia services. Time commitment is one hour per week.

Click here to email Jeff Morton for more information.

Creative Worship Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Help design the weekly worship services. Meet monthly with staff to design elements of worship.

Click here to email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Read Scripture in worship

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Use the dramatic arts to communicate the central themes of a worship service or read the Sunday morning Scripture. No memorization required.

Click here to email Jeff Morton for more information.

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