Family Communion Workshop

Family Communion Workshop

Children’s Ministries Family Communion Workshop – Nov. 13


Join Pastor Debbie for a  family experience for elementary kids (grades 1 – 5) and their parents. This is an opportunity for parents and children to learn what the sacrament of Communion is all about and have a chance to participate in the sacrament together.

6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13 Hyde Park Chapel

Register here!

October Missions in Children’s Ministries

October Missions in Children’s Ministries

In support of the Missions Celebration on Oct. 27, Children’s Ministries is raising money and collecting items to make Hygiene Kits to send to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) for Hurricane relief and other disaster responses.

UMCOR Hygiene Kit helps provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Hygiene kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition and cooking classes.

During the Missions Celebration, our children will be assembling the Hygiene Kits during Sunday Morning Live programming and will welcome a speaker from UMCOR.

How Can Your Family Help?

  • Donate $12.00 (or in increments of $12) per kit and turn the money in by Sunday, Oct. 20. Cash, check or credit card accepted in person.Or online credit card accepted here. Checks to be made out to Hyde Park United Methodist and on memo line:  Hygiene Kits. 


  • Donate the items for a kit. All donated items are due by Sunday, Oct. 20.

Hygiene Kit Materials:

  • One hand towel (15 x 25 –17 x 27 inches)
    • No kitchen, cleaning or microfiber towels
  • One washcloth
    • No kitchen, cleaning or microfiber towels
  • One comb
    • Must be sturdy with at least six inches of teeth
    • No pocket combs or picks
    • Rattail and combs without handles are acceptable but must have at least six inches of teeth
  • One toenail or fingernail clipper
    • No emery boards or metal nail files
  • Bath-size soap (3 oz. bar or larger)
    • No Ivory or Jergen’s soap
    • Do not remove from packaging
  • One adult toothbrush
    • Do not remove from packaging
    • Personal advertising not acceptable
  • 10 adhesive bandages (¾ by 3 inches)
    • Common household bandages acceptable
  • One one-gallon size re-sealable bag

Thank you for supporting Missions and helping our kids learn about the importance of sharing God’s love with others!


Family Camping Trip

Family Camping Trip

We’re going to Disney World and having a wonderful time with our families camping!
This event is for Children’s Ministries and Merge families who love to camp and already have all the gear to do so. It’s $25 per person for the trip.
Families will take turns providing the menu throughout the weekend. We will have a worship service on Saturday night after dinner as a church group.
It’s going to be an awesome adventure. Sign-up Here.
Location:  Disney World’s Fort Wilderness
Kids say the darndest things…about Christmas!

Kids say the darndest things…about Christmas!

And we want to hear ALL of them!!

Children’s Ministries and Youth Ministries are looking for children and youth who are not camera shy to be videoed in a simple Q & A to be shown at the Family Christmas Service.

Filming for children will take place during Sunday Morning Live on 9/22 and 9/29 and during Choir/Wednesday Night Dinner on 9/25 & 10/2. (Dates for youth will be scheduled in October). If your child or student is able to participate, please contact Melissa for more info with the subject line – FCS Video

Not sure about talking to a camera but still love the spotlight? We’re also searching for children and youth to join our live cast as a costumed character to complete the nativity scene at the Family Christmas Service. *This role is different than in years past.*  For more info, contact Melissa with the subject line – FCS Character

All children and youth must have a signed media release on file to participate.

The Family Christmas service is on Dec 23 at 5 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

Wednesday Night Programming

Children’s Ministries Wednesday night programming resumes at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 18.

RSVP here

Nursery care – for children ages 2 and under (and 3’s who are not yet confidently potty trained). Drop off & pick up in Wesley Center room 102-3.

Jr Zone – for children ages 3, 4 and Kindergartners. Drop off in WC 208, pick up in WC 206/7.

Zone – for Grades 1-3. Drop off & pick up in WC 306/7

Club45 – for 4th and 5th Graders. Drop off in WC 308/9, pick up in the Harnish Activities Center

6:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. – May

Children have fun learning more about their faith and how to apply it to their everyday lives.

RSVP here

Hyde Park Game Night

Hyde Park Game Night

 Craving more family connection time?

Join us for Hyde Park Game Night!

Conversation starters, board games, and more – fun for the WHOLE family!

We know families are busy with school and work and outside activities, but still long to have fun together and talk about more than just day-to-day events. How do you find time for conversations, both silly and meaningful, and play as a family?

All of our Hyde Park family, including children and students from our Children’s Ministries and Youth Ministries, and their parents/guardians/grandparents are welcome! This event is a time for families of all ages and stages to connect with each other. There will also be childcare for children ages 2 and under so family members are able to participate in all the games.

6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Harnish Activities Center

Pizza dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. $8/adults $5/children

RSVP here!

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