Hundreds of United Methodists from around the Florida Conference attended Annual Conference last week at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. For a brief recap of the event, watch this video summary from The Rev. Sally Campbell-Evans.
Order Your Easter Lilies
Our worship spaces will be decorated with Easter lilies in celebration of the Resurrection.
Lilies may be ordered for $10 each in loving memory or in honor of family and friends by Sunday, March 18.
Click here to order online now, or pick up an order form Sundays in the information racks (in the Chapel Lobby, Narthex, outside the Coffee Shop and in the Ministry Offices) or at Connection Point.
A list will appear in the Easter Sunday bulletin on April 1. You may take your lilies home after the 11 a.m. services.
Checks should be made payable to Hyde Park United Methodist with “Easter Lilies” on the memo line. Put the order form and your check in the offering plate on Sunday, or return them to the Ministry Offices no later than Sunday, March 18.
Reserve a beautiful, fresh-cut Christmas Tree and support our youth!
Merge Youth Ministries is selling fresh Fraser Fir Christmas trees with the proceeds helping to provide mission trip scholarships. The trees are delivered only 48 hours after they are cut. The trees range from 3 – 14 ft. You can reserve your tree via our online form until Nov. 17.
You can also order your trees in person on Nov. 5 and Nov. 12. The youth will be selling trees 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Harnish Activities Center on Nov. 5 and in Courtyard and Magnolia Patio on Nov. 12.
Tree pick-up will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 in the main parking lot. If you can help distribute trees on Nov. 30, contact Kathy.
The Manna Ministry assembles and sells Zip-lock bags filled with Scriptures, information on community resources, healthy snacks, sunscreen and a pair of socks for distribution to impoverished individuals to help them feel the love of Christ. Manna bags are generally available to purchase the last Sunday of the month in the Courtyard for $5.
2018 Manna Bag sale dates:
- Feb. 25
- March 25
- April 29
- May 27
- June 24
- July 29
- Aug. 26
- Sept. 30
- Oct. 28
- Nov. 25
- Dec. 30
For more information, contact Gray Caron, 813.839.0083.
Learn more about serving at Hyde Park United Methodist here.
We share in the support of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, typically on the fifth Sunday of the month.
The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home (FUMCH) is a refuge and haven for abused, neglected and troubled children. It has been serving the state of Florida for over 100 years. These children are provided a home-like setting at the main campus or the Youth Ranch. The Children’s Home is also focused on foster care services through their Open Hearts Family Service. To learn more about the children’s home, contact Lisa Johnson.
Next Sunday in 2017: Sept. 17
To make a contribution, please use the special envelope in either the pew rack or information carts. For more information, contact Pat Kelly.
Want to give online now? Click here and choose “Children’s Home” as the designation.
Sunday evening, over 130 students and parents attended a back-to-school celebration with Merge Youth Ministries.
Students enjoyed games, food and time with their families at a carnival-themed back to school night. Merge Youth Ministries staff and volunteers shared with families the Bible studies, trips and events planned for the upcoming year.
Staff and volunteers completed several “challenges” during the event to celebrate volunteer sign-ups. Senior Pastor Magrey deVega had a bucket of ice water dumped on him by his daughters in order to celebrate filling all confirmation leader spots. Program Assistant for Children’s and Youth Ministries Kathy DiRaimo was “pied” by Senior Pastor Magrey deVega to celebrate people who volunteered to deliver dinner to Sunday night youth programming.
View a video with photos from the event below: