Reserve Your Christmas Tree by Nov. 16

Reserve Your Christmas Tree by Nov. 16

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. 16.

You can also order your trees in person on Nov. 4 and Nov. 11. The youth will be selling trees 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Courtyard and Magnolia Patio.

Tree pick-up will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 in the main parking lot. If you can help distribute trees on Nov. 29, contact Kathy.

Prayer Bears

Prayer Bears

Have you seen one of these bears before?

If you can believe it, 10 years ago, Trish Krider started this ministry. Since then, these bears have helped children find comfort in this space, brought peace to people in the hospital, and have been delivered to all ages, in all walks of life – from CEO’s to the homeless. They’ve even made it around the world. Other churches have begun similar ministries. It only happens because of the volunteers, but also because you are part of this church, you have and continue to support every bear through your financial generosity.

Thank you. And next time you see one of the bears, say a prayer for the person who will receive it.

How the United Methodists are Helping in Puerto Rico

After hurricane Maria, UMCOR approved $5 million between previous grants and other assistance to the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico (MCPR). On April 13, 2018, UMCOR board members approved three separate grants to MCPR, including a grant for $15 million. These grants will allow the church to continue to expand its comprehensive recovery work through 2020.

“There is good, responsible, accountable work being done in Puerto Rico with all of these grants, and it’s a pleasure to associate with them and work with them.” Said Bishop Bickerton, who recently visited Puerto Rico to meet with members of MCPR.


 

Volleyball Club Forming

Looking for some fun while getting some exercise and meeting new friends? Volleyball is a great way to promote good health and build friendships, with a little healthy competition. An organizational meeting with a free clinic is scheduled for Thursday, Aug.2. Open to anyone 13 years of age or older. For more information or to sign up, email Larry Curry or Sally Campbell-Evans.
Order Your Easter Lilies

Order Your Easter Lilies

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.

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