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.

Reserve Your Christmas Tree by Nov. 17

Reserve Your Christmas Tree by Nov. 17

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.

Give Support and Scriptures with Manna Bags

Give Support and Scriptures with Manna Bags

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.

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