Lent 2018  //  Feb. 18 – March 25

Lent 2018 // Feb. 18 – March 25

This Lent, we invite you to go deeper.

Acknowledge those fragile, tenuous parts of your life, rather than run away from them.

Surrender your limitations over to God’s limitless love, and offer your toughest questions to a God whose faithfulness will sustain you.

In other words, embrace your uncertainties.

Embracing the Uncertain is the name of our Lenten series this year.

Each week, we will explore a different way that life feels uncertain, based on a different biblical encounter with Jesus in the gospels:

  • Feb. 18: Embrace the uncertainty of doubt, through a father’s desperate plea: “Lord I believe, help my unbelief.”
  • Feb. 25: Embrace the uncertainty of forgiveness, through Peter’s question about how many times we are to forgive.
  • March 4: Embrace the uncertainty of worry, as Jesus teaches the crowd to consider the lilies and the sparrows.
  • March 11: Embrace the uncertainty of mortality, through the grieving of Mary and Martha over the death of their brother Lazarus.
  • March 18: Embrace the uncertainty of surrender, through the powerful transformation of a sinner named Zacchaeus.
  • March 25: Embrace the uncertainty of obedience, through the poignant prayer of Jesus himself, in the Garden of Gethsemane.

Each week, this series will invite you to acknowledge, and ultimately embrace, an area of your life filled with uncertainty.

And together, we will experience hope and new life through the certainty of the resurrection on Easter.

Easter Sunday is April 1. Celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus with us at 6:30, 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

“Relationships Matter” Workshop

“Relationships Matter” Workshop

Dr. Erica Clark and the Rev. Sally Campbell-Evans will host a presentation discussing ideas for starting, shaping and strengthening connections. Topics will include building new relationships, bolstering current friendships, enhancing romantic relationships, and shifting to healthier family relationships. Learn practical tips to enhance all types of relationships  6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 in Knox Hall Room 150. Register here.

Homeless Point-in-Time Count, Feb. 22

Homeless Point-in-Time Count, Feb. 22

The annual Homeless Point-In Time Count will take place on Thursday, Feb. 22.

Hyde Park United Methodist is serving as a deployment site for volunteers.

The annual Homeless Count in Hillsborough County is coordinated by the Tampa/Hillsborough County Continuum of Care (CoC), led by the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative in conjunction with community partners. The data, collected through a short survey and observation during the Homeless Count, provides a Point-In-Time (PIT) ‘snapshot’ as to what the homeless population in our community looks like during a single, 24-hour period to help community planners better understand, through demographic information, who is homeless, why, and for how long.

YOU can HELP us, HELP OUR Homeless Neighbors by:

  1. Volunteering to help conduct the Street Count or at the Youth Count Event: Visit the 2018 Homeless PIT Count volunteer page to learn more about volunteer options.
  2. Donating travel-size items listed below to be given to homeless persons who participate in completing the PIT Count Survey:
  • Socks (most needed are adult male, basic colors)
  • Rain Ponchos
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Wet Wipes
  • Combs and Brushes
Faith Steps Sacraments Workshop

Faith Steps Sacraments Workshop

10:40 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. March 4

Parents and their children, grades 2-5, are invited to join the Children’s Team and our pastors for a Sacraments Workshop in the Harnish Activities Center. We will explore the meaning of Baptism and Communion in the United Methodist Church and enjoy some hands-on activities. We will conclude the afternoon by celebrating Communion together in the Chapel.

Register here.

Thousands Celebrate Christmas Eve

Thousands Celebrate Christmas Eve

Nearly 3,000 people celebrated Christmas Eve at one of the ten services held at our Hyde Park campus and The Portico campus. Our sincere thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who worked diligently to make family members, friends, neighbors and strangers feel welcome. Here’s a glimpse of some of those on campus that day.

The List

The List

Avoid the mall madness and provide meaningful gifts. We are offering everyone another option for gifts. You can honor your friends and family by making a contribution to one of our mission partners, that range from working to end hunger worldwide to assisting local farm workers to helping families in poverty in our city.

Shopping couldn’t be easier.

Browse The List. Make your selections. Submit your payment.

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