Scholarship Applications Now Available

We believe it is important to invest in higher education for eligible high school, college and seminary students. This page serves as a hub for scholarship opportunities provided by the church and by other United Methodist agencies.

Hyde Park United Methodist Scholarship Applications

There are currently three Hyde Park United Methodist scholarship opportunities available.
The Hyde Park United Methodist scholarship is for high school seniors, college students (associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or vocational certificate) and divinity students.

The deadline for applying is March 30, 2020

High School Seniors          Required Reference Form (high school application only)
(This scholarship is available to individuals who are currently pursuing a post secondary education towards a Bachelor’s degree, Associate’s Degree or a Vocational Certificate. Individuals pursuing a Master’s or Doctorate degree are not eligible for this scholarship.)

 The Florida United Methodist Foundation Sinclair Scholarship

The Florida United Methodist Foundation Sinclair scholarship is for high school seniors. Click here for the scholarship application and instructions about other required documents. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church scholarship administers more than 70 scholarship programs with one general application. Criteria for each scholarship program vary; however, there are minimum requirements that apply for general eligibility consideration. Click here for eligibility and application information.

Click here for the scholarship application of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. The deadline for students to apply is March 5, 2020. This application is for scholarships for the fall 2020 semester and is open to any college student at any grade level who will be enrolled full-time for the fall semester with at least a 2.5 GPA. Students must also have at least a one-year membership with the United Methodist Church to be eligible to receive an award.

Other Scholarship Resources

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.

Youth Council Positions Open

Would you like to be a leader in Merge Youth Ministries?

Would you like to have a say in what we do at Merge weekly, monthly and yearly?

You can help lead other youth as we “Merge Real Faith with Real Life.”

Merge’s Youth Council is a group of students chosen to serve in leadership roles within Youth Ministries. They assist staff with planning and organizing events, perform outreach, coordinate praise and worship, and aid their peers in forming a stronger connection to God and others.

Feel called to fill a position of leadership in our faith community? Here are your next steps:

  • Download the form below for the position(s) you are interested in
  • Complete the forms
  • Return all completed for to Emily Kuche, Director of Youth Ministries
  • After submitting your forms, you will be contacted to schedule an interview with Emily and other Merge adult leaders
  • Interviews will take place 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22

Below is a list of available positions for our Youth Council for the coming year:

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!

Children and Youth on the Move!

Sunday, Aug. 18 is the beginning of our new school year for students in our Children’s Ministries and Merge Youth Ministries.

Children’s Ministries will hold “Move Up Sunday,” the official start of the new programming year. It’s also when kids move up to their new small groups in Sunday Morning/Night Live to match with their grade in school. 9:30 and 11 a.m. in the Wesley Center and 5;30 p.m. at The Portico.

Our Merge Youth Ministries is also kicking of their new school year on that day with “Back to School Night” at 5:30 p.m. in the Harnish Activities Center. Parents and students will enjoy a meal together, sharing fellowship and fun! Emily and Mac will review plans for the coming year while highlighting major events. Youth will meet their new small group leaders and all will have the chance to watch challenge videos featuring youth staff, small group leaders and Pastor Magrey!

Merge Movie Day

Merge Movie Day

On Sunday, June 23, Merge will meet at Westshore Mall to see Toy Story 4.

Meet us at the Food Court at 12:30 p.m. for lunch (bring your money) and we’ll all head over to watch the 1:30 p.m. matinee.

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