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Midweek Message: Take a Breath and Get a GRIP

Dear Hyde Park Family, There are few things more frustrating than being unable to take in a full breath of air. While living in Iowa, I took on the overly ambitious task of building a large deck around my house. Admittedly, when it comes to home improvement projects,...

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Love Inc Thanks Hyde Park Volunteers

I hope you all had a nice summer and found some time for rest and refreshment. I'm reaching out to share the hours that were served at Love INC from faithful volunteers from Hyde Park United Methodist and The Portico. Church members have stepped up to answer the...

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Habitat Interfaith Buiders Sept. 28

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry with a mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Interfaith Builders brings members of local congregations together to live out their faith in a new way. The eight congregations partnering in...

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Hurricane Dorian Relief

In this week's Midweek Message, the Rev. Magrey deVega, our Senior Pastor, discussed the catastrophe that Hurricane Michael left in The Bahamas. Here's an excerpt from his message: We find ourselves as a human community in the aftermath of yet another catastrophic...

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News from Love INC

Love Story - Meet Naomi Naomi was referred to Love INC by First Baptist Church. She is a single, young woman who has assumed sole responsibility for the care of her mom after a debilitating stroke.  Naomi has had to take medical leave to do this and is at the point...

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The 2019-20 School Year at Dunbar Elementary

The administration and staff of Dunbar Elementary Magnet School have asked us to convey their deep gratitude for all you have done to help the children at Dunbar. We are proud of the work you have accomplished and looking forward to doing even more to Make God’s Love...

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Midweek Message: In the Wake of the Storm

Dear Hyde Park Family, We find ourselves as a human community in the aftermath of yet another catastrophic storm. The images coming out of the Bahamas have been horrifying and heartbreaking, as we think about the unimaginable devastation that many people in the...

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Thank you from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Nalik update: I want to thank you for your prayers during my time here in PNG. I have been working with the Nalik over the past week and we have completed the check of Romans and are up to chapter 14 in 1 Corinthians. After completing 1 Corinthians we will move right...

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Hurricane Dorian Information

As of Sunday, Sept. 1, we expect to open our Hyde Park and The Portico campuses, plus The Portico Cafe, at normal times on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Changes in Hurricane Dorian's forecast track may require adjustments, which will be updated here. If you missed our worship...

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Hurricane Information and Resources

Our Church's Storm Readiness Plan and Sunday Worship Schedule:  As of Sunday, Sept. 1, we don't anticipate any changes to our weekly schedule. The Ministry Offices will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 3. However, hurricanes by their very nature are unpredictable. Changes to...

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Midweek Message: “Where I’m From”

Dear Hyde Park Family, Perhaps you heard National Public Radio’s Morning Edition program last Wednesday, and a segment titled “'Where I'm From': A Crowdsourced Poem That Collects Your Memories Of Home.'” It featured a poem titled “Where I’m From” by George Ella Lyon,...

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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...

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Prayer Update from Missionaries Pat & Mel Edmiston

Dear Prayer Partners, Pat is on his way back to Papua New Guinea. He will be working with the Nalik translators this time. Pray for them as they work through 1 & 2 Corinthians and Romans. These three books will complete the New Testament books which they need to...

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Midweek Message: Melodic Defiance

Dear Hyde Park Family, Last Friday in Milwaukee, a man sustained non-life threatening injuries after being shot near his home. Later that evening, just a few blocks away, another man received multiple gunshots to his legs. But today’s Midweek Message is not about bad...

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Giving Matters: Youth Ministries Summer Update

This summer, our Merge teens have been active in our ministry and made a ton of incredible memories! They experienced a powerful week at Warren Willis Camp back in June with the theme being “Speak Peace.” They learned how different cultures...

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Let's take a peek at the numbers so far this year. 10.7 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 32.1 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 10,957 Passionate Volunteers Engaged 2,846 Events to End Hunger Held 1,068 Recipient Agencies Received Food Now let's check...

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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...

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Midweek Message: Making Their Story Our Own

Aug. 15, 2019 Dear Hyde Park Family, Last Sunday, we started a new worship series titled “Hall of Faith,” based on the Bible’s “Hall of Fame” in Hebrews 11. In that sermon,  I reminisced about my visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, in...

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News from The Society of St Andrew, Gleaning Network

Click here for the newsletter. In this issue: Finding Hope & Opportunity in a Tough Season (pg. 1) tells the journey of a farmer discovering a surplus to supporting a community If you have Food to Eat, Thank a Farmer (pg. 2) shares the experience of farmers and...

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News from Hillsborough House of Hope

Working with our police and sheriff departments is a big part of our values at Hillsborough House of Hope. Captain Flynn stopped by recently to visit with our residents. Thanks to Captain Flynn and the City of Tampa Police department, the ladies recently received...

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News from Shining The Light Ministries

God helps us to set our eyes on JESUS, knowing Christ is the only one that allows us to grow spiritually through his glory. In this cycle, many people were motivated to put forth the best effort to contribute to their own well-being. The orchards have been reviewed by...

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News From Love INC

Love Story - Meet Ben At age 48, Ben had never had a driver license or held a job and lived with his parents who had both recently passed away. Ben was referred to Love INC by his father's employer. He was not able to pay rent and was seeking shelter with friends, at...

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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...

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Bloodmobile Returns to Hyde Park Aug.18

One Blood's Bloodmobile returns to our Hyde Park campus. Your donation will save lives and ever drop matters! This month, donors will receive an insulated cooler bag along with your health screening for your donation. Look for the Big Red Bus between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m....

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Blessing of the Backpacks

Join us Sunday, Aug. 11, for a special Blessing of the Backpacks in all worship services. Elementary, Middle, High School, and school teachers and staff are invited to bring their backpack or briefcase and participate. We will pray that joy will surround each person...

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

January through July: 9.1 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 27.3 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 8,325 Passionate Volunteers Engaged 2,111 Events to End Hunger Held 985 Recipient Agencies Received Food Now let's check out the latest good news. “It's...

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Hyde Park BBQ Aug. 21

You're invited to our Hyde Park BBQ 5:30 p.m Wednesday, Aug. 21. It will be a great chance to ‘get social’ in real life with old and new friends from your church. All ages are welcome. Join us for: Smoked BBQ meats Delicious, comfort-food sides Delectable desserts...

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Thanks from Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Dear Friends at Hyde Park, We want to thank you so much for your faithful support of us and our ministry. Pat just finished looking over the last verses of the book of Romans in the Nalik language. He is now prepared for meeting with them in August. They will be doing...

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News From Shining Light Ministry — June 2019

The June 2019 newsletter from Shining the Light Ministry provides updates on the ministry's progress working with local communities in and around Leon, Nicaragua. Here's the summary from their latest edition: "We want to emphasize that in all the communities where the...

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Help Dunbar Teachers Get Ready!

Back to School Time is Here! It's Time to Learn How to Get Involved in Hyde Park's Partnership with Dunbar Elementary Magnet School. Dunbar's theme for the 2019-2020 school year is “Only One You,” and that certainly applies to our volunteers as well. There is Only One...

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Six Helpful Things to Tell Someone Who Is Suffering

The Rev. Magrey deVega, our Senior Pastor, preached the final sermon of our "That's Not in the Bible" series on the topic of "Everything happens for a reason." People say this in order to hold on to the belief that there is no randomness in the world, there is no...

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Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary — June, 2019 Newsletter

June 2019, Külli Tõniste Focus At my son's elementary school graduation, I listened carefully to the principal's speech to fourth graders knowing that this will be my first time as a rector sending away a graduating class of theology students. The principle's 3-minute...

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Midweek Message: A Time for Renewal

Dear Hyde Park Family, Happy Independence Day! I hope this day brings you moments of celebration, connection with friends and family, and gratitude for the freedom to live into your God-given potential. Let us remember that our truest and most enduring freedom is that...

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Summer Movie Nights – Wednesdays in July

6 p.m. in the Magnolia Building. In anticipation of our next sermon series, "Faith at the Movies," we will be showing the movie each Wednesday preceding the Sunday where the film is the sermon theme. Bring money for concessions: pizza, soda, popcorn, candy and more...

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Help Suffering Children Through UMCOR

In light of the recent news about children in U.S. government holding facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border, the United Methodist Committee on Relief has received numerous requests to respond. We have heard the plea for action from the church. Unfortunately, the facilities in question are managed in such a way that precludes even UMCOR’s assistance. Access to these government facilities is extremely limited.

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News from Missionaries Nick and Renee Shaw

The Sh’awesome 6 are: Nick, Renee, Harrison, born in 2008; Porter, 2010; Simon, 2013, and Corbin, 2014 The school year is drawing to a close, but our work here is just beginning! If you are acquainted with what Nick and I enjoy as hobbies, you will appreciate what we...

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Hyde Park Receives Commendation

On June 21, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners recognized Hyde Park United Methodist for its Cold Weather Shelter ministry. Hyde Park is a participant in the county’s plan to provide temporary shelter for residents without adequate heat and persons...

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Financial Peace University LIVE!

One thing that Dave Ramsey has learned through more than 25 years of guiding people on how to win with money: It doesn’t happen in one day. But it can start in one day! Join Dave, Chris Hogan, and Anthony O'Neal on Sept. 28 for the first-ever Financial Peace...

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