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Midweek Message: Lessons From Irma

Sept. 21, 2017 Dear Hyde Park Family, There were a lot of responses to my Midweek Message last week. In both my Midweek and my sermon, I invited us to reflect on what Hurricane Irma has taught us: about ourselves, what we value, what we fear, how we will be better...

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News From Good Samaritan Mission

We have started our GSMobile outreach classes in the community with a discipleship class at Ana’s Restaurant in Wimauma every Wednesday morning…Click here for more news from the...

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Kristin’s Children’s Message – Manageable Rhythm

1. Plan to plan. My husband and I work jobs that require us to keep inconsistent schedules. Add to that two daughters, two cats, a house remodel, and our weekly calendars resemble the aisles of Walmart after Black Friday. A few years back, my husband suggested a...

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Wednesday Programming for Kids

Jr. Zone, Zone and Club 45 begin September 20! Keep God in their week!  Sign up your kids for fun, relational and interactive programming on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. The programs include Bible story, interactive message, crafts and games each week. Certain...

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Emily’s Youth Message – Their Safe Place

There are so many places and environments your teen has to hold his or her emotions together, and their home is the one place they feel safe to let down their guard and release what may be pent up inside. For you as the parent, however, this is a test of faith and...

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Emotional Support After the Hurricane

Recovering from a hurricane can be extremely stressful. The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church has resources to provide emotional support to anyone in the impacted area including clergy, spouses, retirees, church staff and congregations. You do not have...

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Missions Celebration Sunday is Oct. 1

More than 40 different Missions organizations are supported by you and the rest of the Hyde Park congregation. Hear stories from and meet our mission partners face-to-face at our annual Missions Celebration 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1 in the...

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Hurricane Relief: 5 Ways to Help

As we watch the ongoing weather devastation in Texas and Florida, our United Methodist Committee on Relief is already actively providing relief assessing needs. Florida Bishop Ken Carter has issued a challenge to collect 4,000 Flood Buckets to provide relief in...

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Midweek Message: When the Great Storm is Over

Dear Hyde Park, 30  “But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31  Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “You of little faith, why did you...

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Society of St Andrew Gleaning Network

Accomplished January 1 to August 31, 2017 12.5 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 7.6 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project A total of 20.1 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 60.3 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 3,337 Events...

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Church Activities UPDATE /// This Week

Things are a little different here this week due to cleanup from Hurricane Irma. We continue to lift in prayer all those affected by the storm, and those working to clean up.    Ministry Offices will be open again starting Wednesday, Sept. 13 6:30 p.m Prayer...

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Midweek Message: Calm Amid the Storm

First, a pastoral word. This has been quite a week. Hurricane Irma has been a looming threat for the past several days. For many of us, our nerves are frazzled and our minds are on high alert. Emotions have vacillated between fear for the future and a...

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Hurricane Resources and Information

Our Church’s Storm Readiness Plan and Sunday Worship Schedule: The Ministry Offices will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Find details on other activities here. Helpful Resources to Prepare Prepare ahead for any hurricane landfall: Hillsborough County Official...

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“Make a Difference” Jim Harnish Book Event

Join us 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at The Portico Cafe for a book signing event featuring the Rev. Jim Harnish’s new book, “Make a Difference.” The Portico Cafe will have lunch available at 12:30 with a book signing by the Rev. Jim Harnish to follow at 1 p.m....

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Nicaragua Family Mission Trip Meeting Sept. 24

Make God’s love real in Leon, Nicaragua as a family at the 2018 Nicaragua Family Mission Trip! Every year we take a Family Mission Trip to Nicaragua and stay at El Ayudante. The mission site is a beautiful, secluded area, so families will be safe as they travel...

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Midweek Message – Hurricane Harvey: How You Can Help

Dear Hyde Park Family, Today’s Midweek Message is clear and simple: The people of Texas need help, and the United Methodist Church is ready to respond. Our United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is already actively engaged in providing and coordinating response...

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Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

Greetings from the President August 2017 In the beginning of the new study year I ask personally for your prayerful support. The month of August has been really hard as both me and my husband lost our mothers. We have had two funerals in less than two weeks, and the...

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Card-Making Fundraiser for Hillsborough House of Hope

Join us as we make cards to raise funds for Hillsborough House of Hope, noon – 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in Knox Hall 150. Hillsborough House of Hope (HHH) is a mission partner of Hyde Park United Methodist that provides transitional housing and support to women leaving...

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Midweek Message: Living the Golden Rule

Dear Hyde Park Family, An episode of the classic television series The Honeymooners featured this exchange between the iconic Ralph Kramden and his buddy Ed Norton: Ralph: When she put two potatoes on the table, one big one and one small one, you immediately took the...

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The Portico Campus – Community Update

Dear Worshiping Community at The Portico, I continue to give thanks for your faithful support of our campus at The Portico. I am amazed at how God continues to use this campus to make God’s love real through conversation, connection, and community change. The start of...

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11 Magnolia Community Update

Dear 11 Magnolia Community, We continue to give thanks for your faithful attendance at our 11 Magnolia worship service. Since its creation several years ago, this service has blossomed into a beautiful, caring, and authentic congregation. I am pleased to share the...

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Emily’s Youth Message – Self-Esteem

Spending time alone with God changes perspective. Your teen battles so many influences each day. Some are good, but some are not so good. Even the most confident teen will battle periods of low self-esteem or low self-worth. They are constantly facing judgment from...

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News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Currently almost 1,800 living languages, spoken by about 165 million people, lack even a partial Bible translation, according to the Wycliffe Global Alliance. Many of these languages are located in Papua New Guinea. Faith Comes By Hearing has partnered with...

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Society of St Andrew, Gleaning Network

Accomplished January 1 to July 31, 2017 9.8 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 5.3 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project A total of 15.1 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 45.2 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 2,790 Events Held...

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Emily’s Youth Message – Parental Influence

A quick internet search reveals the worries many parents feel when it comes to their teen’s friends. “How to spot a bully”. “How to spot a bad influence”. “How to spot the wrong crowd”. There is plenty to worry about when it comes to your child’s friends. But what if...

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New Director of Small Group Ministries

We are pleased to announce that Nicki Taylor will be leading our Small Group Ministries! Nicki has served on our Communications staff for almost two years and has been a volunteer small group leader with adults and Children’s Ministries. She completed her...

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Midweek Message: A Prayer for the Start of School

Dear Hyde Park Family, Well the day has finally arrived. I am now officially the father of two high schoolers. Grace is entering her junior year at Plant High School, Madelyn is entering her freshman year at the International Baccalaureate program at Robinson, and I...

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Sending Kids Back to School with Confidence

Reassurance of God’s presence Many children, especially those in elementary school, have trouble adapting to the new routine and the new surroundings of school. They may feel alone without their parents or usual caregivers. It’s important to remind them that God is...

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News from missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Dear Friends at Hyde Park, Pat is back from his recent trip to India where he was able to observe a new oral approach to translation. He will be testing it out in a pilot project in PNG later this year. This Friday, he is going back for another month of checking...

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Midweek Message: New Takes on Old Favorites

Dear Hyde Park Family, A few years ago, my younger daughter Madelyn and I were at a local department store when we saw a display of record turntables. “Wow! What is that?” Her eyes got bug-eyed with wonder. You may remember these musical fixtures of the 1970s, before...

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