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News from Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church

Relationship is at the heart of mission. Cultivating relationships across boundaries because of the good news God offers us in Christ is a foundational and sustaining part of our work as United Methodists. In January, explore how relationship with God and with one...

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2020 Leave No Vegetable Behind!

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for a food-packing event with the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network. 5-9 p.m., Saturday, February 29, Tampa Convention Center. We are looking for 100 Volunteers to glean from a food trade show! Each volunteer should...

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Come Serve With Us

Come Serve With Us

Help prepare breakfast and serve our Open Arms Guests with Children's Ministries. 4th Graders - Join us Feb. 9. Register here. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in Wesley Center Room 309 for an important orientation with doughnuts and OJ. Serving will take place in the Harnish...

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Midweek Message: The Three Questions

Midweek Message: The Three Questions

Dear Hyde Park Family, Today is my 47th birthday, which means among other things, I have a lot of renewing to do. I have to run over to the DMV and renew the registration on my car. While Grace is back for a break from college, we are going to renew our passports,...

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Greeting Card Project

Greeting Card Project

Help is needed with the House of Hope's greeting card project, one of the their regular fund raising programs. Join us from noon - 2 p.m. Jan. 26 in Knox Hall Room 150. No card making/crafting experience necessary - just willing hands to aid this ministry for formerly...

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News from Shining The light Ministries

Shining The light Ministries December newsletter As I look back at the past year, I am in awe of all the firsts that we achieved. From a remarkable vision trip to partnership trips to a record setting income, we have been abundantly blessed in all of our efforts. We...

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Blood Drives at Hyde Park in 2020

Blood Drives at Hyde Park in 2020

The OneBlood bloodmobile will be at the Hyde Park campus 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. select Sundays in 2020. (see schedule below). Look for the Bloodmobile on Azeele Street next to the Harnish Activities Center. 2020 Blood Drive Schedule Feb. 23 April 19 June 14 Aug. 16 Oct. 18...

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Diverse UMC Groups Sign Proposal for Inclusion and Separation

Diverse UMC Groups Sign Proposal for Inclusion and Separation

Dear Hyde Park Family, On Friday, United Methodist news service shared a proposed agreement for the separation of The United Methodist Church over conflicting views related to human sexuality. A diverse group of high-level leaders in our denomination, including Bishop...

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Christmas at Florida United Methodist Children’s Home

Christmas at the Florida United Methodist Children's Home is a very special time. In this new Fifth Sunday video, one of our houseparents shares from her Christmas experiences with our children. Just click on the link below to watch. Thank you for making a difference...

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Christmas at Hyde Park

Christmas at Hyde Park

Blue Christmas7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15The Chapel at Hyde Park campus This is supposed to be a joyful time of year, but for some of us, the holidays are hard. You are not alone. Join us for a time of reflection and prayer, contemplative music, spoken words and candles of...

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Midweek Message: Mary’s Spirit Song

Midweek Message: Mary’s Spirit Song

Dear Advent Pilgrims: In last Sunday’s sermon, I referenced these alternative lyrics to the popular song “Mary, Did You Know?” by a woman named Jennifer Henry. Here is the full text, which I think best captures the fierce tenacity of Mary’s liberating word for the...

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Cold Night Shelters

Cold Night Shelters

Hyde Park United Methodist serves as a Cold Night Shelter on nights when the temperature, including wind chill, is forecast to drop below 40°. Hillsborough County's Department of Homeless Services is the agency responsible for asking that shelters are opened. Hyde...

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Christmas Greetings from Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

On Dec 6 seminary held an Advent service and Christmas party. A video gives you a little taste of what God is doing here. I was deeply touched as many students took a moment to share with me their plans for ministry, longing to grow deeper with God and renewed desire...

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Here's a glance at the numbers so far this year 17.8 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 53.4 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 24,050 Passionate Volunteers Engaged 5,496 Events to End Hunger Held 2,007 Recipient Agencies Received Food Fresh Produce is a...

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Church Conference Called — 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27

A Church Conference has been called for 6:30 p.m. Monday Jan. 27 in the Hyde Park Chapel. The agenda of the Conference is to review the 2020 budget, including clergy compensation, and the purpose and mission of The Portico. Every church member is a voting member so...

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Midweek Message: Have You Joined the Journey?

Midweek Message: Have You Joined the Journey?

Dear Advent Pilgrims, As you continue making plans to celebrate Christmas with family and friends two weeks from now, I have a different question for you: What are your plans after Christmas? After the gifts have been exchanged and the decorations put away, what will...

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Join Our Blood Drive Dec. 22

Join Our Blood Drive Dec. 22

Our last Blood Drive of the year is from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22.Look for the One Blood bloodmobile outside the Harnish Activity Center on Azeele St. in Hyde Park. Demand for blood and blood products is always high during the holidays, so you donation is...

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Dunbar Book Drive — 2020

Dunbar Book Drive — 2020

Our second annual Dunbar Book Drive kicks off in January, with collections running on all four Sundays. Brings books to any worship service. Choose from Hyde Park's Courtyard or Magnolia Building, or The Portico's breezeway. Books can also be dropped off at the...

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Midweek Message: Is God on your Christmas List?

Midweek Message: Is God on your Christmas List?

Dear Hyde Park Family, Is God on your Christmas list? That’s an appropriate question, given that Christmas is about Jesus’ birthday, after all, not anyone else’s. So if anyone deserves a present from you, it is the one who was given as a gift for the world. And the...

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Free Memory and Blood Pressure Screenings

Free Memory and Blood Pressure Screenings

Memory Screenings Offered by: Axiom Clinical Research of Florida Blood Pressure Screenings Offered by: Pinnacle Health Group 10 a.m. – noon Jan. 21, 2020 Knox Hall Rooms 156/157 Please RSVP: 813.353.9613 ext. 406 or marketing.axiomfl@gmail.com

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Dunbar News — December 2019

Dunbar News — December 2019

HO! HO! HO!  Calling all of Santa’s Helpers to make God’s Love Real at Dunbar during the Holiday Season! Tuesday, Dec. 10 — 11 a.m.: Santa Visits Dunbar Hyde Park’s own Wes Cull will be paying a visit to the children of Dunbar as Santa Claus . The Partnership has...

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News from Shining the Light Ministries

I have had the privilege of working in the same areas of Leon with the same physician for 9 years now. As a result, I’ve been able to witness the growth and development of these areas with improvements in the economy and infrastructure of the communities. That all...

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News from Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

I have always liked altar paintings. I have long admired large images of Jesus on the cross, or scenes of his life, resurrection or final judgment. Altar paintings are sometimes old-fashioned. But they serve one important function: THEY ARE ALWAYS THERE. There is...

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It’s All Over Dec. 31!

We give thanks for the faithful giving of this congregation throughout 2019! As the clock ticks down toward the end of the year, so does the opportunity for your donations to apply to 2019. All gifts must be postmarked to the church, dropped in the offering plate or...

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Christmas in the Coffee Shop

Christmas in the Coffee Shop

Brighten up your morning with a Gingerbread Latte or your favorite custom-brewed coffee! Pick up your Advent Devotional and a new Christmas mug for someone special! A few other gifts are still in stock. Stop by Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings through Dec. 22.

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Midweek Message: A Thanksgiving Proclamation

Midweek Message: A Thanksgiving Proclamation

Dear Thanksgiving Celebrants, On behalf of the clergy, staff, and lay leadership of Hyde Park United Methodist, I wish you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving Day. I invite you to spend a brief moment today reflecting on these words from Abraham Lincoln, who officially...

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Thanks for Serving on Serve Day 2019

Our heatfelt thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who served at the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent on Nov. 24. Most all of the time slots were filled with happy, friendly people. Here's a sampling of some of the folks who participated. [gallery...

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Midweek Message: “Merry Almost Christmas”

Midweek Message: “Merry Almost Christmas”

Dear Hyde Park Family, During dinner with my family in St. Petersburg last Sunday night, while most of us were discussing the misery of another Bucs loss and catching up on life, my father turned to me out of the blue and asked me: “Did you know you can be paid $1,000...

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News from Missionaries Dave and Julie Eberhard

Dave and Julie Eberhard serve as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators. In their November 2019 newsletter, they describe how they determine whether translating Scripture into an indigenous opportunity would be effective. Read an excerpt of their latest...

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Faith Steps Picture Bible Events

Faith Steps Picture Bible Events

Are you a parent of a two, three or four year-old? Do you want them to grow in God's love? This faith-building event is for you! Your toddler is learning and soaking up so much right now and it's never too early to teach them about God. Sign up to present your child a...

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Here's a peek at the numbers so far this year. 16.3 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 48.9 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 19,979 Passionate Volunteers Engaged 5,172 Events to End Hunger Held 1,784 Recipient Agencies Received Food To see the...

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Gifts for Good

Gifts for Good

Consider carving out a portion of your Christmas gift budget for Gifts for Good - gifts that impact those in need in honor of those you love. These unique gifts serve a dual purpose: When you choose to donate to missions that our church supports, you are sending love,...

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Celebrating Our Volunteers

Celebrating Our Volunteers

Help us spread Christmas Cheer to our amazing Children’s Ministries Volunteers! Our volunteers make it possible to welcome all of our children each week. Show them your thanks by bringing Christmas cookies or breakfast treats on December 15th. Sign up here! Thank you...

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MISSION TRIP 2019 — FINAL THOUGHTS

When you commit to a mission trip, you have to know that things may not go quite as initially planned.  But choosing to go on a mission trip is not usually just a whim.  It is usually because you feel a call to help others.  So in truth, maybe it just didn’t go quite...

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Midweek Message: We are the Church Together

Midweek Message: We are the Church Together

Dear Hyde Park Family, Not long ago I came across a wonderful poem titled “The Church Resides in Us” by Travis East, which you can read in its entirety here. I was particularly drawn to this last stanza: Lord, help us to remember We are the shadow of your cross That...

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Wednesday – Floors, Painting and Wrapping

Wednesday – Floors, Painting and Wrapping

Sometimes when you are the only on in the group who possesses a particular skill, you wind up on a job site by yourself. That’s what dictated Fred’s day today. On Monday, as we worked painting the house on Plantation Island, someone noticed that the floor in the...

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Key West – Habitat Style

Key West – Habitat Style

We have been so fortunate with the weather this week. Everywhere we go they tell us of how beastly hot it was here last week so we have been immensely grateful that, even as the sun may be intense at times, the temperatures have been in the 80s and not at all...

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Cleaning Gutters and Hanging Cabinets

We awoke to yet another beautiful day here in Marco Island.  In planning for today we were pleased to know that due to a required early morning run to Home Depot by our construction supervisors we would have a slightly later start to the day. While we make it a...

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