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Subscribe to Newsletters: Click Here eHyde Park -- A weekly wrap-up of what’s happening and how you can get involved — including this Sunday's worship schedule. Midweek Message -- Inspiring words from senior pastor the Rev. Magrey deVega, delivered every Thursday to...

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Hillsborough House of Hope Save The Dates: Aug. 31 and Dec. 1

Aug. 31, 11:30 a.m. — 1 p.m, Open House at the Pat Cook House. Please RSVP by contacting Linda Walker by email, LindaW@HHHope.org, or phone, 813.231.5122. Dec.1, 1-3 p.m., Christmas and Fundraising event at The Portico, 1001 N Florida Avenue, Tampa. Christmas music,...

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Bike Repair Ministry Training Sept. 8

Each Sunday, 8-10 a.m., a team meets at the church to help repair bicycles belonging to our Open Arms guests. This ministry provides a much-needed service to the community. Bicycles enable the homeless and the poor to meet their transportation needs and a working,...

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Abe Brown Ministries, Ready4Work Program

Ready4Work-Hillsborough, operated by Abe Brown Ministries, is a replication of the national Ready4Work program. Utilizing a four-pronged approach encompassing case management, life-coaching, employability training and job placement assistance, Ready4Work motivates...

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Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Stats Accomplished January-June 2018 6.8 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 3.7 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project Total of 10.5 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 31.5 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 1,971 Events Held and...

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#LetThemLeave – All Three Missionaries Released

This week we celebrate the return of the missionaries Tawanda Chandiwana and Adam Shaw, who were detained in the Philippines. However, Miracle Osman remains in the Philippines. Thomas Kemper, general secretary of Global Ministries, expressed his appreciation as the...

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Rev. Roger Scholtz Brings 7 Practices to Increase Empathy

On July 10, 2018, the Rev. Roger Scholtz brought a talk to over 150 guests in the Harnish Activities Center on how to increase empathy.  Listen to the full session here. The Rev. Roger Scholtz is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church in South Africa. Roger...

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Revisions to United Methodist Social Principles

The Social Principles are an effort of the General Conference to address human issues based on a biblical and theological foundation as shown in United Methodist Traditions. The General Conference in 2012 initiated a process to revise the Social Principles. While...

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Church-wide Survey

Starting this Sunday, July 8, you are invited to participate in an important part of our Vision Team’s work in clarifying the long-term strategic plan for the church’s future. This church-wide survey is anonymous, and no matter how long you’ve been at Hyde Park we...

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Message from Missionaries, Pat and Melenda Edmiston

The Truth will set you free We speak of INDEPENDENCE as we celebrate America’s freedom. That’s a good thing and we are grateful for those who sacrificed. When we arrived on the mission field they taught us that it was better to be interdependent with the Papua New...

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Dunbar Elementary Partnership

Did you know by the time they reach kindergarten, low-income children are 12-14 months behind their middle-income peers due to lack of health, educational and other resources? This gap only worsens as children age - 80% of low-income children do not have on-grade...

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Vision

Church-Wide Vision Survey - BEGINS JULY 8 Dear Hyde Park Family - We need your voice. You are invited to participate in an important part of our Vision Team’s work of clarifying the long-term strategic plan for the church’s future. This survey is anonymous, and no...

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Midweek Message: Adventure Yourself!

Dear Hyde Park Family, Be sure to read the end of today's Midweek Message for an important word about our upcoming congregational survey, and the way you can participate in the next critical phase of our Vision Team's work. SHIPWRECKED! First, I wish I could fully...

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Missionaries Detained in the Philippines

Three United Methodist missionaries are being prevented from departing The Phillippines. Here are the names of the missionaries and their particular circumstances: Tawanda Chandiwana is a Global Mission Fellow for two years with Initiatives for Peace Mindanao...

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News from Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

Greetings from the President This is my farewell-letter to you. The next letter informing you about our seminary joys and challenges will come already from Dr Külli Tõniste who is beginning her term as a new President of the BMTS on August 1, 2018. My sincere prayers...

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Hyde Park’s Home Communion Team

Once a month, 14 volunteers go out in pairs to bring communion elements to people who cannot attend a worship service, and in doing so bring a sense of connection and fellowship where they are. Together in their homes, they experience...

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Annual Conference 2018 Wrap Up

Hundreds of United Methodists from around the Florida Conference attended Annual Conference last week at Florida Southern College in Lakeland. For a brief recap of the event, watch this video summary from The Rev. Sally...

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Midweek Message: A Prayer for Pastors in the Year Ahead

Dear Hyde Park Family, Last week was the gathering in Lakeland of the Florida Annual Conference, comprised of clergy and laity from around the state. One of the highlights is always the service of licensing, commissioning and ordination, in which we celebrate persons...

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Vacation Bible School Supports Hillsborough House of Hope

Thanks to Angela Schroden, Director of Hyde Park United Methodist's Vacation Bible School (VBS), for involving Hillsborough House of Hope this year. The 2018 VBS theme is SHIPWRECKED and is focused on teaching children that no matter what shipwrecks happen in life —...

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Pick Up Your T-Shirt Prior to VBS

Camper and Volunteer T-shirts are available for pick-up every Sunday in June in the Hyde Park Courtyard. For pick-up during the week, please visit the Ministry Offices. Hours: Monday: Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3...

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Emily’s Youth Message – Father’s Day

Mother and Father’s Day can give any person a range of emotions. For some, it represents a day that is difficult when they think of their parents. Maybe they’ve lost them at a young age, didn’t have a good relationship with them or are going through a difficult time...

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Donate Blood – Save a Life – Feel Great!

One Blood's Big Red Bus will be on Azeele Street Sunday to gather blood donations. Donating blood is a simple way to save lives like Logan's. He is a vibrant 7-year-old boy, who over the course of his young life, has received more than 110 blood transfusions. There is...

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Midweek Message: More Than Mumbo Jumbo

Dear Hyde Park Family, On many Sundays, when we gather to worship, we affirm our faith using the words of the Apostles' Creed. It takes less than a minute to recite - forty seconds, by my watch - followed quickly with a time to greet those around us, then sit down to...

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Hyde Park Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the following recipients who received a Hyde Park United Methodist scholarships: Houston Britain Debbie Daley-Salinger (seminary) Thomas Lake Michael LeBlanc (seminary) Kathryn Huettel Madison Moore Anna Nelson Chandler Rodriguez Nicki Taylor...

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Message from Pat and Melenda Edmiston, Missionaries

Dear Friends at Hyde Park, Thank you for your $831 gift in March. One of my goals as a translation consultant is to make sure that translations are not only accurate, but also natural and clearly understood by the readers and listeners. Jesus said, “When anyone hears...

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Midweek Message: Commence with Empathy

Dear Hyde Park Family, We are in full swing of graduation ceremonies across the country and our community, which carries with it a new slate of commencement addresses that capture our attention. There is typically no set formula for what makes a good commencement...

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Memorial Day 2018 Closures

The Ministry Offices at our Hyde Park and The Portico campuses will be closed Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.  The Portico Cafe will also be closed. All locations will resume normal operations on Tuesday, May 29.

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Family VBS Sea Creature Challenge

Get in the SHIPWRECKED spirit! Grab your family and create a Sea Animal for VBS! Use your imagination to make your favorite ocean critter. You can use recycled materials and craft supplies to make anything from the sea or beach — turtles and crabs to fish, jellyfish...

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Donate to VBS Hospitality

Whether you are able to serve as a volunteer for this year's Vacation Bible School, you can support the event by donating supplies to our Volunteer Hospitality Room. Keep our Castaway leaders afloat by providing yummy snacks and beverages. Here's a list of suggested...

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High School Graduates Recognized

Many of the over 100 high school graduates were recognized in our 9:30 Sanctuary service on Sunday, May 20. Parents joined their students at the altar rail for a prayer of thanks and blessing. Watch the video...

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Midweek Message: “Spirit Shower”

Dear Hyde Park Family, You’ll want to be sure to read the end of today’s Midweek Message for a word of update and gratitude regarding our church’s visioning process. For now here’s a quick word about Pentecost, my favorite high holy day of the entire Christian year.  ...

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Summer Date Nights

Everybody needs a night out. RSVP now! Four Fridays: June 8 and 15, July 20 and 27 in Wesley Center Room 306 Strengthen your marriage relationship by discussing successful, Godly marriage practices with other couples 6-6:30 p.m. before embarking on your own private...

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Chancel Choir to Tour England

In the Footsteps of John and Charles Wesley A Performance and Historical Tour of England Part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain Join the Chancel Choir as they tour the heritage sites of John and Charles Wesley. The 10-day tour is open to both singers and...

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Midweek Message: Go Clean Your Room!

Dear Hyde Park Family, Let me be the first one - and likely the only one - to wish you and yours a "Happy National Clean Up Your Room Day." That's right. It's a day wholly designated to encourage people to clean up their rooms. I have no idea about the origins or...

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Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Accomplished January-April 2018 4.5 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 2.7 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project A total of 7.2 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 21.7 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 883 Events Held and 7,213...

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The Hyde Park Serves Team Makes God’s Love Real

On Saturday, May 5, the Hyde Park Serves Team helped a woman whose apartment was destroyed during hurricane Irma to move into her new apartment. The woman is disabled and could not move herself. The Hyde Park Serves team moved her belongings, including a piano, from a...

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Youth Sunday 2018

Members of our Merge Youth Ministries led us in worship on the Hyde Park campus yesterday. From musical and vocal solos to entertaining skits and poignant messages from the pulpit, it was an enlightening and inspirational service. Thanks to our volunteer and staff...

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Emily’s Youth Message – Real Jesus

Have you ever seen one of those posts on Facebook claiming that if you share it a billionaire will give you some of his money? Or what about an article online that declares some crazy scientific breakthrough has happened that makes something impossible—like pigs...

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