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Special Session of the General Conference 2019

At Hyde Park, we are part of the larger, connected, United Methodist Church. The Council of Bishops has called a Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church to be held February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, Missouri. The purpose will be to...

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Blood Drives at Hyde Park in 2019

Help save lives by donating blood. Your Thank You Gift this month is a fleece blanket, which some of us might want to share with our homeless friends. It's a win, win, win! The OneBlood bloodmobile will be at the Hyde Park campus 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. select Sundays (see...

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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, March 9, Orlando, Florida We are looking for 100 Volunteers to glean from a food trade show! Each volunteer should complete this form...

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Glimpses of Grace

As a high school student, I understand how easy it is to get caught up in the commotion of everyday life. Work, relationships, commitments, and many other stressors crowd our lives and make it impossible to relax. So that is why I offer this piece of advice to anyone...

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Midweek Message: Where Church Happens

Dear Hyde Park Family, As part of my seminary education, I spent a year working at the St. Vincent Hotel, an emergency overnight shelter for the homeless in Dayton, Ohio. It was during that time that my supervisor, a Catholic monk named Brother Al, gave me one of the...

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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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Prayer and Meditation Family Workshop

Is Being Still Difficult for You? Your child? We want to help you cultivate a meaningful prayer life with your family. Join The Rev. Justin LaRosa and the Children’s Ministries team for our Prayer and Meditation Family Workshop. 10:45 a.m. – noon, Sunday, Feb 24...

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Broadway Goes to Church — Feb. 23

Plan to join us for a Broadway musical review by the Chancel Choir with a dessert reception at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 at The Portico. Come experience a fun night of singing by members of our Chancel Choir as we retell the stories of Broadway musicals that have...

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Confirmation Classes Begin

Members of our Merge youth ministries have begun the process of being confirmed in our church. Open to all youth, the class is largely made up of students in the seventh grade. Classes will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday evenings, with a retreat on Feb 15-17 at...

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Faith Steps Picture Bible Parent Class

Are you a parent of a two or three year old? Do you want them to grow in God's love? This faith building class 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 for our three week Faith...

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Family Fun Night — Feb. 1, 2019

Get Yeti….Family Fun Night is coming! 6-8 p.m., Feb. 1 in the Harnish Activities Center Join your friends and church family to watch "Small Foot” in the Harnish Activities Center. An animated adventure for all ages, with original music and an all-star cast,...

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Gasparilla Parking — 2019 Parades

Hyde Park's parking lots are always a popular destination for Tampa's Gasparilla parades. Located several blocks from Bayshore Blvd. and Magnolia Ave., the lots provide easy access to the parade route. Our Merge Youth Ministry will oversee parking for the Children's...

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A Christmas Thank You

On behalf of all of us here at Dunbar, I would like to thank everyone at Hyde Park United Methodist. The time, energy and love you've poured into our school, students, teachers and families is remarkable. I've spent many days and nights in awe thinking of how much...

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Midweek Message: Adventure Yourselves!

Jan. 10, 2019 Dear Hyde Park Adventurers, First, three huge words of gratitude! 1. Thank you to the 200 volunteers who, along with our talented staff, helped pull off another powerful season of Christmas services. You helped welcome a record number of worshippers to...

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Bombas Socks Makes Local Contribution

Bombas Socks, a national company who follows a one-for-one business model, donates a pair of socks to homeless support groups for each pair they sell. Hyde Park and our mission partners are the recipients of a grant of 12,000 pairs of socks. Thus far, we have received...

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Register to Vote Jan. 13

Representatives from the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office will be at our Hyde Park campus Sunday, Jan. 13. They will be helping people to register to vote, both in the Courtyard and at Open Arms. If you aren’t already registered to vote, make sure to...

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PrimeTimers Gasparilla Parking Signup

This year's Gasparilla Pirate Fest is just weeks away! Member's of Hyde Park's PrimeTimers small group will be hosting their annual "fun-raiser" and you can share in the fun! Stop by their table in the Courtyard Sunday, Jan. 13 and volunteer to help out! Meet an old...

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Building Better Readers Training

Noon Jan. 20, Knox Hall Room 151, Hyde Park campus Do you work with young readers? Would you like some tips on how to be more effective? Join us for a free training session, led by reading teacher, Dr. Angela Schroden. Angela will share practical tips on what to say,...

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Midweek Message: Where God Was Homeless, We Are At Home

Dear Hyde Park Family, “The House of Christmas” by G.K. Chesterton There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men are at home. The crazy stable close at hand, With shaking timber and shifting sand, Grew a stronger...

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Love Story

Michael Doyle was orphaned at the age of twelve. His mother left him a legacy. She taught Michael, by example, to serve people through the local church. “If you needed water, if you needed a meal, if you needed to be connected, that was Mom. Our church was her...

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Book Drive for Dunbar Elementary

Help us make sure every child at Dunbar Elementary has a book to read. Dunbar Elementary school is a Title 1 school (which means many of its students live below the poverty line) located less than three miles from the Hyde Park campus of Hyde Park United Methodist. ...

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Accomplished January - November 2018 15.0 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 6.5 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project Total of 21.5 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 64.5 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 5,765 Events Held and...

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Midweek Message: God Meets You In The Darkness

Dear Hyde Park Family, In her excellent 2014 essay in Time magazine titled, “In Praise of Darkness,” noted preacher Barbara Brown Taylor says that we Christians have long had an aversion to the darkness. “From earliest times, Christians have used “darkness” as a...

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Dunbar News from Vicki and Kathy

Dear Dunbar Pals, Thanks for all of the ways you have made God's Love Real at Dunbar this semester. I was there today and delighted to see several of you coming and going between classes and the lunchroom and spending time loving the children and the school. We have...

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Seven Ways To Get To Christmas Without A Meltdown

Christmas Tree bought and decorated? Check. Lights hung outside the house? Check. Inside decorations up, cookie recipe ingredients bought, Christmas card picture taken? Check, check and check.  Time spent with God? Just as soon as we finish buying teacher gifts,...

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January Groups – Grow Together

Find your people and belong, believe and grow in the new year!  Whatever age or stage you are, and wherever you are in your faith journey, we have a place for you!  This January, we have two ways for you to connect: (1) a short-term study or (2) an existing group.  ...

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Little Free Pantry Comes to Hyde Park

According to  the 2017 Homeless Count in Hillsborough County, there are at least 1,549 homeless men, women and children in Tampa-Hillsborough County nightly who are sleeping on the streets, behind buildings, in encampments, in cars, emergency shelters and transitional...

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Come Serve With Us

Our kids help prepare breakfast and serve our Open Arms Guests. 3rd Graders - Join us Jan. 13. Register here. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in Wesley Center Room 308 for an important orientation. Serving will take place in the Harnish Activities Center and should wrap up by 9:15...

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Special Music Program During 11 Sanctuary Service

Celebrate this Christmas Season with John Rutter’s exciting setting of the “Gloria.” Hyde Park United Methodist’s Chancel Choir will join forces with an outstanding ensemble of brass and percussion that will make the words of the angels announcing Jesus’ birth come to...

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The List

Avoid the mall madness and provide meaningful gifts. We are offering everyone another option for gifts. Honor your friends and family by making a contribution to one of our mission partners, that range from working to end hunger worldwide to assisting local farm...

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Midweek Message: The Two 3:16s

Dear Advent Pilgrims, So, how’s the Christmas gift buying going? I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that every year, the December shopping frenzy in this culture feels more frenetic and hectic than the year before. The shopping lists get longer, the mall...

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News from Abe Brown Ministries

Charlotte came from a large, loving family in Largo, Florida. There were struggles in the household, and Charlotte experienced bad situations as a child while growing up. Charlotte got married and had two beautiful children, but due to the anger and resentment that...

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Family Christmas Service – 4 p.m. Dec. 23

Please join us for a family-friendly, joy-filled evening at our Family Christmas Service, 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23 in the Sanctuary. Cookie reception follows in the Sanctuary Courtyard. This service is led by our children and youth. Join us for a fun, interactive...

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Midweek Message: God’s Vision Includes You

Dear Hyde Park Disciples, Advent is a time of longing, expectation and hope, and is therefore the perfect time to share with you the results of long-term strategic visioning process that our Vision Team has been conducting over the past fourteen months. I invite you...

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News from Hillsborough House of Hope

You are Invited to the Hillsborough House of Hope Christmas Concert! Hillsborough House of Hope will host their 1st Annual Christmas Concert 1:30 p.m., December 1, at The Portico. This year’s concert benefits the Build a Home project. Get in the holiday spirit with us...

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News from Good Samaritan Mission

You are cordially invited to A Red Carpet Affair, Good Samaritan's grand opening gala at their new location. Tuesday, December 4, 2018.      From 7 p.m. until the paparazzi tires and goes home.      767 Cortaro Drive, Sun City Center, FL 33573 If possible, please wear...

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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 a dozen (or two) cookies on December 9th and 16th. Sign up here! Thank you for...

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Christmas at Hyde Park

Blue Christmas 7 p.m. Dec. 14 The 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. Childcare available with RSVP to childcare@hydeparkumc.org.   Christmas Eve Candlelight Services...

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Spread Christmas Cheer by Purchasing a Poinsettia

Spread Christmas cheer by purchasing a poinsettia in honor or memory of a loved one. This year we continue the tradition of decorating our worship spaces with red poinsettias in honor or memory of friends and loved ones. Cost is $10.00 each and the ordering deadline...

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The State of Religion and Culture Today

Since its birth at Pentecost, the church of Jesus Christ has been entrusted with the task of going into the world to make disciples, teaching people to observe Christ’s basic commands to love God and others. That is the enduring mission of every church, including Hyde...

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