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Midweek Message: Be Still and Breathe

Dear Hyde Park Family, Are you an elephant or a frog? Once upon a time there was an elephant standing in a pond happily eating some twigs. The twigs were so tasty and nutritious that he felt like he was in heaven. As he was about to take another bite, the twig slipped...

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Order Your Easter Lilies

Help decorate our worship spaces with Easter lilies in celebration of the Resurrection. Lilies may be ordered for $10 each in loving memory or in honor of family and friends. There are several ways to order lilies: Click here to order online now, or pick up an order...

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Helpful Hints for Parenting Your Child in Worship

Preparation before Sunday: • Speak positively about the experience and let your child(ren) know you are pleased they will be joining you. • Read Sunday’s scripture together. During the week, begin discussing your family's expectations for worship behavior and...

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Let's take a glance at the numbers so far this year. 3.5 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 10.6 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 2,313 Passionate Volunteers Engaged 456 Events to End Hunger Held 426 Recipient Agencies Received Food Now let's check out...

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Midweek Message: Happy Pi Day! (God Loves You!)

March 14, 2019 [Setting: This past Tuesday, in the living room of the parsonage. A conversation between my older daughter Grace and me.] Grace: Hey, Dad. What are you working on? Me: [mumbling] My Midweek Message. I’m kind of stuck. Grace: What is it about? Me: Well,...

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Early Response Team (ERT) Training

Early Response Teams (ERT) are specially trained, self-contained teams who enter a disaster zone at the invitation of local emergency management officials, the local church or other recognized agencies requesting assistance. ERTs offer a Christian presence and are...

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News from Missionaries Dave and Julie Eberhard

Entebbe, Uganda Dave was able to help lead another workshop on community-based language development helping mother tongue speakers analyze their own language situation and make strategic plans for their own language development, including Bible translation decisions....

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“One God — Three Religions” Interfaith Gathering

The women of Hyde Park United Methodist are cordially invited to attend the 59th Ann Zack interfaith gathering: One God - Three Religions: "A New Beginning of Peace and Community" Refreshments served. 11 a.m. April 3, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, 2713 Bayshore Blvd.,...

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Midweek Message: Facing Temptation

Dear Lenten Pilgrims, Most paintings of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness show both Jesus and Satan, and their portrayals often couldn’t be more different. Jesus usually appears with bright, shimmering glory, and Satan is often a...

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Did you spend any time over the last several months watching football? It may surprise you to learn that the Society of St. Andrew has lots of great football connections that feed tens of thousands of people each year! Farmer Jason Brown, a member of SoSA’s board of...

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Glimpses of Grace

Coincidences are a funny thing. It's remarkable to me that two seemingly unrelated events can occur at the same time and in the same place. When the General Conference made their decision last week about the United Methodist's stance on the LGBTQ+ community, it was...

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News from Love Inc.

Message from our Executive Director / Ann M. Doyle: Vision: To see Christian churches united in purpose and fully engaged in actively living out their faith by lovingly serving people in need in their communities. Greetings from Brooklyn, NY! For the month of...

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Hillsborough House of Hope Event at Hyde Park United Methodist

Hear our graduates tell their stories- You Are Invited! March 12 at Hyde Park United Methodist, event and lunch will start 12 p.m. Lauren and Tony Dungy wil be signing their new book The Soul of a Team 11 a.m.-12 p.m. The lunch and event  will feature graduates of...

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News from Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

Year 2019 is the year of jubilee! Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (BMTS) was established on May 24, 1994. On May 24, we will celebrate our 25th anniversary with a very special anniversary conference and reunion. Praise God! We prepare for the celebrations both...

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Lenten Family Study

Lent for Families: Reflections on Prayer Lent begins Wednesday, March 6 This Lenten season, we invite your family to focus intentionally on the spiritual discipline of prayer. Children’s Ministries is offering a 7-week family devotional with activity pages,...

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Lent 2019 // March 6 – April 20

This season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 6 and ends on April 20. Feeling stuck is the worst. We think that if we just start a new relationship or get a new job or reboot our lives, we could change for the better. But Jesus wants to move us through a...

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Ash Wednesday Services March 6

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, the 40 days (not counting Sundays) before Easter used for personal reflection and spiritual growth. Join us for one of three services on Ash Wednesday, March 6. Each service will include powerful Scripture, moving music, a...

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Vacation Bible School 2019

9 a.m. - Noon* June 24-28, 2019  Get ready to ROAR! Life is wild, God is good. Spark Imagination with Faith-Building Fun at ROAR Vacation Bible School!  Kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. *Note:...

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Let's take a glance at the numbers so far this year. 1.7 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 5.3 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 1,032 Passionate Volunteers Engaged 222 Events to End Hunger Held 249 Recipient Agencies Received Food Now let's check out...

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Digital Clean Sweep – Join Us in Virtual Tidying!

Next Tuesday, Feb. 26, Hyde Park's staff will participate in our annual Digital Clean Sweep event. Each year, we take a day off from normal operations to clear up the digital remnants accumulated over the past 12 months. In case you would like to follow along at home,...

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Midweek Message: The Church We Long for is…

Dear Hyde Park Disciples, Well, the people have spoken. You all did, actually, and the Spirit through you. Last Sunday, at the conclusion of each sermon, we invited you to call out the words or phrases that came to mind to complete the statement “The...

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News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Kandas New Testament Completion Kandas translators have been working hard for many years at the New Ireland Translation Institute (NITI). The Kandas team used the computer program, Adapt It, to draft the entire New Testament from a translation in a related language....

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Youth Attend Confirmation Retreat

Members of this year's Confirmation Class attended a conference-wide retreat at Warren Willis Camp Feb. 15-17. In addition to time spent studying their course material, confirmands attended services led by a praise band from FSU's Wesley Foundation. They also worked...

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Help Dunbar Elementary Teachers

Dunbar Elementary Magnet school is a Title 1 elementary school roughly two miles from our Hyde Park campus. As part of an initiative of the Florida Conference, Hyde Park United Methodist has partnered with Dunbar to provide support to the students and staff at the...

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Help With Annual Homeless Point-In-Time Count

The annual Homeless Point-In-Time Count in Hillsborough County will take place on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Hyde Park United Methodist serves as the downtown deployment site for the count. The Count is coordinated by the Tampa/Hillsborough County Continuum of Care...

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Pastoral Statement Concerning the Rev. Kim Uchimura

I would like to take a moment to share an important pastoral word with you. As you may know, one of the hallmarks of the United Methodist Church is that our clergy are part of an itinerant system, which means that we are subject to pastoral moves that enable us to...

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Midweek Message: A Pastoral Word for the General Conference

Dear Hyde Park Family, Happy Valentine’s Day! On this day when we celebrate human love, I invite you to take some time to remember with prayerful love our United Methodist Church, as it prepares for an important gathering in about ten days. From Feb. 23-26, 862...

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Pastoral Statement Regarding 2019 General Conference

General Conference – Main Points | March 7, 2019 The following are helpful points that you can share with non-Methodist family and friends who have questions about what happened at the special General Conference of the United Methodist Church, and its impact on...

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10th Annual Women’s Interfaith Prayer For Peace

Come celebrate women, honor spiritual unity, and gain strength as a community working towards a nation of peace. The service will include prayers, sacred readings, and music. Featured Speaker and Gospel Singer: Belinda Womack Time/Date/Place: Noon Friday, March 8, The...

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Lent Groups

Manna and Mercy (begins March 7) – Sign up now! Ever wondered how the whole Bible “fits” together? Join us for “Manna and Mercy,” a 6 week overview of the Bible that shows the Bible is one story that show’s God’s promise to mend the entire universe. Featuring videos...

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Midweek Message: Extra, Extra! Read All About It!

Dear Hyde Park Family, You may remember that in the Fall of 2017, as we were beginning the visioning process, I asked you to share your response to this question: “Twenty-five years from now, if a reporter were to write an article about this church, what would your...

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Blood Mobile at Hyde Park Feb. 10

Not all heroes wear a cape! Some show up, spend a little time in a comfortable converted bus and give the precious gift of life. They may never know the recipient of their gift, but it has made a difference in the life of someone truly in need. Bring a friend and help...

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Running to Make God’s Love Real 2019

The Gasparilla Distance Classic returns to the streets of Tampa Feb. 23 and 24 with four races to challenge athletes: 15K Race — 6:40 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 5K Race — 9:15 Saturday, Feb. 23 1/2 Marathon — 6 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 8K Race — 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 For...

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Book Drive for Dunbar Elementary

Dunbar Elementary Book Drive a Huge Success! 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.  The school...

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Midweek Message: Together is Beautiful

Dear Hyde Park Family, Like many of you, I will be watching the Super Bowl this Sunday, with more interest in the commercials than in the game itself. I have already viewed many of them online, taking a special interest in one for Coca-Cola. It’s called “A Coke is a...

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Let's take a glance at the numbers of Abundance from 2018... 16.2 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 6.8 Million Pounds Shipped in Potato & Produce Project 23 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed Total 69 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 29,079...

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Upcoming Dunbar Events

Dunbar Magnet Elementary is a Title 1 school less than two miles from our Hyde Park campus. We continue to support the students and staff through a variety of efforts, most notably our recent book drive. Another way to support the school is by attending some of their...

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Homeless Memorial Service 2019

Members of The Portico community gathered Monday, Jan. 28 to remember and name the men and women who died on the streets of Tampa in 2018. In song, prayer and silent reflection, those present acknowledged the people in our midst that are sometimes invisible to us....

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