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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 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 date...

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Chancel Choir Tour to 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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Mission Smiles Dental Clinic Report

On Sunday, April 22, Hyde Park United Methodist hosted the Mission Smiles dental clinic in the Harnish Activities Center. Click here for a summary and photos. We received the following feedback from Mission Smiles Program Manager, Kathy McGartland: What a great clinic...

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From South Africa to Southern Florida

To: My Hyde Park United Methodist Family   I am writing to thank you for the way you continue to make God’s Love Real in the lives of so many, including me!  The end of my three-year term of service in Cape Town, South Africa serving with the Bishop Michel Hansrod and...

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Update from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

To all of our praying partners: I (Pat) am in Australia and about to fly up to PNG. I will be going to the island province of New Ireland again. I will be working with the Feni language group this time. We will be checking Romans, Ephesians, 2 Peter, 1 John and Luke....

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Midweek Message: Duck Hunter Shoots Angel

Dear Hyde Park Family, It's hard to explain to you what the play Duck Hunter Shoots Angel is about without giving away all the fun. The title alone should be enough to suggest that if you watch the production at The Portico on April 27-28, you will walk away thinking...

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Small Group Fun Night – April 22, 2018

Youth Praise Team: 12:15-2 p.m. Practice in Magnolia Building 6th & 7th Grade Girls: Meet at 2:30 p.m. at Color Me Mine, 1609 W Snow Cir, Tampa, FL 33606, painting “Giving Plates.” Bring $35 and get picked up at 4:30 p.m. 8th Grade Girls: 4-7 p.m. Movie and Snacks at...

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Emily’s Youth Message – Too Busy

Are you busy? Of course, you are. Between work, school, family, and friends, it seems like there’s always something going on. And that leaves you (and everyone else) with little time to focus on anything other than what’s in front of you. You’re so busy thinking about...

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Society of St. Andrew Gleaning Network

Accomplished January-March 2018 3.7 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 2.1 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project A total of 5.8 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 17.4 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 654 Events Held and 4,950...

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Emily’s Youth Message – The Antidote to Greed

We’ve all heard the word greed. And even though we don’t want to admit it, we’ve all probably experienced it in our own lives. You’re happy with your phone until the newest model comes out, and then you have to have it. You like the car you drive until your best...

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Volunteers Needed for VBS 2018

Just a few hours a day for one week can be life-changing for you and for the kids you serve! Everyone changes when they learn about Jesus and share his love! Volunteers needed include adults and youth, rising seventh grade and above. Volunteer opportunities include:...

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Midweek Message: Hey, What’s So Funny?

Dear Easter People, Think about the last time you laughed heartily at a joke, a story, or something you witnessed. What made it funny? Was it the timing? The surprise? The absurdity? And do you think that what you found funny was equally hysterical to others? Those...

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Faith Steps Worship Parent Class

Begins April 22 For parents of current or soon to be four and five year olds   How do your young children express their love for God? What faith traditions are your family creating? Four and five year olds are developing rhythms and routines that will stick with them...

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Celebrating Easter 2018

Easter Sunday was beautiful. Christ is Risen! Christ is Risen Indeed! We celebrated the Resurrection of Jesus together across six worship services. View some of our photos from the day below: [gallery link="file"...

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Emily’s Youth Message – Do You Shame?

Consider whether you grew up in a “Toxic Shame” environment and to consider how you react when you are hurt. We encourage you that though shame-based parenting is often learned, and may be the way you were parented, it can be unlearned as well. Shame, if you recall,...

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Midweek Message: A Poem for Holy Week

March 29, 2018 Dear Lenten Pilgrims, from The Crucified by Kahlil Gibran Oh, crucified Jesus, who art looking sorrowfully from Mount Calvary at the sad procession of the Ages, and hearing the clamor of the dark nations, and understanding the dreams of Eternity: Thou...

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Vacation Bible School 2018

June 25-29, 2018 9 a.m. - Noon* Join us for Shipwrecked! Rescued by Jesus. Spark Imagination With Faith-Building Fun at Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School! Venture onto an uncharted island where kids survive and thrive. Anchor kids in the truth that Jesus carries them...

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Message from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Greetings from PNG! The 2nd course of our Oral Bible Translation project has just ended. The teams are taking home their audio translations of the Easter story in Mark along with a few of Jesus’ parables and teachings. We did run into some technical problems with...

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Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

Greetings from the President March 2018 We have stepped into the Holy Week. This year the last words of Jesus are ringing in my heart: „ It is finished“ (Jn 19:30). These words did not reflect his despair; it wasn’t any spontaneous cry. We are told that Jesus indeed...

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Come Serve With Us

Join us April 29 as we prepare breakfast and serve our Open Arms Guests. 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 a.m.  For kids that are staying, we...

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Midweek Message: Start What You Finish

March 22, 2018 Dear Lenten Pilgrims, That's an odd twist on an old cliché, but it's good advice for any of us who are too quick to jump to Easter without moving through the Holy Week. Our stores may be stocked with chocolate bunnies and shrink-wrapped baskets, but...

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Emily’s Youth Message – Three Seasons of Teenagers

Our topic this week is to discuss the three seasons of being a teenager. In it we will talk about a season of calm waters, chopping waters, and storms and how understanding what season a teen is in will help make sense of where your teen is...

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Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network, News and Stats

Accomplished January-February 2018 2.3 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 1.6 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project A total of 3.9 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 11.8 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 431 Events Held and 3,411...

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Midweek Message: Short People

March 15, 2018 Dear Lenten Pilgrims, I was four years old when Randy Newman's song Short People first hit the airwaves in 1977. You may remember it for its catchy hook and prejudicial premise: Short people got no reason Short people got no reason Short people got no...

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No Vegetable Left Behind 2018

Servants from various organizations walked over to the Tampa Convention Center to pack leftover produce from a Food Expo into boxes and ultimately onto large trucks and vehicles to serve local ministries and food banks. Servants came from Hyde Park United Methodist...

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Children’s Ministries Staff Update

We welcome Sydney West as our new Assistant Director of Children's Ministries - Elementary. Sydney has served on our nursery staff for three years and has been very involved in our MOPS ministry. We are grateful for her service to our littlest disciples and excited...

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Midweek Message: The Greatest Uncertainty of All

March 8, 2018 Dear Hyde Park Family, We are now past the midpoint of our Lenten journey, and our series this Sunday explores what is perhaps the most profound and most difficult uncertainty for us to embrace: the uncertainty of our own mortality. It is a theme that...

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News from Missionaries Dave and Julie Eberhard

Dear friends and family, A season of change is about to begin….. We are getting ready to finish up the Kentucky phase of our furlough time. It has been a joy to be near Dana and Diego, as well as many friends and supporters. You all have provided us special moments of...

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News from Missionary Connie DiLeo

Homecoming for UMC Missionary In celebration of her retirement, Connie DiLeo shared this message about her time as a UMC missionary: "The General Board of Global Ministries requires that their missionaries retire at the age of 70. Since I will turn 70 in June, I will...

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Women’s Interfaith Prayer for Peace

The 9th Annual Women’s Interfaith Prayer Service for Peace provides an opportunity to gather with women of various ages, races, nations, and faiths and celebrate our desire for peace in the world. Through sacred texts and prayers, we are united and together we imagine...

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