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Volunteer Training Night for Children, Youth and Adults

Have you said “yes” to volunteering with our children, youth or adult groups? Join us for a leadership training event 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 2 in the Harnish Activities Center. The event will be a great opportunity to focus on team building, individual...

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Merge Back to School Night Aug. 6

All youth and parents are invited to an “Out of This World” Back to school night 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 6 in the Harnish Activities Center. It’s a fun evening full of food and activities to kick-off the new school year. Acitiives include: Space-themed...

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Support the Children’s Home on the 5th Sunday

Support the Children’s Home Sunday On the fifth Sunday of the month, we share in the support of the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. The Florida United Methodist Children’s Home (FUMCH) is a refuge and haven for abused, neglected and...

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Wesley Foundation at FSU

A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR MIKE TOLUBA The summer is upon us in Tallahassee! Wesley’s life is very full with Sunday worship, Wednesday night dinners, orientation outreach and tons of preparations for the next school year. Yet the pace of life is slower in Tallahassee....

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Good Samaritan Mission

It Takes a Child to Raise a Village Yes, you read that right. No, I am not dyslexic. A few weeks ago an interesting thing happened at one of our English as a Second Language classes when the teacher had to leave early for a doctor’s appointment. Now, one would...

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Society of St Andrew, Gleaning Network

Monthly Stats Accomplished January 1 to June 30, 2017 7.8 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 5.0 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project A total of 12.9 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 38.6 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided...

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Thank You for Making Vacation Bible School Possible!

Kristin Passath, Director of Children’s Ministries at Hyde Park United Methodist wants to thank the congregation and the volunteers that made VBS possible. “THANK YOU to all our amazing VBS volunteers! It was an incredible week of faith building fun and we...

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Midweek Message: Five Reminders about God

Dear Hyde Park Family, 5 days. 400 children. 220 volunteers. And one amazing spirit of joy and gladness. That’s the numerical summary of our Hyde Park campus this week, as we have been experiencing yet another incredible Vacation Bible School. Themed...

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Message from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Answered Prayers! Thank you to all of you who have been praying about my upcoming trip to India. The workshop I need to attend in Bangalore India has been confirmed. They seem to have worked out or around the glitches in the new software. This software will enable us...

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Midweek Message: My Summer Reading List, 2017

Dear Hyde Park Family, Sitting at my desk, staring at the stack of books awaiting my eager attention this summer: “Bid Our Jarring Conflicts Cease: A Wesleyan Theology and Praxis of Church Unity” by David Field. My continuing work with “the broad center” of the...

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Florida Conference Italy Tour Led by Bishop Ken Carter

Join United Methodists from across the state on this 2018 Easter pilgrimage to Italy! Led by Bishop Carter, we will visit Venice, Assisi, Siena, Florence and Rome while studying the Gospel of Mark and the legacy of Peter. Vicki Walker will lead our Hyde Park group....

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Society of St Andrew Gleaning Network

Accomplished January 1 to May 31, 2017 6.6 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 4.4 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project A total of 11 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 33 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 1,383 Events Held and...

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“Being Mortal” Documentary and Discussion

What happens when we die? What does it mean to embrace eternal life, in the face of our own mortality? 10 a.m. Friday June 23 at The Portico, we will join Tampa General Hospital to explore the answers to these questions through the film “Being Mortal.”...

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Midweek Message: A Prayer for Pastors

Dear Hyde Park Family, By the time you read this, I will be in Orlando at the latest gathering of the Florida Annual Conference, along with your other clergy, your lay delegates, and about a thousand other United Methodists from around the state. It is always an...

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Society of St Andrew Quarterly Newsletter

Contents: *  NUMB Ride: Bicyclists roll hundreds of miles raising money for gleaning *  Harvest of Hope mission camps involving hundreds of youth in feeding the hungry *  Board of Directors member Andrew Benjamin is “relentless” *  Sweet potatoes roll in...

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Thank you from missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Dear Friends at Hyde Park, Thank you for your $1925 in gifts last month! Pat is scheduled to go to India for three weeks in July. During that time he will be getting training on a new oral approach to translation which we will be trying out among three languages in...

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2017 Family Mission Trip to Nicaragua

Our Family Mission Team is spending the week in Nicaragua at our mission partner, El Ayudante, making God’s love real! Please keep them in your prayers as they impact lives this week. Here are some of the photos the team has sent...

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June “Joy Photo-a-Day” Challenge

Join us for our June “Joy Photo-a-Day” Challenge June 11-30! As we explore the topic of joy in our June worship series, we want to see joy from your perspective! Use the daily prompts listed below to take a picture and upload it to your social media outlet...

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Assist Refugees in Tampa Bay

Hyde Park United Methodist supports the work of the Tampa Bay Refugee Task Force, which assists local refugees in the Tampa Bay area. The task force includes representatives of various government agencies, private not-for-profit organizations and mutual assistance...

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Member Visits International Mission Partner

Pat Hannon, member of Hyde Park United Methodist, recently visited the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary in Estonia while in port from a Baltic cruise. The seminary is a mission partner of Hyde Park United Methodist and provides some of the only theological...

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Midweek Message: Hello Summer!

Dear Hyde Park Family, Hello, summer! Whether you are making plans to get away for a vacation, or looking forward to long days of leisure at home, I trust that this season will afford you and your loved ones a chance to rest and rejuvenate a bit from all your busyness...

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Worship This Summer at Hyde Park

June Joy! Finding It Daily A Four-Week Series on Philippians Who wouldn’t want more joy in their life? In a world full of brokenness and anxiety, many people will do almost anything to escape the pain and heartache of their lives. Entire industries are built...

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Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is a requirement to join the United Methodist Church. If you have ever been baptized in another Christian denomination, that baptism is acceptable and there is no need to be re-baptized. In the tradition of United Methodist Church, baptism is...

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The Portico Campus

The Portico Campus Extending Hyde Park United Methodist’s mission and vision into the urban core of Tampa, The Portico campus offers Downtown Tampa Conversation, Connection and Community Change. The Portico campus, located at 1001 N. Florida Ave holds worship 5:30...

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Midweek Message: Staring Up at Heaven

Dear Hyde Park Family, A few weeks ago, my daughters and I spent a few days vacationing at a nearby hotel. Lounging poolside, I noticed a group of older elementary-aged kids, laughing and jabbering as they swam. Then, we all looked up at the sky, and noticed an...

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Have Lunch with Michelle Shrader June 11

Michelle Shrader will be our guest preacher in the Sanctuary on Sunday, June 11.  She is passionate about Missions and Outreach. Join her for a luncheon and conversation 12:15 p.m. in Knox Hall 150. RSVP here. Michelle, an ordained minister with the Mississippi...

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Giving Matters April 2017

Thank You for Your Faithful Stewardship Thank you, Hyde Park United Methodist, for your faithful stewardship, which supports ministries like our recent Confirmation class. We celebrate these kids as they chose the words below to describe what following Jesus means to...

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Celebrating Mission Smiles

Mission Smiles is a ministry partner of Hyde Park United Methodist that provides free dental services to those in need. The Mission Smiles team visits Hyde Park United Methodist a few times a year to provide free dental services to our Open Arms guests. On the April...

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MidWeek Message: The Long Shadow of Mental Illness

It is an illness that affects about one in five Americans every year: nearly 43 million people. It is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada. The World Health Organization estimates that it poses a greater economic and social burden on global market...

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High School Summer Intern

Guess who’s going to be our High School Summer Intern? Welcome home George Carr! “Hi, my name is George. I’m almost 22 and will be a senior studying sociology at FSU in the fall. I grew up in Tampa and have been a member of Hyde Park UMC since I was...

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PrimeTimers

We’re a group of older adults that have fun with trips, day-outings, events and luncheons. This group of older adults care for each other through many activities throughout the year. There is no exact age when a person becomes a “senior.” Some say 55 or 60 and others,...

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Porch Party at The Portico Campus This Sunday, May 21

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21 for our monthly Porch Party potluck. This event is a relaxed gathering of community friends, guests and neighbors. Please bring a dish, side or dessert. Let’s celebrate our various cultures with a festive international foods...

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