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News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Currently almost 1,800 living languages, spoken by about 165 million people, lack even a partial Bible translation, according to the Wycliffe Global Alliance. Many of these languages are located in Papua New Guinea. Faith Comes By Hearing has partnered with...

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Society of St Andrew, Gleaning Network

Accomplished January 1 to July 31, 2017 9.8 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 5.3 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project A total of 15.1 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 45.2 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 2,790 Events Held...

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Emily’s Youth Message – Parental Influence

A quick internet search reveals the worries many parents feel when it comes to their teen’s friends. “How to spot a bully”. “How to spot a bad influence”. “How to spot the wrong crowd”. There is plenty to worry about when it comes to your child’s friends. But what if...

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New Director of Small Group Ministries

We are pleased to announce that Nicki Taylor will be leading our Small Group Ministries! Nicki has served on our Communications staff for almost two years and has been a volunteer small group leader with adults and Children’s Ministries. She completed her...

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Midweek Message: A Prayer for the Start of School

Dear Hyde Park Family, Well the day has finally arrived. I am now officially the father of two high schoolers. Grace is entering her junior year at Plant High School, Madelyn is entering her freshman year at the International Baccalaureate program at Robinson, and I...

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Sending Kids Back to School with Confidence

Reassurance of God’s presence Many children, especially those in elementary school, have trouble adapting to the new routine and the new surroundings of school. They may feel alone without their parents or usual caregivers. It’s important to remind them that God is...

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News from missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Dear Friends at Hyde Park, Pat is back from his recent trip to India where he was able to observe a new oral approach to translation. He will be testing it out in a pilot project in PNG later this year. This Friday, he is going back for another month of checking...

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Midweek Message: New Takes on Old Favorites

Dear Hyde Park Family, A few years ago, my younger daughter Madelyn and I were at a local department store when we saw a display of record turntables. “Wow! What is that?” Her eyes got bug-eyed with wonder. You may remember these musical fixtures of the 1970s, before...

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Italy Tour – Informational Meeting Aug. 13

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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Civil Conversations Project Continues Aug. 2

We expected last night’s attendance at The Civil Conversations Project to be one of our smaller meetings due to the July 4th holiday. It was one of our largest groups of attendees to date. We expected to be able to hear the pre-selected “On Being” podcast segments...

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Group Connect Night – Aug. 23

6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 Find a group or class! Belong, believe and grow at Group Connect Night. This will be a free, engaging opportunity for individuals to meet and form small groups of people to engage in community and Bible Study together. Small groups at...

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Our Partner Good Samaritan Mission is Moving

The Good Samaritan Mission is a mission partner of Hyde Park United Methodist that serves migrant farm workers and their families. They are located in Wimauma, FL. They shared in a recent update that they plan to move locations within Wimauma soon. Read more: As we...

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Family Fun Night Kick-Off Sept. 15

Enjoy games, food and fun with your family at our Family Fun Night Kick Off 6-8 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Harnish Activities Center! This will be the first of a series of Family Fun Nights hosted by Children’s Ministries at Hyde Park United Methodist. Fellowship with...

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Move Up Sunday Aug. 13

Happy new Sunday Morning Live year! Move Up Sunday, Aug. 13, is the official start of the new year in Children’s Ministries and when our children move up to their new Sunday Morning Live small group class to match their age and/or grade for the 2017-18 school...

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Serving Children’s Ministries This Year

Use your gifts to make God’s love real to the families of Hyde Park United Methodist! What you do with your time matters and you can make a difference in the life of a child! Opportunities to serve during this school year (2017-18) include: Preschool (3-4-K)/11...

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Give Support and Scriptures with Manna Bags

The Manna Ministry assembles and sells Zip-lock bags filled with Scripture, information on community resources, healthy snacks, sunscreen and a pair of socks for distribution to impoverished individuals to help them feel the love of Christ. Manna bags are generally...

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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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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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