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Midweek Message: “A Special Update and Thank You”

Midweek Message: “A Special Update and Thank You”

These have been unsettling days for our country and our world, and we are likely still months, rather than weeks, from resuming on-campus ministries, which I will discuss more in a moment. But God continues to do amazing things through this church, as many of you...

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Hyde Park Trivia Night June 17

Hyde Park Trivia Night June 17

Do you miss seeing others at Hyde Park United Methodist during this time of social distancing?  We've got an exciting opportunity to meet and laugh with others in a fun night of Zoom trivia 6:30 p.m. Wednesday June 17.     At Hyde Park Trivia Night, we'll get a chance...

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Midweek Message: “That’s Enough!”

Midweek Message: “That’s Enough!”

Dear Hyde Park Family, “Be still, and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10 This verse was part of last Monday’s Bible Project 2020 readings, and is a favorite for many people. I have used it to quiet my spirit when I feel unsettled and to slow down my pace when I am...

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Vacation Bible School Update

Vacation Bible School Update

After much prayerful consideration and discussion, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School at Hyde Park United Methodist this summer. The safety and health of our kids, families, staff and volunteers continues to be our...

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News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Pat and Melenda Edmiston are missionaries with Wycliffe – Partners in Bible Translation, nondenominational mission organization dedicated to translating the Scriptures and teaching people to read and write in their own language. Pat and Melenda serve in the country of...

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Midweek Message: 7 Reminders for Today

Midweek Message: 7 Reminders for Today

Dear Hyde Park Family, As a follow up to my Midweek Message a few weeks ago in which I offered ten helpful Bible verses for during this pandemic, I offer you these seven beautiful quotes from some of Christian history’s most beloved writers. May they speak to you as...

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Midweek: We are Grateful for You!

Midweek: We are Grateful for You!

Dear Hyde Park Family,   Last Sunday across the state of Florida, United Methodist churches announced pastoral changes in their congregations. We shared that Sally, Vicki, Justin and I would be returning for another year, for which we are grateful. We also shared the...

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Dunbar Elementary Offers Video Thanks

Dunbar Elementary Offers Video Thanks

With public schools closed throughout Hillsborough County, the staff, teachers and students shared a video to celebrate the love and support they received from Hyde Park's volunteers. There were countless messages of gratitude, virtual hugs, plus videos and letters...

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Midweek Message: 10 Passages to Pass the Time

Midweek Message: 10 Passages to Pass the Time

Dear Hyde Park Family, In case you need a reminder, today is Thursday. These days and weeks just seem to linger and blur together, don’t they? So, for today’s Midweek Message, I offer you a simple set of ten biblical principles that you can claim and adopt into your...

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Patch.com: Trish Krider Joins Mask Making Effort

Patch.com: Trish Krider Joins Mask Making Effort

Trish Krider, a Hyde Park member, is a flight attendant for a major airline. The close proximity shared between flight crews and passengers make Trish very aware of the challenges posed by social distancing. During her rotation into 14 days of self-quarantine, she...

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News from Missionaries Nick and Renee Shaw

Nick and Renee Shaw, along with their four children, answered God’s call into the mission field and are currently serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here is an excerpt from their latest newsletter: ALL THE QUESTIONS, VERY FEW ANSWERS Let me start by...

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Midweek Message: Because He Lives

Midweek Message: Because He Lives

Dear Hyde Park Family, Christ is risen! Alleluia! I trust you and yours had a blessed Holy Week and a joyous Easter Sunday, and thank you for joining for our services last week. More than 5,000 persons joined us in experiencing the joy of the resurrection on Easter,...

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News from the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (BMTS), our mission partner, is the largest United Methodist seminary in Europe, and serves students from eight countries who study in three languages: Estonian, Russian and English. Their newsletter is titled PrayerChain and the...

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Little Dresses Group Making Masks

Volunteers needed! To help in the protection of our patients, team members and community, we are asking for your help in creating homemade cloth masks. Our goal is to provide 10,000 cloth masks to the Tampa General Hospital team over the next few weeks. Based on...

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Shining The Light Ministries News

Shining the Light Ministries, our mission partner in Nicaragua, provides agriculture training and support to low income families in the area around Leon. Here's an excerpt from their recent newsletter. When our lives were all changed around the world, as we are doing...

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News from Pat and Melenda Edmiston, Wycliffe Missionaries

Pat and Melenda Edmiston are missionaries with Wycliffe – Partners in Bible Translation, nondenominational mission organization dedicated to translating the Scriptures and teaching people to read and write in their own language. Pat and Melenda serve in the country of...

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Channel 8 Interviews Hyde Park Staff

Watch the Broadcast Hyde Park's efforts to provide Easter worship in an online setting were recognized in a news item on News Channel 8 this morning. The Rev. Magrey deVega, senior pastor, and Mat Hotho, Director of Worship Technologies, explained that Easter hasn't...

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Midweek Message: A Special Easter Word Hunt!

Midweek Message: A Special Easter Word Hunt!

Dear Hyde Park Family, One of traditions we often observe this time of year is a good old-fashioned Easter egg hunt. Gathering with extended family and friends in a backyard to hide, search and open those little multi-colored treasures has been a fun ritual for...

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Add a Facebook Frame

If you saw the article in today's eHyde Park newsletter or are interested in add Hyde Park's Easter at Hyde Park 2020" frame to your Facebook profile, it's quiet simple. First login to your Facebook account. From your Facebook home page, click on the small image with...

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Welcome to our Connection Point

Welcome to our Connection Point

To help you keep track of the numerous opportunities to plug-in to our online community, here's a listing of weekly gatherings and live worship streaming. Just click on the linked text and your browser will take you to that page or application. Sunday 9:30 a.m....

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Get Social!

During this time of social distancing brought about by the coronavirus, you can stay connected with us through our pages on various social media platforms. Hyde Park Facebook: https://facebook.com/hydeparkumc Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/hydeparkunitedmethodistfl...

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Merge This Week

Merge This Week

Hi everyone! We wanted to let you know that Merge isn't going away, we're just now connecting via technology! So, we wanted to fill you all in on how Merge will look in the coming weeks. Daily: Bible Project Devotions posted to our stories daily and saved in our...

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Midweek Message: Creativity in a Time of Crisis

Midweek Message: Creativity in a Time of Crisis

Dear Hyde Park Family, We continue to be in prayer for you and your loved ones, along with all those affected by the coronavirus. We pray for our health care workers, first responders and government officials as they face this global pandemic. And we pray for workers,...

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Keep Us Close During COVID-19

A Message to our Members - Keeping Us Close During COVID19 Dear members, We find ourselves in the middle of a very difficult and challenging chapter of our lives, but we have not forgotten the value of togetherness and are branching out into new, innovative ways for...

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Help Us Build A Virtual Wall

Here's how: Take a picture of yourself and your loved ones over the next few days, from wherever you are, and post it on social media with these two hashtags: #HydeParkUMC and #FlattenTheCurve. Post it on whatever channels you use: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or...

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Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary News

Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (BMTS), our mission partner, is the largest United Methodist seminary in Europe, and serves students from eight countries who study in three languages: Estonian, Russian and English. Their newsletter is titled PrayerChain and the...

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MERGE Isn’t Going Away!

MERGE Isn’t Going Away!

Hi everyone! We wanted to let you know that Merge isn't going away, we're just going somewhere else - the virtual world! Pretty exciting, huh?! So, we wanted to fill you all in on how Merge will look in the coming weeks. Starting Wednesday, March 18: Confirmation...

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Special Midweek Message

Special Midweek Message

Dear Hyde Park Family, Our church is joining the global efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus, protect those most vulnerable to disease, and mitigate undue stress on our medical systems. We have decided to suspend all on-campus programming, including worship...

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Support the Children’s Home

Support the Children’s Home

Support the Children's Home We share in the support of the Florida United Methodist Children's Home, typically in months that contain a fifth Sunday. The Florida United Methodist Children's Home (FUMCH) is a refuge and haven for abused, neglected and troubled...

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Children’s Ministries Online Resources

The children's team has compiled some tools and information that might be helpful for you as your family navigates the days and weeks ahead.   Sunday videos and lesson plans for your family to continue using our curriculum with church at home will be sent out...

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Support Hyde Park Through

Support Hyde Park Through

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Midweek Message: Being Transcends Appearance

Midweek Message: Being Transcends Appearance

Dear Lenten Pilgrims, In William Paul Young’s bestselling book The Shack, Jesus has a lengthy conversation with the main character Mack, who admitted to Jesus that he was not quite as handsome as he had imagined him to be. “I just thought you’d be better-looking,” he...

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