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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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Discover Hyde Park on Zoom

Discover how you can join us in making God's love real at Hyde Park United Methodist! Discover Hyde Park is a 20-minute experience that introduces you to who we are at Hyde Park United Methodist and how you can find your place in our church community. Whether you are...

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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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News from 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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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 Resources While Social Distancing

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

Amazon Smile is an Amazon website with the same products, prices and features as Amazon.com. The program, run by the Amazon Smile Foundation, donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to charitable organizations. To participate, simply click the graphic...

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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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COVID-19 FAQs

COVID-19 FAQs

March 27Community Resources: This information is provided by All4HealthFL Collaborative and United Way Suncoast. March 23Hyde Park's pastors will be leading a Video Devotion at 9 a.m. each weekday on Facebook Live. If you miss the live edition, these messages have...

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South Africa 2020 Mission Trip

Planning is underway for our mission trip this fall. Join the team and make God's love real in South Africa. Travel Dates are Oct. 15-27, 2020. Upcoming Meeting Dates: 12:15 p.m. March 29, 6 p.m. May 20, 6 p.m. July 22, 6 p.m. Sept. 9, 6 p.m. Oct 7. All meetings are...

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News Dave and Julie Eberhard, Wycliffe Translator missionaries

Dave and Julie Eberhard serve as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators. In their most recent newsletter, they recount their service with the Mamaindê. Dave's inspiration of setting worship music to western tunes to attached their youth. Here's an excerpt: Dear...

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Midweek Message: Calm Yet Cautious

Midweek Message: Calm Yet Cautious

Dear Hyde Park Family, When King Ahaz of Judah was facing an imminent threat to the welfare of his people, Isaiah offered him this encouraging yet cautionary word: “Be careful and stay calm. Don’t fear, and don’t lose heart.” (Isaiah 7:4) That is a helpful word for...

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Help Us Decorate for Easter

Help Us Decorate for Easter

Easter Lilies are used to decorate our worship spaces in celebration of the resurrection on Easter Sunday, April 12. Lilies may be purchased in honor of and in memory of loved ones and a list of honorees will be included in our Easter Sunday bulletin. Lilies may be...

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Midweek Message: Seven Questions for Lent

Midweek Message: Seven Questions for Lent

Dear Lenten Pilgrims, Most of the time, I write these Midweek Messages. And on very rare occasions, the Midweek Message comes to me. Such was the case last Monday night, when a member of our Vision Implementation Team (who wishes to remain anonymous) offered an...

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Cold Night Shelters

Cold Night Shelters

Hyde Park holds a Cold Night Shelter when Hillsborough County makes a declaration that shelters should open.

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U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club

U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club

The internationally-acclaimed U.S. Naval Academy Glee Club will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12 at  Hyde Park United Methodist, 500 W. Platt Street in Tampa. The concert is free and no tickets are required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The USNA Glee Club is...

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

A quick glance at the numbers through January 2020 1.5 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 4.5 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 929 Passionate Volunteers Engaged 186 Events to End Hunger Held 208 Recipient Agencies Received Food And a story of good...

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Vacation Bible School 2020

Vacation Bible School 2020

The VBS that’s just the ticket! Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. 9 a.m. – Noon* /// June 22-26, 2020    *Note: rising 5th and 6th graders have...

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News from Pat and Melenda Edmiston, Missionaries

Dear Prayer Partners, Melenda and I have been missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1980 and don’t plan on retiring anytime soon! I have been working with Seed Company (under the umbrella of Wycliffe Bible Translators) for more than 10 years now. God has...

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Thanks for Making God’s Love Real

Hyde Park's Missions and Outreach Ministries supports a number of local and around the world missons. The Missions and Outreach committee recently recevied thank you notes from some of the missions the church supports.From Habitat for Humanity Dear Hyde Park United...

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News from Phakamisa

Phakamisa is a ministry of Pinetown Methodist Church, our mission partner in South Africa. Their December, 2019 newsletter shares updates in the areas of Early Childhood Development, their Wandering School Christmas Party, Advance Sewing Group and Caregivers Year-End...

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Midweek Message: Live! From the Red Carpet!

Midweek Message: Live! From the Red Carpet!

Dear Hyde Park Family, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, 7:20 p.m. Daydreaming a bit while watching the Oscars’ red carpet coverage … Ryan Seacrest: Hello, everyone, and welcome to our very special broadcast. We’re here, live from the red carpet just outside Jerusalem, awaiting...

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Women’s Interfaith Gathering Cancelled

Women’s Interfaith Gathering Cancelled

This event, scheduled for March 25, has been cancelled to help #flattenthecurve, or reduce the spread of the coronavirus epideimic. Gather with other women of all faiths at the 60th Annual Interfaith Gathering hosted by the Rodeph Sholom Sisterhood at 11 a.m. on March...

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Join Our Blood Drive Feb. 23

Join Our Blood Drive Feb. 23

Show Love This Month – Share Blood and Save Lives! Donations save lives. Receive a free long sleeve T-shirt, $10 Gift card and cholesterol screening with each donation. This month we celebrate the impact of blood donations in the life of Rebecca. Watch Rebecca’s...

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Financial Peace University 2020

Financial Peace University is a nine-week small group experience that has helped nearly 6 million people take charge of their finances. It provides a simple yet effective method to eliminate debt, save and build wealth. Thanks to a generous donor, Hyde Park United...

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Midweek Message: A Vision Update … and a Great Start!

Midweek Message: A Vision Update … and a Great Start!

Dear Hyde Park Family, For today's Midweek Message, I’d like to share an excerpt of my remarks to lay leaders and teams at our Leadership Kick-Off event last Tuesday. It is an update on the implementation of our Vision Plan, and a list of all the exciting things we...

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Vision Implementation Plan Update 2020

Vision Implementation Update Accomplishments and Next Steps Over the past year, the Implementation Team and the dozens of lay and staff members of various initiative teams have made major progress in implementing our long-term strategic plan. Many of the teams have...

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News from Shining the Light Ministries

My last trip to Nicaragua was November 2017. As a Board Member of Shining The Light Ministries, I am kept aware of the work being done daily to improve the lives of our impoverished families in this land of volcanoes and lakes. However, reading and listening to the...

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Holy Land Trip 2021

Holy Land Trip 2021

Journey to Holy Land in 2021 with the Rev. Justin LaRosa as the group host. The trip departs from Tampa Jan. 5 and returns Jan. 14, 2021. This 10 day-trip will follow in the footsteps of Jesus and will transform the way you experience the Bible. Additionally, you will...

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