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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 Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Dear Prayer Partners, Melenda and I have been 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 over 10 years now. God has worked through...

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Missions and Outreach 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 some thank you notes from some of the missions the church supports. To see the thank you letters, click here.

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News from Phakamisa

PHAKAMISA NEWSLETTER - DEC 2019 Greetings to everyone in the name of Jesus Christ Amen. As we are at the end of the year, we cannot help but stand in awe of God’s faithfulness in every season. The faith that our staff embodied and the love of God that continuously...

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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 March 25

Women’s Interfaith Gathering March 25

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 25. Women representing different congregations will celebrate religious traditions. Refreshments will be served. Who: Congregation...

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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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Midweek Message: What Do We Do With Leviticus?

Midweek Message: What Do We Do With Leviticus?

Dear Hyde Park Family, Here’s a tidbit of trivia: There are 613 commandments in the Torah, from Genesis through Exodus. Some Jewish traditions explain that the total number can be broken down into 365 “negative” commandments (“Thou shall not …”) corresponding with the...

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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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Troop 22 Gasparilla 2020 Cleanup

Troop 22 Gasparilla 2020 Cleanup

Our sincere thanks to Boy Scout Troop 22 for their early morning clean-up of Hyde Park's parking lots. As they do each year, Scouts from our troop arrived early Sunday morning to remove all the debris from this year's Gasparilla Parade. It's a great example of the...

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Cornerstone Wonder Walk-Run 2020

Cornerstone Wonder Walk-Run 2020

Cornerstone Family Ministries holds its annual Wonder Walk-Run March 7, 2020, beginning and ending at the Harnish Activities Center on our Hyde Park campus.

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

A quick glance at the numbers through December 2019 19 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 57 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 25,544 Passionate Volunteers Engaged 6,039 Events to End Hunger Held 2,131 Recipient Agencies Received Food And a story of...

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Gasparilla Parking – 2020 Parade

Gasparilla Parking – 2020 Parade

Hyde Park's parking lots are always a popular destination for Tampa's Gasparilla parade. Located several blocks from Bayshore Blvd. and Magnolia Ave., the lots provide easy access to the parade route. Our PrimeTimers senior adult group handling parking duties for the...

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Staff Opening at Love INC

Our mission partner, Love INC (In the Name of Christ) of Metro Tampa, has an immediate staff opening for a Help Center Coordinator. This position manages Help Center operations and helps recruit, screen, train and retain volunteers who work in the Help Center and...

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Midweek Message: You Have Everything You Need

Midweek Message: You Have Everything You Need

Dear Hyde Park Family, Today’s daily reading in our Bible Project 2020 finds the wandering Israelites in the middle of a harsh, vast wilderness, somewhere between the bondage of Egypt behind them and the promise of Canaan ahead. Yet as hard as their plight was, just...

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Scholarships Available – Apply Here

Scholarships Available – Apply Here

We believe it is important to invest in higher education for eligible high school, college and seminary students. Below is a list of scholarship opportunities provided by Hyde Park United Methodist and by other United Methodist agencies. Hyde Park United Methodist...

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Thank you from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Thank you from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Dear Friends at Hyde Park, Melenda and I have been 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 over 10 years now. God has worked...

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Nicaragua Missions Info Meeting

Having participated in mission trips to Nicaragua in the past, I know you likely feel like I do…frustrated with the scarcity of information on how the communities we have served are faring in the current political crises. We are fortunate to have an opportunity to...

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Alzheimer’s Association Discoveries: Feb 10

Alzheimer’s Association Discoveries: Feb 10

Learn about the latest research. Join us. Be inspired by the depth, breadth and benefits of Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Discover advancements in risk reduction as well as caregiver, diagnostic and biomedical studies. Featuring: Advancing the Science:...

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News from Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church

The General Board of Global Ministries works throughout the world. Connection is at the core of our work. Global Ministries connects The United Methodist Church, its people and congregations to partner with others engaged in God’s global work, which takes place in a...

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Midweek Message: True Justice

Midweek Message: True Justice

Dear Hyde Park Family, “The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice.” Those are the stirring words of Bryan Stevenson, a lawyer and activist who has spent the last thirty years advocating for reform in our criminal justice system. He has...

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Leave No Vegetable Behind! 2020

Mark your calendar and plan to join us for a food-packing event with the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network. 5-9 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, Tampa Convention Center We are looking for 100 Volunteers to glean from a food trade show! Each volunteer must complete this...

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Come Serve With Us

Come Serve With Us

Help prepare breakfast and serve our Open Arms Guests with Children's Ministries. 4th Graders - Join us Feb. 9. Register here. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in Wesley Center Room 309 for an important orientation with doughnuts and OJ. Serving will take place in the Harnish...

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Midweek Message: The Three Questions

Midweek Message: The Three Questions

Dear Hyde Park Family, Today is my 47th birthday, which means among other things, I have a lot of renewing to do. I have to run over to the DMV and renew the registration on my car. While Grace is back for a break from college, we are going to renew our passports,...

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Greeting Card Project

Greeting Card Project

Help is needed with the House of Hope's greeting card project, one of the their regular fund raising programs. Join us from noon - 2 p.m. Jan. 26 in Knox Hall Room 150. No card making/crafting experience necessary - just willing hands to aid this ministry for formerly...

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News from Shining The light Ministries

Shining The light Ministries December newsletter As I look back at the past year, I am in awe of all the firsts that we achieved. From a remarkable vision trip to partnership trips to a record setting income, we have been abundantly blessed in all of our efforts. We...

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Blood Drives at Hyde Park in 2020

Blood Drives at Hyde Park in 2020

The OneBlood bloodmobile will be at the Hyde Park campus 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. select Sundays in 2020. (see schedule below). Look for the Bloodmobile on Azeele Street next to the Harnish Activities Center. 2020 Blood Drive Schedule Feb. 23 April 19 June 14 Aug. 16 Oct. 18...

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Diverse UMC Groups Sign Proposal for Inclusion and Separation

Diverse UMC Groups Sign Proposal for Inclusion and Separation

Dear Hyde Park Family, On Friday, United Methodist news service shared a proposed agreement for the separation of The United Methodist Church over conflicting views related to human sexuality. A diverse group of high-level leaders in our denomination, including Bishop...

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Christmas at Florida United Methodist Children’s Home

Christmas at the Florida United Methodist Children's Home is a very special time. In this new Fifth Sunday video, one of our houseparents shares from her Christmas experiences with our children. Just click on the link below to watch. Thank you for making a difference...

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Christmas at Hyde Park

Christmas at Hyde Park

Blue Christmas7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15The Chapel at Hyde Park campus This is supposed to be a joyful time of year, but for some of us, the holidays are hard. You are not alone. Join us for a time of reflection and prayer, contemplative music, spoken words and candles of...

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Midweek Message: Mary’s Spirit Song

Midweek Message: Mary’s Spirit Song

Dear Advent Pilgrims: In last Sunday’s sermon, I referenced these alternative lyrics to the popular song “Mary, Did You Know?” by a woman named Jennifer Henry. Here is the full text, which I think best captures the fierce tenacity of Mary’s liberating word for the...

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