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“Audrie and Daisy” Doc Night

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 join The Portico and the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay for a free screening of the documentary “Audrie and Daisy” and post-film discussion. Prepare to experience this raw, provocative look at a feature-length documentary film...

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Midweek Message: Is God Mad at Me?

March 24, 2017 Dear Hyde Park Family, When I was an elementary student at a local Christian school, my classmates and I were all fearful of principal Jack Santhouse. He seemed at least 6-1/2 feet tall, with broad shoulders and sullen eyes, a square jaw, and a sharp...

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Nicaragua Mission Trip Changes Your Perspective

A Reflection by Steve Rorrer Sure, there is plenty to do in your own backyard. Hurricanes, tornadoes, mudslides, flooding….you name it and you could respond to it. So why Nicaragua? For me, it has been a way to broaden my perspective on the world and the beautiful...

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Civil Conversations Project

Why can’t we seem to talk to each other anymore? It seems that in today’s contentious climate, people are unable to have real conversations with other people.  Instead, any attempts at communicating is a downward spiral into a knock-out, drag-out fight. We...

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Join us for Dinner this Wednesday

Enjoy food and fellowship at Wednesday Night Dinner, 5:15-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays (Sept. – May) in the Harnish Activities Center. Dinners are not held the week of holidays (ex. Thanksgiving). Adults are $8, kids (under 12) are $5. Dinners are served buffet...

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Midweek Message: To Grace, on Her Sixteenth Birthday

March 16, 2017 Dear Hyde Park Family, Part of the privilege of having a forum like the Midweek Message is that I get to share whatever is on my mind with a wonderful readership like you. Often the content is spiritual, other times social commentary, and other times...

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El Ayudante: Mission Team Liaison position available

El Ayudante, our mission partner in Leon, Nicaragua is accepting applications for Mission Team Liaison. Every year, our Nicaragua Mission Team members have an amazing experience serving others at the El Ayudante mission. You can now join this life-saving team as a...

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Society of St Andrew’s

Click here for the Winter Quarterly Newsletter Contents: Yam Jam: The Blessing After the Storm Thanksgiving: Gathering Turnips and Giving Thanks The Executive Director’s Report 2016 Year-End...

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Emily’s Youth Message – Shake It Off And Step Up

There was once a farmer who owned a mule. The mule had served him well for a number of years but he was getting old. One day, the mule fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer heard the mule crying in distress. After carefully assessing the situation, the farmer...

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Girl Scout Week is March 12-18

Girl Scout week is March 12-18, and we are thankful for the seven Girl Scout Troops that meet here at Hyde Park United Methodist: Troop 2214, Troop 1327, The Gorrie Elementary Troop, Troop 2205, Troop 1297, Troop 1457 and Troop 2210. Girl scouts are encouraged to...

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Vacation Bible School 2017

June 26-30, 2017 9 a.m. – Noon* Cost: $40 – 4 yr old (by June 1, 2017) through rising 4th grade $60 – rising 5th & 6th grade *Rising 5th and 6th graders stay until 3 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday Don’t miss this amazing adventure that will...

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Become a Lake Junaluska Singer

The Lake Junaluska Singers are accepting applications for the 2017 season (June 6 – Aug. 6) from talented singers in college and graduate music programs. Successful applicants will be the professional choir-in-residence at Lake Junaluska this summer and will...

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Midweek Message: Two Prayers

March 9, 2017 Dear Hyde Park Family, Several years ago, I received a precious gift from my dear friend and lifelong mentor Rev. Dr. Jack Stroman, the senior pastor who nurtured my call into ministry when I was a youth at Pasadena Community Church in St. Petersburg. He...

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Preschoolers Receive Picture Bibles

On Sunday, Feb. 26, our two and three year old families that participated in the Picture Bible Faith Steps groups were blessed and presented a Picture Bible. Faithsteps is a series of classes and groups that partner with parents to develop their child’s faith...

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Family Fun Night in Photos

On Friday, Feb. 28 our families enjoyed quality time, fun snacks and the movie “Inside Out” at our Family Fun Night. This event was hosted by our Children’s Ministries as a way for parents to have a fun, stress-free way to have a fun night out as a...

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Your Voice Is Important: Advocate for Children

You are invited to join your voice with other brothers and sisters in Christ who will gather in Tallahassee March 26-28 during this year’s Annual Children’s Week. The United Methodist Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Church will come together for a day of...

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You’re Invited to Serve One Week in Nicaragua!

Make God’s Love Real in Nicaragua by joining the Adult Mission Trip team! Learn more in Courtyard March 26 or at information session 6 p.m. April 3 in Knox Hall (RSVP here). In this reflective season of Lent, will you hear God’s call to serve? Do you...

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Emily’s Youth Message – Their Safe Place

Teens are notorious for saving their raging fits for you and your home. Friendship issues, stress from school and hormones on hyper-drive can make your teen seem like they have transformed into a alien from another galaxy. No, your teen hasn’t been abducted! They are...

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U2Charist 7 p.m. March 24

The Portico campus of Hyde Park United Methodist will host a unique event that will blend U2’s music and the sacrament of Communion at U2Charist 7 p.m. Friday, March 24 in the Community Hall. During the event, the Lakeland-based band Fount will perform U2 music...

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Youth Attend Confirmation Retreat

Recently, Merge Youth Ministries took 17 of our 27 youth in our Confirmation class to our Confirmation Retreat at Warren Willis Camp. Confirmation is an important time in the life of our youth as they learn about what it means to be a Christian and a member of the...

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Midweek Message: 10 Other Things You Might Give Up for Lent

10 Other Things You Might Give Up for Lent Dear Lenten Pilgrims, A recent online, non-scientific survey [link provided below] by Christianity Today revealed the most popular things people give up for Lent: 1) social networking, 2) chocolate, 3) Twitter, 4) alcohol,...

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Lent

Lent is a period of time (40 days, not including Sundays) leading up to Easter Sunday. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, where he prayed and fasted, endured temptation and prepared to begin his ministry.  We use this period of time to...

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Celebrate Running to Make God’s Love Real 2017

Saturday Feb. 25, over 30 people ran, walked and cheered wearing Hyde Park t-shirts at the Gasparilla Distance Classic. We are thankful they participated and spread the word about our church! View photos from the race...

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“Life of the Party” Children’s Musical in Pictures

Sunday, Feb. 26, our children performed the musical “Life of the Party” in the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sanctuary services. They worked hard and had a great performance! The play was performed by our Celebration Choir, which is for first through fifth graders....

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Thank you from missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

THANK YOU! Good news Wycliffe Bible Translators, has finished an initial draft of a Kandas version of the New Testament! They are one of our mission partners supported by your generosity. Kandas is an Oceanic language spoken in Papua New Guinea. Wycliffe – Partners in...

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DocNight “Ride With Larry” March 8

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 at The Portico Campus for a free DocNight screening of “Ride With Larry”. A discussion will take place after the film. This DocNight is being organized by PD Self, a Parkinson’s Disease support group that meets at The...

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Ash Wednesday Services March 1

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, the 40 days (not counting Sundays) before Easter used for personal reflection and spiritual growth. Join us for one of three services on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Each service will include powerful Scripture, moving music, a...

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Midweek Message: A Guide to Prayer for a Way Forward

Feb. 23, 2017 Dear Hyde Park Family, “Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may.” — John Wesley, “On Catholic Spirit” It is likely no...

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Society of St. Andrew

Executive Director’s Report February 23, 2017 Would it surprise you to learn that the Society of St. Andrew’s work of gleaning continues year ’round? Even in the depths of winter, there are table crops growing all across this country. In fact, your...

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Giving the Extra Mile!

Help us support Cornerstone’s Annual Wonder Walk. The offering collected at Sunday Morning Live from Feb. 12  – Mar. 26  will support Cornerstone’s Annual Wonder Walk. The March 25 Wonder Walk takes place here on our campus and raises...

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Office Closed Mon. Feb. 20

Happy President’s Day! The Ministry Offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of President’s Day. We will reopen 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.

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Emily’s Youth Message – Developing Gratefulness In Your Teen

Most parents try to teach their children to say “please” and “thank you” from the time they are in diapers. It’s proper etiquette, and if we’re honest, culturally expected. Your teen has (I hope) mastered the art of habitually saying “thanks” when appropriate. You are...

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Annual Women’s Interfaith Service for Peace

Join us for the Annual Women’s Interfaith Service for Peace from noon-1 p.m. on March 17 at The Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Avenue Tampa, FL, 33603. Since hosting the first Interfaith Service for Peace eight years ago, this annual tradition has become an...

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Phakamisa: Reaching Many With A Few

Phakamisa is a mission supported by Hyde Park United Methodist. A mission team of Hyde Park members visited Phakamisa in South Africa n September 2016. Click here for more information about what Phakamisa is doing. Photos of the Hyde Park mission team and the...

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Midweek Message: The Faith (and Questions) of a Child

Feb. 16, 2017 Dear Hyde Park Family, Last night was “Ask the Pastor Night,” one of my favorite annual events in the church. It was with Club45, a Wednesday night gathering of our fourth and fifth graders. As was the case last year, I am amazed by the...

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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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