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Midweek Message: We are the Church Together

Midweek Message: We are the Church Together

Dear Hyde Park Family, Not long ago I came across a wonderful poem titled “The Church Resides in Us” by Travis East, which you can read in its entirety here. I was particularly drawn to this last stanza: Lord, help us to remember We are the shadow of your cross That...

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WEDNESDAY – FLOORS, PAINTING AND WRAPPING

WEDNESDAY – FLOORS, PAINTING AND WRAPPING

Sometimes when you are the only on in the group who possesses a particular skill, you wind up on a job site by yourself.  That’s what dictated Fred’s day today.  On Monday, as we worked painting the house on Plantation Island, someone noticed that the floor in the...

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KEY WEST – HABITAT STYLE

KEY WEST – HABITAT STYLE

We have been so fortunate with the weather this week.  Everywhere we go they tell us of how beastly hot it was here last week so we have been immensely grateful that, even as the sun may be intense at times, the temperatures have been in the 80s and not at all...

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CLEANING GUTTERS AND HANGING CABINETS

We awoke to yet another beautiful day here in Marco Island.  In planning for today we were pleased to know that due to a required early morning run to Home Depot by our construction supervisors we would have a slightly later start to the day. While we make it a...

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Mission Trip – 2019 – Marco Island and the Everglades

Mission Trip – 2019 – Marco Island and the Everglades

No two mission trips are the same.  Starting from the people with whom you work, to the places where you serve, each has its own character.  This one, however, is distinctly different from many of the Hyde Park UMC’s past adult mission trips.  This one is not...

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Midweek Message: From Suffering to Hope

Midweek Message: From Suffering to Hope

Dear Hyde Park Family, My daily devotional time this year has been spent following the same Scripture reading plan that we will be following next year for The Bible Project 2020, which you can learn more about here. I’m excited that in the few weeks since we opened...

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Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

PRAYERCHAIN, October 2019 FOCUS In October I spent some time in Tyndale House, Cambridge, writing my Revelation commentary. Have you ever wondered whether the things you write can actually impact lives in the real world? There are assignments, there is research,...

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Congregations for Conservation Forms

An ecumenical group, Congregations for Conservation, met at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church recently to unite various faith communities around a shared desire to prioritize the conservation of Florida's natural land and waters. The group reviewed a letter to Florida...

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The Portico Receives Hillsborough County Design Award

The Portico Receives Hillsborough County Design Award

The Portico Received Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community: Hillsborough County's Planning Commission presented representatives of The Portico with a design award Oct. 29. The award honors projects that contribute to a better quality of life in our...

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News from Shining The Light Ministries

News from Shining The Light Ministries

We know that in all things GOD works for the good of those who love HIM. This is our hope in whom we trust in every adversity in our lives and we surrender our trust to GOD, and according to his will we can overcome any obstacle. We have triumphed in each harvest...

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Midweek Message: The Mask We Should Wear

Midweek Message: The Mask We Should Wear

Dear Hyde Park Family, I attended a conservative Christian school from kindergarten to high school, which formed me in the faith in ways that still shape me today. But I also remember many of the prohibitions imposed on us students: No listening to secular rock music....

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Missions Sunday Celebration

In celebration of Missions Sunday, Children’s Ministries got engaged in the practice of serving. Throughout October, they collected money and supplies to make hygiene kits for UMCOR. The kits contain soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, wash clothes, band-aids and other...

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Stats so far this year: 15.1 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 45.4 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 15,640 Passionate Volunteers Engaged 4,313 Events to End Hunger Held 1,516 Recipient Agencies Received Food Now let's check out the latest good news...

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What Can $100 or $500 Fund at Hyde Park?

As you consider the level of generosity you are called to in your support of Hyde Park's ministries and missions, here are some examples of a small incremental increase in your giving. What can $100 fund at Hyde Park? Two scholarships for children to experience God’s...

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Midweek Message: “Not Dead Yet!”

Midweek Message: “Not Dead Yet!”

Dear Hyde Park Family, Who knew that such a good spiritual truth could come out of the American Bar Association? A few years ago, a lawyer friend of mine sent me an article from the ABA website with this delicious lead sentence: “An Ohio man who appeared in court on...

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Midweek Message: Hoping They Get Dripped On

Midweek Message: Hoping They Get Dripped On

Dear Hyde Park Family,   One of my favorite comedians growing up was Paul Reiser, star of several 80s sitcoms and a very funny author. I remember reading his book Couplehood in college, and to this day I remember his reflections on showering:   I’ve...

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News from Love INC

News from Love INC

Amanda, a desperate daughter based in California, contacted First Baptist Church, seeking guidance on how to help her 50-year old mother, Yong, who was homeless, isolated and losing hope in Tampa. Per Amanda, “a very sweet lady from First Baptist suggested reaching...

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Give the Gift of Life! Blood Drive Oct. 27

Give the Gift of Life! Blood Drive Oct. 27

Our Blood Drive this month is the same day as our Mission Celebration and Market on Sunday, Oct. 27, and the red Bus will be behind the Harnish Activities Center from 8 a.m. –1 p.m. We have been learning to Get a GRIP over the past few weeks, and here is a way you can...

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Mission Partner Judeo Christian Health Clinic Annual Report

Mission Partner Judeo Christian Health Clinic Annual Report

Dear Friends, As you look at the enclosed annual report, representing the time period of July 1, 2018 - June 30 2019, you can clearly see the impact the Judeo Christian Health Clinic has in providing free, quality, timely, and compassionate healthcare to the uninsured...

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Vicki Walker Writes for the Upper Room!

Vicki Walker Writes for the Upper Room!

Saying "Yes" to God One Donor Reflects on Her Call to Ministry as a Young Person The summer before my senior year of college, I attended in Nashville a Cursillo weekend, the forerunner of The Upper Room’s Walk to Emmaus. Little did I know it would change my life...

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Midweek Message: Bloom Where You’re Planted

Midweek Message: Bloom Where You’re Planted

Dear Hyde Park Family, I don’t remember the first time I ever heard the phrase “Bloom where you’re planted,” but the phrase has stuck with me. Basically, it’s an invitation to make the most of your circumstances and look for ways to turn the most miserable situation...

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Saying Yes to God

The following is an article contributed to The Upper Room by the Rev. Vicki Walker: The summer before my senior year of college, I attended in Nashville a Cursillo weekend, the forerunner of The Upper Room’s Walk to Emmaus. Little did I know it would change my life...

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News from Shining the Light Ministry

GOD will bless us abundantly and greatly multiply what we do so says his promise in this we entrust all in the hands of God, organizing with communities for the beginning of an extra harvest cycle and undertaking our abilities and experience in the orchards of the...

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Giving Matters: Discovering Faith Through Meditation

Giving Matters: Discovering Faith Through Meditation

Dear Hyde Park Disciples, From its inception, The Portico campus has presented us with unique opportunities to connect to the spiritual but not religious residents of downtown Tampa. When we began restoring the historic chapel on the downtown campus, we knew that it...

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Serve Day 2019

Serve Day 2019

Be part of SERVE Day 2019 with around 400 others from Hyde Park United Methodist! Individuals and their friends and family will sort food, park cars, hand out turkeys and more at the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent on Nov. 24. New Holiday Tent Location: The big...

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Midweek Message: Finding God in the Bright Side

Midweek Message: Finding God in the Bright Side

Dear Hyde Park Family, Several years ago, when I was going through a particularly difficult time, I found it hard to envision brighter days ahead. I woke up one morning earnestly praying that God would give me some “manna” for the day, some tangible reminder that God...

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Adult Mission Trip Meeting Oct. 14

Adult Mission Trip Meeting Oct. 14

Have the images of Hurricane Dorian’s destruction in the Bahamas left you wanting to do something to help? Did they make you want to rush over and help them rebuild? Well guess what? There are folks right here in the state of Florida who experienced similar...

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Thank You Habitat Volunteers!

Thank You Habitat Volunteers!

On Saturday, Sept. 28, volunteers from Hyde Park United Methodist helped build a Habitat for Humanity Home for the Rodriguez family. One volunteer wrote: "It was an absolute joy to get to know more of our wonderful Hyde Park United Methodist family, as well as Melissa...

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Thank You Dunbar Volunteers!

Thank You Dunbar Volunteers!

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Dads' breakfast at Dunbar! Please  join us on Oct. 6 for our Building Better Readers Workshop at Hyde Park United Methodist, noon, Knox Hall Room 150, and on Oct. 17 for SLIME (Science - Literacy - Investigation - Math –...

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Midweek Message: Praying … without Words?

Midweek Message: Praying … without Words?

Dear Hyde Park Family, One of my favorite social activities is to play card games. Years ago, in seminary, my friends and I would play every Thursday night after classes were finished. Our group included a couple who had been married a long time. We would often play...

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News from The Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Let's take a peek at the numbers so far this year. 13.7 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 41.2 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 13,373 Passionate Volunteers Engaged 3,690 Events to End Hunger Held 1,410 Recipient Agencies Received Food Now let's check...

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News from Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

FOCUS In the opening chapel I gave a message discussing the topic of INWARD and OUTWARD. When I pray for the school year ahead, I receive always the same word from God: INWARD. Last year we focused on reaching out. We created our new logo, a new website, and organized...

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Thank you 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 Papua,New...

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News from Judeo Christian Health Clinic

The Judeo Christian Health Clinic, our mission partner, was founded in 1972 to provide free health care to the medically indigent of Tampa Bay. Clinic patients are generally considered “working poor.” They have no insurance, do not qualify for Medicaid, Medicare or...

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October Events at Dunbar

Dunbar, our education partner, is a medical magnet school. They have a full schedule of activities for the month of October which provide numerous opportunities to lend a hand. Building Better Readers training: Noon-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6, Knox Hall Room 150 Learn how...

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Missions Celebration and Market

Missions Celebration and Market

Mission Celebration Sunday The Rev. Clarke Campbell-Evans serves in the Office of Missional Engagement with the Florida Conference. He will speak at our Sanctuary worship services on Oct. 27. Pat and Melenda Edmiston, missionaries with Wycliffe — Partners in Bible...

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Midweek Message: The Bible Project 2020

Midweek Message: The Bible Project 2020

Dear Hyde Park Family, Some of the most serendipitous privileges of ministry occur when I am planning a funeral with a family, and they hand me their loved one’s personal Bible. Its pages often contain highlighted scriptures, underlined words, and handwritten notes in...

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More Missions News from the Shaws

Nick and Renee Shaw, along with their four sons, are missionaries through the UMC's General Board of Global Ministries. They are currently serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here is an excerpt from their most recent newsletter: Hello from DR Congo, We...

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