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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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Live Every Day To Its Fullest

Though we miss Evan greatly, we are able to find comfort and inspiration in a special poem he left behind. A dedicated Scout to Hyde Parks’s Boy Scout Troop 22, his wisdom at the young age of thirteen is found in these special words to live by. Shane Parker,...

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Small Blessings Preschool Honored by UMAP

The United Methodist Association of Preschools and the State of Florida have awarded Gold Seal Accreditation status to Small Blessings Preschool, housed at Hyde Park United Methodist. We are incredibly proud of the work the preschool’s director, Susie...

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Midweek Message: Make ’em Laugh!

April 20, 2017 Dear Hyde Park Family, Stop me if you’ve heard this one… A minister got up before the congregation to deliver the Call to Worship, only to discover a problem with the microphone. He tapped it with his hand, blew into it loudly, knocked it a...

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Society of St Andrew, Gleaning Network

Monthly News and Stats Accomplished January 1 to March 31, 2017 4.1 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 2.6 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project A total of 6.6 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 19.9 Million Servings of Fresh Produce...

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News from El Ayudante, Leon, Nicaragua

From January until now, El Ayudante has had the pleasure of hosting 9 teams with many more to come in the following months. As of now, Boynton UMC, Missionary Friends, Mamaronek, New Life Missions, St. Paul’s United Methodist, Toledo School of Nursing, Walking...

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Summer Sheperds

Impact Children This Summer! If you enjoyed worship or a small group this school year while your child or grandchild enjoyed Sunday Morning Live, we ask that you serve one Sunday this summer. You’ll impact children’s lives while our school-year shepherds...

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2017 Summer Youth Intern

Meet one of our summer interns, Kimi Hernandez. Starting May 15, she will be working with our middle school group leading Bible study, Merge, attending the Jacksonville Mission Trip, and helping at Warren Willis this summer. Here’s a note from Kimi: Hi! My name...

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New Assistant Youth Director

Meet our new Assistant Director of Youth Ministries, Megan Eldredge. She wrote a special note to everyone at Hyde Park: “Hi everyone! My name is Megan Eldredge and I am so excited about joining the team at Hyde Park UMC. I’m a recent graduate of Florida...

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New Adult Groups Starting Soon

Explore Faith, Meet People, Deepen Your Discipleship. We offer group experiences for beginners to the deeply devoted. There is a place for you to belong here. New short term classes forming!

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Celebrating Easter Sunday at Hyde Park

Over 3,200 people celebrated Holy Week and Easter with us across ten services! You can view sermons from Lent, Holy Week and Easter Sunday in our sermon archives. View photos from Easter Sunday...

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Midweek Message: Golgotha Cross

April 13, 2017 Dear Hyde Park Family, http://hydeparkumc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/18226_Three_Crosses_And_Empty_Tomb.mp4 Golgotha’s Cross By Raymond Kresensky, 1892-1955 What is the cross on Golgotha to me – But the brave young Jesus murdered there?...

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5th Grade Events 2017

As we approach the end of the school year and your children’s time as part of Children’s Ministries, we wanted to take a moment to communicate some important information to you. While we will miss your children being a part of children’s programming, we also recognize...

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The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay – “Big Sing”

Big Sing Where the audience is the choir! 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28 The Portico – 1001 N. Florida Ave., Tampa Bring your friends, our Big Sing is free and open to everyone! Proud part of Downtown Tampa’s Fourth Friday Events Musical...

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Handbell Concert May 7

Join the combined children and adult handbell choirs as we celebrate with a concert of music for handbells: 4 p.m. May 7 in The Portico’s Community Hall. All ages are welcome to enjoy this concert. You will hear beautiful music, learn about a bit about the...

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Palm Sunday Processional

We are looking forward to a wonderful morning of worship this Palm Sunday! We will celebrate with our wonderful children’s palm processional, representing Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem, at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sanctuary Services. Please read...

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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 at the information session 6 p.m. May 15 in Knox Hall (RSVP here). In this reflective season of Lent, will you hear God’s call to serve? Do you already hear...

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Celebrating our 2017 Confirmation Service

During the 11 a.m. Sanctuary service April 2, we confirmed 25 students and 2 were baptized. These students affirmed their faith in Christ and became members of our church. These students have attended confirmation classes faithfully since January of this year to learn...

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3-Week Healing Prayer Class Begins April 26

We all need healing of body, mind and/or spirit sometime in our lives. And, Jesus Christ offers us just that! Christ came to heal us, not necessarily cure us, but to make us whole! Amazingly, Christ enables each of us to be a part of that healing process by praying...

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Midweek Message: The Violence of Love

March 30, 2017 Dear Lenten Pilgrims, Last Friday was the 37th anniversary of the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero, the great Catholic martyr. Romero was one of the most prominent figures for human rights in the 20th century, and spoke on behalf of the poor and the...

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Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

Greetings from the President March 2017 It’s spring at last! Days are getting longer, birds are singing, and sunshine brings joy into the heart. Our hearts at the seminary are even more joyful and grateful for your prayers on March 6 when we had the accreditation...

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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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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 VBS adventure...

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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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