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Thank You Dunbar Volunteers!

Thank you so much to each of you for coming to help with the Dunbar Parent Teacher Conference Night on Sept. 20. You really helped the students, teachers, and families experience God‘s love through your kindness, compassion, and lasagna :-). You are the best! Use this...

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20th Annual Fearless Caregiver Workshop

Become a fearless caregiver! Learn how to: Balance family, work and caregiving. Motivate family members to help. Convince Dad to stop driving. Persuade Mom to listen to you. Legally protect your aging parents. Secure the future of your adult child. This one-day...

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Midweek Message: “For the Love of Nicaragua”

Dear Hyde Park Family, Among the myriad of local and global concerns that may be filling your prayers nowadays, I ask you to include one with whom this church has personal connections. Over the past several months, the nation of Nicaragua has been seized by violence,...

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Lots of Ways to Serve at Dunbar Elementary!

Thanks to all who have started volunteering at Dunbar; we are off to a great start and I am very excited about what we can do for the students and staff at Dunbar. If you have not started volunteering yet and still need help with placement, please email Kathy Avant,...

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Come Serve With Us

4th and 5th Graders Join us October 28 as we prepare breakfast and serve our Open Arms Guests. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in Wesley Center Room 301 for an important orientation. Serving will take place in the Harnish Activities Center and should wrap up by 9:15 a.m.  For kids...

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Universal Studios Meal Tickets for Sale

Merge Youth Ministries has a limited number of meal tickets for Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and City Walk. Purchases support our youth ministries. $17.50 each, while supplies last. Participating Dining Locations Universal Studios Florida™ Leaky Cauldron™...

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1033 Market: Gifts that Keep Giving – To Our Missions

The 1033 Market offers you the opportunity to complete all of your holiday shopping, while supporting the missions of our church! Choose gifts from many vendors offering items from around the world. Several vendors are the organizations we support here locally and...

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Dunbar Elementary Conference Night Sept. 20

3:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, Dunbar Elementary Cafe, 1730 W. Union Street, Tampa, FL 33607 Welcome volunteers! On Thursday, Sept. 20, the teachers at Dunbar will host parent/teacher conferences. You can help support the students and teachers in many ways:...

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News from Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

Greetings from the President In June President Meeli Tankler wrote wishing farewell. Meeli ran a good race for the BMTS and because of that we can proceed to the next leg of the relay race with confidence. Thank you, again, Meeli! Now, (in words of Bishop Alsted at...

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Work on Wellness

Sign up now! The fall has started, kids are back in school, we're all getting into the swing of things ... but have you taken time for you? Work on your wellness this fall with one of these three opportunities! Each is a safe, judgement-free environment where you can...

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Abe Brown Ministries: Success Story

Khadijah started her brush with the criminal justice system by hanging out and joyriding with her friends. Mixing with the wrong crowd and experimenting with drugs ultimately led Khadijah to incarceration which forced her to be away from her loving family. As a...

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Midweek Message: A Prayer for Those Facing Storms

Dear Hyde Park Family, We all remember what we were feeling a year ago. As Hurricane Irma barreled toward us, we felt the wearying combination of dread, fatigue and agonizing waiting. Those who evacuated wondered what kind of home they would return to. Those who...

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Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Accomplished January - August 2018 10.8 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 5.7 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project Total of 16.5 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 49.5 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 3,907 Events Held and...

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Missions Funding Application

Mission Funding Criteria Mission partners are selected and reviewed annually. New missions may submit an application for funding until Jan. 15. All applications are submitted to the Missions and Outreach team for review. Existing mission partners submit annual reports...

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Family Camping Trip – Oct. 26-28, 2018

The Ft. DeSoto Campground offers swimming, a nature trail, fishing, the Quartermaster Storehouse Museum, canoes, and many other water activities. An evening worship service with Communion will be held Saturday night. The cost is $20 per family. All youth must be...

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Refugee Ministry: Community Meeting

The Department of Children and Families Refugee Services will hold a Community Meeting on Monday, October 1, 10 a.m.-noon, in the Harnish Activities Center. All church members are welcome to attend this meeting. The purpose of this Community Meeting is to discuss the...

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Love Inc.: Lunch and Learn and Training

Lunch-n-Learn Monthly Introductory Information Session 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m., Wednesday. Sept.19,  complimentary lunch provided by The Portico Cafe. Click here for more information. Volunteer and Resource Navigator Monthly Training 9:45 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Sept. 29,...

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Youth Council Positions Open

Would you like to be a leader in Merge Youth Ministries? Would you like to have a say in what we do at Merge weekly, monthly and yearly? You can help lead other youth as we "Merge Real Faith with Real Life." Merge's Youth Council is a group of students chosen to serve...

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News from Florida United Methodist Children’s Home

Legacy Scholars Academy Begins Year Five We begin a new school year incredibly grateful for the outpouring of donations we received. Churches from around the Annual Conference generously gave school supplies and finances to fund our upcoming year. We are excited to...

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Top Ten Traps for Taming the Tongue

Dear Hyde Park Tongue Tamers, This Sunday, our journey through the book of James takes us to the most vivid and practical section in the entire letter: How to tame your tongue (James 3:1-12). It is also a text for which I wrote a sermon that will be broadcast next...

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How the United Methodists are Helping in Puerto Rico

After hurricane Maria, UMCOR approved $5 million between previous grants and other assistance to the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico (MCPR). On April 13, 2018, UMCOR board members approved three separate grants to MCPR, including a grant for $15 million. These grants...

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Midweek Message – 4 Tips for a Balanced Life

Dear Hyde Park Family, When I read James 2 in preparation for this Sunday’s sermon, in which James tells us to show no favoritism based on people’s outward appearance, I immediately thought about Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling.” You know the story. Our...

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Florida Restores – Disaster Recovery

It's hard to believe a year has passed since Hurricane Irma. For many, a lot has changed. For many more, the challenges remain overwhelming -- as they continue to struggle with recovery. Hurricane IRMA was the biggest and most costly storm in Florida history. The...

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Wednesday Night Programming

6:30–8 p.m. (Drop off begins at 6:15 p.m. After 8:05 pm. children who haven’t been picked up will be taken to the nursery on the 1st floor.) Jr. Zone (Ages 3-4-K) and The Zone (Grades 1-3) Children have fun learning more about their faith and how to apply it to their...

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Midweek Message: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Dear Hyde Park Family, During one of my private devotionals this past week, I came across a story about Thomas Edison, who invented the light bulb after 1,000 unsuccessful attempts. An interviewer asked him, “Mr. Edison, how did you feel after failing 1,000 times?” I...

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Faith Steps Picture Bible Parent Class

Feb. 3, 10, 17 at 10:45 a.m. Spend three weeks with other parents learning practical steps for sharing your faith with your 2- or 3-year-old child. A blessing event and Bible presentation will take place on Sunday, Feb. 24 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. Classes are...

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Midweek Message: Love Covers All

Dear Hyde Park Family, How about some good news for a change? For those who experienced worship last Sunday, you heard me conclude my sermon with the powerful story of Ken Parker, a participant in last year’s gathering of white supremacists in...

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Behind the Scenes at Good Samaritan Mission

THE RECIPE EDITION 1. Begin Fall Session of classes at Wimauma Community Church of God. 2. Add a brand-new Crochet Class as taught by Sharon Terrell (pictured above) 3. Mix it all together, sprinkling prayer generously. 4. Yields: 8-10 women learning a new skill that...

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Everyday Faith

Join us as we explore the powerful, practical wisdom in the book of James in our new series, “Everyday Faith” Aug. 26 – Sept. 23.

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Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network, News and Stats

Accomplished January - July 2018 9 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 4 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project Total of 13 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 38.8 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 3,096 Events Held and 15,560...

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Because of You

Because of You Thank you for the early wake-ups. Because of you, I will never sleep away my life. Thank you for the bedtime troubles. Because of you, I will always know how it feels to be needed. Thank you for your sweaty hand in mine. Because of you, I will always...

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Backpack Blessing

Sunday, Aug. 12, we recognized students returning to school in many of our worship services. Students were called forward and the following liturgy was read: Leader: As we begin this new school year, we give thanks that God has given us the ability to learn many...

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Midweek Message: The MAD That You Feel

Dear Hyde Park Family, Like many of you, I was heavily influenced at a young age by Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, a television show experiencing renewed nostalgia thanks to the recent documentary about Fred Rogers’ life. (My favorite film of 2018 so far.) One of my...

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Blood Mobile On Hyde Park Campus Aug. 19

One Blood's Blood Mobile will be on Platt Street, next to the Sanctuary, 8 a.m. — 1 p.m. Aug. 19. All donors receive a One Blood beach towel and a coupon for a free six pack of mini donuts from Little Donut House. Note: Donors must be 17 years old. This month we...

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Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary Anniversary

This year Hyde Park's mission partner the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary celebrates their 25 anniversary. The Seminary is the largest United Methodist seminary in Europe, currently serving students from eight countries who study in three languages: Estonian,...

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News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

We want to thank you for your prayers and support. In this Edmiston Edition we bring you up to date on what has been happening in our lives over the past couple months and where we will be in PNG over the the next couple months. Click here for more...

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Midweek Message: The Ten Books I Read This Summer

Dear Hyde Park Family, With the start of school just around the corner, I hope that you and yours have had a full, enriching summer break. Perhaps that has included diving into a good book or two. For today's Midweek Message, I thought I would share the ten books I...

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