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News From Shining Light Ministry

We want to emphasize that in all the communities where the ministry is supporting many families with family gardens, the work has been done in successfully and the purpose is being achieved. This is to help generate both physical and spiritual food for many families....

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Help Dunbar Teachers Get Ready!

Back to School Time is Here! It's Time to Learn How to Get Involved in Hyde Park's Partnership with Dunbar Elementary Magnet School. Dunbar's theme for the 2019-2020 school year is “Only One You,” and that certainly applies to our volunteers as well. There is Only One...

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Six Helpful Things to Tell Someone Who Is Suffering

The Rev. Magrey deVega, our Senior Pastor, preached the final sermon of our "That's Not in the Bible" series on the topic of "Everything happens for a reason." People say this in order to hold on to the belief that there is no randomness in the world, there is no...

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Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary — June, 2019 Newsletter

June 2019, Külli Tõniste Focus At my son's elementary school graduation, I listened carefully to the principal's speech to fourth graders knowing that this will be my first time as a rector sending away a graduating class of theology students. The principle's 3-minute...

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Midweek Message: A Time for Renewal

Dear Hyde Park Family, Happy Independence Day! I hope this day brings you moments of celebration, connection with friends and family, and gratitude for the freedom to live into your God-given potential. Let us remember that our truest and most enduring freedom is that...

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Summer Movie Nights – Wednesdays in July

6 p.m. in the Magnolia Building. In anticipation of our next sermon series, "Faith at the Movies," we will be showing the movie each Wednesday preceding the Sunday where the film is the sermon theme. Bring money for concessions: pizza, soda, popcorn, candy and more...

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Help Suffering Children Through UMCOR

In light of the recent news about children in U.S. government holding facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border, the United Methodist Committee on Relief has received numerous requests to respond. We have heard the plea for action from the church. Unfortunately, the facilities in question are managed in such a way that precludes even UMCOR’s assistance. Access to these government facilities is extremely limited.

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News from Missionaries Nick and Renee Shaw

The Sh’awesome 6 are: Nick, Renee, Harrison, born in 2008; Porter, 2010; Simon, 2013, and Corbin, 2014 The school year is drawing to a close, but our work here is just beginning! If you are acquainted with what Nick and I enjoy as hobbies, you will appreciate what we...

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Hyde Park Receives Commendation

On June 21, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners recognized Hyde Park United Methodist for its Cold Weather Shelter ministry. Hyde Park is a participant in the county’s plan to provide temporary shelter for residents without adequate heat and persons...

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Financial Peace University LIVE!

One thing that Dave Ramsey has learned through more than 25 years of guiding people on how to win with money: It doesn’t happen in one day. But it can start in one day! Join Dave, Chris Hogan, and Anthony O'Neal on Sept. 28 for the first-ever Financial Peace...

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Serve with Love INC

Love INC has a few new ways for you to get involved! Our mission is to mobilize the church to transform lives and communities in the name of Christ - helping churches help people. Below are a few requests and calls to action that directly impact our guests. Love INC...

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Midweek Message: Hearing Music in the Mundane

Dear Hyde Park Family, In 2007, Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten wrote an article about a fascinating social experiment involving acclaimed classical violinist Joshua Bell, widely regarded as one of the finest musicians in the world. Bell has performed in...

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Hyde Park Wins Partnership Award with Dunbar

We are so grateful for the opportunity to partner with Dunbar Elementary Magnet School, and we are honored to have received the award for Hillsborough County Public Schools Partners in Education! A huge thank you to all who volunteer with the students and teachers at...

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Merge Movie Day

On Sunday, June 23, Merge will meet at Westshore Mall to see Toy Story 4. Meet us at the Food Court at 12:30 p.m. for lunch (bring your money) and we'll all head over to watch the 1:30 p.m. matinee.

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Share Your RMD Tax-Free

Note: Incorrect information appeared in our June 18 newsletter and has been corrected in this post. Did you know you can share your retirement assets with Hyde Park United Methodist and distribute funds without paying ordinary income tax? Savers who have accumulated...

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September is Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month is a 30-day event, each year, where people just like you, join together in the mission to end hunger. It's typically held in September and is fast growing as a national event. Some people participate by following the Hunger Action Month Calendar,...

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News from Shining The Light Ministries

His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning so that here we are again grateful to our LORD for the opportunities. Awesome work has been done in each community! Through our visits to these communities, we were able to see crops blooming and producing....

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Midweek Message: Implementing the Vision

Dear Hyde Park Family, For today’s Midweek Message, I thought we could give you an update on everything that has happened over the past six months, since our Vision Plan was unanimously adopted last December. Read ahead for all the exciting developments as we claim...

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Vision and Implementation Updates

UPDATE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF OUR VISION PLAN “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6) God has uniquely equipped Hyde Park United Methodist...

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Love INC June Events and Serving Opportunities

Lunch and Learn, Wednesday, June 17 11:30 a.m.: Registration and Networking: 11:30 a.m.; Noon—1 p.m: Lunch and Program: Noon-1 p.m. The Portico Cafe Conversation Room RSVP here Volunteer Orientation, Saturday, June 29 10 a.m. - noon: Love INC office - 3rd Floor of The...

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From Possibility to Reality

June 2019 Dear Hyde Park Disciples, Your Facilities Team and Board of Trustees loves that the things we do to maintain and improve the property of the church is so that ministry can happen. We help turn possibilities into reality. Your financial support enables us to...

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Annual Conference 2019 Report

Bishop Ken Carter delivered the ordination sermon on Saturday morning. -Photo by Lance Rothwell The annual meeting of the Florida Annual Conference took place June 4-8, 2019 in Lakeland, FL. Clergy and laity from 700 churches in our conference gathered for worship,...

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Midweek Message: This Is Where You Come In

Dear Hyde Park Family, Pop quiz, pop culture fans: What do Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Fiddler on the Roof, and Wayne’s World have in common? How about this: in each film, a main character turns to the camera and addresses the audience. The technical description for...

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News from Missionaries Dave and Julie Eberhard

Dear family and friends, Just like our little backyard garden, we are beginning to see fruit from seeds of thoughts and actions from this spring. There always has to be time for planning and preparing, and this spring has been part of that. First, we decided to cancel...

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Chancel Choir Tours England

Members of Hyde Park's Chancel Choir will "Follow in the Footsteps of John and Charles Wesley" on a concert tour June 3 - 12. Scheduled appearances are in performances with Isle Choral Singers at St. Andrew's Church in Epworth (pictured above,) and at Headingley...

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Glean Sweet Corn with Society of St. Andrew

The Society of St. Andrew brings people together to harvest and share healthy food, reduce food waste, and build caring communities by offering nourishment to hungry neighbors. Locally there are opportunities to glean (gather) food that has been left behind, either...

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Azeele Street – Now Open Sunday Mornings

Help Reduce Traffic and Increase Safety by entering and exiting the main parking lot from the south (Horatio) or west (Magnolia) entrances. Remember to use the designated crosswalks. We are no longer able to close Azeele St. to through traffic.

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Midweek Message: Together as One this Summer!

Dear Hyde Park Family, Ah, summer. Do you know where the word summer came from? It’s from the Old English word sumor, which is derived from the early Germanic word sumer, which in turn came from the early Indo-European word sem. And here’s the kicker. Do you know what...

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News from the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

PRAYERCHAIN, May 2019 Dear friends, Miracle! This is the word that the first rector Andrus Norak used to describe the seminary on April 20th, 1995. The birth of the seminary was indeed a miracle. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union when there was no building,...

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Midweek Message: The Long Shadow of Mental Illness

Dear Hyde Park Family, In 1949, the National Association for Mental Health (now Mental Health America) began designating the month of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. It is a good time to acknowledge the prevalence of mental health challenges in our society, and...

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Let's take a glance at the numbers so far this year. 6.5 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 19.6 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 5,414 Passionate Volunteers Engaged 938 Events to End Hunger Held 744 Recipient Agencies Received Food Now let's check out...

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Midweek Message: To Grace, on Your Graduation

Dear Hyde Park Family, At 4 p.m. on Friday, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, my older daughter Grace will be among roughly 600 graduates of Plant High School, walking across the stage, turning their tassels, and embarking on an exciting new chapter of their lives....

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Holy Land Trip with Bishop Ken Carter

Join Bishop Ken Carter and other pilgrims from the Florida Conference for 10 days in the Holy Land, departing February 4, 2020. Visit places you read or heard about, but now you can see them for yourself. Stops include Mount Carmel, Nazareth, The Galilee, Caesarea...

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Shining Light Ministries Newsletter – April 2019

Shining the Light Ministries (STL) works with communities outside Leon, Nicaragua, to develop self-sustainability in agriculture and domestic businesses by providing field training, agronomy and veterinary support, and project management. Mission teams from Hyde Park...

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News from the Society of St. Andrew, Gleaning Network

Volunteers often ask this same question and may be surprised to hear the answer. “Can we take some food we glean to a pantry that we love and support?” Or they may say, “Would it be okay if we gleaned a little extra so we could send some to a pantry in our community?”...

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Midweek Message: Neither Half Empty nor Half Full

Dear Hyde Park Family, I have a new answer to an age-old question. I’m sure you’ve heard it before: “Is the glass half empty, or half full?” Answer it as half full, and you are an optimist. You see that things could be a whole lot worse, and you choose to focus on the...

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News from Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

PRAYERCHAIN April 2019 Dear friends, Ho, everyone, come! Seminary is entering a season of celebration of 25 years of Theological education in Estonian, Russian and English. Methodist churches in Estonia will be praying for our seminary on May 19th, on Seminary Sunday....

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Senior Brain Health Expo

Learn how to keep your brain healthy and get free screenings! Join Dr. Susan Steen, one of Tampa's leading neurologists and Alzheimer’s experts, and her staff for a free presentation on "ACTI-V8 YOUR BRAIN" for tips on how to keep your brain healthy as you age! Free...

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