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Midweek Message: Staring Up at Heaven

Dear Hyde Park Family, A few weeks ago, my daughters and I spent a few days vacationing at a nearby hotel. Lounging poolside, I noticed a group of older elementary-aged kids, laughing and jabbering as they swam. Then, we all looked up at the sky, and noticed an...

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Have Lunch with Michelle Shrader June 11

Enjoy a lunch with Michelle Shrader, our guest preacher in the Sanctuary on Sunday, June 11. The luncheon will be 12:15 p.m. in Knox Hall 150. Michelle, an ordained minister with the Mississippi Conference of the United Methodist Church, grew up at Hyde Park United...

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Worship Tips for Families

Sunday Morning Live is worship just for kids, but what about when you want to worship together as a family? Helpful Hints for Attending Worship Together Preparation before Sunday: Read the scripture for Sunday’s sermon together beforehand. Discuss your family’s...

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Giving Matters April 2017

Thank You for Your Faithful Stewardship Thank you, Hyde Park United Methodist, for your faithful stewardship, which supports ministries like our recent Confirmation class. We celebrate these kids as they chose the words below to describe what following Jesus means to...

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Celebrating Mission Smiles

Mission Smiles is a ministry partner of Hyde Park United Methodist that provides free dental services to those in need. The Mission Smiles team visits Hyde Park United Methodist a few times a year to provide free dental services to our Open Arms guests. On the April...

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MidWeek Message: The Long Shadow of Mental Illness

It is an illness that affects about one in five Americans every year: nearly 43 million people. It is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and Canada. The World Health Organization estimates that it poses a greater economic and social burden on global market...

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High School Summer Intern

Guess who’s going to be our High School Summer Intern? Welcome home George Carr! “Hi, my name is George. I’m almost 22 and will be a senior studying sociology at FSU in the fall. I grew up in Tampa and have been a member of Hyde Park UMC since I was...

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Porch Party at The Portico Campus This Sunday, May 21

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21 for our monthly Porch Party potluck. This event is a relaxed gathering of community friends, guests and neighbors. Please bring a dish, side or dessert. Let’s celebrate our various cultures with a festive international foods...

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Society of St Andrew, Gleaning Network

Accomplished January 1 to April 30, 2017 5.2 Million Pounds Gleaned from the Fields 3.6 Million Pounds Shipped in the Potato & Produce Project A total of 8.9 Million Pounds Collected and Distributed 26.6 Million Servings of Fresh Produce Provided 897 Events Held /...

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Message from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

“She will give birth to a male child and you will slap his name with Jesus, because he will cause-live his people from their bad actions.”  The above verse is a literal translation of Matthew 1:21 from the Kandas language. Last month I was able to work...

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Midweek Message: The Broad Center of the Church

May 11, 2017 Dear Hyde Park Family, Next year, the United Methodist Church will be fifty years old. And it will be in its forty-sixth year debating homosexuality. That is a long time for family members to be at odds. The dispute has only grown more hostile over recent...

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Emily’s Youth Message – NOTHING LOST, NOTHING GAINED

Regret can be a feeling or sadness or guilt over something that has happened or something that has been done to us or by us. But, regret can also mean feeling sad over the loss or absence of something. Often, when we can’t seem to let go of regret, it is because...

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Ribbon Cutting for The Portico Cafe

The ribbon cutting at The Portico Cafe was a success! Friday, May 5, a room full of supporters and reporters celebrated the ribbon cutting of The Portico Cafe. We are thankful for the prayers and support that unleashed this cafe with a mission! Read local and regional...

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Tables of Eight

Tables of Eight: building community through conversation, connection and cuisine! Tables of Eight is a chance to get better acquainted with others from The Portico campus by sharing dinner bi-monthly in someone’s home. Interested in attending or hosting? Contact Rick...

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Donate Items to Support Vacation Bible School

Support the life-changing impact of Vacation Bible school by donating food and beverages! These items will nourish and encourage our volunteers as they teach, play and have fun with our children during Vacation Bible School, June 26-30. Items requested (can be...

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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). The last Wednesday Night Dinner for the 2016-2017 school year will be May...

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Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

Greetings from the President April 2017 We have a good reason to praise God for the fact that our seminary is able to continue its work as a state accredited educational institution. Even as the formal decision will be announced in June, the final report we have...

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Celebrating Youth Sunday

Sunday, our youth showed us that saying yes to God’s work in you does not start at a certain age as they led us in worship at all services. This year’s theme was “Have No Fear”. We are thankful for the hard work and dedication from our youth...

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Learn About Meals on Wheels, our Mission Partner

Meals on Wheels is a mission partner of Hyde Park United Methodist that brings hope and a meal to individuals in need. Want an opportunity to learn about Meals on Wheels over lunch? Meals on Wheels of Tampa is hosting open house informational “Nourish at...

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Civil Conversations Project

What began as a six-week experiment at The Portico has become an ongoing opportunity for growth and connection through conversation. The Civil Conversations Project at The Portico offers a weekly opportunity to engage in meaningful conversation with others—sometimes...

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Celebrate the Grand Opening of The Portico Cafe

Join us for an opening ceremony for The Portico Cafe 10 a.m. May 5 to celebrate the work that God is doing through this coffee shop with a mission! The opening of the cafe is thanks to the people of Hyde Park United Methodist saying “yes” to unleashing...

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Cuba Donations Make Life-Changing Impact

Hyde Park United Methodist has been supporting a new ministry in Cuba through our sister church in Bayamo that has had a life-changing impact on the marriages of its participants! We have received many donations of formal and wedding dresses that have been taken...

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Unleash God’s Work in You Sunday

Your life matters, and God has created you to make a difference. We believe that serving others is part of who we are as a church. When we say yes to God’s work in us, we take part in making God’s love real! Sunday, May 21, you will receive a “Say...

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Midweek Message: Comfort in Continuity

May 4, 2017 Dear Hyde Park Family, This past weekend, I felt like a teenager again. Last Friday night, my daughter Grace and the Plant High School Wind Ensemble performed two selections that immediately transported me back to my high school days. As soon as I heard...

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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 Shepherds

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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