Serve: Around the World




Immediate Opportunities to Serve

Make a Global Impact Through Heifer International

Heifer provides 22 different kinds of livestock to 817 projects on five continents, including 25 states in the United States. Donate to Heifer International via the Aldersgate Coffee Shop or shop Heifer online here.

 If you have any questions or would like to schedule a call to discuss our areas of service, please contact us.

Explore all our serving opportunities around the world below.

For more information or to say yes to serving, e-mail the listed contact person.

Mission Trips


Cuba Mission Trip

Mission trips to Cuba through United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) are assigned by the Bishop of the Methodist Church in Cuba based on the needs of the people and its churches.

Click here to email Drema Muller, church liaison, for more information about the next Cuba Mission Trip.

South Africa Mission Trip

Our mission trips to South Africa are in partnership with the South Africa Initiative, a multidimensional program designed to offer the opportunity to experience the fears, hurts, needs and hopes of the disadvantaged in South Africa.

Click here to email Sita Monti, church liaison, for more information about the next mission trip to South Africa.

Nicaragua Mission Trip

Our mission trips to Nicaragua are in partnership with El Ayudante in Leon, Nicaragua. El Ayudante is dedicated to partnering with the Nicaraguan people to transform the nation—one child, one family, and one community at a time.

The 2018 Adult Nicaragua Mission Trip is Nov. 3-10. The cost is $1,700 per person. The first meeting this year’s mission team will be at 6 p.m. April 16 in Knox Hall Room 150. RSVP for this meeting. For more information, please click here to email Glenn Simpson, church liaison.

Mission Trip Forms

All forms are required for all mission trips unless noted. All forms are electronic PDFs that can be filled out and saved on your computer. To do so, you must have Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. Click here to download the latest free version of Adobe. To save the information in the PDF file you must hit the floppy disk symbol in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Once the files are saved onto your computer, send them as an attachment via email to Vicki Walker.

Forms denoted with an * indicate that they must be printed out and signed by a notary or doctor.

Hyde Park General Mission Trip Application
Background Check Form
Cuba Mission Trip Form
Rose Whiteside Mission Trip Scholarship Application
UMVIM – Missioner Profile
El Ayudante Release of Claim (Nicaragua Mission Trips Only)
*UMVIM – Parental Consent (Family Nicaragua Mission Trip Only)
*El Ayudante Medical Release Form (Nicaragua Mission Trips Only)
*UMVIM – Physician Release
UMVIM – Notification of Death
*UMVIM – Medical Authorization and Release of Claim
Adult Nicaragua Mission Trip 2018 Payment Form

Global Partnerships

General Board of Global Ministries/The Advance, UMC Partners in Mission, Honduras

The Rev. Connie L. DiLeo is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned to the Dominican Republic. Currently she is developing a new congregation of young adults and youth in the village of La Hoya, committed to strong outreach to bring youth and young adults off the streets and to introduce them to Jesus Christ. She is also working with the Evangelical Church of the Dominican Republic, a Global Ministries mission partner, as the coordinator of its Haitian Initiative. This ministry is designed to meet some of the needs of the large number of Haitian immigrants in the Dominican Republic

Click here to email Paul Phaneuf or Diane North, church liaisons, for more information. Also click here to email Amanda Mountain, agency liaison, or call 212.870.3790. for more information. View their website.

Baltic Mission Center, Talinn, Estonia

The Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary is the largest United Methodist seminary in Europe, currently serving 99 students from eight countries who study in three languages: Estonian, Russian and English. Students receive internationally accredited, university-level training. Their studies prepare them for Christian ministry across the Baltic region and the former Soviet Union.

Click here to email Pam Carpenter, church liaison, or call 813.258.8357, for more information. Also click here to email Meeli Tankler, agency liaison, for more information, or view their website.

Global Missions

The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church

The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church empowers local congregations, ministries and individuals to be disciples of Jesus Christ in healing the hurts and building the hopes of people in their communities and around the world. The ministry facilitates mission awareness and participation by providing education, training and encouragement for those confronting poverty, disease, natural and civil disasters.

Click here to mail Clarke Campbell-Evans, church liaison, or call 863.688.5563 ext. 143, for more information. Click here to view the Global Ministries website.

Methodists United In Prayer

The Cuba-Florida Covenant, now known as Methodists United in Prayer, was created in 1997 between Cuba and Florida Methodist bishops to promote a renewed church/family relationship between Florida United Methodist churches and their sister churches in Cuba. The Guanito church and Hyde Park United Methodist exchange prayers and visitors to gain a better understanding of one another’s culture and worship practices.

Click here to email Elio Muller, church liaison, or call 813.334.6205 for more information. Email Renee Kincaid, agency liaison, or call 813.885.5674 for more information.

United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM)

United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM), Southeastern Jurisdiction (SEJ), exists to promote, encourage and enable Christians to exemplify “Christian Love In Action.” UMVIM provides opportunities for service in places of need around the world by developing and nurturing relationships with domestic and international leaders. UMVIM builds and maintains their contacts with leaders in an effort to respond to the needs of local communities and to provide comprehensive project information. UNVIM strives to connect volunteers’ talents to suitable projects for effective service.

Click here to email Linda English Archer, church liaison, for more information or call 813.401.7918. Click here to visit the UMVIM website.

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

Compelled by Christ’s compassion, UMCOR is the church’s global response to natural or human-made disasters with hearts open to all people. UMCOR seeks to insure that all projects are performed with integrity by working with local partners in every area of service. Every dollar contributed to an UMCOR Advance goes to that program.

Click here to email Kay Murphy, church liaison, or James Rollins, agency liaison, 800.554.8583 for more information. Click here to view the UMCOR website.

Upper Room Ministries

Upper Room Ministries has been serving Christians around the world for 75 years through The Upper Room Daily Devotional Guide, a source of inspiration, Scripture and prayer. Today, The Upper Room is published in 40 languages for 2.5 million readers in more than 100 countries. In 2003, Hyde Park became the second congregation to join the Church Partners in International Ministry to provide funding for distribution of The Upper Room in Cuba, Africa and Bulgaria.

Click here to email Trish Krider, church liaison, or call 813.470.4616 for more information. Also email Dale Rust Waymack, agency liaison, or call 877.899.2780, ext 7236 for more information. View the Upper Room Ministries website.

Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary 

The Seth Mokotimi Methodist Seminary, located in KwaZulu-Natal, currently registers over 100 seminarians each year, all in formation training for the ministry of Christ through the agency of the church.

Click here to email Doug and Sherri Roland, church liaisons, or call 813.731.2262. for more information. Also, contact Jon-Marc Olivier, agency liaison, +273384686000.

Wycliffe - Partners in Bible Translation

Wycliffe – Partners in Bible Translation is a nondenominational mission organization dedicated to translating the Scriptures and teaching people to read and write in their own language. Hyde Park partners with missionary families in Brazil and Papua New Guinea.

Click here to email Leslie McCabe-Holm or Cheri Roland, agency liaisons, for more information or visit the Wycliffe website.

Give to Missions

Unified “Ministry & Mission Fund”

Every dollar we give together supports our mission partners along with our support of all of our congregational ministries and our support for the global ministries of the United Methodist Church.

Click here to email Vicki Walker for more information or call 813.256.5388.

Heifer International

Heifer International works with communities to end hunger and poverty, and to care for the earth. Since 1944, Heifer has provided help to 13.6 million families worldwide. Heifer provides 22 different kinds of livestock to 817 projects on five continents, including 25 states in the US. It has helped 13.6 million families move toward greater self-reliance through raising livestock, training and “Passing on the Gift” — where recipients agree to share offspring of their animals with others in need. Hyde Park United Methodist groups have purchased animals every year. You can donate to Heifer International via the Aldersgate Corner Bookstore and Coffee Shop.

Contact Clyde Boyer or Carleen Boyer, church liaisons, or Diana Carsey, agency liaison, 727.409.5415 for more information. Give to Heifer now or learn more on their website.

Help others serve with the Rose Whiteside Mission Trip Scholarship Fund

The Rose Whiteside Mission Trip Scholarship fund seeks to encourage each member of the Hyde Park United Methodist congregation to step outside of their comfort zone and change the way they see the world through a mission trip.
 Download an application.

Click here to email Vicki Walker for more information or call 813.256.5388.


High School Mission Trip – Summer 2018

This is generally an international mission trip. Volunteers may partner with local ministries and churches to serve those in need through hands-on projects such as serving in clothing and food distribution centers and rebuilding homes.

Click here to contact Emily Kuche for more information.

Middle School Mission Trip – Summer 2018

This is generally a mission trip within the United States. Opportunities may include carpentry, painting, building wheelchair ramps and serving alongside area ministries.

Click here to contact Emily Kuche for more information.

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