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God’s New Creation

God’s New Creation

Dear Hyde Park Family, So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived! (2 Corinthians 5:17) Last Sunday we kicked off our new worship series “A New Creation,” and I concluded...

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Prayer Walk

Prayer Walk

Hyde Park Prayer Walk As we begin to return to our Hyde Park location for indoor worship and other activities, we are mindful of the void our absence from the campus has left in all of our lives. In an attempt to bridge that void, and so many others caused by the...

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You’ve Gotta See This!

You’ve Gotta See This!

Dear Easter People, Back in 1993, while walking through Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg, I saw my first Magic Eye 3D image. Or at least I tried to see it. In case you’d never heard of them, Magic Eye 3D images are computer-generated pictures that on the surface,...

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PrimeTimers Garden Fest April 21

PrimeTimers Garden Fest April 21

Whether you have had a lifelong love of gardening or have never grown much of anything, a container garden could be in your future! That’s right … If “April showers bring May flowers,” then it’s time to don your gardening gloves! Our next PrimeTimers event will have...

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Pop-Up Vaccinations Sunday!

Pop-Up Vaccinations Sunday!

The City of Tampa will hold a Pop-Up Vaccination event this Sunday, April 11. Vaccinations will be administered to those age 18 and older beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing until supplies are exhausted. Location is 702 S. Albany Ave., just east of the Winn Dixie...

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Mary’s Boy

Mary’s Boy

The Midweek Message is the weekly newsletter of our Senior Pastor, the Rev. Magrey deVega.

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News from Shining The Light Ministries

News from Shining The Light Ministries

Shining the Light Ministries, our mission partner in Nicaragua, provides agriculture training and support to low income families in the area around Leon. Their focus is in three areas: Gardens, Poultry and Sewing. Here is an excerpt from their latest newsletter: The...

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Holy Week

Holy Week

Experience Holy Week at Hyde ParkPalm Sunday, March 28   Begin Holy Week with one of our Palm Sunday services. We will remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem with the singing of praises and images of our families and children carrying palm fronds....

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A Personal Word About Race

A Personal Word About Race

Dear Hyde Park Family, In the aftermath of the tragic shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, I offered a pastoral word and prayer earlier this week with which we can join in prayer and concern. A PERSONAL WORD ABOUT RACE A few people have reached out to me to offer their...

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A Pastoral Word and Prayer in Light of Recent Shootings

A Pastoral Word and Prayer in Light of Recent Shootings

We join in prayer for the victims of the tragic shootings in Boulder, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia over the past week. We also join in support of members of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community, over the rising violence committed against them. In this...

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CPR for Your Spirit

CPR for Your Spirit

Dear Lenten Pilgrims, We’ve all heard of CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Many of us have been trained to administer it in an emergency. Some of us may have even needed to receive it in the past. If you’re like me, we often need a different kind of CPR, one to...

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Children’s Ministries Returning to Campus

Big News!   On Sunday, April 11, 2021 Children’s Ministries and indoor worship will resume!   Children’s Ministries programming will begin with a phased approach and reduced capacities. Reservations will be used to ensure we are meeting local guidelines...

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Volunteer at The Portico Received Presidential Pardon

One of The Portico's volunteers, Thad Bereday, was recently surprised with presidential pardon, wiping out his conviction for a federal crime from several years ago. Thad has been volunteering at The Portico for some time, serving with The Portico Work Force Housing...

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Trauma Informed Care Training Workshops

Metropolitan Ministries, our mission partner, is offering Effinity Trauma Informed Care workshops. These five-part monthly workshops are available to all, to help us gain an understanding of the long-lasting impact of trauma and get practical tools to use in our...

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Embrace the Journey: Becoming the Beloved Community

Embrace the Journey: Becoming the Beloved Community

The Gulf Central District of the Florida Conference is offering the first in their series of Innovation 2021, a district wide learning event. The workshop, titled "Embrace the Journey: Becoming the Beloved Community," explores how we are challenged by race, how we...

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Praise for Abe Brown Ministries

Praise for Abe Brown Ministries

Abe Brown Ministries’ works to break cycles of incarceration by helping renew the minds of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated citizens, motivating them to change their behaviors and achieve purposeful lives as a compassionate demonstration of the Love of Jesus...

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The Meaning of Scars

The Meaning of Scars

Dear Hyde Park Family, First, an important announcement: We are eager to announce that on Sunday, April 11, we will be resuming indoor worship and onsite children’s activities. For now, we will offer a single service at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary, with 30 minutes of...

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Indoor Worship Returns April 11

Indoor Worship Returns April 11

We are eager to announce that on Sunday, April 11, we will be resuming indoor worship and onsite children’s activities. For now, we will offer a single service at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary, with thirty minutes of prayer, Scripture, preaching, and some live...

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PrimeTimers Look for a Wee Bit of Leprechaun Magic

PrimeTimers Look for a Wee Bit of Leprechaun Magic

Our PrimeTimers will be hunting for four-leaf clovers or some other lucky charms under the Ministry Tent on St. Patrick’s Day,  at noon, Wednesday, March 17.Our own Patrick Hannon will be regaling us with pictures and stories of Ireland, as we learn some of the...

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News from Shining The Light Ministries

News from Shining The Light Ministries

Shining the Light Ministries, our mission partner in Nicaragua, provides agriculture training and support to low income families in the area around Leon.Their focus is in three areas: Gardens, Poultry and Sewing. Here is an excerpt from their latest newsletter: The...

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The Ultimate Chess Match

The Ultimate Chess Match

In Walter Isaacson’s bestselling book titled Steve Jobs, chronicling the life of the famous founder of the Apple Corporation, he relays a story of when Jobs was a teenager. He had grown up with parents who always desired Jobs to be raised in the Christian faith. So,...

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Picture Bible Presentations

Picture Bible Presentations

Hyde Park United Methodist presented picture Bibles to some of our youngest students on Feb. 28. We are grateful for the opportunity to support them and their parents and this important time in their young lives.

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Ships into Submarines

Ships into Submarines

Dear Hyde Park Family, Today’s Midweek Message contains a final update and word of celebration about our visioning process, a link to an important announcement video sharing some exciting news, the latest update on resuming indoor ministries on campus, and finally, a...

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Metro Immersion 2021

Join Merge Youth Ministries as we serve the local Tampa area with Metropolitan Ministries. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2 – Thursday, Aug. 5 Youth will receive 30 hours of community service hours by attending all four days and the full time frame. Through the...

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Open Arms Artist Completes Art Project

Open Arms Artist Completes Art Project

One of our Open Arms friends, Larry Magee, is an artist who was commissioned to create two pieces for the new Ferman Center for the Arts. Larry created two panels of abstract art that have been installed in the Center's space. Larry's art project is a collaboration...

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UMCOR Provides Winter Storm Relief

UMCOR Provides Winter Storm Relief

According to Wikipedia, the North American winter storm that crossed most of the United States from Feb. 13-17 was a major winter and ice storm with widespread impacts across the United States, Northern Mexico, and parts of Canada. The storm resulted in more than 170...

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“Letting Go for Lent”

“Letting Go for Lent”

Dear Lenten Pilgrims, Our Lenten worship series is titled “Cultivating and Letting Go,” in which we will explore each week how to cultivate a different aspect of holy character, and how to let go of characteristics that get in the way. In the spirit of that Lenten...

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Embracing What’s To Come

Embracing What’s To Come

I remember being told from day one of parenting, that the years would go by fast. That I should be “numbering my days.” And like all mothers, I accepted the nostalgic platitude, and then went about worrying how I would make it through the next 24 hours—the immediacy...

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Current Sermon Series

Current Sermon Series

Hyde Park United Methodist’s current sermon series, “Cultivating & Letting Go,” consider Lent as a time when the Earth rests and the ground remains fallow. Still, the soil is prepared for the coming explosion of new growth.

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Join Our Blood Drive Sunday, Feb. 21

Join Our Blood Drive Sunday, Feb. 21

One pint of blood can save three lives because blood is made of multiple components, and these components can be broken down for individual use as needed. In addition, you will have given the gift that can't be found anywhere else. There is no substitute for human...

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“A Valentine’s Day Prayer”

“A Valentine’s Day Prayer”

Dear Hyde Park Family, With Valentine’s Day this Sunday, I wrote this prayer that you might join me in offering to God, seeking blessing on ourselves and those whom we love. Happy Valentine’s Day! A VALENTINE’S DAY PRAYER Eternal and Loving God, In your very being we...

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Paddle with Purpose Showcased by 10TampaBay

@10tampabay covered our faith-based group who have decided to not only build community through kayaking together, but to also clean up the water while we paddle! We all value connection and community, but also want to help our neighborhood stay clean. You’re invited...

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FAQs: Worship Service Changes

FAQs: Worship Service Changes

Our Vision Team and Implementation Team worked diligently over the past four years to thoroughly review many aspects of our church, including our worship services. As a result of thoughtful conversations, reflection and prayer, they have made their recommendations for...

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten Season. This year, Ash Wednesday falls on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Hyde Park will offer three online worship services – at 6:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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Go Bucs!

Go Bucs!

Dear Hyde Park Family, With minimal apology to any Chiefs fans out there, what an exciting time for us Buccaneer fans, and for Tampa Bay sports in general! I’ve lived in this area for most of my life and never thought I would see the day when four – FOUR! –...

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Lent 2021 // Feb. 17 – April 3

Lent 2021 // Feb. 17 – April 3

This season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 17 and ends on Saturday, April 3. Easter Sunday is April 4, 2021. Lent is a season of spiritual gardening, of inviting God to unearth in us what lies fallow, what needs to be tended, and what needs to die for new...

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