Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary News

Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary News

Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (BMTS), our mission partner, is the largest United Methodist seminary in Europe, and serves students from eight countries who study in three languages: Estonian, Russian and English. Their newsletter is titled Prayerchain, it begins with a message from Külli Tõniste, Rector. Here’s an excerpt:

FOCUS

Dear friends,

Sometimes it is difficult to find focus, because so much is going on.

Christmas was low key and the New Year’s celebrations were limited as the new variant, Omicron became the news. It seemed like the little o(micron), became the big O(mega) governing our lives. There was a sense of gratitude that we put 2021 behind us, but the joy of the new beginning in 2022 was quickly overtaken by anxiety. Are we facing another year of restrictions? How many more missed moments? This is already the third year of this medical crises. How long, oh Lord?

Read their newsletter

Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary News

Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (BMTS), our mission partner, is the largest United Methodist seminary in Europe, and serves students from eight countries who study in three languages: Estonian, Russian and English. Their newsletter is titled Prayerchain, it begins with a message from Külli Tõniste, Rector. Here’s an excerpt:

FOCUS

Dear friends,

Are you restless for something new?

Our young cat has become aware that there is a big world outside the door. She has not yet been “fixed” and we did not allow her outside. She got somewhat desperate. One sunny day, she wandered out the roof top window, ventured down the steep incline and reached the gutter. She realized the only way down was a big jump. She was staring down a long time. The jump was clearly outside her comfort zone. (I had fun watching her walking back and forth restless, trying to get up courage to jump). But she was not going back. She jumped, and as her reward was spending a nice day outdoors. After that success, it has been hard keeping her inside. She sets up camp by the door and when someone is coming or going she is ready to sprint to freedom.

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Purchase Easter Lilies

Purchase Easter Lilies

Purchase Easter lilies to decorate our worship spaces in celebration of the resurrection. A list of lilies purchased in honor of and in memory of loved ones will be in the Easter Sunday bulletin. The lilies may be taken home after the 11 a.m. services at the Hyde Park Campus or they can be left to be delivered to shut-ins in our community.

Purchase lilies using this electronic form.

You can also print this form and drop off at the church administrative offices.

Cornerstone 42nd Annual Wonder Walk

Cornerstone 42nd Annual Wonder Walk

9 a.m. – noon, Saturday, April 2, virtual and in-person. Cornerstone Family Ministries is one of Hyde Park’s mission partners. The Magnolia Building will be a check-in location for the event. The Cornerstone team will be there to greet and provide lunch.

Join over 700 walkers from around the Tampa Bay Area at Cornerstone Family Ministries Annual Wonder Walk.  This is an event for all ages and abilities for a good cause.

No matter where you choose to walk, you can tune-in to our virtual Wonder Walk program and virtual auction on April 2, 9 a.m. The LIVE streaming broadcast will be available on Youtube/ Facebook @cornerstonefm and can be viewed on a phone, computer or tablet.

This hybrid event is a prayer walk and fundraiser to raise scholarship funds and pray for over 14,000 babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children served by Cornerstone.  The scholarships  raised at Wonder Walk provide quality early childhood education and nutritious food to the 0-5 year old economically disadvantaged students attending one of three Rosa Valdez Early Learning Centers and Lab Schools located across Tampa Bay.

Learn more about Wonderwalk.

Register to Walk/Run.

News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Hyde Park’s mission partners, Pat and Melenda Edmiston are missionaries with Wycliffe – Partners in Bible Translation, a nondenominational mission organization dedicated to translating the Scriptures and teaching people to read and write in their own language.

An excerpt from the Edmiston’s latest newsletter: After many years of hard work and faithful dedication, the Fanamaket New Testament was dedicated and distributed to the people. I (Pat) began working with the Fanamaket translators in August of 2012. Since then they have faithfully worked to complete their New Testament. For the past couple of years, translator Lori was able to attend Bible college in Australia and receive his degree. He now plans to use the Fanamaket scriptures in ministry to his own people. Melenda and I want to thank you for enabling us to have a vital part in bringing about the culmination of this spiritual milestone. We know that it will bear fruit for eternity.

Click here to read the newsletter.

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