Youth Week – Mission Tampa

Youth Week – Mission Tampa

Serve others. Fun games & outings. Build Friendships.
Mission Tampa – Youth Mission Week /// June 20-23
Our youth will be Making God‘s Love Real right where we live!
We will be sending out high school and middle school teams each day.
Hyde Park United Methodist and Horizon Church are joining together for this week.
All students in rising 7th – 12th are invited to participate in Youth Week – Mission Tampa.
Daily times and cost:
Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
After serving and playing, students can be picked up starting at 4 p.m. /// 4-5 p.m. will be a “happy hour” time of free play games.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(Includes a closing dinner with parents)
$100 – Includes t-shirt, all transportation from Hyde Park United Methodist to local spots, fun activities, supplies, snacks and drinks.

25 service hours available for the week!


Youth will serve at spots in Tampa including:
  • Dunbar Elementary
  • Cornerstone Family Ministries
  • Quantum Leap Farm
  • Metropolitan Ministries
  • Feeding Tampa Bay
  • Cleanup along local waterways


Questions? Email

Register now!

Welcome Jodi McBryant – Our New Director of Youth Ministries

Welcome Jodi McBryant – Our New Director of Youth Ministries

Jodi McBryant comes to us from Clarksville, Tennessee, where she most recently served as a Local Pastor. Prior to that appointment, Jodi served as an Associate Pastor of Discipleship, Director of Youth Ministries, and Director of Christian Education and Children’s Ministries.

Her heart and passion for ministry lies in helping young people develop a firm foundation of faith in Jesus Christ.

She has been in full time ministry with the United Methodist Church for over thirteen years. She also served as a Chaplain Assistant in the United States Army.

Jodi comes from a long line of Ministers in her family and she has been involved in serving God all of her life. She received her call to professional ministry in college, while serving as a Youth Counselor in the Salvation Army.

Jodi grew up in Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Millikin University. She has recently attended several classes in the United Methodist Course of Study program at Candler Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jodi is married with three wonderful children. Her son, Camren, and daughter, Olivia, are both twenty years old. Her son, Will, is fifteen and is a sophomore in high school.

She is an energetic person who loves to have fun praising and serving Jesus. She loves to laugh, sing and dance. Jodi also enjoys watching football (Go Bucs) and all things water fun in the sun!

Jodi is excited to get to know everyone at Hyde Park United Methodist and begin building lasting relationships with all of our youth and parents.

New Youth Volunteer Opportunities

New Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Youth (middle and high school students) are important to God and to this church

Here are two ways to get involved right now!

Volunteer in Traditional Worship:

  • 11 a.m. Sundays – Worship is a time when the people of faith gather together before God, as we deepen our faith and grow as disciples. We want youth to be a visible part of the leadership of our worship together.
    They can be:
    acolytes, readers, singers in choir, handbell ringers, and instrumentalists. Youth involved in these activities lend a varied richness and beauty to our services, and we want them to be involved. Fill out this short form to get started.

Volunteer with Children’s Ministries:

  • 9:30-10:45 a.m. Sundays – Youth are invited to help make God’s love to real our preschool and elementary children. Contact to find out more.
  • 6:15-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays – Youth are invited to help make God’s love real to our elementary children. Contact to find out more.
Practical Ways to Go All In

Practical Ways to Go All In

Go All In. Here are practical ways to strengthen your love of God with every aspect of your being. Join us in worship in person, online or on demand each week. Learn more about the 9:30 a.m. Contemporary, 11 a.m. Traditional and online services here. Participate with our daily readings and activities in one of two ways. Both contain 35 days for each of the five weeks of the series, each showing us how to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind, strength, and our neighbor as ourselves.

  • Daily Emails – click here to subscribe
  • Cards – Pick up a deck on Sunday morning or at the Ministry Offices during the week. – Please note, all cards have currently been picked up. More cards will be available starting Sunday, Sept. 26.

Each card and email contains a daily scripture reading and a unique, practical application for you to try throughout the day. By the end of the journey, you will discover new ways to grow deeper in your love for God and others, forming your own long-lasting daily spiritual rhythm.  View All Daily Emails:

2021 Third Grade Bibles

2021 Third Grade Bibles

While the year of 2021 continues to be unpredictable and different in so many ways, some things do remain the same. And that includes our traditional 3rd Grade Bible events.

We know that this year is an important year of discovery and growth for your child! By third grade, your child is ready to have their own Bible and we are beyond excited to give it to them! We are so grateful to share in this faith milestone with you and your family. We will continue this beloved tradition at Hyde Park by presenting Bibles to our children as a gift from the church.

As a beginning step, if you are interested in your child receiving a Bible, please complete this form by Aug. 29.  We will build our communication list from these completed forms so it is important that you submit this form to be included in future communications. Please share and talk it up with your fellow third-grade parent friends, as we don’t want anyone left out.

More information and details will be shared as plans become more finalized.


Parents, we have a 3 week class just for you beginning Sept. 19! Celebrate your child receiving their Bible, learn practical ways to help them use it and enjoy community and fellowship with other third grade parents in a similar life stage!
Classes meet from 10:45 a.m. – noon Sundays: Sept. 19, 26 and Oct. 3 Sign Up Here.


The Bible that your children will receive is not a story-book style Bible like they may have gotten at a younger age. This is a Bible that adults would read also, but with kid-friendly pictures and commentary. We hope you find it a joy when you spend time with your children reading it together.

Your child will be receiving the bestselling NIrV Adventure Bible(R) for Early Readers. Designed for kids ages 6-10 years, our hope is that this Bible will get them excited about God’s Word. They will be captivated with the full-color features that make reading Scripture and memorizing their favorite verses engaging and fun. Along the way they’ll meet all types of people, see all sorts of places, and learn all kinds of things about the Bible. Most importantly, they’ll grow closer in their relationship with God.

This Bible includes the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) which is written at a third-grade reading level. The NIrV is perfect for children learning to read and exploring the Bible for the first time on their own. Because it is an actual Bible, the stories are not altered. The difficult and challenging parts are there, as well as the warm and light-hearted sections. For example, there are stories of kindness, love and forgiveness, along with stories of war, violence and other adult subject matters. All Bible translations have these stories and adult words in them.

One helpful tip may be to pre-read a text before embarking on it with your child.

It is our joy to serve you. Enjoy this precious time in your child’s life!

Questions? Contact Kim

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