Lent

Lent

 

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Lent

Overflowing is an invitation into a radically different Lent, into a full life. It’s an invitation to be authentically who you are, to counter scarcity and injustice at every turn, to pour out even more grace wherever it is needed. It disrupts the scarcity mentality that capitalism, oppression, or hierarchy can plant inside of us.

And so, this Lent, let us trust—fully—that we belong to God. Let us increase our capacity to receive and give grace. Let us discover the expansive life God dreams for us.

Worship with us Sundays in Lent

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  • 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

 

 

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Cold Weather Shelter

Cold Weather Shelter

Hyde Park United Methodist is part of a network of shelters that provide warm, secure space for those experiencing homelessness. The program is administered by Hillsborough County government, which monitors weather conditions and issues an alert when the weather forecast shows temperatures will drop below 40°F. Once that notice is issued, our team of volunteers mobilizes to setup and open the shelter. Hyde Park’s Cold Weather Shelter is located at its downtown location, The Portico, 1001 N. Florida Ave., Tampa.

Cold weather is expected Saturday night, March 12.
Sign up to serve the night of March 12 if needed.

Read the Cold Weather Shelter Guest Rules here.
Location of the Cold Weather Shelter: The Portico, 1001 N. Florida Ave., Tampa

Email Don Aiken, church liaison, for more information or to volunteer.

Dunbar Book Drive

Dunbar Book Drive

Dunbar Elementary Virtual Book Drive

At the start of every year, we partner with Dunbar Elementary to provide students with brand-new books to read that are age-appropriate and educational. Through this work we support the teachers and administrators of the school and help the students become life-long learners who value reading.

 

A Letter from Dunbar Elementary

We are still reaping the benefits of last year’s HPUMC book drive!  Thanks to the generous support of members shopping our online book fair for the book drive, we were able to order twice as many books for the library this year!  This was very meaningful as I was enabled to update our medical book section, our biographies, books by and about Native American and other people of color, as well as order multiple series of high-interest beginning chapter books.  

This year the book fair company that we are using for our fundraising is Junior Library Guild, which is known for having high-quality books that kids love.  The goal of this book drive is for each student at Dunbar to be able to choose their very own book to keep.  Studies show that having books in the home is linked to a child’s success in school. This book drive gets the kids excited about books and also helps them grow up in that literature-rich environment.

The church makes such an impact by supporting literacy in our school!  Not only do the books from the book drive go straight into the kids’ hands, but the profits from the JLG fair will enable me to order even more new, high-interest books for the library.  Having lots of choices available in the library helps add excitement to choosing, as well as ensuring that I have ‘something for everyone’.  

In this online book fair, when you land on the website you will see a red area on the left side of the screen with “teacher lists” at the top.  If you use those lists to add books to your cart, they will be automatically shipped straight to Dunbar.  Don’t let the checkout process confuse you; it will ask for your address!  If you chose from the teacher wish list section (red), then the books will ship to Dunbar.

Thanks!

Sarah Cote Goralewicz

Dunbar Elementary Librarian

 

Here’s How You Can Participate 

You can participate in this year’s book drive by purchasing books HERE in this virtual book fair or by giving HERE. (Please note: when prompted for an address please type in 1730 W Union St, Tampa, FL 33607.)

If you would like to volunteer at Dunbar Elementary, please email Kathy Avant, church liaison.

Watch this video to learn more about the impact this work has on the students and the school.

Poinsettia Memorials

Poinsettia Memorials

In Honor Of…

Mary, Karl, Bill, Carol and Byron ~ Al and Betty Dickman
The Akers Family ~ Hugh and Alice Akers
Linda Archer ~ Betty Dickman
Linda Archer ~ Hannelore Clark
Linda Archer

~ Marcella Holton

The Brock & Parkinson Families ~ Barb Parkinson
The Brock & Parkinson Families ~ Josh Brock
Jack & Linda Brown ~ Jack & Marcella Holton
Jack & Linda Brown ~ Joe & Betty Brown
Lindsay Brown ~ Robert Brown
Rusty and Pam Carpenter ~ our parents
Sharon Daniels ~ David Daniels
Kendra Davis ~ Polly Rumbough
Richard & Nicki Davis ~ Frank & Gwen Houlihan
Bob Douglass ~ Donald E. Douglass

In Memory Of…

Mary, Karl, Bill, Carol and Byron ~ Mary, Karl, Bill, Carol and Byron
The Akers Family ~ Hugh and Alice Akers
Linda Archer ~ Betty Dickman
Linda Archer ~ Hannelore Clark
Linda Archer ~ Marcella Holton
The Brock & Parkinson Families ~ Barb Parkinson
The Brock & Parkinson Families ~ Josh Brock
Jack & Linda Brown ~ Jack & Marcella Holton
Jack & Linda Brown ~ Joe & Betty Brown
Lindsay Brown ~ Robert Brown
Rusty and Pam Carpenter ~ our parents
Sharon Daniels ~ David Daniels
Kendra Davis ~ Polly Rumbough
Richard & Nicki Davis ~ Frank & Gwen Houlihan
Bob Douglass ~ Donald E. Douglass
Jim & Celia Ferman ~ Jim & Martha Ferman
Jim & Celia Ferman ~ Ralph & Lollie Davis
Susan & Frank Ferreri ~ Evelyn Ferreri
Susan Gage ~ George Gage
Greer Grant ~ Dean Grant
Beth Hardy, Roger Fischer & Ben Fischer ~ Ann Brezina
Beth Hardy, Roger Fischer & Ben Fischer ~ Nancy Hardy
Betty & George Hardy IV ~ George & Henrietta Hardy
Betty & George Hardy IV ~ James & Miscal Hathcock
Nina Hendry ~ Harold Hendry
The Hendry Family ~ Aaron Hendry
The Hendry Family ~ Franklin Mark Hendry
The Hendry Family ~ Harold Hendry
The Hendry Family ~ Martha Hendry
The Hendry Family ~ Mizell Hendry
Pauline Holovak ~ Mike Holovak
The Bruce Johnson Family ~ Bob Warren
The Bruce Johnson Family ~ Dotty & Johnny Johnson
Jim and Diane Lake ~ Gene Burges
Jim and Diane Lake ~ Wayne Mills
Bernie & Cindy Lieving ~ Dorothy Lieving
Bernie & Cindy Lieving ~ Tim Totten
John Martin & Emley Henter ~ Ellen Grace Abbott
John Martin & Emley Henter ~ Julius Edmund Schriftgiessen Little
John Martin & Emley Henter ~ William Henry Martin
May and Croley Families ~ Loreen & Ivan May
May and Croley Families ~ Nell & Harold Croley
Jack & Carolyn McMullen ~ Kenneth & Gertrude McMullen
Jack & Carolyn McMullen ~ Loyall & Helen Duyck
John Mercer & Sarah Pilcher ~ Richard Pilcher
John Mercer & Sarah Pilcher ~ Thomas Mercer
Kay Murphy ~ Dan Murphy
Diane H. North ~ Frank R. North, Sr.
Allison Reed ~ Doug Roland
Allison Reed ~ Marge Crawford
Chris Reiner and Kathleen Kilbride ~ Adrian Kilbride
Chris Reiner and Kathleen Kilbride ~ Doris Reiner
Chris Reiner and Kathleen Kilbride ~ Ernie Reiner
Chris Reiner and Kathleen Kilbride ~ Mary Kilbride 
Chris and Anita Roederer ~ Charles Roederer, Sandy Sontag, James Ragan
Chris and Anita Roederer ~ Shirley Johnson, Henry Ragan Daisy Ragan
David and Carol Stefany

~ Margaret Mathews

Debbie Thomas ~ Charlie Davis, Jim Thomas
John & Judie Thomas ~ Sam, Anne Cooper; Ralph, Samelia King
Steve and Mary Lynn Ulrey ~ Bill and Louise Edwards
Steve and Mary Lynn Ulrey ~ Kate Stainton
Nancy Winn ~ George Winn
Nancy Winn ~ William & Martha Rakita, Bill Rakita Jr
Gifts for Good

Gifts for Good

Consider carving out a portion of your gift budget for Gifts For Good – gifts that impact those in need in honor of those you love.

Make a Donation: A Gift For Good

These unique gifts serve a dual purpose:

  •  When you choose to donate to missions that our church supports, you are sending love, compassion, hope and practical assistance to those hurting in our community and around the world.
  • At the same time, you are choosing a special gift for friends, family members, or colleagues. We will provide you with Gifts For Good cards for you to give as presents in honor of people on your list. Each card will describe how lives are changed through the work of the mission you supported.

Learn more about these missions in the Serve section of our website or click here for a pdf of the missions directory.

Download our printable Gifts For Good order form or place your order online.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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