2022 Fall Family Fun Night 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28

2022 Fall Family Fun Night 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28


Join us for all the fall fun! Trunk or Treating, Carnival Games, Bubble Dance Party, Temporary Tattoo Station, Face Painting and so much more!


We are joining Small Blessings with the partnership Feeding Tampa Bay

Fun for the whole family!

To keep all our little ghouls and goblins, kings and queens safe, please follow these safety protocols: Stay together as a family throughout this Boo-tiful event.

  • At this most Spook-tacular time of the year, all candy being passed out will be individually wrapped, store bought candy. (Nothing homemade)

Want to participate as a “Trunk” for this event? Sign up here!

Want to serve at a Carnival Station? Contact KIM.

*This is a fully outdoor event. There will be restrooms available in the Magnolia Building. Please plan accordingly.*


Questions? Contact KIM.

Let the Ghoul Times Roll!!







Children’s Choir Program

Come Sing God’s Praises!

 The Children’s Choir program at Hyde Park United Methodist is a wonderful way to learn about worshipping God and expressing our faith through Music.  We are going to begin this year with two choirs available for children. Rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, August 17.

  • Children and Youth Handbells choir: for Grades 4 through High School, will rehearse in the Choir Room (Knox Hall Rm. 155) from 5:15 to 5:45 on Wednesday evenings.
  • Celebration Choir for Children in Grades 1 through 5.  Will rehearse in the Choir Room (Knox Hall Rm. 155) from 5:45 to 6:25 on Wednesday evenings.

If you are interested in joining us, please follow this link and fill out the information!


Contact Michael Dougherty, Director of Traditional Music for more information.



Summer Sunday Morning Live

Summer Sunday Morning Live

Summer Sunday Morning Live is almost here! Adult and Youth help needed!
Sundays, June 5 – Aug. 7

During this time, our school year shepherds take a much-deserved break and the only way programming can continue is if parents, guardians and friends step in!

This is a wonderful opportunity for you to touch lives, change hearts and draw kids closer to God!

How many opportunities allow you to make THAT kind of impact? And it’s a great way to experience Sunday Morning Live with your child!

Grab your spouse, partner, older child (rising seventh grader or older) or dear friend and make it extra fun to serve with someone you know!

All lessons and supplies are supplied/prepared for you – you just need a heart for God and a heart for kids!

Click here to sign up for Sundays.


  • May 18 is last night of Wednesday night programming (Hyde Park Kids and Nursery care)
  • May 22 is last Sunday of our regular Sunday Morning Live programming
  • May 29 and July 3 are a Sit-Together Sundays

Palm Sunday for Children

This Sunday, April 10 is Palm Sunday. Children of all ages are invited to participate in worship by waving palm branches at the beginning of the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services.


To participate in the 9:30 Harnish Center Service: All preschool and elementary families need to check children in on the iPads in the Wesley Center lobby first. Then meet in the breezeway just outside the playground by 9:20 a.m.


After checking preschool children in, Preschool Families are asked to join the processional with their children. You will then bring your preschool child to the breezeway after the processional. Preschool children will go with Ms. Melissa and the 3-4-K Shepherds to Sunday Morning Live! Parents and caretakers are welcome to return to service at that time. (At least one youth or adult must accompany 3-4-K children through the processional.)


After checking elementary children in, Elementary Families have the option to join the processional with their children or drop them off with Ms. Kim in the breezeway. (Any children dropped off with Ms. Kim will be walked up to the Wesley Center 3rd floor for Sunday Morning Live! after the processional.)


11 a.m. Sanctuary Service: Meet in the Courtyard by 10:55 a.m. (No check in required.) The children’s choir will lead the processional. All families are encouraged to join the processional as well. Children can also meet Ms. Kim and Ms. Melissa in the Courtyard to process through the Sanctuary, but will be sent to sit with their families from the side aisle after the processional. (There is no drop-off option as there is no children’s programming at 11 a.m.)


Nursery children are welcome to participate with their families at both services. After the processional, parents or caretakers will then need to check in and drop off their nursery child in the Nursery.


Bring a palm branch and join the celebration!

(Please bring a child-sized palm branch that is easy for your kiddo to wave on their own.)


Questions? Contact the Children’s Team!


p.s. Walk with Jesus Family Holy Week Experience at 4 p.m. also on Sunday, April 10. Learn more and RSVP now.

Sundays in Children’s Ministries

Sundays in Children’s Ministries


Check out what we’re talking about this week in Children’s Ministries!


Preschool (ages six weeks – Kindergarten)

Hear a story called City on a Hill.

Learn about how Jesus can help me show God’s goodness. Matthew 5:14-16.


Elementary (Grades 1 – 5)

Hear a story called Good Vibrations.

We’re asking “How can you show God’s goodness to others?” as we learn about a City on a Hill. Matthew 5:14-16.

Bottom Line: Show God’s Goodness to Others.


Our YouTube channel and Church at Home page* bring Children’s Ministries to wherever you are!

*Password is 8675


Questions? Contact us!


Lent as a Family

Children’s Ministries has partnered with Sanctified Art to bring resources for your family this Lenten season!

Download the Lent as a Family weekly lessons

Each week includes:

  • a core affirmation for children to hear and repeat
  • a paraphrase of the bible story with questions to ask
  • a suggested book to read with questions to ask
  • an art prompt.

These messages are presented in plain, simple language for children, but they are reminders that children of all ages need to hear and repeat.

Weekly Art Prompts:

We hope these resources help you as you journey through this Lenten season together, beginning on March 2!


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