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 Animals & People.

Learn about how on day six, God made animals and people. Genesis 1:24-31


Elementary (Grades 1 – 5)

Hear a story called Glory Days.

We’re asking “Who inspires you to get back up?” as we learn about Heroes of the Faith. Hebrews 11

Bottom Line: Trusting God can help you get back up.



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

*Password is 8675


Questions? Contact Melissa!


Vacation Bible School 2022

Vacation Bible School 2022


An off-road adventure exploring God’s awesomeness to form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.

9 a.m. – Noon* /// June 27-30, 2022 

*Note: rising 5th and 6th graders have extended programming (until 3 p.m.) Tuesday during VBS


Monumental is an epic summer event where kids will explore the sunbaked Southwestern desert as they dig into God’s great love! It will be another incredible time together full of Bible discoveries, interactive activities, rockin’ music and faith-filled fun with our friends!


Ready to join the Monumental VBS volunteer team? Youth and Adult volunteer registration is now open!

Registration for church families begins March 27 and for the general community begins April 4.  

Have questions? Ask us here or contact the church office at 813-253-5388.

General Volunteer Information

Our goal is to reach 200 children with God’s love at Monumental VBS. We can’t reach that goal without you.

How can you help?
Sign up to serve at this year’s VBS and help kids discover God’s greatness!

Who: Volunteers! Rising 7th graders – adults
When: June 27-30, 9 a.m. – noon.
Why: To share God’s love and help kids discover God’s awesomeness to form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.

Whether you want to serve in the months leading up to VBS or the week of, behind the scenes or on stage, we have volunteer opportunities to fit your schedule and your interests.

Click here to learn more about the serving opportunities at Monumental VBS

Register as an Adult or Youth Volunteer

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING FIREFOX AS YOUR BROWSER WHEN REGISTERING.  Our forms are no longer recognized by Explorer and you may encounter issues if using Edge or Chrome.

Adult volunteers (18 years of age by June 1, 2022 or older) sign up here. If you are new to serving with us or haven’t done a Background Check in the last three years, you will need to complete the form and return to Emily Nelson.

Youth volunteers (in rising Grades 7-12 for the 2022-2023 school year, max age 17) sign up here.  (If 18 years or older by June 1, 2022, please fill out our adult volunteer form.)

Not sure where you want to serve or what’s involved with each role? Learn more here.

Mini-VBS and Nursery care is available for children of volunteers. This is not a drop-off program but reserved for those volunteering.

Registration for children 4 and up

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING FIREFOX AS YOUR BROWSER WHEN REGISTERING.  Our forms are no longer recognized by Explorer and you may encounter issues if using Edge or Chrome.

AGES: Four (4) years old* – through rising 6th grade *Camper must be their required age by June 1, 2022



  • 4 years – rising 4th grade:
    • $40 per child
  • Rising 5th & 6th graders (includes lunch and extended hours on Tuesday)
    • $60 per child
  • Mini-VBS (for 2 and 3 year old children of volunteers)
    • $30 per child

Camper Registration Forms:

  • Mini-VBS (2 and 3 year olds): Register here
  • 4, 5 Year-Olds and Kindergarten: Register here
  • Rising Grades 1 and 2: Register here
  • Rising Grades 3 and 4: Register here
  • Rising Grades 5 and 6: Register here


Amazon Wish List

Have a heart to serve but limited time? Check out this amazon wish list for VBS supply needs!

Family Project

Help MONUMENTAL VBS come to life by making a Family Cactus Planter.

These will be used as décor during VBS. Families can make and create together and then drop off to the Wesley Center when completed. (All planters must be collected by June 22).

Your Family Planter can be:

  • decorated with artwork that represents your family
  • decorated with Southwestern themes
  • decorated with Navajo symbols/art (the tribe in the Monument Valley area)
  • any size buckets, pots, terra cotta, etc.
  • created out of any art medium – paint, permanent chalk, stickers, washi tape – let your imagination run wild!


Some ideas to get you started:



Decorations and Construction

Dads, moms, friends, grandparents, elementary kids to teenagers…everyone welcome! It’s for the kids, but there’s a lot in it for you too! If you like crafting, being creative or even using a hammer, join the VBS Construction & Decoration Team on select Thursday mornings (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.) and help us create décor and props for MONUMENTAL VBS. If you can cut with scissors, you can help these teams! ~Fun, relaxed fellowship with your church family ~Stress-relieving, creativity-building activities! (painting, cutting out patterns, crafting, tracing and more!) ~You’ll be helping to bring a Southwestern Oasis to Hyde Park’s VBS! Contact Amy to learn more!

Volunteer Training

Thank you for serving at MONUMENTAL VBS!

Please mark your calendar for our mandatory VBS Volunteer Training on

Wednesday, June 15 at 5:45 p.m.

In the Harnish Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. (childcare available in the nursery).

Click here to RSVP for training

Parking for VBS volunteers: There are six (6) lots owned by Hyde Park for parking – please refer to map. Our Training (June 15) is in building #5.

Frequently Asked Questions (Camper)

How do I find out what crew my child is in?
A parent email will be sent the week before VBS to all parents of registered children with crew information. This email will also contain pick-up passes which must be shown to your child’s crew leader at dismissal/pick up each day.

What does my kid wear to VBS?
Each day your child should wear their VBS T-shirt. Use a black Sharpie marker to write your child’s first name and crew number on the FRONT of the shirt. This will act as their nametag (Using a flat cardboard piece inside the shirt helps when you do this).

We also suggest comfortable shorts and closed-toed shoes for their safety.

When/where can I pick up my child’s VBS T-shirt?
Please pick up their T-shirt before VBS. (Starting early June, T-shirts can be picked up in the church’s Ministry Office 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. Shirts can also be picked up each Sunday in June in the Sanctuary Courtyard from 9 a.m. – noon.) Shirts must be picked up by Sunday, June 26.

Can I get a second shirt for my child?
If we have shirts left over, additional shirts can be purchased beginning Wednesday of VBS week (at the VBS info tent in the Sanctuary Courtyard. $5 each).

What time do I drop off my child each morning?
Campers should be dropped off to their Crews in the Sanctuary at 8:50 a.m. (Doors open at that time. Please do not enter the Sanctuary before that time, as there are VBS preparations going on with staff and volunteers). Children should be seated in the Sanctuary with their crew by 9 a.m. for opening worship each day.

Where do I drop off my child each morning?
When our Sanctuary doors open at 8:50 a.m., please escort your child inside the Sanctuary to their crew’s pew and drop off to their crew leaders. Pews will be marked with crew names and numbers beginning with Crew #1 in the front. Odd numbered crews are to the left, as you face the stage, and even numbered crews are on the right. Rising 5th and 6th graders are in the balcony.

What time is pick up/dismissal each day and what do I need to have with me?
VBS ends at noon each day*
You will need to have your yellow or red pick-up pass with you (The pick-up pass is included in the parent email that will be sent the week before. Please print out your pass and fill in your child’s information).
                                    Dismissal will start at 12:10 p.m. each day*

– Those with yellow passes (preschoolers 4-5-K) will be allowed in the Sanctuary to pick up their preschoolers from their crew. If you also have a child in elementary, you may show that pass and pick up your older children as well.
– Those with red passes (grades 1- 6) will be allowed in the Sanctuary to pick up their elementary-aged children from their crew once the preschoolers have exited the sanctuary.

* Note: rising 5th and 6th graders will have extended hours on Tuesday, with dismissal at 3 p.m. from the Magnolia building. Dismissal on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday will be from the Sanctuary balcony at 12:15 p.m.

Where do I pick up my child?
Children should be picked up from their crew pew in the Sanctuary. Please refer to diagram below to see the traffic flow into the Sanctuary for dismissal. Side aisles serve as a walkthrough (no stopping) only; please pick up your child from the center aisle. Please leave strollers outside, if possible. A leadership team member can stay with the stroller at the information tent.

Please keep moving as you walk through the Sanctuary and save conversations for when you are outside of the Sanctuary and out of main traffic areas.

What if I can’t pick up my child – can another parent, friend or grandparent pick them up?
YES, BUT THEY WILL NEED TO HAVE A COMPLETED PICK-UP PASS FOR YOUR CHILD TO PRESENT TO YOUR CHILD’S CREW LEADER. We are accepting pictures of completed Pick-Up Passes on smart phones as well.
If your child’s pick-up person does not have a pass, they will be asked to go to our info tent outside in the Courtyard. They will need to show their driver’s license and we will check registration forms to see who has been authorized to pick up your child. If you did not list them as an authorized person to pick up your child in your child’s registration, we will call you to confirm authorization.

Can I watch closing worship?
All parents are invited to watch closing worship in the Harnish Center. (11:35 a.m. – 12:10). If you need to get your children before dismissal, please come to campus before 11:40 a.m. and we will locate your child for you.

Will there be a ‘VBS Recap Video’ this year?
All Monumental volunteers and campers are invited to wear your VBS shirts and re-live all the fun memories by watching a video of Monumental VBS at Hyde Park United Methodist! It is a Sit-Together Sunday, so families will be worshiping together. Bring the whole family, show off your VBS spirit and spread the good news of God’s greatness!

Still have a question? Ask it here or contact the church office at 813-253-5388.

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!


Children’s Choir

Children’s Choir

If you are in 1st through 5th Grade, help us lead the Palm Processional and provide music for worship at 11 a.m on Palm Sunday, April 10 Sanctuary Service! The rehearsal schedule is going to be a bit different than our usual choir rehearsal schedule – we will have both Sunday and Wednesday rehearsals. We only ask that you come to at least 4 rehearsals (there are 8 total). The schedule is:

  • March 6; Sunday – 1-1:45 p.m.
  • March 9; Wednesday – 5:45-6:25 p.m.
  • March 20; Sunday – 1-1:45 p.m.
  • March 23; Wednesday – 5:45-6:25 p.m.
  • March 30; Wednesday – 5:45-6:25 p.m.
  • April 3; Sunday – 1-1:45 p.m.
  • April 6; Wednesday – 5:45-6:25 p.m.
  • April 10; 10 a.m. warm-up for 11 a.m. worship service


To sign up to sing, please follow this link:

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