VBS Spirit

VBS Spirit

Celebrate VBS spirit from years past

 

Do you have pictures of your family from past years of VBS at Hyde Park United Methodist? We’d love to share them during service on June 28 for a special virtual edition of our beloved VBS Sing.

 

VBS memories are often full of themes, games, experiments and music that teaches us Biblical truths and point us to God. How many years do you have VBS memories from? Let’s celebrate past years of VBS through pictures together.

 

Please send your pictures by noon on June 25.

 

Join us for the Virtual VBS Spirit Celebration during worship on June 28 and wear a past VBS shirt to Virtual Sunday Morning Live! at 10:15 a.m where we’ll continue the celebration!

 

Help! I Don’t Know How to Tame Technology in My Home!

Help! I Don’t Know How to Tame Technology in My Home!

As we embrace the summer season of our ministry year, we wanted to express our heart-felt appreciation for you and your family. We are blessed to serve you and your family. We feel extremely privileged to be able to walk this sometimes difficult journey of parenting with you.

The summer months are full of free time for your children and teens. It is also a season of more time at home as we continue to socially distance for the most part. These moments can be a great time of bonding and conversation, or they can be times for everyone to quietly play, swipe and tap away on their mobile devices.

We wanted to offer you some quick help while we are in the summer months on “How to Help Your Children and Teens Manage Mobile Tech.” We hope this short list of helpful hints gives you the opportunity to set a tone for your family this summer. This short little list may just change your summer and allow your family to take back some valuable moments and memories!

  1. Tech is a privilege, not a right
  2. Social Media accountability
  3. Internet and cell bedtimes
  4. Family fun that leaves tech alone

We know there are moments of both frustration and joy in these years of development. These years are years of change in every way, and we know that there are moments you feel alone in the struggle. We want you to know that you are not alone.

We sincerely want you to know that there is a community of faith here ready to support you and back you up.

God is not seeking perfect parents but parents that are made perfect in Him. We want to offer a short few moments of development, allowing God to work in you and help to make you feel equipped. You are worthy of God’s calling on your life to raise your children and teens.

Please check out this week’s online parenting class.

We are ALWAYS here to help you and pray with you.

Kristin Passath                          Emily Kuche

 

 

Welcome to our Connection Point

Welcome to our Connection Point

To help you keep track of the numerous opportunities to plug-in to our online community, here’s a listing of weekly gatherings and live worship streaming. Just click on the linked text and your browser will take you to that page or application.

Sunday

Monday

  • 9 a.m. Video Devotion with Pastors on a rotating schedule (Website)
  • 12:15 p.m. Online Meditation with Pastor Justin (Facebook)

Tuesday

  • 9 a.m. Video Devotion with Pastors on a rotating schedule (Website)
  • 12:15 p.m. Online Meditation with Pastor Justin (Facebook)
  • 5:30 p.m. Merge Youth Council Live Devos (Merge Instagram)
  • Children’s Ministries Talk About It Tuesday! (Facebook)

Wednesday

  • 9 a.m. Video Devotion with Pastors on a rotating schedule (Website)
  • 12:15 p.m. Online Meditation with Pastor Justin (Facebook)
  • 6:30 p.m. Merge Games Night (Zoom Meeting ID 432 313 460)
  • 6:30 p.m. Children’s Ministries Game Time (Zoom)

Thursday

Friday

  • 9 a.m. Video Devotion with Pastors on a rotating schedule (Website)
  • 12:15 p.m. Online Meditation with Pastor Justin (Facebook)
  • Children’s Ministries Friday Video! (Facebook)
Zoom Out!

Zoom Out!

 

Sunday July 5, after participating in church as a family,

break away from all the time you’ve spent in front of a screen and connect with God in another way.

 

Virtual Sunday Morning Live! will be back on Zoom next Sunday, July 12. “See” you then!

 

Still need a Children’s Ministries moment this week?

Check out this special message from Vicki Walker that’s just for you, families!

Vacation Bible School Update

Vacation Bible School Update

After much prayerful consideration and discussion, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School at Hyde Park United Methodist this summer.

The safety and health of our kids, families, staff and volunteers continues to be our top priority and we did not feel we could safely host VBS this summer given the number. More Info

Thank you to all of you who were already “on board” with us through camper and volunteer registrations. To brighten the mood during this period, you can order the Rocky Railway soundtrack.

While our hearts are saddened because VBS is one of our favorite weeks of the entire year, we are also at peace that God is with us and guiding us. We miss all of you and your smiling faces! Stay safe and remember … Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through!

Church at Home

During these unique times, we want to encourage you to keep attending church as a family…at home!

For adults, that can be as easy as tuning in to the live stream Facebook Live or Church Online.

But what does it look like to have Children’s Ministries virtually?

 

  • Join our Children’s Ministries Facebook group for weekly updates, fun and family engagement
  • Worship with us via Zoom* at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays for “Virtual Sunday Morning Live!” 
  • Use this Children’s Home Bulletin when your kiddos are attending service at home with you
  • Game Time on Zoom with the Children’s Team 6:30 p.m Wednesdays
  • Stay informed with our weekly Family Enews (emailed on Wednesdays).
  • Use these tips for Children’s Ministries while social distancing.
  • Receive text reminders from Children’s Ministries on REMIND app. Text @2019cmf to 81010 to opt in.
  • Use the links below to worship together at home as a family with age appropriate Bible lessons and videos

With these resources, you can participate in Children’s Ministries from wherever you are!

*Zoom password: the code for the Wesley Center door*

 

 

First Look – Preschoolers

Based on three simple, but powerful, truths, the entire curriculum is constructed to meet your preschoolers where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Through age appropriate activities, preschoolers are building their spiritual foundation so that by the time they graduate from Kindergarten they know these three basic truths:

God Made Me

God Loves Me

Jesus Wants To Be My Friend Forever

 

To access these videos and lessons: 
1. Click on the date to open "CentreStack"
2. Click the file names and they will play in your browser

*You do NOT need to download each file*

Included in each link are:
1. Four Videos: A countdown, 2 worship songs and the Bible story
2. Abbreviated lessons for family prayer and activity time
3. Memory Verse and Theme graphics
4. "Parent Cue" to continue the conversation throughout the week

Toddlers and 2s

 

3-4-K

 

 

252 Kids – Grades 1-5

Dedicated to helping children grow in wisdom, faith and friendship, it is designed to shape identity through planting these truths in the heart of every elementary-age child:

• I need to make the wise choice. (Wisdom)

• I can trust God no matter what. (Faith)

• I should treat others the way I want to be treated. (Friendship)

 

To access these videos and lessons: 
1. Click on the date to open "CentreStack"
2. Click the file names and they will play in your browser

*You do NOT need to download each file*

Included in each link are:
1. Four Videos: A countdown, worship song, Intro, Bible story and Outro
2. Abbreviated lessons for family prayer and activity time
3. Memory Verse, Theme and "Bottom Line" graphics
4. "Parent Cue" and "God Time Devo" to continue the conversation throughout the week

1st – 4th Grade

 

5th Grade

 

Questions? Contact Kristin!

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