PrimeTimers’ Next Stop – Geneva!

PrimeTimers’ Next Stop – Geneva!

After our successful virtual trip to Vienna, Austria, our PrimeTimers adult group is ready for a new adventure! Join them for our next destination – Geneva and Busswil, Switzerland!

Our guide, Ueli Burkhalter, has been a pastor in Busswil, Switzerland for over 30 years and he is his denomination’s representative to the World Council of Churches, which is housed in Geneva. He’s also a friend and colleague of the Rev. Sally Campbell-Evans. The World Council of Churches is a worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service.

Ueli is going to show us around his parish, as well as introduce us to the work of the World Council of Churches, spending some time reflecting on the issue of ‘water’ as a basic human right… and the source of life.

Grab your passport, and join us as we learn how other faithful Christians share the Good News across the globe. Join us at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30 for a quick trip with no jet lag! Feel free to invite your friends.

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PrimeTimers Host “Trivia – Hyde Park Style”

What is the most popular drink in the world that does not have alcohol? How many players are there on a baseball team? Which of the planets is closest to the sun? Learn the answers to these questions and more during an exciting afternoon of trivia at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26 That’s right, the PrimeTimers are doing “Trivia – Hyde Park Style” and we really hope you’ll join us.

It’s true … games are essential for keeping our minds engaged and brain exercises jog the memory, but I miss seeing you all and think it will be fun to try to stump each other with our prowess. We will be broken up into teams which will work together to answer general knowledge, pop culture and maybe a few Bible trivia questions. This activity is open to everyone, so it’s a great time to invite a friend to join the PrimeTimers.

This gathering is especially for those folks who have a knack for remembering those ‘seemingly unimportant facts’ of life! So, come show us what you know.

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Hidden Treasures & Stories Shared

Hidden Treasures & Stories Shared

Do you remember show-and-tell? It was fun, right? The truth is it was an opportunity for you to share something meaningful with your classmates. And the good news NOW … is that it is a great opportunity for us to connect and share some of the stories of our lives.
 
I don’t know about you, but I have some fond memories that were created during my kindergarten show-and-tell time. I would spend hours thinking about what I would bring and how I would describe it to my 5-year-old classmates.
 
It was a very serious decision for this kindergartner … and now, I look around my home and see objects that remind me of special times in my life. So, at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, our PrimeTimers are going to do just that – have a Virtual Show-and-Tell. Here is some information to get you inspired:

  • You have ten days to look around your home for one special object.  (*If you no longer have the object, show us a picture of it, if you can.)
  •  When you know what you want to share, consider WHY this item is significant for you.
  • Think about how you would tell us the story in five minutes or less.

Does the item make you think about other people? If so, who? 
Does it make you think about a time long ago or a sometime more recent?  What would you want us to know about this item?
 
I can’t wait to hear some of your stories and see some of your treasures! Plan to join us on ZOOM on Wednesday, July 29.
 
Please RSVP and let us know what your object is as soon as you choose one, but definitely by next Sunday, July 26, as we are creating a program.
 
Remember, the stuff we keep says something about ourselves, and Show and Tell for Grown-ups is a fun and safe place for us to share these stories.  

School — In Person vs. Online? Parenting in the Pandemic

School — In Person vs. Online? Parenting in the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many changes to our lives. While the day-to-day choices of living can be challenging, the more important ones can be daunting!
Parents and students must decide very soon whether they will choose between attending school online or in person. With no way to predict which way this will go, how do we decide? We assembled a group of church staff who are parents for a conversation on how their faith informs an important decision such as this.
Join Us on a Walking Tour of Vienna!

Join Us on a Walking Tour of Vienna!

Have you ever wanted to travel to Vienna? Get ready to stamp your virtual passport and join our PrimeTimers as we take a walking tour of Vienna, Austria with Monica Largesse, our Yale Divinity intern.

On our journey, we will get to see many sites and learn about the culture with our own personal travel guide. Our grand adventure will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 24. We will visit the Vienna State Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Spanish Riding School, Belvedere Palace and more! Plus, we just might learn some interesting facts about their food and culture.

Miss the tour? Watch the video!

Prayer Requests and Praises

Congregational Care Ministries

At Hyde Park United Methodist, we are honored to walk beside you through life’s experiences and celebrations, such as births, baptisms, weddings and funerals.

We offer guidance through:

  • Prayer
  • Hospital visits
  • Support groups
  • Pastoral counseling

To request prayer support, please complete our Prayer Requests and Praises form.

For guidance on types of prayer, please download our booklet on the topic, “Methods of Prayer.”

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