Walk With Jesus Celebration!

Walk With Jesus Celebration!

Walk With Jesus was an event that took place on Palm Sunday.


At this Holy Week Experience, the whole family was able to journey through the events of Holy Week, starting with Palm Sunday and ending with Easter morning, through hands on, family friendly, sensory stations.


Here’s a look at what families experienced.

















Lent Kit Pickup

Lent Kit Pickup


Journey through Lent with a Family Lent Kit from Children’s Ministries.


After the Ash Wednesday service online, come to the Magnolia lot or The Portico Breezeway to pick up a  Family Lent Kit, an in-home resource to prioritize your faith and family this Lenten season.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  OR  7 – 8 p.m.


This is a walk-up pick up event. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.


We can’t wait to see you! Questions? Email Kristin

Merge Family Movie Night

Merge Family Movie Night

Join us for Merge Family Movie Night 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 in the Magnolia Parking Lot. We’ll be watching the PG movie “BreakThrough” on our blow-up screen with speakers and a projector. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends and their families!

Families are encouraged to bring:

  • Your own lawn chairs
  • Your own dinner to have together as a family
  • Masks are required when not eating or drinking
  • Blankets if it gets cold

Questions? Please email Emily Felgenhauer, Director of Youth Ministries

Drive-Through Nativity Gallery

Drive-Through Nativity Gallery

In case you weren’t one of the hundreds of people who visited our Hyde Park location on Dec. 18 and 19, here are some images of our first-ever Drive-Through Nativity. Reports are that cars were backed up to Platt Street on the north and Bayshore Boulevard to the south. Our sincere thanks to the many volunteers, including our Children’s and Youth Ministries, who contributed many hours to make this vision a reality.
Drive-Thru Nativity

Drive-Thru Nativity

6 – 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020*

The event is free and open to everyone.

This year has been a challenging, different year for all of us, yet the good news of great joy from the story of Christmas remains the same!

Join us for a meaningful, safe way to experience the Advent Season! From the comfort of your own car, drive through Hyde Park United Methodist’s Magnolia parking lot to experience nine different scenes alternating between the classic story of the birth of Christ and stories from modern-day, which name our struggles and the reasons Jesus is the greatest gift we could ever receive.

Our Drive-Through Nativity features live volunteer actors, live animals, narration to accompany each scene, festive Christmas music and specialty Christmas lighting. Come and share in the joy and the true meaning of Christmas in a new way with us!

  • Be ready to listen. The narration and music for scenes is available on our podcast. Subscribe ahead so you’re ready to go!
  • Drive-through takes approximately 20 minutes once you enter the area with scenes.
  • Pack the car with fun! Put the kids in their PJ’s and bring along some fresh popcorn for everyone to enjoy. Afterwards, check out displays of Christmas lights around town and talk about Jesus being the light of the world.
  • You will have the opportunity to give an offering toward our Sparrow Fund ** at the conclusion of the program.

* All cars in line by 8 p.m. will be able to enter the event.

** The Sparrow Fund is a special offering we collect each year at Christmas. We partner with Metropolitan Ministries to “do the most good” for families going through tremendous trauma. In 2020, more than 400 families were able to make it through unpredictable, traumatic times. Due to COVID impacts, families have needed more financial support than in typical years. The Sparrow Fund has also helped get life documents like birth certificates to assist those on the streets secure housing.

Questions? Email us! kids@hydeparkumc.org

No restrooms will be available.

Appropriate safety precautions have been taken to assure the health of our actors and staff. Actors in each scene are immediate family members.

Experience Christmas at Hyde Park United Methodist with all our events and worship services.

Advent Kit Pickup

Advent Kit Pickup


Joy to the World!

Get into the Christmas spirit with Children’s and Youth Ministries for an

Advent Kit Pick-Up Party!


4 – 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29


6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2


Drive through the Magnolia Parking Lot and pick up a 2020 Family Advent Kit, an in-home resource filled with fun and interactive activities to prioritize your faith and family this Advent season and help your family have the most meaningful Christmas ever.


Check out this video for a sneak-peak at what’s inside the Children’s Ministries Family Advent Kit!


Enter the parking lot from Magnolia St. and follow the signs. 

  • Please stay in your car and wear a mask.
  • Drive slowly through the marked route
  • Pull up to each station
  • Make sure to put your car in park at each station  


We can’t wait to see you! Questions? Email Kristin

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