Gifts for Good

Gifts for Good


Consider carving out a portion of your gift budget for Gifts For Good – gifts that impact those in need in honor of those you love.

Make a Donation: A Gift For Good

These unique gifts serve a dual purpose:

  •  When you choose to donate to missions that our church supports, you are sending love, compassion, hope and practical assistance to those hurting in our community and around the world.
  • At the same time, you are choosing a special gift for friends, family members, or colleagues. You will receive an email confirming your donation for each mission you selected. The email(s) will include a card (PDF) for you to give as presents in honor of people on your list. The card(s) describe how lives are changed through the mission you supported.

Learn more about these missions in the Serve section of our website or click here for a pdf of the missions directory.


2023 Calendars

Another way to support  Missions and Outreach Ministries at Hyde Park United Methodist is to purchase beautiful 2023 calendars created by church member, Pat Kelly. Calendars will be mailed to you.

Download our printable Gifts For Good order form or place your order online.


2023 Calendar Monthly Images

Missions Celebration

Missions Celebration

Welcome to Hyde Park’s Missions Celebration! God is at work through our Mission and Outreach ministries to touch the lives of our neighbors near and far!

 Explore how God is calling you to serve. Scroll through all they ways you can make God’s love real locally and around the globe. 



Invest in Missions today!


Serve at Hyde Park

Serve in the City

Serve in the State

Serve in the World

Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary News

Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary News

Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (BMTS), our mission partner, is the largest United Methodist seminary in Europe, and serves students from eight countries who study in three languages: Estonian, Russian and English. Their newsletter is titled Prayerchain, it begins with a message from Külli Tõniste, Rector. Here’s an excerpt:


Dear friends,

Sometimes it is difficult to find focus, because so much is going on.

Christmas was low key and the New Year’s celebrations were limited as the new variant, Omicron became the news. It seemed like the little o(micron), became the big O(mega) governing our lives. There was a sense of gratitude that we put 2021 behind us, but the joy of the new beginning in 2022 was quickly overtaken by anxiety. Are we facing another year of restrictions? How many more missed moments? This is already the third year of this medical crises. How long, oh Lord?

Read their newsletter

HOPE Justice Ministry Celebration

Hyde Park United Methodist is a member of Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality (HOPE), a non-profit organization consisting of 25 diverse member congregations that works to promote justice, fairness and the dignity of people in Hillsborough County. Anyone wanting to learn more about HOPE is welcome to attend this event, 7 p.m. Monday, May 23, at the Portico Community Hall, where leaders from HOPE’s member congregations will enjoy fellowship, celebrate this year’s victories, and invest in the Justice Ministry. The Celebration also marks the beginning of HOPE’s investment drive, which runs through July. If you would like to support HOPE financially, click here (instructions on how to contribute via check and PayPal).

Gifts for Good

Gifts for Good

Spring is an exciting time of year, with Easter leading the way to special events in May and June like Mother’s Day (May 8), Father’s Day (June 19) plus graduations, weddings, and anniversaries. The spirit of Easter teaches us that there is more than one way to give, and that we don’t have to make every gift a tangible present. In that spirit, consider donating through Gifts For Good to honor those on your Springtime gift list.


By giving to missions that our church supports, you are helping people who are struggling – frightened, hungry, hopeless, forgotten. At the same time, you are honoring friends and family by donating in their honor. Click here to find an easy-to-use online donation form showing a menu of over 20 participating missions, or click here for a printable form that can be dropped off at the church office. You’ll receive cards via email for those you are honoring, which describe how the donation in their honor is making a tangible difference in the lives of those in need.



News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Hyde Park’s mission partners, Pat and Melenda Edmiston are missionaries with Wycliffe – Partners in Bible Translation, a nondenominational mission organization dedicated to translating the Scriptures and teaching people to read and write in their own language.

An excerpt from the Edmiston’s latest newsletter: After many years of hard work and faithful dedication, the Fanamaket New Testament was dedicated and distributed to the people. I (Pat) began working with the Fanamaket translators in August of 2012. Since then they have faithfully worked to complete their New Testament. For the past couple of years, translator Lori was able to attend Bible college in Australia and receive his degree. He now plans to use the Fanamaket scriptures in ministry to his own people. Melenda and I want to thank you for enabling us to have a vital part in bringing about the culmination of this spiritual milestone. We know that it will bear fruit for eternity.

Click here to read the newsletter.

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