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! The day started of with great greetings from many of our mission partners.

Our partners continue to rely on our support, especially during this unusual year. Explore how God is calling you to serve. Thank you for taking a Step Into THis Story!

This Year’s Mission Moments

Dr. Cynthia Weems, Superintendent

Our featured speaker for this year’s celebration was Dr. Cynthia Weems, Superintendent of the South East District of the Florida Conference.  Dr. Weems shared a lesson about missions through a sweet connection with Christian, a 10 year old boy, who discovered that just like in his small village in Bolivia – babies everywhere are born naked!

Serve at Hyde Park

Serve in the City

Serve in the State

Serve in the World

News from The Judeo Christian Health Clinic

The Judeo Christian Health Clinic is one of Hyde Park’s mission partners. Below is an excerpt from their latest newsletter.

Today was cool enough to almost have Autumn expectations. In another month or so, we can look forward to cooler days with less humidity and less daily thunderstorms.

It’s been a tough past few months for everyone dealing with the various effects of the current pandemic not to mention a rather active hurricane season that blessedly has not threatened our area. For some it has been tougher – those who have lost loved ones to COVID-19 or other health causes, those who have lost jobs, those who have had to stay away from others due to health risk causing loneliness, cancelled activities and events, etc. Our lives and the world as we once knew has been turned upside down.

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News from Dunbar Elementary School

Hyde Park United Methodist has joined an initiative of the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church for every United Methodist Church to partner with a local Title I school and provide support and encouragement to students and staff. This initiative follows the example of John Wesley who believed that every child matters. Here’s an excerpt from Dunbar’s most recent newsletter:

Welcome Back from Mrs. Crim!

We’ve had such a great start to our school year! It is wonderful seeing our students in the hallways and working hard in their classrooms. We’ve been amazed at how well everyone follows our safety procedures for Covid. Students have been doing a great job wearing their masks and staying socially distant at lunch– we couldn’t be more proud of them!

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News from Missionaries Dave and Julie Eberhard

Dave and Julie Eberhard serve as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators. In their most recent newsletter, they share the impact the pandemic is having on them, as well as the creative way they celebrated their son’s wedding. Here’s an excerpt:

Dear family and friends,

We pray this letter finds each of you safe and staying healthy from this Covid 19 virus. We are fine, but as with most of you, we are getting restless.

Those lines are actually from our LAST prayer letter, but since it’s still appropriate, we will say them again! In the meantime, this is what we’ve learned: How to beat a pandemic in 5 easy steps!

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Standing with Survivors of Fire, Wind and Rain

Standing with Survivors of Fire, Wind and Rain

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. UMCOR responds to U.S. and international disasters, addresses diseases of poverty, ministers to refugees and immigrants, provides clean water and actively works to reduce hunger.

There latest message addresses the impact of catastrophic events around the globe:

We may run out of letters this year. It’s only September, and already we’re nearly through the alphabet!

For only the second time in history, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is so intense that the U.S. National Hurricane Center may resort to naming new storms using letters from the Greek alphabet.

And even as millions on the Gulf coasts are deluged with wind, rain, and flooding, as of this writing millions more out West flee massive wildfires. Across the globe, 2020 has seen massive monsoon flooding in South and Central Asia and torrential rains and catastrophic flooding throughout the African continent.

Discover the most dangerous thing a survivor can lose during a disaster and join millions of others who have responded for over 80 years.

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Linda Walker, Hillsborough House of Hope, in Sheen Magazine!

Linda Walker, our mission partner and Program Director of Hillsborough House of Hope, is featured in Sheen magazine.

Linda knows firsthand what it’s like to lose everything to addiction. Eventually hitting rock bottom and seeking help from local community programs in Tampa. Linda slowly rebuilt her life and now lives by the motto, “Choose to endure.” She is an outstanding icon in the community and proudly gives back to others as the Program Director for the Hillsborough House of Hope, as a Board Member with the Homeless Coalition, and as the founder of Linda’s Recovery Resources and the Faith Works Empowerment Initiative, Inc.

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