Youth Week – Mission Tampa

Youth Week – Mission Tampa

Serve others. Fun games & outings. Build Friendships.
Mission Tampa – Youth Mission Week /// June 20-23
Our youth will be Making God‘s Love Real right where we live!
We will be sending out high school and middle school teams each day.
Hyde Park United Methodist and Horizon Church are joining together for this week.
All students in rising 7th – 12th are invited to participate in Youth Week – Mission Tampa.
Daily times and cost:
Monday – Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
After serving and playing, students can be picked up starting at 4 p.m. /// 4-5 p.m. will be a “happy hour” time of free play games.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
(Includes a closing dinner with parents)
$100 – Includes t-shirt, all transportation from Hyde Park United Methodist to local spots, fun activities, supplies, snacks and drinks.

25 service hours available for the week!


Youth will serve at spots in Tampa including:
  • Dunbar Elementary
  • Cornerstone Family Ministries
  • Quantum Leap Farm
  • Metropolitan Ministries
  • Feeding Tampa Bay
  • Cleanup along local waterways


Questions? Email

Register now!

Manna Bags

Manna Bags

Support our friends in need with a little gift of Manna. Merge Youth are excited to start selling Manna bags again on the last Sunday of the month. Each bag is just a $5 donation. Get yours Jan. 30 at the Manna table between 10:30 and 11 a.m.

Manna bags are always available in the Aldersgate Coffee Shop.
Welcome Jodi McBryant – Our New Director of Youth Ministries

Welcome Jodi McBryant – Our New Director of Youth Ministries

Jodi McBryant comes to us from Clarksville, Tennessee, where she most recently served as a Local Pastor. Prior to that appointment, Jodi served as an Associate Pastor of Discipleship, Director of Youth Ministries, and Director of Christian Education and Children’s Ministries.

Her heart and passion for ministry lies in helping young people develop a firm foundation of faith in Jesus Christ.

She has been in full time ministry with the United Methodist Church for over thirteen years. She also served as a Chaplain Assistant in the United States Army.

Jodi comes from a long line of Ministers in her family and she has been involved in serving God all of her life. She received her call to professional ministry in college, while serving as a Youth Counselor in the Salvation Army.

Jodi grew up in Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Millikin University. She has recently attended several classes in the United Methodist Course of Study program at Candler Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jodi is married with three wonderful children. Her son, Camren, and daughter, Olivia, are both twenty years old. Her son, Will, is fifteen and is a sophomore in high school.

She is an energetic person who loves to have fun praising and serving Jesus. She loves to laugh, sing and dance. Jodi also enjoys watching football (Go Bucs) and all things water fun in the sun!

Jodi is excited to get to know everyone at Hyde Park United Methodist and begin building lasting relationships with all of our youth and parents.

Children’s Gasparilla Parade Parking

Children’s Gasparilla Parade Parking

Enjoy the Children’s Gasparilla Parade with your family Jan. 22. Parking lots will be open at 10 a.m. All of the money raised will support Merge Youth Scholarships for camps and missions.
Merge Is Getting A New Schedule!

Merge Is Getting A New Schedule!

Merge is getting a few updates to its schedule this fall, and we wanted to share them with you!

Starting Sunday, September 19 Merge will be moving to Sunday mornings! We’ll still be meeting in the Magnolia building, but our meeting time will be from 9:30-10:45 a.m. This doesn’t mean that Sunday Night Merge will be going away, it will just look a bit different. Staring Sunday, September 12 we’ll be having Merge on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month from 4- 5:30 p.m. The second Sunday will be called Serving 2nd and will be focused on service opportunities and outreach! The fourth Sunday will be known as Fun 4th and will be a fun night that will be great to invite friends to! Our first Fun 4th will be on September 26 and will be Merge Messy Night!

All of these changes came from feedback we received from the parent survey that went out in July. That feedback was taken, shared with the Merge Adult Council, and we started to plan  what a Merge that better serves you could look like!

We hope you’re as excited for these changes as we are, and we can’t wait to start them all with you!

If you have any questions, please email our Assistant Youth Director, Mac Charalambous!

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