Drive-Through Nativity

Drive-Through 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 will be 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 at the end that goes toward our Sparrow Fund.

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

Questions? Email us! kids@hydeparkumc.org

No restrooms will be available.

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

Advent Kit Pickup

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

OR

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

Merge in Person this Sunday

Join us at 4 p.m. this Sunday in the Magnolia parking lot for Water Balloon Volley Ball. We’ll then head to the tent for our message and worship and then go into small groups. Pick up will be at the tent at 5:30 p.m. Wear your masks and bring your own water bottle and invite your friends to join. Wear clothes that you’ll be okay getting wet in. Feel free to bring a towel as well. Magrey will be giving the message on the book of Revelation. See you this Sunday!

Merge Returns to Hyde Park Sunday!

Merge Returns to Hyde Park Sunday!

This Sunday, our Merge Youth Ministry returns to the real world, leaving the virtual one behind! Youth will meeting under the big white tent between the Ministry Offices and Knox Hall. Middle School students will gather from 3-4:30 p.m. and High School students from 4:30-6 p.m. Students should wear a mask and bring a water bottle they can fill from the campus cooler.

Join Our Drive-Through Nativity Construction Team

Join Our Drive-Through Nativity Construction Team

Are you good with construction, painting or decorating? We could use your help as we create nine scenes for our Drive Through Nativity we are planning to do in December for our congregation. Construction crews will meet on Saturday mornings in October, November, and December from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Please email Mac Charalambous to let him know of your skills and availability to help with this team!

Online Gatherings

Online Gatherings

Here’s a listing of weekly gatherings and live worship streaming. Just click on the linked text and your browser will take you to that page or application.

Sunday

Monday

  • 9 a.m. Video Daily Devotion (Website)
  • 12:15 p.m. Online Meditation (Facebook)

Tuesday

  • 9 a.m. Video Daily Devotion (Website)
  • 12:15 p.m. Online Meditation (Facebook)
  • 5:30 p.m. Merge Youth Council Live Devos (Merge Instagram)
  • Children’s Ministries Talk About It Tuesday! (Facebook)

Wednesday

  • 9 a.m. Video Daily Devotion (Website)
  • 12:15 p.m. Online Meditation (Facebook)
  • 6:30 p.m. Merge Games Night (Zoom Meeting ID 432 313 460)
  • 6:30 p.m. Children’s Ministries Game Time (Zoom)

Thursday

  • 9 a.m. Video Daily Devotion (Website)
  • 12:15 p.m. Online Meditation (Facebook)

Friday

  • 9 a.m. Video Daily Devotion (Website)
  • Children’s Ministries Friday Video! (Facebook)

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