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Third Grade Bible Celebration – 2020

Third Grade Bible Celebration – 2020

What a great day we had on the Hyde Park campus on Sunday as we presented Bibles to our 49 third graders and their families. We were excited to host this event under our brand-new ministry tent, but torrential rains forced us at the last minute to move it into the...

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Parents: How to Care for the Soul

We usually talk about ways that you can invest in the spiritual lives of your children. This week we are flipping the script and working on you. Are you caring for your soul? We hope you enjoy this video about Caring for your Soul. How are you doing with soul care? We...

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Fall Family Fun Night

Fall Family Fun Night

Trunk or treat event with costume contest, best "trunk" decorating contest, photo-op and more!   6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Oct. 23, 2020   RSVP here!   Trunk or Treat: Walk through the designated Trunk or Treat area to get treats from decorated cars or tents Best...

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2020 Third Grade Bible

2020 Third Grade Bible

While this year continues to be unpredictable and different in so many ways, some things do remain the same. And that includes our traditional 3rd Grade Bible events, though re-imagined under our current circumstances.   We know that this year is an important...

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CM Live!

CM Live!

    Connect with God and each other 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays on Zoom through fun and laughter in CM Live!    All ages welcome   Will it be a night of Worship Wednesdays, Game Time or Wednenesday Wins? Join us to find out!   Meeting ID: 88200188638...

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Virtual Sunday Morning Live!

Virtual Sunday Morning Live!

Connect with God and each other 10:15-11 a.m. Sundays on Zoom as we sing along to worship songs and explore Bible Stories together in Virtual Sunday Morning Live! All ages welcome.   This week's timeline of our time together: Worship Preschool Bible Story...

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VBS Spirit

VBS Spirit

Celebrate VBS spirit from years past   Do you have pictures of your family from past years of VBS at Hyde Park United Methodist? We'd love to share them during service on June 28 for a special virtual edition of our beloved VBS Sing.   VBS memories are often...

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Zoom Out!

Zoom Out!

  Sunday Sept. 6, after participating in church as a family, break away from all the time you've spent in front of a screen and connect with God in another way.   Virtual Sunday Morning Live! will be back on Zoom next Sunday, Sept. 13.  "See" you then!

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Church at Home

During these unique times, we want to encourage you to keep attending church as a family...at home! For adults, that can be as easy as tuning in to the live stream Facebook Live or Church Online. But what does it look like to have Children's Ministries virtually?...

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Vacation Bible School 2020

Vacation Bible School 2020

The VBS that’s just the ticket! Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. 9 a.m. – Noon* /// June 22-26, 2020    *Note: rising 5th and 6th graders have...

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VBS 2020 Volunteer First Priority Registration

VBS 2020 Volunteer First Priority Registration

Thank you for serving with us at VBS ROCKY RAILWAY! To show our appreciation for your willingness to serve, please use these links to register your camper(s) before registration officially opens to the church community. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND USING FIREFOX AS YOUR...

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Come Serve With Us

Come Serve With Us

Help prepare breakfast and serve our Open Arms Guests with Children's Ministries. 4th Graders - Join us Feb. 9. Register here. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in Wesley Center Room 309 for an important orientation with doughnuts and OJ. Serving will take place in the Harnish...

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Faith Steps Picture Bible Events

Faith Steps Picture Bible Events

Are you a parent of a two, three or four year-old? Do you want them to grow in God's love? This faith-building event is for you! Your toddler is learning and soaking up so much right now and it's never too early to teach them about God. Sign up to present your child a...

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Celebrating Our Volunteers

Celebrating Our Volunteers

Help us spread Christmas Cheer to our amazing Children’s Ministries Volunteers! Our volunteers make it possible to welcome all of our children each week. Show them your thanks by bringing Christmas cookies or breakfast treats on December 15th. Sign up here! Thank you...

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Children’s Ministries Advent Resource

Children’s Ministries Advent Resource

Celebrating Advent as a family has never been easier or more fun! Family Advent traditions often start with good intentions but many times the busyness of the season gets in the way of following through. With this short Advent Devotional you can enjoy 24 days of a...

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Missions Sunday Celebration

In celebration of Missions Sunday, Children’s Ministries got engaged in the practice of serving. Throughout October, they collected money and supplies to make hygiene kits for UMCOR. The kits contain soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, wash clothes, band-aids and other...

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Family Communion Workshop

Family Communion Workshop

Children's Ministries Family Communion Workshop - Nov. 13   Join Pastor Debbie for a  family experience for elementary kids (grades 1 - 5) and their parents. This is an opportunity for parents and children to learn what the sacrament of Communion is all about and have...

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October Missions in Children’s Ministries

October Missions in Children’s Ministries

In support of the Missions Celebration on Oct. 27, Children’s Ministries is raising money and collecting items to make Hygiene Kits to send to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) for Hurricane relief and other disaster responses. UMCOR Hygiene Kit helps...

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Family Camping Trip

Family Camping Trip

We're going to Disney World and having a wonderful time with our families camping! This event is for Children's Ministries and Merge families who love to camp and already have all the gear to do so. It's $25 per person for the trip. Families will take turns providing...

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Wednesday Night Programming

Children's Ministries Wednesday night programming resumes at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 18. RSVP here!  Nursery care - for children ages 2 and under (and 3's who are not yet confidently potty trained). Drop off & pick up in Wesley Center room 102-3. Jr Zone - for children...

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Hyde Park Game Night

Hyde Park Game Night

 Craving more family connection time?Join us for Hyde Park Game Night!Conversation starters, board games, and more - fun for the WHOLE family!We know families are busy with school and work and outside activities, but still long to have fun together and talk about more...

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Children and Youth on the Move!

Sunday, Aug. 18 is the beginning of our new school year for students in our Children's Ministries and Merge Youth Ministries. Children's Ministries will hold "Move Up Sunday," the official start of the new programming year. It's also when kids move up to their new...

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Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks

Join us Sunday, Aug. 11, for a special Blessing of the Backpacks in all worship services. Elementary, Middle, High School, and school teachers and staff are invited to bring their backpack or briefcase and participate. We will pray that joy will surround each person...

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Last Day of School Ideas

Last Day of School Ideas

Freedom. Staying up late and sleeping in. The smell of chlorine in my hair. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Sunshine. Oatmeal cream pies. Weeks spent at my Grandmother’s. Summer. Maybe your summer memories are different than mine, but I bet we can all agree that summertime is...

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Summer Sunday Morning Live

Summer Sunday Morning Live

Summer Sunday Morning Live is almost here! Parent help needed! 9:30 and 11 a.m., Sundays, June 2 - Aug. 11 During this time, our school year shepherds take a much-deserved break and the only way programming can continue is if parents step in! This is a wonderful...

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5th Grade Events 2019

5th Grade Events 2019

I know the plans I have for you,” announces the Lord. “I want you to enjoy success. I do not plan to harm you. I will give you hope for the years to come." Jeremiah 29:11 (NIRV) Sunday, May 12 will be your child’s last Sunday as part of Children’s Ministries. We will...

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Embracing What’s To Come

Embracing What’s To Come

by Sarah Anderson I remember being told from day one of parenting, that the years would go by fast. That I should be “numbering my days.” And like all mothers, I accepted the nostalgic platitude, and then went about worrying how I would make it through the next 24...

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Teaching Holy Week to Kids

Teaching Holy Week to Kids

Teaching kids the story of Holy Week is not easy, but it helps them more fully appreciate Easter. The story of Holy Week is not exactly family-friendly, but that doesn’t mean we can skip the part about Jesus’ journey to the cross when sharing our faith with our...

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Create A Family Drum

Create A Family Drum

Represent your family tribe by creating and decorating a drum to be used at ROAR Vacation Bible School June 24-28, 2019. Drums can easily be made from plastic planters or dollar store bins. Just add fabric, duct tape, yarn or whatever you choose to as decoration and...

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Palm Sunday Processional

Palm Sunday Processional

We are looking forward to a wonderful morning of worship on April 14, Palm Sunday  as we celebrate Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem with our wonderful children's palm processional at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sanctuary Services and the 5:30 p.m. Portico service....

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Vacation Bible School 2019

Vacation Bible School 2019

9 a.m. - Noon* June 24-28, 2019  Get ready to ROAR! Life is wild, God is good. Spark Imagination with Faith-Building Fun at ROAR Vacation Bible School!  Kids will explore God’s goodness and celebrate a ferocious faith that powers them through this wild life. *Note:...

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Prayer and Meditation Family Workshop

Prayer and Meditation Family Workshop

Is being still difficult for you? Your child? We want to help you cultivate a meaningful prayer life with your family. Join The Rev. Justin LaRosa and the Children’s Ministries team for our Prayer and Meditation Family Workshop. 10:45 a.m. – noon, Sunday, Feb 24 in...

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Faith Steps Picture Bible Parent Class

Faith Steps Picture Bible Parent Class

Are you a parent of a two- or three-year-old? Do you want them to grow in God's love? This faith-building class is for you! Your toddler is learning and soaking up so much right now and it's never too early to teach them about God. Sign up for our three week Faith...

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