Christmas at Hyde Park

What God Wants For Christmas

Sundays in December

What does God want for you this Christmas?
How does God want to show you hope, love, peace, and joy?
Discover the answer Sundays in December.

Christmas Eve Services

Contemporary Services

9:30 a.m., 3, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24

Re-imagined Christmas classics with a sermon and candle lighting in the Harnish Center.

Traditional Services

11 a.m., 4, 6, 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24

Classic hymns and anthems featuring our choir and brass with a sermon and candle lighting in the Sanctuary.

The 11 p.m. service features our choir and a guitarist with a sermon, candle lighting, and communion.

Online Services

9:30, 11 a.m., 4, 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24

An online broadcast featuring our Contemporary band, Chancel choir, sermon, and candle lighting. All from the comfort of your own couch.

Christmas Events In December

Advent Lunch Organ Recital

12:15 p.m. Wednesdays
Dec. 13, 20

The American Guild of Organist Tampa Chapter will present 25 minutes of Advent and Christmas music.

Florida Wind Band Concert 

6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9

A concert telling the story of Christmas. Narrated by our Director of Contemporary Music, Colleen Schmitt.

Lumina Youth Choirs

6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10
Ticketed event $10

Spirit of the season holiday concert. Join the Choirs as they sing in the season with some favorite Christmas and holiday songs. Purchase tickets here.

Family Christmas Celebration

5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17

Experience the story of Jesus’ birth brought to life with live animals, a holiday craft market, and an interactive Nativity where every child can participate! Learn more here.

Blue Christmas

7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21

A service to acknowledge the very real feelings of loss and sadness that we feel during the holiday season. We will light candles, reflect, remember, and respond through Communion.

Christmas in the Park

6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22
Water Works Park
1710 N. Highland Ave. Tampa, FL

Bring a chair, your four-legged friends, and maybe some two-legged ones too to an outdoor service with live music, a message, and candle lighting. We’ll provide the coffee.

Serving Opportunities In December

Cereal Drive

Cereal is luxury for struggling families. It is nutritious, fast and easy. This holiday season we have partnered with Echo, a non-profit organization that is working to bridge the gap between crisis and stability for families in the Tampa Bay area by offering resources like affordable housing and food banks. We hope to collect 1,000 boxes of cereal to aid families in our community. We will be accepting donations at the entrances of the worship centers every Sunday in December.

Open Arms

Sundays 10:45 a.m. -1:15 p.m. This ministry serves breakfast to our guests each Sunday. Multiple opportunities are available throughout the week to gather food, prepare meals or interact with guests. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for specific opportunities. | Email Kara Rutherford, church liaison, with questions or to volunteer. Sign -up here to serve with Open Arms.

Hospitality Heroes

Looking to branch out and make more connections this holiday season? We are in need of volunteers to work as greeters and ushers a few Sundays in the upcoming weeks. Sign up here.

Gifts for Good

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. Learn more.

Dive Deeper into Advent

Awaiting the Already

Readers will discover what parts of the Christmas story come from which Gospel, recognizing an invitation from each Gospel writer to prepare for a fresh experience of Christ in the past and the future.

Songs for the Waiting

Remember what Advent is all about, watching and waiting for the coming of a promised king.