Our mission partners and outreach programs are making a difference in our community and around the world! Listen to the stories and testimonies of how God is working in the lives of those touched by these programs.

Love INC of Metro Tampa

Love INC mobilizes churches across Tampa Bay to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ. Hyde Park United Methodist is proud to partner with Love INC and 15 other churches, as we unite in purpose and actively live out our faith by lovingly serving people in need in our communities.

Through its Help Center, trained volunteers provide a structure to use our God-given talents to serve him in the most effective way. Resource navigators receive requests, assess guests needs, respond with wisdom and discernment, and make referrals for services – connecting needs with resources.

For more information, contact church liaisons, Mary Britain, 813.361.4159, and Cindy Lieving, 813.395.2607, or agency liaison, Ann Doyle, 813.222.5683.

Cornerstone Family Ministries is making a lasting and positive impact in the lives of economically disadvantaged children and their families in the Tampa Bay community by nurturing young bodies, developing young minds, and fostering hope through Christ.

Community Garden Movement: Cornerstone teaches children and families how food grows and where it comes from through gardening, making the connection between nutritional food and healthy bodies. The garden provides a safe, socially distanced space for volunteers to provide the community with fresh produce. Volunteers are welcome any Tuesday or the second Saturday, 9-11 a.m. Learn More

Care Packages for Kids: Cornerstone has received funding to provide nutritious care packages for kids. Help is needed to assemble the gallon Ziploc bags and deliver them to the sponsored child care centers. Get Involved

Little Dresses for Missions

Little Dresses for Missions is making God’s love real one stitch at a time. Volunteer seamstresses from our church provide dresses for girls in developing countries, sending a message that that they are loved and worthy. More than 4,000 dresses have been distributed around the world and nearly 2,000 masks provided to Tampa hospitals and Hyde Park United Methodist’s partner school, Dunbar Elementary.

Pray for the continued good health of the volunteers, who have temporarily suspended their activity during the pandemic. When onsite activities resume, the group appreciates donations of girls’ undergarments to accompany the dresses. To learn more visit our church website or email dhpainter1039@gmail.com. You can also support Little Dresses through Gifts for Good campaign.

Hillsborough House of Hope

Hillsborough House of Hope was founded by Hyde Park’s own Margaret Palmer to provide a Christian home where women transitioning out of a correctional institution learn a new purposeful, productive way of life that allows for success. Each woman receives a plan tailored to her objectives. The House affords a safe and encouraging environment until the women secure employment and a permanent residence. Under full-time supervision, each woman has her own room and helps with chores. After six months, each woman leaves with what it takes to be a purposeful, productive community member.

To learn more, visit our website or email Serena Finn, mission liaison. You can also support Hillsborough House of Hope through Hyde Park’s Gifts for Good campaign.

Abe Brown Ministries

Abe Brown Ministries demonstrates the love of Jesus Christ by helping offenders and ex-offenders achieve productive and fulfilling lives. The video of Michael Jackson’s testimony shares the impact Abe Brown Ministries has had on his life.

For more information, visit our website or email Amy Morantes, mission liaison. You can also support Abe Brown Ministries through Gifts for Good campaign.

Feeding Tampa Bay

Food is more than just a meal on a plate. When we share food around a table, we can begin to break the cycle of hunger and imagine new possibilities. Consistent access to nutritious food enables students to excel, parents to focus on their livelihoods, and seniors to maintain a healthy life.

Feeding Tampa Bay is in need of volunteers and your help can make a huge impact. Shifts are in the morning 9 a.m.-noon or the afternoon 1-4 p.m. Click here to learn how to serve. You can also support Feeding Tampa Bay when you attend Hyde Park’s Fall Family Fun Night, where you can drop off non-perishable items. Details

For more information, visit our website or email Don Aiken, mission liaison. You can also support Feeding Tampa Bay through Hyde Park’s Gifts for Good campaign.

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