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Patience is a (Difficult!) Virtue

September 16, 2021 Dear Hyde Park Family, With so many of you, I have started working through the daily activity cards that we distributed last Sunday. As I’m moved through the scriptures, prayers, and actions over these last few days, a word continues to come to...

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Practical Ways to Go All In

Practical Ways to Go All In

Go All In. Here are practical ways to strengthen your love of God with every aspect of your being. Join us in worship in person, online or on demand each week. Learn more about the 9:30 a.m. Contemporary, 11 a.m. Traditional and online services here. Participate with...

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News from Hillsborough House of Hope

Hillsborough House of Hope, founded by Hyde Park member Margaret Palmer, helps formerly incarcerated women become the women God intended them to be. In the September issue of the newsletter: *October 2, 2021, Grand Opening of Walker's Landing, Come check it out! The...

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Praise for Abe Brown Ministries

Praise for Abe Brown Ministries

Abe Brown Ministries’, one of Hyde Park's mission partners, works to break cycles of incarceration by helping renew the minds of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated citizens, motivating them to change their behaviors and achieve purposeful lives as a compassionate...

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Little Dresses for Missions Responds to a Call for Action

Little Dresses for Missions Responds to a Call for Action

Little Dresses for Missions, a mission of Hyde Park United Methodist, heard the call from The Rev. Tamara Isidore, a pastor from Haiti who serves in Bradenton. In response to the recent earthquake and hurricane in Haiti, Pastor Isidore asked for first aid relief items...

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News from Shining The Light Ministries

News from Shining The Light Ministries

Shining the Light Ministries, our mission partner in Nicaragua, provides agriculture training and support to low income families in the area around Leon. Their focus is in three areas: Gardens, Poultry and Sewing. Here is an excerpt from their latest newsletter:...

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Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid Training

Hyde Park will hosting training on October 6th or October 9, in Mental Health First Aid, known as the CPR of mental health, and a national certification program offered through the National Council for Behavioral Health. The program has proven effective in helping...

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Tools for  Navigating Uncertain Times

Tools for Navigating Uncertain Times

You are not alone. In July 2021, an article by organizational psychologist Adam Grant, entitled “There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing”, ran in the New York Times and finally put a name to the feeling many of us have experienced over the...

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Feeling Stressed? You’re Not Alone

Feeling Stressed? You’re Not Alone

“Whew! I feel my energy is sapped these days and it’s not because I am not getting enough sleep. It’s because there is a deep weariness that so many of us are feeling. I believe it has to do with the long slog of COVID. I hear stories from people who are tired – mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically.

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Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

Church member Keather Snyder was near the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. She has shared her powerful story a few times with our congregation, most recently last year for one of our Facebook devotionals. This past week, she shared with us her special interest in...

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News from Hillsborough House of Hope

Hillsborough House of Hope, founded by Hyde Park member Margaret Palmer, helps formerly incarcerated women become the women God intended them to be. Read the most recent Hillsborough House of Hope newsletter here.

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2021 Third Grade Bibles

2021 Third Grade Bibles

While the year of 2021 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. We know that this year is an important year of discovery and growth for your child! By third...

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Blessing of the Backpacks

Blessing of the Backpacks

You’re invited to the Blessing of the Backpacks at 9:30 or 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 8 in the Sanctuary. You’ve packed the notebooks and pencils, but what about the prayers of love and peace? Let us help! Bring your backpack, so that we can pray for joy to surround you in...

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News From Love INC

News From Love INC

Love INC, our mission partner, exists only to serve its member churches. Mobilizing churches, their members and resources produces volunteers that are Love INC trained to provide a variety of direct services to guests entrusted to our ministry. Read the July edition...

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Hyde Park’s Justice Ministry

This video series was recorded in 2020, an unprecendented year in so many ways. It provided an opportunity for us to examine racism, injustice and discrimination as we never had before. To gain a better understanding, we listened to the stories of people of color as...

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News from Shining The Light Ministries

News from Shining The Light Ministries

Shining the Light Ministries, our mission partner in Nicaragua, provides agriculture training and support to low income families in the area around Leon. Their focus is in three areas: Gardens, Poultry and Sewing. Here is an excerpt from their latest newsletter: As we...

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“All In” Worship Series

“All In” Worship Series

Sept. 12: “Love God with All Your Heart”Psalm 103:1-2 When the Bible refers to a person’s heart, it is not just talking about the muscular organ in our bodies that pumps blood. Kardia is the Greek word for heart and refers to a person’s whole being. In a biblical...

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Celebrating VBS

Celebrating VBS

This year’s Vacation Bible School was simply amazing! With planning completed before our campus opened up from the pandemic, our VBS team found creative, innovative ways to produce a great program in a new way. The thing that remained the same was our great group of...

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Forum Class Psalms

Members of Hyde Park’s Forum Class were asked to write personal psalms in the time of the COVID pandemic.

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VBS Kick-Off Celebration

VBS Kick-Off Celebration

We had a track-tabulous VBS Kickoff event on Sunday! Here's a look at some of the fun that was had.   [gallery columns="5" size="medium"...

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Helpful Hints for Parenting Your Child in Worship

Helpful Hints for Parenting Your Child in Worship

Preparation before Sunday:• Speak positively about the experience and let your child(ren) know you are pleased they will be joining you.• Read Sunday’s Scripture together. During the week, begin discussing your family's expectations for worship behavior and...

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Saying Goodbye to Emily Felgenhauer

Saying Goodbye to Emily Felgenhauer

Dear Hyde Park Family, It is with a lot of love and gratitude that I share that God has called me to a new congregation in the Florida Conference. I will be starting at First United Methodist Church of Lakeland as their new Director of Youth Ministries on July 4,...

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Dunbar Elementary Fall Kick-Off

Dunbar Elementary Fall Kick-Off

Dear Hyde Park Community, We are so excited to share our plans for the upcoming school year. We expect to be back on Dunbar Elementary's campus with very few restrictions. The administration team is welcoming us back with open arms and many wonderful ideas of how we...

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Holy Land Trip in 2022

Holy Land Trip in 2022

Join the Rev. Justin LaRosa and other pilgrims for a life-changing journey to the Holy Land, commonly referred to as the Fifth Gospel. The 10-day journey is from April 26 - May 5, 2020 and includes all the major sites, such as the Sea of Galilee, Mount of Beatitudes,...

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The Beauty of Being a United Methodist

The Beauty of Being a United Methodist

Tomorrow, laity and clergy from across Florida United Methodism will gather virtually for Annual Conference, to engage in the tradition of holy conferencing that is as old as Methodism itself. It will be a time of renewed connection, prayer, and inspiration, as we...

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Merge Beach Day June 9

Merge Beach Day June 9

Our Merge Youth Ministries is headed to Ft. DeSoto Park Wednesday, June 9. They will meet at 10 a.m. on our Hyde Park campus then head out to St. Pete Beach. They will return to church for pick up at 4 p.m. Students need to sign-up on our online form for a ride on the...

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To Madelyn, on Your Graduation

To Madelyn, on Your Graduation

Dear Hyde Park Family, By the time you read this message, my younger daughter Madelyn will have graduated at noon today from the International Baccalaureate program at Robinson High School. This fall, she will be attending American University in Washington, D.C.,...

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Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary News

Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary (BMTS), our mission partner, is the largest United Methodist seminary in Europe, and serves students from eight countries who study in three languages: Estonian, Russian and English. Their newsletter is titled Prayerchain, it...

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Cruella Movie

Cruella Movie

Join us for our first Wednesday Summer Fun event Wednesday, June 2! We are headed to AMC WestShore 14 at WestShore Plaza mall. We're headed to the theater to watch Disney's new release, "Cruella" (PG13). We are meeting in the Food Court at 5:45 p.m., and then heading...

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Three Words to Pray

Three Words to Pray

Dear Hyde Park Family, “Prayer means that, in some unique way, we believe we’re invited into a relationship with someone who hears us when we speak in silence.” I recently re-read the book “Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers” by Anne Lamott, whose writing...

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Merge Summer Fun

Merge Summer Fun

Merge Wednesday Summer Fun Join Merge Youth Ministries as we have fun events on Wednesdays all summer long. Please take a look at our full Summer Calendar  to see what we are doing during the months of June, July and August. Feel free to print this out and put it on...

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COVID Updates

COVID Updates

With the updated recommendations for COVID protocols, Hyde Park’s Ministry Leadership Council Executive Group revised our protocols for indoor worship.

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In Relationship with Others

In Relationship with Others

I’m not sure who decides such things, but on the National Day Calendar website, this past week contained several unusual observances: Monday was National Clean Your Room Day, followed by National Eat What You Want Day. Who knew that yesterday was National Odometer...

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Service of Confirmation 2021

Service of Confirmation 2021

Our 2021 Confirmation Class participated in a series of volunteered-led classes to give them the information they needed to make the decision to confirm the discipleship claimed for them by their parents at their baptism. In this service, our students declared their...

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Thank You from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Thank You from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Pat and Melenda Edmiston are missionaries with Wycliffe – Partners in Bible Translation, a nondenominational mission organization dedicated to translating the Scriptures and teaching people to read and write in their own language. The story of the 5 loaves and 2 fish...

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The More the Merrier!

The More the Merrier!

Our Ministry Leadership Council Executive Group has approved an increase in the number of people who can attend Sunday indoor worship services. The total number of available seats has been increased by the number of people attending who are fully vaccinated (two weeks...

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News from Shining The Light Ministries

News from Shining The Light Ministries

Shining the Light Ministries, our mission partner in Nicaragua, provides agriculture training and support to low income families in the area around Leon. Their focus is in three areas: Gardens, Poultry and Sewing. Here is an excerpt from their latest newsletter: 2021...

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Are You Successful or Fruitful?

Are You Successful or Fruitful?

Dear Hyde Park Family, This Sunday we focus on Jesus’ famous image of the vine and the branches in John 15, in which he calls us to abide in him and bear fruit. It is important to remember that the standard by which we measure our faithfulness to God is faithfulness,...

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