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COVID Updates

COVID Updates

Tampa, Florida May 13, 2021 Today, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) lifted several restrictions for fully vaccinated persons, specifically for indoor mask wearing and physical distancing. Subsequently, the Executive Team of the Ministry Leadership Council (6 lay...

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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

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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Pop-Up Vax Clinic May 23!

Pop-Up Vax Clinic May 23!

The Hillsborough County Health Department will hold a Pop-Up COVID Vaccination event this Sunday, May 23 in the Magnolia Parking Lot. Vaccinations will be administered to those age 12 and older beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing until supplies are exhausted. We need...

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A Few Lessons from Sheep

A Few Lessons from Sheep

This Sunday our services focus on Jesus as our Good Shepherd from John 10. And in an odd bit of comedic timing, this video popped up in my social media feed. You’ll want to watch it. I bet you can relate to that sheep as much as I can. And here are a few other timely...

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Mission Smiles Dental Clinic–April 11

Mission Smiles Dental Clinic–April 11

Mission Smiles partners with local churches and ministries to provide dental clinics in various neighborhoods throughout Tampa Bay, bringing the hands of Jesus to those in need. They provided this report of their visit on April 11, 2021: They served six guests and...

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Kids Camp and Missions Fund

Kids Camp and Missions Fund

As the school year winds down, families are looking forward to fun, impactful activities for their children. You can help by donating to send a kid to summer camp, Vacation Bible School or on a mission trip! A special offering is being collected to help make a...

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Prayer Walk

Prayer Walk

Hyde Park Prayer Walk As we begin to return to our Hyde Park location for indoor worship and other activities, we are mindful of the void our absence from the campus has left in all of our lives. In an attempt to bridge that void, and so many others caused by the...

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God’s New Creation

God’s New Creation

Dear Hyde Park Family, So then, if anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. The old things have gone away, and look, new things have arrived! (2 Corinthians 5:17) Last Sunday we kicked off our new worship series “A New Creation,” and I concluded...

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You’ve Gotta See This!

You’ve Gotta See This!

Dear Easter People, Back in 1993, while walking through Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg, I saw my first Magic Eye 3D image. Or at least I tried to see it. In case you’d never heard of them, Magic Eye 3D images are computer-generated pictures that on the surface,...

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PrimeTimers Garden Fest April 21

PrimeTimers Garden Fest April 21

Whether you have had a lifelong love of gardening or have never grown much of anything, a container garden could be in your future! That’s right … If “April showers bring May flowers,” then it’s time to don your gardening gloves! Our next PrimeTimers event will have...

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Mary’s Boy

Mary’s Boy

The Midweek Message is the weekly newsletter of our Senior Pastor, the Rev. Magrey deVega.

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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: The...

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Holy Week

Holy Week

Experience Holy Week at Hyde ParkPalm Sunday, March 28   Begin Holy Week with one of our Palm Sunday services. We will remember the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem with the singing of praises and images of our families and children carrying palm fronds....

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A Personal Word About Race

A Personal Word About Race

Dear Hyde Park Family, In the aftermath of the tragic shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, I offered a pastoral word and prayer earlier this week with which we can join in prayer and concern. A PERSONAL WORD ABOUT RACE A few people have reached out to me to offer their...

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A Pastoral Word and Prayer in Light of Recent Shootings

A Pastoral Word and Prayer in Light of Recent Shootings

We join in prayer for the victims of the tragic shootings in Boulder, Colorado and Atlanta, Georgia over the past week. We also join in support of members of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community, over the rising violence committed against them. In this...

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CPR for Your Spirit

CPR for Your Spirit

Dear Lenten Pilgrims, We’ve all heard of CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Many of us have been trained to administer it in an emergency. Some of us may have even needed to receive it in the past. If you’re like me, we often need a different kind of CPR, one to...

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Children’s Ministries Returning to Campus

Children’s Ministries and indoor worship is back in person!   Children’s Ministries programming has begun with a phased approach and reduced capacities. Reservations will be used to ensure we are meeting local guidelines while accommodating those who wish to...

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Volunteer at The Portico Received Presidential Pardon

One of The Portico's volunteers, Thad Bereday, was recently surprised with presidential pardon, wiping out his conviction for a federal crime from several years ago. Thad has been volunteering at The Portico for some time, serving with The Portico Work Force Housing...

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Trauma Informed Care Training Workshops

Metropolitan Ministries, our mission partner, is offering Effinity Trauma Informed Care workshops. These five-part monthly workshops are available to all, to help us gain an understanding of the long-lasting impact of trauma and get practical tools to use in our...

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Embrace the Journey: Becoming the Beloved Community

Embrace the Journey: Becoming the Beloved Community

The Gulf Central District of the Florida Conference is offering the first in their series of Innovation 2021, a district wide learning event. The workshop, titled "Embrace the Journey: Becoming the Beloved Community," explores how we are challenged by race, how we...

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Praise for Abe Brown Ministries

Praise for Abe Brown Ministries

Abe Brown Ministries’ 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 demonstration of the Love of Jesus...

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The Meaning of Scars

The Meaning of Scars

Dear Hyde Park Family, First, an important announcement: We are eager to announce that on Sunday, April 11, we will be resuming indoor worship and onsite children’s activities. For now, we will offer a single service at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary, with 30 minutes of...

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Indoor Worship Returns

Indoor Worship Returns

We are please to announce we will resumed indoor worship and onsite children’s activities. For now, we will offer a single service at 9:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary, with thirty minutes of prayer, Scripture, preaching, and some live music.Masks will not be required if...

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PrimeTimers Look for a Wee Bit of Leprechaun Magic

PrimeTimers Look for a Wee Bit of Leprechaun Magic

Our PrimeTimers will be hunting for four-leaf clovers or some other lucky charms under the Ministry Tent on St. Patrick’s Day,  at noon, Wednesday, March 17.Our own Patrick Hannon will be regaling us with pictures and stories of Ireland, as we learn some of the...

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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: The...

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The Ultimate Chess Match

The Ultimate Chess Match

In Walter Isaacson’s bestselling book titled Steve Jobs, chronicling the life of the famous founder of the Apple Corporation, he relays a story of when Jobs was a teenager. He had grown up with parents who always desired Jobs to be raised in the Christian faith. So,...

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Picture Bible Presentations

Picture Bible Presentations

Hyde Park United Methodist presented picture Bibles to some of our youngest students on Feb. 28. We are grateful for the opportunity to support them and their parents and this important time in their young lives.

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Ships into Submarines

Ships into Submarines

Dear Hyde Park Family, Today’s Midweek Message contains a final update and word of celebration about our visioning process, a link to an important announcement video sharing some exciting news, the latest update on resuming indoor ministries on campus, and finally, a...

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Metro Immersion 2021

Join Merge Youth Ministries as we serve the local Tampa area with Metropolitan Ministries. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday, Aug. 2 – Thursday, Aug. 5 Youth will receive 30 hours of community service hours by attending all four days and the full time frame. Through the...

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Open Arms Artist Completes Art Project

Open Arms Artist Completes Art Project

One of our Open Arms friends, Larry Magee, is an artist who was commissioned to create two pieces for the new Ferman Center for the Arts. Larry created two panels of abstract art that have been installed in the Center's space. Larry's art project is a collaboration...

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