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How to Help Your Kids and Teens Deal with Anxiety

How to Help Your Kids and Teens Deal with Anxiety

How is everyone doing in your house? No, really! How is the worry and anxiety level in your home this week? Do you know what the most common mental concern is in the United States is? It is Anxiety Disorder. It effects 40 million adults. It also is the most common...

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We Miss You, Need You – and Your Blood!

We Miss You, Need You – and Your Blood!

There's no doubt, moving our church community online has had many far-reaching consequences. In addition to missing the chance to worship and fellowship together, we also miss opportunities to serve together. While all of our serving opportunities can be impactful,...

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Open Arms Cards and Letters

Open Arms Cards and Letters

Each Sunday morning, a small group of Open Arms volunteers gathers in the church parking lot to serve to-go lunches and deliver mail to our homeless community even while the campus is closed. With this service, the invaluable personal connections that are an important...

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News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Pat and Melenda Edmiston are missionaries with Wycliffe – Partners in Bible Translation, nondenominational mission organization dedicated to translating the Scriptures and teaching people to read and write in their own language. Pat and Melenda serve in the country of...

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My Favorite Old Testament Book

My Favorite Old Testament Book

Dear Hyde Park Family, I have fond memories of a church member named Mary Carter during my years as an associate pastor here. She was a grand and spunky Southern gem from South Carolina and a member of our Altar Guild. The candles that we light on All Saints’ Sunday...

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News from Heifer International – June 2020

News from Heifer International – June 2020

Heifer International, a mission partner of Hyde Park United Methodist, is based in Little Rock, Arkansas but has a global reach. Founded in 1944, their mission is as relevant today as it was in the beginning. According to their mission statement, "We work to end...

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News from the Shaw Family, Missionaries

News from the Shaw Family, Missionaries

Nick and Renee Shaw are our mission partners through the United Methodist Church's General Board of Global Missions. In 2019, Nick, Renee and their four boys answered God's call and became missionaries in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In February, they moved to...

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Midweek Message: A Father’s Day Prayer

Midweek Message: A Father’s Day Prayer

This is the weekly newsletter from our senior pastor, the Rev. Magrey deVega. In this edition, Magrey considers the relationships we have with our fathers and offers a prayer for us all.

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Justin’s Spiritual Renewal This Summer

In a Midweek Message from July of last year, Pastor Magrey detailed the importance of seeking ways to find Sabbath. Specifically, "many clergy suffer from emotional burnout, workaholism and depression, likely due in part to a reluctance to regularly observe a focused...

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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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Midweek Message: Seven Things God Hates

Midweek Message: Seven Things God Hates

Dear Hyde Park Family, I invite you to read to the end of today’s Midweek Message, for the latest information about our guidelines for resuming on-campus ministries, as well as an important announcement about the potential purchase of additional property for the...

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Proposed Purchase of Women’s Center

Proposed Purchase of Women’s Center

Throughout its history, and particularly during the last 25 years, Hyde Park United Methodist has acquired surrounding property as an investment in the church’s future growth and expansion. We are grateful for the sacrifice and faith demonstrated by previous...

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“Sounds of the City” Music Series

“Sounds of the City” Music Series

Our church musicians inspire us... learn what inspires them and deepen your connection to our church community. Join us on our Facebook page at 10 a.m. each Saturday for "Sounds Of the City." Over the summer we’ll be sharing videos created by our team of incredibly...

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Resuming On-Campus Ministries

GUIDELINES FOR RESUMING ON-CAMPUS MINISTRIES Since the suspension of on-campus programs and ministries on March 15, 2020, the Ministry Leadership Council Executive Team - a team of lay and staff leadership - has been meeting to guide the church through the pandemic....

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Join Us on a Walking Tour of Vienna!

Join Us on a Walking Tour of Vienna!

Have you ever wanted to travel to Vienna? Get ready to stamp your virtual passport and join our PrimeTimers as we take a walking tour of Vienna, Austria with Monica Largesse, our Yale Divinity intern.On our journey, we will get to see many sites and learn about the...

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Midweek Message: Wisdom for Difficult Days

Midweek Message: Wisdom for Difficult Days

Dear Hyde Park Family, These have been very difficult days, on top of very difficult weeks. We join lamenting the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, along with Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other African Americans and persons of color who...

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Donor Blesses Dunbar Families

Donor Blesses Dunbar Families

Recently, parents and students at Dunbar Elementary returned to the school to return their laptops before summer break. When they arrived, they received an unexpected gift of generosity from a stranger. The video tells the rest of the story. [wpsve object="youtube"...

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Welcome to our Connection Point

Welcome to our Connection Point

To help you keep track of the numerous opportunities to plug-in to our online community, here's a listing of weekly gatherings and live worship streaming. Just click on the linked text and your browser will take you to that page or application. Sunday 9:30 a.m....

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Witness Against Racism

Witness Against Racism

PASTORAL WORD AND PRAYER In Witness against Systemic Racism May 31, 2020 “EVERY PERSON HAS THE RIGHT TO BREATHE” A Statement Shared by Magrey deVega during worship on May 31, 2020 We acknowledge yet another tragic act of violence committed against a person of color in...

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Midweek Message: “Spirit Shower”

Midweek Message: “Spirit Shower”

Dear Hyde Park Family, The greatest Pentecost hymn you’ve never heard of was written by Dr. Henry More, an 18th century British theologian that one contemporary called “the most holy man he ever knew.” One of his poems caught the attention of a young Anglican preacher...

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News from Missionaries Dave and Julie Eberhard

Dave and Julie Eberhard serve as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators. In their most recent newsletter, they share the impact the pandemic is having on them, as well as the creative way they celebrated their son's wedding. Here's an excerpt: Dear family and...

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Midweek Message: “A Special Update and Thank You”

Midweek Message: “A Special Update and Thank You”

These have been unsettling days for our country and our world, and we are likely still months, rather than weeks, from resuming on-campus ministries, which I will discuss more in a moment. But God continues to do amazing things through this church, as many of you...

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Hyde Park Trivia Night June 17

Hyde Park Trivia Night June 17

Do you miss seeing others at Hyde Park United Methodist during this time of social distancing?  We've got an exciting opportunity to meet and laugh with others in a fun night of Zoom trivia 6:30 p.m. Wednesday June 17.     At Hyde Park Trivia Night, we'll get a chance...

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Midweek Message: “That’s Enough!”

Midweek Message: “That’s Enough!”

Dear Hyde Park Family, “Be still, and know that I am God.” – Psalm 46:10 This verse was part of last Monday’s Bible Project 2020 readings, and is a favorite for many people. I have used it to quiet my spirit when I feel unsettled and to slow down my pace when I am...

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Vacation Bible School Update

Vacation Bible School Update

After much prayerful consideration and discussion, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel Rocky Railway Vacation Bible School at Hyde Park United Methodist this summer. The safety and health of our kids, families, staff and volunteers continues to be our...

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News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Pat and Melenda Edmiston are missionaries with Wycliffe – Partners in Bible Translation, nondenominational mission organization dedicated to translating the Scriptures and teaching people to read and write in their own language. Pat and Melenda serve in the country of...

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duPont Registry: People Helping People

The dePont Registry is a lifestyle guide to the Tampa Bay area. They recently reported about our Little Dresses Ministry stepping up to produce protective masks to protect health care workers, first responders, family members and friends....

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Midweek Message: 7 Reminders for Today

Midweek Message: 7 Reminders for Today

Dear Hyde Park Family, As a follow up to my Midweek Message a few weeks ago in which I offered ten helpful Bible verses for during this pandemic, I offer you these seven beautiful quotes from some of Christian history’s most beloved writers. May they speak to you as...

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Midweek: We are Grateful for You!

Midweek: We are Grateful for You!

Dear Hyde Park Family,   Last Sunday across the state of Florida, United Methodist churches announced pastoral changes in their congregations. We shared that Sally, Vicki, Justin and I would be returning for another year, for which we are grateful. We also shared the...

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Dunbar Elementary Offers Video Thanks

Dunbar Elementary Offers Video Thanks

With public schools closed throughout Hillsborough County, the staff, teachers and students shared a video to celebrate the love and support they received from Hyde Park's volunteers. There were countless messages of gratitude, virtual hugs, plus videos and letters...

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Midweek Message: 10 Passages to Pass the Time

Midweek Message: 10 Passages to Pass the Time

Dear Hyde Park Family, In case you need a reminder, today is Thursday. These days and weeks just seem to linger and blur together, don’t they? So, for today’s Midweek Message, I offer you a simple set of ten biblical principles that you can claim and adopt into your...

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Patch.com: Trish Krider Joins Mask Making Effort

Patch.com: Trish Krider Joins Mask Making Effort

Trish Krider, a Hyde Park member, is a flight attendant for a major airline. The close proximity shared between flight crews and passengers make Trish very aware of the challenges posed by social distancing. During her rotation into 14 days of self-quarantine, she...

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News from Missionaries Nick and Renee Shaw

Nick and Renee Shaw, along with their four children, answered God’s call into the mission field and are currently serving in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Here is an excerpt from their latest newsletter: ALL THE QUESTIONS, VERY FEW ANSWERS Let me start by...

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Midweek Message: Because He Lives

Midweek Message: Because He Lives

Dear Hyde Park Family, Christ is risen! Alleluia! I trust you and yours had a blessed Holy Week and a joyous Easter Sunday, and thank you for joining for our services last week. More than 5,000 persons joined us in experiencing the joy of the resurrection on Easter,...

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News from the Baltic Methodist Theological Seminary

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 and the...

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Little Dresses Group Making Masks

Volunteers needed! To help in the protection of our patients, team members and community, we are asking for your help in creating homemade cloth masks. Our goal is to provide 10,000 cloth masks to the Tampa General Hospital team over the next few weeks. Based on...

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