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Four Tips for a Blessed Advent

Four Tips for a Blessed Advent

Dear Advent Pilgrims, In last Sunday’s sermon I shared some of the best guidance I’ve ever received about having a blessed Advent. It came from a book I read years ago titled, “Unplug the Christmas Machine.” It offers people practical advice on how to keeps your eyes...

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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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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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On Being Grateful for Everything

On Being Grateful for Everything

Dear Hyde Park Family,    On Being Grateful for Everything By Henri Nouwen (from Bread for the Journey)   To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives is easy, But to be grateful for all of our lives— the good as well as the bad, the moments...

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Interactive Nativity

Interactive Nativity

4 and 6 p.m. Dec. 19. Outdoor Sanctuary Courtyard.   RSVP here.   Experience the Nativity in a new way with an immersive, 30-minute retelling of the Christmas story. The stage will be set with live animals and carolers, ready for you, the audience, to...

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3 Tips for Giving Thanks

3 Tips for Giving Thanks

Dear Hyde Park Family,   We are a week away from Thanksgiving, and I pray your days ahead will be filled with moments of joy, reflection, and connecting with loved ones.   As the season suggests, may there also be occasions for you to give deep thanks to God and to...

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Celebration Impact – 2021 Annual Report

Celebration Impact – 2021 Annual Report

Celebration Impact - 2021 Annual Report   There has been a definite, discernible spirit of joy at the church since the beginning of September. More of our on-campus, in person ministries have resumed, including age-level discipleship ministries and the debut of our...

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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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Wires Crossed

Wires Crossed

Dear Hyde Park Family, “AHHHH-LEX-AHHHHH … STOP!” I have discovered the joys of teaching my elderly parents how to use the Alexa app on their Amazon Echo. I purchased it for them a few weeks ago to give them a way of playing Filipino music by their favorite artists....

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Doing Thanks

Doing Thanks

Dear Hyde Park Family, With Halloween behind us and the month of November ahead, we enter a season of gratitude that culminates with the observance of Thanksgiving. I hope you will take time to acknowledge the many blessings of God that we might otherwise overlook....

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Fall Family Fun Night Celebration

Fall Family Fun Night Celebration

The Magnolia parking lot was full of laughter as families played carnival games, visited the "Trunk or Treat" area, painted pumpkins and so much more at Fall Family Fun Night on Oct. 29! [gallery columns="4" size="large"...

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In Appreciation

In Appreciation

First, here’s a reminder that if you have not already, please subscribe to receive the daily prayer emails that will guide us on our 22-Day Prayer Journey. Each message includes a powerful testimonial of life change from someone in our church or community because of...

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New Youth Volunteer Opportunities

New Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Youth (middle and high school students) are important to God and to this church Here are two ways to get involved right now! Volunteer in Traditional Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays - Worship is a time when the people of faith gather together before God, as we deepen our...

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We’re all in This Together

We’re all in This Together

At the start of every year, Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan publishes its annual list of “Ten Banished Words for Misuse, Overuse, and Uselessness.” In their estimation, these are the words and phrases that have become insincere, useless,...

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News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

News from Missionaries Pat and Melenda Edmiston

Hyde Park's mission partners, 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. Dear...

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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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Two Pockets: Healthy, Faithful Perspective

Two Pockets: Healthy, Faithful Perspective

Most of the time, I have to figure out what to write for my Midweek Message. This week’s message practically fell into my lap. Last Tuesday, during our staff chapel, as we were preparing to pray for the joys and concerns submitted by the congregation last Sunday, our...

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Welcome Refugee Families With Thanksgiving Baskets

Welcome Refugee Families With Thanksgiving Baskets

Hyde Park United Methodist joins other local religious organizations to welcome refugees from around the world. By now, you’ve seen the headlines about our current refugee crisis. As Afghan and Haitian refugees are forced to leave the volatile and unsafe conditions of...

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Merge Family Tailgate

Merge Family Tailgate

Do you love football, playing games, food, or all of the above?   Then join us on Sunday, Oct 24 from 4-5:30 p.m. for our Merge Family Tailgate!   We'll have all the fun of a tailgate! All the yard games you can handle? Got em! Pizza? Got it! The Bucs vs the...

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SERVE Day Nov. 21

SERVE Day Nov. 21

Be part of SERVE Day 2021! Individuals from Hyde Park will sort food, park cars, handout turkeys and more at the Metropolitan Ministries Holiday Tent on Nov. 21. The address of the tent is 2609 N Rome Ave, Tampa, FL 33607. Shifts are available throughout the day....

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Growing Deeper

Growing Deeper

Dear Hyde Park Family, It’s harvest season in the fields and farms across the country, and a time of year I gained an appreciation for during my eight years serving in Iowa. Farmers are in their combines, reaping the benefits of their risk: planting last spring,...

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Mission Smiles Dental Clinic–Oct. 3

Mission Smiles Dental Clinic–Oct. 3

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 Oct. 3, 2021: Mission Smiles served 17 guests...

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El Ayudante Night of Prayer, 8 p.m., Oct. 7

El Ayudante Night of Prayer, 8 p.m., Oct. 7

Hyde Park's mission partner in Nicaragua, El Ayudante, will have a night a prayer, 8 p.m., Oct. 7. Pray for those who have been touched by the work of El Ayudante to continue to support this ministry until teams can return. Please also pray for the children and staff...

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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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A Little House in Hyde Park

A Little House in Hyde Park

Dear Hyde Park Family, One of the joys of offering our online service every Sunday is the new sense of connection we have with people around the country. For the last several months, a couple from Virginia named Claudette and David Collins have not only been joining...

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News from Missionaries Dave and Julie Eberhard

Hyde Park's mission partners, Dave and Julie Eberhard serve as missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Read an excerpt from their latest newsletter: Yea! Brazil!!! Although Dave has been doing his teaching of missionaries and training of community leaders online...

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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 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Dec. 4, on Zoom, 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...

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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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