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Vote By Mail in August Primary

Vote By Mail in August Primary

Among the various options for submitting your ballot in the Aug. 18 Primary, is the ability to vote by mail. In Hillsborough County, Florida, the Supervisor of Elections website includes information on Voting By Mail, including how to Request a Ballot and Track Your...

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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. In the August edition...

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Shining The Light Ministries News

Shining the Light Ministries, our mission partner in Nicaragua, provides agriculture training and support to low income families in the area around Leon. Here's an excerpt from their recent newsletter. As the Global pandemic continues, we are working hard to work with...

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Quillin’ it During Quarantine

Quillin’ it During Quarantine

“Top 3 Ways to make the BEST of COVID19” by: Amy Morantes, Middle school small group leader   Find ways to help others In March, my job moved my job home so I have been loving waking up and being at work. Helping others is a really important part of who I am....

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Dunbar Elementary Magnet Wins Gold Award

Dunbar is one of the 131 Golden School and 3 Silver School award recipients for the 2019-2020 academic year! The Florida Department of Education presents the Golden and Silver School Awards to recognize exemplary programs which promote parent and community involvement...

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Hidden Treasures & Stories Shared

Hidden Treasures & Stories Shared

Do you remember show-and-tell? It was fun, right? The truth is it was an opportunity for you to share something meaningful with your classmates. And the good news NOW … is that it is a great opportunity for us to connect and share some of the stories of our lives. I...

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WEDU: Can We Talk? Race in America

WEDU: Can We Talk? Race in America

WEDU will air an a honest conversation about race in our region. From the Black Lives Matter movement to public health, white ally ship to social reform, community members will open up, debate, and share perspective on the topics that often divide us. Hosted by Dalia...

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Fill the Table

Fill the Table

Fill the Table is an initiative launched in July 2020 by The Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Through a network of statewide partnerships and collaboration, the goal is to feed 3 million Floridians by September 2021. Hyde Park United Methodist’s Open...

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Five Spiritual Habits that Will Change the Way You Live

Five Spiritual Habits that Will Change the Way You Live

We’re at the half way point of 2020 and for most of us, these past six months have been filled with unprecedented changes, uncertainty, fear, loss, isolation, grief and division. We are all adopting new habits that change the way we live, like mask wearing and social...

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A Prayer for Families

A Prayer for Families

Hey God, There is a lot going on in the world right now. There is a lot going on in my head and heart right now too. God, I’m feeling nervous about what going back to school could look like. I want to see my friends and feel like everything is back to normal again,...

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School — In Person vs. Online? Parenting in the Pandemic

School — In Person vs. Online? Parenting in the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing so many changes to our lives. While the day-to-day choices of living can be challenging, the more important ones can be daunting! Parents and students must decide very soon whether they will choose between attending school online or in...

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Chancel Choir’s Remote Anthem

This anthem is performed by Hyde Park's Chancel Choir, Chancel Handbells and Celebration Choir. The work was directed and and Meagan Tucker and was digitally assembled by Dr. Michael Dougherty. Featured soloists are Elizabeth Roth and Hannah Doughtery.

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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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