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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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UMCOR Provides Winter Storm Relief

UMCOR Provides Winter Storm Relief

According to Wikipedia, the North American winter storm that crossed most of the United States from Feb. 13-17 was a major winter and ice storm with widespread impacts across the United States, Northern Mexico, and parts of Canada. The storm resulted in more than 170...

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“Letting Go for Lent”

“Letting Go for Lent”

Dear Lenten Pilgrims, Our Lenten worship series is titled “Cultivating and Letting Go,” in which we will explore each week how to cultivate a different aspect of holy character, and how to let go of characteristics that get in the way. In the spirit of that Lenten...

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Embracing What’s To Come

Embracing What’s To Come

I remember being told from day one of parenting, that the years would go by fast. That I should be “numbering my days.” And like all mothers, I accepted the nostalgic platitude, and then went about worrying how I would make it through the next 24 hours—the immediacy...

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Current Sermon Series

Current Sermon Series

Hyde Park United Methodist’s current sermon series, “Cultivating & Letting Go,” consider Lent as a time when the Earth rests and the ground remains fallow. Still, the soil is prepared for the coming explosion of new growth.

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“Love God, Love All” Yard Signs

“Love God, Love All” Yard Signs

Several months ago, a member of this church came to us with an idea. While vacationing in another town out of state, she saw yard signs people were displaying on their front lawns all over town. It had a simple message: Love. To say yes to love, and no to hate, and to...

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Join Our Blood Drive Sunday, Feb. 21

Join Our Blood Drive Sunday, Feb. 21

One pint of blood can save three lives because blood is made of multiple components, and these components can be broken down for individual use as needed. In addition, you will have given the gift that can't be found anywhere else. There is no substitute for human...

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“A Valentine’s Day Prayer”

“A Valentine’s Day Prayer”

Dear Hyde Park Family, With Valentine’s Day this Sunday, I wrote this prayer that you might join me in offering to God, seeking blessing on ourselves and those whom we love. Happy Valentine’s Day! A VALENTINE’S DAY PRAYER Eternal and Loving God, In your very being we...

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Paddle with Purpose Showcased by 10TampaBay

@10tampabay covered our faith-based group who have decided to not only build community through kayaking together, but to also clean up the water while we paddle! We all value connection and community, but also want to help our neighborhood stay clean. You’re invited...

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FAQs: Worship Service Changes

FAQs: Worship Service Changes

Our Vision Team and Implementation Team worked diligently over the past four years to thoroughly review many aspects of our church, including our worship services. As a result of thoughtful conversations, reflection and prayer, they have made their recommendations for...

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Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten Season. This year, Ash Wednesday falls on Wednesday, Feb. 17. Hyde Park will offer three online worship services – at 6:30 a.m., 12 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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Go Bucs!

Go Bucs!

Dear Hyde Park Family, With minimal apology to any Chiefs fans out there, what an exciting time for us Buccaneer fans, and for Tampa Bay sports in general! I’ve lived in this area for most of my life and never thought I would see the day when four – FOUR! –...

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Merge Family Movie Night

Merge Family Movie Night

Join us for Merge Family Movie Night 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 in the Magnolia Parking Lot. We’ll be watching the PG movie “BreakThrough” on our blow-up screen with speakers and a projector. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends and their families!...

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Lent 2021 // Feb. 17 – April 3

Lent 2021 // Feb. 17 – April 3

This season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on Feb. 17 and ends on Saturday, April 3. Easter Sunday is April 4, 2021. Lent is a season of spiritual gardening, of inviting God to unearth in us what lies fallow, what needs to be tended, and what needs to die for new...

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Gatherings

Gatherings

Hyde Park provides a variety of venues to our faith community. While most gatherings are online, we do offer an opportunity for onsite worship and prayer.

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Summer Camp at Warren Willis!

Summer Camp at Warren Willis!

Summer camp is just a couple of months away, but you can sign up right now! Camps are at Warren Willis Camp + Conference Center near Leesburg, Florida. A Florida UMC property, the camp is on the shores of beautiful Lake Griffin. Programs are open to rising fourth...

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WMNF Reports on Homeless Memorial With Special Focus

WMNF Reports on Homeless Memorial With Special Focus

Local community radio station, WMNF, reported on this year's Homeless Memorial held at The Portico on Jan. 25. After setting the scene, reporter Daniel Figeroa IV described the reading of the names of 112 men and women who died on the streets of Tampa in 2020. He...

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As Jesus Taught Us to Pray

As Jesus Taught Us to Pray

Dear Hyde Park Family, This Sunday, our journey through the Sermon on the Mount takes us to Matthew 6:9-18, and the prayer that Jesus taught us to pray. Matthew’s version of the Lord’s prayer is longer than Luke’s version, and in my sermon we will discover why 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 We work in eight communities teaching techniques from basic gardening skills...

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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 We work in eight communities teaching techniques from basic gardening skills...

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Dunbar Book Drive — 2021

Dunbar Book Drive — 2021

This year’s Dunbar Elementary Book Drive is going online. Visit Follett’s Book eFair to order books from a curated list for Dunbar students. Help us match our results from last year’s book drive. bookdrive

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“Sounds of the City” Continues

“Sounds of the City” Continues

Abby Ebersole, a member of Hyde Park Worship Team, was inspired by her baptismal vows to write a song that speaks truth to the racial strife many in our country are suffering. After reflecting on those vows, she wrote "I Will Not Be Silent" in response. She is joined...

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Faith and Politics … Again

Faith and Politics … Again

Dear Hyde Park Family, At noon today, Joe Biden will be inaugurated as our 46th president. To mark this occasion and to invite you into a spirit of prayerful reflection, the rest of today’s Midweek Message is a near-exact reprint of my message four years ago,...

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PrimeTimers’ Questionaire Game Show

Join our PrimeTimers at 2:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 28 on ZOOM for an enjoyable bit of entertainment. Dennis Blackburn will be our host for "The PrimeTimers’ Questionnaire" (a Stephen Colbert-type set of “15 Questions”). Dennis’ crew for this event includes Deanne...

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Support the Children’s Home

Support the Children’s Home

Our mission partner, the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home (FUMCH) is a refuge and haven for abused, neglected and troubled children.

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A Community of Love and Forgiveness

A Community of Love and Forgiveness

Dear Hyde Park Family, The last time this church did an in-depth worship series on the Sermon on the Mount was February 2002, in the wake of 9/11. Reading through the Beatitudes during that time took on unique meaning in the context of the greatest act of foreign...

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The Rev. Magrey deVega Featured in Webinar Tuesday, Jan. 12

The Rev. Magrey deVega Featured in Webinar Tuesday, Jan. 12

With the start of the new year, we begin to consider the season of Lent is fast approaching. Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season, arrives Feb. 17. We observe Lent by focusing on our relationships with God and growing as disciples. Amplify Media is...

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Three Things to Remember

Three Things to Remember

Dear Hyde Park Family, A PASTORAL WORD Before I get to the heart of today’s Midweek Message, I offer a pastoral word in response to the violence we witnessed in the United States Capitol Building yesterday. It was deeply disturbing to our ideals as Americans. It was a...

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Vibes: A Series on Emotions

Vibes: A Series on Emotions

Our Merge Youth Ministries begins a series called Vibes, a study about how emotions influence our lives. We’ll meet in a Zoom room.

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Apply for 2021 Scholarships

Apply for 2021 Scholarships

Hyde Park United Methodist continues to provide financial support to students through three types of scholarships. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021. scholarship

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Pathway to Generosity

Pathway to Generosity

It is our deepest pleasure to walk with you through the Step Into This Story journey. We hope you have been blessed by the inspirational messages shared in our worship services, including personal giving stories from Jeanette Hordge-Smith and Karen Crawford.  ...

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End-of-Year Giving for 2020

As a reminder, all gifts must be postmarked to the church, dropped off at the Ministry Offices (please wear a mask), or given online here by Thursday, Dec. 31 in order to count for this year. Starting tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 28, our Comptroller Lynn Osborne and Church...

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New Light into the Dark Chambers

New Light into the Dark Chambers

Christmas Eve, 2020 Dear Hyde Park Family, (Outdoor candle lighting has been canceled Christmas Eve, due to forecast stormy weather; full Christmas Eve schedule of services is here. Please see more at the end of today's message.) From a Sermon on Christmas Eveby...

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Drive-Through Nativity Gallery

Drive-Through Nativity Gallery

In case you weren't one of the hundreds of people who visited our Hyde Park location on Dec. 18 and 19, here are some images of our first-ever Drive-Through Nativity. Reports are that cars were backed up to Platt Street on the north and Bayshore Boulevard to the...

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Poinsettia Memorials

Poinsettia Memorials

In Honor Of... Randy & Heidi Colbeck ~ Gene Mueller Lauren Cury ~ Bernie & Cindy Lieving, Jim & Anne Cloar Shirley and Kai deHart ~ Mary Becraft The Dinsmore family ~ Ken & Martha Tobiassen Sara Katherine Henderson & Margo Ennis ~ Fay & Henry...

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Twas the Week Before Christmas

Twas the Week Before Christmas

Dear Advent Pilgrims, We are now just one week away from Christmas Eve, and the joyous celebration of the birth of Jesus. For today’s Midweek Message, I want to share with you the exciting lineup of events and programs that will guide us once again toward Bethlehem....

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