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Midweek Message: “Seeds of Hope”

Midweek Message: “Seeds of Hope”

Dear Hyde Park Family, A modern-day parable of hope, straight out of recent news headlines: Last summer, a woman named Dr. Elaine Soloway harvested 111 dates from a date tree, then she sampled one. She said it had a “honey or caramel aftertaste.” Nothing really...

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Parents: How to Care for the Soul

We usually talk about ways that you can invest in the spiritual lives of your children. This week we are flipping the script and working on you. Are you caring for your soul? We hope you enjoy this video about Caring for your Soul. How are you doing with soul care? We...

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Changes in Online Giving

Changes in Online Giving

Hyde Park is changing the processor we use to receive online gifts. We are switching to Pushpay to make your online giving experience easier, faster and more secure. You may notice a different look the next time you make a donation. Our text to give number has also...

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Standing with Survivors of Fire, Wind and Rain

Standing with Survivors of Fire, Wind and Rain

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. UMCOR responds to U.S. and...

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Linda Walker, Hillsborough House of Hope, in Sheen Magazine!

Linda Walker, our mission partner and Program Director of Hillsborough House of Hope, is featured in Sheen magazine. Linda knows firsthand what it’s like to lose everything to addiction. Eventually hitting rock bottom and seeking help from local community programs in...

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Manna Bags Ministry

Manna Bags are a "grab and go" item that can be given to people experiencing homelessness on our streets. Each zippered storage bag contains Scriptures, local resource information, snacks, sunscreen and socks to give to those in need. A $5 donation per bag requested....

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Cold Weather Shelters

Hyde Park United Methodist is part of a network of shelters that provide warm, secure space for those experiencing homelessness. The program is administered by Hillsborough County government, which monitors weather conditions and issues an alert when the weather...

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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, a 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...

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Doretha Edgecomb and Margaret Palmer Honored

Two long-time members of Hyde Park United Methodist were recently honored for their contributions to our local community. Doretha Edgecomb On Monday August 31st the Children's Board of Hillsborough County hosted the Virtual Grand Opening of the Doretha Wynn Edgecomb...

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PrimeTimers’ Next Stop – Geneva!

PrimeTimers’ Next Stop – Geneva!

After our successful virtual trip to Vienna, Austria, our PrimeTimers adult group is ready for a new adventure! Join them for our next destination – Geneva and Busswil, Switzerland! Our guide, Ueli Burkhalter, has been a pastor in Busswil, Switzerland for over 30...

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Hyde Park: Innovations

Hyde Park: Innovations

Dear Hyde Park Family, This week’s special Midweek Message comes in the form of this video update from me! Please watch the video below and go to hydeparkumc.org/innovations to find out more. Grace and peace, Magrey The Rev. Magrey deVegaSenior Pastor, Hyde Park...

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Innovations

Innovations

During this unprecedented time in our lives, we have found new ways to do familiar things as well as ways to do entirely new things. Our staff and volunteers have learned so much about what it means to be in ministry in this changing environment. We would love to hear...

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Midweek Message: On the Eve of 9/11

Midweek Message: On the Eve of 9/11

Dear Hyde Park Family, Do you remember where you were on Monday, Sept. 10, 2001? No? Me neither. The day was largely forgettable, and the news headlines were mostly unremarkable. Michael Jackson rang the opening bell on Wall Street. Disgraced Senator Gary Condit was...

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Sponsored by Our Justice Ministry:

Sponsored by Our Justice Ministry:

The summer of 2020 ushered in a new era of truth and advocacy that confronts our country’s history of racial discrimination and injustice. Our Justice Team started a local conversation with a public screening of the documentary the “Tampa Technique.” Now it’s time to...

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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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Midweek Message: Signs of the End Times?

Midweek Message: Signs of the End Times?

Dear Hyde Park Family, Okay, 2020. Let’s recap what you’ve brought us so far, shall we? A global pandemic has infected over 25 million people and killed nearly 900,000 around the world. We’ve had a series of jarring reminders of the ongoing presence of systemic racism...

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Midweek Message: Come, Lord Jesus!

Midweek Message: Come, Lord Jesus!

Dear Hyde Park Family, First, I invite you to pause for a moment and offer this prayer with me, for the people of Texas, Louisiana and all those affected by Hurricane Laura: God of Power and Provision, our hearts are joined in prayer for the people facing the ferocity...

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Prayers for Our Students and Schools

This school year is certainly not like anything we have experienced before. No one could have predicted the changes and creative solutions for educating our children. As you'll hear in this video from the Skit Guys, "When hard things happen, we should pray."

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Return to School Safely

Return to School Safely

In an effort to help our parents navigate through the many issues associated with in-person learning, we are sharing this information from the Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County: As in-person learning at schools resumes, everyone in their households...

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News from Good Samaritan Mission

Good Samaritan Mission, our mission partner, is hosting Good Samaritan Markets on the first Sunday of each month through the end of the year. These outdoor events are not only family-friendly, they are also safer than indoor events in the era of the pandemic. The next...

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Little Dresses Ministry Delivers Masks to Dunbar

Little Dresses Ministry Delivers Masks to Dunbar

Hyde Park's Little Dresses Ministry continues to adapt to the current need for masks. In anticipation of the school's reopening, they produced 483 masks which were delivered to Dunbar.  The masks and the volunteers were received with great enthusiasm before the staff...

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Communion Sunday Oct. 4

Communion Sunday Oct. 4

Celebrate World Communion with us as we share the sacrament of Holy Communion on Sunday, Oct 4. As we balance our desire to meet in community and maintain social distancing, we will be offering a drive-up communion service. Communion may look a bit different, but the...

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Back to School Pick-Up Party a Success!

Back to School Pick-Up Party a Success!

Our Back to School Pick-Up Party on Aug. 16 and Aug. 19 was a total success! Thank you to everyone who came out and saw our Children's and Youth Ministries Teams. It filled our souls to see so many of our families' faces. We had 74 cars come through Sunday and...

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Midweek Message: Not Multiple Choice

Midweek Message: Not Multiple Choice

Dear Hyde Park Family, He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? – Micah 6:8 Our journey through the Old Testament concludes with one of the best-known...

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Sponsored by our Justice Ministry:

Sponsored by our Justice Ministry:

We've all seen images of Americans responding to racial injustice across the country. Perhaps you have been one of those who have been marching for justice in the streets of our community. An important film, "The Tampa Technique," examines how our Black neighbors...

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PrimeTimers Host “Trivia – Hyde Park Style”

What is the most popular drink in the world that does not have alcohol? How many players are there on a baseball team? Which of the planets is closest to the sun? Learn the answers to these questions and more during an exciting afternoon of trivia at 2 p.m. Wednesday,...

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Disaster Recovery News from the Florida Conference

Disaster Recovery News from the Florida Conference

Included in the Florida Restores newsletter from the Disaster Recovery Ministry of the Florida Conference: Disaster Recovery Ministry - Staff Reflections Celebrating Recovery - total recovery effort from Nov 1, 2017 through July 31, 2020 Staying Vigilant – Hurricane...

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We Welcome Back the Rev. Dr. Gary Mason

This Sunday, Aug. 23, the Rev. Gary Mason, Ph.D., will be our guest preacher. He will be preaching on Micah 6:8, our last stop in the Old Testament as part of our Bible Project 2020. Gary lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he is the founder and director of...

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The Ultimate Blasphemy

The Ultimate Blasphemy

Dear Hyde Park Family, This Sunday our journey through the Bible makes a familiar stop at the story of Jonah. It’s a fun story that many of us have known since childhood, and has an endearing, “Aesop’s fable” kind of quality to it. It’s no wonder when the producers of...

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Prayer for the School Year

Damaris Allen, a member at Hyde Park, is a parent of two Plant High School students. She also graduated from Plant High School and serves as the PTA President for Hillsborough County. Also, she has served as a volunteer working with children and youth in the United...

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Sponsored by our Justice Ministry:

Sponsored by our Justice Ministry:

We've all seen images of Americans responding to racial injustice across the country. Perhaps you have been one of those who have been marching for justice in the streets of our community. An important film, "The Tampa Technique," examines how our Black neighbors...

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Back 2 School Blessing Event

Back 2 School Blessing Event

Students! Parents! Educators! School employees!    A new school year is an exciting time! And no matter what it’s going to look like for you and your family, we want you to go into the 2020-21 school year with the confidence of God’s love, presence and promises!...

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Summer Faith Builders for Families

Summer Faith Builders for Families

Fancy trips and high-tech gadgets aren’t required for first-rate family memories. In fact, some of the best experiences occur during “down time,” when you can have quiet conversations about family and faith. Encourage kids to share thoughts about how you spend time...

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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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