Serve at Hyde Park

Administrative Team

Data Entry Team

DAY: Sunday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Enter information from attendance sheets into our database.

Email Gwen Lindsey to learn more.

Discover Hyde Park Invitation Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly

Send invitations to Discover Hyde Park monthly events.

Email Gwen Lindsey to learn more.

Receptionist

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Weekly

Assist staff receptionist with general administrative tasks including answering phones.

Email Gwen Lindsey to learn more.

Information Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly (volunteers are needed once per month for about an hour and a half)

Serve with this behind-the-scenes team to replenish and straighten our worship spaces, making sure envelopes and pens are available and the pews/chair racks are neat.

Email Pat Kelly to learn more.

Adult Discipleship

Small Group Leader

(12 – 24 months)

DAY: Weekday or Weekend
HOW OFTEN: Weekly or Bi-Monthly

Email John Barolo to learn more.

Short-Term Class Facilitator

(6-8 weeks)

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: 4 times yearly

Email John Barolo to learn more.

Care and Support

Section Leaders and Greeters

Day: Sunday // How Often: Twice a month

Building Christian community within our worshiping congregation is vitally important as we encourage one another on the journey of faith. This new ministry seeks to offer genuine care and hospitality by noticing, giving personal attention and connecting with those who sit near during worship. Training and support will be offered in this ministry.

For more information, email Clyde Boyer.

Healing Prayer Team

Day: Sunday // How Often: Monthly

This team receives training and support as they work in teams to pray with members of our church community who desire prayer. This typically takes place on the first Sunday of each month, in the Chapel following each of the worship services.

Email Joan Mellen for more information.

Intercessory Prayer Team

Day: Weekday // How Often: Weekly

This team supports the individuals and activities of our church as they spend time in prayer each week, interceding on our behalf. We are looking for individuals with the spiritual gifts of healing and mercy as they pray for those in our church and community.

 

For more information, email Jennifer Walker.

Pew Bears

Day: Weekday // How Often: 2 – 3 times per year

Have you noticed those bears in the pews or have you received one? They bring joy and hope to many in lots of different ways. We need folks who can attach prayer cards on the bears with a ribbon and who can make sure there are plenty of bears in the pews (basic training provided.)

For more information, email Lissa Bailey

Prayer Shawls and Chemo Caps

Day: Saturday as a group; individually any time // How Often: Monthly

This group of friends gathers once a month to knit prayer shawls and chemo caps. When finished, each is blessed in one of our worship services and then given to those who are ill or recuperating, sharing the love and warmth of Christ.

For more information, email Diane North.

Senior Adult Ministry Leadership Team

Day: Weekday // How Often: 2 – 4 times per year

When does a person becomes a “senior?” Some say 55 or 60 and others 62. We say if visiting our group blesses you, you are welcome! This team plans and coordinates all the group’s activities, including luncheon, outings, service projects and annual trips.

Email Linda Brown for more information.

Children's Ministries

Ministry in this area requires a background check for adult volunteers.
Youth grades 7 — 12, are welcome to serve in many of these positions.

Administration/Office Assistance

General Administrative/Office Support
Serve with this behind-the-scenes job to help with tasks such as entering information from attendance sheets into database, printing, laminating, and other general administrative tasks. Weekdays (flexible schedule)

Click here to Email for more information or to volunteer.

Children's Ministries Missions

Children’s Ministries Mission Projects
Our Children’s Ministries seek to teach children and family about the importance of Missions and Outreach through various mission projects, such as filling backpacks with school supplies or preparing food bags for the homeless. Volunteers assist with gathering supplies, teaching children or helping families complete the projects.

Click here to Email for more information or to volunteer

Special Events

Special Events Team Member
Help plan and execute special events during the year with the Children’s Ministries Team.

Click here to Email for more information or to volunteer

Sunday Morning Hyde Park Kids

Children’s Greeter
Greet families arriving in the Wesley Center and assist with the check-in process; Guide new families through their visit; Print and deliver attendance reports. Sunday mornings Youth, grades 7-12, welcome to serve.

Sunday Morning Coordinator
Greets children, families and Shepherds; Work on programming with the Children’s Ministries Team; Choose to work with preschool or elementary age groups.

Sunday Morning Large Group Leader (Storyteller)
Teach/present the Bible story in a large group format to preschool or elementary school kids in a fun, engaging way and lead the children through our 30-minute Large Group Worship time (“kids church”). Training, lesson script provided. 9:30 or 11 a.m. Sundays. Youth, grades 9 – 12, welcome to serve.

Sunday Shepherd (Sunday School Teacher)
Teach/assist small group lesson for a group of 5—10 children. Serve in the 3-4-K or Grades 1-5 age groups. Co-leader or assistant will serve with you. Teach children about God’s love and the joy of being a part of the church family. Training, lessons and supplies are provided. 9:30 or 11 a.m., Sundays. Youth, grades 7 – 12, welcome to serve

Click here to Email for more information or to volunteer

Supply Team

Day: Weekday or Weeknight // How Often: Weekly
Members of this team support our shepherds and kids by working with the Children’s Ministries staff to organize and distribute supplies for weekly programming and general supplies for the classrooms. This team works to also help organize and keep our supply room tidy and clean and from time to time may be “on call” to help purchase supplies for special events.

Click here to Email for more information.

Wednesday Night Programs

Children’s Greeter
Greet families arriving in the Wesley Center and assist with the check-in process; Guide new families through their visit; Print and deliver attendance reports. 6:15 – 8 p.m. Wednesdays Youth, grades 7-12, welcome to serve.

Wednesday Night Shepherd
Lead/assist Bible lessons, games and craft for children (preschool or elementary.) You will have a co-leader or assistant serve with you. Teach children about God’s love and the joy of being a part of the church family. Training, lessons and supplies are provided. 6:15 – 8 p.m. Wednesdays Youth, grades 9 – 12, welcome to serve.

Click here to Email for more information or to volunteer

Creative Design and Graphics Team

Photography Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Varies with events

Photograph church events. Photos enable us to tell stories of God’s love made real in the life of our church. Some team members take photos frequently, and others do so a few times each year.

Peggy Hisey for more information.

Set Design Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Quarterly meeting, other times vary.

Help brainstorm initial design concepts, set up frameworks and develop the overall look of the Harnish Center.

Email Colleen Schmitt for more information.

Video Production Team

DAY: Weekday // HOW OFTEN: Monthly meeting, other times vary.

Work with staff to plan and guide ministries of and related to Hyde Park United Methodist. No experience necessary!

Email Mat Hotho for more information.

Missions and Outreach Ministries

Homeless Ministries

Hyde Park United Methodist provides support for those struggling with homelessness as well as lower-income families through a variety of programs:

Open Arms
This ministry serves lunch to our guests each Sunday. Multiple opportunities are available throughout the week to gather food, prepare meals or interact with guests. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for specific opportunities. | More | Email Kara Rutherford, church liaison, with questions or to volunteer.

Sign -up here to serve with Open Arms.

Bike Repair
Sunday mornings from 9-11 a.m., members of our Bike Repair Ministry meet at the church to help repair bicycles for our guests. Bicycles provide essential transportation for folks experiencing homeless. A working, safe bicycle is vital. | More | Email Mike Danielson, Director of Missions and Outreach, with questions or to volunteer.

Cold Weather Shelters
When temperatures fall below 40°F in Hillsborough County, the county government declares a “cold night,” which mobilizes volunteer agencies, including Hyde Park, to open safe, warm space to protect those experiencing homelessness. | More | Email Don Aiken, church liaison, for more information.

Mission Smiles
Volunteers with medical and non-medical experience are welcome to help with this on-site dental clinic twice each year. | More | Email Joan Mellen, church liaison, with questions or to volunteer.

Little Dresses

DAY: Weekday | HOW OFTEN: Monthly

Sewers meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at the church to make dresses, shorts and facemasks.

Email Darrell Painter, church liaisons, for more information or to volunteer.

Music + Worship

Music

Contemporary Band instrumentalist or vocalist (audition required)

DAY: Sundays and Wednesdays | HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Lead worship for contemporary services. Time commitment is 1.5 hours for rehearsal on Wednesdays and three hours on most Sundays.

Email Colleen Schmitt for more information.

Chancel Choir Member (audition required)

DAY: Sundays and Wednesdays | HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Participate in the musical portions of traditional worship services. Time commitment is 1.5 hours weekly on Wednesdays, plus performance during worship services on Sundays (warm up at 10:30 a.m., service at 11 a.m.) Occasional extra seasonal services.

Email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Chancel Handbell Choir (audition required)

DAY: Tuesday Rehearsal weekly, worship participation monthly during the school year.

Ring handbells in the traditional worship services and in various concerts and activities throughout the year. Time commitment is 1.5 hours weekly on Tuesday, plus performance during worship services on Sundays approximately once a month. Occasional extra seasonal services.

Email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Worship Production

Production Team: Sundays

DAY: Sunday | HOW OFTEN: 1-5 times per month
Service with a team of technicians to produce the technical elements of Sunday worship. Teams serve one Sunday a month in live video, projection, sound and lighting. Group training and individual coaching are available.

Email Mat Hotho for more information.

Worship Support

Altar Guild

DAY: Weekday | HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Work with team members to care for visual elements of worship, including altar and pulpit linens, candles and flowers. Work with families wishing to order flowers for Sundays.

Email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Communion Prep – monthly

DAY: Sunday | HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Prepare or serve communion elements for monthly communion services in the Sanctuary services.

Email Gwen Lindsey for more information.

Communion Prep – weekly

DAY: Sunday | HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Prepare or serve communion elements for communion services weekly at the 8:30 a.m. Chapel service, 11 a.m. Magnolia service or 5:30 p.m. service at The Portico.

Email Gwen Lindsey for more information.

Creative Worship Team

DAY: Weekday | HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Help design the weekly worship services. Meet monthly with staff to design elements of worship.

Email Michael Dougherty for more information.

Read Scripture in worship

DAY: Sunday | HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Use the dramatic arts to communicate the central themes of a worship service or read Scripture on Sunday morning.

Email Gwen Lindsey for more information.

Youth

Merge Small Group Leader

DAY: 5 – 8 p.m. Sundays | HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Lead a small group of middle or high school students. Each small group will have a co-leader. Training and curriculum provided.

Email here for more information.

Merge Game Leader

DAY: 5 – 8 p.m. Sunday | HOW OFTEN: Weekly
Help plan games each week for Merge.

Email here for more information.

Merge Sign-In Volunteer

DAY: 5:15 – 6 p.m. Sundays | HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Help greet students as they arrive at Merge; assist with sign-in and collect information from new students.

Email here for more information.

Merge Curriculum Design Team Volunteer

DAY: Weekday | HOW OFTEN: Monthly
Volunteers needed for this team that meets monthly to review the Sunday night Merge curriculum and provide support to our Merge small group leaders.

Email here for more information.

Confirmation Leader

DAY: 5:30 – 8 p.m. Sundays | HOW OFTEN: Weekly, January – April
Lead a group of middle and high school students through our 10-week confirmation curriculum and attend a weekend retreat..

Email here for more information.

Gasparilla Parking Volunteer

DAY: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday | HOW OFTEN: Annually, once in January
Adult and youth volunteers needed for this Youth Ministries fundraiser. Help park cars at the church during the Children’s Gasparilla Parade.

Email here for more information.