Relief Efforts


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In Hurricane Ian Relief So Far 


Thank you for the amazing response to the urgent plea for water last weekend for residents of Florida impacted by Hurricane Ian. In less than 24 hours, you donated about 4.5 tons of water, the equivalent of over 1,200 gallons. That water has been delivered down south at a United Methodist Church serving as a distribution site. We have completed that donation drive for now, and we will let you know if additional water is needed. In addition, you have also given over $7,000 and counting in monetary donations. Thank you!


For those still wishing to give, here are a few options:


Urgent Need For Tarps


The Florida UMC Conference Disaster Response Office has since made us aware of a desperate need for roof-quality tarps for local residents. Because tarps are in short supply in local stores, the Conference will be purchasing 1,000 tarps through its connection with a national supplier, and it is asking for financial contributions to help underwrite the purchase. We at Hyde Park United Methodist would like to fund the Conference’s purchase of at least 100 tarps, at a cost of $75 each. If you would like to contribute toward that purchase, please click here.


Other Giving Options


The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is our denomination’s disaster relief agency, and it is already at work coordinating with local response and recovery efforts. All the money you give goes directly to help people in need. To give, click here


The FL UMC Conference Hurricane Ian Fund has been established by Bishop Ken Carter and the Cabinet to assist local congregations who have been significantly impacted by the storm. Money in this fund will help support these churches and their ministry to their community while they are unable to raise support from their weekly offering. To give, click here.


Serving On A Work Team


Let us know if you are willing to serve on a relief and rebuilding work team, once we receive word that conditions are open to receiving such teams. Please click here so we can contact you in the future.


The Florida Conference needs volunteers to staff the Call Center in Lakeland.  Training is provided.  Click here to sign up.



Our Church’s Storm Readiness Plan and Sunday Worship Schedule:

As of Monday, Sept. 26, the church’s Ministry Offices will be closed through Friday, Sept. 30. All small groups and classes that meet on campus are cancelled until next week.

Worship services are still scheduled for 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2. All regular programming is resuming.

The Ministry Offices will reopen on Monday, Oct. 3.


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