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Merge Returns to Hyde Park Sunday!

Merge Returns to Hyde Park Sunday!

This Sunday, our Merge Youth Ministry returns to the real world, leaving the virtual one behind! Youth will meeting under the big white tent between the Ministry Offices and Knox Hall. Middle School students will gather from 3-4:30 p.m. and High School students from...

Online Gatherings

Online Gatherings

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. Live-streamed Worship (Website) 10:15 a.m. Children's Ministries – Virtual Sunday Morning Live...

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....

Back-to-School Pick-up Party

Back-to-School Pick-up Party

Back-to-School Pick-up Party Join us for a Back-to-School Pick-up Party in the Magnolia Parking Lot! 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16 OR 6:30- 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 Drive through and pick up some frozen treats and fun back to school giveaways!   The Children’s...

Merge Scavenger Hunt

Merge Scavenger Hunt

Do you like going on adventures, driving around Tampa, and finding things that are hidden? Then join us on our Merge Scavenger Hunt!     We've hidden 10 cards all around the city in places that you're probably familiar with, from Westshore mall, all the way to The...

Merge This Week

Merge This Week

Hi everyone! We wanted to let you know that Merge isn't going away, we're just now connecting via technology! So, we wanted to fill you all in on how Merge will look in the coming weeks. Daily: Bible Project Devotions posted to our stories daily and saved in our...

MERGE Isn’t Going Away!

MERGE Isn’t Going Away!

Hi everyone! We wanted to let you know that Merge isn't going away, we're just going somewhere else - the virtual world! Pretty exciting, huh?! So, we wanted to fill you all in on how Merge will look in the coming weeks. Starting Wednesday, March 18: Confirmation...

Kids say the darndest things…about Christmas!

And we want to hear ALL of them!! Children’s Ministries and Youth Ministries are looking for children and youth who are not camera shy to be videoed in a simple Q & A to be shown at the Family Christmas Service. Filming for children will take place during Sunday...

Youth Council Positions Open

Would you like to be a leader in Merge Youth Ministries?Would you like to have a say in what we do at Merge weekly, monthly and yearly?You can help lead other youth as we "Merge Real Faith with Real Life."Merge's Youth Council is a group of students chosen to serve in...

Hyde Park Game Night

Hyde Park Game Night

 Craving more family connection time?Join us for Hyde Park Game Night!Conversation starters, board games, and more - fun for the WHOLE family!We know families are busy with school and work and outside activities, but still long to have fun together and talk about more...

Children and Youth on the Move!

Sunday, Aug. 18 is the beginning of our new school year for students in our Children's Ministries and Merge Youth Ministries. Children's Ministries will hold "Move Up Sunday," the official start of the new programming year. It's also when kids move up to their new...

Merge Movie Day

Merge Movie Day

On Sunday, June 23, Merge will meet at Westshore Mall to see Toy Story 4. Meet us at the Food Court at 12:30 p.m. for lunch (bring your money) and we'll all head over to watch the 1:30 p.m. matinee.

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Families come in all different shapes, sizes, colors and ways! Mother’s day is not just for your mom or for you if you are a mom, but for all the women in your life who have loved you and have been there for you! In this picture I’m standing next to my mom and next to...

Merge Orientation and Messy Night

Merge Orientation and Messy Night

We invite our incoming sixth grade parents and students to attend Orientation Night Sunday, May 19. We will meet in the Magnolia Building, first floor, to share information about summer activities and give you an opportunity to meet our Youth Ministries staff. The...

5th Grade Events 2019

5th Grade Events 2019

I know the plans I have for you,” announces the Lord. “I want you to enjoy success. I do not plan to harm you. I will give you hope for the years to come." Jeremiah 29:11 (NIRV) Sunday, May 12 will be your child’s last Sunday as part of Children’s Ministries. We will...

Parent Connect Night

Parent Connect Night

5:30-8 p.m. April 28Want to understand your relationships and parenting style better?Our Senior Pastor, the Rev. Magrey deVega, will share the Enneagram with all interested parents.Join us on the 2nd floor of the Magnolia Building. This is a great opportunity to...

Glimpses of Grace

Glimpses of Grace

Coincidences are a funny thing. It's remarkable to me that two seemingly unrelated events can occur at the same time and in the same place. When the General Conference made their decision last week about the United Methodist's stance on the LGBTQ+ community, it was...

Youth Attend Confirmation Retreat

Youth Attend Confirmation Retreat

Members of this year's Confirmation Class attended a conference-wide retreat at Warren Willis Camp Feb. 15-17. In addition to time spent studying their course material, confirmands attended services led by a praise band from FSU's Wesley Foundation. They also worked...

Confirmation Classes Begin Feb. 10

Members of our Merge youth ministries have begun the process of being confirmed in our church. Open to all youth, the class is largely made up of students in the seventh grade. Classes will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Sunday evenings, with a retreat on Feb 15-17 at...

Youth Ministries Summer Mission Trips

Youth Ministries Summer Mission Trips

Family Mission Trip AND High School Mission Trip Pura Vida Missions - San Ramon, Alajuela, Costa Rica Our mission trips are designed to be a cross-cultural adventure of sharing Jesus Christ while emphasizing teamwork. We want our students to discover God's vision for...

Reserve Your Christmas Tree by Nov. 16

Reserve Your Christmas Tree by Nov. 16

Reserve a beautiful, fresh-cut Christmas Tree and support our youth! Merge Youth Ministries is selling fresh Fraser Fir Christmas trees with the proceeds helping to provide mission trip scholarships. The trees are delivered only 48 hours after they are cut. The trees...

Family Camping Trip – Oct. 26-28, 2018

Family Camping Trip – Oct. 26-28, 2018

The Ft. DeSoto Campground offers swimming, a nature trail, fishing, the Quartermaster Storehouse Museum, canoes, and many other water activities. An evening worship service with Communion will be held Saturday night. The cost is $20 per family. All youth must be...

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