Category Archive: Service Opportunity

  1. Save these Dates

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    Save these dates, because December gets very, very busy!

    Nov 19 Friday – 9:30am – Cooking to fill our Freezer (volunteers needed)
    Nov 19 Friday – 6- 9pm – Kids’ Night Out
    Nov 28 – Sunday 10am – Advent Sermon series begins
    Dec 1 – Wednesday – 7:30pm – 8 – Zoom Advent Candle Lighting + Family Story Time
    Dec 1 – Wednesday – deadline for monetary donation to Guardian Ad litum  Toy Drive
    Dec 4 – Saturday – 9:30 – noon – Church decorating (volunteers needed)
    Dec 5 – Sunday – 10am Communion
    Dec 5 – Sunday – 5:30 Tree Lighting, Crafts, Carols, Stories, Toys under the Tree (bring Guardian Ad Litum toys)
    Dec 8 – Wednesday – 7:30pm – 8 -Zoom Advent Candle Lighting + Family Story Time
    Dec 12 – Sunday – 10am – Lessons and Carols, Children’s Pageant (deadline for Guardian Ad Litum toys)
    Dec 15 – Wednesday – 7:30pm – 8 – Zoom Advent Candle Lighting + Family Story Time
    Dec 18 – Saturday – 9:30am – noon –  Guardian Ad Litum Toy drop off
    Dec 22 – Wednesday – 7:30pm – 8 – Zoom Advent Candle Lighting + Family Story Time
    Dec 24- Friday – 4-5, 6-7, 11-midnight – Christmas Eve Candlelight services
    January 16 – Sunday 10am – Elder Installation
  2. The church work day you’ve been waiting for!

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    Church work day turned construction site

    This church work day got out of control! All they told him was “do some weeding…”!

    The Hyde Park Presbyterian church work day you’ve been waiting for is finally coming! But we promise to rein in the over-zealous  and even keep it short.
    Just one beautiful Saturday morning in October from 9 to 11:30. 
    Nothing more than a little brass polishing, window cleaning, trimming bushes and trees, sprucing up the courtyard space, and yes – weeding.
    Saturday Oct 30th.
    Look at that date – practically winter! It’ll be great…
    And refreshments will be served!
  3. Give Up Something for Lent

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    We’re sure you’ve heard of giving up something during this season. It’s not too late!! The Missions Ministry encourages you to give up some food or funds to help lift up some of the 209 families served by End 68 Hours of Hunger through our pantry.

    • Drop your donations of Compleat meals and canned fruit at the church during office hours or bring to in-person worship Sundays at 10:00 am
    • Use this Amazon list Food will be sent directly to the church.
    •  Write a check to HPPC and mark it Lenten Food Drive or find the Lenten Food Drive link on the Text to Give site.

    Thanks for your generosity.

  4. Here Comes the Family Legacy Playground!

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    The HPPC Family Legacy Playground was born across the sea in Odense, Denmark. The entire thing, complete with pirate ship, slides, swings, spinners and seesaws  … you name it … was loaded onto a cargo ship and set sail across the Atlantic. Check the HPPC website often as we track the the progress of our playground on its journey to the corner of Swann and Willow!

  5. Advent Angels Toy Drive

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    Be an Advent Guardian Angel!!

    We’re looking for some Guardian Angels this year! You can make a difference in the life of a child who is in the court system. We’re excited to partner with the Guardian Ad Litem Program for a toy drive to benefit children who are separated from their parents.  A Guardian Ad Litem becomes a voice for the child’s best interests and needs.

    In Hillsborough County, The Guardian Ad Litem Program works with more than 3500 neglected, abused, abandoned and/or disabled children who have been removed from their homes and placed in the hands of the court. Many of these children are in foster care in our community and this may be the only gift they receive. We are joining their efforts to provide a Merry Christmas for those children by contributing new, unwrapped toys which will be offered to the guardian who will select a toy based on the child’s interests. 

    We invite you to join us in this partnership opportunity to care and share with children in need! The Guardian Ad Litem representative has suggested the following types of toys to make a child’s Christmas special this year:

    • Multi-racial dolls
    • Trucks or Truck sets
    • Lego or Lego type block sets
    • Craft Sets

    You can drop off your donation any day at the church during office hours, between now and December 12, 2020. Use the Willow Street entrance and place them in the brown Mission Corner box. Or bring it with you to Sunday 5:45 pm services and place in the box in the narthex.  A Mission Ministry person will also be at the Willow door from 11:30 to 2 pm on Saturday, December 12.

    If you prefer, please make a monetary donation online or send a check designated for the Guardian Angel Project to the church by December 1st so the elves can shop. Thanks for your enthusiastic contributions once again. 

    May the Advent Season bring you peace, love, joy and hope!!

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