December 22, 2022 – Newsletter


TONIGHT! 12/21  Birthday Party for Jesus
Celebrate the birth of Jesus with a Traditional Birthday Party! All ages welcome!

All Advent programs are for all ages (so no child care) and end no later than 8:00 pm. Click on above date to register through Church Center.

Connecting with Community will resume on January 11th with a Spring kick off fellowship dessert.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5:00
Let’s all join together for one candlelight service at 5:00 on Christmas Eve. There will be traditional candles as well as flameless ones for the little ones.
Kids Linger Longer!
Sunday, January 8th Noon – 3:00 pm

Kids can linger a little longer after Sunday School for lunch and play while grown-ups take time for a leisurely brunch, a little “me time” or visiting with friends. Planning ahead? It’s usually the 2nd Sunday; friends are welcome!
Register and pay ($10/child) on Church Center app.

In Person Worship at 10 am; also Live Streamed.
At 10:00 am, Click To View Online Worship Serviceor watch it later.

No Child Care or Sunday School Classes today.
Enjoy a blessed Christmas Day!


Prayers in the Chapel this evening
Wednesday, 5:00-7:00 pm

Pop in after work, or before the Wednesday Advent Program to pray in the stillness and  “hear that voice crying out in the desert.” If you are not sure how or where to start, prayers, devotionals, and music are available.

The Missions Ministry at HPPC
Thanks You!

The Missions Ministry of Hyde Park Presbyterian has had a busy and productive fall and early winter. The week prior to Thanksgiving break, a handwritten, personalized note of appreciation was written to each staff member at West Tampa Elementary. A Panera Gift Card was included with each note. West Tampa serves an economically challenged community and is one of the schools we have partnered with for book drives and End 68 Hours of Hunger.

A huge Thank You to each of you who contributed to the Share the Joy — Guardian ad Litem gift collection.  As a result of your generosity our partner from GAL, Yvonne Marrone, left the church Monday with her SUV bulging at the doors. The collection included dozens of dolls, trucks,  dinosaurs and a variety of other toys for children of all ages.

Thanks to those of you who sent monetary donations!!  Over $100 dollars was collected and used to add to the toy collection. New to our effort this year was the request for gift cards for the older boys and girls served by Guardian ad Litem. That age group was also blessed by your caring! The value of the gift cards to a variety of stores and fast food restaurant was almost $400.

Please watch for upcoming Missions projects, and if you would like to be directly involved with this group, watch for our meeting schedule and plan to join us in person on or Zoom.

The New Horizons band, directed by our own Bryan Alspach, performed in the HPPC Sanctuary last Sunday. This photo shows Rev. James narrating “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with musical interludes.

Your Link to Life & Events at HPPC

Download the app for Church Center from the App Store
Search/locate Hyde Park Presbyterian
Fill out ALL your family information, including children.

Improvements are constantly being made, and it’s even easier to register for events, child care at events, dinner at events and pay for it right there.

Need help!? Bailey is available after worship to help get you get set up and Sarah is also available in the Learning Center.

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