February 1, 2024 – Newsletter


Kids Linger Longer Sun. Feb. 11

Kids have fun, lunch and program while the grown-ups can prepare their appetizer or side dish for the Souper Bowl Party … or enjoy lunch, shopping or just some quiet time. $10 per child.
Register and pay on Church Center App.

Sun. Feb. 11 Super Bowl Party
Mark your Calendar for Sunday, February 11th, for an “All Church” Super Bowl Party starting at 5:30 pm, with the Kick-Off at 6:30 at the home of Tony & Jane Brannan. Delicious Pulled Pork will be served. Desserts and beverages will be provided. We encourage guests to bring Appetizers or Side Dishes. Invite a friend! This is an easy way to introduce others to our fun, church family!
Sign up on the Pew Pad if you are planning to join us.

Bring a Can of Soup to the SOUPER Bowl Party
to benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger.

Campbells Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup is specifically requested; those smaller cans don’t weigh down the bags too much!

So grab a few cans on your next trip to the store, and bring them along with your app or side dish to share to the Super Bowl Party on Feb. 11th!

Sat. Feb. 10 Girl Scout Cookie Sales 11am – 5pm in the HPPC Parking Lot!
Three girl scout troops will have plenty of Thin Mints and the full array of Girl Scout cookies for sale. Be sure to drop my the area off Willow to stock up!

Sun. Feb. 11 Souper Bowl Party 5:30pm
Bring a friend, an app or side dish, and a can of soup!

Mon. Feb. 12 Rev. John H. Hougen begins as HPPC’s full-time Interim Pastor.

Sat. Feb. 17 Memorial Services at 11am;
HPPC and Brewer & Sons Funeral Home

Unfortunately the memorial services of Virginia Kirby and Chip Waters will conflict, but the visitation and celebrations with friends do not. We hope many of you will be able to balance your calendars to express condolences and share good memories with the families of these HPPC members.

Tue. Feb. 21  6:30pm Young Adult Dinner & Bible Study at the Klines.
This group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month for food, fellowship, and guided Bible study lessons. We are now discussing “Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith”. Join in and bring a friend to this casual gathering.

Sunday, Feb. 4th Worship in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am

“Old Bones, New Life: A Brief History & Slide Show of HPPC”
Revelation 3:1-3; Nehemiah 2:17-18; Ezekiel 37:1-14
Harriet Plyler, Ordained Elder

11:00 am Classes for Children & Coffee & Conversation for Adults. Nursery opens at 9:45. Children are “shepherded out” of Worship after the Children’s Time.

The Worship Service will be live-streamed on our Hyde Park Presbyterian Church YouTube channel under LIVE!  CLICK HERE to go to the page.


Virginia Kirby
August  3, 1920 – January 25, 2024

Virginia Kirby, longtime faithful member of HPPC, joined the church triumphant and her dear soulmate Tom Kirby on Thursday. She loved retelling stories of her family and  always mentions her love for the Lord, who blessed her with such a wonderful and long life.
Visitation 10 am Feb. 17th and 11 am Service at Brewer & Sons Funeral Home on So. Dale Mabry.
CLICK for full obituary and details.

Chip Waters (Stanley E., Jr.)
Jan. 29, 1948  –  Jan. 27, 2024

Chip was born and raised in Sylvania, Georgia and returned there often to hunt and visit with many lifelong friends. He graduated from the University of Georgia where he met his wife Lynda (Go Dawgs!), marrying right after graduating and moving to Tampa, where he fell in love with the Gulf of Mexico and everything saltwater. He was a faithful and devoted member of Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, where he and Lynda served early on as youth advisor. Chip was an ordained elder, serving on session multiple times.
Fri. Feb. 16, 5-7pm – Celebration with family and friends, Speakeasy at Blount & Curry MacDill
Sat. Feb. 17, 11am – Memorial Service at HPPC
CLICK for full obituary and details.

Coffee & Conversation
11:00 am following Worship for Adults

The Adult Sunday School Class is under construction as the new Christian Education Committee, co-chaired by elders Sandy Kennedy and Kim Brannan work on revamping the program.
Coffee and Conversation is on the agenda and adults are invited to gather outside the office for fellowship following the worship service. Get to know your fellow worshippers a bit better!
If you have any ideas to contribute to the CE committee, please reach out to Sandy or Kim, or email office@hydeparkpres.com and Ann will be happy to forward to them.

Watch this video celebrating “Foundations” and the success of Ty and Bryant. 

We are excited about 2024 and celebrating the “Foundations” that will bring hope and healing to the children and families we serve! Thornwell is blessed by your commitment to our mission, and we are excited to share this short video highlighting UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES to engage with us and CELEBRATING THE IMPACT you have already made through your support.

We know that the success story of Ty and Bryant will bless you as you reflect on the integral role Hyde Park Presbyterian plays in bringing the miracle of God’s love to the communities Thornwell serves.
– Joseph Murrey, advancement officer

HPPC has designated Thornwell as one of our targeted mission efforts by providing an administrative office, gratis, for Kendall Bowlin, Family Specialist with Thornwell’s Building Families Program.

CLICK HERE to watch short video.

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