February 8, 2024 – Newsletter


Clean for a year, and now your dealer is in the parking lot of HPPC! Sat. Feb. 10, 11am-5pm

Three girl scout troops will have Thin Mints and the full array of Girl Scout Cookies for sale on Saturday. Drop by the parking lot off Willow to stock up!

Sun. Feb. 11 Souper Bowl Party
The “All Church” Super Bowl Party starts at 5:30pm, Kick-Off at 6:30 at Tony & Jane Brannan’s, 4303 W Robin Lane. Pulled Pork, desserts and beverages will be provided.  Guests are encouraged to bring an Appetizer or Side Dish, along with a can or two of Campbell’s Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup to benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger.
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.

Kids Linger Longer Sun. Feb. 11 Noon – 3pm

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.

Sunday, Feb. 11th Worship in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am

“A New Season for Hyde Park Presbyterian Church” Ecclesiastes  3:1-14
Brian Malek, 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.

HPPC Session Meeting, January 30, 2024
– The Session officially welcomed our new elders, elected by the congregation, to serve in 2024, 2025 and 2026. They are Nancy Corwin, Sandy Kennedy, Ann Maxey, Harriet Plyler and Ann Shipherd.

–  The Administrative and Building Committee, led by Brian Malek and Guy Bryant,  presented a comprehensive proposal for a three-phase plan to improve and upgrade our church building and property. The Session unanimously approved the proposal, and voted to begin Phase I immediately. Phase I is estimated to cost $350,000; funds to come from the proceeds from sale of the Orleans property.

– Phase I will prepare our second floor to welcome a new Summer Camp (providing childcare for parents), co-led by Apollo Academy and STEAM. Included are upgrades and repairs to the 2nd floor HVAC system, bathrooms, ceiling tiles, carpet cleaning, and new paint. Work begins soon as the summer program starts June 1.

– A significant part of Phase I includes the hiring of a Facility Manager as soon as possible. If anyone has any recommended candidates, who would be qualified individuals to oversee the maintenance, upgrades and ongoing care of our building, please contact the Personnel Committee: Nancy Corwin at  nanacorwin239@gmail.com or Ann Maxey at mabsmaxey@yahoo.com

7 Layer Taco Dip & List of Worst Party Food: 
from Harriet’s Florida Kitchen

Perfect for football game day snacking. No matter which team you cheer on, you need this layered taco dip…even featuring the Barefoot Contessa’s guacamole – maybe the best on the planet.
Check out the RECIPE here.

Thanks for Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone!

A special thanks to the ordained elders of HPPC who have graciously shared their time and talents to serve in the pulpit during this time of transition for our church over the past eight months. It took a lot of courage, trust in God and a willingness to step out of their comfort zone. Some even served multiple times!

May God bless the following who answered God’s call in this manner to bring glory to the Lord and encourage our members:  Kim Brannan, Nancy Corwin, Stacey Crum, Brian Malek, Harriet Plyler, Lynda Waters, and Dek Wright.

Each one has met the challenge issued by the disciple Peter, found in I Peter 4:10:  “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”  

Parking Lot GOT Lines with its Facelift!

The Willow Street Parking Lot got bright new lines, handicap spaces designated, and new (non-broken) parking stops. Try a new space on for size this Sunday!

Sat. Feb. 10 Girl Scout Cookie Sales 11am – 5pm 
Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos and Tagalongs, Oh My! (And all the rest: come stock up!)

Sun. Feb. 11 Kids Linger Longer Noon-3pm &
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.
Virginia Kirby: CLICK for full obituary and details.
Chip Waters: for full obituary and details, CLICK.

Tue. Feb. 20  6:30pm Young Adult Dinner & Bible Study at the Klines
This group meets on the 3rd Tuesdays for food, fellowship, and discussion on “Five Things God Uses to Grow Your Faith.”  Join in and bring a friend to 1206 S Suffolk Dr for this casual gathering.

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