January 18, 2023 – Newsletter

We are planning a birthday celebration for all members whose birthday is from September-January. The event will be on Sunday after service; no Sunday school that day. Pizza and cupcakes and lots of fun will be provided. Whole church invited!  Please RSVP on the Church Center app.
Tonight! Jan. 18: Life’s Treasures and LifePath Hospice 
Come hear from the thrift store manager and our own Chris Bosworth about how this ministry supports individuals and families in the Tampa Bay Area and how you, or someone you know, can get involved.Let’s  make Wednesdays an evening to connect with each other! Dinner & fellowship will be from 6-6:45pm with the program starting at 7pm and ending promptly at 8pm. Child care and children’s programming will be provided on nights that are not an ALL AGES program. Bring your own box/brown bag dinner or order a Pub Sub Box ($10) by Sunday deadline.

Jan. 27: Parenting Under Pressure
Have you found yourself yelling more? Anxiety at an all-time high? Parental pressures and stress create changes in our bodies that make stress management difficult to navigate. This workshop with Noelle Miller from Thornwell’s Building Families will provide information and strategies to help parents and caregivers adapt to unforeseen circumstances that often add extra pressures when parenting.
Bring another stressed out parent with you!

Feb 1: Judeo Christian Health Clinic
Feb. 8:  Family Fire Education
Feb. 15: Life is Sweet Valentines’ Party

In Person Worship at 10 am; also Live Streamed.
At 10:00 am, Click To View Online Worship Serviceor watch it later.Part 2: Rebuilding: Nehemiah and Bargaining
Sunday School Classes for Children and Adults at 11:00 am.

Sunday School for Kids & Adults at 11:00 am
All children begin classes in the Chapel immediately after the Worship service with singing. Adult class is in the Learning Center.Kindergarten & Up Miss Ilma has prepared engaging programs on The Christmas Story the grade school kids won’t want to miss!
Cozy Corner Nursery: age appropriate activities for newborns through Pre-Kindergarten.
Adult Class: God, the Just King.  This is great point to reconnect as we have been in Advent and learned about how Christ came from the lineage of David and why it is important.


Last fall we began in-depth efforts to grow and rebuild our beloved church. With the help of Leighton Ford
Ministries, a church wide survey was conducted in October and focus group interviews were held with 24 active members in November.

In January and February, the leadership of HPPC will be engaging over the next few months in planning retreats to pinpoint key areas of priority, exploring key issues related to our worship, ministry, outreach, education, membership, building and staff to create a comprehensive plan for HPPC.

How can we all best help?
By Committing to Pray!
How often?  TWICE A DAY.
WHEN?  At 8:28 am and 8:28 pm

Why such an odd time?  Praying at the same time, twice a day, will help us get into a predictable habit. We have chosen this specific time to unite all of us with the promise of Romans 8:28 which proclaims …
“We know that in everything God works for good with those who love him, who are called according to His purpose.”
We believe that we are called by God here at HPPC and we desire to see His will and purposes fleshed out here at HPPC. Join us. Pray twice a day at 8:28!!

Prayers of Comfort 

Please keep all the Bryant family in your prayers, asking for God’s solace and comfort during this difficult time.  Psalm 34:18 proclaims, “God is very near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”

Guy Bryant lost his sister Terri Barnack, in Buffalo, NY after a struggle with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Guy is very close in age to his sister and they were very close. Two days after, his wife Nancy lost her mother Jean Bond, who had been living with them for the past year as she was struggling with aging and poor health. Megan and her sister were extremely close to their “Gran.”  It is hard to lose two special family members in such a short amount of time.

Theresa “Terri” Barnack, sister of Guy Bryant (Nancy) and aunt of Megan Bryant Liebl, passed away on January 6, 2023.

Bonnie Jean Bond, mother of Nancy Bryant, passed away on January 8, 2023. A service is scheduled for January 29th  at 2:00 at First Baptist Church of Tampa, 302 W Kennedy Blvd., with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Jean Bond’s life. Click for obituary.

Vacation Bible School: July 24-28
Cedarkirk Counselors bring a full day, week-long summer camp to HPPC. Details still being finalized, but pencil this one in now for your summer schedule!Tue. Jan. 24 Missions Ministry Meeting

Sun. Jan. 29 at 11: Member Birthday Party
All ages, all members, all visitors gather after worship for pizza and cupcakes!

Sun. Feb. 12, Noon – 3:00 Kids Linger Longer

Children’s Education opportunities:

HPPC has opportunities for you to share the love with the younger generation.  Contact Miss Ilma to find out more about about volunteer options with Children’s Education. Children@hydeparkpres.com

Your Link to Life & Events at HPPC

Download the app for Church Center from the App Store
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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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