January 4, 2023 – Newsletter

Kids Linger Longer Sunday, Jan. 8th Noon – 3:00
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. Kids and their friends are welcome!
Register and pay ($10/child) on Church Center app. (Sorry, the link doesn’t work, but it’s live on Church Center.)
New Year Kick Off & Desserts
Jan. 11: All Ages 6-8:00 pm

Come ring in the New Year with resolutions, blessings, hats, blowers, and desserts! We’ll be sharing the Winter 2023 Wednesday night calendar. There is much to be thankful for and all ages are welcome to celebrate!

Let’s  make Wednesdays an evening to connect with each other in our church and those in our community through new and engaging programing each Wednesday night!

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. Register (and pay) on Church Center.

What goes up, must come down!
Wed. Jan. 11 at 5:00; Help needed!

Please join us as we take down the Christmas decorations and tree and store them away for next year. Then stay for the 2023 Kick off for Connecting with Community! Thanks so much!

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!

Mon. Jan. 9 Christian Education Meeting at 7:00pm
Tue. Jan. 10 Missions Ministry at 7:00pm

Sat. Jan. 21 Playground & Parking for Gasparilla Children’s Parade. Stay tuned for registration on Church Center.

Sun. Jan. 29 at 11: Member Birthday Party
All ages, all members, all visitors gather after worship for pizza and cupcakes celebrating those with birthday months September – January!

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

A new sermon series starts on Sunday: REBUILDING, based on Nehemiah rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. Part 1: Rebuilding: Nehemiah and I
Then I said: “Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel.”
Nehemiah 1: 5,6

Sunday School Classes for Children and Adults at 11:00 am.
Adults: 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.


Leighton Ford Ministries Visioning Continues

Information from the All Church Surveys and the Focus Groups is still being extrapolated by Leighton Ford Ministries, getting ready for the next steips. As you may remember, this outstanding national organization is helping us through the process of exploring where we currently find ourselves post-Covid, and where we collectively desire to grow and build for our future. Many thanks to all those who took the survey and focus groups.

Please pray every day for our church and its future work for God as this process continues.

Chickens Gifted for Christmas!

Our Adult Sunday School class donated enough money for the Presbyterian Mission Agency to purchase 7 families of chickens.  “Chickens provide eggs for food, feathers for pillows and fertilizer for crops.  By giving a family of chickens, you can help improve the food security and livelihoods of farmers and families around the world.”  You may learn more at the following link https://presbyteriangifts.pcusa.org/

Thank You for your outpouring of love this Christmas!

Thank you to those that contributed to the beautification of the sanctuary with poinsettias and their time for decorating.

Guardian ad Litem has expressed their thanks to so many of you who donated those served by Guardian Ad Litem. 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, and gift cards to a variety of stores and fast food restaurants was almost $400.


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.