June 21, 2023 – Newsletter


Hyde Park at Play Sneak Peek!
Fellowship Task Force has been hard at work!
Take me out for a Rays Game!  It’s a 4:10 game vs the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field on Sat. July 22. You’ll be able to RSVP and pay on the Church Center app when details on pricing and other fun information is finalized.Back to School Ice Cream Social Stick around after the Sunday service for some cool treats and fellowship on Aug. 5.WWJJD (What Would John Jr. Drink?) in September. Gather at Kim Brannan’s home for a beer tasting event hosted by John Brannan, Jr., a brewmaster at Green Bench Brewing and Kim explaining how beer has been associated with the church since Monks began brewing the beverage.

And there will be a repeat of the highly successful Trunk or Treat in October, and a tasty Chili Cookoff returns in November!

Catch up with Mary Beth Freeman or Megan Leibl if you’d like to “champion” one of these or join their list of helpers for our Hyde Park at Play events.

Watch this space to see how you can help out with food for this great summer day camp!

Spots are still available, so spread the word! See information in Save the Date section.

Drop (off) Your Drawers!  June 25 – July 16th!

Before school starts in August, Clothes to Kids will outfit about 16,000 children with 5 days worth of clothing, both new and used. Each child gets 5 sets of NEW underwear and socks—that’s 80,000 pieces of underwear. Each year we help them meet this need. Please purchase new underwear to help—specifically young women’s bikini sizes 5-9, and boys boxers and knit boxers sizes XS,S, M, and L, and Men’s Knit Boxer Briefs sizes S, M, L, and XL. Please bring them to church by July 16. Let’s see if we can reach 100 sets of underwear. Thanks.
In Person Worship in the Sanctuary at 10 am
Guest pastor Rev. Rebecca Harrison
The Rev. Rebecca Harrison and her husband moved to  the Tampa Bay Area in early 2019, from Asheville, NC. Rebecca was ordained as a minister of word and sacrament in September 1984, and has served churches in called and interim positions.  She currently serves as the chair of the Presbytery’s Board of Trustees.Children’s & Adult Classes follow Worship.

Adult Class June 25
Stories Ripped from the Headlines!
Jump into this class any time you’re in town this summer! Each week will be a different story, with Scripture guidance and discussion options.This week, there will be a Mitch Albon (Tuesdays with Morrie, among other books etc) video and plenty to talk about. Sandy Kennedy moderates.

Summer Vocalist Tess Lowke

You may remember Tess Lowke from services over the last few years. Then she headed off to New York University, majoring in vocal performance with a concentration in musical theater.  She and Arnel Senson on piano make a great team leading us in both hymns and contemporary songs. We are blessed by your talents!

Sun. July 9 – Kids Linger Longer Noon – 3pm
Parents can catch lunch or go shopping while the kids have fun with Miss Ilma and team!July 24- 28 Vacation Bible School Day Camp
There are still openings for a week of full day summer camp at Hyde Park Pres led by the highly-skilled experts from Cedarkirk. $175 per child entering Kindergarten – 5th grade. Email Miss Ilma to register: children@hydeparkpres.com
or CLICK HERE to register on Church Center.Tue. July 18 – New Life Group
Young adults meet at the home of Carol and Bob Kline for dinner, Bible study, fellowship and fun.

Your Session Gathered to Update Their Goals

As part of the recommendations from Leighton Ford Ministries, the Session adopted a list of 9 goals to work on this year. One goal was to make some of their workshops less formal, so they met at the home of Stacey Crum and were sure to include munchies and chocolate! They were actually surprised at how much progress has already been made! You can ask about it when you see them.

Seated are Harriet Plyler, Kim Brannan, Mary Beth Freeman, Megan (Bryant) Leibl and Guy Bryant. Standing: Stacey Crum, Bryan Alspach, Brian Malek and Dek Wright. Chris Bosworth had to duck out before the photo session, and Nancy Corwin had to cancel at the last minute.

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