May 16, 2024 – Newsletter


Tonight @ 7pm – Spring Concert
in the Sanctuary at Hyde Park Pres

Come enjoy the Spring Concert by the 2nd place winners of the Middle School 1A Division Choir of Channelside Academy, held at 7:00 in our Sanctuary.

We are excited to be able to open our church to this community use. Thanks to Bruce Orand, tech team and Lynda Waters for supervising!

Young Adult Fellowship, Food, and Food for Thought!
Gather at the Kline’s 1206 Suffolk in Culbreath Bayou starting at 6:30pm for dinner and a continuation of the study “Five Things God Uses to Grow Our Faith.” Don’t worry if you’ve missed some, come and join in – and feel free to bring a friend.

Cooking Party for Feeding Friends
Monday, May 20th @ 5:00 Jane Brannan’s

Come to Jane Brannan’s home Monday, May 20th from 5:00 – 7ish, and we’ll make some more dinners to stock the freezer! Great fellowship, some hors d’oeuvres and cooking up a storm. Please let Jane know if you can (or might) be able to come: Click Here for RSVP, address and if you need a ride.
All ages and cooking abilities welcome!

New Member Informational Gathering
Sunday, June 2 after Worship

Interested in finding out more about joining the congregation of Hyde Park Presbyterian Church? Stay a little after Worship for an Informational Gathering.

Clarification: We are not “gathering information” … it’s a low-key “gathering of people” interested in getting more information. Is that a misplaced modifier? I don’t think so, but it’s still a bit confusing. Join us … and get the facts!

Wines Around the World
Thurs. June 6 @ 6:00 pm (06.06.0600)

On the 6th month, on the 6th day at the 6th hour, Kim Brannan will be hosting a wine-tasting event at her home. Her friend, Lori Rabinowitz, a certified sommelier, will lead us through “Wines Around the World” where we’ll learn about 6 wines from 6 regions around the globe.

Feel free to invite a friend or two … we can always spill out (pun intended) onto the pool deck.

To RSVP and for address etc, contact Ann Orand at the church office or Click Here.

May 19th Worship & Communion in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am
“Stopping at Nothing” Genesis 11:1-9
Rev. John Hougen

Children are “shepherded out” of Worship after the Children’s Time.
Nursery opens at 9:45 am. Classes will follow at 11:00 am.

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


Why we are wearing red on Sunday.

Sunday, May 19, is Pentecost. To a people who prefer to remain together in their comfortable, safe, homogeneous, self-serving existence at the expense of being a blessing to the world, God sends the Holy Spirit.

Jesus tells his followers just before Pentecost, “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

The Holy Spirit will give God’s people the power to overcome their fear so they can move out of their comfort zones and be the blessing to the world that God intends for them to be.

We encourage you to wear red this Sunday as a reminder of the burning fire of God’s love for you and that you are empowered by the Holy Spirit to do all that God wants you to.

Adult Sunday Class Resumes
With Stories Ripped From the Headlines

Hang around after the Worship Service for coffee and a class from The Wired Word focused on what’s happening right now. Questions and Scripture lead to interesting discussions on how we look at current events through the lens of the Bible. All are welcome.

Donate Blood on June 2 9am-Noon
Climb Aboard the Big Red Bus at HPPC

Get a $20 eGift Card at Target, Amazon, Walmart; OneBlood T-shirt, wellness checkup.
Fact: every two seconds of every day, someone needs blood. You can literally save a life.

Take a 90-second Peek at Sunday.

CLICK HERE for the message of the week with Rev. John Hougen on Hyde Park Presbyterian Church’s Facebook page.

The Missions Bin Overflows with Diapers, Moms Were Honored with Flowers and Delicious Treats, and Love was Passed On.
Mother’s Day celebrated moms, grandmas, and mother figures of all kinds on Sunday. Hundreds of diapers were donated to lend a helping hand to the families at Beth El Farmworkers Ministry of Wimauma. A big THANK YOU to all who donated.

Thanks to Mary Beth Freeman of the Membership Committee for coordinating the plans on Sunday; thanks to Jane Brannan for picking up and decorating the flowers and to Jett Tanner for baking the delicious goodies. Kim Brannan took some of the remaining roses and encouraging note to The Estate at Hyde Park to share with the female residents. Thank you all for your care every day!

Dates to Remember

Sun. May 19 Pentecost & Communion
Mon. May 20 @ 5:00 Cooking at Jane’s for Feeding Friends
Tue. May 21 @ 6:30 Young Adult Dinner & Study
Mon. May 27 Memorial Day; Office closed
Sun. June 2 @ 11am Info on Joining HPPC
Sun. June 2 9-12 Donate Blood
Thu. June 6 @ 6 Wine Tasting at Kim Brannan’s

Seeking a Facilities Superintendent
20 -25 hrs/week, flexible schedule

Earning potential: $32,000 – $38,000.

The Facilities Superintendent maintains and oversees all grounds, building, and equipment belonging to Hyde Park Pres relating to its preparation and service to the community. Duties include grounds and building maintenance, oversight of service providers, inspecting facilities to meet safety regulations for proper usage and coordinating renovations and updates.

Required: resume with references; 3 years of relatable experience; high school diploma or equivalent; good communicator; successful background check.
Earning potential: $32,000 – $38,000.
Resumes should be sent to

Volunteer Opportunity: Do you enjoy children?
We are looking for caring adults to serve as a substitute to lead our Children’s Sunday School a couple of times a year. The new curriculum has a Leader’s Guide which makes it easy for you. If interested, please respond to Miss Faith via or email the office.

STEAM Summer Camps at Hyde Park Pres!
ESTEAM Learning Labs is partnering with Apollo Academy to bring you a full summer of exciting camps right here at Hyde Park Pres!

Discovery STEAM Camps ages 4 – 8
All other STEAM Camps ages 8 – 15
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm, $435.00 Full Day
Half day (Discovery Camps only) $245.00
Registration Link:

Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, 1309 W Swann Ave., Tampa FL 33606
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