May 30, 2024 – Newsletter

Please RSVP for 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 … but please RSVP so there are enough chairs (and wine) for all! To RSVP and for address etc, contact Ann Orand at the church office or Click Here.

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 and get some information.

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

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

Jump into Summer Sunday School
June 2: Liturgy on the Lawn

Bring your kids to church at 10am in their favorite sporty, summer outfits. For ages 2 and up.

After we leave the Sanctuary, we’ll have a short Summer Sunday School with an interactive storytime with the new curriculum “WHIRL”, followed by lawn games by the playground. Tennis shoes, beach towels, and sunglasses encouraged.

May 26th Worship in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am
“This Little Light of Mine” 2 Corinthians 4:3-6
Rev. John Hougen
At 11:00: Informational Gathering for those interested in becoming a member,
and also a Wired Word Adult Class.

Children are “shepherded out” of Worship after the Children’s Time for
Summer Sunday School and themed play time until 11:00-ish.  Nursery opens at 9:45 am.  See above for this week’s themed play 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.


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.

Manna Bags Available This Sunday!

Pick up a few Manna Bags (donation $4 each) to carry in your car and hand out to those in need at intersections. Includes water, snack and needed items.

Thornwell: Laying Foundations for Strong Families
Impact Report
The 2023 Impact Report is a guided tour into the heart of Thornwell’s ministry. Each page is a behind-the-scenes look at the strategies and outcomes of our mission to “provide safe and nurturing environments where we educate, equip, and support children and families to thrive.”  As you read, please keep in mind that our impact is a testament to the strength of unity and community. Your prayers, encouragement, and generosity are cherished because they make a powerful impact.

My favorite impact story (p. 14) is about the hope and healing Jason and his parents found through Building Families. When I read this story, I think of my own family and how much my adopted daughters, Arabella and Liana, have benefited from “prioritizing connection over correction.” Their little hearts have blossomed as we have focused on loving connection and building trust. Like Jason and his parents, we struggled on our own, but we found strength and hope through professional intervention and a dynamic Christian support system.

We celebrate the life-changing impact of Thornwell’s ministry with you! You give faithfully and life-changing programs grow. You advocate for abused and neglected children and more people join the cause. You pray and the Lord brings hope and healing. For all that you do and for every loving impact you make, you are cherished.

Please read our 2023 Digital Impact Report to learn more about how you have made a loving impact!

Joseph Murrey

Kendall McLaren: Thornwell’s Building Families Resource at HPPC
Through Thornwell, Kendall provides individual and family therapy either in-home or via telehealth. Throughout their time in the program, families receive 2 sessions per week (each an hour long) for 12-15 weeks. Each session looks different depending on the unique goals of each family, and Kendall works hard to tailor services to meet each family’s needs.

CLICK HERE for a 2-minute video about how Building Families can help families find hope and healing in place of fear and despair.

Feeding Friends
Now it’s YOUR turn!

Please pick up a dinner from the downstairs kitchen freezer for a friend or neighbor who could use a break from cooking dinner one night. There are many needs around us … let’s step out of our comfort zone and offer a smile and a meal.

The cooking team always has fun making them; now you can have fun sharing them!

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