April 18, 2025 – Newsletter

Congregational Meeting & Fellowship Lunch
Sunday, April 28, 2024

Please plan to stay after Worship on April 28th for the Congregational Annual Meeting. A Fun, Fabulous, Fantastic Feast will follow with Festive Fellowship and Frivolity.

What’s for lunch? There will be Cubanitos (that’s little Cuban sandwiches), several salads, lemonade, tea, water and a couple of desserts. IF you would like to bring something, consider snacky stuff like pickles or chips, or simple dessert (no flaming Bananas Foster or Baked Alaska).

Please RSVP if you can to Ann in the Church Office: office@HydeParkPres.com.

Congregational Annual Meeting
Sunday, April 28, 2024 following Worship

This will be an update to the congregation on the church committees and their work, update on our building project, and a review of the 2024 Budget. And please, stay for lunch!

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 will learn about and taste 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 Kim’s address, contact Ann Orand at office@hydeparkpres.com or 813.254.0069.

April 21st Worship in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am

“Snow White, the Church and You” 1 John 3:16-24
Rev. John Hougen, Interim Pastor

Children are “shepherded out” of Worship after the Children’s Time.
Classes for grades K-3, and conversation and coffee for adults at 11:00. Thesbyterians grades 4-6 will not be meeting this week.  Nursery opens at 9:45 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.


Children’s Sunday School

We are pleased to share that our children’s Sunday School program has just launched a new curriculum. Each week our youngest members at HPPC will hear a new Bible story, watch a fun video, play games, engage in activities, sing songs and explore crafts. Miss Faith and her helpers will have fun with the children and they will, over time, learn that they are a precious child of God. (As we all are; we just sometimes don’t act like it. Re: sermon 4/14.)

If you are interested in occasionally serving as a substitute teacher — maybe a couple of times a year — please let Faith know at children@hydeparkpres.com.

New Look: In addition, the children’s Sunday School class has been refurbished by cleaning out and reorganizing supplies. And best of all — new toys, games, blocks and dolls have been purchased.

Snow White, the Church & You.
Rev. John Hougen has a quick message for you!

CLICK HERE for a 90-second peek at the message this coming Sunday. You can find it on the Hyde Park Presbyterian Facebook page … along with some other great stuff.

Mother’s Day (May 12) Diaper Drive
Our Spring hands-on mission project benefits Beth-El Farmworkers. 

Please bring diapers of all sizes to support this program for Beth-El Ministry, feeding the mind, body and spirit of the farmworking community in nearby Wimauma. Honor all of our mothers and motherly figures with something that makes life a bit easier. for these hard-working moms. Larger sizes for toddlers are especially needed. CLICK HERE to go directly to Amazon with items conveniently listed.A donation box is in the foyer.
For monetary donations, please note “Diaper Drive” for checks. And coming soon to EasyTithe and Church Center!
Contact Nancy Corwin, Ann Shipherd or the church office if you’d like to help: a driver (or two) may be needed to deliver diapers or coordinate pickup.

Seeking a Facilities Superintendent
Salaried, 30 hrs/week, flexible schedule

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.
Annual salary: $32,000 – $38,000.
Resumes should be sent to office@hydeparkpres.com.

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 children@hydeparkpres.com or email the office.

FOMO: Mark your Calendar; don’t miss out!

Thu. Apr. 25 Discount for STEAM Camps ends
Sun. Apr. 28 @ 11:00 Congregational Meeting
followed by Fellowship Lunch
Tue. Apr. 30 @ 7:00 Your Session Meets
Sun. May 5 Manna Bags available
Sun. May 12 Mother’s Day Diaper Drive ends
Sun. May 19 Pentecost & Communion
Tue. May 21 @ 6:30 Young Adult Dinner & Study
Thu. June 6 @ 6 Wine Tasting at Kim Brannan’s

Discount Deadline April 25th for STEAM 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
USE the Code HPPC15 for 15% Off all registrations (offer expires April 25th). Registration Link: https://esteamlearninglabs.com/location/tampa/

Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, 1309 W Swann Ave., Tampa FL 33606
813-253-0069     office@hydeparkpres.com        HydeParkPres.com
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