November 17, 2022 – Newsletter

TONIGHT! November 16, Family Game Night Games & fun for all ages! (Family not required; ask someone to come with you!)

Wed. Nights of Advent start November 30th!
Watch Church Center and E-chimes for more information and registration for fun for all ages at the church! (Everyone gets to participate, so no child care.)

11/30 Make & Take Advent Calendar, Cookie Exchange! Different craft for Adults and Kids, visit the Cookie exchange (bring 3 dozen store-bought or homemade cookies), advent devotional books and more. PLUS, a pot of chili will be available for all, in addition to $10 Pub Sub dinner box options.
12/7 Christmas Show & Tell
12/14 Christmas Karaoke
12/21 Birthday Party for Jesus

All programs end promptly at 8:00 pm. Click on above dates to register ($10 dinner deadline is Sunday night prior or bring your own) and free childcare through Church Center. Paper forms are available at church to pay by check.

Dive into Christmas Decor Tomorrow
Thursday, Nov. 16 @ 2:00

Come on down to church and tie some bows and refresh our garlands, wreaths and banners. We have beautiful new ribbons, poinsettias for garlands, and more that need to be incorporated. Actual decorating in the Sanctuary will be Saturday Dec. 3, along with a work day to get the lawn and everything ready for the Tree Lighting.

Share the Joy — Guardian ad Litem Toy and Gift Campaign:
Bring to Tree Lighting Dec. 4; deadline December 11th

The Hyde Park Missions Ministry is partnering again with Guardian ad Litem to provide Christmas gifts for children served by them. These children range from infancy through age 20. We are also asking for pizza and fast food gift cards ($10-$15) that teens can use for experiences with their peers, and foster parents can provide treats for their GAL child and family.

Suggestions for toys based on GAL input include:

Scout by Leap Frog
Fisher Price Plush Baby toy puppy
Dolls — of many colors, ages etc.
Cars and Trucks – Big ones are really popular!
Science kits and Arts and  Craft kits
Crayola Light board
Lego Kits

Since 1980, GAL has served abused, abandoned and neglected children who are supervised by the Child Dependency Court.  The GAL ensures that the best interests and needs of the child are identified and addressed in the court and community.

In Person Worship at 10 am; also Live Streamed.
At 10:00 am, Click To View Online Worship Serviceor watch it later.
How NOT to be Your Own Worst Enemy: We run from what’s good for us and pursue things that aren’t. It never ends well. Join us for Part 3 of the 3-part series.

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

Sunday School for all ages at 11:00 am

Adult Sunday School! If you haven’t had an opportunity to join us, we would love to have you! Daily devotionals for the week available.
Kindergarten & Up children are “Moving Further” in their new Sunday School Classroom after worship.
Cozy Corner Nursery will be a safe place to explore and learn with age appropriate activities for newborn through Pre-Kindergarten.

All Children begin classes in the Chapel immediately after the Worship service with singing.


Thank you to all Focus Group attendees!

This past weekend we had 24 church members give the gift of their time on a busy weekend to participate in focus groups held at HPPC. Led by Rich Hurst, a consultant with Leighton Ford Ministries, members shared their thoughts, ideas and feelings related to a variety of different issues, programs and state of our church. This program followed the church-wide survey conducted last month to allow members the opportunity to explore and drill down more deeply the elements they deem important in rebuilding our church. Much thanks to all who participated! May God bless us as we seek to honor Him and work together to grow HPPC to become a bright light in our community.

We surpassed our goal of 70% participation in the survey and your session will celebrate with dance on December 11. Thank you to all 58 who completed the survey!

Elder Ordination & Installation, November 6

A new class of elders were installed on November 6, with elders who had previously served in any PCUSA church coming forward for the prayer. Ordained and installed were Mary Beth Freeman, Megan Leibl and Dek Wright; installed were Guy Bryant, Nancy Corwin, and in absentia, Stacey Crum.
These elders underwent training on Nov. 14 and have been included in the information coming back from Leighton Ford Ministries.

Vesper Service Baptisms, November 6

The sacrament of Christian baptism was administered to Olivia and Sophia Rivers in a vesper service in the chapel last Sunday, and Robin Cote joined the membership of Hyde Park Pres through baptism.

CALENDAR: Also found under …More on Church Center app and on

Sat. Nov. 19,  ALL DAY:  The whole lot is rented out by the valet company for the Hyde Park Village Tree lighting.  Parking will not be available.
Wed, Th, Fri Nov. 23-25 HPPC office is closed
Sat. Dec. 3, 9am: Church & Lawn Decorating. Bring the kids & let them play on the playground!
Sun. Dec. 4: Bloodmobile and Tree Lighting!

Bulletins & eChimes Newsletter
Where to find them!

The Worship Bulletin is now loaded on the Church Center App in case you forgot to pick one up in the foyer before worship. Let’s save some trees and use that if you wish. Click More at the bottom of the home page.

The eChimes Newsletter is also available on the Church Center App AND online. It will still go out via email, but many of you have told us it goes into the Promotions or other folder, so now you can just pull it up on Church Center. Click More at the bottom on Church Center.
It is under a top tab of NEWS/BLOG on the website.

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.

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