November 30, 2022 – Newsletter

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, then take a box for you and one to share), advent devotional books and more.
PLUS, a pot of chili will be available for all.

12/7   Christmas Show & Tell
12/14  Christmas Karaoke
12/21  Birthday Party for Jesus

All Advent programs are for all ages (so no child care) and end promptly at 8:00 pm. Click on above dates to register ($10 dinner deadline is Sunday night prior or bring your own) through Church Center. Paper forms are available at church to pay by check.

Deck the Halls & Yard Christmas Work Day
9:00 Saturday Dec. 3 (and Fri. Dec. 2)

Come on down to Deck the Halls and Sanctuary and ready the yard for the Tree Lighting Dec. 4. Coffee and donuts, playground open, bring the kids … they can help! Many hands make light work; we’ll be done in plenty of time to grill and prepare for the Conference Championship games!

Tree Lighting, Cookies & Crafts, Carols & Story Time
5:30pm   Sunday, Dec. 4th   On the lawn

Crafts for the kids and cookies begin at 5:30, then we’ll sing a carol or two, hear a story, and start the countdown to the giant tree lighting!

Bring your toys or gift cards for the children supported by Guardian ad Litem and fill up our Christmas cart! It’s a fun night to invite your friends and neighbors.

In Person Worship at 10 am; also Live Streamed.
At 10:00 am, Click To View Online Worship Serviceor watch it later.

Sunday School Classes for Children and Adults at 11:00 am.
We’ll pause from our current curriculums to focus on Advent.  Miss Ilma is preparing an engaging focus on the Christmas story. Adults will be following the themes of Advent in the sermon series with video, scripture, and discussion.

Donate Blood this Sunday!

The Big Red Bus will be in front of HPPC from 9:30am – 12:30pm this Sunday. Get a $20 eCard for Target, Amazon, Walmart and others; fuzzy OneBlood blanket (good to give away at intersections!) and wellness check.


Adults: Wonder of Advent Bible Study.

Celebrate Christmas: the HOPE that Jesus will return and make all things new; the JOY that comes from worshiping Him today and for eternity; the PEACE we experience with God today and what we long for our world; and the LOVE of a God who sacrificed His own Son to be in relationship with us.
Book is available on Amazon.

Grab a cup of coffee outside the office and join us!

Sunday School for Kids  at 11:00 am

Kindergarten & Up Miss Ilma has prepared engaging programs on The Christmas Story the grade school kids won’t want to miss!

Cozy Corner Nursery: age appropriate activities for newborns through Pre-Kindergarten.

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

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.

Prayers in the Chapel 
Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00 pm

Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year of the church.  Pop in after work, or before the Wednesday Advent Program to pray and reflect upon the what the Lord has done for each of us individually, HPPC as a congregation, fellow Christians as a body of believers, and those who have yet to experience salvation through the love of Jesus Christ.   This  will be a self guide time to  pray in the stillness and  “hear that voice crying out in the dessert.” If you are not sure how or where to start, prayers, devotionals, and music will be provided,.  Start off the “new year” with prayer and reflection as we sit and wait in anticipation of the coming Messiah.

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

Wednesdays 5-7:00pm Prayers in the Chapel
Advent Wednesdays 6-8:00pm
Sat. Dec. 3,
 9am: Church & Lawn Decorating. Bring the kids & let them play on the playground!
Sun. Dec. 4: Bloodmobile 9:30 – 12:30
Sun. Dec. 4: 5:30pm Outdoor Tree Lighting!
Sun. Dec. 11: Noon – 3:00pm Kids Linger Longer
Sun. Dec. 18:  6pm Blue Christmas
 @ Blount & Curry
Sat. Dec. 24: 5 pm Christmas Eve Candlelight 

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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