October 13, 2022 – Newsletter


You Are a Difference Maker is the theme for October  stewardship month. Watch your mail and communications for more information, and come enjoy some fellowship!

Fellowship Events for Stewardship Season 2022 at HPPC

Fri, Oct. 21: 6pm:  Difference Maker Dinner with Movie for Kids at The Crum’s; hosted by Stacey & Josh Crum
Sat, Oct. 29: 10:30 am: Difference Maker Brunch hosted by James and Sarah Friesen at the Bungalow on Willow
Click on the above dates to register on the Church Center app;
call the office 813-253-0069 or email the office.

TONIGHT! Blessing of the Animals
6:00-8:00 pm
Gather for dinner (if you reserved a box, or bring your own) and fellowship beginning at 6:00; Blessing of the Animals starts promptly at 7:00. Program is for all ages!
October 19, Mission Trip to Brazil Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the Fire Safety program has been cancelled.  Please sign up for the Mission Trip program dinner and childcare through the church center app. If you were signed up before, you will still need to sign up for this event.
October 26, Family Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat 6:00-8:00 pm Join us for an ALL Community Event! Food Truck available to purchase food. All Ages, come in costume and bring your bucket. Tell your friends and neighbors!
November 2, Guardian Ad Litem
November 9, Reflections on Veteran’s Day
November 16, Family Game Night All ages.

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.

Food Truck Rally at HPPC
Sunday, Nov. 6 11am-2pm

Save the date for this Food Truck Rally benefitting End 68 Hours of Hunger. Family-friendly, Pet-friendly, Free admission, Raffle and Silent Auction.

5:00pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Our Christmas Eve service has always been a time to see and visit with friends and family who are in town for the holidays. This year, we will all join together as one family at 5:00 pm for our Candlelight Service with both regular candles and flameless candles.

Be on the lookout for our FULL Christmas Calendar of Events soon!

In Person Worship at 10 am; also Live Streamed.
At 10:00 am, Click To View Online Worship Serviceor watch it later.
What distinguished the theology of the Reformation from the theology of the Roman Catholic church in the 16th century? “The Five Solas” lie at the center of our faith.

Sunday School for all ages at 11:00 am

Adults are out of Judges (whew!) and moving into Samuel. You can come in and out and not feel left behind. Advance knowledge is not necessary to participate in the always animated discussion! This adult study complements the children’s curriculum, as we move through the Bible.

All Children begin classes in the Chapel immediately after the Worship service with singing.
Cozy Corner Nursery will be a safe place to explore and learn with age appropriate activities for newborn through Pre-Kindergarten.


HPPC All Church Survey now available.

As a church family together, we want to establish priorities as HPPC moves forward. Thank you for participating in this survey which will be identifying strengths, as well as opportunities for improvement. The survey is being conducted by Leighton Ford Ministries, a Christian non-profit that specializes in ministry leadership.

Each member of a household (16 years and up) should respond. All survey responses are anonymous! Paper surveys are mailed in their sealed envelopes directly to Leighton Ford Ministries.

The survey will take you about 20-30 minutes to complete. You will need to complete the survey in one sitting. (If you are interrupted before sending, you will need to start over.) Contact Kim Brannan or Lynda Waters or church office if you want a paper survey.

Password:  hppfl    Deadline 10/24.
Click Here to go directly to survey.
On Church Center: the survey link is on the home page, as well as the letter to the Congregation.
Use QR code: takes you right to the survey.
Paper Surveys: will be available after Worship, on the island next to the office and at the luncheon on Wednesday.
Call or email the office: if you want a paper survey and return envelope mailed to you.

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 be mailed via email, but 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.

The following members were elected to serve on Session at the Congregational Meeting on October 9, 2022
Guy Bryant is a native Buffalonian, and is still waiting for the Bills first Super Bowl win!  He has been in Florida since 1984, when he met Nancy, a South Tampa native (Plant High!), and his wife of almost 37 years. Guy and Nancy have two daughters, Amanda (presently engaged), and Megan (Leibl). Guy has been a member of HPPC for more than ten years, and served a term on the session a few years back. Guy is currently a private equity investor and consultant to CEOs of private equity backed healthcare companies. Additionally, he is Co-Chairman of Elevate Tampa Bay, which offers a faith based life skills curriculum and mentoring for at risk students in an urban public school environment. Guy looks forward to helping HPPC to fulfill its potential in serving our community, our membership, and God’s Kingdom.
Nancy Corwin is finishing her first term on Session at Hyde Park Presbyterian and is looking forward to serving an additional year term to assist with the plans for growth of the church.  She and her husband Scott have  been members of Hyde Park Presbyterian since 2016.  A retired school psychologist, Nancy has been involved with the Missions Ministry, Elder Nominating Committee and serves on the Personnel Committee.  She has also assisted with teaching the Children’s Sunday School classes.
Stacey Waters Crum is a Tampa Native and lifelong member of Hyde Park Presbyterian Church. A graduate of FSU, Stacey and her (gator) husband, Josh have two children, Carter Claire (8), Margot (5) and golden retriever, Scout. Stacey works as the Interior Designer for New Legacy Homes. She enjoys fishing, cooking and pretty much anything outside. She has served on the Pastoral Nominating Committee, The Associate Pastor Nominating committee, as a singer in services and has enjoyed a couple of seasons with the church softball team, The Holy Smokes. Stacey is grateful for the experiences and friendships that HPPC has afforded her and is excited to help lead the church in her second term as Elder.
Mary Beth Freeman was born and raised just outside of Cleveland, Ohio. She attended The Ohio State University (sorry James) before obtaining her law degree from Case Western Reserve University. Shortly after graduating from law school, Mary Beth and her husband, Brad Freeman, moved to Tampa, and in 2021, welcomed their daughter, Avery. Mary Beth currently works as a commercial attorney for Jabil Inc., loves cooking, traveling, reading, and, of course, spending time with her family and friends. Mary Beth enjoyed getting to know several members of the HPPC community during the Alpha course of 2020. She looks forward to greater involvement in HPPC and the opportunity to serve as an Elder.
Megan Bryant Leibl is a Tampa native and began attending Hyde Park Presbyterian Church 10 years ago. She and her husband, Chris, graduated from the University of Virginia and have two cats, Peaches and Cannoli. Megan works for Ticketmaster as a Cloud Engineer. She loves to exercise and be outdoors, especially playing soccer. Megan is also an avid foodie and loves trying new restaurants. Megan volunteers in the community through the Junior League of Tampa, and has previously served on the elder nominating committee at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church. Megan is looking forward to the opportunity to serve the church as an Elder.
Marshall “Dek” Wright hails from the small New Jersey town of Shrewsbury (Exit 109) and has called Tampa home since 2018. A single father to a three-year-old Peace Lily house plant named Oliver, Dek works remotely as a technical writer for a California-based telecommunications company. Dek is an avid health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys working out and engaging in an assortment of outdoor activities. Outside of the gym and the office, Dek’s hobbies include being a bandwagon Bolts fan, watching cooking shows that feature foods he’ll neither ever cook nor eat, and regularly spending too much money at his local Publix. Dek is a life-long Presbyterian and was officially welcomed as a member of Hyde Park Presbyterian Church in 2019. Dek has helped lead several Alpha classes, served on the Elder Nominating Committee, and will soon also assist with the children’s Sunday School program. Dek is honored for the opportunity to serve his Hyde Park church family as Elder.

Welcome Giovanni!

Emily and Anthony Cofrancesco welcomed Giovanni Paul Cofrancesco (7 pounds, 8 oz, 21 inches) to their family last month. Mom and baby (and Dad) are doing great.

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