October 19, 2022 – Newsletter

You Are a Difference Maker is the theme for October stewardship month. You should have received the letter from Stacey & Josh Crum, Stewardship Chairs, along with your pledge card in the mail this week.
Come and enjoy some fellowship with friends at our last two events!

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!  Mission Trip to Brazil
6:00-8:00 pm
Learn firsthand what it was like to serve in Brazil this past summer, and what plans are in store for next year! Gather for dinner (if you reserved a Pub Sub box, or bring your own) and fellowship beginning at 6:00; program is 7-8pm.
October 26, Family Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat 6:00-8:00 pm Join us for an ALL Community Event! Fabulous costumes, themed trunks for treats and a Food Truck available to purchase food. All Ages, come in costume and tell your friends and neighbors!
November 2, Guardian Ad Litem
Come learn about the Guardian Ad Litem Program and how you may help Hillsborough County children and the volunteers that support them.
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.

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.


Deadline to complete the HPPC All Church Survey is Oct. 24. 

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.

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.

October is Pastor Appreciation Month

At the Congregational Meeting on October 9, Nancy Corwin, Personnel Chair, presented Rev. James with flowers in appreciation of his service during Pastor Appreciation Month.

On October 16, the children excitedly took turns reading a poem and presented him with a gift bag of Belgian chocolates.

Rev. James wishes to thank all for the expressions of appreciation.

Happy 100th Birthday to Carl Brannan!

The Brannan clan gathered from far and wide to help Carl celebrate his 100th birthday with friends too numerous to count. Carl’s legacy includes 75 years of marriage to his beloved wife Monk (married just after graduating med school), six children, 19 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He stayed active for many years playing tennis, golf and sailing.

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.

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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