September 14, 2022 – Newsletter


Wednesday September 21st, 6-8 pm
Thornwell Presents: The Power of  Showing Up
Learn what it means to “Show Up” for your children and community and why it is so important. Noelle Miller, licensed family specialist with Thornwell’s Building Families program, has a special prize drawing too!

Sunday Night Deadline to register for dinner ($10; or you’re welcome to bring your own) and childcare through Church Center. Paper forms are available in the sanctuary foyer or outside the church office to pay by check.

Need help!? Bailey is available after worship to help get you get set up and Sarah is also available in the Learning Center.

Register here on Church Center app!

September 28, Mission Trip to Brazil
6:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner, Childcare, Program

October 5, When & How to Plan for a Funeral
6:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner, Childcare, Program

October 12, Blessing of the Animals
6:00-8:00 pm Dinner, All Ages Program

October 19, Family Fire Safety Night
6:00-8:00 pm Dinner, All Ages Program

October 26, Family Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat
6:00-8:00 pm Food Truck, All Ages Program

November 2, Guardian Ad Litem
6:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner, Childcare, Program

November 9, Reflections on Veteran’s Day
6:00 – 8:00 pm Dinner, Childcare, Program

November 16, Family Game Night
6:00-8:00 pm Dinner, All Ages Program

In Person Worship at 10 am; also Live Streamed.
At 10:00 am, Click To View Online Worship Serviceor watch it later.
Adult & Children’s Sunday School Classes follow the service.

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!  Our curriculum complements the children’s curriculum as the Holy Spirit guides us all as one body in Christ.
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.

Dear Members of HPPC,

Thanks be to God for the success of the sale of the Orleans property which will help provide much-needed funds to support growth and rebuilding for our church. Our hearts are grateful!

At the last Congregational Meeting, several members asked if it was possible to have input into how the funds from the sale of the Orleans house would be used. The short answer is “yes!” … the longer answer follows.

We are happy to report that after the successful sale of the house, the Session is embarking on a process to engage our entire congregation. We’ll explore where we currently find ourselves post-Covid, and where we collectively desire to grow and build for our future.

If you attended worship on September 4th (or watched online), you saw a brief video about Leighton Ford Ministries. This is an outstanding national organization that will help us through this important process.

As a representative of our Session, I urge you to take part in each opportunity to make your voice heard. We sincerely care about each one of you. As fellow church members, we are engaged in growing our faith together, and I believe we all want to bring in new families and individuals to join us here in this special place. Your thoughts and ideas will be critical in rebuilding our church.

Working with Leighton Ford Ministries, HPPC will be led through a process that will involve two key phases: Discovery and Visioning. You are needed in each of these phases. Key dates to mark on your calendar include:

Discovery Phase:  Survey & Focus Groups
September 25   Members will be sent a survey which each person needs to complete and return. Individuals have until October 24th to submit their anonymous response. Then Leighton Ford Ministries will compile them and share the results with the congregation.
November 11 & 12  Focus Groups will be held at the church to discuss the findings of the survey and gain deeper insights. If you are tapped to attend one of these sessions, please say YES and attend.  Your feedback is needed.

Visioning Phase: Church-wide Retreats
HPPC will then engage in Member Retreats. This will be an exciting time to engage in the visioning and planning process for our future. You have several opportunities to participate: January 13, 14, 2023; February 17, 18; March dates TBD.

Will you join me in praying for this exciting process as we work together to grow and strengthen our beloved Hyde Park Pres? We need each one of you to be involved as we grow our faith within our church, and within our community.

With Love and Blessings,
Kim Brannan, Vision Committee Chair

Congregational Meeting
Sunday, October 2, 2022

A congregational meeting will be held immediately following the 10:00 worship service on Sunday, October 2nd in order to elect a new slate of ruling elders.

50th Wedding Anniversary Celebrated!

Chip and Lynda Waters were married in Hyde Park Presbyterian Church 50 years ago! They celebrated their anniversary on September 9th. Their daughters Becky and Stacey surprised them with this sign.

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