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All Creatures Great and Small: Quiz

1. What is the smallest flower? 2. What is the largest flower? 3. What is the largest animal in the ocean? 4. What is the smallest animal in the ocean? 5. What is the largest bird? 6. What is the smallest bird? This Sunday we will be exploring the difference between how God and humanity […]

IMAGINATION?

Our mind functions through imagination. The reality is we can’t do anything without imagination. One of the meanings of the word “imagination” in the Old Testament is “conception.” Our imagination is the mental function in which we can see things. In my opinion, without an imagination we would be totally noncreative and unproductive. When you […]

Celebrating Summer Impact

Summer Impact is Hyde Park Community’s residential mission program in Cincinnati’s urban core.  Annually we invite youth groups to make Summer Impact their summer mission trip. This summer Hyde Park Community will provide 102 participants lodging, meals, evening worship lead by the Summer Impact Interns, and mission opportunities with the following mission partners: Wesley Chapel […]

Madame Blueberry’s Quest

Madame Blueberry, of Veggie Tales fame, lives in a very nice tree house.  She has friends and is very comfortable; however, she has a yearning to always have more stuff. One day she receives visitors.  She is informed that a new mega store is opening soon.  They will have all kinds of incredible products available […]

The Power of Community

There are a number of clichés that describe the value of “community”, one of which is “united we stand, divided we fall.”  Although true, it is so overused that the power of the statement has been lost, or at best the meaning of its message has been fractured into multiple pieces. Nonetheless, a life lived […]

The Power of the Magnifying Glass

Any good scout can teach you how to start a fire.  If you are lucky you have dry matches and dry wood, of course; but you can start a fire using one of these methods: Flint and Steel: By striking these two objects together over some dry kindling you can create a spark which will […]

A Life Well Lived!

A Life Well Lived! Ecclesiastes is one of the books of the Bible many conveniently overlook.  Except for the opening of the third chapter (v.1-8) not many of us know anything about Ecclesiastes.  This Sunday we will help shed some light on the Wisdom of Solomon contained in Ecclesiastes, as we kick-off a 5-week sermon […]

Lessons from Dogs

Lessons from Dogs Dogs help us understand God.  They help us see how God operates.  Here are a few examples: They are always happy to welcome you home.   No matter how far away you strayed from the path, like a prodigal daughter or son, they rejoice when you come home. They just want to […]

Mission Team- Samara UMC in Russia

Hyde Park Community UMC will be sending a mission team to Samara United Methodist Church, Samara, Russia, January 1-8, 2018.  The mission team will be lead by Kevin Betts and Pastors Cathy and Doug. We will join our brothers and sisters in Samara in celebrating the Orthodox Christmas, in addition to offering workshops on leadership […]

Blessed!

In the 12th chapter of Genesis we read about the blessing of Abram (name soon to be changed to Abraham).However, we not only read of Abram’s blessing, but his purpose: “I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” (Gen. 12:3). As God’s beloved not only are we […]