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Your Kingdom Come

We pray: “Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”. The reality is that God’s answer to our prayer is dependent upon our willingness to collaborate with God to make it happen. From our children’s ministry to our youth ministry; from our small groups to Sunday School classes; from […]

Interfaith Hospitality Network at HPCUMC

I, David Peck, chair the Governance Committee for one of HPCUMC’s long-standing mission endeavors: Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN). IHN’s mission is “to provide homeless families with emergency shelter and hospitality through interfaith congregations.” Twenty-eight congregations (Temples, Mosques, Christian and Unitarian) in Greater Cincinnati provide temporary shelter and meals at night during the week. Transportation to […]

Highlights from the March 9th, 2015 SLB Meeting

The Servant Leadership Board (SLB) met on Monday, March 9. Beginning with a time of prayer, the Board followed a pattern of loving, learning, and leading. Discussion included the following: 1. 2015 Breakthrough Goals Recommendation from Equipping Team – Doug distributed the West Ohio Conference 2015 Breakthrough Goals sheet and explained that the Superintendent wanted […]

“Stressed Out? Worried?”

You might be surprised by the results of a recent survey which tracked the top temptations faced by Americans. The people surveyed said they struggled with the following temptations either “often” or “sometimes”: • Worrying or being anxious—60 percent • Procrastinating or putting things off—60 percent • Eating too much—55 percent • Spending too much […]

Volunteers in Mission

IS GOD CALLING HPCUMC TO SERVE IN A NEW WAY? Each year for the past nineteen years, the West Ohio Conference has sent six medical mission teams to Nuevo Progresso, Mexico to provide medical treatment to the people living in the community. A full team consists of about 5 MDs/NPs, 5 RNs, a pharmacist, 5 […]

It’s All About Love!

We are told in the Bible that we are loved with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3). Jesus reminds us that the greatest commandment is to love God with my all, and love those whom God loves (Matthew 22: 37-40). Love is something received and something shared. It’s all about love! This Sunday we continue the […]

Wesley Education Center for Children and Families

Wesley Education Center for Children and Families (WEC), located in Avondale, is one of the ministry partners of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church. In addition to receiving financial donations from the church, it has been supported in multiple ways by the Ruth UMW circle for many years. Established in 1920, it is the oldest […]

Ministering with Rothenberg Preparatory Academy

For the past four years, at least forty dedicated HPC mentors have been matched with Rothenberg’s current 4th and 5th grade students. Some of us started working with our students as 2nd graders. The concept is simple—meet with your designated student weekly, on a set day & time (around lunchtime) for 45 minutes in the […]

Anger Management

True story from the L.A. Times: Judge tells Public Defender: ‘If you want to fight let’s go out back.’ Last June a brawl broke out in a Florida courtroom. The parties involved were Judge John Murphy and public defender Andrew Weinstock. The argument began as Judge Murphy tried to convince the defense lawyer to waive […]

Update From Pastor Cathy and the Worship Task Force

During the Vision Weekend last October several task initiatives were launched to help our congregation maximize our effectiveness in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. One of those initiatives was the formation of the Worship Task Force. It has representation from all of our current worship offerings. This group was […]