Church Blog

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Peace

Jesus, post resurrection, enters the upper room and proclaims “Peace be with you.”  The word “peace” has different meanings depending upon context and culture.  What is this peace Jesus speaks of? The “peace” Jesus invokes is more than the absence of anxiety and fear. It’s a peace that is contrary to the ways of the […]

The Doctor is IN!

Easter is many different things to many different people. Easter is my favorite day of the year. The victory over sin and death has been won. We are healed through the power of God who raised Jesus from the dead.  We join the voices of people around the world who claim the victory that is […]

Journey to Easter

This Easter season I invite you to prayerfully consider supporting our Global Ministry Partners. Your financial gift and prayers help sustain the passion and purpose of our partners. Your gift fulfills the Great Commission, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and […]

Bishop Emerson Colaw Lecture Series

On April 2 at the 9:30 & 11:00 am worship services,  Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church welcomes The Rev. Lisa Sharon Harper as we launch The Bishop Colaw Lecture series.  The lecture series is part of a new partnership with United Theological Seminary’s Center for Global Renewal and Mission.  The Bishop Emerson and Jane […]

Popcorn’s Seductive Power

Have you ever driven to a movie theater and given yourself a huge pep talk about how you are not going to cave in and buy the popcorn?  After all, you really are not hungry, and you know that you do not need the extra calories. You totally convince yourself that you are strong, fortified like […]

When Love Speaks!

As Jesus hung on the cross Jesus spoke: “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me” (Matthew 27:46). Feeling “forsaken” is something most of us have experienced in our lives. When those days come, I offer this prayer from Dr. Leonard Sweet: Draw me today into fresh encounters with Jesus, O God. Make me […]

By This They Will Know

In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:35)  This past week, seven members of Hyde Park Community were involved in giving and receiving love.  Our mission team spent time in prayer, worship, learning and loving, as we […]

In the Cross of Christ I Glory

John Bowring’s hymn, written in 1825, continues to touch me each Lent: “In the cross of Christ I glory, towering o’er the wrecks of time; all the light of sacred story gathers round its head sublime.” Sir Bowring was a knight who served in Parliament twice.  A respected scholar, he was fluent in multiple languages, […]

Youth Sunday

Each day I have the privilege of working with many amazing young people.  Much of their success is a testimony to their parents and others who have cheered them on and given them positive direction. What is the measure of success on Youth Sunday? It is tempting to say success happens as everyone shows up […]

What Are You Facing?

We will all face giants at one time or another in our lives. By giants, I am speaking of seemingly insurmountable problems and issues. We try to beat these giants, but often they seem to only grow stronger with the passing of time. It could be a giant fear of heights or public speaking. Or […]