Church Blog

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Job Search Focus Group

A marketplace ministry of HPCUMC offering Hope, Help & Healing for the unemployed –serving over 13,000 over 25 years. Unemployment is tough …it’s an emotional roller coaster …it harms self-esteem …it’s confusing and frustrating It’s also be a time for self-discovery – for resurrecting dreams – for finding Purposeful Employment. As the largest, longest running […]

Celebration of Ministry- SueLee Jin

Today, Hyde Park Community UMC will celebrate the ministry of SueLee Jin. SueLee has been an integral part of the life and mission of the church for over five years, most recently serving as the Pastor for Congregational Care and Hospitality. On Sunday mornings, SueLee was always looking for a first time visitor to welcome […]

A Case of Mission Drift

It can happen to businesses. It can happen to universities. It can happen to churches. This well-known university has the following mission statement: “To be plainly instructed and consider well that the main end of your life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ.” After its founding in 1636, the university emphasized the […]

Anointed Beloved Chosen!

God is never satisfied with the status quo. God is always moving forward, creating and re-creating, anointing and empowering God’s beloved. We are God’s beloved, chosen and blessed! However, too often we are pre-occupied with clinging to the old, and unable to embrace the “Newness” God has to offer. Richard Rohr in his book, Eager […]

Even Presidents Have to Listen to their Mothers

When Laura Bush was First Lady she recalled one overnight visit with her husband in the home of his parents, the former President and Mrs. Bush. “George woke up at 6:00 am as usual and went downstairs to get a cup of coffee,” Laura shared. “And he sat down on the sofa with his parents […]

Haiti Mission Trip October 2 – 9, 2015

How can a Christian Haitian start a school that feeds one nutritious meal per day and educates almost 400 underserved Haitian children in Croix de Bouquets, a suburb of Port au Prince? Meet FanFan Janvier. FanFan was given to an orphanage as a child by his mother because she was not able to support him, […]

Queen City Running Club

This week’s Community Highlight is written by Joe Brinkmann, leader of the Queen City Running Club. Queen City Running Club has partnered with HPCUMC using our facility as a starting and ending point for their training while joining us in our serving endeavors including Project 5000 and a shoe drive for MEAC. With the Flying […]

Strength in God

What happens when the bottom drops out of your life? When you experience a great calamity like the loss of your home through a fire or a flood? Or suffer through an unwanted divorce, or worse, the death of a loved one who meant the world to you? What happens when you must undergo lingering, […]

Summer Impact- Shaped by God

Nearly every week Pastor Doug leads us in asking God to, “have Thine own way Lord, have Thine own way. You are the Potter, I am the clay.” This year we will be carrying out these words based on the Potter’s House in Jeremiah 18 with an all new curriculum written by Pastor Cathy. Youth […]

With Glad and Generous Hearts

We read in the second chapter of Acts that the followers of “The Way” (followers of Jesus) met daily in the temple, broke bread together, praised God together, and reached out in concern and service to all people with “glad and generous hearts”! As followers of Jesus Christ in the 21st century, are we able […]