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Servant Leadership Board Oct. 2014

The Servant Leadership Board (SLB) met on Monday, Oct. 13.  Beginning with reflection based on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together, the Board followed a pattern of loving, learning, and leading.   Discussion included the Vision Weekend, upcoming Church Conferences, the Stewardship Campaign and Master Plan. The following topics were discussed at the October 13 meeting: Feedback […]

Ganta United Methodist Hospital, Ganta, Liberia

How to Help in the Ebola Crisis In February, 2012, a mission team of eight from HPUCMC visited Liberia.  Our trip allowed us an overview of the work of the UMC in the country of Liberia. Our trip started in Monrovia, but our destination was the Ganta United Methodist Hospital.  Although Ganta, the second largest […]

In Christ We Find Freedom

Jesus tells the woman, whose sins are many: “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Underlying the woman’s boldness is trust. Trust that God, in Christ, is who God says God is, and will do what God says God will do! The tithe became an essential part of worship for the Covenant people, Israel. […]

FanFan Janvier- Faith Academy- Haiti

I still clearly remember the first time I met Fanfan.  It was my first mission trip to Haiti. The airport in Port au Prince was hot, dusty and very third world.  As we struggled with our baggage, there was this tall, smiling Haitian waiting to greet us, relieve us of our load, toss it in […]

From the Pastors: Vision Weekend Report

Over 250 people gathered at Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church last weekend, seeking God’s preferred vision for our future. Over the summer we participated in twenty home gatherings and one at Nast Trinity. We asked three questions: What do you celebrate as a church? What challenges/obstacles do we currently face? What would be a […]

Partnering with Samara, Russia

Part of the global outreach of HPCUMC involves a Methodist church in Samara, Russia. Our support to them has included helping them purchase a church building in 2001. Yet, even though they now have a church building, they are considered a sect by many because they are not part of the official government religion. Our […]

Free At Last

There is much in life that we allow to imprison us; which in turn keeps us from fully experiencing the life God intends for us. Our attitudes, outlook, and our finances can imprison our spirit, and limit our joy. This Sunday we begin a new sermon series: Free At Last! The series will help us […]

Servant Leadership Board Sept. 2014

The Servant Leadership Board (SLB) met on Monday, September 22 and followed a pattern of loving, learning, and leading.   The agenda of the meeting included: A proposal to restructure the Endowment Committee was resubmitted to the SLB.  Under the terms of the proposed restructure, the Endowment Committee will begin to function as an advisory […]

Sacrament of Communion

A sacrament is a finite, physical, visible mediator of the sacred, a means whereby the sacred becomes present to us. A sacrament is a vehicle or vessel of the sacred. In Christian language, a sacrament is an “outward and visible sign” of “an inward spiritual grace.” Sacraments are “doors” to the sacred. They are sacred […]