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Prayer Walking

Prayer Walking is for everyone. We all do it. If you walk to your car and ask God for protection on your ride home you were prayer walking. If you prayed for inner peace as you walked to your work place, you were prayer walking. I began praying the pews several years ago at 7:00 […]

A Future With Hope

Church Conference Report: The prophet Jeremiah spoke God’s reassuring words to the people during a season of rebuilding: “For surely I know the plans I have for you, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) On Sunday, November 16, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church […]

The Truth About The Pilgrims

The winters in New England can be brutal. The truth about the experience of the first Pilgrims is captured by H.W. Westermeyer below: The pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts…nevertheless, [they] set aside a day of thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is more than one day!  Giving thanks to God brought joy to those first pilgrims […]

Tuesday Evening Worship

The Prayer Ministries of HPCUMC have been in existence from the beginning of our founding members’ plans to build this church.  They prayed about every aspect of our building, windows, architecture, and ministries. When I was approached to be a part of a prayer ministry team, my first thought was the same as a statement […]

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Gloria, an 84-year old loving wife and mother, was a resident in a dementia unit.  Her devoted husband visited her daily as she slipped further away from reality.  Gloria and her husband, Tom, had been members of Southminster Presbyterian Church for over 50 years.  One day when both Tom and their daughter were visiting Gloria, […]

Free at Last!

If we are to be a people who indeed live free, it will involve a change of attitude in how we approach life; it will involve making the shift from an attitude of “scarcity” to one of “abundance”. The problem with living life bound by an attitude of “scarcity” is that it shackles our perspective […]

The Prayer Wall – Heaven on Earth

The bulletin board across from the Welcome Center has been used as a Prayer Wall throughout the past several years.  It is a place you and I can post our needs and praises, and where others can share in our burdens and joys by lifting them up in prayer. This Prayer Wall is a visible […]

Salty Saints

This Sunday is All Saints Sunday. The United Methodist Book of Worship explains: “All Saints (November 1 or the first Sunday of November) is a day of remembrance for all the saints, with the New Testament meaning of all Christian people of every time and place. We celebrate the communion of saints as we remember […]

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 […]