Church Blog

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Intern Introductions

This is our sixth year hosting youth from local and regional churches and providing them opportunities to serve in mission in the city. God has moved in mighty ways in years past and we expect will do so again this year as we serve and focus on studying “The Potter’s House” as found in Jeremiah. […]

Shalom XX Coalition Habitat House Update

Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church has been involved with the Shalom Coalition Habitat for Humanity since its inception over 19 years ago. This year the Shalom Coalition plans to build the 20th home. In celebration of Shalom XX, Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church has committed $25,000. The Community Ministry and Global Outreach team […]

Annual Conference Highlights

The West Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church held Annual Conference June 7 – 10, on the shores of Lake Erie, Lakeside, Ohio.  Over 1600 Lay and Clergy gathered to worship, approve a budget, hear reports of mission and ministry, and elect delegates to the General and Jurisdictional Conferences (Denominational Conferences held every four […]

Summer Impact 2015

Summer Impact 2015 will be in full swing for six weeks starting on June 21. Our five interns moved into the Peebles House on Friday – they will be formally introduced during worship on June 14th. If you see them, please welcome them! This will be our 6th year hosting youth from local and regional […]

When the Wind Blows

There’s nothing quite like a fresh breeze blowing through the trees to refresh your spirit! When I look around I see God’s Spirit has been moving among us: Beth Viera, a member of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, will be commissioned this year at Annual Conference and will begin serving the Fort Jefferson UMC […]

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 […]