Community Ministry

Our partners in the City of Cincinnati are the foundation of our Community Ministry. They provide opportunities for us to share God’s love in our local community. These partners are essential to the ongoing ministry of Hyde Park Community UMC.  We serve with children, teens, adults and seniors.

2020


2020 Auburn Ave.
is the address for the Juvenile Detention Center for youth ages 11-17.

On Tuesday or Wednesday evening from 7-8pm, youth currently at the Juvenile Detention Center can choose to attend the Bible Study. Because it is an optional activity they are eager to hear what we have to say and to engage in conversation. Prayer requests, Bible reading, and singing make the hour fly by. We provide Bibles for youth who want them. In many cases, contact with a caring adult can make a big difference. Our mission is to serve in the positive development of the children at 2020.

We rotate our involvement with boys one month and girls the next month. We support this ministry by buying Bibles for the teens and by providing Bible teachers each week.

Please pray for the boys and girls at the Juvenile Detention Center, that they may experience the love of Christ in their lives and find mentors and role models who love them for who they are as they journey to wholeness.

If you are interested in joining the group of servants who lead Bible study with these youth, please contact Sarah Putman in the church office.

Center for Respite Care


The Center for Respite Care
is one of our Community Ministry partners focused on health.

This ministry cares for homeless individuals with medical needs. We support this ministry financially and by having volunteers serve meals and befriend those served by the Center. A small group is also making fleece blankets for the guests.

During our Summer Impact program, we prepare and serve meals for up to 14 homeless men and women, eat lunch with them, and then spend some time playing games with them.

If you would like more information about how you can partner with the Center for Respite Care, please contact Sarah Putman in the church office.

Habitat for Humanity

We participate in the Shalom Coalition of the Cincinnati Chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Hyde Park Community Church was one of the founding partners of this coalition. In 2010 we dedicated the 14th house, the Larry Burrows Memorial House. In 2011 we are helped build one new house and rehabbing another home. 2015 will mark the 20th house that the coalition has built!

We support this ministry by providing funds to build the house and by having volunteers help build the house.

Saturdays are the primary day where construction takes place on the home.

Interfaith Hospitality Network

IHN is a family homeless shelter located in Walnut Hills.  HPCUMC provides meals and shelter for 3-5 families, 4 weeks every year.  Our guests stay with us at our Hyde Park campus during the week; arriving by bus at 5pm each night.  We serve them dinner, visit with the adults, play with the children and provide warm, safe beds for the night.  After a breakfast on the go, the families leave around 6:45am to head back to the IHN Day Center (located in Walnut Hills) where the parents work on their case plan, children are shuttled to school, etc.  For more information, contact Sarah Putman or Laura Warren.

Our remaining hosting weeks for 2016 are October 23 – 30 and December 4 – 11. We need many hands to care and serve our guests during this week.  Help set up, or prepare a meal; or just come eat dinner with us and play with the kids. We need about 6-8 volunteers each night including at least one to sleep overnight at the Church (in private room).

Immediate Need:
New or gently used twin-sized blankets, comforters and bath towels.

Pantry Needs:
Individual bags of lunch snack foods (chips, crackers, fruit snacks)
Individual dessert or breakfast items (cookies, brownies, muffins, donuts)
Juice Boxes
Fruit/Applesauce/Jello/Cups
Granola or cereal bars
Regular Coffee
Individual/Instant Soup Cups
Cereal-packs of single serving or full boxes
Peanut butter
Grape jelly
Powdered lemonade
Mustard, Mayonnaise, Ranch and Italian Salad dressing
Sandwich baggies
Paper Towels
Plastic cups-16 oz. size
Napkins
Saran Wrap and Foil

Madisonville Education Assistance Center

MEAC is a Madisonville neighborhood ministry that provides financial assistance for housing and utilities to individuals in our community. It also is a choice food pantry serving four zip codes.

We support this ministry by providing funds for housing, utilities, food and other needs throughout the year and by having volunteers serve meals (once a month) and assist with the clothing closet, food pantry, etc.

Additionally, there is a donation bin for MEAC located in the closet outside the main offices where items can be placed for pick up. MEAC does a regular pick up at our campus and the donated items are put to good use.

Pray for the people of Madisonville. Pray for the services provided at MEAC to assist individuals with food, clothing and education.

For more information about how you can get involved in helping partner with MEAC, contact Sarah Putmanin the church office.

Rothenberg Preparatory Academy

TUTORS/MENTORS NEEDED:

At the beginning of a new school year, we see the symbolism of renewal all around us. It’s a time for new beginnings & a new opportunity for a child to become the best version of him or herself. Please consider becoming a tutor/mentor for a 2nd grade student at Rothenberg Preparatory Academy as HPC begins our 7th year in relationship with Rothenberg. For more information, contact Andrea Slone, 513-470-1844, slone.andrea@gmail.com or Karen Bruner, 513-787-3549, bruchatt@cinci.rr.com

ABOUT OUR PARTNERSHIP:

Our partnership with Rothenberg Preparatory Academy is a tutoring/mentoring program between HPCUMC members and the students at Rothenberg. Our partnership began over seven years ago, with a group of adults eager to build into the lives of students to help them to achieve their goals and to give them a stable adult influence. Now, some of those same adults are still working with the student they were paired with, watching him/her grow and continuing to mentor them to reach their goals.

The mentors at Rothenberg commit to going to the school once a week for a scheduled hour and working with the student that they have been paired with on reading and math skills. Additionally, they serve as a supporting role in their student’s life.

HPCUMC in conjunction with HPCUMC Preschool also partner with Rothenberg in providing students with Blessing Boxes at Christmas. As a church and preschool, we have set a goal to provide a Christmas gift for each student in the 5th and 6th grade at Rothenberg.

If you would like more information, please contact Sarah Putman in the church office.

State Avenue UMC

State Avenue UMC is a partner church of ours located in Price Hill. We help support State Ave UMC financially as well as with food needs they have during the year.

Thanksgiving Baskets

Each Thanksgiving, over 500 boxes of food are prepared and delivered to families in Cincinnati the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

Do you know a needy family who could use a Thanksgiving Basket delivered to them? Call the church office on November 2 after 9:00am.

Looking to participate in the assembling or delivery of Thanksgiving boxes? Packing boxes takes place the Sunday prior to Thanksgiving every year in the church parking lot starting at 10:30am. Show up and lend a hand! Deliveries will begin at noon – maps will be available to your destination. If you are interested in assisting, or for more information, please contact Sarah Putman in the church office.

Church office number – (513) 871-1345

Wesley Chapel Mission Center


Wesley Chapel Mission Center
 is a mission center located in Over-the-Rhine (OTR) that works with students after school to enhance their education, give them a safe place to learn, give them new opportunities for learning and growing, and teaching them about Christ.

We partner with them both financially as well as with volunteers. Our volunteers work in their after school program, volunteer at their Saturday morning tutoring opportunities, and support their special events throughout the year.

Additionally, HPCUMC’s Summer Impact program partners with WCMC to run their camp each summer. Summer camp is a daily program for the kids in the OTR neighborhood that gives the kids a safe place to learn, play, and grow for a few hours each day.

If you are interested in getting involved with Wesley Chapel Mission Center, or to find out more information, please contact Sarah Putman in the church office.