We care for you and your family!

For more information contact the church office at (513) 871-1345.


Would you like to lift up prayer concerns wherever you are? Contact Pat Jenkins to be included in the distribution or prayer requests OR to provide a prayer request of your own.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Pastors will always be on the front lines of care, especially during times of crisis.  Gifted, trained and supervised lay people support and extend the care that pastors provide.

We all experience challenges in life, times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend.  Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care you might need by companioning you through a tough time.  God cares about you!  We care about you!

To learn more about this ministry, please contact Bonnie Stowell, Carolyn Keil  or Pastor Dave Weaver.

Prayer Ministries


2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 6:00 to 7:30pm in the Library.

Enjoy knitting? Come to knit or crochet prayer shawls with others. Prayer shawls are for those experiencing life challenges, life celebrations or service to God’s kingdom.  Contact Christine McHenry.


Wednesday at 10:00am to 12:00pm in the Library. The scripture for the upcoming week and the method of Lectio Divino is used to pray with God in a deeper way. Contact Christine McHenry.

Sunday Morning Prayer Walkers

Every Sunday at 7:00am to walk and pray for worship services, congregants, visitors, children, youth, worship leaders, choirs, liturgist, and preachers.

Too early? You can still join the group at 7:30 in the church office to pray in circle with pastors before the worship. Contact Jo Seilacher.

Support Groups

We all face some difficulties in our lives.  It is lonely to walk alone during those dark moments caused by losses in life. The feeling of loneliness and brokenness can be difficult to bear alone. Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church extends our invitation to individuals who are searching for support groups.  We are here to listen, pray and share your burden in Christ.

For more information contact the church office at (513) 871-1345.


Meets weekly in the Parlor from 7pm-9pm

This is a caring confidential support group open to anyone and everyone. Topics are group-driven. Areas of conversation may include: loss of a loved one, marriage or employment, issues involving recovery from an illness, substance abuse, gambling or co-dependency. Christian responses and biblical responses will be used, as well as, meditation, prayer or professional referrals. Questions, please contact Mary Meisch at 375-2327 or

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is a centuries old practice in Christianity that helps you notice where God is active in your life. It provides an opportunity:

  • To talk about your life story;
  • To slow down and to be more mindful of God’s presence and action in your life;
  • To listen to the movement of God in your life;
  • To discern the leading of the Holy Spirit.