Family Ministry

Family Ministry

Our Family Ministry welcomes all families to join us in a variety of ways! We develop, energize, and maintain vibrant programming to support our children, youth and families in their faith journeys from infancy to adulthood. We partner with families to help you grow TOGETHER in your relationship with God by combining the influence of church and home to fuel the faith in the next generation.

Children's Ministry

Infants-5th Grade

HPCUMC Children’s Ministry provides a fun, safe, and loving place where children and families can grow in their faith, grow in relationships, and grow in their knowledge of living as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Youth Ministry

6th-12th Grade

The Youth Ministry at Hyde Park Community seeks to partner with parents to help youth develop in all aspects of life while preparing for college and careers. Youth are given opportunities to explore their gifts and talents through worship, discipleship, and leadership.

Intentional Parenting Class

Thursday mornings, 9:30-10:30am

This weekly group is for parents who want to learn, grow & support one another on their parenting journey.  Parents or caregivers with kids of ANY age are welcome to join any week, and childcare is provided.

We’ve finished our study of Woven:  Nurturing a Faith Your Child Doesn’t Have to Heal From and are taking a break for the summer.

  Please contact Pam at if you’re interested in joining our group this fall.  And keep your eyes open for interesting books to explore together! 

Upcoming Events

Special Events

VBS (2)


June 10-14

We had an EPIC week diving at VBS this year! Over 200 children “dove into friendship with God,” and over 100 volunteers worked to make this experience come alive. Thank you, everyone!  Mark your calendars for next year’s VBS on June 9-13. 

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VBS After-Celebration

June 30

Families with elementary-aged children are invited to enjoy some tasty popcorn and reconnect with the friends and leaders you met at VBS!  We can’t wait to sing our VBS songs and praise God with you again!  Stop by 3:30-5:00pm.

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VBS After-Celebration

July 28

We invite families with preschool-aged children to come to this playdate from 3:30-5:00 pm.  We’ll share some popsicles, play on the playground, and sing VBS songs.  We can’t wait to see you again!

Family Camp

Family Camp

July 22-27

Members of our church family will travel to Aldersgate Camp in Ravenna, Kentucky, from July 22 to 27. Registration is now closed, but please pray for our time together as we “Dive Deeper” into our faith and our connections with each other.

Stepup & Blessing of the Backpacks

Stepup/Blessing of Backpacks Sunday

August 11

On this exciting Sunday, our children will officially move up and join the next grade in Sunday School.  Bring your backpacks to worship, because we’ll bless them and pray for the kids.

Meet Our Family Ministry Team

HPCUMC Family Ministry provides a fun, safe and loving place where children and families can grow in their faith. If you have any questions, please contact us below!

Dana Calhoun

Director of Family Ministry

Pam Pilger

Assistant Director of Family Ministry

Sara Pease

Children's Ministry Coordinator

Diane Dinsmore

Family Ministry Administrative Assistant

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