Newcomer Classes/Events

Are you interested in becoming a member of HPCUMC?  We are offering a new and exciting series of classes intended to help you engage in membership and mission.  Each new member session will consist of three classes as follows:

Welcome Lunch in the Welcome Center
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 12:15 – 1:30 pm

You’re invited to be our guest at a soup and salad luncheon. Please join us for this informal time where you can meet some others who are newcomers to Hyde Park Community UMC and our pastors. Our hospitality team simply wants to say, “We are glad that you are here”.

Spiritual Gifts Class (Welcome Center)
Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Take a spiritual gifts evaluation and work with lay leaders Sheila Brown and Diane Weaver to identify your spiritual strengths.  Learn where and how you can serve at HPCUMC and the greater community to best utilize your gifts.

United Methodist 101 (Welcome Center)
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Pastor Cathy Johns will present a short course on the history of Methodism, Methodist beliefs and sacraments, and the unique vision and mission of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church.  You will get a chance to discuss and understand your membership vows.  Then, on:

Reception of New Members
Sunday, November 19, 2017, 9:30 am

The classes do not have to be completed all at one time; for example, you could take the Spiritual Gifts class in Winter 2017 and wait until Spring 2018 to complete the United Methodist 101 class.  The important thing is to attend all three classes for maximum fellowship and learning!

Please contact Dave Jennings at or 979-8192 for more information or to register. Childcare is available upon request. It is exciting to be a member of the Body of Christ.