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, April 23, 2017, 12:15 – 1:30 pm

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.”

A delicious (free) lunch will be provided in the Welcome Center.

Spiritual Gifts Class (Welcome Center)
Tuesday, May 2, 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. Please complete a ‘Spiritual Gifts Questionnaire’ (contact me for a copy) prior to attending your class and bring the completed questionnaire to the class when you attend.

United Methodist 101 (Welcome Center)
Sunday, May 16, 2017, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Pastor Cathy 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.


Reception of New Members
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11:00 am

We plan to hold the series three times in 2017.  In addition, every other new member session will offer classes on Tuesday evenings instead of Sunday afternoons. New member classes do not need to be completed all at one time; for example, you could take the Spiritual Gifts class in Spring, 2017 and wait until Fall, 2017 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.