What We Believe

What is Our Mission?

We strive to embody the hope and love of Jesus for all through service, worship, and companionship. 

Israel and Palestine

The Israeli occupation of Palestinian land has been an ongoing crisis for much of our history, and it continues to be a humanitarian crisis for those in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. This active information sheet was created by the leadership of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church for you to use to educate and advocate for a ceasefire. As United Methodists, we hold a stake in peace and justice for all, and this includes our Palestinian siblings. Please utilize the links provided, and share the resources as you can.
If you have any questions, email Meredith Menius at mmenius@hpcumc.org.

What We Believe

We seek to create arenas where people have significant, life-changing experiences of God through Jesus Christ and have opportunities to make a significant difference in the community, the city, and the world.

This is based upon the primary task of the local church as described in paragraph 243 of The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church 2008. The primary task is “reaching out and receiving with joy all who will respond; encouraging people in their relationship with God and inviting them to commitment to God’s love in Jesus Christ; providing opportunities for them to seek strengthening and growth in spiritual formation; and supporting them to live lovingly and justly in the power of the Holy Spirit as faithful disciples.

Statement of Welcome & Inclusion

At Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church, we are committed to the foundational principles that God’s grace extends to all people and all people are of sacred worth to God. We celebrate the gospel message of God’s boundless love and all the ways in which God’s family is diverse and whole.

We welcome and affirm persons of any age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ethnic or cultural background, faith tradition, physical and mental ability, economic condition, marital status, family configuration or place on the spectrum of conservative, centrist or progressive.

We affirm that all people are created in the image of God and that as beloved children of God, all are worthy of God’s love and grace. We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministry of Hyde Park Community United Methodist Church as we journey toward reconciliation through Christ.

We recognize the differences among us as wonderful gifts that teach us how to love alike even though we may not think alike.  We are confident that all of us, regardless of our views, can join arm in arm and heart in heart to build God’s kingdom.

We proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion and discrimination in the church or in society and know that everyone’s participation in our ministries enriches us. We invite all people to join us in our faith journey toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.

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Part of acting on our Inclusivity Statement as a faith community is participating in the Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival Celebration and the Cincinnati Pride Parade. Click on the buttons below to explore more about these events:

History & A Way Forward

A Way Forward

Timelines of general conference and HPCUMC actions to find a way forward.

HPCUMC History

Learn more and check out an interactive timeline of the history of our church!

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