Mid Week Services- 2019
These services arose out of a heartfelt need to deepen the experience of Holy Week through connecting with and relating to the human side of Christ's struggle as he journeyed to the cross. Too often the average worshiper leaves Palm Sunday to come back on Resurrection Sunday with only the barest of hints of the drama of the week before. In essence we go from celebration to celebration, not connecting and dwelling on the full emotional and painful price that God paid for us during Holy Week.
These services are meditative. The music is calm and reflective. The tone of the service is subdued. The leader is not the focus. We center on the Christ candle as it makes its way through the week to finally find it's resting place on the altar on Good Friday. At the end of Good Friday's service, it is extinguished as the flame of life leaves our Savior dead in a tomb. I have found that the only way I can fully feel Easter is by trying to fully feel Holy Week through the scriptures.
Every service will start at 7:00 PM. There are very few elements of the traditional worship services of Sunday morning: we gather to sing, to pray, to read scripture, to walk with our Lord in this His most painful days. It is that simple.
|Services for Holy Week|
or Mt 27:11-54
|7:00 PM||Exodus 1:1-22
|7:00 PM||Exodus 2:1-25
|7:00 PM||Exodus 3:1-22
|7:00 PM||Exodus 6:1-12,
7:1-13 & 11:1-10
WE NEED YOUR INPUT
We are in the process of planning an ALPHA program. We would like to determine when the best timeframe to start the program is.
Alpha is an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Alpha is done in 11 sessions. Every Alpha session has 3 key elements: food, watching a video and having small group discussions about the video. A meal is served to encourage us to come together. The videos, generally about 30 minutes, are designed to engage people and inspire conversation and the discussion. The small group discussion, maybe the most important part of Alpha, gives people the chance to share their thoughts and ideas on the topic, in a friendly, honest and open environment.
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For over the last decade on most Monday evenings during the Fall and Spring "UMCHP" offers two hours of eating and study. We start with a prepared meal, and you don't have to cook, at 6:00 PM. The cost of the meal is usually around $6 a person and is collected by "free will" offering baskets at each table. Give what you can to help us to keep providing this wonderful time of fellowship.
At 6:45 PM everyone helps to clean up the dining room.
At 7:00 PM classes start and run for about an hour. You do not have to come to the meal to take a course, nor do you have to go to a class to share in the mealtime, come either or both.
Here are the dates for the next session of Monday Night Lights:
We will be offering 11 nights in the Spring, including registration (10 class sessions).
Monday, February 11, 2019 - Information Night
Monday, May 6, 2019 - Last Class
11th - Selection
18th - No MNL Presidents Day
25th - MNL #1
4th - MNL #2
11th - MNL #3
18th - MNL #4
25th - MNL #5
1st - MNL #6
8th - MNL #7
15th - No MNL Holy Monday
22nd - MNL #8
29th - MNL #9
6th - MNL #10 Final Spring Session
May 6th END OF SEMESTER
Welcome to the website of the United Methodist Church of Hyde Park, 1 Church Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538.
We are an active and responsive part of the greater Hyde Park community, reaching out and welcoming in the name of Jesus Christ. We are a missional church whose primary goal is to form dedicated Christians who embody Jesus' world view not only when gathered on Sunday, but in every facet of our lives. To this end we sow seeds of care and hope in our world, seeking to shore up the blessings of our community and perfect it in the loving nature of our faith.
We have programs aimed at learning, fellowship, discipleship, missions, you name it, but these are simply a means of witnessing to a greater love and sacrificial commitment that we have to one another and our world. This love and commitment cannot be held behind doors, while it can be celebrated there. This love and commitment welcomes in, but goes out to meet the wanderer on the roadside.
We would love to welcome you to spend some time getting to know us. You can do that as easily as looking over and plumbing the depths of this website. But really knowing us is helping us to both celebrate and encourage the greater Hyde Park community through the outreach we have. You are always welcome to come worship with us at any of our three Sunday morning services, which are joy filled Holy Spirit led encounters with a living and vital God.
Blessing to you on your journey, and know that God loves you so much that He died to prove it.
Our Mission Statement:
"Under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, we are a worshiping community, seeking the will of God, teaching the word of God, and sharing the love of God."