After over a year and a half of COVID-19, it might be hard to remember that the United Methodist Church of Hyde Park has many dynamic ministries aimed at outreach, nurture, and transformation. One of the newest ministries in the church that had barely begun when COVID-19 hit, is Stephen Ministry.
A Stephen Minister is a volunteer from a local church who has undergone extensive training in the confidential care and nurture of people who are experiencing a season of life where challenge or strain has become overwhelming. The local Stephen Ministry coordinator, Beverly Broadright, prayerfully considers all needs, seeking God's discernment in the process of matching folks to helpers who can best walk beside those who would like to have someone with whom to share the load.
As we begin to emerge from physical isolation, many of us are facing unique spiritual and emotional feelings that we might be able to handle better if we had someone with which to share our feelings. Others of us may feel that we have gifts to offer others for the healing of the world, whether you would like to become or to have Stephen Minister, we would love to hear from you. You can email Pastor Kregg, email@example.com, anytime and he will pass along your contact information to the right person to get you connected, or email Bev directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please find below a YouTube video where care receivers express how much a Stephen Minister has meant to them.
“It is no good asking for a simple religion. After all, real things are not simple.
They look simple, but they are not.”
C.S. Lewis in Mere Christianity
“That's a pie crust promise. Easily made, easily broken.”
— Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins
As of March 7, 2021, we have resumed regular Sunday in-person worship. As of June 6, 2021, we have relaxed and enforced COVID-19 protocol areas in the Sanctuary for the comfort and acceptance of all. If you are vaccinated, no one will ask to see proof, you may resume worship without restriction. If you are not vaccinated, have a medical reason that requires COVID-19 precautions, or just want to play it safe, we have your back.
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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."