We will be using John Ortberg's book, Who Is This Man: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus, as the basis of a sermon series over the five Sundays leading up to Easter. Each Sunday will have a reading list for those who would like to follow along in the book, and a video component for those who would like to watch it prior to the service on Sunday.
Here is the schedule of titles, scriptures, and book chapters:
- March 1- "Are You Amazed?"
- March 8- "Humanity Revealed"
- March 15- "But I Tell You, Forgive"
- March 22- "Living Ripples"
- March 29 (Passion/Palm Sunday- "The Eternal Three Days"
The schedule follows the order of the study guide for the book. The study guide is available at Amazon.com in print or Kindle versions.
There are preparatory videos available to view before each of these Sunday topics, but, due to copyright, you must be registered to view them.
Once registered you will see a menu item in the main menu on the left that you can select to view the videos.
Most Monday Evenings during the Fall and Spring UMCHP offers two hours of eating and study. We start with a prepared meal, you don't have to cook, at 6:00 PM. The cost of the meal is usually around $5 a person and is collected by "free will" offering baskets at each table. Give what you can to help us to keep offering this wonderful time of fellowship.
At 7:00 PM classes start and run for about an hour. You do not have to come to the meal to take a class, nor do you have to take a class share in the meal time.
Here are the dates for the Spring Session of Monday Night Lights:
Feb 2: Info night
Feb 9 - May 18
No MNL - Feb 16 or March 30
The following courses are currently running this Fall:
There are 9 entries:
Opening the Scriptures (Paul Pearson) Room# 107-B
Description: We will be reading the scriptures from the Sunday service and seeing how they apply to our lives. Cost $0
Description: Now those with tight schedules can participate in the Disciple Bible Study spiritual growth benefits that others have found so rewarding. In this redesign of the classic Disciple I Bible study, Bishop Wilke has created all new materials and resources to aid individual study of the foundation of our faith, the Bible. If you are new to Biblical studies or experienced, this course is for you. There are completely new sections on Spiritual Gift assessment and Old/New Testament celebrations to make our time together more enriching and fulfilling. There will be a cost associated with this study. I will assess the materials to keep this as low as possible. Cost $39.99. Cost will cover the Fall and Spring sessions, or $20 per session. Cost $39.99
Drive Thru History (Denise Ackerman) Room#
Description: Watching Dave Stott's videos in the Drive Thru History series and discussing what we have seen. These fascinating videos show the places where Christian and church history took place. Cost $0
Wired Word (Randy Alstadt) Room#
Description: A Biblical look at current events. We will discuuss a current event and read Bible passage that helps us understand Biblical examples of how similar events were reacted to in the past. Cost $0
Sr. High/Young Adult Bible Study - Revelation (Joe Marrine) Room#
Description: Continuing our study of Revelation - Chapters 12 - 22 Cost $0
Quilting (Collin Broadright and Gloria Matranga) Room#
Description: If you enjoy sewing and have basic quilting skills, come join us on Monday nights, 7-8:15pm. This is a work on your own class. We will be making simple lap quilts for a local charity. Many fabric supplies have been donated and are in our closet. There is no cost unless you wish to purchase additional fabric. Bring your sewing machine, rotary cutter and mat. Cost $0
An Ordinary Day With Jesus (Jan Bilig & Ed Thompson) Room#
Description: In the routine moments of an ordinary day . . . you can experience the reality of God's presence. Christ entered our broken world to give us life in all its fullness. Not just in pinnacle experiences, but in every situation, every relationship, every activity. As you learn to recognize and welcome Christ's presence into every moment, ordinary days become filled with a tangible sense of God's presence. Suddenly, you are experiencing all of life with God--not just Sundays or "quiet times." Even more, he is transforming you in the process. You begin to experience the kind of ongoing, close connection to God you've longed for. An Ordinary Day with Jesus show you how to: invite Christ to work alongside you recognize and hear the Holy Spirit's voice use the spiritual pathways that best connect you to God eliminate hurry and simplify your pace of life wake up and go to sleep in Jesus' name open everyday relationships to him, learning even from difficult people spend soul-replenishing time alone with God plan, commit to, and actually experience an entire day with Jesus Experiencing God's presence in your everyday life doesn't necessarily mean doing new things. It means doing the things you already do in new ways--with him. An ordinary day with Jesus truly can be the greatest day you've ever had. Best of all, it can lead to an extraordinary life! Cost $0
God's Not Dead Study & TrueU (Barb Marrine) Room#
Description: "God's Not Dead" Study will continue to explore the various topics raised by the movie.
TrueU: "Does God Exist?" Can we prove the existence of God, or are we left to grapple in the dark and take blind leaps of faith about what we believe?
Everyone asks these questions, and maybe you think you have the answers. But can you defend your beliefs when peers and professors are challenging your worldview?
1: What Is Faith?
2: Big Bang: Before the World Existed
3: Big Bang: The Beginning of Time
4: Big Bang: A Finely Tuned Universe
5: DNA by Design: Surprises in the Cell
6: DNA by Design: What Are the Chances?
7: DNA by Design: Mind behind the Matter
8: So It Was God after All
9: The Moral Evidence: Right and Wrong
10: The Moral Evidence: Failure of Relativism
Dinner-Theatre-Theology (Pete Hein) Room#
Description: View five secular movies and discuss from a theological perspective after each viewing. Cost $0
Looking toward Fall 2015:
Not able to make the first MNL registration night? Or, maybe you want to be a bit early on signing up. Just fill out the form below to register for the class you would like to take. If you can, please give us a prioritized list so that if a class is canceled, we can move you to another.
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."