On God’s side
Ever been picked last for a team? Eugene Peterson recounts feeling like a “liability” when this happened to him. In Run With the Horses (IVP Books), he says God always wants us on his side — no matter our individual strengths or weaknesses:
“For a long time all Christians called each other ‘saints.’ They were all saints regardless of how well or badly they lived, of how experienced or inexperienced they were. The word saint did not refer to the quality or virtue of their acts, but to the kind of life to which they had been chosen, life on a battlefield. It was not a title given after a spectacular performance, but a mark of whose side they were on.”
Based on its Latin roots, the word "saint" is the noun form of the verb consecrate; in other words, Peterson adds, God gave us “spiritual shape” even before we had “biological shape” (see Jeremiah 1:5). Even before forming us, God set us apart, or consecrated us, as saints — and chose us to be on God's side.
Remembering that our All Saints' Day Remembrances usually run from October 31st of the preceding year to November 1st of the present year, please use the form (click on "read more" if visible) at the bottom of the page to submit a name you would like for us to remember on our "All Saints Sunday," the first Sunday of November.
These names are meant to be a list of individuals who self identify as Chrstian and have some connection to either to the United Methodist Church or one of its families.
Names will be listed after review.
The United Methodist Church of Hyde Park
Annual Fair Trade & Craft Marketplace
Saturday Nov. 13th 10:00am - 4:00pm
Get a head start on your holiday shopping by purchasing one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family. Shop for unique, handmade gifts from around the world at our Missions' Fair Trade booth. Over 25 local artisans and business owners will also be selling their wares. Admission is Free! Door prize drawings! Food can be purchased to support our Youth Ministries!
For more information please call UMCHP at (845) 229-2114 or contact the event coordinator Gina Lacey at email@example.com
It is time to start thinking about packing a box for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. This year you may wish to consider packing a box online instead of shopping and filling an actual box. Please see the attached link to our church goal webpage. You can do your shopping and packing in the comfort of your own home😊. You can add photos and personal messages as well and track your box!
How many children can we bless with the Good News of Jesus Christ by building shoebox gifts online? This goal page will help us track our progress.
PS....of course you can still choose to pack an actual shoebox. You can use a standard size shoebox or reach out to me and I can make sure you get an official box to fill with goodies and a $9 processing fee I will make arrangements to collect these boxes by Sunday, November 21st between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Email me through the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Lori Shoebox" in the subject line!
Thank you for your support in contributing to this ministry Of sharing Gods love with children and their families throughout the world!
“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."