Hyde Park, NY, congregations, representing the diverse Christian denominations in our area, will come together for an Ecumenical Celebration of the Word of God on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The service, which will be held as part of the area’s observance of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, will take place at The Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 1 Church Street, Hyde Park, NY, beginning at 3:00 PM.
Begun in 1908, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated each year in cities and towns across the country and around the world.
The theme for the 2018 observance is Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious in Power (Exodus 15:6). The theme and text for each year’s observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are chosen and prepared by representatives of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and representatives of the World Council of Churches. The international texts are developed, adapted, and published for use in the USA by the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute.
The Hyde Park service is sponsored by a number of area churches in Hyde Park and Poughkeepsie. The public is cordially invited.
As we face our first major winter event of the year, I thought it might be good to review how to find out if a UMCHP activity or worship service is taking place. Here are the places to check:
• The website- information will hit here first.
• Your email.
• Call the church office and check the crenelation line.
Please remember that I try to make every effort to cancel events in a timely fashion. Sunday worship services will be determined on the preceding Saturday by 8:00 PM, except in the case of a sudden storm. Always call, check your email or phone ahead.
Mid Week policy is that if the public schools are canceled, so are church activities.
Here is the full Trustees' winter cancellation policy (please click "read more" button):
Please use the form below to submit information about the class you would like to see taught or you would like to teach yourself. After you fill in the information please click on the "Submit" button.*
Please click on "Read More" to see the form.
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, 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 offering 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 class, nor do you have to take a class to share in the meal time, 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 12, 2018 - Information Night
Monday, May 7, 2018 - Last Class
February 19, 2018 - Presidents' Day
March 26, 2018 - Election Day
May 7th 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."