In the doldrums of the winter, when the days are shorter and the cold forces us inside more, the Poinsettia has become an American tradition for the holiday season. Native to Mexico, they were first introduced to our country in 1828, long before the twinkle of LED lights, Crayola crayons, and plastic decorations. In the Newport RI mansions, huge spheres of these wonderful flowers would be hung from the ceilings and gathered about the floors for the joy and levity they spread.
The humble Poinsettia must surely have been a cheering companion during these earlier years of our country. It is no wonder that they became the patron flower of American Christmas. With their bright red leaves and yellow flowers, some see the deepest of Christian symbolism, the star of Bethlehem and the sacrificial blood of Christ for us.
Yearly we deck our halls, well, really the sanctuary, with these wonderful plants as both a reminder of the season and a way to remember loved one's who no longer are with us. Please use the order form on the link below to order your poinsettias this holiday season. Remember to include all the information that you would like us to use in the remembrance insert on Christmas eve.
The cost per plant is $8.
Orders are due by December 11th.
Use the below order form to submit your order (click "Read More" if you don't see the form).
Sunday, December 18th.
Please sign up on the below form now to donate 3 dozen of your favorite HOMEMADE cookies for the 14th Annual 'Cookie Walk' on Sunday, Dec. 18th. All varieties of cookies are welcome (including Christmas) but they must be homemade! The sign-up poster will be in the narthex or use the convenient online form below.
The 'Cookie Walk' will be held in the Fellowship Hall after the 10:00 AM service. Bakers drop your cookies off in the kitchen on or before Sunday the 18th before 10:00 AM. At coffee hour everyone is invited to select cookies to purchase for $9/pound as a Mission fundraiser. Please contact Gina Lacey at 914-474-1281 if you have any questions.
Please click on the below "Read More: Mission's 14th Annual Cookie Walk" button to donate homemade cookies, no store-made cookies, please.
The United Methodist Church of Hyde Park
The Characters of Christmas
Advent Bible Study
A Christmas Carol
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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."