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United Methodist Church of Hyde Park

1 Church Street●Hyde Park, NY 12538●(845) 229-2114

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UMCHP Events

18Dec
BAND REHEARSAL
Start-07:00PM
20Dec
PRAYER BREAKFAST
Start-07:30AM
20Dec
CHOIR REHEARSAL
Start-07:30PM
20Dec
BIBLE STUDY
Start-07:30PM
21Dec
UM MEN MEETING
Start-06:45PM
21Dec
WINGS MEETING
Start-07:00PM
24Dec
Morning Worship- ONE SERVICE
Start-10:00AM
24Dec
WORSHIP SERVICE
Start-10:00AM
24Dec
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Start-11:45AM
24Dec
CHILDREN'S WORSHIP SERVICE
Start-06:00PM
24Dec
CAROL SING
Start-07:45PM
24Dec
FAMILY WORSHIP SERVICE
Start-08:00PM
24Dec
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE W/ PRAISE BAND
Start-11:00PM
26Dec
STITCHES FROM THE HEART
Start-10:00AM
27Dec
PRAYER BREAKFAST
Start-07:30AM

CardsofHope Elyse S. Scott

You have already read about many of the ministries of this wonderful group of caring, compassionate members. I joined the Blessed Connections group to share my small gift of writing. As an English teacher and writer, it seemed a natural fit.

I send cards and letters to shut-ins and others in need of a little tender loving care. What I didn’t realize when I began this ministry was that “the gifts” would come back to me a hundred-fold.

I am better known as “the card lady” to countless nursing home patients, congregants, and others who need a cheery greeting or a warm hello.

What I never expected were the greeting cards in return, thank you notes from the recipients themselves, and warm letters from their family members.

Friendships have developed along the way as well. My intended purpose was to share Christian fellowship and God’s love with others who might be lonely, out of the mainstream, or in need of a bit of cheering up. However, their love, their well wishes, and their genuine and sincere thanks have become some of the greatest blessings in my life.

Family members say that these cards give them something to talk about when they visit the nursing home, they cheer up sometimes sterile rooms, and they send the message that their loved ones are ministered to.

The recipients themselves say that they feel so welcomed and befriended by the congregation in the case of those who can come to our services, and others say that the friendship extended and the kind, inspirational words brighten their day.

When I got involved in Blessed Connections, I never envisioned how a simple act of “sending cards” could turn into God’s work.

“Where your treasure is there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6: 21)

Elyse S. Scott
Cards Ministry,
Blessed Connections