Typical Sunday morning at the rack.
Worship Service: 10:30AM
(Sunday School does not meet
A Little Bit About Us
*FOUNDED IN 1977*
Coming together as a Christian Faith community known as Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship,
we commit ourselves, as we are able, to the following:
-to enjoy fellowship and support, by participating together in worship, prayer, service, and play.
-to serve one another and the world by sharing our talents, resources, time, and abilities so that God's justice, peace, and healing might flow through us and into the world.
-to support the work of the larger Anabaptist vision which joyfully seeks to live out Jesus' teachings of salvation, peace, nonviolence, restoration, and care for the whole of God's created world.
-to value the attitudes of hospitality, humor, diversity, honesty, and openness so that we may give to others, and to ourselves, the same grace that God offers to all.
Mennonites for the Curious
Want to know more about us? Click here.
No matter where you are from, we're glad you're our neighbor
Have you seen this sign in your neighborhood? Signs like this are popping up in neighborhoods all over the country. HPMF currently has signs available for $5.50 each. We also have bumper stickers for $2.00 each. Stop by the church anytime to pick one up, just call first to make sure someone is in. Want to know more about the original story behind this sign? Click on a link below.
A Message of Tolerance Spreading from Yard to Yard (NPR Story - Dec 2016)
Pastor Tries to Counter Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric With Welcome Signs
(Here and Now Podcast- April 2017)
Welcome Your Neighbors (Original Sign Website)
Church Facilitated Small Groups (CFSG) 2016
Thanks for all the participation in the CFSG 2016. People have said that they enjoyed the small group meetings and that the discussion was positive and affirming. The summarized notes from the meetings can be found below. They are organized according to the questions used in the small group meetings. See below:
1. What do you most value/appreciate about HPMF?
2. What do you want HPMF to be like in 5 years?
3. When you think about the future at HPMF what are you afraid of losing?
4. When you think about the future at HPMF what are the things you wish to see changed?
Hyde Park Mennonite Facilitated Small Group Results April and May 2016
Also included are the complete notes from all the meetings.
CFSG 2016 - Complete Notes
Please prayerfully consider how HPMF might use this information to guide us as we make decisions about issues facing the church like how we spend our offering, how to be a more inclusive congregation, how to better serve our youth and each other, and how to improve our facility. Also, please pray for the Leadership Team as we find ways that we can best serve the congregation with this information.
In these documents you will find updated guidelines for funding of missions projects within HPMF along with our recently developed guidelines for funding for mission travel. We hope you’ll review these and keep them in mind as missions opportunities arise for you. If you have any questions or know of a project for which you’d like to seek support, please don’t hesitate to contact any member of the Missions Committee - Rick Skinner, John Vance, Rob Hanson or Janet Buschert.
Faith In Action
Mission Project Funding Process
Mission Travel Fund Guidelines
Becoming an Energy Saint ~ Click this link to visit our creation care page. In 2014 we had a congregational action to reduce home energy usage. Read about it here. You will also find useful tips and facts about reducing energy usage, links to other sites with good information, our congregational prayer for shalom for all creation, and favorite creation care scriptures.
As a congregation one of the ideas we focus on is Becoming Energy Saints. By this we mean that we are actively working to reduce our energy consumption. This song "Energy Saint" is about the different things we can do to save energy and take care of our earth. The pictures that go with the song in this video show the specific things people in our congregation have been doing to try to become energy saints.
Past and Present
Easter of 2013 we took a congregational group photo. See that photo here and compare it to a past congregational Easter photo taken in 1986. Who do you recognize?
History of Hyde Park
In November of 2011 we had a special service about the origins of Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship. Roger Piper-Ruth and Tim Yoder were interviewed as two of the men who were part of the original voluntary service project of starting a Mennonite Church in Boise, Idaho.
To listen to this special service click here: Origins of Hyde Park Mennonite Fellowship.
If you would like to know more about Mennonite beliefs read the Mennonite Confession of Faith.
Sister Church in Puerto Asis, Colombia
Visit our fair trade store in Hyde Park
(formerly Ten Thousand Villages).