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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

16Jul
POTLUCK & GAMES
Start-06:00PM
16Jul
BAND REHEARSAL
Start-07:00PM
18Jul
PRAYER BREAKFAST
Start-07:30AM
18Jul
BC HAND & FOOT CARDS
Start-06:30PM
18Jul
BIBLE STUDY
Start-07:30PM
19Jul
UM MEN MEETING
Start-06:45PM
19Jul
WINGS MEETING
Start-07:00PM
22Jul
BAND REHEARSAL
Start-07:45AM
22Jul
SUMMER WORSHIP SERVICE
Start-09:30AM
23Jul
DC LUNCHBOX VOLUNTEERS
Start-10:45AM
23Jul
POTLUCK & GAMES
Start-06:00PM
23Jul
BAND REHEARSAL
Start-07:00PM
24Jul
STITCHES FROM THE HEART
Start-10:00AM
25Jul
PRAYER BREAKFAST
Start-07:30AM
25Jul
DC OUTREACH MEAL VOLUNTEERS
Start-05:00PM

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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