Welcome to Awaken the City! If you're looking to be a part of transforming the city, you're in the right place.
Our love for the city comes from experiencing the love of Jesus. Whether you are connected to a church or looking to make a difference in the city, we're here for you. This ministry began at Hyde Park Community UMC in 2010 with a vision of transforming the city. Today, Awaken the City is the outreach arm of Hyde Park Community UMC and the name of our Downtown Campus. We're living into that vision every day by building relationships with others that equip, empower and mobilize people to unite their gifts with the needs in the city.
The vision of transformation means we're partnering with individuals, organizations and churches to change the city, one life at a time. Through serving in the city, coming together in community and celebrating God's movement in the city through worship, we're seeking to follow Jesus deeper into the city. We're counting on you to help us make it happen.
Together, with God, we will Awaken the City.
In Christ's Service,
Rev. Sara B. Thomas
Rev. Sara B. Thomas is the Pastor of Community and Global Outreach at Hyde Park Community Church. She leads the multi-site ministry and oversees the ministry of Awaken the City. Sara is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. Growing up in the suburbs, she was a bit surprised when God led her to the city. She can't imagine any place she'd rather be than serving with others and considers it a privilege to help others find the place Christ is calling them to serve. Sara can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513.871.1345.