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Five things to look forward to in 2018

12.19.17 | 2017 Year in Review | by Alex Johnston

Five things to look forward to in 2018

    2018 is going to be a BIG year in the life of Highland Park United Methodist Church. From celebrating Easter to other programs, there is a lot to look forward to over the next 12 months. Here are just a few of the things we hope you'll mark on your calendar for 2018.

    Draw close to God by exploring the Bible in the New Year.

    Want to learn more about the Bible in 2018? HPUMC offers several classes designed to give you an in-depth look at the Scriptures. You can embark on a 12-week intensive study of the Old or New Testaments, or start with a six-week entry-level class on “How to Read the Bible.” Either way, we believe your love for God will be transformed through these classes.

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    Jesters troupe is busy preparing for 2018 performance.

    It's A Great Big World: Travel with the cast to a remote Hawaiian island and the northernmost tip of Alaska where two teams, one a group of presidentially commissioned international climate scientists, the other a National Geographic Expedition team, face dire circumstances. Encountering the unexpected, each team must gather their courage and work together to choose what is right while aiming to avoid complete global disaster! 

    Jesters is a theater troupe made up of teens and adults with special needs. Their annual performance takes place each February in Wesley Hall at HPUMC’s Mockingbird Campus. We hope you’ll join us this year! 

    If you’ve never seen a Jesters performance, watch the video above to get an idea of what the program is all about.

    Sister Up at HPUMC’s 2018 Women’s Retreat!

    This year HPUMC is excited to welcome New York Times best-selling author, Rachel Held Evans, as our keynote speaker for our annual women's retreat. If you're in need of inspiration, rest, or spiritual renewal, this weekend is for you. Our theme this year is Sister Up. We'll be focusing on the gift of sisterhood and working to strengthen our bonds with one another. After all, we are stronger together!

    Register Today! 

    Follow the journey as Rev. Paul Rasmussen travels to Israel. 

    In March, Rev. Rasmussen and his family will journey on an eight-day trip through the Holy Land. The trip will take them through ancient cities of the Bible, from Nazareth to Megiddo, Galilee, Jerusalem, and Bethelem. Our video team will travel with Paul to capture the entire experience, and will send back daily updates and photos!

    Follow HPUMC on Facebook to receive updates on the trip in March!

    New series in January aims at helping you build better relationships

    Relationshifts: A look at how modern culture is affecting our connection, communication, and expectations.

    Even though we would probably all agree that we all need relationships, we also all agree that relationships are exceedingly difficult. We need relationships but, truthfully, we’re pretty bad at them. Marriages fall apart, friends become frenemies become enemies.  This difficulty has always been the reality, but our generation seems to be uniquely challenged due to the technological advances of the past 20 years that are continuously changing how we relate to one another.

    Starting in January, we'll explore some practical steps we can take to strengthen our most important relationships.

    We are all writing a story!

    We want to help you share yours.

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