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New ministries looking for volunteers

07.16.19 | Support | by Kevin Crain

New ministries looking for volunteers

    Are you searching for a way to get involved at Highland Park United Methodist Church? We have two amazing ministries launching this fall that could use your help. Check them out and see if there’s an opportunity that’s right for you.

    Are you searching for a way to get involved at Highland Park United Methodist Church? We have two amazing ministries launching that could use your help. Check them out and see if there’s an opportunity that’s right for you. 

    Journey, HPUMC’s memory care ministry, is a respite program offering a weekly meeting full of faith-based care to those with early-stage Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers.

    Meetings will take place every Thursday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Tolleson Family Activity Center. These will combine socialization, physical movement, music, art, other memory-stimulating activities, and lunch.

    Our memory care ministry is looking for dedicated, enthusiastic, and positive volunteers that are ready to jump in and engage with their wonderful participants. 

    Trained volunteers will help two to four Thursdays each month, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, providing support and encouragement to ministry participants with a minimum of one volunteer to every two group participants.

    If you enjoy leading exercise, music, or crafts, we also need volunteers that can come in for 20-30 minutes on Thursdays to plan and lead an activity with their group.

    For more information and to volunteer, please contact Trissie Osborn, 214-523-2245. For more information, visit hpumc.org/journey


    The mission of the Recovery Ministry at HPUMC is to help people suffering from substance addiction become deeply devoted followers of Jesus Christ through the life-saving and life-transforming power of recovery.

    We endeavor to equip, love, and encourage individuals and families struggling with the disease of substance addiction by offering community, staff support, groups, and other resources.

    Through volunteers, known as Recovery Allies, we will be able to offer addicts and their families a connection to a church member who knows what it is like to experience substance addiction and the subsequent consequences, whether it is as someone who has been addicted or as the loved one of an addict. 

    An Ally will be able to offer hope, letting a person who is suffering because of substance addiction know that they are not alone and that our church cares about them.

    Recovery Allies will have at a minimum the following experiences:

    • As a Recovery Ally, they must be currently sober and their sobriety must have been continuously maintained for at least one year.
    • As a Friend and Family Ally, they must have had experience with a loved one suffering from addiction.
    • Must have attended addiction support meetings and/or has had a sponsor.
    • Must be a church member in good standing of one or more years.

    For more information about this ministry and opportunities to serve within it, please contact Jenny Misslin, 214-523-2242. For more information, visit hpumc.org/recovery


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