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Spiritual Formation for Moms

Spiritual Formation for Moms (SFM) is a casual, weekly Monday fellowship and discussion Bible study for moms of infants through kindergarten. Babies welcome! Our next study is “Rhythms of Renewal” by Rebekah Lyons. Learn to trade your struggles with stress and anxiety for a life filled with God’s peace and purpose. This class is an informal Bible study that shares coffee, laughter, joys, and concerns during the ever-changing moments of motherhood. This class is open to both members and non-members.

Mondays, January 13 – May 4
9:30 – 11:00 am, Room 120
Cost: $40 (scholarships are available) 
Led by Malloy Wightman and Cathy Hutton

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

Mallory Wightman, 214.523.2290

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Cost: $40.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

Every Monday, from 01/13/2020 to 05/04/2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


The Bible Tells Me So or Does It?

Is it possible that in trying to defend the Bible, Christians have forgotten how to read it? How do we reconcile the God of love and forgiveness in the New Testament with the God of judgement and violence in the Old Testament? Does it bother us that many horrific events in history were justified through the use of select Scripture quotes?

Maybe the answer lies in changing the way we see the Bible. Biblical scholar, Peter Inns, and author, Richard Rohr, take us in new directions in our use and understanding of the Bible.

Mondays, January 27 – March 16
10:00 – 11:30 am, Room 210/211
Cost: $20
Register by Wednesday, January 22
Led by Allen Stone

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Cost: $20.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 210

Every Monday, from 01/27/2020 to 03/16/2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Women’s Bible Fellowship

“Faith Under Fire: Exploring Christianity’s Ten Toughest Questions”

This study looks at today’s tough questions, including the existence of God, Christianity and Islam, the reliability of the Bible, the relationship between faith and science, and more. Author, Lee Strobel, hosts a series of discussions on these important spiritual and social issues. This study will sift through the most relevant questions facing the Chrisitan faith today and help you to gain new understanding.

Tuesday, January 14 7:00 am – We will meet at La Madeleine (the corner of Mockingbird and Bush Ave.) to receive our books and for fellowship.

Tuesdays, January 21 – March 31
7:00 – 8:00 am, Room 241, Storm Lounge
Cost: $12
Register by Thursday, January 16

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Cost: $12.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 241

Every Tuesday, from 01/14/2020 to 03/31/2020, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


Tuesday Knights Men’s Group

Acts: Seeing God’s Power in Action

Our mission is to support spiritual growth, fellowship, and community service among men, helping them to mature as disciples of Christ primarily through Bible study.

Starting in January, we are resuming our study of Acts. Why was the early church so dynamic? Jesus transformed their lives, and they changed the world! Acts is the extraordinary record of these early Christians. The power that grew the church is the same power that can transform your life. Study Acts and you will begin to understand what the Holy Spirit can do in you and in the world.

Tuesdays, January 7 – May 26
6:45 – 8:30 pm, Room 244 

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Cost: $10.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 244/245

Every Tuesday, from 01/07/2020 to 05/26/2020, 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM


Midweek Bible Study

Want to go deeper in the Bible? It can be difficult to do on your own, so let’s do it together. Join us midweek for teaching straight from Scripture. We’ll go a little deeper to explore what it would look like for you to follow Jesus — right where you are.

Bring your Bible, your questions, and something to write with. See you there!

Wednesdays, starting January 15
7:30 – 8:30 pm, Confirmation Space, Third Floor
No Charge
Led by Hannah Buchanan

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 385

Every Wednesday, from 01/15/2020 to 04/15/2020, 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


HPUMC Women’s Bible Study

“Making Sense of the Bible: Rediscovering the Power of Scripture Today”  

Christian denominations continue to experience deep divisions over universal social issues. These debates often center around how we understand and interpret Scripture. In “Making Sense of the Bible,” Adam Hamilton addresses these often misunderstood biblical themes. This study leads to a deeper appreciation of the Bible, so that we might hear God speak through it and find its words to be life-changing and life-giving.

Thursdays, January 16 – February 20
9:30 – 11:00 am, Room 244/245
Cost: $12
Register by Monday, January 13
Led by Rev. Susan Robb

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Cost: $12.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 244/245

Every Thursday, from 01/16/2020 to 02/20/2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Christian Believer

Discover the church’s answer to questions that grow out of human life and Christian experience as you study church history and doctrine. Join us for the second half of this study as we look at doctrine such as faith, the Holy Spirit, sacraments, worship, sanctification, and resurrection. Pair reading of Scripture with selected readings from the classics for an in-depth look at the foundations of church doctrine.    

Mondays, February 3 – May 18
12:00 – 1:30 pm, Confirmation Space, Third Floor
Cost: $45
Register by Thursday, January 30
Led by Rev. Walt Marcum

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Cost: $45.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 385

Every Monday, from 02/03/2020 to 05/18/2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Invitation to the New Testament

Explore the writings of the New Testament using the story of Jesus as the starting point. Learn how the early church took ownership of and was shaped by the story of Jesus and how the church learned how to develop as disciples and create communities of faith.

This study will give you a deeper understanding of the New Testament and a renewed discovery of our identity in God and God's vision for all things.

Tuesdays, February 4 - March 31
12:00 - 1:30 pm, Walt Marcum Volunteer Lounge, Confirmation Space, 3rd Floor
Cost: $15
Register by Thursday, January 30
Led by Rev. Walt Marcum

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Cost: $15.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 385

Every Tuesday, from 02/04/2020 to 03/31/2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


The Place - Young Adult Bible Study

For 1000's of years sacred scripture has been read in community. When looking at the history of faith, personal scripture study is relatively new. Each Tuesday at The Place we will spend time reading scripture together, in community, with the hope and expectation, a communal reading will enhance our personal study as well. If you have ever struggled to make sense of the scriptures, or even struggle knowing where to start, you are invited to join other young adults as we grow in our understanding of one another, and our understanding of God.


Tuesdays, February 4 - April 28
6:30 - 8:00 pm, Youth Basement
No Cost
Register by Thursday, January 30
Led by Rev. Phil Dieke

 

 

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Location: HPUMC Youth Basement

Every Tuesday, from 02/04/2020 to 04/28/2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Armor of God: A Women’s Study

Life can seem like an endless battle. Despite our best efforts, we can feel defeated. In this spiritual battle, an unseen enemy seeks to keep us from victory in our lives. But God has a plan and the power we need to win. This study will teach you to put on God’s armor, and use the weapon of prayer as you fight battles in your life.

This study is more than a biblical description of the believer's inventory, it is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.

Wednesdays, February 5 - March 18
11:45 am  - 1:15 pm, Room 244/245
Cost: $20
Register by Thursday, January 30
Led by Mary Bishop 

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Cost: $20.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 244/245

Every Wednesday, from 02/05/2020 to 03/18/2020, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM


The Life and Ministry of Jesus

Join us for this eight week study of the life and ministry of Jesus as it is found in the gospels.  We will use the gospel stories and modern scholarship to explore his life, his message and his ministry.


Wednesdays, February 5 - March 25
11:30 (lunch) 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Room 120
Cost: $15
Register by Thursday, January 30
Led by Rev. Walt Marcum and Richard Stanford


Optional $12 lunch - RSVP weekly to Richard Stanford, 214.523.2249.

 

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Cost: $15.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

Every Wednesday, from 02/05/2020 to 03/25/2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Immortal Diamond: Finding Your True Self

Based on Richard Rohr’s book, Immortal Diamond, and guided by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the great Christian contemplatives, this class will explore our true spiritual identity. As the title of the book implies, the True Self is likened to a diamond: buried deep within us and formed under the intense pressure of our lives. Learn transformative truths that can enrich meaning and purpose in your life and allow you to grow ever closer to God.

Bring your lunch! 

Wednesdays, February 5 - March 11
12:00 - 1:30 pm, Room #3 (2nd Floor, Children's Area)
Cost: $15 for book; scholarships are available­­­
Register by: Thursday, January 30
Led by Dr. Jana Rentzel, Spiritual Director & Counselor

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Cost: $15.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 3, 2nd floor (Children's Area)

Every Wednesday, from 02/05/2020 to 03/11/2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Men’s Bible Study with Rev. Matt Tuggle

Join Rev. Matt Tuggle and a group of other men once a month to study a passage of Scripture and connect with other men who are exploring their faith. No preparation required. Just show up and bring a Bible.

Please register to let us know you are coming and pay for an optional lunch ($10) if desired.

Second Fridays: January 10, February 21, March 13, April 10, and May 8 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Tolleson Family Activity Center, Second Floor Youth Activity Hall

 

Contact Dana Howard, 214-523-2282 for more questions. 

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Location: Tolleson Family Activity Center, 2nd Floor Youth Activity Hall

Second Friday, from 01/10/2020 to 05/08/2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Celebrating God’s Gift of Gratitude

Join us to celebrate God’s gift of a grateful heart, a Bible study inside a guided journey to living more gratefully. Explore what scripture has to say about gratitude, examine the tools you can use to live a grateful life, experience the awe of gratitude and celebrate God’s gift to us of the grateful heart and mind. 

Mondays, February 17 - May 11 (not meeting 3/9 or 4/13)
6:30 - 8:00 pm, Room 244/245
No Cost
Register by Thursday, February 13
Led by Dana Gibson

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 244/245

Every Monday, from 02/17/2020 to 05/11/2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


The Cross and the Lynching Tree

"The Cross and the Lynching Tree" provides both a relevant Lenten study and a timely reflection on racism. It is also a theological work that provides deep insights into what our primary Christian symbol really means and how the paradox of the cross informs our faith and contemporary experience.

The class will use the Lenten Study Guide for "The Cross and the Lynching Tree" by Dr. James Cone. The companion book, "The Cross and the Lynching Tree", is available for purchase through online booksellers. It is suggested reading, but not required for the class.

“They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.” (Acts 10:39).This “powerful and painful song for hope” is a perfect fit for Lent!

Tuesdays, March 3 - April 7
12:00 - 1:30 pm,  Confirmation Space, 3rd Floor
Cost: $10.00 fee for study guide 
Register by Friday, February 28
Led by Rev. Phil Dieke and Kent Roberts

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Cost: $10.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Confirmation Center (3rd Floor)

Every Tuesday, from 03/03/2020 to 04/07/2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Journey to the Cross

Join us for this six-week exploration of the events of Holy Week. Beginning with Palm Sunday, we will explore each of the six days of Holy Week, culminating in the crucifixion of Jesus. We will be using scholarly and historical resources to give insight into what happened each day and what it meant.

Wednesdays, March 4 - April 8
6:30 - 8:00 pm
Room: Youth Basement
Cost: $15
Register by Monday, March 2
Led by Rev. Walt Marcum

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Cost: $15.00

Location: HPUMC Youth Basement

Every Wednesday, from 03/04/2020 to 04/08/2020, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


HPUMC Women’s Bible Study: The Walk

How do we walk with Christ—daily follow him, grow in him, and faithfully serve him? In the Gospels, Jesus modeled for us the Christian spiritual life. The apostles taught it in their writings. And the church has sought to pursue this Christian spiritual life.

In The Walk, Adam Hamilton focuses on five essential spiritual practices that are rooted in Jesus’ own walk with God and taught throughout the New Testament. Each of these practices is intended as part of our daily walk with Christ while also being an essential part of growing together in the church.

Thursdays, March 5 - April 9
9:30 - 11:00 am, Room 244/245
Cost: $22
Register by Monday, March 2
Led by Rev. Susan Robb

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Cost: $22.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 244/245

Every Thursday, from 03/05/2020 to 04/09/2020, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Working Faith: Lenten Leadership Study

The Working Faith Program of the Mark Craig Leadership Network (MCLN) serves to help provide resources for servant leaders in the marketplace. As part of its mission, MCLN is offering a four-week, Lent-based program designed to discuss how Lenten themes can inform leadership issues. The interactive program will be led by Chip Robertson, a former Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court and a member of the HPUMC staff. The four sessions will center on these ideas:

1. Redefining the Messiah: Sublimating Self to Purpose

2. Turning Over the Tables: How Ethical Fading Can Ruin Great Purpose 

3.  Readying the Disciples: Building and Teaching Teams for Tough Times 

Fridays, March 13 – April 3
7:00 – 8:30 am, Breakfast Provided
Room 253, Conference Room
Cost: $30 
Register by Tuesday, March 10
Led by Chip Robertson

Andi Fancher, 214-523-2286

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Cost: $30.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 253

Every Friday, from 03/13/2020 to 04/03/2020, 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM


Prayer: Alone and Together

This class is an introduction to selected prayer practices beneficial in developing a deeper relationship with God.  Each week a new prayer practice will be offered, followed by time for personal prayer, reflection in a journal format and brief expression of the reflection to the group.  Please bring a journal to class

Wednesdays, April 1 - May 6
6:30 - 8:00 pm, Room 244/245
Cost: $50
Register by Thursday, March 26
Led by Lalla Shackelford, Certified Spiritual Director 

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Cost: $50.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 244/245

Every Wednesday, from 04/01/2020 to 05/06/2020, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM