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Spiritual Formation for Moms

This fall, Spiritual Formation for Moms will read We Saved You A Seat,  by Lisa-Jo Baker. This Bible study explores our relationship with Jesus as the ultimate model for authentic friendship. 

In this busy world, we too often try to appear ‘fine’, warding off authenticity and avoiding intimate friendships with the women God has placed in our lives. Yet nothing shapes us like the impact of a friend, that’s how Jesus radically and intimately connects with us. So instead of chasing perfection, overcome your fear of being known and find the courage to connect.

Mondays, September 9 - December 2
9:30 – 11:00 am, Room 120
Cost: $15 for book and materials; scholarships are available
Register by Friday, September 6
Led by Mallory Wightman and Cathy Hutton

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

Mallory Wightman, 214.523.2290

 

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Cost: $15.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

Every Monday, from 09/09/2019 to 12/02/2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


The Naked Now: Seeing as the Mystics See

For Christians who seek a way of thinking beyond the strict boundaries of black and white, this book explores methods for letting go of division and living in the present. Drawn from both the Gospels and the great Christian contemplatives, this study reveals how many of the hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost. Learn to identify dualistic thinking, and replace it with simple practices for stripping away ego and the fear of dwelling in the present. It's a perfect follow up to Falling Upward.

Allen Stone will lead this class using a remote conferencing connection.

Mondays, September 9 - November 18 (class not meeting 10/7 - 10/21)

10:00 -11:30 am, Room 210
Cost: $14
Register by Thursday, September 5
Led by Allen Stone

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Cost: $14.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 210

Every Monday, from 09/09/2019 to 11/18/2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Disciple Bible Study: Christian Believer

Have you ever sung a hymn or recited a creed and asked, “Why do we say that?” Discover the church’s answer to questions that grow out of human life and Christian experience as you study church history and doctrine in this in-depth look at classical doctrines. This study will focus on foundational teachings of the Christian faith through the use of words, symbols, and hymns.

Mondays, September 9 - December 16
12:00 - 1:30 pm, Room 120

Cost: $48
Register by Thursday, September 5  

Led by Rev. Walt Marcum

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Cost: $48.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

Every Monday, from 09/09/2019 to 12/16/2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Breathing Under Water

Richard Rohr’s book Breathing Under Water teaches the principles of the 12-steps and bridges the gap between spirituality and scripture. You will leave with a tool kit and action plan to grow in understanding and effectiveness in your spiritual walk as a Christian. If you are ready for freedom and a full life in Christ, you need to make this teaching the very next thing you do.

Mondays, September 16 - October 28
6:30 - 8:00 pm, Room #1 (2nd Floor, Children’s Area)

Cost: $15
Register by Thursday, September 12

Led by Lisa Kroencke

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Cost: $15.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 1, 2nd floor (Children's Area)

Every Monday, from 09/16/2019 to 10/28/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Invitation to Psalms

Make a deeper connection to the world of the Psalms and learn how these Scriptures give voice to all aspects of our human experience – joy, faith, uncertainty and sorrow. This class is ideal for adults who are interested in the practice of prayer and worship. By reading just two chapters of Psalms a week, you will discover the life altering stories that invite you to follow Christ as true disciples. 

Mondays, September 16 - November 18

6:30 - 8:00 pm, Room 244/245
Cost: $15
Register by Thursday, September 12
Led by Dana Gibson

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Cost: $15.00

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

Every Monday, from 09/16/2019 to 11/18/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Taste and See

Come hungry and join us for a culinary exploration of Scripture. This three-week class will look at food in the Bible, and what savoring a meal around a table can teach us about faith. From the creation story to the Last Supper, food is the basis for many stories in Scripture. Chef Claudine Martyn will prepare delicious recipes using food referenced in the Bible, and lead you in a discussion on what that means for us today.  You will learn about fish and figs, bread and olives. As you taste, you will see the many ways that God’s abundance and provision are present for you now. 

Mondays, September 9 - 23

7:00 - 8:30 pm, Chance’s Kitchen, 1st Floor, Tolleson Family Activity Center

Cost: $40

Register by Wednesday, September 4

Led by Claudine Martyn

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Cost: $40.00

Location: Tolleson Family Activity Center, 1st Floor Activity Room

Every Monday, from 09/09/2019 to 09/23/2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Women’s Bible Fellowship: Goliath Must Fall

God has a plan for each of us, but we often lose sight of that promise.  Adversity or strongholds are giants in our lives, ones that can defeat us and leave us settling for less than God’s best. God has a plan for you to defeat rejection, anger, fear, comfort or addiction. This book by pastor Louie Giglio will teach you to slay your giants by keeping your eyes on Jesus, the one and only giant-slayer.

Tuesday, September 10

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

Tuesdays, September 17 - November 12

7:00 - 8:00 am, Room 241, Storm Lounge

Cost: $15
Register by Thursday, September 12



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Cost: $15.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 241

Every Tuesday, from 09/10/2019 to 11/12/2019, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


Invitation to the Old Testament

Explore the Old Testament’s story of God and God’s calling of the people of Israel through the many voices of the biblical text. This study will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Old Testament as an integral part of the Bible and a renewed discovery of our identity in God and God’s vision for all things.  

Bring your lunch.

Tuesdays, September 10 - November 5

12:00 - 1:30 pm, Room #3 (2nd Floor, Children’s Area)

Cost: $15
Register by Thursday, September 5
Led by Rev. Walt Marcum

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Cost: $15.00

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

Every Tuesday, from 09/10/2019 to 11/05/2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


The Place - Understanding the Bible

What will the world be like in 2000 years? Will humanity be struggling with the same issues then that we are now? For over 2000 years the Bible has been a source of wisdom, guidance, and inspiration. Yet the question persists, what does the Bible have to teach us in a modern context?  We will spend 12 weeks reading ancient scriptures together through the lens of our modern context. We'll grow in our understanding of God, one another, and the Bible as a whole as we study selected passages from the Old and New Testaments.

The Place is designed specifically for young adults, and meets every Tuesday night.  

Tuesdays, August 27 - November 19
6:30 - 8:00 pm, Youth Basement

Cost: $15
Register by Thursday, August 22

Led by Rev. Phil Dieke



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Cost: $15.00

Location: HPUMC Youth Basement

Every Tuesday, from 08/27/2019 to 11/19/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Tuesday Knights Men’s Group - Faith: Depending on God

We are a welcoming group of men who meet regularly throughout the year to discover, expand and strengthen our faith through Bible study, guest speakers and discussion on life issues. New members are welcome to join at any time.  

Our new study, Faith: Depending on God, starts September 24. This study looks at nine Biblical accounts of people who struggled with faith. If you ever feel uncertain in your faith, this study will encourage you in your journey to deeper trust. A study on the Book of Acts will begin in November. 

Tuesdays, ongoing
6:45 - 8:30 pm, Room 244
Cost: $10

 

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Cost: $10.00

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

Every Tuesday, 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM


How To Read the Bible

The Bible was written thousands of years ago to a completely different group of people in a completely different culture. Yet, it's still relevant to us today. So how do we make sense of it all? In this nine-week course, based on a series from The Bible Project, we will explore some practical tools for reading Scripture and making sense of the Biblical story. You'll learn what the Bible is, what makes it unique, and how the entire story all points to Jesus!

Tuesdays, September 10 - November 5
7:00 - 8:30 pm, Room #3 (2nd Floor, Children’s Area)
No Cost
Register by Thursday, September 5
Led by Alex Johnston

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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

Every Tuesday, from 09/10/2019 to 11/05/2019, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


The Universal Christ

Based on Richard Rohr’s newest book, this class will explore The Universal Christ – the indwelling Divine Presence of God in everyone and everything. Drawing on Scripture, as well as Christian history, tradition, and contemplative practices, we will learn about a forgotten teaching on Christ that can impact everything we see, hope for, and believe. Develop a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ as the loving, liberating, and life-giving expression of God; and explore transformative truths that can enrich meaning and purpose in our lives.

Bring your lunch.

Wednesdays, September 25 - November 20

12:00 - 1:30 pm, 244/245

Cost: $18

Register by Thursday, September 19

Led by Dr. Jana Rentzel, Spiritual Director



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Cost: $18.00

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

Every Wednesday, from 09/25/2019 to 11/20/2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


The Gifts of Imperfection

Too often we listen to the voices of shame, embarrassment and fear. These voices thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion.  The voices we need are those that encourage self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love.

This inspiring guide to wholehearted living helps cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. With Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection, we find the courage to overcome fear and self-consciousness, and learn compassion for ourselves and for others. 

Wednesdays, September 25 - October 30
6:30 - 8:00 pm, Room 244/245

Cost: $12
Register by Thursday, September 19
Led by Petrella Booker

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 Wednesday, from 09/25/2019 to 10/30/2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


HPUMC Women’s Bible Study - Simon Peter: Flawed but Faithful Disciple

This six-week study by Adam Hamilton looks at the life of Simon Peter, an ordinary man who heard and followed God’s extraordinary call.  While Peter is known as the disciple who left everything to follow Jesus, he was also quick-tempered and full of doubts and fears. As you learn about the life of Peter, you will discover the ways in which God can use you today.

Thursdays, October 3 - November 14

9:30 - 11:00 am, Room #3 (2nd Floor, Children’s Area)

Cost: $16
Register by Monday, September 30

Led by Rev. Susan Robb

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Cost: $16.00

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

Every Thursday, from 10/03/2019 to 11/14/2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM


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, 9/13; 10/11; 11/8; 12/13

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

Second Friday, from 09/13/2019 to 12/13/2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Living with Intention

Discover the Tools to Live Your Life With a Sense of Purpose

Do you sometimes feel like you are operating on autopilot? Do you feel like your fuse is short? Do you wish that you could really enjoy the good parts of your life?

In this three-week workshop, we will explore the role of meditation as part of a spiritual practice, utilizing the Breath Prayer as our model. We will examine, and practice, how becoming still and quiet brings increased intentionality and joy to our human experience.  

Bring your lunch.

Tuesdays, October 22, 29 & November 5

12:00 - 1:15 pm, Room 254
Cost: $10

Register by Thursday, October 17

Led by Dr. Carter Townsend, Psy,D.

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Cost: $10.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 254

Every Tuesday, from 10/22/2019 to 11/05/2019, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM


The Christmas Story

Join us for this six-week exploration of the story and meaning of Jesus’  birth. We will start with a look at the Old Testament background to the Christmas story and how it filled God's people with hope. Then we then look at the Christmas story as told in Matthew and Luke. Our study will cover the genealogy of Jesus, the birth of John the Baptist, and the birth of Jesus. We will end with the gospel of John and his theological interpretation of the meaning of Jesus' birth in the doctrine of the incarnation.

Wednesdays, November 6 - December 18
11:30 (lunch) 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Room 120
Cost: $10

Register by Thursday, October 31

Led by Rev. Walt Marcum and Richard Stanford

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



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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

Every Wednesday, from 11/06/2019 to 12/18/2019, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


HPUMC Women’s Bible Study: Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent

This study explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join as we trace the Christmas narrative through the stories of Mary, Zechariah and Elizabeth, the journey to Bethlehem and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt.

Thursdays, November 21, December 5, 12 & 19

9:30 - 11:00 am, Room #3 (2nd Floor, Children’s Area)

Cost: $20
Register by Monday, November 18

Led by Rev. Susan Robb

KidCare is available for this class. Register here.

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Cost: $20.00

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

Every Thursday, from 11/21/2019 to 12/19/2019, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM