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Disciple Fast Track: Dive deeper into the Bible

Discover the cohesive message God speaks to his people throughout Scripture by spending 12 weeks in the Old Testament this Winter and 12 weeks in the New Testament next Fall. Seeing the big picture story arc of the Bible will transform and clarify your understanding of Scripture.

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God and Biblical Principles for the Workplace

Ken Reiser owned a business for twelve years, through both good times and bad.  In this class he will explain how they kept their business alive utilizing biblical principles, and how God played the most important role in the hardest period of his business career.  Whether self-employed, or engaged in business, you will benefit from this sound biblical wisdom, and knowledge that you are not alone and have a source of strength.

Thursdays, February 23 - March 23 (not mtg. March 16)

Led by Ken Reiser, staff

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

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Cost: $10.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 241

Every Thursday, from 02/23/2017 to 03/23/2017, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Shift, The Community

A Bible study open to all young adults. No sign ups, no homework, no fees. Designed to fit into your life, it's the chance all young adults have to come together, get into Scripture, and connect with one another. Casual and big, we take time to read the Scripture together and through group discussion discover what we can learn about God, about ourselves, and about the relationship between those two. Bring your friends, invite someone new, or meet up with others there. Join us afterward for dinner at a local restaurant as well.

7:00 pm, The Basement

Contact Phil Dieke,  for more information.
 

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Location: HPUMC Youth Basement

Every Thursday, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Spiritual Formation for Moms

Begin your week in community with other mothers! Each Monday morning we meet for fellowship and sharing in the joy that is motherhood. This class is open for anyone with children age birth to young elementary level. Come learn new tools to experience God as a mother. Topics of discussion are defined by the needs of the group and can include studying the Bible, relational topics (parenthood, marriage, etc.) or learning more about a practice of developing faith (prayer, journaling, etc.) This semester will be the book “Present over Perfect,” by Shauna Niequist. Shauna invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.

Mondays, January 9 - May 8, 2017

Cost: $30 for book and materials; scholarships are available

Led by: Mallory Wightman
214-523-2290,

 

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Cost: $30.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

Every Monday, from 01/09/2017 to 05/08/2017, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Disciple Fast Track (NT - Daytime)

This 12-week study focuses on the foundational scriptures of the New Testament. This is the second part of Disciple Fast Track, and is intended for those who have already completed the Old Testament portion of this study. At the end of this study, you will understand the flow of the whole Bible and how it all fits together. This is part two of a 24-week study.

Mondays, January 23 - April 24

Register by Thursday, January 19

Led by Rev. Walt Marcum and Rev. Barbara Marcum

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

 

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Cost: $20.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 386

Every Monday, from 01/23/2017 to 04/24/2017, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Disciple Fast Track (NT - Monday)

This 12-week study focuses on the foundational scriptures of the New Testament. This is the second part of Disciple Fast Track, and is intended for those who have already completed the Old Testament portion of this study. At the end of this study, you will understand the flow of the whole Bible and how it all fits together. This is part two of a 24-week study.

Mondays, January 9 - April 10

Register by Thursday, January 5

Led by Frank and Debra Merlino

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

 

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Cost: $20.00

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

Every Monday, from 01/09/2017 to 04/10/2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Disciple Fast Track (NT - Monday)

This 12-week study focuses on the foundational scriptures of the New Testament. This is the second part of Disciple Fast Track, and is intended for those who have already completed the Old Testament portion of this study. At the end of this study, you will understand the flow of the whole Bible and how it all fits together. This is part two of a 24-week study.

Mondays, January 9 - April 10

Register by Thursday, January 5

Led by Dana Gibson

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

 

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Cost: $20.00

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

Every Monday, from 01/09/2017 to 04/10/2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Women’s Bible Fellowship: Forgiving Forward

Forgiveness tends to be an obscure principle in today's world, even among those who follow Christ. We all know the familiar saying, "time heals all wounds," and yet we watch those around us shrivel from the pain of those distant wounds.   Forgiving Forward is an engaging, authentic dialogue teeming with real life stories and transformative Biblical teaching that has the power to heal and restore that which has been broken. The tools this book teaches will restore marriages, reunite families and unify churches.

Tuesday, January 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, January 17 - May 2

Register by Thursday, January 12

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

 

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Cost: $18.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 241

Every Tuesday, from 01/10/2017 to 05/02/2017, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Disciple Fast Track (OT - Daytime Class)

This 12-week foundational study of the Old Testament gives students a thorough grounding in the stories and scriptures of faith. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. The study aims at transformation, calling on you to submit yourself to examination by Scripture, to put yourself under the power of God’s Word, and to be changed by God’s Word. At the end of the study, you will understand the flow of the whole Bible and how it all fits together. This is part one of a 24 week study - the New Testament will be offered in the Fall 2017.

Tuesdays, January 24 - April 18  *Please pick up books prior to the start of class

Register by Thursday, January 19

Bring your lunch!

Led by Rev. Walt Marcum and Richard Stanford, staff

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

 

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Cost: $20.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 386

Every Tuesday, from 01/24/2017 to 04/18/2017, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

First Time Mom and Baby Group

Welcome to the journey of motherhood! This season of life is such a wonderful time. We want to be a part of it! Here at HPUMC we offer the First Time Mothers Support Groups throughout the year. During this four week group, you will meet other first time mothers in the same season of life. Topics include your birth story, redefining relationships with a baby, child care, and returning to work. The fourth night is “spouse” night for couples to meet each other and talk about the experience of being a new parent.

We encourage you to bring your baby! This is open to both members and non-members.

Tuesdays, March 21 - April 11

Led by Mallory Wightman, staff
214.523.2290,

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Cost: $20.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 386

Every Tuesday, from 03/21/2017 to 04/11/2017, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Disciple Fast Track (OT Class)

This 12-week foundational study of the Old Testament gives students a thorough grounding in the stories and scriptures of faith. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. The study aims at transformation, calling on you to submit yourself to examination by Scripture, to put yourself under the power of God’s Word, and to be changed by God’s Word. At the end of the study, you will understand the flow of the whole Bible and how it all fits together. This is part one of a 24 week study - the New Testament will be offered in the Fall 2017.

Tuesdays, January 31 - April 25

Register by Thursday, January 26

Led by Cameron Weldon

KidCare is available for this class.

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

 

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Cost: $20.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 218

Every Tuesday, from 01/31/2017 to 04/25/2017, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Disciple Fast Track (NT - Tuesday)

This 12-week study focuses on the foundational scriptures of the New Testament. This is the second part of Disciple Fast Track, and is intended for those who have already completed the Old Testament portion of this study. At the end of this study, you will understand the flow of the whole Bible and how it all fits together. This is part two of a 24-week study.

Tuesdays, January 17 - April 18

Register by Thursday, January 12

Led by Amy and Jayson Bales

KidCare is available for this class.

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

 

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Cost: $20.00

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

Every Tuesday, from 01/17/2017 to 04/18/2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuesday Knights Men’s Group - James

We all want a faith that won't let us down in times of trouble or loss, uncertainty or fear. A faith that can pull us through the worst--and best--times in our lives. This is the kind of faith that James writes about. It is a faith that we must practice day by day. This study on the teaching of James will help us grow a steadfast faith that can carry us through all the ups and downs of life.

Tuesday, February 7 - April 4

Register by Thursday, February 2

KidCare is available for this class.

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

 

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Cost: $20.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 244

Every Tuesday, from 02/07/2017 to 04/04/2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lent Study: CREED - What We Believe and Why

We’re all searching. But sometimes our questions are complicated, and the answers are difficult to see and harder to articulate. How do we discover and examine the truths that give meaning and purpose to life? In his newest study, Adam Hamilton finds powerful answers contained in the Apostles’ Creed, an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs. He explores not only what Christians believe, but also why they believe it and why it matters.

Wednesdays, March 8 - April 12

Register by Thursday, March 2

Led by Rev. Joe Stabile

KidCare is available for this class.

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

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Cost: $20.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 216

Every Wednesday, from 03/08/2017 to 04/12/2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Disciple Fast Track (OT Class)

This class is full.

This 12-week foundational study of the Old Testament gives students a thorough grounding in the stories and scriptures of faith. No previous Bible knowledge is necessary. The study aims at transformation, calling on you to submit yourself to examination by Scripture, to put yourself under the power of God’s Word, and to be changed by God’s Word. At the end of the study, you will understand the flow of the whole Bible and how it all fits together. This is part one of a 24 week study - the New Testament will be offered in the Fall 2017.

Wednesdays, January 18 - April 12

Register by Thursday, January 12

Led by Bob Townsend

KidCare is available for this class.

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

 

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Cost: $20.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 244

Every Wednesday, from 01/18/2017 to 04/12/2017, 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM

Christian Apologetics: The Reason for God

The field of Christian apologetics is often tragically misunderstood.  In believing that God can be known only by the heart, a need arises for a defense of one’s faith, as if the claims of Christ somehow need protection from reason.

This course aims to address these misunderstandings head on and consists of a series of facilitated conversations based on weekly assigned readings from writers as diverse as the ancient thinkers; Socrates, Anselm, and Aquinas, to moderns;  C.S. Lewis, N.T. Wright, Allan Bloom, and Tim Keller.  Equal parts philosophy and theology, our end will be to take seriously the command given in 1 Peter 3:15 to “always be prepared to provide good reasons to anyone who asks you why you believe.”

Wednesdays, January 11 - April 12 (not meeting February 1 or 15)

Register by Thursday, January 5
Led by Jim Swayze

KidCare is available for this class.

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

 

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Cost: $15.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 218

Every Wednesday, from 01/11/2017 to 04/12/2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Getting to Know Our Methodist Heritage

Ever wish you knew more about the Methodist church?  What it believes? What is stands for? How these beliefs are different from other denominations?  If you want to know more about Methodism and its distinctive identity, plan to join us for this 6-week series. We will explore the distinctive origins of Methodism within the church of England, and also look at John Wesley, our major beliefs and emphases, and what makes us distinctive. We will explore how these beliefs compare with other major Christian groups.

Wednesdays, March 22 - April 26

Register by Thursday, March 16

Led by Rev. Walt Marcum

KidCare is available for this class.

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

 

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Cost: $15.00

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

Every Wednesday, from 03/22/2017 to 04/26/2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

HPUMC Women’s Bible Study: CREED - What We Believe and Why

We’re all searching. But sometimes our questions are complicated, and the answers are difficult to see and harder to articulate. How do we discover and examine the truths that give meaning and purpose to life? In his newest study, Adam Hamilton finds powerful answers contained in the Apostles’ Creed, an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs. He explores not only what Christians believe, but also why they believe it and why it matters.

Thursdays, March 30 - May 4

Register by Monday, March 27

Led by Rev. Susan Robb

KidCare is available for this class.

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

 

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Cost: $20.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 386

Every Thursday, from 03/30/2017 to 05/04/2017, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

The Wisdom of Story by Glennon Doyle Melton and Brene Brown

Our deepest source of wisdom lives inside our stories. This class will be about how to harness the power of story so we can own our experiences, be brave, and rise strong. As women, we are not aiming for perfection but rather to be honest about our lives and ourselves so that we can live authentically and invite other people into authenticity too.

This four-lesson workshop for women, by Glennon Doyle Melton and Brené Brown, provides lessons that can help us find wisdom in the stories of our own lives. Together, we will walk through exercises that invite us to explore what it means to “own our story” and how to create transformative impact by sharing our story.

Registration for the class requires purchase of online materials. When you register for the class we will send you the link and discount code to purchase your materials.

Tuesdays, April 4 - May 2

 

Register by Thursday, March 30

Led by Jenny Misslin, staff

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

 

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Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 387

Every Tuesday, from 04/04/2017 to 05/02/2017, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

The Divine Dance introduces a new way to explore and celebrate our relationship with God. In this study, Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell present an alternative to seeing God as an angry, distant, moral scorekeeper or a Supernatural Santa Claus. By exploring the concept of the Trinity, we find a God who is all-vulnerable, all-embracing and all-given. We are invited to participate in the dance of this transformative relationship. (includes book and weekly videos)

"The Divine Dance sketches a beautiful choreography for a life well-lived. In our joy or our pain, true life is always relational, a flow, a dance (And was always meant to be.)" -Bono, U2

Tuesdays, April 11 - May 30

Register by Wednesday, April 5

Led by Allen Stone

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,
Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

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Cost: $20.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 210

Every Tuesday, from 04/11/2017 to 05/30/2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just

Our society often assumes that the Bible is a hindrance to doing justice. Timothy Keller challenges these preconceived beliefs and presents the Bible as a source of justice and compassion. In Generous Justice, he explores life empowered by an experience of grace. This book offers a new understanding of modern justice and human rights.

Wednesdays, April 19 - May 24

Register by Thursday, April 13

Led by Hannah Buchanan, staff

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,  
Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,  

 

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Cost: $12.00

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

Every Wednesday, from 04/19/2017 to 05/24/2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Change that Changes Everything

This class will study ways to bring back the mystery of Christian experience. Using Richard Rohr's book, The Naked Now, along with video excerpts from his seminars, we will move past the limitations of either/or thinking and reclaim the experience of interacting with the Holy Spirit. Rohr reveals how many of the hidden truths of Christianity have been misunderstood or lost. Instead of interpreting the Christian truths through rational thought, Rohr looks at ways to rediscover them through the eyes of the mystics - those who place experiencing God personally as their number one priority.

Thursdays, April 20 - June 8

Register by Friday, April 14

Led by Allen Stone

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,  
Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,  

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Cost: $18.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 369

Every Thursday, from 04/20/2017 to 06/08/2017, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tuesday Knights Men’s Group - JOHN

We all long for a full, rich, satisfying life. But how do we fill up the empty places in our souls? How can we quench our thirst for something deeper, more lasting, more meaningful? This study of John urges you to take a fresh look at Jesus. Here is the opportunity to establish―or renew―your faith in the One who offers true meaning, true belonging and true life.

Tuesdays, May 2 - October 31

Register by Thursday, April 27

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,

Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,  

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Cost: $20.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 244

Every Tuesday, from 05/02/2017 to 10/31/2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM