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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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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

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

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

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

The Trinity & 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 25 - June 13

Register by Wednesday, April 19

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 3, 2nd floor (Children's Area)

Every Tuesday, from 04/25/2017 to 06/13/2017, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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, April 18 - 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 04/18/2017 to 10/31/2017, 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

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 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 241

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

Our Story as Christians

Have you ever wanted to know more about the story of our faith as Christians? About how we got started and separated from Judaism? About the early church, or the Middle Ages, the Reformation, or the church in the modern world? If so, then this class may be for you. We will take a walk through the story of our faith and give the big picture of the major periods and events that make our faith what it is today. We will use a PowerPoint presentation with images, and you will receive a printed copy of the presentation.

Register by Thursday, June 8
Led by Rev. Walt Marcum

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,
Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

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Cost: $10.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 386

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

HPUMC Women’s Bible Study: Help, Thanks, Wow: Three Essential Prayers

This four-week study will look at Anne Lamott’s funny and perceptive book about faith and prayer. Lamott has taken what she has learned about prayer and put it into simple, transformative truths. These three prayers - asking for assistance, appreciating the good we witness, and feeling awe at the world - get us through the day and show us the way forward.  

Wednesdays, June 14, June 28, July 5, July 12

Register by Thursday, June 8

Led by Rev. Susan Robb

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,
​Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

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Cost: $20.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 120

Every Wednesday, from 06/14/2017 to 07/12/2017, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Our Story as Methodists

Have you ever wanted to know more about the story of our faith as United Methodists? About our unique origins in the English Reformation, how we were a part of the Great Awakening and the Evangelical revival, about John and Charles Wesley, and the Methodist Movement. We will cover the major events and people of our story as well as our distinctive beliefs and emphases. We will use a PowerPoint presentation with images, and you will receive a printed copy of the presentation.

Register by Thursday, July 6
Led by Rev. Walt Marcum

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,
Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

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Cost: $10.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 386

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Old Testament/New Testament Overview

A 90-Minute Overview of the Old Testament

Want to know more about the Old Testament? Want to have a better understanding of the 'big picture', the main storyline and how it all fits together? If so, then this is the class for you.  We will walk you through the Old Testament from the creation story in Genesis up to the time of Jesus. This will include the so called 'lost years' of the Bible, the period of time after the narrative comes to a close with Malachi when the stage is set for the birth of Jesus. This is the period in which the books of the Apocrypha were written. We will cover the main narrative, the major characters of the Old Testament, and how the books of the Old Testament fit into this story.

A 90-Minute Overview of the New Testament

Want to know more about the New Testament? Want to have a better understanding of the 'big picture', the main storyline and how it all fits together? If so, then this is the class for you. We will walk you through the New Testament; including an overview of Jesus' ministry, an overview of Paul and his ministry in Acts, and Paul's letters, which cover the first three years of our faith's existence. Then we will touch briefly on each of the books of the New Testament and how they fit into this story.

Tuesday, August 8 (OT) and August 15 (NT)

 

Register by Thursday, August 3

Led by Walt Marcum

Laura Beagles, 214.523.2231,
Amy Gutmann, 214.523.2296,

KidCare is available for this class.

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Cost: $10.00

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Room 386

Every Tuesday, from 08/08/2017 to 08/15/2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM