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Our mission is to engage people to fight poverty and promote justice. Our vision is a church, empowered by the Holy Spirit, reducing poverty in Dallas and around the world.

Everyone likes to break records: First to the moon! Fastest mile run! Farthest touchdown pass! But when it comes to poverty, Dallas has broken a few records we’d like to reverse. We have the highest child poverty rate among 10 of the largest U.S. cities, and our homeless rates are trending upward! There are more people living in poverty in Dallas today than there are people living in Plano.

This has to stop. Because no one deserves to live in poverty.

What if our church could change the story? What could happen in Dallas and around the world if we joined forces with our partners to solve problems like unemployment, healthcare and affordable housing? With our collective time, talent and treasure, we can fight poverty – and break records we’re proud of!

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Featured Opportunity

Serving Day 2019
This Lenten season we want to challenge YOU to join hundreds of others from HPUMC in serving our neighbors around Dallas. Imagine the impact we could make in just one day with 500 volunteers serving 16 of our local partners who are fighting poverty through education, health, and housing. We encourage you to come on your own, bring a friend, your family, or your small group to this churchwide day of service!

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Our mission is to educate, equip, and engage our church to fight the forces of poverty in Dallas. Learn More

Carpenters for Christ
Join Carpenters for Christ as we work to help provide decent and affordable housing for our Dallas neighbors! Learn More

Camp Scholarship Fund
Since 1970, Highland Park United Methodist Church has given help and hope to over 30,000 area inner-city children and youth by affording them a week of fun and fellowship in the midst of God’s creation. Each summer, the Outreach Camp Scholarship Fund blesses the lives of over 675 of Dallas’ underserved. Learn More

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Do you want to help improve education in Africa that will help make an economic impact on the entire continent?Learn More

Costa Rica
Partner with HPUMC to make an impact in Costa Rica by building homes for children in need! Learn More

Join HPUMC's longest standing global outreach ministry as we work to serve the underserved people of Haiti. Learn More

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Haiti Mission Trip: March 2019
03/22/2019 - 03/23/2019

Costa Rica: April 2019
04/6/2019 - 04/12/2019

2019 Family Legacy Mission Trips
05/30/2019 - 07/28/2019

Haiti Mission Trip: June 2019
06/1/2019 - 06/9/2019

Haiti Mission Trip: June 2019
06/7/2019 - 06/15/2019

Costa Rica Core Group Trip: June 2019
06/15/2019 - 06/22/2019

High School Summer Mission Trip: July 2019
07/14/2019 - 07/20/2019

Arise Africa: July 2019
07/18/2019 - 07/29/2019

Costa Rica: September 2019
09/21/2019 - 09/27/2019