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Serving In Action

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall

Monday, February 04, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

As Christ’s followers, we are called to engage in fighting poverty and promoting justice. Join UMW members and friends as we put our faith in action for Genesis Women’s Shelter and other local HPUMC outreach partners, and HPUMC’s international outreach partner, the Haiti Eye Clinic. With our collective time, talent and treasure, we will help make a difference in Dallas and around the world! Help UMW prepare for these important projects by ordering supplies here and having them shipped directly to the church so they are ready and waiting for us to get to work!

RSVP meal & program
Pay $15 online

RSVP meal & program
Pay $15 by check 

RSVP Program only
(no deadline)

For meal reservations, payment of $15 per person (online or check) must be received by Monday, January 28, 2019.

Your PayPal receipt or check is your confirmation. 

BE SURE TO INDICATE THE NAME OF YOUR GUESTS, CIRCLE NUMBER, or OTHER INFORMATION on your check or, if paying via PayPal, by email to Laura Petty at

Payments received after the deadline will not be accepted and no meal will be available. Please join us for the program, however, which begins at 12:00 pm and is open to all.

Childcare is available for this event free of charge, but you must make reservations by Monday, January 28, 2019, at www.hpumc.org/kidcare.

Rewriting the Alzheimer’s narrative: Be the change!

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall

Monday, March 04, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Audette Rackley, Head of Special Programs, Center for BrainHealth Team; coauthor, I Can Still Laugh

Audette Rackley will share her experiences in working with individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and the importance of maintaining the vitality of their souls. Hear stories of inspiration and hope stemming from individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Learn about the upcoming HPUMC Alzheimer’s Inclusive Ministry that will bring help and hope to our community. Please bring friends and family who have loved ones impacted by dementia.

A member of the Center for BrainHealth team since its inception in 1999, Audette is Head of Special Programs. Her current research focus is developing and conducting brain training programs for individuals with memory complaints and Mild Cognitive Impairment. She also conducts research-based interventions for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Audette co-authored I Can Still Laugh, a book outlining a BrainHealth-developed strength-based approach to working with patients with dementia. Audette teaches a graduate-level class on dementia, directs a dementia practicum, and has spoken at State and National Conferences on the importance of discourse processing in the early detection of progressive brain disease.

RSVP meal & program
Pay $15 online

RSVP meal & program
Pay $15 by check 

RSVP Program only
(no deadline)

For meal reservations, payment of $15 per person (online or check) must be received by Monday, February 25, 2019.

Your PayPal receipt or check is your confirmation. 

BE SURE TO INDICATE THE NAME OF YOUR GUESTS, CIRCLE NUMBER, or OTHER INFORMATION on your check or, if paying via PayPal, by email to Laura Petty at

Payments received after the deadline will not be accepted and no meal will be available. Please join us for the program, however, which begins at 12:00 pm and is open to all.

Childcare is available for this event free of charge, but you must make reservations by Monday, February 25, 2019, at www.hpumc.org/kidcare.

Standing Together In Faith Amongst Our Differences

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall

Monday, March 04, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Hannah Buchanan, Director, HPUMC Cornerstone Worship; Peggy Wehmeyer, Journalist/Religion Correspondent

Join this dynamic mother-daughter duo as they discuss the challenges of navigating faith across generational and social viewpoints. How do we respect differences in how we apply our faith in our lives? How are we inclusive of Christ and one another? When so many differences loom between us, how do we stand together?

Peggy Wehmeyer is an American journalist. She was born in Oklahoma City but was raised mostly in Barbados and Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin. As a young woman, Peggy worked at Dallas Theological Seminary in the Public Relations Department. In 1994, she was hired by ABC News, with the strong support of Peter Jennings, to become the first full-time religion correspondent on a national news network. Before taking the position at ABC, Peggy worked the religion beat at WFAA-TV in Dallas. In 2002, she left ABC to become the host and anchor of World Vision Report, the radio arm of the World Vision charitable organization. Peggy has two adult daughters. Widowed after the loss of her first husband in 2008, Peggy married Robin Blakely in December 2017.

Hannah Buchanan is the Director of Cornerstone at Highland Park United Methodist Church. Her zig-zag journey to ministry started at Wheaton, where she graduated in 2009 with a major in Economics and a minor in Biblical Studies that fed her passion for theology. Upon graduating, Hannah joined Teach For America to make a difference, teaching special education on the South Side of Chicago and coaching other teachers in the district. Not convinced education was the solution to the Big Problems of Life, Hannah decided to pursue a Master of Social Work. To pay for graduate school, she took a job as an Executive Assistant at Munger Place Church. Two years (and one almost irrelevant graduate degree) later, Hannah came to HPUMC’s Mockingbird campus, where she leads and establishes creative vision for contemporary worship. Hannah and her husband Ryan live in East Dallas. They delight in their one-year-old daughter Eliza and dream about how God might one day use her to do his work in the world!

RSVP meal & program
Pay $15 online

RSVP meal & program
Pay $15 by check 

RSVP Program only
(no deadline)

For meal reservations, payment of $15 per person (online or check) must be received by Monday, March 25, 2019.

Your PayPal receipt or check is your confirmation. 

BE SURE TO INDICATE THE NAME OF YOUR GUESTS, CIRCLE NUMBER, or OTHER INFORMATION on your check or, if paying via PayPal, by email to Laura Petty at

Payments received after the deadline will not be accepted and no meal will be available. Please join us for the program, however, which begins at 12:00 pm and is open to all.

Childcare is available for this event free of charge, but you must make reservations by Monday, March 25, 2019, at www.hpumc.org/kidcare.