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Desert Diplomat

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall

Monday, September 10, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Robert W. Jordan, Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, during the George W. Bush Administration

Robert Jordan will discuss the current Middle East climate and his book, “Desert Diplomat” which was released in July 2015. Robert Jordan is Diplomat in Residence and Professor of Practice in the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University.

He served as U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2001-2003 taking charge of his mission in the wake of the attacks of September 11 at a critical time in U.S.-Saudi relations. His book will be available following the program.

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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, September 3, 2018.

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, September 3, 2018, at www.hpumc.org/kidcare.

Wilkinson Center Success Stories: Restoring Hope & Pathways Out of Poverty

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall

Monday, October 01, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Anne Reeder, Executive Director of The Wilkinson Center

Wilkinson Center began as a little food pantry in Munger Place Church and in 2017 celebrated 35 years of service to their neighbors. Their mission is to transform the lives of Dallas families by providing pathways to self-sufficiency with dignity and respect.

Wilkinson Center fulfills its mission with a holistic approach by helping families face critical life challenges including food insecurity, lack of education, economic instability, unemployment, and underemployment. Their formula for success is case management, a compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers and effective individualized programming. Please visit the Wilkinson website for more information: www.thewilkinsoncenter.org.

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, September 24, 2018.

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, September 24, 2018, at www.hpumc.org/kidcare.

A Life that Matters: Transforming Faces, Renewing Lives

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall

Monday, November 05, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Dr. Kenneth E. Salyer, M.D., Plastic and Craniofacial Surgeon

Dr. Kenneth E. Salyer is probably best-known for a herculean feat of medicine: the 36-hour operation a decade ago to separate Egyptian twin toddlers conjoined at the head. That successful surgery at Dallas Children’s Medical Center was hardly the only milestone for Salyer. The craniofacial surgeon has performed more than 16,000 operations in a career spanning nearly half a century. As a young resident at Parkland Hospital in November 1963, he was part of the team that tried to save John F. Kennedy after the president was shot

In 1989, Salyer established the World Craniofacial Foundation in Dallas, which helps children who have facial deformities. It has served more than 13,000 patients from every state and more than 75 countries around the world.

Salyer is a sought-after motivational speaker, sharing memories and lessons from a lifetime of medical philanthropy. He is the author of a new memoir, A Life That Matters: Transforming Faces, Renewing Lives. His book will be available following the program.

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, October 29, 2018.

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 7 pm and is open to all.

Childcare is available for this event free of charge, but you must make reservations by Monday, October 29, 2018, at www.hpumc.org/kidcare.

Keeping Christ at Christmas

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall

Monday, December 03, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Ruth Meek

Come hear Ruth Meek at UMW’s annual Christmas luncheon. She will inspire us with a Christmas message of simplifying Christianity’s highest holiday. She will share creative, practical ways to prioritize Christ and people over Santa while creating lifelong family memories. Come celebrate Jesus’ birthday.

Ruth has a passion for helping women to redeem important areas of their lives. She has lived in Dallas for over 25 years. She is a native of Jackson, Mississippi and a graduate of “Ole Miss”.

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, November 26, 2018.

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, November 26, 2018, at www.hpumc.org/kidcare.