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“Jantsen’s Gift – A True Story of Grief, Rescue, and Grace”

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall

Monday, October 07, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Author: Pam Cope

Pam Cope co-founded the Touch A Life Foundation with her husband Randy after her struggle to process unspeakable grief led her to travel to the far corners of the world to discover her true purpose in life. The Foundation is committed to rescuing and advocating for exploited children in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Ghana. Pam, who never dreamed she could make a difference in the world, will share her Foundation’s success stories, including the rescue of over 100 children from slavery and the completion of a care facility that, for 50 children, is more than just a home.

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RSVP meal & program
Pay $15 by check 

RSVP Program only
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For meal reservations, payment of $15 per person (online or check) must be received by Wednesday, October 2, 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 6:30 pm and is open to all.

Childcare is available for this event free of charge, but you must make reservations by Monday, September 30, 2019, at www.hpumc.org/kidcare.

Adoption: A Brave Act of Love that Builds Families

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall

Monday, November 04, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Laura Bruder, Executive Director, BraveLove & Mary Wilson, Adult Ministries Director, Munger Place

How do you feel about adoption? Do you have an insider’s view because your family has been touched by adoption? Or is it a foreign concept that you struggle to understand? Who are the people who place their children with another family to be loved? Who are the families who accept these children and love them as their own? You might be surprised to learn there are a variety of paths to adoption – domestic adoption, fostering to adopt, international adoption – each of which fit differently from family to family. Meet a panel of birth moms and adoptive families who will share the stories of their adoption journeys and maybe understand more about the loving act of adoption.

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 Wednesday, October 30, 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 11:30 am and is open to all.

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

Less is More at Christmas

Location: Highland Park United Methodist Church, Great Hall

Monday, December 02, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Susan Stabile

As December faded into the past last year, you told yourself – for the umpteenth year in a row — that next year you were not going to miss out on Christmas again by getting lost in the effort of maximizing it. Yet, as Christmas approaches again this year, do you find yourself once again racing toward December 25th as if it’s a deadline? We really can make Christmas simpler, happier and more meaningful, and Suzanne Stabile, in her winsome, narrative style, will tell us how. Be ready to be entertained and equipped to reclaim the spirit of Christmas!

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 Wednesday, November 27, 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 11:30 am and is open to all.

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