Welcome to Cox Chapel
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise. Psalm 100:4
Highland Park United Methodist Church has a magnificent Gothic-style chapel that enhances the spiritual life of our congregation. Cox Chapel is an escape into a peaceful, beautiful world, allowing your relationship with God to be your focus. The sunlight streaming through the sublime rose window above the soaring altar with its rich wood tones fills the chapel with warmth. The stained glass windows and their beautiful tracery bathe the chapel in soft light. You sense that God is here, that this place is holy, that this is a place of worship.
We offer two Communion services at 8:30 and 11 am on Sundays. Though different in style, both services engage in congregational singing and praying, hearing and reflecting on God’s Word in the scriptures and preaching, and celebrating God’s loving and transforming presence in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.
For eight years, the Cox Chapel congregation has shared in Jesus’ ministries of teaching and healing through the Vision for Change by supporting missions around the world and in Dallas that change lives for those in need. This year we are supporting OurCalling, a ministry to the homeless in Dallas, by making available a comprehensive guide to services for clients and churches; Mercy Street, a mentoring ministry in West Dallas, by funding scholarships to The Leadership Institute, which combines biblical and spiritual guidance with real world work experience to teach young adults how to be leaders; and La Rosa Blanca School in San Salvador, to underwrite counseling sessions and educational workshops to address pervasive domestic violence.
The 8:30 am service has the feel of family worship–friendly and intimate, the kind of place where people know your name. Worship really begins around 8:15 with singing hymns chosen by members of the congregation. At 8:30 announcements are made, songs, prayer and a sermon commences to prepare for the taking of Holy Communion.
The 11:00 am service is robustly liturgical and deeply rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition as interpreted by John Wesley. Opening with a voluntary played on the organ, the presiding clergy and worship assistants process behind the cross. Following are the prayers, reading of Scripture, the sermon and the Sacrament of Holy Communion.