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.
This year marks the seventh year that the Cox Chapel congregation has shared in Jesus’ work of teaching and healing through the Vision for Change. To date, we have raised over $360,000 in support of 25 ministries around the world and across Dallas that change lives for those in need. The challenge this year is to raise $60,000 in second-mile gifts to do the world-changing work that Jesus did—teaching and healing as expressions of God’s love. Join us in this opportunity for each of us to share in the transformative work of God through our financial gifts.
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.