No one deserves to live in poverty.
We envision a church, empowered by the Holy Spirit, reducing poverty in Dallas and around the world. We believe that deeply devoted followers of Jesus care deeply about those living in poverty and want to work alongside them to break the cycle of generational poverty. At HPUMC, we fight poverty through ministries of our church (see boxes below) and with partners chosen by our Outreach Committee. When there is a disaster, we respond as best we can to the needs of the community."For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’" (Matthew 25:30-40).
Since 1970, the members of HPUMC have been blessing the lives of children and youth by offering them a week of fun in the midst of God's creation.
Carpenters for Christ
Carpenters for Christ, a ministry of HPUMC since 1995, has made the largest commitment to Habitat for Humanity of any single congregation in the world. We work to lift families out of poverty by helping to provide decent and affordable housing.
HPUMC Haiti Partnership
The Haiti Partnership, a ministry of Highland Park United Methodist Church, is our longest-standing global outreach ministry. Since 1975, we have sent over 80 mission teams to the region of Petit Goave, where the Siloe Clinic was established. The clinic now employs a full Haitian staff who see patients year-round, with supplemental care and training provided by visiting teams.