Rev. Susan Robb releases new book about Christ's last words

Rev. Susan Robb, Senior Associate Minister of Highland Park United Methodist Church, joins Richard Stanford to discuss her recently released second book, “Seven Words: Listening to Christ from the Cross.” In this interview, Rev. Robb shares insights into the importance of Jesus’ last words — word...

02/23/2021 by Kevin Crain Serving, Impact

HPUMC steps up to help during severe winter weather

“It’s been a very trying week,” Rev. Paul Rasmussen said. “So many of you had problems with pipes and water, loss of electricity, or sleeping in the cold. The city has been ravaged, but this church really stepped up.” Through Preston Hollow Catering, HPUMC distributed 3,900 meals to the Dallas ...

02/15/2021 Bible Reading

Torie’s Story: How reading the Bible changed her view of God and herself

Torie Watkins and her husband moved to Dallas a couple of months before the pandemic began. After watching Rev. Matt Tuggle speak about HPUMC’s Bible Reading Plan, she decided to read the Book of Genesis as part of a Small Group. It was a unique opportunity to study the Bible while growing person...

02/10/2021 by Kevin Crain Impact

Looking back on the impact of our civil rights trip

Back in the summer of 2019, Rev. Paul Rasmussen accompanied several high school seniors from our Outreach Camp on a civil rights pilgrimage, exploring famous sites, museums, and more. It was a life-changing event for everyone involved. For the students that went, many different locations impacted...

02/09/2021 by Kent Roberts Impact

Celebrating Joe Washington, HPUMC’s first African American pastor

Joe Washington first accepted the call to ministry as a teenager at a 1947 national Methodist youth conference, where famed missionary Dr. E. Stanley Jones spoke. However, because SMU’s Perkins School of Theology was closed to African Americans at the time, Joe went to Gammon Theological Seminary...

01/12/2021 by Kevin Crain

Uptown Church launches at House of Blues in Dallas

This weekend, HPUMC opened its 40th church, Uptown Church, for weekly worship at House of Blues after nearly a year of praying, planning, and preparing. Campus Pastor, Rev. Joy Gonzalez, acknowledged, “It seems like a difficult week and year with all that has happened in our world and lives to st...

01/11/2021 by Alex Johnston Inspirational

Why God Rested and You Should Too

The Sabbath. For years I’ve listened to messages that evoke the Sabbath as the primary reason we are called to leave margin and allow for rest in our weekly and yearly rhythms. These messages often cite the latest findings in psychology or human anatomy as evidence to drive home their point: hum...

01/05/2021 by Kevin Crain

Karla Nivens to start new role as Impact Team Associate Director

Karla Nivens has been singing in Cornerstone since 2003. First as one of the singers in the Cornerstone band and then, starting in 2013, as the Worship Leader. She’s felt at home at HPUMC since her very first Sunday and treasures all of the lasting friendships she’s formed over the years. It’s be...


Top 10 most-watched sermons of 2020

This year was different. For the majority of 2020, most of us worshiped on a sofa rather than in a pew. However, while the building may have been closed, our church was not! Even in a pandemic, we persevered in our mission to help people become more deeply devoted followers of Jesus Christ. One ...


Four things to look forward to in 2021

There’s so much going on at HPUMC just in the first few months of 2021! We’re kicking off the year with a new campus launch, events focused on slowing down, classes to help grow your faith, and so much more. Look below to see what’s coming up, when it’s happening, and how you can take part.