01/23/2024 by Analise Narine Inspirational

Tower Arts Concert Series Continues 20-Year Legacy

David R. Davidson, a nationally recognized musician, was the Director of Music and Arts at Highland Park United Methodist Church from 2003 until his passing in 2009. David recognized that music played a large role in HPUMC’s mission to create devoted followers of Christ and created the Tower Arts...

01/16/2024 by Catherine Harper Justice Ministry

Living History: Justice Ministry Pilgrimage Opens Eyes

I was so excited when I found out that the HPUMC Justice Ministry was offering a guided tour and trip to Little Rock, Arkansas, in October to see the historical site where the first African American students were integrated into the all-white Central High School. On a personal level, I was especi...

01/09/2024 by Karla Nivens Justice Ministry

Honoring the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Justice Ministry of Highland Park United Methodist Church is committed to the pursuit of understanding and unity. We channel that dedication through educational classes, cultural journeys, and civil rights pilgrimages. Driven by a profound love for all of God’s creation, our mission is to gui...

01/02/2024 by Analise Narine

New Year 2024 at HPUMC

Bible Reading Plan: Ephesians Starts Monday, January 8 After being imprisoned by the Romans, Paul pens a letter to the Ephesians, painting them a picture of unity. He explains that while we may all have different backgrounds, occupations, and spiritual gifts, we should act as one body under Chris...

12/26/2023 by Analise Narine

Top 10 Most-Watched Sermons of 2023

10. There Will Be Trouble: I Feel Your Pain | Hannah Buchanan 9. Hard to Remember | Rev. Paul Rasmussen 8. Hidden Track: We May Be Wrong... | Rev. Matt Tuggle 7. All About Consistency | Rev. Paul Rasmussen6. Real Change | Rev. Paul Rasmussen5. Slow It On Down | Rev. Paul Rasmussen 4. It's Just No...

12/26/2023 by Analise Narine

Top 10 Most-Clicked Stories of 2023

10. MEANINGFUL MEMORIES: NIGHT OWLS FAMILY CAMP PROVIDES OUTDOOR RETREAT HPUMC Belong Disability Ministry’s Night OWLS (Out With Loving Sitters) program is a monthly faith-based program for children with disabilities and their siblings that provides respite for parents. From Friday, October 20 to...

12/21/2023 by Analise Narine

The Greatest Story Ever Told

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.” —Matthew 2:10-11 There are incredible stories surrounding the birth of Jesus, all combining to create what we believe to be ...

12/19/2023 by Analise Narine Inspirational

The Birth of Jesus: A Story of Hope

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” —Luke 2:7 After being turned away from the inn in Bethlehem, Mary gave birth to Jesus and laid him in a manger, wrapped in swaddling cloths for c...

12/12/2023 by Analise Narine

The Journey of Mary and Joseph: A Story of Courage

“And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.” —Luke 2:6 The events that led Mary and Joseph to the town of Bethlehem at first appeared to be nothing special. Caesar Augustus, the first Roman emperor, had decreed that everyone should be registered. Each person went to his place...