Fall 2023 at HPUMC

August 08, 2023 by Analise Narine

Fall Kickoff Sunday

Sunday, August 20 | 8:30 am-Noon

Whether you can’t wait for summer to be over or this time feels bittersweet, we’re hopeful that this fall at HPUMC will have you ready to declare fall your favorite season. Join us as we kick off everything we have to offer with sweet treats, photo ops, and next steps for your journey with us.

Join a Small Group

Registration closes Sunday, September 10

Are you looking to get connected and grow your faith this fall? Get into a rhythm of weekly fellowship and Bible study at HPUMC with a Small Group. Learn, pray, build relationships, and grow in the purpose and power of Christ! Registration is open and will close on Sunday, September 10.


Finding Joy in God's Word: An Evening with Tara-Leigh Cobble

Thursday, September 21 | 7 pm | Wesley Hall

We are kicking off the fall strong with Tara-Leigh Cobble, creator and host of The Bible Recap! We are excited to welcome Tara-Leigh as we prepare to launch HPUMC's fall Bible Reading Plan. Enjoy her talk, followed by a Q&A with Rev. Paul Rasmussen. Pre-signed copies of Tara-Leigh's newest books will also be available for sale at this event.

Spotlight Short Film Premiere: Ruckus at Rita’s Place

Sunday, August 27 | 4:30 pm Red Carpet, 5 pm Premiere | Tolleson Center, Celebration Hall

What happens when a fake food blogger, a theater troupe, a surgeon, and a football coach walk into a restaurant? A wacky fun time! As they cross paths, a mysterious series of events unfolds, leaving everyone wondering how and who will solve the puzzle. Get ready for a wild mystery that will keep you laughing! Come out and support our Belong Disability Ministry actors at the exciting premiere of “Ruckus at Rita’s Place.”

Holy Smokers

Friday, September 15 | 6-9 pm | Sanctuary Parking Lot

With football season comes lots of backyard barbecues, and we’re having one of our own! Guys, join us in the Sanctuary parking lot as we smoke meat for that night's dinner and for the next day’s Faith, Family, Football event. Come build connections, enjoy live music, and play yard games with us this fall. We’ll even have tutorial stations where you can learn how to prepare brisket and ribs! It will be epic; we can’t wait to see you there.

Faith, Family, Football

Saturday, September 16 | 4:30-6 pm Arden Forest, 6 pm SMU Football Game

It’s almost time for one of our favorite fall traditions: Faith, Family, Football! Before SMU takes on Prairie View A&M, join us in HPUMC’s Arden Forest to enjoy live music, snacks, a bounce house for the kiddos, and from 4:45 to 5:15 pm, photos with the SMU Spirit Squad! Then, we’ll head over to the Gerald J. Ford Stadium to watch the game—HPUMC section tickets are only $13. Whether you’re in it for the football, the family fun, or a little bit of both, we can’t wait to see you this fall.

Young Adult Fall Kickoff

Thursday, September 14 | 6:30-8 pm | Wesley Hall

Summer’s been great, and now it’s time to kick off the fall with HPUMC's Young Adult Community! Join us for an evening of fun and connection with other young adults. Together, we will worship, hear an encouraging message from Rev. Matt Tuggle, and get an overview of how the fall is shaping up regarding community and connection at HPUMC. We’ll start with light bites and Topo Chicos at 6:30 pm in the Wesley Hall Basement, then head over to Wesley Hall for worship at 7 pm. Invite your friends to kick off all the fun of the fall season with us!

Restore Her Benefit Luncheon: Women Helping Women

Monday, October 2 | 11:30 am-1 pm | Great Hall

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, HPUMC and United Methodist Women are collaborating in support of Restoration Ministry, a program offered by HPUMC Pastoral Care to promote recovery, prevent abuse, and intervene in areas of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The benefit luncheon's sponsorship and honoraria opportunities will provide funding to lift up this vital program guiding women to wholeness and healing.


Bible Reading Plan: Acts

Starts Monday, September 25

The Book of Acts marks the beginning of the Church as we know it—in fact, it’s where Christians were first called “Christians.” It all started with a small movement of people, empowered by the Holy Spirit, who represented Jesus by showing generosity, healing, and preaching to others. Their actions sent shockwaves wherever they went, changing minds and hearts in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and beyond. This fall, join us as we find inspiration in the first generation of Christians who changed the world together.


Mondays, September 18-October 23 | 6:30-8 pm | Room #3 (Second Floor, Kids Area)

We’re all searching, but our questions are complicated, and truth can be hard to find. In this study, Adam Hamilton finds powerful answers contained in the Apostles’ Creed, an early statement of foundational Christian beliefs. He explores what Christians believe, why they believe it, and why it matters.

Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

Tuesdays, September 19-October 24 | 6:30-7:30 pm | Room 216

Our hearts long for more of God, but how can we experience the deep spiritual transformation that satisfies that longing? Spiritual disciplines are practices that have helped those who have gone before us to order their lives toward this blessed transformation. This study will engage several well-known spiritual disciplines by offering you opportunities to learn about, experience, and reflect on them in the context of a nurturing community of study and fellowship.

Open Your Bible

Wednesdays, September 20-October 25 | 6-7 pm | Room #3 (Second Floor, Kids Area)

Do you want to study the Bible but have no idea where to begin? Using the book “30 Days to Understanding the Bible” by Max Anders, this class will give you an overview of the Bible’s layout, story arc, key people, and events so that you can get more out of God’s Word. In this study, you will gain a beginning knowledge that you can use to build a more complete understanding in the years ahead.

HPUMC Moms: Long Days of Small Things

Mondays, September 11-December 4 | 9:30-11 am | Room 120

Are you a mom who is looking to connect with other women and grow in your faith? Join an amazing group of HPUMC moms led by Hannah Buchanan as we study “Long Days of Small Things,” by Catherine McNiel. Engage in conversations about real life and connect with other women in the trenches.


Just One: Serve on Sunday

2023-2024 | HPUMC

HPUMC Kids is looking for volunteers willing to serve on one Sunday or just one more. You can make a difference in the lives of the church's youngest members—it just takes a servant’s heart. There are various opportunities, including Small Group leaders, helpers, and greeters. In the next few months, we would like you, your Small Group, Sunday Morning Class, or friend group to consider serving on at least one Sunday to help our kids grow in faith and joy.

Carpenters for Christ: House #125

September-October 2023 | 7:45 am-3 pm | 2323 Scotland Drive, Dallas, TX 75216

Are you and your family, friends, coworkers, or Small Group looking to make a difference? This fall, be part of a milestone moment by volunteering to help build Carpenters for Christ’s House #125! The build starts on September 9. Sign up now for a season filled with food, fun, fellowship, and faith during a significant build in Carpenters for Christ history.

Volunteer at HPUMC

Impactful opportunities are available across all HPUMC ministries. You can join our Guest Experiences team as a greeter, run a camera or be a stagehand for one of our many services alongside our Production Team, help in a Belong Disability Ministry day class or with Spotlight Musical Theater, serve with HPUMC Youth, or consider joining the prayer tower or Cornerstone prayer teams.