04/28/2021

Rev. Susan Robb to retire this summer

This summer, Highland Park United Methodist Church and the Cox Chapel community will say farewell to Rev. Susan Robb, HPUMC Senior Associate Minister. After leading Cox Chapel for nearly two years, Rev. Robb is confident that now is the right time to retire. “My husband and I are looking forward...

04/23/2021

Mustard seed of faith: Rev. Paul Rasmussen reacts to Chauvin Verdict

The mustard seed. It’s the smallest of every type of seed. And Jesus often used the image to teach and encourage. Once, Jesus said to his disciples, “For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will mov...

04/19/2021 by Emily Schultz Inspirational, Kids Ministry

Two-year-old Ella meets her ‘friend,’ Paul

Our sweet Ella was 11 months old when the world shut down. Like everyone else did in 2020, our little family worked through the peaks and valleys. We missed seeing our family that only lived minutes away, we navigated a career furlough and all that entails, and, of course, schools were closed. We...

04/13/2021 by Susan Phillips Inspirational, Parenting

We smiled through it: One mother's reflections after a year of COVID

I leaned over the sleek sink of our hotel, spreading pink lipstick across my lips, then sweeping bronzer beneath my cheekbones. Clay was turning 40, and we were staycationing at The Ritz, getting ready for dinner and drinks with friends at the fancy restaurant downstairs. Other than the momentous...

04/06/2021

Back to life: HPUMC celebrates Easter in person for first time in two years

On April 4, 2021, more than 5,500 people celebrated Easter in person and thousands worshiped online with Highland Park United Methodist Church at one of two services—because He lives! The day began at our Sunrise Service in Arden Forest. This outdoor worship service included contemporary music,...

03/27/2021 Outreach

You made a huge impact on Churchwide Serving Day

We envision a church, empowered by the Holy Spirit, reducing poverty in Dallas and around the world. That’s why hundreds of people from HPUMC spent time on Saturday, March 27 serving our local partners around Dallas. These selfless volunteers made a huge, positive impact on those needing help wit...

03/22/2021

What you need to know for Easter 2021

Because he lives, we’re celebrating Easter with a variety of worship services — in person and online. To make sure you have the best experience possible on this exciting day, look below to find helpful tips for navigating Easter Sunday and discovering the right worship experience for you. Ea...

03/04/2021

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 Serving, Outreach

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...