12/14/2020

Watch our Lessons and Carols service on-demand

On December 13, 2020, Tower Arts presented Christmas at Highland Park. This virtual service of lessons and carols brought the sights and sounds of the holiday season home with Scripture readings, classic Christmas hymns, and more. The musical performances featured several of HPUMC’s choirs, talen...

12/07/2020

Rev. Matt Tuggle to lead HPUMC’s Cornerstone services

On Sunday, December 6, Rev. Paul Rasmussen announced that Rev. Matt Tuggle will begin leading HPUMC’s contemporary Cornerstone services, with Rev. Rasmussen continuing to lead the traditional Sanctuary services. "Our church has a long history of raising up the next generation of great Christian l...

11/24/2020 Inspirational

Always thankful for the goodness of God

In this season of difficulty and loss, I sometimes find it challenging to be thankful. I tend to focus on the pandemic, those who have lost loved ones, the loss of jobs, and the emotional and psychological impact of shelter-in-place. In other words, I tend to pay more attention to my situation in...

11/16/2020

Three must-ask questions for Thanksgiving

Every year before Thanksgiving we have lunch at Luby’s (thank you, Jesus, for Luby’s!). We sit at a big, long table and go around and answer three questions. Everyone answers the first, then we all go around and answer the second, and then everyone answers the third. Here are the three questions:...

11/06/2020 by Rev. Paul Rasmussen

I cannot wait for this weekend

Dear HPUMC,In times of illness, I've always believed that the grace and thoughtfulness of the people of the local church is about the best medicine available. Over the past several weeks, I have experienced that first hand.I want to thank you for your prayers, cards, and concern as I've wrestled ...

11/02/2020

HPUMC hosts “A Candid Discussion on Race & Corporate Leadership”

On Thursday, October 29, three of Dallas' most influential business leaders participated in a candid discussion on race and leadership in a roundtable presented by the Mark Craig Leadership Network and moderated by former Mayor of the City of Dallas, Mike Rawlings. The goal was to help each of us...

10/23/2020 Disability Ministry

Vance Gilmore to retire in early 2021

Highland Park United Methodist Church has a new Director of Belong disABILITY Ministry, as Vance Gilmore will be retiring. Rev. Ramsey Patton will now be leading the ministry. Gilmore has worked at HPUMC since the fall of 2016, serving as the Director of Belong since January of 2018. “When I was...

10/16/2020

In-person worship starts October 25

Friends, It’s hard to believe that we’ve had online-only worship for 32 Sundays in a row. But that’s about to change. Starting on October 25, we’ll not only continue to offer online worship, but we’ll once again have in-person worship on Sunday mornings! Our new worship times will be at 8:30 am...

10/06/2020 Serving, Outreach

Chancel Choir members help beautify KB Polk Elementary

Students of KB Polk Elementary definitely felt welcomed when they came back to school on Monday, October 5 for in-person learning — even before they set foot inside the school. That’s because several members of HPUMC’s Chancel Choir, as well as their family and friends, spent time on Saturday, O...