08/05/2020 by Alyssa McHugh, Matt McHugh Bible Reading

A Reflection on Psalm 62: A Psalm of David

We rely on this Psalm during scary times in our walk with the Lord. Before we knew each other and now, in marriage, our scariest moments have been when we make decisions. And almost every decision we’ve made as a couple has been met with opposition. Both of us care way too much about what other p...

08/04/2020 Outreach

Helping Dallas students succeed through Classroom Connect

School supplies. Clean uniforms. A working computer. Much of what we take for granted can be a barrier that keeps some students — in our own community — from learning. In an effort to unite the classroom and community, HPUMC is partnering with United to Learn, a non-profit committed to accelerat...

07/31/2020 by Rev. Paul Rasmussen

I remain optimistic

Dear HPUMC Family, For the past several weeks, our staff has worked diligently with plans to re-open for public worship this Sunday. We have missed welcoming all of you on Sunday mornings. I'm heartbroken to announce that given the latest information and infection rates of COVID-19, we will conti...

07/29/2020 by Hannah Buchanan Bible Reading

A Reflection on Psalm 90: a prayer of Moses, the Man of God

I can still hear the pine needles crunching beneath our feet. We were hiking. A week and a half into a drive from Seattle to LA, Ryan and I thought we should read, even try to memorize, a Psalm together. Early in our marriage, talking about the Bible was something we awkwardly fumbled our way thr...

07/14/2020 Outreach

Africa University completed a new dorm!

Thanks to the support of HPUMC and our partnership with Arise Africa, a new dorm has been completed at Africa University! Students at the university admired its spaciousness, the amount of natural light, and all the new beds, study lamps, and more. Located in Zimbabwe, Africa University is one of...


What's Ahead

Dear HPUMC,Wow! We're already halfway through the summer. I decided it was time for an update. Instead of a lengthy email, I recorded a video. Take a look for some important details. Rev. Paul RasmussenSenior Minister

06/30/2020 Inspirational

A nurse’s story: Trusting God while fighting COVID-19

Before the coronavirus, Mary Keckeisen, a critical care nurse at Parkland Hospital, was training for marathons and walking her dogs. “Life was pretty predictable,” she said. Even when the pandemic began, she never thought that COVID-19 would affect her personally or come to our community. However...


How can Acts inspire us today?

It seems no coincidence that we are studying the book of Acts right now. This is certainly the most unusual season I have ever lived through. We have a pandemic that has shut our buildings, but we have learned that the old Sunday school song is true — the church is not a building. The Book of Ac...

06/12/2020 by Rev. Paul Rasmussen

Our Role in the Solution

Dear HPUMC Family, Racism. The topic unmentionable is now unavoidable. And it should be. Racism is prevalent. Racism is destructive. And racism is incompatible with Christianity. What racism is not, however, is new. In fact, working through racism was perhaps the biggest threat to the early Chris...

06/09/2020 Kids Ministry

First-ever virtual VBS was an unforgettable experience

This year, HPUMC’s VBS looked a little different but was still tons of fun for the 740 kids that participated. Throughout the week, children learned how to FOCUS and take a closer look at Jesus through games, crafts, and Bible stories. And because it was online, VBS had a far-reaching impact — ki...