08/23/2021 by Kevin Crain Serving

Mother and daughter drive 200 miles to volunteer

The Andersons have attended HPUMC in person and online for six years. “When our son was working in Dallas for his summer college internship,” Aleesa said, “we wanted to find a church that would be similar to my husband’s Catholic upbringing. We attended the traditional service at HPUMC and we all...

08/10/2021

Rev. Jeremiah Booker’s journey and vision for Cox Chapel

Starting at a young age, Rev. Jeremiah Booker had a love and passion for the church. As an adult with a wife and daughter, he felt called into ministry. Soon after, Rev. Booker and his wife sold their home, left their jobs, and moved their family into a dormitory at SMU, so he could attend Perkin...

08/03/2021 by Kevin Crain

The people of the tower: The secret musicians of HPUMC

“It’s a very anonymous instrument,” said John Acker, one of HPUMC’s volunteer carillonneurs. “Rarely does the audience see the performer.” That also means the dress code for playing the carillon is different. Since no one sees the performer, you can dress up as much as you want, or wear shorts ...

07/12/2021 by Kevin Crain

Youth mission trip to San Antonio a huge success

Last week, 70 of HPUMC’s youth, ranging from seventh-graders to seniors, and 23 adult volunteers served the people and community of San Antonio during this year’s summer mission trip. The team from HPUMC worked with the San Antonio Food Bank to make meal boxes for senior citizens. They also work...

06/28/2021

HPUMC to host St. Luke ‘Community’ UMC

Rev. Paul Rasmussen, Senior Pastor of Highland Park United Methodist Church, and Rev. Richie Butler, Senior Pastor of St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church are thrilled to announce that HPUMC will be hosting St. Luke’s in-person weekly worship services starting Sunday, July 4. “We’ve got ...

06/25/2021 Kids Ministry

In-person VBS returns after two years

“Joy. That's the word that volunteers, parents, and staff continue to use to describe the week,” said Sharla Jolly, HPUMC’s Pastor to Kids and Families. “You can hear it in the laughter of kids during our morning worship and Bible story. You can see it in their faces while playing games and worki...

06/25/2021 by Kevin Crain

Jane Parker awarded UMW’s Georgia Bates Award

A member of the Carpenters for Christ Committee for over 15 years, Jane served as the volunteer chair, supply officer, meals coordinator, van driver, and outstanding hostess to thousands of volunteers. In total, she contributed an estimated 15,000 hours of work to the Carpenters Ministry, serving...

06/25/2021 by Kevin Crain Impact

HPUMC and partners host vaccination events

On June 6, in partnership with CitySquare, we helped distribute vaccinations and meals at Church at the Square to a poverty-stricken community. Rev. Cottrell King did a short Bible study in lieu of a regular worship service and then encouraged congregants who hadn’t already to receive their vacci...

06/22/2021 by Kevin Crain Impact

Seven summer serving opportunities

CHRIST’S FOUNDRY Mini VBS | Wednesdays in July | 6:30–8:30 pm Instead of traditional VBS, Christ’s Foundry will hold miniature VBS sessions on Wednesday evenings in July. Volunteers will help with VBS activities or can provide a meal one Wednesday (for 40 people total). Contact Caroline Hazlett t...