10/11/2022 by Analise Narine

Up Close and Personal: Alex Johnston

This month, we're exploring the stories of Jesus getting up close and personal with a handful of people in the Gospel of John. We’re also diving into how he got up close and personal with a few friendly faces you might see on Sundays at HPUMC. HPUMC’s Director of Discipleship, Alex Johnston, disc...

10/04/2022 by Analise Narine

Up Close and Personal: Vanessa DeSilvio

Actress and HPUMC congregant Vanessa DeSilvio portrayed the woman at the well in ‘The Chosen,’ a multi-season series about the life of Jesus, exploring how Jesus sat with and truly saw the Samaritan woman. After a unique audition experience, receiving the role allowed DeSilvio to combine her fait...

09/27/2022 by Analise Narine Parenting, Youth Ministry

First-ever Meet the Pastor Night was one to remember

On Wednesday, September 21, 142 parents stepped into their teenager’s shoes at Meet the Pastor Night, experiencing an HPUMC Youth Wednesday night just as their kids would. Parents heard a middle school or high school sermon that their students had heard before, worshiped, met their teenagers’ pas...

09/20/2022 by Analise Narine Kids Ministry

3rd Grade Bibles

We gifted over 150 Bibles to third graders this past Sunday, September 18, in Sanctuary at 9:30 am and Cornerstone at 11 am! As each third grader made their way to the stage, they were handed a Bible with a handwritten label that was prayed over by a dedicated volunteer. The 3rd Grade Bible Cerem...

09/13/2022 by Analise Narine

Beautiful all the way around: The Cox Chapel story

When congregants joined Cox Chapel’s service online for the very first time during the unprecedented pandemic, the first thing in view during each virtual service was the chapel’s iconic Rose Window, made of stained glass in the shape of a rose, above the altar. Those who attended the first Cox C...

09/03/2022

What We Believe - Recovery Ministry

The ability God has given us to seek freedom is a powerful thing. I have seen firsthand the relief experienced when people break free of the hold addiction can have. HPUMC’s Recovery Ministry exists to this effect, aiming to help those struggling receive the guidance and encouragement they need w...

09/02/2022 by Analise Narine Kids Ministry, Serving

The Kingdom starts here: Serving with HPUMC Kids

We were all kids once. We may have had babysitters, tutors, coaches, youth group leaders, and Sunday School teachers who helped raise and shape us into who we are today. We may even have fond memories of a teacher who we accidentally called “mom” once or twice, or a sweet elderly woman who provid...

08/22/2022 by Rev. Camille May

Renewing our minds

For many of us, it is easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our to-do lists and never-ending projects can quickly lead us to lose sight of what matters most. However, taking just a few minutes each day to slow down can have a profound impact on our state of mind. When w...

07/26/2022 by Analise Narine Serving

Singing the praises: HPUMC Traditional Choirs

Every family has its own unique traditions. For the Bell family, it’s being a part of the choirs at HPUMC. Grandmother and Chancel Choir member Carol Bell has been singing as part of the Chancel Choir since 2017. Her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Elaine Bell, now volunteer with their kids, ...

07/19/2022 by Analise Narine Parenting

From cradle to Confirmation: HPUMC nurtures faith journeys

In the Sanctuary, mom-of-three Michele Spillman sheds tears of joy as her son, Sutton, professes his faith at the 2022 HPUMC Confirmation service. The Spillman family joined the church when Sutton was around six months old, and this year, the 13-year-old was confirmed into the Christian faith and...