07/19/2022 Serving

Jim Beyer: Serving as a way of life

If it’s Sunday, you can most likely count on finding Jim Beyer at the downstairs south entrance to Wesley Hall with a smile on his face. He kicks off his week by welcoming guests into the 11 am Cornerstone service. From serving as a greeter for Cornerstone and participating as a Stephen Minister ...

07/11/2022 Outreach

New building welcomes children of Costa Rica

Jesus welcomes children in the vibrant mural adorning the Methodist Children’s Home of Costa Rica’s brand-new Multipurpose Building. Contrasting the facility’s fresh white paint, the colorful scene reflects the bright hues of the tropical countryside and Costa Rican culture, as well as the Buildi...

07/11/2022 by Analise Narine Inspirational

Stephen Ministry: Samaritans in Secret

Life can change in an instant. The shockwaves of an accident or tragedy are never contained to the moment in time that it happens, or even in the weeks or months that follow. The effects continue to echo through the lives of family and friends in their search for healing. Andi Fancher, Director o...

07/01/2022 by Analise Narine Outreach

In the footsteps: Camp-to-Career creates path for success

When you think of camp, thoughts of playing games, making friends, and getting your energy out in the summer sun might come to mind. For campers and Wranglers (a nickname for volunteers) at Stoney Creek Ranch in New Ulm, Texas, HPUMC’s Camp-to-Career, formerly known as HPUMC Outreach Camp Scholar...

06/30/2022 by Analise Narine Serving

Get connected to HPUMC: Ways to serve

As we hit the midway point of summer, and fall plans are slowly starting to make their way into planners, remember there are ways you can fill some of that time by connecting with the Highland Park United Methodist Church community. Here are a few ways to get back in the swing of things by servi...

06/24/2022 by Rev. Camille May

Praying for rain: Grieving with Uvalde

When I was a little girl, I loved to visit our family's general store. My grandfather and his siblings carried on the family tradition of running the store until the early 1980s. The merchandise was divided into thirds: dry goods, groceries, and hardware. My great aunt sold fabrics and notions an...

06/21/2022 by Analise Narine Racial Justice

United We Stand: HPUMC receives the Pioneer Unity Award

On Wednesday, June 15, HPUMC received the Pioneer Unity Award from Project Unity at the “Together We Sing” Awards and Concert at the Meyerson Symphony Center. The one-time award honors hard work, dedication, and belief in Project Unity’s vision of making a difference, and was given to faith commu...

06/14/2022 by Analise Narine

VBS 2022 makes waves of joy at HPUMC

“When we meet in Wesley Hall, and the music starts playing, and we’re doing the dance moves, even the shy kids, it’s like they come out. I think because the spotlight’s not really on them, they feel like they can really get into the music, so I‘ll catch a glimpse of these kids really singing thei...

05/17/2022 by Rev. Camille May

How can we support those who are hurting?

In the fall of my junior year in college, my grandmother died. A week and a half later, my father died. In a matter of days, everything changed for my family. I honestly do not know how I made it through final exams that semester, but somehow, I managed. I returned to school after Christmas break...

05/10/2022 Serving

Spirit of the Mission: 2022 Georgia Bates Award

On an overcast spring day, the United Methodist Women of Highland Park United Methodist Church brought sunshine to Great Hall. The room was abuzz with lively conversation and warm hugs of welcome as women and men, alike, gathered around tables decorated with bright yellow flowers and lemons. All ...