12/21/2023 by Analise Narine

The Greatest Story Ever Told

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.” —Matthew 2:10-11 There are incredible stories surrounding the birth of Jesus, all combining to create what we believe to be ...

12/19/2023 by Analise Narine Inspirational

The Birth of Jesus: A Story of Hope

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.” —Luke 2:7 After being turned away from the inn in Bethlehem, Mary gave birth to Jesus and laid him in a manger, wrapped in swaddling cloths for c...

12/12/2023 by Analise Narine

The Journey of Mary and Joseph: A Story of Courage

“And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.” —Luke 2:6 The events that led Mary and Joseph to the town of Bethlehem at first appeared to be nothing special. Caesar Augustus, the first Roman emperor, had decreed that everyone should be registered. Each person went to his place...

12/05/2023 by Analise Narine

An Angel Visits Mary: A Story of Faith

Mary said, “I am the servant of the Lord. Let this happen to me as you say!” Then the angel went away. — Luke 1:38 Something impossible is about to happen to you. It is completely unprecedented and may very well ruin your reputation in your community, as many will not believe you. Do you accept t...

11/21/2023 by Analise Narine Inspirational

Thanksgiving 2023: Gathering Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude and reflection. We give thanks for what we have, build warm and sometimes funny memories with friends and family, and, of course, eat a delicious meal together. We’re celebrating the holiday with a different kind of potluck today: gratitude. Our staff has brou...

11/13/2023 by Analise Narine Disability Ministry

Seasons of Smiles: The Chance Urschel Story

How do you measure a life? Is it in years, or is it measured by the lives you impacted, the smiles you shared, the memories you made, and the hearts you changed? The life of Carter Chancellor “Chance” Urschel might reveal the answer. At just four months old, Chance was diagnosed with Holoprosen...

11/06/2023 by Liz Irwin Disability Ministry

Meaningful Memories: Night OWLS Family Camp Provides Outdoor Retreat

HPUMC Belong Disability Ministry’s Night OWLS (Out With Loving Sitters) program is a monthly faith-based program for children with disabilities and their siblings that provides respite for parents. From Friday, October 20 to Sunday, October 22, Night OWLS Family Camp brought families together in ...

10/24/2023 by Analise Narine Inspirational

Remembering James T. "Brad" Bradley

Highland Park United Methodist Church is mourning the loss of congregant James T. “Brad” Bradley, who passed away on Friday, October 13. Brad was 101 years old, and his legacy is as vast as his life was long. Brad was a World War II veteran, dedicated sports photographer, and Cotton Bowl Hall of ...

10/02/2023 Inspirational

Restoration Ministry Helps Women Heal with Genesis Women’s Shelter

Doing Our Part By: Rev. Camille May, HPUMC Associate Minister, Director of Pastoral Care October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and brings with it an opportunity to highlight the epidemic of abuse and remind victims that they are not alone. One of the ways HPUMC participates in thi...