05/03/2022 by Rev. Chelsea Peddecord

Seniors’ Parting Thoughts

If you joined us in Cornerstone on May 1 at 11 am, you may have found yourself a little teary-eyed. That’s because this past Sunday we celebrated, blessed, and recognized the class of 2022. Every time we bless the children in our church, we are practicing the words of Deuteronomy 6:5-7 which s...

05/03/2022 by Alex Yocum-Beeman Racial Justice

United Not Divided: Together We Dine

Together We Dine started off as a mustard seed of an idea by St. Luke “Community” UMC Pastor Richie Butler. He thought, why not bring people that might not be like us and think like us around a table and share what we have learned. And that’s just what happened on Sunday, April 24, when members ...

05/03/2022

Crossroads: Sean Tuohy’s story of finding purpose in football

For Sean Tuohy, growing up in a family rooted in faith and purposefulness (the very family that inspired the story of The Blind Side, as a matter of fact) was nothing out of the ordinary. “Truthfully, we just had a family that instilled the principles of purpose more than I realized,” he said. “W...

04/26/2022 by Alex Yocum-Beeman

When the school bus stops coming: The Alex Dean Story

When you arrive at The Hub closest to the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings to get a muffin or cup of coffee, you will most likely find Alex Dean, Chance’s employee and Belong Disability Ministry participant, manning the cash register. And while he might give you a thank you and a smile during your tr...

04/19/2022 Serving, Outreach

Escucha Nuestra Oración oh Dios! (Hear Our Prayers, oh Lord)

Eight years. That is how long it took for the Multipurpose Building at the Methodist Children’s Home of Costa Rica to be conceptualized, constructed, and completed. During these eight years, there have been numerous prayers, meetings, calls to action, volunteers, and donations from multiple or...

04/19/2022

HPUMC Easter 2022: Rejoice in the Resurrection

For the first time in over two years, the pandemic seemed like a distant memory as more than nine thousand people worshiped together in person on Easter. Another four thousand tuned in online. The morning started off in Arden Forest where morning coffee and donuts were encouraged, kids donned pj’...

04/12/2022 Serving, Outreach

Churchwide Serving Day brings volunteers together to support local partners

As the chill began to fade in Arden Forest the morning of Saturday, April 9, 2022, Rev. Paul Rasmussen shared a blessing to the crowd. From there, more than 480 adults, youth, and children alike headed to 22 project sites to serve together as one united church throughout Dallas. “This is one of m...

04/04/2022

Tips for Celebrating Easter with HPUMC

Can you imagine the deep sorrow the two Marys must have felt standing in the cold shadows of the tomb on the morning of the third day following Christ’s crucifixion? Now, picture their overwhelming sadness transforming into inexplicable awe and joy as the seal is rolled away to reveal an empty to...