09/08/2020 Inspirational

Conversations in Black and White: Courtney & Heather

While HPUMC encourages these difficult conversations, the opinions of those being interviewed are their own and may not represent the viewpoints of all HPUMC congregants regarding these topics. Recently, Courtney Kelly and Heather Deuillet sat down for a one-on-one conversation about racism. From...

09/01/2020

Update on upcoming march near HPUMC

Dear Church Members and Friends,You may have read or seen news reports regarding a protest march that took place on the SMU campus this past Friday. Hundreds of students were led by the Black Association of SMU Athletes in a march from the north end of the campus to the south and back. President ...

09/01/2020 by Alex Johnston Bible Reading

A Reflection on Psalm 40

I didn’t grow up in the Church. In fact, most of my family still wouldn’t identify as Christian. I attended a Methodist church in my hometown of Sanford, NC for a brief time in high school. But, if I’m honest, going to church at that time was less about worshiping Jesus and more about getting to ...

09/01/2020 by Rev. Joy Gonzalez

The power that sparks creation

With a bold, beautiful explosion of confetti, our church announced plans to open a brand-new campus at House of Blues, and the dream of Uptown Church was born. That was February 23. A few weeks later, everything changed. Everything. Instead of preparing for a new local church, we were preparing f...

08/28/2020

Dallas leaders seek change through Together We Can

HPUMC has a continued interest in, and commitment to, racial reconciliation and justice in our city. You may remember that I had an open conversation with my longtime friend, Rev. Richie Butler, in July about issues of racial injustice in our country. He talked about his organization, Project Uni...

08/25/2020 by Kevin Crain

HPUMC celebrates back-to-school weekend with Drive-Thru parade

On Saturday, August 22, school spirit and HPUMC pride were both on full display as hundreds of cars motored by Highland Park United Methodist Church for Drive-Thru Day #2. Students, teachers, and parents received lots of love and encouragement from HPUMC staff members for the school year ahead. O...

08/25/2020 by Karla Nivens Bible Reading

A Reflection on Psalm 139

God is not intimidated to come with me in my darkness. He holds me up, so I won’t fall. I can’t get away from His presence no matter what emotions I’m presently feeling. God will stand there with me to hold me up. He doesn’t get tired of me or need a break. He doesn’t get too busy to care for the...

08/24/2020 by Jenny Misslin Inspirational

Discerning in times of crisis

Not sure about you guys, but the longer this pandemic drags out, the longer my decision-making processes drag out. Now, even decisions that used to be so simple seem to take forever. Trying to figure out what to do with the kids and school was a process that took a really, really long time, and ...

08/20/2020

How to Sunday School

HPUMC Kids is ready for back-to-school! We know that school will look different this year — different from family to family and different at school and at church. We want you to know that no matter how your family chooses to learn and worship this fall, we will be praying for each of you as you b...