09/17/2021 Inspirational

Sorrow and joy: Wesleyan Fellowship Class celebrates return with unique service

The Wesleyan Fellowship Class of HPUMC has been together for 41 years, but the past 18 months have perhaps been the most difficult time in their history. During that time, they’ve been unable to meet in person because of the pandemic. However, unlike other classes that met via Zoom, they’ve kept ...

09/02/2021 by Kayleigh Dilworth

Being intimately known and seeing new perspectives

For the last 15 months, my Wednesday nights have been spent discussing Scripture and growing in community with my Small Group. It’s been the biggest source of encouragement as so many of us have gone through major life changes: graduations, new jobs, moves to different cities, promotions, grad/la...

08/31/2021 Inspirational

Alpha Stories: Andi

Andi Fancher was searching for something—something she felt was missing. She had been surrounded by Christians all her life, but no one ever really told her about Jesus or helped her understand the basics of Christianity. After Alpha, she reprioritized everything. The class was her launching poin...

08/26/2021 by Jim Beyer Inspirational

Stephen Ministry: On Grace

Several weeks ago, I was on vacation in Colorado in a small town nestled in the middle of the mountains of western Colorado. In this town, there was a restaurant called, “The Outlaw.” It was my first night there and I was looking for a place to eat. I entered the restaurant and, seeing that eve...

08/24/2021 by Alex Yocum-Beeman

The power of showing up

The morning of January 21, 2021, when HPUMC Executive Minister Rev. Matt Tuggle’s door opened, he expected to see the normal non-knock culprit, Rev. Paul Rasmussen, but was surprised instead to see Dana Howard, his Executive Assistant. At that moment he just knew something wasn’t right. Turns out...

08/23/2021 Serving

Mother and daughter drive 200 miles to volunteer

The Andersons have attended HPUMC in person and online for six years. “When our son was working in Dallas for his summer college internship,” Aleesa said, “we wanted to find a church that would be similar to my husband’s Catholic upbringing. We attended the traditional service at HPUMC and we all...

08/10/2021

Rev. Jeremiah Booker’s journey and vision for Cox Chapel

Starting at a young age, Rev. Jeremiah Booker had a love and passion for the church. As an adult with a wife and daughter, he felt called into ministry. Soon after, Rev. Booker and his wife sold their home, left their jobs, and moved their family into a dormitory at SMU, so he could attend Perkin...

08/03/2021

The people of the tower: The secret musicians of HPUMC

“It’s a very anonymous instrument,” said John Acker, one of HPUMC’s volunteer carillonneurs. “Rarely does the audience see the performer.” That also means the dress code for playing the carillon is different. Since no one sees the performer, you can dress up as much as you want, or wear shorts ...