03/31/2022 Inspirational

Uptown’s female pastor is making church more accessible for all

Hosting Sunday worship services in the House of Blues isn’t the only extraordinary action Uptown Church is taking to build a more diverse community. Rev. Joy Gonzalez leads the congregation as a female pastor with the mission of making church more accessible for all. “I believe it’s part of God’...

03/25/2022 by Rev. Paul Rasmussen

Update on the future of Munger Place Church

Dear friends,Twelve years ago, HPUMC launched a new campus in East Dallas that you know and love as Munger Place Church. Today, that campus is among the more vibrant communities of faith in Dallas. Of particular importance is the remarkable percentage of congregants who are new believers and firs...

03/22/2022 by Sarah Bailey Kids Ministry, Serving, Parenting

HPUMC Youth makes an impact in San Antonio during Spring Break

As five, fifteen-passenger vans rolled away from the Tolleson Family Activity Center on a Sunday morning, there was a buzz of energy in the air. “Will this be a fun trip?” “What are we eating?” “What do the bunk rooms look like?” “Will I get to see my friends?” “Will I meet new friends?” “What i...

03/15/2022 by Alex Yocum-Beeman Serving, Outreach

Mike Dombrowski: Building homes, creating opportunities

When Mike Dombrowski and his wife Christine moved to Dallas in 2018 they only knew each other and their son John, a student at SMU. They were looking for something to contribute to, and to not feel so isolated. Then one day, while visiting HPUMC on Sunday for worship, a piece of communication gav...

03/14/2022 by Rev. Matt Tuggle

Three ways to have better friendships

When is the last time you had a real conversation? Though today we are more connected than we have ever been, we are also (at least) as lonely as we have ever been. Most of us are connected to hundreds or thousands of people online, and yet loneliness is still pervasive. Somehow we’ve come to bel...

03/02/2022

Sacred Circle Time: Kids bless our families in Lent

It’s no secret — Jesus has a heart for kids. When His disciples attempted to turn away the children that were brought to Him for a blessing, Jesus used their innocence to set an example for those who hope to share in the glory of heaven. He said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hi...

02/28/2022 by Rev. Walt Marcum Inspirational

What does Ash Wednesday mean for us?

Most people know about Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday: over-the-top parades, purple and gold beads, king cakes, and celebrations. But what’s Ash Wednesday? Most know it’s the first day of Lent and that it’s customary to give up something for the forty days of Lent, but why do we do it? Just as the c...

02/22/2022 by Alex Yocum-Beeman

Spotlight Musical Theater steals our hearts

One would guess that Rev. Paul Rasmussen’s favorite day of the year would be Christmas or Easter. That guess, however, would not be correct. His favorite nights are the two nights a year Belong Disability Ministry’s Spotlight Theater puts on their show. “This has really become a hallmark program...

02/22/2022 by Alex Johnston

Three environments receiving new life at HPUMC this winter

You may have noticed some recent upgrades taking place across Highland Park United Methodist Church’s Mockingbird campus. In particular, three areas are being upgraded to kick off the new year: the historic Sanctuary, the Margaret E. Jonsson Sanctuary Garden, and the Wesley Hall basement. From ne...