07/12/2021

Youth mission trip to San Antonio a huge success

Last week, 70 of HPUMC’s youth, ranging from seventh-graders to seniors, and 23 adult volunteers served the people and community of San Antonio during this year’s summer mission trip. The team from HPUMC worked with the San Antonio Food Bank to make meal boxes for senior citizens. They also work...

06/28/2021

HPUMC to host St. Luke ‘Community’ UMC

Rev. Paul Rasmussen, Senior Pastor of Highland Park United Methodist Church, and Rev. Richie Butler, Senior Pastor of St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church are thrilled to announce that HPUMC will be hosting St. Luke’s in-person weekly worship services starting Sunday, July 4. “We’ve got ...

06/25/2021 Kids Ministry

In-person VBS returns after two years

“Joy. That's the word that volunteers, parents, and staff continue to use to describe the week,” said Sharla Jolly, HPUMC’s Pastor to Kids and Families. “You can hear it in the laughter of kids during our morning worship and Bible story. You can see it in their faces while playing games and worki...

06/25/2021

Jane Parker awarded UMW’s Georgia Bates Award

A member of the Carpenters for Christ Committee for over 15 years, Jane served as the volunteer chair, supply officer, meals coordinator, van driver, and outstanding hostess to thousands of volunteers. In total, she contributed an estimated 15,000 hours of work to the Carpenters Ministry, serving...

06/25/2021 Impact

HPUMC and partners host vaccination events

On June 6, in partnership with CitySquare, we helped distribute vaccinations and meals at Church at the Square to a poverty-stricken community. Rev. Cottrell King did a short Bible study in lieu of a regular worship service and then encouraged congregants who hadn’t already to receive their vacci...

06/22/2021 Impact

Seven summer serving opportunities

CHRIST’S FOUNDRY Mini VBS | Wednesdays in July | 6:30–8:30 pm Instead of traditional VBS, Christ’s Foundry will hold miniature VBS sessions on Wednesday evenings in July. Volunteers will help with VBS activities or can provide a meal one Wednesday (for 40 people total). Contact Caroline Hazlett t...

05/18/2021

HPUMC recognizes and celebrates high school seniors

With the school year coming to an end, Highland Park United Methodist Church celebrated our graduating seniors this past Sunday, May 16, in the 11 am Cornerstone worship service. In addition to the class of 2021 leading worship, this sacred, annual service featured a slideshow of the graduating...

05/14/2021

Rev. Jeremiah Booker to lead Cox Chapel

During his time here, he’s enjoyed serving in a variety of roles on HPUMC’s Pastoral Care team—officiating weddings and funerals, going on hospital visits, overseeing the Prayer Tower Ministry, and helping with Journey Ministry Memory Care. His “partner in ministry” is his wife, Petrella, who wor...