10/19/2021 Kids Ministry

A milestone moment: Third-grade Bibles

Why do we do it? To celebrate and equip the third-grade students with their Bible and invite them to worship and feel the Holy Spirit in our worship venues. We want to encourage students by letting each one know they are welcome in our big services and an important part of the church. “Parents o...

10/12/2021 Racial Justice

Jason Max Ferdinand Singers make a joyful noise throughout Dallas

KB Polk & Dallas ISD The Jason Max Ferdinand Singers were certainly busy while here. On Thursday, October 7, a small group of their performers sang for students at KB Polk Center for the Academically Talented and Gifted (a partner of our Classroom Connect program). Then on Friday, October 8...

10/05/2021 by Lauren McElroy Inspirational

Recovery: Filling life with the light of God

About a year ago, I went on a first date with my now-boyfriend. We took our dogs on a stroll down Lakeside and things went so well that we decided to get a “drink” at Royal Blue. “Here we go again,” I thought to myself. Can’t wait to make the world’s greatest first impression and tell this hands...

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...