11/16/2020 by Rev. Andrew Forrest

Three must-ask questions for Thanksgiving

Every year before Thanksgiving we have lunch at Luby’s (thank you, Jesus, for Luby’s!). We sit at a big, long table and go around and answer three questions. Everyone answers the first, then we all go around and answer the second, and then everyone answers the third. Here are the three questions:...

11/16/2020 Inspirational

John Miller: Overcoming addiction and homelessness in Dallas

John Miller grew up in Highland Park. While he would describe his childhood as “charmed,” he also struggled to overcome severe social anxiety and depression. In High School, John fell in with the wrong crowd and turned to drugs and alcohol as a way to cope with the anxiety. After several bouts wi...

11/06/2020 by Rev. Paul Rasmussen

I cannot wait for this weekend

Dear HPUMC,In times of illness, I've always believed that the grace and thoughtfulness of the people of the local church is about the best medicine available. Over the past several weeks, I have experienced that first hand.I want to thank you for your prayers, cards, and concern as I've wrestled ...

11/02/2020

HPUMC hosts “A Candid Discussion on Race & Corporate Leadership”

On Thursday, October 29, three of Dallas' most influential business leaders participated in a candid discussion on race and leadership in a roundtable presented by the Mark Craig Leadership Network and moderated by former Mayor of the City of Dallas, Mike Rawlings. The goal was to help each of us...

10/23/2020 by Kevin Crain Disability Ministry

Vance Gilmore to retire in early 2021

Highland Park United Methodist Church has a new Director of Belong disABILITY Ministry, as Vance Gilmore will be retiring. Rev. Ramsey Patton will now be leading the ministry. Gilmore has worked at HPUMC since the fall of 2016, serving as the Director of Belong since January of 2018. “When I was...

10/16/2020

In-person worship starts October 25

Friends, It’s hard to believe that we’ve had online-only worship for 32 Sundays in a row. But that’s about to change. Starting on October 25, we’ll not only continue to offer online worship, but we’ll once again have in-person worship on Sunday mornings! Our new worship times will be at 8:30 am...

10/06/2020 by Kevin Crain Serving, Impact

Chancel Choir members help beautify KB Polk Elementary

Students of KB Polk Elementary definitely felt welcomed when they came back to school on Monday, October 5 for in-person learning — even before they set foot inside the school. That’s because several members of HPUMC’s Chancel Choir, as well as their family and friends, spent time on Saturday, O...

09/22/2020 by Rev. Elizabeth Moseley Inspirational

Genesis: The endless possibilities of beginning

The beginning is, indeed, a very good place to start. And while I know somewhere out there Julie Andrews is rolling her eyes, that doesn’t make it any less true. The beginning of something is such a great place to be. It’s standing in front of an empty canvas and a bunch of unopened paint. It’s ...

09/15/2020 by Rev. Paul Rasmussen

A personal note

Dear HPUMC, During the last few months, I’ve been checking in with you by video to share the latest updates on the church. With this video, the message is a bit more personal. It involves my health. I’ve included a short message letting you know what is going on. Ashley and I would love your pray...