Summer at HPUMC

May 23, 2023 by Analise Narine

We know many of you will be on vacation or out of town this summer but don't forget there is still so much to look forward to this summer at HPUMC! We have countless ways for all ages to learn, connect, and grow with events, groups, and classes. Take a look at a few of the opportunities below, and choose one (or more) to add to your summer schedule! If you’re out of town or unable to be with us in person, you can always tune in and worship with us online.

Rejebian Series

Wednesdays, June & July | 7-8 pm | Wesley Hall
The Rejebian Series is back! The beloved book review series will start back on June 7 with "Unsettled Land: From Revolution to Republic, the Struggle for Texas" by Sam W. Haynes. The book has won several awards, including prizes from the Texas Institute of Letters and the Texas State Historical Association, and was listed as one of Foreign Affairs' "Best Books of 2022.” Sam himself will be presenting it, kicking off a series of amazing authors and book reviewers this summer.

New to Sanctuary Meetup

Sunday, June 4 | 10:30-11 am, Noon-12:30 pm | Fellowship Hall
New to Sanctuary? We want to meet you! Make connections with Sanctuary leaders and fellowship with others in the Sanctuary community at this meetup. Come as early as you want, make friends, and stay as late as your schedule allows.

Take a Class: “Just This”

Tuesdays, June 20 - July 18 | 10-11:30 am | Online
Dive into “Just This” by Richard Rohr with us this summer. The book is a collection of meditations and practices that encourage and guide us to cultivate the gift of seeing the beauty of reality in all its glorious ordinariness. Rohr creates a spaciousness for the soul to grow into a kind of seeing that goes far beyond merely looking to recognizing and appreciating. This is the heart of contemplation, where we learn how to see what we behold.

Cornerstone Midsummer Night: Dinner and Worship

Thursday, June 29 | 5:30-7:30 pm | Great Hall
What's better than a relaxing midsummer reset? Summer is often fun‚ yet chaotic, so come cool off, eat, and connect with Cornerstone folks this June! After dinner, join us for worship in Wesley Hall, then grab a treat outside before you head off to enjoy the rest of the summer. Don't forget to RSVP for dinner so we can save your spot. We can't wait to see you there!

Women's Night of Worship

Thursday, July 13 | 6:30-8:30 pm | Sanctuary
Save the date for our Women’s Night of Worship this summer. Enjoy an evening of fellowship and fun with other women as we discover how to hear God’s voice in a noisy world, through the pathway of spiritual practices. We hope this time of worship and connection will leave you feeling renewed and refreshed. Don’t forget to invite your friends, neighbors, or coworkers!

VBS: Ready, Set, Move

We still have a few more spots available for those who want to volunteer at VBS. Even if you can't serve all four days, we can still use your help! You can also support VBS through our Amazon Wish List. With over 500 kids in attendance, we need lots of snacks and supplies! If you can't volunteer in person, this is a great way to support VBS from afar. Support VBS.

Summer Adventures

Wednesdays, starting June 14 | 9:30-11 am | Tolleson Family Activity Center, Third Floor
Get out of the sun and into fun with your little ones this summer! Parents of kids in pre-k and elementary join us for fun and fellowship. Get the wiggles out as we continue the “Ready, Set, Move!” fun this summer with a movement activity and a craft, story, or music activity each week. Parental supervision is required.

Family Open Gym

Every Sunday | 3-6 pm | Tolleson Family Activity Center Third Floor Gym
Join in on the fun at the Family Open Gym, perfect for families with children in kindergarten through sixth grade! Join your kids for exercise and fun in the air-conditioned gym. Parental supervision is required. Learn More.

High School

  • Dinner Party: Sundays, starting June 4 | 6-8 pm, Tolleson Center, Second Floor

  • Hang Times: Wednesdays, starting June 7 | Dates & Times TBD | Check @hpumchs Instagram for updates each week

Middle School

  • Summertime Thrive: Sundays, starting June 11 | 6-7 pm | Tolleson Center, Third Floor

  • Hang Times: Wednesdays, starting June 14 | Noon-2 pm | Tolleson Center, Second Floor

Learn more about HPUMC Youth and its programming here.

Registration for both the High School Summer Mission Trip (July 8-14, Jackson, MS) and the Middle School Mission Trip (June 4-8, Waco, TX) is full. If you would like to volunteer as a leader on a trip, please email Andie Washington, Youth Coordinator, at

Young adults, take a look at all the exciting opportunities to connect below, and remember, you can always find the Young Adult community between the 9:30 and 11 am worship services down in the Wesley Hall Basement. Whether you attend Sanctuary or Cornerstone, we hope to see you there for coffee and donuts!

Young Adult Fun Night: Bowling

Tuesday, June 13 | 7-9 pm | Bowl & Barrel Dallas
Come hang out and bowl with other young adults!

Young Adult Summer Book Study

Alternating Mondays, June 12 - August 21 | 7 pm | Wesley Hall Basement
Join us for a book study over "Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work" this summer!

Young Adult Summer Service Project

Sunday, June 25 | 10:45 am-12:15 pm | Austin Street Center
For this year's summer service project, we will visit HPUMC's missional church, The Table.

Young Adult Fun Night: Texas Rangers Game

Tuesday, July 18 | 7:05 pm | Globe Life Field
We're taking you out to the ball game for this fun night of fellowship! Come hang out and watch a Texas Rangers baseball game with other young adults this July.

​​Young Adult Game Night

Tuesday, August 8 | 7-9 pm | Tolleson Family Activity Center, Second Floor
It's all fun and games! Come hang out and play games like Pac-Man, Galaga, shuffleboard, ping-pong, and more to close out the summer.