Life Resources

We invite you to join us on the greatest journey of your life—as we strive to become deeply devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We know that sometimes getting started can be daunting, especially in such a large church, but we want to travel this journey with you. Whether you’re looking for practical spiritual tools to help you with life's daily challenges or inspiration to go deeper on your faith walk, our Life Resources catalog offers you a path that provides Bible study courses, support groups, specialized worship services, Congregational Care, parenting, relationships, arts & recreation, and financial guidance. The Life Resource environments are casual and informative.

No matter where you are in life, we have the resources to walk you through and help you take the next step.

Laura Beagles Director
BeaglesL@hpumc.org 214.523.2231



9/5/2018Oil Painting, Pastels & Acrylics
When
September 5 - December 19 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)
Summary
We offer Instructional painting classes for oil, pastels and acrylics that are for beginner to advanced students. Supplies are only provided for oil painting. Students will need to bring their own supplies for acrylics and pastels. More information on supplies will be available from the instructor.
9/6/2018Oil Painting & Pastels
When
September 6 - December 20 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Summary
We offer Instructional painting classes for oil, pastels and acrylics that are for beginner to advanced students. Supplies are only provided for oil painting. Students will need to bring their own supplies for acrylics and pastels. More information on supplies will be available from the instructor.
9/10/2018Intro to Watercolor
When
September 10 - December 17 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
Summary
Intro to Watercolor This class is for anyone interested in learning how to paint with watercolor or to expand on what they already know. Drawing skills will be covered, along with a variety of techniques. Watercolor or sketching experience is not required. We will paint in every class!
9/11/2018Dance Classes
When
September 11 - December 4 (8:00 PM - 9:30 PM)
Summary
Looking for a fun and easy way to step into HPUMC? Come dance with us! Our church has a fun and long standing relationship with Dallas dance instructor, Elaine Hewlett. No experience necessary!
8/21/2018Tuesday Knights Men’s Group: Isaiah, Trusting God in Troubled Times
When
August 21 - February 12 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Summary
Sometimes we look at our lives or our world and wonder what good could possibly come out of it. That's exactly what we find in the book of Isaiah. Here you'll see how the prophet raises a cry for revival in the midst of a rotting society. And you'll find comfort for your own troubled times. We are a welcoming group of men who meet regularly throughout the year to discover, expand and strengthen our faith through Bible study, guest speakers and discussion on life issues. New members are welcome to join at any time.
Cost
$10.00
9/4/2018The Place - Disciple Fast Track III
When
September 4 - December 11 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
The Place is a young adult gathering that meets every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 8:00. If you're looking to learn more about the scriptures of the Christian faith or to connect with other young adults, then join us any Tuesday. This fall we'll be continuing with the Disciple Fast Track program, covering The Prophets. Each lesson pairs the study of scripture with practical application of spiritual disciplines. You won’t want to miss it.
Cost
$20.00
9/10/2018Disciple Fast Track: Disciple III Remember Who You Are - The Prophets
When
September 10 - December 10 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Summary
Using the Old Testament Prophets, this 12-week study examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will find common themes, including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community.
Cost
$20.00
9/10/2018Disciple Fast Track: New Testament
When
September 10 - December 10 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
This 12-week foundational study of the New Testament gives students a thorough grounding in the stories and scriptures of faith. The study aims at transformation, changing you by exposure to God’s Word.
Cost
$20.00
9/11/2018Disciple Fast Track: Old Testament - Tuesdays
When
September 11 - December 11 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
This 12-week foundational study of the Old Testament gives students a thorough grounding in the stories and scriptures of faith. The study aims at transformation, changing you by exposure to God’s Word.
Cost
$20.00
9/24/2018Hope Against Darkness
When
September 24 - November 19 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Summary
In this era of chaos which others have called contemporary confusion and powerlessness, Richard Rohr examines the transforming vision of St. Francis as the antidote to today's age of anxiety. In his book, Hope Against Darkness: The Transforming Vision of Saint Francis in an Age of Anxiety, Rohr paints a critical picture of our present-day culture, yet offers hope through the Franciscan path of transformation. Join us to learn how following Saint Francis’ way to forgiveness and love offers hope for the problems of our postmodern world.
Cost
$18.00
9/25/2018On The Move: The Great Spiritual Migration
When
September 25 - November 20 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Summary
The Biblical story from Genesis to today has fundamentally been about people on the move. Today it's moving away from being defined by lists of belief and toward a way of life defined by love. Believers are rejecting the image of God as a violent Supreme Being to embracing the image of God as the renewing Spirit at work in our world for the common good. Our book is The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World's Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to be Christian by Brian McLaren.
Cost
$15.00
10/3/2018Cornerstone Midweek
When
October 3 - November 14 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
Want to go deeper in the Bible? Join Hannah Buchanan midweek for six weeks of in depth teaching straight from Scripture. Bring a Bible and something to write in! See you in October!
10/4/2018HPUMC Women’s Bible Study - Moses: In the Footsteps of the Reluctant Prophet
When
October 4 - November 15 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Summary
Retrace the life of Moses from his modest birth and rescue as a baby to the courts of Pharaoh, from herding flocks in Midian to leading his people out of Egypt. This study by Adam Hamilton guides us in the footsteps of this reluctant prophet, who grew in his relationship with God and by the end of life had successfully fulfilled the role he was given. Turn your own reluctance into boldness as you examine the significant challenges facing Moses and how God shaped his character and life in powerful ways
Cost
$14.00
10/24/2018FLAWSOME Women* book study group: THE UNTETHERED SOUL
When
October 24 - December 19 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Summary
Psalm 42:8 says, "Deep calls unto deep." Within each human soul, there is a longing - a thirst - that can only be quenched by God. In this book, The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself, Michael Singer takes us on a journey beyond our limiting thoughts and emotions to the peace and freedom of our innermost being. Open to women ages 50+ who seek to deepen their lives in Christ through genuine connection and conversations. * Flawsome Women: awesome because of our flaws! Please purchase your own book for this study.
10/30/2018Women’s Bible Fellowship: When God Comes Down
When
October 30 - December 4 (7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)
Summary
Often our Advent and Christmas journey is focused on our memories, feelings, relationships and experiences. When God Comes Down puts the focus on God’s action in Jesus Christ. It encourages participants to think more deeply on the meaning of the Nativity, what it means to know that God came to be with us. This study looks at the stories of the primary biblical characters and how the miracle of incarnation happened through their lives. By studying these characters, we can claim for ourselves the reality of God's presence.
Cost
$12.00
11/28/2018Reclaiming Advent
When
November 28 - December 19 (7:00 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
What if we could reconnect to the heart of Advent? For centuries, Christians have set aside the weeks leading up to Christmas Day to prepare our hearts to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Each week focuses on a particular theme: Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. But what if these words have become so familiar that we’re missing out on all they have to offer? Come as we journey through the themes of Advent to rediscover the heart of Christmas.
12/2/2018Liturgy 101
When
December 2 from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Summary
Ever been curious about liturgical worship but a little afraid to attend a liturgical service? Liturgy can be intimidating if you're not used to it, and it can oftentimes sound like a foreign language. But liturgy is rich in meaning and history, and if you know the roots of the rituals it becomes much more powerful and transformative. The Advent season is a prime time for liturgical worship. Come learn the basics of what liturgy is and why certain rituals are included in liturgical worship. This is a great way to deepen your Advent worship.
12/5/2018The First Christmas: A Surprisingly Revolutionary Proclamation
When
December 5 - December 12 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Summary
There are two Christmas stories in our Bible: one in Luke and one in Matthew. We often conflate the two into one story. Yet each is unique and has its own story to tell. Join us as we explore each of the Christmas stories with their original - and radical meaning.
Cost
$10.00
9/10/2018Spiritual Formation for Moms
When
September 10 - November 26 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Summary
Spiritual Formation for Moms (SFM) is a casual weekly Monday fellowship and discussion Bible study for moms of infants through kindergarten. (Babies welcome!) This fall we will be reading Dance, Stand, Run by Jess Connolly. It is described as an…invitation to modern Christian women to step into the movements of abundant life: dance in grace, stand firm in holiness, and run on mission. The book uses both story and Bible study to help define what it looks like to live set apart as a woman of God in today’s culture. Other activities each week include; the study of prayers types, guided meditation, and short testimonials by guests about their life in Christ. This class is open to both members and non-members.
Cost
$40.00
9/11/2018Spiritual Formation for Moms
When
September 11 - November 27 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
Spiritual Formation for Moms (SFM) is a casual weekly Monday fellowship and discussion Bible study for moms of infants through kindergarten. (Babies welcome!) This fall we will be reading Dance, Stand, Run by Jess Connolly. It is described as an…invitation to modern Christian women to step into the movements of abundant life: dance in grace, stand firm in holiness, and run on mission. The book uses both story and Bible study to help define what it looks like to live set apart as a woman of God in today’s culture. Other activities each week include; the study of prayers types, guided meditation, and short testimonials by guests about their life in Christ. This class is open to both members and non-members.
Cost
$40.00
11/8/2018Simple But Not Easy: Conversations You Would Like to Have With Your Teen
When
November 8 - November 29 (11:45 AM - 1:15 PM)
Summary
The most important “tool” we have to help our teens into adulthood is conversations; conversations which help them make sense of the world around them, conversations which teach them to clarify their values, conversations which empower them to advocate for themselves, and conversations which position you as their guide and encourager. But at a developmental stage when kids naturally move away from their parents, what can a parent do to remain connected in a helpful way? This class series will explore conversation dynamics, topics and tips for something which is simple but NOT easy: sustaining conversations with your teen.
Cost
$65.00
11/14/2018No Drama Discipline Workshop
When
November 14 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Summary
This class is for parents who have previously taken the No Drama Discipline class.
Cost
$25.00
8/1/2018Tai Chi
When
August 1 - December 19 (11:15 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summary
Tai Chi Qi Gong Wellness is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing art consisting of deep stretching from head to toe with slow and relaxed movements for total self-development. Wear a comfortable shirt and long pants.
8/6/2018Aerobic Dance MWF
When
August 6 - December 21 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Summary
This class is the long-standing Jacki Sorenson aerobic dance program. Aerobic Dance combines easy to follow dance movements with various strength building exercises. Looking for some community while you exercise? This class will welcome you with open arms! All fitness levels welcome! Class memberships are $10/month for HPUMC members and $25/month for non-members and visitors. You can purchase membership at www.hpumc.org/recreation. All classes offered are included in the membership fee.
8/6/2018Pilates
When
August 6 - December 21 (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM)
Summary
This mat class uses low-impact movements to increase flexibility and muscular endurance. Emphasis is on strengthening the core, lower back, hips and thighs. Beginners welcome!
8/7/2018Yoga
When
August 7 - December 18 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Summary
This is a lighter version of your average yoga class. Students combine classic yoga poses with stretching exercises. Breathing and relaxation period offered at the end of class.
8/7/2018Aerobic Dance TTh
When
August 7 - December 20 (5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)
Summary
This class is the long-standing Jacki Sorenson aerobic dance program. Aerobic Dance combines easy to follow dance movements with various strength building exercises. Looking for some community while you exercise? This class will welcome you with open arms! All fitness levels welcome! Class memberships are $10/month for HPUMC members and $25/month for non-members and visitors. You can purchase membership at www.hpumc.org/recreation. All classes offered are included in the membership fee.
9/6/2018Holy Yoga
When
September 6 - December 20 (9:00 AM - 10:00 AM)
Summary
Yoga for any body, every body. Focus is on breath work, yoga poses (with modifications when necessary) and meditation. Becoming comfortable in and with our bodies while relying on His strength. Revitalizing and fun class set to upbeat worship and praise music. A lot of movement combined with postures designed to inspire strength and detoxification. All levels welcome.
9/9/2018DivorceCare
When
September 9 - December 23 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Summary
If you are struggling with the challenges and pain of separation or divorce, our video-based support group can help. We meet year-round, weekly, and you may start attending at anytime. Facilitated by Jenny Misslin.
9/9/2018With This Ring
When
September 9 - May 19 (10:45 AM - 12:00 PM)
Summary
This starter class for newlyweds and those engaged is designed for young couples who want to invest time into building strong Christian unions. Discussion and practical application of issues will be encouraged by facilitators with more than 40 years of marital experience. Communication, expectations, conflict resolution, crisis management, trust, intimacy, and finances are a few of the topics covered in the series. Various socials and mission projects add to the class experience. Couples may attend the class at any time during the eight-month series.

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