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



1/8/2018Intro to Watercolor [1/8/2018]
When
January 8, 6:30 PM - May 21, 8:30 PM
Summary
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!
1/10/2018Oil Painting, Pastels & Acrylics [1/10/2018]
When
January 10, 9:30 AM - May 30, 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. Please visit our website for a supply list using pastels or acrylics, www.hpumc.org/liferesources.
1/30/2018Dance [1/30/2018]
When
January 30, 8:00 PM - May 22, 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 longstanding relationship with Dallas dance instructor, Elaine Hewlett. No experience necessary!
2/1/2018Oil Painting & Pastels [2/1/2018]
When
February 1, 6:30 PM - May 24, 9:00 PM
Summary
We offer instructional painting classes for oil painting & pastels that are for beginner to advanced students.
6/5/2018Dance Classes [6/5/2018]
When
June 5, 8:00 PM - August 28, 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!
6/11/2018Intro to Watercolor [6/11/2018]
When
June 11, 6:30 PM - August 27, 8:30 PM
Summary
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!
6/13/2018Oil Painting, Pastels & Acrylics [6/13/2018]
When
June 13, 9:30 AM - August 22, 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.
6/14/2018Oil Painting & Pastels [6/14/2018]
When
June 14, 6:30 PM - August 23, 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.
6/18/2018Acrylic Paint Pour [6/18/2018]
When
Monday, June 18 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Summary
The trend of Pour Painting means that it’s easy for you explore your artistic side and create custom artwork. When acrylic paints and a “pouring medium” are used, paints become flowable. Rather than mixing together, the paints separate and can be poured onto the canvas using various methods. This results in a colorful, abstract piece of art.
1/9/2018Tuesday Knights Men's Group [1/9/2018]
When
January 9, 7:00 PM - April 24, 8:30 PM
Summary
We are a welcoming group of men from many backgrounds who meet regularly throughout the year to expand and strengthen our faith through Bible study, guest speakers and open discussion on life topics and issues. We look forward to seeing YOU on Tuesday! From January-April, we will be discussing the Gospel of Mark. He shatters our expectations. This king comes to serve--not to be served. He eats with sinners rather than royalty. His crown is made of thorns instead of gold. This study introduces you to the compassionate, suffering, astonishing king who calls us to follow him.
Cost
$20.00
1/14/2018The Inklings [1/14/2018]
When
January 14, 11:00 AM - May 27, 12:00 PM
Summary
This new Sunday morning class will focus on Apologetics, a subject that is often tragically misunderstood. Believing that God can be known only by the heart, we sometimes encounter this idea that the claims of Christ somehow need protection from reason. This class will be a series of facilitated conversations. We will engage with others to examine reasons for why we believe what we believe.
Cost
$30.00
2/27/2018Women's Bible Fellowship: Hallelujah Anyway [2/27/2018]
When
February 27, 7:00 AM - May 8, 8:00 AM
Summary
In Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy, Anne Lamott explores meaning in life, and the role of mercy. It's up to each of us to recognize and understand mercy, and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. Hallelujah Anyway is profound and caring, funny and wise - a hopeful book of hands-on spirituality.
Cost
$15.00
3/21/2018The Next Stage: Women's Spiritual Growth After 50 [3/21/2018]
When
March 21, 12:00 PM - May 23, 1:30 PM
Summary
Join other women who desire to go deeper in self-awareness in order to become closer to God and to neighbor. We will be using Linda Douty's book: How Can I Let Go If I Don't Know That I'm Holding On. Please order your own book from Amazon or another favorite bookseller. You are asked to read the first chapter before you attend the first session.
Cost
$10.00
4/4/2018Life After Death [4/4/2018]
When
April 4, 11:30 AM - May 2, 1:30 PM
Summary
The belief that Jesus rose from the dead and that we, too, will have life eternal in him is central to the Christian faith. Join us for a five week exploration of the belief in life after death in the Bible. We will explore early forms of belief in life after death in the Old Testament and our Jewish heritage, what the New Testament says about life after death, and how this belief has been affirmed within Christian tradition.
Cost
$20.00
4/8/2018What We Believe [4/8/2018]
When
April 8, 4:30 PM - April 29, 6:00 PM
Summary
What We Believe is an opportunity to explore the foundational beliefs of Christianity, and how we live those out as United Methodists. This is a great next step for those how are new to the church or to United Methodism.
5/15/2018Tuesday Knights Men's Group: Job - Wrestling with God [5/15/2018]
When
May 15, 7:00 PM - August 7, 8:30 PM
Summary
We are a welcoming group of men from many backgrounds who meet regularly throughout the year to expand and strengthen our faith through Bible study, guest speakers and open discussion on life topics and issues. We look forward to seeing YOU on Tuesday! From May-August, we will be discussing Job.Why do faithful people suffer? Job wanted to know. So he demanded an answer from God. His friends thought he was crazy, but Job persisted. Finally, God answered. This study guide is for anyone who has struggled with these perennial questions and wants to ask God, "Why?"
Cost
$20.00
5/29/2018#Adulting [5/29/2018]
When
May 29, 6:30 PM - June 26, 8:00 PM
Summary
For those getting ready to enter the "real world" or just interested in learning more about those things that help us be adults, join us for a 5-week class on Adulting. Through discussion and the sharing of resources, we will focus on things such as finances, mental/physical health and wellness, work-life balance, relationships, and finding your purpose.
Cost
$10.00
5/30/2018A Fresh Look at Christianity - Summer Book Series [5/30/2018]
When
May 30, 12:00 PM - June 27, 1:30 PM
Summary
Looking for a good book to read this summer? This class offers a chance to read and discuss some of the new voices that are exploring faith and Christianity in a fresh light.
6/12/2018Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now [6/12/2018]
When
June 12, 7:00 PM - August 7, 8:30 PM
Summary
This class will use Walter Brueggemann’s book about the importance of keeping a Sabbath. Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules, but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. We live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. Yet, keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life. Brueggemann offers a vision of the wholeness God intends, giving Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance.
Cost
$15.00
6/13/2018HPUMC Women's Bible Study: Gift from the Sea [6/13/2018]
When
June 13, 9:30 AM - July 11, 11:00 AM
Summary
Summertime is the best time to immerse oneself in a great beach book! For women, it’s also a good time to consider how to feed our spirituality in the midst of our busy lives. In this beloved classic, Anne Morrow Lindbergh shares her meditations on youth and age; love and marriage; peace, solitude and contentment as she set them down during a brief vacation by the sea. Lindbergh casts an unsentimental eye on the trappings of modern life that threaten to overwhelm us as she helps us find a space for contemplation and creativity within our own lives.
Cost
$15.00
6/13/2018Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now [6/13/2018]
When
June 13, 10:30 AM - August 8, 12:00 PM
Summary
This class will use Walter Brueggemann’s book about the importance of keeping a Sabbath. Brueggemann writes that the Sabbath is not simply about keeping rules, but rather about becoming a whole person and restoring a whole society. We live to achieve, accomplish, perform, and possess. Yet, keeping the Sabbath allows us to break this restless cycle and focus on what is truly important: God, other people, all life. Brueggemann offers a vision of the wholeness God intends, giving Christians a glimpse of a more fulfilling and simpler life through Sabbath observance.
Cost
$15.00
6/13/2018Tactile Prayer: The History and Practice of Prayer Beads [6/13/2018]
When
June 13, 12:00 PM - June 27, 1:00 PM
Summary
Do you get distracted when praying, or find it hard to focus? Maybe your mind wanders, you wonder if God even hears your prayers, or you just don't know what to pray. This class will teach you how prayer beads can enrich your prayer life. Using A Bead and a Prayer by Kristen Vincent as our text, you will be introduced to Protestant prayer beads as a tool for connecting with God. This 3-week Bible study is designed for people with no experience in using prayer beads. You will learn why Protestants use prayer beads, the meaning of the beads, and how to use them. You will also make your own string of prayer beads to use in your personal prayers.
Cost
$25.00
7/10/2018Pray Like Jesus [7/10/2018]
When
July 10, 6:30 PM - July 24, 8:00 PM
Summary
How are we called to pray? How often should we pray? What do we do after we pray? If you have wondered about any one of these questions, this class is for you! We'll take an in-depth exploration of two of the most famous prayers in the Bible: The Shema Prayer in the Old Testament and the Lord’s Prayer in the New Testament. This course is based on a series by The Bible Project. We’ll look at the true meaning behind both of these prayers, including what they have in common, and what they say about how we are called to live.
7/10/2018Spiritual Formation for Moms [7/10/2018]
When
July 10, 6:30 PM - August 7, 8:00 PM
Summary
As women (and mothers) we so graciously create space for grace for others...why not ourselves? Join us for this Tuesday evening Spiritual Formation Summer program following the Emily Ley book, Grace Not Perfection, and learn how to "hold yourself to a standard of grace rather than perfection." Designed with the same aesthetic as her line of personal planners, Emily Ley’s book gives women tangible ways to simplify their lives by giving space to what matters most. With a focus on faith, Emily reminds readers that God abundantly pours out grace on us - and that surely we can extend grace to ourselves. Invite a friend or neighbor and come and share this time of fellowship in Bible study.
Cost
$20.00
8/14/2018Old Testament/New Testament Overview [8/14/2018]
When
August 14, 7:00 PM - August 21, 9:00 PM
Summary
This class gives a better understanding of the both the Old and New Testaments, including the 'big picture', the main storyline and how it all fits together. We will walk you through the Old Testament from the creation story in Genesis up to the time of Jesus. We will cover the main narrative, the major characters of the Old Testament, and how the books of the Old Testament fit into this story. Then we will walk through the New Testament, starting with Jesus' ministry and continuing through Paul's ministry in Acts, and his letters. We will touch briefly on each of the books of the New Testament and how they fit into this story.
Cost
$10.00
1/24/2018Disciple Fast Track: New Testament [1/24/2018]
When
January 24, 6:30 PM - April 25, 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
1/25/2018HPUMC Women's Bible Study-Disciple Fast Track: New Testament [1/25/2018]
When
January 25, 9:30 AM - April 26, 11:00 AM
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
3/20/2018Financial Peace University Flex [3/20/2018]
When
March 20, 6:45 PM - May 15, 7:45 PM
Summary
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) by Dave Ramsey, financial guru, is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage money, spend and save wisely, and more!
Cost
$109.00
1/8/2018Spiritual Formations for Moms [1/8/2018]
When
January 8, 9:30 AM - May 7, 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!) The topic this spring will be the book and Bible study, Proven, by Jennie Allen. In Proven, Allen walks through key passages in the Book of John to demonstrate bow only Jesus is enough. We always seem to be thirsting for more, working harder, trying to be enough. Thankfully, we don't have to be! Other activities each week include the study of prayers types, guided mediation, and short testimonials by guests about their life in Christ. This class is open to both members and non-members. Led by Cathy Hutton, Amanda Stevens & Mallory Wightman.
Cost
$40.00
4/26/2018Setting a Pace We Can Keep [4/26/2018]
When
Thursday, April 26 from 11:45 AM-1:15 PM
Summary
Finding a family in the U.S. which isn't overloaded, busy, frenetic and exhausted would be almost impossible. The important question is, what are we busy about? What's worth all this busy-ness? Who ends up paying for our frenzied pace? What would it take to find and savor Sabbath moments in your home, learning to set a pace we can keep? Kathleen Fischer's presentation Setting a Pace We Can Keep focuses on the spiritual cost of a hurried life.
Cost
$20.00
1/8/2018Aerobic Dance-MWF [1/8/2018]
When
January 8, 9:00 AM - June 1, 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.
1/8/2018Pilates [1/8/2018]
When
January 8, 10:15 AM - June 1, 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! 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.
1/9/2018Yoga [1/9/2018]
When
January 9, 12:00 PM - May 29, 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. 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.
1/9/2018Aerobic Dance-TTh [1/9/2018]
When
January 9, 5:30 PM - May 31, 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.
1/10/2018Tai Chi [1/10/2018]
When
January 10, 11:15 AM - May 30, 12:15 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. 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.
1/11/2018Holy Yoga [1/11/2018]
When
January 11, 9:00 AM - May 31, 10:00 AM
Summary
Yoga for any body, every body. Focus 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. 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.
1/7/2018DivorceCare [1/7/2018]
When
January 7, 9:00 AM - May 31, 10:45 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 Rev. Dawn Anderson.
1/7/2018With This Ring [1/7/2018]
When
January 7, 10:45 AM - May 20, 11:45 AM
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 8 month series.
5/5/2018COMMIT [5/5/2018]
When
Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Summary
This interactive and informative program is especially designed to help premarital couples have the kind of committed, lifelong, thriving marriage they really want. Sessions will be practical in their orientation and focus on issues, such as communication, companionship, intimacy, roles and responsibilities, handling differences, resolving conflicts, dealing with families, money, having fun, and faith.
Cost
$125.00
6/7/2018DivorceCare [6/7/2018]
When
June 7, 9:00 AM - August 31, 10:45 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 Rev. Dawn Anderson.
9/2/2018DivorceCare [9/2/2018]
When
September 2, 9:00 AM - December 23, 10:45 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 Rev. Dawn Anderson.

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