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



6/5/2018Dance Classes
When
June 5 - August 28 (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!
6/13/2018Oil Painting, Pastels & Acrylics
When
June 13 - August 22 (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.
6/14/2018Oil Painting & Pastels
When
June 14 - August 23 (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.
9/5/2018Oil 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!
10/15/2018Acrylic Paint Pour
When
October 15 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.
Cost
$45.00
8/7/2018The Place-The Enneagram - Better Understanding Ourselves and The World Around Us
When
August 7 - August 21 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
Have you noticed lately that everyone seems to be talking about the Enneagram? Enneagram master Suzanne Stabile explains it this way "A tool to better understand yourself and those who share their lives with you. Growing in awareness as to why we struggle and discovering ways as to how we can promote our gifts, we can improve our relationships and promote community, patience, and tolerance." Young adults are invited to join us as we learn about the Enneagram and gain insight into ourselves and one another.
8/14/2018Old Testament/New Testament Overview
When
August 14 - August 21 (7:00 PM - 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
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. Our mission is to support spiritual growth, fellowship and community service among men, helping them to mature as disciples of Christ, primarily through Bible study.
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
9/5/2018How To Read the Bible
When
September 5 - October 24 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Summary
Let’s face it, the Bible can be overwhelming. When we pick it up, often we have no idea where to start or how to make sense of it all. In this six-week course, based on a video series from The Bible Project, we will explore some practical keys for reading Scripture and making sense of the Biblical story. You'll learn what the Bible is, what makes it unique, and how the entire story all points to Jesus!
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
9/11/2018Women's Bible Fellowship: Three Simple Rules for Christian Living
When
September 11 - October 23 (7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)
Summary
In Three Simple Rules for Christian Living, author Jeanne Torrence Finley revisits John Wesley’s three principles of Christian living. This study looks at both the concept of the rules and how those are applicable to life today. Learn the meaning behind these early spiritual disciplines and how they can transform you and your world. As you take this journey, you will discover that these three rules can lead you to a more faithful way of living as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Cost
$10.00
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
9/11/2018Our Story as Christians and United Methodists
When
September 11 - September 18 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Summary
As United Methodists, we have a distinctive heritage. We stand in the center in both our beliefs and practices. In line with this tradition, we will spend the first week by examining our story as Christians and our core beliefs, including the incarnation, the atonement, the Trinity, and our understanding of Jesus. The second week we will look at our Methodist story, our distinctive Methodist beliefs and practices, as well as our church structure and organization. This class will be helpful for anyone who is new to Christianity or to the United Methodist Church, or for those who want to know about their faith as Christians and what it means to be a part of the United Methodist tradition. Join us to learn more about what we believe.
9/12/2018Disciple Fast Track: Old Testament - Wednesdays
When
September 12 - December 12 (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
9/19/2018The Story of the Bible
When
September 19 - October 31 (11:30 AM - 1:30 PM)
Summary
Join us as we look at the Bible, and how it came to be. We will start with a look at how we got the Old Testament, and then lost the part we now call the Apocrypha. We will continue with how we got the New Testament, as well as manuscripts of the Bible and the Dead Sea scrolls. We will conclude with a look at how we can trust the Bible we have, and it’s inspiration, authority and interpretation.
Cost
$10.00
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
10/2/2018The Four Agreements
When
October 2 - October 30 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
In The Four Agreements, author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. By learning about and following the agreements you can avoid stress and behavior patterns that create frustration, blame, hurt feelings and other negative emotions that plague our lives. The Four Agreements is a practical guide to personal freedom.
Cost
$10.00
10/3/2018Cornerstone Midweek
When
October 3 - November 14 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
Want to go deeper in the Bible? Join us midweek for teaching straight from Scripture. Bring your Bible, a pen and paper!
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
10/30/2018Women’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
$15.00
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
9/17/2018FINANCIAL Peace UNIVERSITY FLEX
When
September 17 - November 12 (6:45 PM - 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
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
9/17/2018Not the Boss of Us: Putting Overwhelmed in its Place in a Do-All, Be-All World
When
September 17 - October 29 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Summary
Everyone knows the feeling of being overwhelmed and having life’s pressures, expectations and circumstances steal more than they give. In Not the Boss of Us, Kay Wyma encourages us to find perspective and to put overwhelmed back in its place. In a unique opportunity, Kay Wyma herself will be leading this study of her new book. Join us and learn how to replace overwhelmed with truth and love, and find lasting freedom and joy.
Cost
$15.00
9/18/2018Life in the Rock Tumbler: Helping Our Kids Navigate Middle School
When
September 18 - October 9 (11:45 AM - 1:15 PM)
Summary
Almost NO adults look back at middle school fondly because it’s a time filled with developmental transitions, changes which leave a kid feeling uncertain and not good enough...even if he’s a “cool kid” in other kids’ eyes. As parents, we’d like to be helpful to our children. That begins with gaining perspective on where our kids are developmentally and considering what “tools” we have to work with them. Join us as we talk about how kids build their sense of self, how they make friends (or don’t), and how they see themselves. Learn what parents can do to ease this transition and help them become capable, kind young adults.
Cost
$85.00
9/25/2018First Time Moms Support Group
When
September 25 - October 16 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Summary
Welcome to the journey of motherhood. This season of life is such a wonderful time. Here at HPUMC we offer the First Time Mothers Support Group for first time mothers of newborns up to nine months. Come with your new baby and meet other first time mothers in the same season of life. Topics will be covered in a rotational basis and you are welcome to join at any time. Topics include your birth story, maternal care, health and wellness, redefining relationships with a baby, caring for your baby and ideas for activities. The final evening spouses are invited to attend and meet other parents. We encourage you to bring your baby! This is open to both members and non-members.
Cost
$20.00
9/27/2018Crisis in Confidence
When
September 27 from 11:45 AM-1:15 PM
Summary
Parents often wonder what it takes to raise a healthy, confident, responsible, independent child. With plenty of distractions which seem urgent and important, it’s easy to get swept off-course. Kathleen’s presentation will consider what elements make up confidence, and why great kids can struggle with it. She will also look at expectations on teens, both what is reasonable to expect them to do and how these expectations are critical for their development. How can we promote our kids thinking things through and successfully solving their own problems?
Cost
$20.00
10/3/2018No Drama Discipline
When
October 3 - October 24 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Summary
The No-Drama Discipline 4-week course provides parents with an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears—without causing a scene. You will learn to re-define discipline so you can reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation. In addition to your registration for the 4-week course, you will have access to a "crash course" workshop designed specifically for a co-parent who wasn't able to attend the 4-week course. The combination of the course and workshop provide an opportunity for both parents to access the information and engage with their children from the same parenting perspective.
Cost
$90.00
11/4/2018Parent Quarterly with Ken Wilgus
When
November 4 from 9:30 AM-9:30 AM
Summary
Four times a year the youth ministry hosts a Parent Quarterly, a lecture and Q&A session with an expert on a topic of interest to youth parents. This November, Ken Wilgus will be speaking on Teenagers and Drinking: 3 Harmful Myths and How to Overcome Them. For parents of 6th-12th grade youth.
11/7/2018No Drama Discipline Workshop
When
November 7 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
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
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.
6/7/2018DivorceCare
When
June 7 - August 31 (9:00 AM - 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.
9/9/2018With 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.
9/9/2018From This Day Forward
When
September 9 - October 14 (5:00 PM - 6:30 PM)
Summary
This 6-week class is designed to assist newly engaged, as well as newly married couples, to begin building their union on God’s model for marriage. The class will discuss a variety of topics within the framework of God’s design for marriage.
Cost
$45.00
9/15/2018COMMIT
When
September 15 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
9/25/2018Bringing Baby Home
When
September 25 - October 23 (6:30 PM - 9:00 PM)
Summary
Is your marriage baby proof? Research shows that within three years after the birth of a baby, many couples will experience changes in the quality of their relationship. This program was developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman in order to support families during this challenging, transitional time. Please join us and learn how to: increase friendship in your relationship, deal effectively with conflict, keep dads involved in infant care and parenting, improve the quality of parent–infant interaction, recognize the psychological and emotional needs of your child, and co-parent effectively. The class is intended for those who are considering becoming parents to those who have recently had a baby.
Cost
$65.00
10/4/2018Marriage Quarterly with Gregg Medlyn and Candace Winslow
When
October 4 from 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
Summary
Every married couple hits a point in their marriage where they sense that their love has changed. Because we allow culture to help write our definition of love, we are greatly impacted by the messages presented to us. From the moment you met your spouse and started dating, what if your definition of love was incomplete, or worse, incorrect? In this Marriage Quarterly, Gregg Medlyn and Candace Winslow, authors of Getting Me, will explore the definition of love and suggest that the healthiest marriages are based on a model of “three” and not simply a partnering of two. Join us for an interactive discussion which will shape your view of marital love.
Cost
$30.00

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