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.
1/9/2018Prayer 101 [1/9/2018]
When
January 9, 6:30 PM - February 27, 8:00 PM
Summary
Learn to go deeper in your prayer life. This class will use the book Love to Pray, by Alvin Vandergriend, to take you on a 40-day journey that will change your prayer life forever. Love to Pray is all about loving the one to whom you pray, and learning to express that love in a continuing dialogue with God. This groundbreaking study will help you discover how to become "devoted" to prayer as a way of life rather than as a duty. The class will conclude with the Prayer Conference on Saturday, March 3.
Cost
$12.00
1/9/2018Tuesday Knights Men's Group [1/9/2018]
When
January 9, 7:00 PM - December 18, 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
1/22/2018Information is Not Transformation [1/22/2018]
When
January 22, 10:00 AM - March 26, 11:30 AM
Summary
This class explores the importance of merging outer authority with inner authority. We will study Richard Rohr's book, Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality. The author explains the importance of understanding prayer, the inner journey, and mastering consciousness. It's a Christian version of abundance, grace and joy to counteract a world filled with scarcity, judgement and fear.
Cost
$15.00
1/23/2018How to Read the Bible [1/23/2018]
When
January 23, 7:00 PM - February 27, 8:30 PM
Summary
Let's face it, the Bible can be overwhelming. When we pick it up, often we have no idea where to start of 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
1/23/2018Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God [1/23/2018]
When
January 23, 7:00 PM - March 27, 8:30 PM
Summary
In Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, author Brian Zahnd looks at our view of God, and whether we see God as vengeful or needing to be feared. This class will look at how we are loved by God, not punished by God, and come to understand that God desires to have a relationship with each of us.
Cost
$20.00
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
3/3/2018Prayer Conference: The Purpose and Power of Prayer [3/3/2018]
When
Saturday, March 3 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Summary
This conference will be a chance to learn more about prayer and the role it plays in our lives. The Purpose and Power of Prayer will be led by Rev. Dr. Ella McDonald, Presiding Elder of the Dallas District of the A.M.E. church. The conference is open to the church and community.
Cost
$10.00
3/20/2018Lent Through the Lens of the Labyrinth [3/20/2018]
When
Tuesday, March 20 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Summary
The labyrinth has been used for centuries for prayer and spiritual growth. Walking the labyrinth deepens spirituality, encourages us to turn inward and puts us in contact with the soul. By following the path of the labyrinth we can go deeper. During our time together we will learn about the history of the labyrinth, how walking labyrinth can be used as a spiritual formation tool, and we'll discuss the significance of the labyrinth during the holy seaon of Lent. At the end of our time together the class participants will have an opportunity to walk the labyrinth.
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
3/22/2018Present Over Perfect [3/22/2018]
When
March 22, 7:45 AM - April 26, 8:30 AM
Summary
In a culture that values speed, efficiency, image, and busyness, some of us are aching for another way to live: more intentional and more connected. We find ourselves busier than we want to be, missing the sweetest moments along the way, and end up resentful and distracted, full of regret and feeling disconnected. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out to a new way of living -- full of grace, and connection. In this book, Shauna Niequist offers a guide to living an engaged and loving life. Led by Rev. Ramsey Patton.
Cost
$15.00
3/25/2018Liturgy 101 [3/25/2018]
When
Sunday, March 25 from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
Summary
Even 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 often times 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 Lenten 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 begin your Lenten journey.
3/28/2018Happiness Boot Camp: Create the Habit of Well-Being [3/28/2018]
When
March 28, 6:30 PM - May 2, 8:00 PM
Summary
Have you ever considered that happiness can be a learned skill? That it doesn't just "happen" to you? Just like your body can be trained for physical fitness, your mind can be trained for the habit of happiness. This class is a boot camp for emotional well being, personal training for learning the way to be happier. This six-week class is based on and will use the book Start Here by Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp. In Start Here the authors present the nine happiness habits of Meditation, Movement, Inquiry, Presence, Gratitude, Compassion, Engagement, Relationships and Contribution. After a first week introduction, we will take five weeks to explore and practice the nine habits. By gradually building these nine simple habits into your daily life you will be on your way to mastering the life skill of well-being and happiness.
Cost
$12.00
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.
1/22/2018Disciple Fast Track: Luke and Acts [1/22/2018]
When
January 22, 12:00 PM - April 23, 1:30 PM
Summary
For this 12-week session, Into the Word will cover Luke and Acts. Each lesson pairs the study of scripture with the practical application of spiritual disciplines. You will study scripture, and then commit to how you will respond to scripture in terms of ministry in the world.
Cost
$20.00
1/22/2018Disciple Fast Track: Old Testament [1/22/2018]
When
January 22, 6:15 PM - April 23, 7:45 PM
Summary
This 12-week foundational study of the Old Testament gives students a through grounding in the stories and scriptures of faith. The study aims at transformation, changing you by exposure to God's Word.
Cost
$20.00
1/23/2018The Place-Disciple Fast Track: New Testament [1/23/2018]
When
January 23, 6:30 PM - April 17, 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
1/24/2018Disciple 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
1/22/2018Financial Peace University Flex [1/22/2018]
When
January 22, 6:45 PM - March 19, 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
3/8/2018Personal Finance 101 [3/8/2018]
When
Thursday, March 8 from 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Summary
Join us for a user-friendly and accessible way to get a handle on your finances. We will cover what a cash flow plan actually is, how to prioritize and track your spending, and the importance of reducing debt. You will also have the opportunity for a follow-up session with a personal finance coach. Come learn how to get a clearer picture of your finances and how to better manage your money.
Cost
$10.00
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
1/10/2018First Time Mom's Support Group [1/10/2018]
When
January 10, 10:00 AM - July 25, 11:30 AM
Summary
Welcome to the journey of motherhood! This season of life is such a wonderful time. Here at HPUMC we offer the First Time Mother's Support Group throughout the year. This weekly class is for first time mothers of newborns up to six months. Come with your baby, and met other first time mothers in the same season of life. Topics will be covered in a rotational basis and you may join at any time. These topics include: your birth story, maternal care-post baby, health and wellness, redefining relationships, baby massage and related care, and Kindermusik and other activities with your baby. We encourage you to bring your baby! This is open to both members and non-members. Led by Mallory Wightman
Cost
$20.00
2/13/2018Bringing Our Boys Through the Second Decade: Ages 10-20 (Pt. 2) [2/13/2018]
When
February 13, 11:45 AM - March 6, 1:15 PM
Summary
The needs of boys are subtle, often going unnoticed, and the combination of hard wiring and societal pressures form an increasing hardship just to grow up safe and healthy. This class will unpack how to help our sons through the second decade, and will cover their development, outside influences, and the role a loving parent plays. This class will celebrate the contribution our sons can make, with our help, through their second decade.
Cost
$85.00
3/20/2018Sugar & Spice: Raising our Teen Daughters [3/20/2018]
When
March 20, 11:45 AM - April 17, 1:15 PM
Summary
This class on teen girls will begin by framing our girls in developmental terms - where they are and where are they headed? We'll consider special concerns for girls - how to be cute and attractive, but not "over the line." Finally, we will practice some approaches that will "turn down the heat" in typical parent/daughter conflicts. Real life scenarios will give us a chance to rehearse difficult situations before we face them at home!
Cost
$85.00
4/3/2018Intentional Parenting: 10 Ways to be an Exceptional Parent in a Quick Fix World [4/3/2018]
When
April 3, 12:00 PM - May 1, 1:30 PM
Summary
Raising children is a difficult challenge and it requires a plan. Sometimes it can seem easier to survive each day than to consider the impact of your parenting actions. Unfortunately, quick and easy isn't the same as good and effective. Come join us and learn about ten doable actions that will impact the future of your children.
Cost
$25.00
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
$40.00
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 - 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.
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.
1/21/2018From This Day Forward [1/21/2018]
When
January 21, 5:00 PM - March 4, 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
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
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