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



1/7/2019Intro to Watercolor
When
January 7 - May 20 (6:30 PM - 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!
1/9/2019Oil Painting, Pastels & Acrylics
When
January 9 - May 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.
1/24/2019Oil Painting & Pastels
When
January 24 - May 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.
2/5/2019Dance Classes
When
February 5 - March 5 (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!
1/7/2019Disciple III: Letters of Paul
When
January 7 - April 8 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Summary
This twelve week study will cover the letters of Paul. Learn 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
1/9/2019The Life and Ministry of Apostle Paul
When
January 9 - February 20 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Summary
This class will be a 7- week exploration of the life and ministry of Paul. Using the book of Acts and Paul’s New Testaments letters, we will also look at recent scholarly research to get a complete picture of Paul and his work with the early church. You will receive a hard copy of the class presentation for personal reference
Cost
$15.00
1/9/2019Flawsome Women: The Me I Want to Be: Becoming God’s Best Version of You
When
January 9 - February 27 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Summary
This class is for women who are fifty and older who are looking to deepen their life in Christ. In our study of The Me I Want to Be, by John Ortberg, we learn God’s perfect vision for each of us. Learning to live in the flow of His Spirit allows us to experience a deeper connection with God, and join Him in creating the joy-filled life that He wants for us.
1/14/2019Spiritual Formation for Moms
When
January 14 - April 29 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Summary
Spiritual Formation for Moms (SFM) is a casual weekly fellowship and discussion Bible study for moms of infants through kindergarten. (Babies welcome!) We have a time of study along with prayer and guest testimonials. Our current study is Seamless, by Angie Smith, which discovers the seamless thread connecting the people, places, and promises of the Bible in a whole new way.
Cost
$40.00
1/15/2019Women's Bible Fellowship: Grace - More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine
When
January 15 - March 5 (7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)
Summary
Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine Grace. It’s much more than a word in a hymn. Grace has the power to change us in new ways. Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off. This book by Max Lucado teaches us the deeper meaning of grace.
Cost
$15.00
1/16/2019Cornerstone Midweek
When
January 16 - February 27 (7:00 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!
1/17/2019HPUMC Women's Bible Study: Short Stories by Jesus
When
January 17 - February 21 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Summary
Jesus was a skilled storyteller who used parables from everyday life to convey his message. Yet life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today. Often we miss the context in which the original Jewish audience understood them. In Short Stories by Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine combines history and spiritual analysis to explore the parables and make them lively and relevant for readers today.
Cost
$12.00
1/28/2019Falling Upward
When
January 28 - March 18 (10:00 AM - 11:30 AM)
Summary
Most of us think of the second half of life a time to rest rather than take on new challenges. This book by Richard Rohr show us that our experiences in the first half of life have prepared us for a new journey. The second half of life offers the next part of our spiritual journey where we can build on the past and grow in new ways.
Cost
$15.00
1/28/2019Breathing Under Water: Spirituality in Action ( A Women’s Group)
When
January 28 - March 4 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
Everyone's life tends to become unmanageable at one time or another. When we learn to identify our weaknesses, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to find healing. Women who are interested in or have experience with the Twelve Steps will also enjoy this class.
Cost
$15.00
1/29/2019Falling Upward (Evening)
When
January 29 - March 19 (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)
Summary
Most of us think of the second half of life a time to rest rather than take on new challenges. This book by Richard Rohr show us that our experiences in the first half of life have prepared us for a new journey. The second half of life offers the next part of our spiritual journey where we can build on the past and grow in new ways.
Cost
$15.00
2/12/2019The Place - Disciple III: Letters of Paul
When
February 12 - April 30 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
The Place is a young adult gathering that meets every Tuesday night. 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 winter/spring we'll be continuing with the Disciple Fast Track program, covering The Letters of Paul.
Cost
$20.00
2/19/2019Tuesday Knights Men's Group Luke - New Hope, New Joy
When
February 19 - August 27 (6:45 PM - 8:30 PM)
Summary
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. Our study of Luke will begin February 19. The birth of Jesus was good news, but it was just the beginning. Throughout his life and ministry Jesus offered good news and hope to those needing healing, comfort and acceptance. Learn how this message of hope and joy is relevant for today as well.
Cost
$10.00
2/20/2019Enneagram
When
February 20 - March 6 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
What is 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 of why we struggle and discovering ways to promote our gifts, we can improve our relationships and promote community, patience, and tolerance.
3/4/2019God’s Gift of Gratitude: Learning to Live Gratefully
When
March 4 - April 29 (6:00 PM - 7:15 PM)
Summary
In this 8-week class we will learn how grateful living is a way of life. It asks us to notice all that is already present and abundant – and in so doing, to take nothing for granted. In order to practice grateful living we have to put little stop signs into our daily life.
3/12/2019Women’s Bible Fellowship - Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation
When
March 12 - May 7 (7:00 AM - 8:00 AM)
Summary
Our hearts long for more of God. But how can we find deeper levels of spiritual transformation, and move beyond being busy to find connection? Spiritual disciplines open us to a closer connection with God and a heart transformed by his love. This study teaches the various spiritual disciplines and how to incorporate them in your life.
Cost
$22.00
3/13/2019Flawsome Women Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation
When
March 13 - May 1 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Summary
This class is for women who are fifty and older who are looking to deepen their life in Christ through genuine connection and conversation. Do you long for a deeper life with God or greater intimacy with Him? Sacred Rhythms explores the key Christian practices that seekers have used throughout history to grow closer to God – the disciplines that keep us open and available to God’s transforming love and the changes that only God can bring about in our lives.
3/13/2019Midweek Lenten Communion Service
When
March 13 - April 10 (12:05 PM - 12:30 PM)
Summary
Every year, people "give up" something for Lent, but the sacrifice is rarely kept and often it has little spiritual impact on us. This Lent, consider "picking up" a practice that will draw you closer to Jesus. Every Wednesday during Lent, come give thanks to God and partake in Holy Communion. Services will last no longer than a half hour, so there's still time to grab lunch. Midweek services will conclude with a Stations of The Cross service on April 17 at noon.
3/26/2019Our Story as Christians and United Methodists
When
March 26 - April 16 (7:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
Summary
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.
3/28/2019Called: Hearing and Responding to God’s Voice
When
March 28 - May 2 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Summary
Throughout the Bible, God interrupts the lives of ordinary men and women, calling and empowering them to lives of service they never could have imagined on their own! The purpose of Called is to help you hear and respond to the unique call God is placing on your life. The same God that called Abraham, Moses and Mary Magdalene calls you too. Join Susan Robb as she teaches from her newly released book.
Cost
$15.00
4/2/2019Happiness Boot Camp: Create the Habit of Well-Being
When
April 2 - April 23 (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM)
Summary
Happiness is a learned skill. This class is a boot camp to get you started on the road to emotional well being. Using the book Start Here by Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp, learn the nine habits of happiness. We will explore these habits and find ways to integrate them into your life. This class will get you "in shape" and well on your way to mastering the life skill of well-being and happiness.
Cost
$12.00
4/2/2019The Four Agreements
When
April 2 - April 30 (6:30 PM - 8:00 AM)
Summary
In The Four Agreements, author don Miguel Ruiz offers 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
1/28/2019FINANCIAL Peace UNIVERSITY FLEX
When
January 28 - March 18 (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 manage your money. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage money, spend and save wisely, and more!
3/4/2019FINANCIAL Peace UNIVERSITY FLEX
When
March 4 - May 6 (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 manage your money. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage money, spend and save wisely, and more!
1/15/2019First Time Moms Support Group
When
January 15 - February 19 (5:30 PM - 7:00 PM)
Summary
Welcome to the journey of motherhood. This season of life is such a wonderful time. Our First Time Mothers Support Group is for mothers of newborns up to one year. Come with your new baby and meet others in the same season of life. We will look at maternal care post-baby, health and wellness, and redefining relationships with a baby. The final evening spouses are invited to attend.
Cost
$20.00
4/2/2019Lay Readers at St. Mattress
When
April 2 - April 23 (11:45 AM - 1:15 PM)
Summary
Whether by intention or by accident, family life is spiritually formative. Life within the family is the primary experience our kids have with ‘church’. Home is where children learn the lessons of unconditional love and acceptance, forgiveness and reconciliation, hospitality and compassion. Join us as we consider how kids learn these most important spiritual lessons. . . you guessed it . . . at home!
Cost
$85.00
4/3/2019No Drama Discipline
When
April 3 - April 24 (12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)
Summary
No-Drama Discipline provides an effective, compassionate road map for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears. Learn the true meaning of the “d” word, and how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into an opportunity for growth. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior is brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation.
Cost
$90.00
1/14/2019Aerobic Dance MWF
When
January 14 - May 27 (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.
1/14/2019Pilates
When
January 14 - May 27 (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!
1/15/2019Yoga
When
January 15 - May 28 (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.
1/15/2019Aerobic Dance TTh
When
January 15 - May 28 (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.
1/16/2019Tai Chi
When
January 16 - May 29 (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.
1/17/2019Holy Yoga
When
January 17 - May 30 (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.
2/12/2019The Dangers of Chronic Stress and How to Rise Above
When
February 12 - February 26 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
The bible has a lot to say about stress and its root causes like fear, worry, and anxiety. “Fear not!” is the most repeated command in the Bible yet stress often starts with our thoughts, and then infiltrates the entire body causing sickness and disease. This workshop teaches tools to tools become aware of stress and its effects on your body and empower you to manage your stress in a natural, healthy way.
Cost
$10.00
1/6/2019DivorceCare
When
January 6 - April 7 (9:30 AM - 11:00 AM)
Summary
Cost – Childcare If you are struggling with the challenges and pain of separation or divorce, our video-based support group can help. We meet year-round, twice a month, and you may start attending at any time.
Cost
$20.00
1/7/2019With This Ring
When
January 7 - May 20 (10:45 AM - 11:45 AM)
Summary
Couples, engaged or in their first year of marriage, ages 20's-30's 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 that 40 years of marital experience. Couples may attend the class at any time during the eight-month series.
1/27/2019From This Day Forward
When
January 27 - March 10 (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
3/19/2019BC to AC (Before Children to After Children)
When
March 19 - March 26 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)
Summary
The transition from being a couple to being parents is a life changing experience that affects your marriage, lifestyle, and future.
Cost
$50.00
5/18/2019COMMIT
When
May 18 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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