All Class Members have answered God’s call and, through the guidance of The Holy Spirit, will achieve their full potential as active Disciples for Christ. As a result, we will change the world and continue to support each other through the joys and hardships of life.
Conclusion of the series shaped by wisdom and experience.
Shedding wisdom and experience on a timely topic.
We know it well. We repeat it by rote, often without thinking about what it means. We say, “I believe…”, but do we truly believe every line and phrase? Bring your questions.
Going to the essential heart of the matter . . .由HPUMC Fellowship Class
UMC Issues and Outcomes; Impact on HPUMC
Describing the path from leading mission trips with her husband, to Perkins, to staff positions at HPUMC, to First UMC-Dallas, and back to HPUMC.由HPUMC Fellowship Class
What does worship music mean to you?
Revelation 19-22 What do you learn here about Jesus? What do you learn about God’s intention for His people?
What does this magisterial and mysterious book say to us right now? What truth does it show us about God and the world and about His justice and mercy? How does this inspired letter to believers direct us to live?
Finding Success, Happiness and Deep Purpose in the 2nd Half of Life
The story of the dedicated efforts over the years in West Dallas, and the future need for service there.
Featuring the leader of a national network of professional Christian women committed to faith, family, work and each other.
A noted sports architect speaks on the journey of designing a church.
"What the Bible Says About Growing Older, and the Exciting Potential for this Season of Life"
“Life goes all too fast. Let’s purpose to finish well so that our life will bear witness with our Lord Jesus Christ” (Hebrews 12.1,2)
“Investing in the soil leads to healthy plants. Investing in the soul leads to healthy people."
James said, “Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds”. Why would he say that? Maybe he’s trying to tell us God does His best work when we’re in our darkest hours and there are just some things….only a trial can do.
What's your new post-Easter Call? How are you, yourself, resurrected to new love, new service, new sacrifice on behalf of the Resurrected Savior? If you live it out each and every day moving forward, powered by the Holy Spirit, you'll enter newness in Christ which will revolutionize your life!
John 13: 34-35 It's easy to love the lovable, isn't it? But how about those who hate you, put you down, purposely ignore you? And how do we actively love a stranger? Care for them? And what about those we'll never physically meet but care about mightily? Christ's love is our guide, and as disciples we are called to love as He loved. Let's talk abou…
Continuing our Lenten and Easter series.
“Let the Power of Christ propel you . . . .” John 15: 1-8 As you know, you and your life are a vital part of the Body of Christ. How you use that privilege each and every day to serve the Lord is essential to His Kingdom coming to this earth!
Context and perspective on the cultural and Jewish religious establishment during the ministry of Jesus and leading up to His crucifixion.
Second in the series. Suggested reading for those of us who want to dig deeper into St. Augustine: Augustine and Science, Edited by John Doody, Adam, Golstein, Kim Paffenroth, Lexington Books. The Biologos website is also suggested: https://biologos.org Finally, the recorded sermons from HPUMC's Kerygma are another very rich resource. There isn’t a…
An overview of St. Augustine’s teaching that God speaks to us two ways (i.e., the “Two Books”), referring to Scripture and Nature or the created world. Since God can’t and wouldn’t contradict Himself, if we see contradictions, that is simply a reflection of where our human understanding is incomplete.…
Discussion of the book Present Comfort, described by Methodism's Bishop Janice Huie: "Present Comfort is a rich exploration of the sacred space of grief . . . With deep spiritual insight and her own personal experience, (the author) leads her readers through the 'valley of the shadow' into the bright hope of God's love, joy, and new life."…
Is forgiveness of those who have wronged us a suggestion or a command? Is forgiveness conditional on repentance, or is it a matter of grace? Who benefits most when you forgive someone, you or the person you are forgiving?
An overview of the church's Impact Ministry, what's happening, and how you might get involved if interested
Presented by a visible community advocate for the homeless.
An expansion on the presentation "A Father's Day Perspective on Intergenerational Issues" from 6/20/21.
An interactive conversation on matters of faith and family with four young couples who are members of the Knot Class, which is a generation removed from us.
Our class co-founder shares the wisdom of experience. Lesson outline attached as PDF.
Our class co-founder shares the wisdom of experience.
An update from our co-presidents.
Our speakers lead the class in selections from their famous Christmas songbook, which they have compiled over several decades.
ANGELS have to be one of the iconic symbols of Christmas... and yet... what do we really know about them, or the circumstances surrounding their coming? What do we believe today? What does the Bible tell us about them? DOES an angel get it's wings "...every time a bell rings?"
This Advent, we’re taking a page from one of the key symbols of Christmas—the tree—tracing this theme through the story of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. The Bible actually compares humans to trees a lot! In fact, aside from God and humans, trees are mentioned more in the Bible than any other living thing. You’d be hard-pressed to find a ma…
Conclusion of a three-part series.
Part 2 of the series.
Introduction to Our Study - What the Book of Proverbs Is, Its Purpose, When and By Whom It Was Written, and Why It Has Great Value for Us.
Featuring a class favorite.
Faith journey and perspectives on the relationship with historic St. Luke Community Church.
Reflections along the way.
Second in the series: Some straight talk about the class formation and core principles dating back to the founding of the Fellowship Class 36 years ago. FRAN AND DON'S THlNGS TO PONDER from Fellowship Class teaching, September 2021 From Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning: "When we cannot change the situation, we are challenged to change oursel…
"Blest Be the Tie That Binds": Foundational Principles of the Fellowship Class What Does 'Christian Love' Mean, Anyway??" It's one thing to circle up and sing it; The question is, "Can we actually LIVE it as God asks us to?"
The United Methodist Church and HPUMC
"A Circuitous Route to Seeking God" and "Searching Results in Walking With The Lord."
How hearing, seeking, and asking God, leads to walking with God.
"My life of trusting-if not always understanding-the sovereignty of God."
Conclusion of the series.
Part 2: The Modern Synthesis and the history of the conflict, including major events such as the famous Scopes Monkey Trials and reactions of both the scientific and faith communities.