Category: Faith

Sharing God and Dog


Rev. William Miller and his dog, Nawiliwili Nelson, visit with their friend, Kevin Thornton, of Fort Worth. (Courtesy William Miller)

On a trip that will take them from the Abita Brewery near New Orleans to Mount View Presbyterian Church in Las Vegas, Rev. Bill Miller and Nawiliwili Nelson are having one last “howlelujah.”

‘Wili,’ Miller’s 12-year-old terrier mix, is hoping to hit all his “barket” list items as his days on Earth are drawing to an end. Almost a year ago, the dog was diagnosed with cancer and has outlived his prognosis several times over.

“I remember the day he got sick,” Miller said. “I broke down and sobbed, because Wili and I have an unbelievable bond.”

Thanksgiving Service at NorthPark Presbyterian


While Thanksgiving is a national holiday, the tradition of giving thanks at the end of the harvest is a religious event celebrated worldwide. The practice of giving thanks in November is in fact quite biblical. Scripture abounds with thanksgiving to God, for thanksgiving is part of the Christian way of life, no matter our circumstances.

We invite you to join us Tuesday Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. for NorthPark Presbyterian’s Service of Thanksgiving and Gratitude – an evening worship service in celebration of the blessings God has provided.

Communion will be served. All are welcome at the Lord’s table as we praise God and give thanks for the gift of grace.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
—Philippians 4:6

Pray with your Pets This Sunday


All God’s creatures are welcome this Sunday at NorthPark Presbyterian Church for the 3rd annual Blessing of the Pets.

We’re looking forward to lots of new faces and furry guests!

Casual dress is encouraged and pets should be on leashes or in kennels or cages. Bowls and terrariums are acceptable too, of course.

NorthPark recommends visitors choose a seat in the church’s sanctuary based on the comfort level and sociability of your pet. For pets that are deceased, or for those not crowd or child-friendly, pet owners are encouraged to bring a photo instead.

The theology behind pet blessings is hundreds of years old, says lead pastor, Rev. Brent Barry.

HPUMC Service Kicks Off Centennial Events


There’s still a year left until Highland Park United Methodist Church celebrates its 100th birthday in February 2016, but the church is getting the party started early.

HPUMC will kick off a yearlong celebration with a special worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday at SMU’s Moody Coliseum. There are various other events planned as well, of course.

At any rate, parking on Sunday will be available in the Moody, Binkley, or Meadows garages, and the latter will have shuttle service.

Hold Court at Swishin For Mission


Sharpen your shooting skills in time for the annual Swishin’ for Mission 3-on-3 basketball tournament this weekend at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

The tournament is open to teams in grades 3-12, and you don’t need to be a church member or even a Methodist to compete. A portion of the proceeds will fund youth scholarships, community-service projects, and mission trips.

The registration deadline is noon Tuesday. Visit here for more information.

Jesters to Perform This Weekend at HPUMC


Jesters, a theater group for teenagers and adults with special needs, will hold a pair of performances of their new show, "Invasion From the Stars," this weekend at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

The shows will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in Wesley Hall. Tickets are $12, with children 5 and under admitted free, and can be purchased here. For more information, contact Amy Tuggle at 214-523-2278 or [email protected]

Preston Hollow United Methodist Church



Preston Hollow UMC is a warm, welcoming community of faith in the heart of north Dallas. We love God and love neighbor and grow every person into a passionate follower of Jesus Christ!

Sundays at 10 AM, we gather for high-quality, traditional worship that features inspirational music and great preaching. Children are welcome in the service and we provide childcare. We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of each month, and we offer it in a come-and-go style every Wednesday.

We have several ways to intentionally grow your faith, including Sunday School at 9 AM, small group Bible studies, Vacation Bible School and more.

Our Child Development Center believes every child is precious! It operates five days a week and is open to infants through Pre-K.

Our congregation is active in our neighborhood as we work to make an impact. We adopted Preston Hollow Elementary School. Every week we serve a meal and develop relationships with students from Hillcrest High School’s YoungLife. Once a month, we engage in ministry with the people of south Dallas, by providing breakfast at Dallas Bethlehem Center.

Every year we run a pumpkin patch fundraiser to raise money for youth and missions. We also join Relay For Life in the fight against cancer and support North Dallas Shared Ministries with extravagant generosity.

We are a diverse, multi-generational neighborhood church full of genuine, friendly people. Whether you have never attended church before or are a long-time Christian, all are welcome!

King of Glory Lutheran Church



At King of Glory, we believe that when you pursue your relationship with Christ through worship, through the community of seekers, and through life giving service, God is honored and we in turn grow in the richness of our faith.

We think the best way to grow awareness of God's call for our lives is in the context of relationships. Through Small Group Ministry and our Fellowship Groups we find moments of grace and wisdom that open us up to God's story in our lives!

People of hope expect to make a difference in the wider community. When people of God serve in the context of church or city or the world, it brings out the shape of our call and it builds the credibility of our faith!

Do you want to discover an intimate path with God, grow deep in the mysteries of faith and find your life's call and significance? We invite you to join us Sunday morning. We offer two traditional services at 8:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and a Jazz Blend service at 9:30 a.m. We celebrate Holy Communion at every service.

If you have questions or would like to speak with someone about visiting, please contact Judy Craigo.

University Park United Methodist Church



University Park United Methodist Church welcomes guests with open arms. Our congregation is a blend of people who are young and old, single and married, new arrivals and longtime members, from neighborhoods all across the Metroplex. Though it can be intimidating to visit a new church, here you will find yourself surrounded by friendly faces and welcoming hearts. Sit down, get comfortable, take in a meaningful sermon and beautiful music, and then enjoy a better week. Professional child care for our youngest disciples is provided throughout the morning.

Traditional worship service in the sanctuary, 8:45 & 11a.m.
University Park United Methodist Church offers a traditional service where youíll experience Bible-centered worship that both challenges and inspires through scripture, sermon and choir music.

Sunday School for adults, youth and children
All Sunday School classes meet on Sundays from 9:45-10:45 a.m., between our two worship services. We offer a variety of Sunday School classes for people of all ages. From birth through adulthood, our Sunday School seeks to bring faith to life through Biblical study, fellowship, service to others, and care and support for each other. Whether a child or student, married or single, with or without children, church member or guest, we provide support and a firm foundation for a Christian lifestyle.

Combining the warmth, welcome and familiarity of a smaller church with the heart, vision and missional reach of many larger churches, UPUMC seeks to make a God-sized footprint of change in the world. Using our God-given resources, our goal is to spend a dollar on missions and outreach efforts for every dollar we spend on ourselves.