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Welcome.

United Methodists are very intentionally connectional people. We want to help connect people’s passions with the needs of others. At University Park UMC, we are committed to this, whether it’s connecting people with needs in the neighborhood, or places around the world. We stand by to help you get better acquainted, acclimated - connected - to the calling God has within your life. Your presence is a gift to our church family. My prayer is that our church family will be a gift to you. 

 

Peace and Blessings,
Dr. Keith Boone
Senior Pastor
kboone@upumc.org 

 

 

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Directions.

University Park United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Caruth and Preston just south of Northwest Highway. 4024 Caruth Blvd, Dallas, TX 75225

 

 

 

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Sundays at a Glance:

8:45 a.m.  Traditional worship service in the sanctuary
9:45 a.m.  Sunday school for adults, youth and children
11 a.m.     Traditional worship service in the sanctuary

About Worship:

University Park United Methodist Church offers a traditional service where you'll experience Bible-centered worship that both challenges and inspires through scripture, sermon and music. 

About Sunday School:

University Park United Methodist Church offers a variety of Sunday school classes for people of all ages. From birth through adulthood, our Sunday school classes seek 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 at home, church member or guest, we provide support and a firm foundation for a Christian lifestyle.

All Sunday School classes meet  from 9:45-10:45 a.m., between our two worship services. Most children's classes meet on the first floor, and most adult classes are on the second floor. Guests are always welcome. If you'd like to speak with someone about visiting a class or would like a member to host you, please call us at 214-368-1435.

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worship schedule

  • 8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship
  • 9:45 a.m. Sunday School
  • 11 a.m. Traditional Worship

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4024 Caruth Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75225

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Director of Communications

Job Description

University Park United Methodist Church seeks a strategic, experienced and passionate communications professional to lead internal and external communications. Internal communications will be focused on improving the effectiveness of communication and increasing member engagement. External communications will be focused on helping more people discover, connect with and join UPUMC.

The Director of Communications has overall responsibility for the communications, marketing and advertising functions of University Park United Methodist Church. This position champions UPUMC’s core values and seeks to leverage creativity and communications to answer the church’s call to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The Director of Communications reports directly to the Executive Pastor and works closely with UPUMC program staff, lay leaders and other laity across the church membership.

Duties and Responsibilities 

1. Lead and manage internal and external communications functions of the church

  • In collaboration with lay and clergy leadership, develop the UPUMC communication strategy and narrative and set the brand style and guidelines
  • Lead the delivery of clear, consistent, relevant and effective messages to all UPUMC’s audiences consistent with the UPUMC brand
  • Direct all communications activities for the church across channels, including annual and monthly publications, weekly e-newsletter, upumc.org website, video, social media, direct mail campaigns, worship bulletins and inserts, signage and other print and digital materials
  • Manage church’s relationship with external vendors for all communications deliverables which cannot be produced using in-house capabilities, including print, website host provider, email provider and other partners
  2. Manage annual communications plan and budget
  • Develop the annual communications plan and facilitate its review and execution throughout the year
  • Develop and implement processes necessary to ensure all communications produced by UPUMC ministries (including program staff and laity) are in accordance with the UPUMC communications plan and are in compliance with brand standards
  • Manage preparation of the annual communications budget and facilitate its review and approval

3. Manage external marketing and advertising program

  • Determine most appropriate venues for marketing and advertising the church, and manage insertions, including newspaper, radio and digital advertising
  • Manage brand and external identity of church, including logo usage, messaging and tone

4. Collaborate with the Lay Communications Advisory Team and use their professional experience to plan, improve and continuously optimize UPUMC communication

5. Serve as an advisor to all staff members on communications opportunities and issues

6. Direct and supervise Assistant Communications Director (if applicable) in matters involving church communications

7. Perform other duties assigned by the Executive Pastor or Senior Pastor

Qualifications for Position

  • Committed to the Christian Church
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related area of study
  • Six or more years of experience in communications roles with at least two years serving in a senior strategic role
  • Strategic thinking with the ability to recognize trends, stay on top of innovations in communications, develop target audience personas, create customer journeys and develop plans accordingly
  • Effective storytelling abilities, excellent writing skills and accurate editing capabilities, including knowledge of AP style
  • Graphic design capabilities including Photoshop and InDesign
  • Ability to plan, develop and manage both offline and online communications
  • Considerable experience in digital, social and web

 

 

 

 

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Every Sunday | 8:45 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Worship takes place in the Sanctuary or in the Activity Center for Special Event Sunday Services.

*Service times do vary for Easter, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

 

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