This fall, UPUMC launched the Forward Together campaign to eliminate outstanding debt, provide for improvements to our sanctuary, set aside resources for a building fund, and expand our outreach to our neighbors through new and innovative ministry initiatives.
Half of our neighbors in North Dallas and the Park Cities do not have a connection to a faith community or a relationship with our loving God. You probably can think of people in your own life—co-workers and colleagues, or perhaps close friends and loved ones—who do not have a church home. Can you imagine what would be possible if during each of the next 7 years we reached 3,000 of these people? By 2025, our church would have touched the lives of 20,000 neighbors. Or imagine this: If during each of the next 7 years, we reached 3,000 people per year, brought 10 percent of those individuals to visit our church, and welcomed just 10 percent of those visitors as active households, then by 2025, our church family would have doubled in size.
As a faith community, our congregation has joined to ask ourselves individually and as a church, Lord, what do you want to do through me? Many families in our church have felt God’s call for how they might participate in the Forward Together campaign—many more continue to pray and listen for that still small voice, helping them to understand what God wants for their lives.
As we consider how to answer God’s call to share the love of Jesus Christ with others in our lives, please consider participating in the Forward Together campaign.
Thank you for prayerfully considering the Forward Together campaign and for your membership in University Park United Methodist Church.