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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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Our Summer Intern: A Game Changing Opportunity

Our Summer Intern: A Game Changing Opportunity

Reflecting on our experience with Ezri Gomez, UPUMC's summer intern from the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas

The church culture at large is facing millennial anxiety. Simply put, millennial anxiety is the fear that youth and young adults do not have interest in the church, and many people see that church has done little to invite them to stay. This situation calls us to question if our concern is more for the spiritual health of youth, or is it more of a concern of the health of an institution?

As a youth minister, I often hear people’s anxiety about youth and the church. Often my response is to encourage people to prayerfully ask God “how can I be present to youth, inside and outside the church walls without an agenda, and to God?”

One way the Holy Spirit answered this prayer for University Park UMC is by sending us youth interns. Having summer interns in a church ministry offers a myriad of responses. Sometimes the reality is that groups do not know what to do with interns. After giving them some grunt work to do, the challenge of finding tasks to fill their time can be overwhelming. But, I am proud of how this summer we looked at ministry internships in a more intentional, enriching way.  

This summer the Lydia Patterson Institute sent Ezri Gomez, a 17 year old from Juarez, Mexico, to intern with University Park UMC. In the midst of a culture concerned about youth in the church, a 17 year old offered his summer to learn what ministry looks like on a day-to-day basis.

Ezri was willing to serve in any area of the church, many behind the scenes. As the summer progressed, people started to notice some of his passions. Rather than finding things to fill the time, we asked God for direction on ways to help him grow as a person and minister. His growing care for music led him to lead worship through music with a guitar during youth. At the end of his first month at University Park UMC, he got news that a friend back home suddenly died. This surfaced real life questions, and luckily a community was around him to process it together. He pressed in to honestly know God more, and vulnerably share more with others. One morning he shared this story with our youth ministry. By giving him outlets to teach and lead discussions, he grew in his confidence of who God’s made him to be.

It encouraged me to see people at University Park UMC take interest in getting to know Ezri as a person. Yes, Ezri helped with tedious tasks around the church building, like cleaning out the Green Room…a big need! However, his life was transformed through the relational ministry done through the church. Many welcomed him into their home, ate meals together, and experienced different things inside and outside the church walls. Relationships were built….and some of those relationships will continue. This is a picture of the church’s youth ministry moving from anxiety driven to relationally presence centered.

Late in the summer, Richard Hearne let the youth ministry know that Ezri was not receiving a full scholarship for school this year. In order to respond with gratitude, some youth and youth families chipped in to graciously cover $1785.00 towards his high school education. 

Ezri’s presence was a game changer for many of us. He reminded us of the importance of relational ministry. May we continue move from anxiety to presence. As we move forward as a church, may we ask Christ what fresh ways God is challenging us through our youth.

Peace,
Beth

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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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