Written by Mary Jacobs
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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

directions

4024 Caruth Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75225

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A Chautauqua at UPUMC with Dr. Bill Bryan

A Chautauqua at UPUMC with Dr. Bill Bryan

  

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For years, the Rev. William Jennings Bryan III had an item on his Bucket List: he wanted to teach atthe Chautauqua Institution, an annual summer gathering in upstate New York that, since 1874, has brought together thousands for learning and an “exploration of the best in human values.” Shortly after his invitation to teach at Chautauqua in the summer of 2017, fate stepped in. The Methodist minister and theology professor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and travel to the Chautauqua became impossible.

So on Saturday, July 22, University Park United Methodist brought the Chautauqua to him.

Some 100 people were on hand as Bryan led a study of Constantine, the Emperor of Rome from 306 to 337 C.E. and probably the most influential figure in Christian history since the Apostle Paul.  (Jonathan Edwards once named four key turning points in Christian history: Christ’s ministry, Constantine’s emperorship, Christ’s return, and Christ’s judgment.)

“It’s been said that Constantine turned a crown of thorns into a crown of gold,” Bryan said. “During his emperorship, Christianity transformed from a persecuted minority to the dominant power, one with imperial affiliation.”   

Chautauqua participants read primary documents, including a few “martyrologies” that served as devotional literature in those first few centuries before the canonization of the New Testament. They learned how Constantine shaped Christianity in critical ways, including calling the Council of Nicaea, which established the Creed of Nicaea and helped evolve key tenets of the faith that remain central today. 

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A few brave souls donned togas for skits re-enacting key moments of Constantine’s life and times.

 

 

The Rev. Bill Bryan, 65, is a beloved figure in North Texas Methodism. Attendees at the event included members of churches where Rev. Bryan has served as pastor: Grace United Methodist, Lovers Lane United Methodist, and First United Methodist of Dallas, where he and his wife currently belong.  Members from Highland Park UMC, Kessler Park UMC, Plymouth Park UMC, St. Luke Community UMC, and other UM churches also attended. For the past 20 years, Bryan served on the staff of Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. Two years ago, he was appointed associate dean of student affairs. 

We thank Rev. Bryan for bringing Chautauqua to UPUMC and keep him in our prayers.  

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Mary Jacobs is an award-winning freelance writer based in Plano, Texas and specializing in health and fitness, senior living, business and religion. Her work has been honored nationally by the Associated Church Press, the Religion Communicators’ Council, and the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons.   www.maryjacobs.com 



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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 vary on Easter, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

 

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  • Church: 214-368-1435
  • Weekday School: 214-361-4626
  • 4024 Caruth Blvd., Dallas, TX 75225

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