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Upcoming Events at UPUMC



Pentecost Sunday

May 19  |  8:45 & 11 AM  |  5:15 PM

Pentecost at UPUMC is an experience not to be missed—an opportunity to find deeper connection, celebration, and inspiration in our faith journey! In the 8:45 and 11 AM services, join us for the soulful reprisal of "Breath," a musical and liturgical masterpiece that captures the profound beauty and power of the Holy Spirit's presence in our lives. Commissioned by UPUMC and masterfully crafted by Dr. Marcell Steuernagel and John Thornburg, "Breath" weaves together the talents of the Chancel Choir, handbells, two cantors, and the congregation itself into a vibrant tapestry of sound and spirit. This work invites us on a journey through the spiritual exploration of breath—the breath of creation, the breath of life, and the breath that speaks peace and presence into the depths of our souls.

Alongside the morning services, you are invited to join our communal spirit by wearing red and enjoying "birthday" treats provided by the UPUMC United Women in Faith, as well as balloons for kids of all ages! That evening, at 5:15 PM, in the Upper Room Worship service, we will have cake, punch, and cookies as we celebrate the birth of the Church at Pentecost! This is yet another time for us to come together as a broader community and celebrate the event that started it all.



Dallas County Elections at UPUMC

May 20-28  |  Various Times

Dallas County voting and election day are coming soon, and UPUMC is a key voting site! Every election cycle, we have an opportunity to welcome our neighbors by showing radical hospitality when they step inside our doors. If you can volunteer to help during the dates and times listed below, please get in touch with Christy Baker.

Monday, May 20 - Friday, May 24  |  7 AM-7 PM 
Tuesday, May 28  |  7 AM-7 PM



Summer Kids' Fellowships

May 29  |  June 26  |  July 24  |  August 9

Have a blast this summer with your friends and church family at the Summer Kids' Fellowships! We'll have scavenger hunts, outdoor games, a pool party, and so much fun as we take monthly breaks from the routine of summer! Questions? Contact Rev. Emma Williams.

Join us on Wednesday, May 29, from 10-11:30 AM for an old-school scavenger hunt adventure! Kids will team up and use disposable cameras to explore in and around the church, capturing their most creative answers, clues, and hints. The most exciting part? We’ll have to wait for the results from the photo lab – the anticipation is already killing us! After we’re finished, we’ll have lunch on the lawn. Come on back to the good old days with UPUMC Children’s Ministry, and in the meantime, dig around for some of your photography masterpieces from childhood to share with your kids! Suggested donation of $5. Contact Rev. Emma Williams to sign up!



School of Essential Wisdom 2024 Summer Series

June 27  |  July 11  |  August 1

Join us for the School of Essential Wisdom Summer Series, "A Study on Enough," with speaker Charles Hosch! "Enough" is an invitation to rediscover the Bible’s wisdom and the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy. Lectures will occur at 11 AM, followed by a catered lunch at noon. Registration is $20 per household, with an optional catered lunch for each lecture for $17 per person per lunch.



2024 Vacation Bible School

June 10-13  |  9 AM - 12 PM

Join us for VBS 2024 at UPUMC: Camp Firelight! Camp Firelight is the perfect location for every Camper’s favorite summer activities! Just like our friends from the Old and New Testament, our campers will learn to trust God in the face of their own fears and will go on to do great things in God’s name. Click below for more information about what to expect and to register!



Ongoing Events at UPUMC

Sunday Evenings @ UPUMC

4-5 PM
Join us for a new time of fellowship, study, and worship for all ages! From 4-5 PM, there is youth small group programming in the new Youth Center, an all-adult Bible study on Amy-Jill Levin's book, "The Gospel of Mark" in Room 103/104, and children's free play with our childcare workers.

5:15-6 PM
Don't miss Upper Room Worship, a multi-generational opportunity to worship in our brand-new Youth Center. Join us every Sunday at 5:15 PM for a 45-minute worship service led by our talented youth and Minister to Youth and Families, Colin Craft. This promises to be a spiritually uplifting time for everyone! During this time, we will also have Yoga for KIDS! led by Cherry Fowler. The children will have fun learning yoga poses and breathing techniques through stories, games, and even creating their own yoga poses!



Tuesday Morning Prayer Service

Tuesdays | 9:30 AM | Sanctuary

All are welcome to the Tuesday morning prayer service in the sanctuary. The service is approximately twenty minutes long and includes song, scripture, and communion. Led by church worship staff, this is a time to connect with others over prayer and God’s word. We hope to see you there!




In-Person Mat Classes
Tuesdays | 11 AM - 12 PM | Activity Center or Parlor

Zoom Classes
Tuesday Chair Yoga | 9:30 - 10:15 AM
Thursday Mat Yoga | 9 - 10 AM

Join Cherry Fowler and friends as they practice yoga each week. The first class is free, and it is $10/class for in-person or Zoom classes after. If you have any questions, want to join, or need the Zoom link, please get in touch with Cherry Fowler.

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