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The University Park Academy of UPUMC



Winter Term |  January and February 

Thursdays at 11am | In-person or via Zoom 

$30 per household registration fee

Event details:

  • Each 11:00am session is offered LIVE or via Zoom
  • Approximately 40 minutes will be presented as lecture, followed by 15-20 minutes of interactive dialogue.
  • Recorded lectures will be offered to those who have registered.
  • Enrollment entitles you to all live and recorded programs for all three months of session.
  • Tuition is used to provide honoraria to our speakers for their generous gift of time.

For questions please email


JANUARY SPEAKERS: In January we will explore the history of Dallas, including its religious history. 

In early January,  Program Manager and acclaimed storyteller, Peggy Helmick-Richardson from Old City Park will guide us on the origins and growth of Dallas and well as Old City Park. The 2nd half of the month we will learn the history and growth of the different religions in our city. Wrapping up the month, Larry Good, a lifelong Dallas resident, spent 45 years on strategic issues on urban and land use planning. He has had several publications and authored a book for Preservation Park Cities titled A House for Texas.  He will speak to us on “Top 100” historic homes in the Park Cities.


FEBRUARY SPEAKERS: In February we focus on Service Organizations who will share with us the “good works” they are doing in our community.  We will hear about the goods and services provided from such organizations as the Masons, Dallas Assistance League, Boy Scouts, and others.  You will be interested in hearing about the different opportunities to serve the community.

Our Mission Partners