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For 80 years, UPUMC has reflected God's love in the Dallas community. While the world seems to grow more complex, we know that God's love for the world is unchanging. We believe that God's love heals us and empowers us to interact with others in a way that can transform relationships, families, communities, and the world. 

Our mission at UPUMC is simple: We are called to embody the love of Jesus for the good of our communities. We are a community that celebrates diversity of perspectives and critical thinking. We hope you'll find UPUMC to be a church that welcomes your questions, doubts, and opinions as you explore the big questions of life and faith.

You will be known by your fellow members and know God. You will be fed through the word of scripture and be given the opportunity to feed others spiritually and through missions. You will be invited to challenge yourself to become a more profound disciple of God and grow in your faith. And you will be loved as the individual you are, which gives you the strength to offer love to others in Christ's name.

No matter where you've been or where you're going, what you believe or what you doubt, what you feel or don't feel, we're glad you're here. Welcome to UPUMC; we look forward to getting to know you.

What We Believe

One of the trademarks of United Methodism is that we rely on four sources to help us discern God’s movement in the world: scripture, tradition, reason, and experience. Scripture is primary; it holds the authority for our faith and practice. But, we also look to our tradition for guidance – not just the United Methodist tradition, but the tradition of the Church as a whole. We also utilize and value our reason, trusting that God gave us a mind intending to use it. So, we welcome science, philosophy, and so forth as partners in the faith. We also rely heavily on our own experiences of God, believing that God is constantly revealing new things to each of us. With these four sources combined – scripture, tradition, reason, and experience (otherwise known as the Wesleyan Quadrilateral) – we can more faithfully discern who God is and what God calls us to do in the world.  

John Wesley, the father of the Methodist movement, coined the following phrase: Though we may not think alike, we may love alike. The United Methodist Church has a long history of welcoming diverse perspectives and opinions. So long as we are rooted in mutual love, we continue to celebrate and welcome our differences as people.

University Park United Methodist Church is rooted in one mission: to embody the love of Jesus for the good of our communities. Our vision of what that looks like is a world where all will know and be known, feed and be fed, challenge and be challenged, and love and be loved.

Working towards our shared mission, we are committed to welcoming all people, regardless of race, sex, gender identity, class, sexual orientation, or any other distinction that might otherwise exclude someone from Christian fellowship. We believe the church belongs to God, not us, so our doors and hearts are open to all.

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