Black Forgiveness in a White World: October 2019

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Black Forgiveness in a White World How and why Black people forgive is once again up for public discussion and dissection. People around the world watched the viral video of young Brandt Botham offering forgiveness and a grace- filled hug to Amber Guyger, the former Dallas Police officer convicted of murdering his brother. Emotions and read more

September 6, 2019: A Message From the Pastor

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According to a news report I read 8/31/19, President Trump called the asylum process “a scam”. On August 30, along with about 50 other clergy* I, visited the asylum seekers living outside in squalor at the Mexican border in Matamoras. We saw no scammers. We saw children of God wedged in the latest immigration predicament read more

August 23, 2019: A Message from the Pastor

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Dr. Patterson is Going to the Texas/Mexico Border! Every five seconds somewhere in the world, someone is forced to leave home for fear of persecution, war, or violence. Most move from one poor country to another. Of the small percentage attempting to come to America, nearly all try to enter legally. And during the past read more

July 5, 2019: A Message from the Pastor

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Vacation Season Hello, Church Family, We are fully into vacation season and it is my hope and prayer that you will be able to get away, even if it is a staycation. All of us need some type of respite and time to renew in order to take care of ourselves. While you are away, read more

Dallas Storm Update: June 12, 2019

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Dear Hamilton Park UMC Family, As you know, severe storms swept through the DFW area on Sunday, June 9, 2019, around 1:30 p.m. Many of our members were ending a Mental Health symposium in the Chapel at that time and were leaving the church when the storm hit. We are happy to report that none read more

April 26, 2019: A Message from the Pastor

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Prayer and Fasting Still Work! Church Family, Our God truly showed up and showed out here at The Park on Easter Sunday. Both of our worship services were well attended and vibrant. The Children’s Easter play was quite inspiring. Our parking lot was full and our overflow lot at the Post Office held lots of read more

April 12, 2019: Message from the Pastor

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Lenten Bible Study I am happy to state that our church has numerous ongoing Bible studies. I am happy to lead such a biblically literate and Bible-loving congregation. To highlight the season of Lent, we created a preaching and teaching series and launched a weekly Lenten Bible Study on Wednesday nights. Every Wednesday, from March read more

March 1, 2019: Message from the Pastor

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Lenten Season The Lenten season is a 40-day period for personal and corporate spiritual renewal. It is a time for intense study of God’s word, prayer, fasting, and self-examination. Lent begins on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. We will observe an Ash Wednesday worship service from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will have our foreheads read more

January 11, 2019: Message from the Pastor

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Happy New Year from ‘The Park’ In order to experience a powerful and productive 2019, I recommend that we follow the actions of the Magi who searched for Jesus. Their account is found in the second chapter of Matthew’s gospel. Once they located Jesus, they worshipped him. I encourage you to become a 24/7 worshipper, read more