Visitor's Class
Jun
9
9:45 AM09:45

Visitor's Class

If you are a guest here or have been visiting for a while we are excited you are here. Our visitor's group "Breakfast With Blair," will be meeting on Sunday, June 9. We encourage you to come share a light breakfast with Pastor Blair and learn more about the people, vision and ministries of our community.  Please make plans to join us at 9:45 am in the library (Room 28).

For more details or to let us know you are planning to attend email Pastor Blair.

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June Faith & Grief Meeting
Jun
20
12:00 PM12:00

June Faith & Grief Meeting

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Arapaho UMC has partnered with two other local congregations to provide a monthly Faith and Grief gathering in Richardson. You're invited to come to lunch on the third Thursday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm at  First Presbyterian Church, Heritage Hall, 271 Walton Street, Richardson, TX. Over lunch, you'll be grouped into tables of 4 or 6 to talk about one of many topics related to grieving while sharing experiences and support. Contact Pastor Blair for more information. 

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World Refugee Day (Volunteers Needed)
Jun
22
9:00 AM09:00

World Refugee Day (Volunteers Needed)

Could you go and serve as a volunteer with Refugee Services of Texas at their "World Refugee Day" Celebration! They need volunteers to serve a two-hour shift for decorations, setup/tear down, children's games and activities, arts & crafts, food serving, kite flying, bounce house monitors and more! The celebration will take place on Saturday, June 22 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Conrad High School in Dallas. 

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Youth 2019
Jul
10
to Jul 14

Youth 2019

  • Kansas City Convention & Municipal Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join thousands of youth from across the country for 4 days of discipleship, worship, Bible study, service opportunities, and life-changing fun! Expect inspiration, support, and challenges to grow authentically as a world-changing disciple of Jesus Christ.

The YOUTH Event is the National Gathering for United Methodist Youth, it will be in 2019 and traces its’ roots all the way back to the first YOUTH event of 1988. YOUTH 2019 will provide youth and their leaders with chances to connect with each other, denominational leaders, and connectional agencies to help them discover the wide variety of ministries of the United Methodist Church.

(Registration Coming Soon)

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Vacation Bible School
Jul
15
to Jul 19

Vacation Bible School

To Mars and Beyond will help kids discover the wonders of God's universe. They'll become Voyagers on a journey through space, exploring where God's power can take them. Each day they'll lift off to distant planets on special missions to collect power sources. Along the way, they'll learn how God walked with heroes of the Bible, and that God is always with them, too. Add to the adventure with out-of-this-world fun, learning, and timeless Bible stories that inspire kids to give glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine!

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Sacred Enneagram Workshops
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Sacred Enneagram Workshops

  • Arapaho United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Who are you? When you've asked yourself this question what have you heard? More than any other tool the Enneagram will help you come to terms with what is behind this question. On October 18-19, join acclaimed author and Enneagram Master Teacher Christopher Heuertz at Arapaho United Methodist Church for a Friday night "Know Your Number" Session and/or a Saturday "Excavating Essence" Workshop.

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Growing Better and Bolder Workshop
May
19
12:15 PM12:15

Growing Better and Bolder Workshop

The Arapaho Senior Adults will host a workshop with popular author Missy Buchanan on May 19 from 12:15 - 2:00 pm. Come enjoy a lunch and hear Missy teach on “Growing Better and Bolder...Not Just Older" in the Fellowship Hall. A $10.00 per person donation is appreciated - No sign-up is required.


About Missy Buchanan:

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A popular author/writer and speaker on topics of aging and faith, Missy Buchanan has appeared on Good Morning Americawith co-anchor Robin Roberts and her mother, Lucimarian Roberts. The elder Mrs. Roberts personally found Buchanan’s books to be a great source of encouragement and comfort. To access the GMA video, click on the TV Appearances tab found on More from Missy on this website.

Missy’s books, Living with Purpose in a Worn-Out Body: Spiritual Encouragement for Older Adults, Talking with God in Old Age: Meditations and Psalms, Don’t Write My Obituary Just Yet: Inspiring Faith Stories for Older Adults, Aging Faithfully: 28 Days of Prayer and Joy Boosters: 120 Ways to Encourage Older Adults, are top sellers for Upper Room Books. In addition, Buchanan often contributes a column, “Aging Well,” for the United Methodist Reporter:  unitedmethodistreporter.com.  She also writes about aging for www.ministrymatters.org.

Missy has written for many other publications including Presbyterians Today, Mature Years, Mature Living, Circuit Rider, Christian Association Serving Adults Ministries, and the Dallas Morning News.

A native Texan and former creativity educator, Missy loves spending time with her family, including husband, Barry, three grown children/spouses, and the cutest-ever grandsons and granddaughter!

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Family Bike Night & Potluck Picnic
May
18
5:30 PM17:30

Family Bike Night & Potluck Picnic

Bring your kids, grandkids, neighbors and their bikes, scooters and other rolling machines for a night of family fun on the lawn at Arapaho United Methodist Church from 5:30 - 8:30 pm on Saturday, May 18. The evening includes a bike and scooter area in our parking lot, an open playground for kids (5 and under) lawn games and a picnic area (bring a blanket/chairs).  You don't have to ride a bike to attend, bring a blanket, a potluck dish or two for a picnic dinner and meet some new people. 

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Short-term Class: Scripture & Same Sex Marriage
May
5
to May 12

Short-term Class: Scripture & Same Sex Marriage

  • Arapaho UMC (Fellowship Hall) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Don’t miss this chance to spend two weeks looking at ways to use the Bible in making ethical decisions, the relevant passages in the Bible that seem to oppose same-sex marriage, and how Christians who want to remain faithful can still support same-sex marriage. Led by SMU’s Perkins School of Theology’s Dr. Chuck Aaron, this class will meet in the Fellowship Hall from 9:45 - 10:45 am on May 5 & 12.

 

About Chuck Aaron:

Chuck Aaron is Co-Director of the Intern Program at Perkins School of Theology. An ordained UM elder, he served 19 years as a pastor in the North Texas Annual Conference. He holds a Ph.D. in biblical studies, is an active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, and has published in biblical studies, preaching and Sunday School curriculum.

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ChiliPalooza! (Missions Fundraiser)
May
4
5:30 PM17:30

ChiliPalooza! (Missions Fundraiser)

How can you eat amazing chili, enjoy some great music, have a ton of fun and raise money for the missions of Arapaho UMC? Come to ChiliPalooza on Saturday, May 4 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm and add your vote to the chili cook-off, listen to The Full Circle Band and enjoy games, a bounce house a silent auction & party board events and more!

Chili Palooza Schedule:

5:30 pm – Silent Auction Bidding & Party Board Sign-ups Begin

Some Of The Events, Items & Parties Include:

  • Frensley’s Summer Home – bid starts at $500

  • The Company of Elvis – bid starts at $150

  • Santa Visits – bid(s) start at $50

  • UpSwing Jazz Band – bid starts at $150

  • AUMC Parking Space of your choice – bid starts at $100

  • Pamela and Linda paint a room for you – bid starts at $200

  • Twice-baked Pottery Making Event

  • Fourth of July Fireworks

  • Mixology Gathering

  • A Cowboys Chili Party

  • A Seekers Class Italian Dinner

  • Mary Robbins’ Stew Dinner

6:30 pm – Chili Cook-off Voting & Live Music Begins

Place your vote in the bucket next to your favorite chili! Some of the chili contestants include: Kristi Sunstrom, Flip Miller, Amy Bird, Carter Tinsley, Carlee Jolly, and Cliff Clark

You are not expected to pay for taste-testing, but if you don’t vote with your money or tickets, please place $5 in our donation basket

7:00 pm – Silent Auction & Chili Cook-off Ends

7:30 pm – Winners Announced & Auction Payments


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Easter Sunday Services
Apr
21
7:00 AM07:00

Easter Sunday Services

Easter Sunday

Come celebrate the risen Christ at Arapaho United Methodist Church on Easter Sunday at 7:00, 8:30 and 11:00 am. Our Easter worship services will include liturgy, prayer, hymns, and a message from one of our pastors. Our 7:00 am Sunrise Service is held in our gardens (weather permitting) and led by our youth. The 8:30 and 11:00 am services are held in our Sanctuary.

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Stations Of The Cross
Apr
19
4:00 PM16:00

Stations Of The Cross

Come-and-go on Good Friday between 4:00 and 8:00 pm to experience the “Stations of the Cross” through a multi-media exhibit. Curated by Patrick Lewis, this self-guided exhibit will allow you to experience each of the twelve stations by viewing original paintings and displayed images in a prayerful, meditative environment.

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Maundy Thursday Service
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Maundy Thursday Service

Invite a friend or neighbor to come and be a part of the Maundy Thursday service at Arapaho United Methodist Church at 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 18. This special service will include liturgy, prayer, hymns, communion, and a special dramatic performance of the Last Supper.

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Faith & Grief
Apr
18
12:00 PM12:00

Faith & Grief

  • First Presbyterian Church (in Heritage Hall) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
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Arapaho UMC has partnered with two other local congregations to provide a monthly Faith and Grief gathering in Richardson. You're invited to join AUMC members and facilitators Bob Nelson, Mary Jane Smith, Sharon Groves and Rev. Holly Reinhart-Marean for lunch on the third Thursday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Heritage Hall, 271 Walton Street, Richardson, TX. Over lunch, you'll hear scripture, a guest speaker's brief reflection, and join a table of 4 or 6 to talk about one of many topics related to grieving while sharing experiences and support. Contact Pastor Blair for more information. 

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Easter Egg Hunt
Apr
14
12:15 PM12:15

Easter Egg Hunt

Everyone loves an Easter EggHunt!  We have two hunts happening on April 14 on our campus:  2-year-old thru first grade at 12:15 pm and a flashlight hunt for our second thru fifth grade at 8:00 pm.  Both hunts are BYOB (bring your own basket)!

Find Golden Egg for a special prize!

Both hunts begin in the Fireplace Room

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Brews & Q's At Four Bullets Brewery
Apr
7
5:00 PM17:00

Brews & Q's At Four Bullets Brewery

You are invited to join Rev. Blair Thompson-White (Arapaho United Methodist Church) and Rabbi Elana Zelony (Congregation Beth Torah) at Four Bullets Brewery on April 7, at 5:00 pm as they host an interactive q&a based on the question “What do you do when the religious institution is no longer working for you?”

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A Service Potluck
Apr
7
12:30 PM12:30

A Service Potluck

Each year Simplicity Circle supports “Nickel From Nicole” (an organization who supports safe driving amongst teenagers) through its Potluck and Postcards event. Bring a salad, side or dessert on Sunday April 7 to the Arapaho UMC Fellowship hall from 12:30 - 2:30 pm to enjoy community, some good food and participate in a fun service project.

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Visitor's Class
Apr
7
9:45 AM09:45

Visitor's Class

  • Arapaho United Methodist Church (Room 28) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Breakfast With Blair

If you are a guest here or have been visiting for a while we are excited you are here. Our visitor's group "Breakfast With Blair," will be meeting on Sunday, April 7th. We encourage you to come share a light breakfast with Pastor Blair and learn more about the people, vision and ministries of our community.  Please make plans to join us at 9:45 am in the library (Room 28).

For more details or to let us know you are planning to attend email Pastor Blair.

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Short-term Class
Apr
7
9:45 AM09:45

Short-term Class

Faith They’ll Keep After High School

Our mission at Arapaho Youth is to help students build a Christian foundation, the beginning of a faith that lasts their entire lives.  How do families and churches build that kind of foundation?  Together we’ll look at the practices that produce a ‘sticky faith’ and talk about how to apply them at church and in our homes. 

Led by David Finley

Dates & Times
March 24: 9:45 - 10:45 am
April 7: 9:45 - 10-45 am

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Circle Of Trust
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Circle Of Trust

If you feel like you are floating with only a vague sense of an anchor, if you are unsure of where you are on your spiritual journey, if you are reassessing your faith or if you are questioning your own theology join the Circle of Trust for For three Wednesdays in April. These special Circle of Trust meetings will focus on religion and faith. No answers will be provided, but sharing our questions in a non-judgmental, safe environment, might promote personal growth. Don’t miss this chance to be a part of this valuable conversation on April 3, 10 & 17 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm in Room 2 at Arapaho United Methodist Church.

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Adult Mission Trip
Apr
1
12:00 PM12:00

Adult Mission Trip

You can help rebuild our neighbors who are still recovering from the hurricanes. Arapaho UMC is joining other local churches to go to Victoria, Texas for hurricane relief work May 23-27. Adults 18 and older are welcome and the cost is $90 per person (includes food and lodging).

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Fifth Sunday Speaker Series
Mar
31
9:45 AM09:45

Fifth Sunday Speaker Series

Arapaho United Methodist Church’s Speaker Series invites you to hear Rev. Joe Stabile as he teaches on “Classical Disciplines for Today” on March 31 at 9:45 am in the Sanctuary. Come and hear how seven classical spiritual disciplines are practiced by all three Abrahamic religions and how these practices can have influence in our world.

About Rev. Joe Stabile:

The Reverend Joseph Stabile is a United Methodist Church pastor as well as Co-Founder and Animator of Life in the Trinity Ministry, in Dallas, Texas. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at SMU Perkins School of Theology in their program of certification for Spiritual Directors. Reverend Stabile has served in vocational ministry for more than forty years, with combined experience in spiritual direction, retreat leadership, pastoral care and leadership, and pastoral mentoring. During his years in the Vincentian priesthood, he was a local Superior and a Provincial Consultor for the Governing Board of the Province. He has served on the North Texas Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, on the Committee for Local Pastors. Reverend Stabile received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Mary of the Barrens Seminary in Perryville, Missouri. He received the Master of Divinity from DeAndreis Institute of Theology in Chicago, and the Master of Languages and Linguistics in Spanish from Universidad Ibero-Americana in Mexico City, Mexico.

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Women's Spring Retreat
Mar
30
to Mar 31

Women's Spring Retreat

  • Prothro Retreat Center at Lake Texoma (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On March 30-31, all women are invited to be a part of the UMW Women's Retreat at Prothro Center at Lake Texoma. The spring retreat is always a time of relaxation and growing in relationship with God and the women of Arapaho UMC.

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Listening & Learning Session
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

Listening & Learning Session

Come to one of our “Listening and Learning Sessions” to hear more about the General Conference and to share your thoughts and ideas for what our collective response might be. These sessions will last one hour and take place in Room 4. Join me and Rev. Lisa Greenwood on Sunday, March 10 after worship, Sunday, March 17 after worship, or Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  

Join me in praying for our denomination. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have lost our way and loved doctrine more than people. May God forgive us and lead us into being the church God wants us to be.

We at Arapaho will continue to say to all persons: God loves you, accepts you and embraces you, and so do we. I hope you will share this message with all, especially our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters.

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Listening & Learning Session
Mar
17
12:30 PM12:30

Listening & Learning Session

Come to one of our “Listening and Learning Sessions” to hear more about the General Conference and to share your thoughts and ideas for what our collective response might be. These sessions will last one hour and take place in Room 4. Join Pastor Blair and Rev. Lisa Greenwood on Sunday, March 10 after worship, Sunday, March 17 after worship, or Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  

Join us in praying for our denomination. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have lost our way and loved doctrine more than people. May God forgive us and lead us into being the church God wants us to be.

We at Arapaho will continue to say to all persons: God loves you, accepts you and embraces you, and so do we. I hope you will share this message with all, especially our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters.

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Learning About and Praying With Icons
Mar
14
to Apr 11

Learning About and Praying With Icons

Icons are powerful tools for prayer and spiritual reflection. We will study the history of icons, how they were made, and the impact they have had on the faith development of people throughout the centuries. We will analyze some interesting icons together! Join us as we learn to pray with icons and experience their value in this small group.

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"Seven" Book Club
Mar
13
to Apr 17

"Seven" Book Club

7 is the true story of how Jen Hatmaker took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence. Food. Clothes. Spending. Media. Possessions. Waste. Stress. Come read along and discover a call toward Christ-like simplicity and generosity that transcends social experiment to become a radically better existence.

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The Jewels Of Yoga
Mar
12
to Apr 16

The Jewels Of Yoga

Each week in this class we will examine one of the Yamas or Niyamas of yoga and scripture that relates to it. Come dressed for yoga! We will meet before yoga, and discuss the “jewel” of the week, pray and meditate together!   Then those who have time, can head in to yoga to practice working through the meditation on the mat!

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Enneagram Practices For Growth
Mar
11
to Apr 15

Enneagram Practices For Growth

  • Arapaho UMC (Rooms 5 & 34) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Intended for people who have already completed the Enneagram Journey course and desire to deepen their journey toward wholeness and essence by working on the issues associated with their own Enneagram numbers.  This group will involve making a commitment to a daily practice during Lent, and then meeting weekly to share insights. The practices are number-specific and will be different each week.

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40 Acts Generosity Challenge
Mar
11
to Apr 15

40 Acts Generosity Challenge

Lent marks a pivotal point in the history of the church, when Jesus prepared to give himself for others. Tradition has it that we mark the 40 days of Lent by giving something up, but what if it could be more than that? What if Lent were to become a preparation for a lifetime of big-heartedness? This study focuses on seven key aspects of the early church in the Book of Acts (Brave, United, Gifted, Planted, Responsive, Connected, Forgiven) that will lead us deeper in our devotion.

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Listening & Learning Session
Mar
10
12:30 PM12:30

Listening & Learning Session

Come to one of our “Listening and Learning Sessions” to hear more about the General Conference and to share your thoughts and ideas for what our collective response might be. These sessions will last one hour and take place in Room 4. Join me and Rev. Lisa Greenwood on Sunday, March 10 after worship, Sunday, March 17 after worship, or Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm.  

Join me in praying for our denomination. We have failed to be an obedient church. We have lost our way and loved doctrine more than people. May God forgive us and lead us into being the church God wants us to be.

We at Arapaho will continue to say to all persons: God loves you, accepts you and embraces you, and so do we. I hope you will share this message with all, especially our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters.

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Holocaust Cantata
Mar
8
7:30 PM19:30

Holocaust Cantata

On March 8 at 7:30 pm the UT Dallas Choirs, The Garland High School Choirs and the Arapaho United Methodist Church Chancel Choir will present “Songs From The Holocaust.” Based on research of original music sung by incarcerated inmates in Holocaust concentration camps, this cantata is an emotional, musical journey through one of the bleakest episodes in human history.

Admission Is Free.

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