Get Centered
Sep
5
to Sep 26

Get Centered

Are your days, weeks and life in general just too hectic? Come spend some time with a few friends and "Get Centered." On Thursdays in September come spend an hour from 7:00 - 8:00 pm to get quiet, practice some mindfulness and create some spiritual space in your life. No RSVP necessary, just show up. Childcare is available with registration - visit www.arapahoumc.org/childcare.

This event takes place on each Thursday in September (5, 12, 19, & 26). It will be held in the Fellowship Hall except for on the 12th when it will be in Room 5.

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Faith & Grief Meeting
Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

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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Socrates' Circle
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Socrates' Circle

Socrates’ Circle

Are you looking for a group of people willing to talk and more importantly listen to each other? Come join a group of people for an insightful night. Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing.

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Cost Of Poverty Experience
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

Cost Of Poverty Experience

The Cost of Poverty Experience is training that offers participants a glimpse into the lives of low-income individuals and families living in our community. It is a look into the obstacles that are faced, the decisions that are made, and the consequences that impact these families every day.

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MOPS
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

MOPS

Here at MOPS Arapaho UMC we gather and support moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together, face to face. That’s why we rally women to come together in their own neighborhoods and help each other through this thing called motherhood, one gathering at a time.

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Seasons Of Faith
Sep
29
9:45 AM09:45

Seasons Of Faith

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

In Parker Palmer’s book, “Let Your Life Speak,” he teaches us to see the our faith in different stages or seasons. Embracing this idea allows us to understand ourselves and God differently over time and over the course of our life. On Sunday, September 29 at 9:45 am in the Fellowship Hall at Arapaho United Methodist Church, a multi-generational panel will discuss questions like “What are the most formative moments of your spiritual life,” and “Has your faith changed?”

Come and be a part of this compelling conversation.

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Pumpkin Patch
Sep
29
to Oct 26

Pumpkin Patch

The Pumpkin Patch at Arapaho UMC is an annual fundraiser that supports the Native American pumpkin growers and the ministries of Arapaho. The pumpkin patch is a great volunteer opportunity for individuals and families.

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Parenting Workshop: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
Oct
13
12:30 PM12:30

Parenting Workshop: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do

Do today’s children lack the flexibility and mental strength they need to cope with life’s challenges in an increasingly complicated and scary world? With safe spaces and trigger warnings designed to "protect" kids, many adults worry that children don’t have the resilience to reach their greatest potential.

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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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The Enneagram Journey
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

The Enneagram Journey

Discovering your Enneagram type can provide deeper clarity into your motivations and ways of seeing the world, as well as beginning to understand how differently others may see that same world. Participants will learn about nine different personality types and spend time reflecting on their own motivations and ways of being in order to identify and understand their particular type.

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Concert: Full Circle Band
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Concert: Full Circle Band

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

Come enjoy an evening out, some great free desserts and coffee as well as the music of The Full Circle Band. The coffee house will be from 7:00-9:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall at Arapaho United Methodist Church. The Full Circle band will perform a blend of gospel, folk and americana songs in a fun setting.

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Workshop: Practicing The Presence Of God
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Practicing The Presence Of God

Does your spiritual life sometimes feel dry? Do you wonder where God is? Are you looking for a new experience with God? For centuries Christians have been practicing their faith through centering prayer, Lectio Divina and other spiritual practices. On November 16 from 9:00 am to Noon don't miss your chance to gather with friends to learn and share in these same practices.

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Ally Training
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Ally Training

As part of our General Conference response, you are invited to Ally Training, sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of North Texas (GALA). This is a free 2-hr Ally Training led by fellow UMC member Stephanie Dement that includes a privilege walk, glossary of LGBTQ+ persons, scenarios, resources, and more.

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Feeding Children Everywhere
Sep
8
12:00 PM12:00

Feeding Children Everywhere

Our church donated $2,000 to help support this citywide effort to help make 100,000 meals for our community. Sign up here to join hundreds of people in packing meals on Sunday afternoon, September 8. Shifts are 45 minutes long. Pastor Blair will be serving from 1:15-2 :00 pm but you can sign up for any shift that day! This is great event for all ages, sign up today because slots fill fast!

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Blood Drive
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

Blood Drive

You can make a huge impact on your community by making a simple donation of blood. On Sunday, August 25 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm you can make a donation to Carter BloodCare on their bus in the Arapaho United Methodist Church parking lot.

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Ally Training
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Ally Training

As part of our General Conference response, you are invited to Ally Training, sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance of North Texas (GALA). This is a free 2-hr Ally Training led by fellow UMC member Stephanie Dement that includes a privilege walk, glossary of LGBTQ+ persons, scenarios, resources, and more.

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Theology Table Talk (on Facebook Live)
Jul
31
12:00 PM12:00

Theology Table Talk (on Facebook Live)

Don’t miss a chance to make your week a little more spiritual by spending a part of your lunch with Pastor Blair during July. For 4-weeks on Wednesdays, from noon - 12:30 pm, login to the Arapaho UMC Facebook Live Group to interact with our final conversation: Deepening your faith through service (July 31).

Login To The AUMC Facebook Live Group

1: Sign In To Facebook (You must have a Facebook Page to participate)
2: Go to the AUMC Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/arapahoumc)
3: Click the blue “Visit Group” button near the top of the page
4: Request to join (if you haven’t already)

Click here to go to the group now

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Theology Table Talk (on Facebook Live)
Jul
24
12:00 PM12:00

Theology Table Talk (on Facebook Live)

Don’t miss a chance to make your week a little more spiritual by spending a part of your lunch with Pastor Blair during July. For 4-weeks on Wednesdays, from noon - 12:30 pm, login to the Arapaho UMC Facebook Live Group to interact with conversations around developing theology (July 24) and deepening your faith through service (July 31).

Login To The AUMC Facebook Live Group

1: Sign In To Facebook (You must have a Facebook Page to participate)
2: Go to the AUMC Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/arapahoumc)
3: Click the blue “Visit Group” button near the top of the page
4: Request to join (if you haven’t already)

Click here to go to the group now

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Lunch and Table Talk
Jul
21
12:15 PM12:15

Lunch and Table Talk

Join Pastor Blair and members of the AUMC General Conference Response team as we join together to lunch and learn more about our church’s General Conference response and upcoming church vote. We will be together in our Fellowship Hall for a time of information sharing and round-table discussion.

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Theology Table Talk (on Facebook Live)
Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

Theology Table Talk (on Facebook Live)

Don’t miss a chance to make your week a little more spiritual by spending a part of your lunch with Pastor Blair during July. For 4-weeks on Wednesdays, from noon - 12:30 pm, login to the Arapaho UMC Facebook Live Group to interact with conversations around discerning the Holy Spirit (July 17), developing theology (July 24) and deepening your faith through service (July 31).

Login To The AUMC Facebook Live Group

1: Sign In To Facebook (You must have a Facebook Page to participate)
2: Go to the AUMC Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/arapahoumc)
3: Click the blue “Visit Group” button near the top of the page
4: Request to join (if you haven’t already)

Click here to go to the group now

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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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Visitor's Class
Jul
14
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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Theology Table Talk (on Facebook Live)
Jul
10
12:00 PM12:00

Theology Table Talk (on Facebook Live)

Don’t miss a chance to make your week a little more spiritual by spending a part of your lunch with Pastor Blair during July. For 4-weeks on Wednesdays, from noon - 12:30 pm, login to the Arapaho UMC Facebook Live Group to interact with conversations around discovering purpose (July 10), discerning the Holy Spirit (July 17), developing theology (July 24) and deepening your faith through service (July 31).

Login To The AUMC Facebook Live Group

1: Sign In To Facebook (You must have a Facebook Page to participate)
2: Go to the AUMC Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/arapahoumc)
3: Click the blue “Visit Group” button near the top of the page
4: Request to join (if you haven’t already)

Click here to go to the group now

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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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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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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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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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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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