Mission Of The Month
Nov
1
to Nov 30

Mission Of The Month

Wesley Rankin

The Mission of the month for November is Wesley Rankin community center. They believe in education and developing caring relationships.  As a faith-based 501C3, they know community transformation takes place when we are able to open our hearts to the fact that we all have something to teach and learn.

At this Center of Community, they welcome diversity, sharing and the common work for equity. Through caring relationships,  Wesley-Rankin Community Center partners with our West Dallas neighbors providing education and resources to drive community transformation. 

We at AUMC have given to this center for many years because they have been helping to transform West Dallas over the years. They offer many after school programs for children, youth, adults and seniors. With your donation this month, we help continue transforming our world through their efforts. Please mark your donation with MOM, put it in the celebration basket, give it to the ushers during the service, or donate on-line during the month of November.

 To learn more or volunteer visit http://www.wesleyrankin.org/

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Short-term Class
Nov
4
to Nov 18

Short-term Class

In November, our sermon series is about Methodism and we are thrilled that we have Dr. Mark Stamm, professor at Perkins School of Theology, offer a three-week Sunday School study class on Methodism.

Many of our members do not come from the Methodist tradition and are interested in learning more. Whether you are new to being Methodist or were born into it, come join SMU Perkins School of Theology Professor Dr. Mark Stamm as we explore ‘being Methodist’ together.

Join us in Room 3 from 9:45 - 10:45 am on November 4, 11 & 18th.

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Faith & Grief Meeting
Nov
15
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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Dusk2Dawn
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Dusk2Dawn

Dusk 2 Dawn, our annual overnight adventure, begins at Arapaho UMC on November 16th at 8:30 pm and goes all night! To sign up, register below.

NOTES:
- Registration is $50 per person
- You must fill out the release form(s) unless you filled out a medical release for mission trip 2018 or afterwards.   (download here)
- If you are going to the football game, you can join the Dusk 2 Dawn group after the game. Please call David Finley at (214)952-9649 to let me know to expect them.

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JFON Citizenship Day
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

JFON Citizenship Day

Arapaho United Methodist Church has partnered with Justice For Our Neighbors DFW (JFON) to create a “Citizenship Day” on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Individuals or families seeking citizenship may attend and fill out all of the paperwork required to file for United States citizenship in a single day.

For participants seeking citizenship, click here for a list of what to bring.

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Christmas Giving
Nov
25
to Dec 16

Christmas Giving

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Each year our congregation supports the families of Dobie Primary School by giving through our Dobie Angel Tree. The students and families are represented by ornaments on our Angel Tree which will be up in the church lobby beginning November 25th. Simply select an ornament, purchase and wrap the items and return by December 16th. 

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Hanging Of The Greens
Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

Hanging Of The Greens

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Begin the Advent Season with us on Sunday, November 25th, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at a great event for all ages. Come enjoy some delicious food as we eat together and prepare for the coming season.  Our All-church Potluck begins at 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  

We will divide from there as our kids and their parents will go to the Advent Workshop where they will play games and create some Christmas decor.  The remaining adults will be doing some "Hanging of the Greens" and decorating the sanctuary.  

So wear an ugly Christmas sweater, bring your favorite entrée or side dish.  Just bring enough to share and kick this season off right. 

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A More Spiritual Season
Dec
2
9:45 AM09:45

A More Spiritual Season

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Join us on December 2nd at 9:45 am in our sanctuary as Dr. Ruben Habito leads us in spiritual exercises for Advent and Christmas. Dr. Habito is a Professor of World Religions and Spirituality as well as the Director of Spiritual Formation at SMU’s Perkins School of Theology. This one-hour class will provide you with practical prayer and meditative practices for the season.

Dr. Habito’s books include…

:: Zen and the Spiritual Exercises: Paths of Awakening and Transformation. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2013.

:: The Gospel Among Religions: ChristianMinistry, Theology and Spirituality in a Multireligious World. Co-edited with David R. Brockman. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2010.

:: Healing Breath: Zen for Buddhists and Christians in a Wounded World. 3rd ed., rev. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2006

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Pancakes & Crafts
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Pancakes & Crafts

The Day School invites your kids and grandkids to come enjoy breakfast and crafts with Santa on December 8th from 9:00 - 11:00 am in the Fellowship Hall at Arapaho United Methodist Church. Bring an unwrapped toy to benefit Dobie Primary School and bring your own camera for pictures with Santa.

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Choir Christmas Cantata
Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Choir Christmas Cantata

Join the Arapaho United Methodist Church choir as we celebrate Christmas with the singing of hymns and carols on December 9th. The choir will perform "The Many Moods of Christmas" - a collection of traditional Christmas songs arranged by Robert Shaw and divided into 4 suites, accompanied by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Texas and powerful testimonies at this 11:00 am worship service. 

You are invited to join us in Room #4 immediately following the service for our Sermon Series talkback session.

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Advent In Action Talk Back
Dec
9
12:15 PM12:15

Advent In Action Talk Back

After worship on Dec. 9th, join Pastor Blair and Pastor David to talk about "Advent in Action." All are welcome to stay after worship from 12:15 to 12:45 for cookies and Q&A in Room 4. Visitors: this is a great opportunity to get to know our pastors and meet other members of our congregation. No need to RSVP, just show up for an engaging conversation. 

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Ugly Sweater Fundraiser
Dec
15
1:00 PM13:00

Ugly Sweater Fundraiser

Wear your "ugliest" or "most highly decorated" sweater and come enjoy a relaxing, carefree afternoon with holiday treats and drinks provided. We will decorate cookies for Dobie Teachers and local fire stations. 

We will vote and receive awards for the sweaters!

This event is a missions’ fundraiser. Cost is $20.00

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Children's Christmas Pageant
Dec
16
9:45 AM09:45

Children's Christmas Pageant

Each December the children’s choir at Arapaho United Methodist Church performs a wonderful Christmas pageant entitled “Back To Basics” in the Sunday School hour. On December 16th at 9:45 am in the sanctuary, our kids will perform an original program with live music, costumes and more.

Come and be blessed this holiday season as our kids point us to the real meaning of Christmas.

Written and Directed by Pam Wood

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Recycling Drive
Jan
13
to Jan 27

Recycling Drive

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Do you have old, defective, obsolete or spare electronics at your home or business you need to get rid of?  January is your opportunity to do so in a way that is environmentally friendly, provides a little income for church ministries, and serves as a potential tax deduction for donors. Collection boxes will be set up near the church office starting on January 13.  

Items may be placed in these boxes any time the church is open through January 27.  Please stop by the church office during weekday office hours if you would like a tax receipt.


What can you donate?

Computers 
Desktops, laptops, servers, LCD monitors, keyboards, mice, speakers, and all other computer components.

Cameras 
Camcorders and all non-disposable film and digital cameras.

Office Equipment 
Fax machines, typewriters, inkjet cartridges, printers, scanners, routers, shredders, and copiers.

Entertainment Electronics 
Car and home audio equipment, satellite and cable boxes, VCRs, DVD players and recorders, headphones, and multimedia projectors.

Multimedia 
DVD and VHS movies, audiobooks, and music CDs. All multimedia items must include original covers.

Portable Electronics 
Cell phones, GPS devices, calculators, portable CD and DVD players, PDAs, and MP3 Players.

Video Games 
Video games, systems, and accessories.

Sporting Goods 
Golf clubs and bags, athletic helmets and pads, baseball bats and gloves, basketball shoes, cleats, hockey sticks, ice skates, and roller blades.

Musical Instruments 
Guitars, percussion, strings, woodwinds, brass, and electric keyboards.

Home and Garden 
Air purifiers, baby monitors, vacuum cleaners, power tools, electric razors, sewing machines, and medical equipment.


Items may be in any condition – damaged, non-working, or fully operational.


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The Hunger Game
Jan
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Hunger Game

Compete for resources. Overcome the odds. Create a meal. Join #ArapahoYouth on January 13th at 6:30 pm in the youth room for a unique experience where teams will work together as they compete for food items and resources to build a meal. 

Parents and their Youth in grades 7-12 are welcome.

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Youth 2019
Jul
10
to Jul 14

Youth 2019

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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.

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Dinner & Documentary
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner & Documentary

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The Arapaho United Methodist Church Dinner & Documentary Series in partnership with UTD’s Galerstein Gender Center present National Geographic’s “Gender Revolution": A Journey With Katie Couric.”

Katie Couric explores our evolving understanding of gender identity, speaking with transgender and intersex individuals about their experiences. We will watch the documentary together and listen to a response panel following.

Dinner will be provided, please bring a cash donation to help us offset the cost.

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Need Childcare? (Register here)

Watch The Trailer:

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Visitor's Class
Nov
11
9:45 AM09:45

Visitor's Class

If you are a brand new 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, Nov. 11th.  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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All Church Potluck
Nov
4
12:30 PM12:30

All Church Potluck

Potluck Lunch and Presentation after worship on November 4

Bring a dish to share (drop off in the kitchen or fellowship hall before the service) and join us in the Fellowship Hall for a presentation looking back at all the wonderful things God has done this year and looking forward to all that is to come and how you can become involved.

Childcare will be provided.

Note: The Cowboys play on Monday Night Football on Nov. 5

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Dobie Tutor Training Meeting
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

Dobie Tutor Training Meeting

The Kindergarten students at Dobie Primary often need additional support with their english, reading and math. Each year we partner reading tutors with kindergarten students at Dobie Primary School to provide this support. The tutoring takes place during school hours on weekdays. If you would like to help, come to a tutor training meeting on October 29th. To register sign up below or sign up at the Connection Center.

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Holy Land Trip Meeting
Oct
28
9:45 AM09:45

Holy Land Trip Meeting

Invitation to Travel to the Holy Land with Pastor Blair

On Sunday, October 28th at 9:45 am in the library, Pastor Blair will share a Sunday School lesson on "Spiritual Travel" that will conclude with an information session about an opportunity to travel with Pastor Blair, Rev. Cathy Sweeney and members of Christ UMC Plano, in January 2020. If you can't attend the class and info session but are interested in learning more about the trip, contact Pastor Blair at blair@arapahoumc.org.

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Serving The Homeless
Oct
28
5:00 AM05:00

Serving The Homeless

Throughout the year Arapaho's United Methodist Men organize early morning visits to the Austin Street Shelter to feed breakfast to the residents. Austin Street is a unique shelter, for the amount of space, more people receive regular care than at most similar facilities in the country. Each night they provide sleeping spaces for between 300-400 men, women and children. In addition to a sleeping space they provide showers and clean clothing. Volunteer's are needed to prepare food as well as travel to the shelter to serve the breakfast. 

You may assist the team in several ways: by preparing food, serving food or doing both. If you would like to serve as a part of our team click the button below.




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Neighborhood Walk + Souls to the Polls
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Neighborhood Walk + Souls to the Polls

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Neighborhood walk on October 27th and 'Souls to the Polls' on October 28th

Our Faith In Texas partnership is encouraging all congregations to go to the polls on Sunday, October 28th to vote early. Our Dallas County location is at the Fretz Park Library and opens at 1:00 pm on the 28th. We will carpool at 12:45 pm from the church, vote, and meet up for lunch at Torchy's Tacos at Beltline and Preston after. Remember to bring your ID.

You can also join Faith in Texas in a Neighborhood Listening walk to gather information about affordable housing from our neighbors, starting at our church on Saturday, Oct. 27th, 9:00 am - 1:30 pm. For more information, contact Melissa.

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Donate Some Treats
Oct
24
8:00 AM08:00

Donate Some Treats

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The Dobie team invites you to support the teachers and staff of Dobie Primary by providing baked goods and other treats on October 24th. Just select an item, mark it with a “dobie” label and drop it by the church on October 21-23.

For more details, email Cliff Clark. Let us know what you are bringing below…

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Monthly Visitor's Meeting
Oct
21
9:45 AM09:45

Monthly Visitor's Meeting

If you are a brand new 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, October 21st.  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 fill out the form below to email us.

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Faith & Grief
Oct
18
12:00 PM12:00

Faith & Grief

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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. 

Remaining Meetings for 2018:

October 18

November 15

No December Meeting

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Short Term Sunday School Class
Oct
7
to Oct 28

Short Term Sunday School Class

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Each Sunday in October this class will foster a discussion relating religious themes in art and the use of religious arts for worship, particularly the study of Christian values as related to art in history and contemporary society. Visit Room 3 in our adult wing for Visual Faith: The Arts in Worship.

Schedule:

October 7, 14, 21, & 28

Time: 9:45 - 10:45 am

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Mission Of The Month
Oct
1
to Oct 31

Mission Of The Month

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In 2016, two separate organizations, Hope’s Door and New Beginning Center, merged together to form one agency. Services are provided to their clients at no charge. Hope’s Door provides hope and healing to victims of domestic violence and their children. In 2017, their crisis advocates answered 5,854 calls to their emergency hotline and they had 470 adults and children in residence at their emergency shelters over the year. Once those individuals were ready to move to their own place they assisted 150 families through their transitional housing program. 

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Fifth Sunday Speaker Series
Sep
30
9:45 AM09:45

Fifth Sunday Speaker Series

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Danielle Shroyer is an author, speaker, blogger and ordained pastor. Danielle served as the pastor of one of the nation’s first independent emerging communities of faith. 

 

Danielle will be speaking to us about her latest book   "Original Blessing: Putting Sin in its Rightful Place" at 9:45 am in the sanctuary on September 30th. 

 

About Danielle Shroyer

Danielle Shroyer is an author, speaker, blogger and ordained pastor. A founding member in the emerging church movement, Danielle served as the pastor of one of the nation’s first independent emerging communities of faith. She traveled the country often to speak about new forms of faith and offer help to struggling and transitioning congregations. Danielleparticipated in a number of leadership positions in Emergent Village before serving as national co-director for two years.

Danielle is the author of Original Blessing: Putting Sin in its Rightful Place (Fotress Press, 2016), Where Jesus Prayed: Illuminations on the Lord’s Prayer in the Holy Land (Paraclete Press, 2016), and The Boundary-Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise (Jossey-Bass, 2009). She is a contributor to the Common English Bible Women’s Edition (2016), and Faith of Our Mothers, Living Still (2017), an overview of the history of women at Princeton Theological Seminary. She has been featured in magazines such as The Christian Century and Immerse youth ministry journal and a number of podcasts and radio shows, including Minnesota Public Radio.

Danielle lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, Texas. When she’s not writing or speaking, you can often find her at the yoga studio or reading a book. She holds a BA from Baylor University and an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary.

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Fundraiser Party
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Fundraiser Party

The auction party board invites you to sign up for our next party on the calendar: College Gameday Tailgating Party at The Cummings’ home! On Saturday, September 29th from 4:00-8:00 pm come enjoy tailgating games, multiple games on TV’s and tailgating food!

Who is invited to attend? up to 25 adults (no kids please).

Cost: $25 per person

Proceeds benefit the ministries of our church

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Pumpkin Patch
Sep
29
to Oct 29

Pumpkin Patch

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The annual Arapaho United Methodist Church pumpkin patch at the corner of Arapaho and Coit Rd. in Richardson opens on September 29th. The proceeds from each pumpkin go to support Navajo Farms in New Mexico and additional ministries of our church community.

The patch is open daily beginning September 29th, around noon.

Monday-Friday & Sundays: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturdays: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Faith And Justice
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Faith And Justice

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This class brings together leaders in the church who are working on social justice issues in our community to share about how their faith informs their pursuit of justice. Beginning with an overview of the United Methodist Church's position on justice and the role of Church and Society,  Special guest speakers include: Joe Swanson (Faith in Texas--community organizing), Rev. Jonathan Grace, (CitySquare--poverty and homeless), Brittany Burrows (Synergy Wesley--gender equality), and Rev. Isabel DoCampo (SMU--workers rights). Join us as we thoughtfully explore key issues today and discern the ways we can make a difference as a community of faith.

Faith and Justice: A Speaker and Discussion Series, facilitated by Brandi Manes, will meet on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm for five weeks beginning Sept. 20th.

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The Revolution Of Intellect
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

The Revolution Of Intellect

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Thought revolutions are in many ways the most far-reaching. They affect our entire sense of legitimate authority, of the possible and impossible, of right and wrong, and of the potentials of human life.  The European enlightenment in many ways is the birthplace of modern thought of western society. This video and discussion class will examine the conceptual and cultural revolution of the Enlightenment, the birth of modern thought in the dilemmas, debates, and extraordinary works of the 17th- and 18th-century mind and how this affects who we are today.

The Revolution Of Intellect, facilitated by Jim Mitchell, will meet on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm for six weeks beginning Sept. 20th.

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Love & Marriage
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Love & Marriage

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In this 5-week course, Pastor Blair Thompson-White will offer a book summary and guiding exercises through three highly acclaimed books about love and marriage: ZimZum of Love by Rob Bell (Sept 20), Boundaries in Marriage by Henry Cloud (Sept. 27, Oct. 4), and The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman (Oct. 11 and 18th). You can read these books if you want to...but the first 25 minutes of the class, Pastor Blair will summarize the book for you! The last 35 minutes of the class will be discussion and couple exercises.  This class is open to all couples (dating, engaged, partnered, newly married, long-time married). Class limit is 12 couples.

Love and Marriage, led by Pastor Blair Thompson-White, will meet on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm for five weeks beginning Sept. 20th.

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Circle Of Trust
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Circle Of Trust

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Consider this, from Parker Palmer: “So what do we do in a circle of trust? We speak our own truth; we listen deceptively to the truth of others; we ask each other honest, open questions instead of giving counsel; and we offer each other the healing and empowering gifts of silence and laughter.” If you are interested in a stronger sense of purpose and integrity, an expanded capacity to be present for others, or more courage to live authentically, Circle of Trust might be just what you’re looking for. A circle of trust group meeting is based on the idea that if people get together in an environment marked by trust, honesty and caring, positive spiritual growth will result. The purpose of this group is to experience each other in an authentic, nurturing environment.

Circle of Trust, led by Bob Nelson, will meet on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm for nine weeks beginning Sept. 20th.

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Soup & Scripture
Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

Soup & Scripture

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Join us for a light lunch, scripture, conversation and community from 11:00 am - Noon in the Youth Room.  

Soup and Scripture, led by Diane Bricker, will meet on Thursday mornings at 11:00 am for five weeks beginning Sept. 20th.


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North Texas Giving Day
Sep
20
6:00 AM06:00

North Texas Giving Day

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North Texas Giving Day is the Communities Foundation of Texas' annual 18-hour online giving extravaganza for North Texas nonprofits that is powered by creative nonprofits, social media activism, area wide collaboration, and of course you!

Give today to Justice For Our Neighbors and the Synergy Wesley Foundation and your donations will be matched by private donors!

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The Enneagram Journey
Sep
17
6:30 PM18:30

The Enneagram Journey

Why do you do the things you do? Feel your feelings so strongly? The Enneagram can help you understand both yourself and those around you in a new light.

The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation. Stemming from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol), the nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world. Each Enneagram type has a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview.

Discovering your Enneagram type can provide deeper clarity into your motivations and ways of seeing the world, and, at the same time, give you an understanding of 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. In this class we’ll view DVDs featuring Enneagram Master Suzanne Stabile, and explore the material through exercises and discussions.

The Enneagram Journey, facilitated by Ellen Allen, will meet on Monday nights at 6:30 - 8:30 pm for eleven weeks beginning September 17th. The cost is $40 and class members receive a workbook.


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The Spiritual Child Workshop
Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

The Spiritual Child Workshop

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As a parent or grandparent, you have a great influence on a child's spiritual development. We want to help equip you with what you need to walk with them in their faith journey. On Sunday, September 16th, from noon to 1:30 p.m. Pastor Blair Thompson-White will offer a 25-minute book summary of The Spiritual Child followed by a time of facilitated discussion and sharing of ideas.

The workshop includes a light meal and can include a take-home copy of the book "The Spiritual Child" by Lisa Miller Ph. D. with ticket purchase.

Childcare up to age 6 is available with registration. (click here)

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Feeding Children Everywhere
Sep
9
12:00 PM12:00

Feeding Children Everywhere

This year we are partnering with the Richardson Interfaith Alliance, The City of Richardson and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce as well as other local organizations to participate in "Feeding Children Everywhere." This is a large-scale food packing event that occurs on September 9th from 12:00-5:00 pm. Here's the catch, if you want to participate you need to register immediately. We are trying to fill the slot from 1:15-2:30 with 10 registrants from our church but you can register at any time on that Sunday. Put a group together from your circle, committee, your Sunday School class or just a few friends and let's go help put 100,000 meals together to impact Richardson!

Register Here

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New Worship Series
Sep
9
to Sep 30

New Worship Series

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Join the family at Arapaho United Methodist Church in September as we spend four weeks listening to "The Bible On Broadway" featuring the special themed sermons and music from Les Mis, Rent, The Lion King, and The Sound Of Music. At each of the 11:00 am worship services (Sept. 9, 16, 23, & 30) our sermon and special music will be paired with a musical.

 

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Neighborhood Listening Walk
Sep
8
9:00 AM09:00

Neighborhood Listening Walk

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Faith in Texas Invites You To Neighborhood Listening Walk

Join our Arapaho UMC Faith in Texas team and members from other area faith communities on Saturday, September 8 from 9 a.m. to noon as we walk the neighborhood to hear from our neighbors about their opinions and needs regarding affordable housing. Meet at our church at 9 a.m. Our members who have done this previously can't recommend it highly enough as a powerful experience of living more into what it means to love our neighbors. 

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Reading With Our Community
Sep
1
to Sep 20

Reading With Our Community

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During September we are encouraging you to read the same book as your neighbors, family and friends give a community one thing in common to discuss. Richardson Reads One Book is our annual attempt to engage a cross-section of the Richardson and RISD community in reading, discussions, and group activities based on a shared literary experience.

Read It!
Check the book out from the library or pick up a copy from a local bookstore.

Hear It!
Attend a lecture or listen to the book on tape or CD – ask the Library for details. (972-744-4350)

Discuss It!
Attend a book discussion group or public lecture. Check the Richardson Calendar of Events on this website, as well as the list of possible discussion questions.

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September Mission Of The Month
Sep
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to Sep 30

September Mission Of The Month

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When a refugee family moves to America life in many ways is better but it also presents new challenges. Our mission of the month is the Fajer Family - our adopted refugee family of 5 - who are adjusting to life well but have some immediate monetary needs including their travel debts, a desire to take English classes, a new pair of glasses for Mohammed and back-to-school clothes and supplies. 

If you would like to support the Fajer Family with their needs this month as part of our Mission Of The Month giving, just give below or include a check in our offering plate during worship with the memo line marked “MOM.”

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