White Rock UMC

White Rock UMC


Thanks to all staff. Betty and I enjoyed this morning's service, as we have the previous two. I even tapped rhythm to the closing hymn "let's go down..."
Enjoying the service this morning 😊☕ *not pictured: Stanley Pup who is listening by the window!
Good Morning!
In this episode of the Rogue Ministry Podcast many of you will hear a familiar voice in Larry Duggins the Executive Director of the Missional Wisdom Foundation, one of our church's key partners. I hope you listen and share it widely. We welcome any feedback, and if you have questions you'd like to ask of some ministry leaders, please shoot them my way and I'll see who we can get to respond. (Also, a few of you have asked about getting in through apple. We have submitted it for their review and are just waiting for their response. Hopefully then you can either get it straight from apple or from our podcast homepage link to apple. Thanks for your patience.)
Just a reminder that the next episode of the Rogue Ministry Podcast is up. In this one we finish up our interview with the inimitable Lindsey Krinks of Open Table Nashville, Inc. about the amazing work she has been doing befriending folks in tough spots, often those without a home, and advocating for better housing options. We welcome questions and feedback. Also, you can expect a new episode to drop every second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Please share widely.
In this episode of the Rogue Ministry Podcast I interview our friend Lindsey Glenn Krinks about her work as a homeless outreach and community organizing vet and Co-Founder and Interim Co-Director at Open Table Nashville. Lindsey has a knack for calling everyone to be more than they currently are while making them feel loved and uniquely special in each moment. She is also a fighter who has been doing battle with unjust power structures refusing to back down until love and justice intertwine in her communities. She also blogs, which is just a foretaste of her forthcoming book Praying with Our Feet. This is part one of two from our conversation. Rachel and I will be coming at you with more interviews with the most interesting and compelling ministry leaders from around the world every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. Listen up!
Venture Scout crew 636 bake sale fundraiser this morning before and after church. We would love your support.
White Rock family, Rachel and I have finally gotten our long-promised podcast up and running. This podcast will be dedicated to interviewing the most interesting ministry leaders from around the world, including, of course, some folks from WRUMC and Owenwood about starting, joining, or sustaining faithful Christian ministries. It will be available soon on several more podcasting platforms. Please take a listen and share as widely as you can in your networks!
I wrote this comment yesterday about my own post expressing my deep disappointment with the decision of the UMC to continue to exclude me and my wife from full inclusion. The church I speak of where I was baptized in 1954 is White Rock UMC. I am so happy to see that WRUMC is a welcoming congregation. I attended there until my Mother, Ava Pearce, passed away in 2009. I moved away from Dallas, and now live west of Weatherford. My Grandfather, Reverend Patton was an Associate Pastor at White Rock when Dr. T. Herbert Minga and then Rev. Larry Ravert were pastors. I sang in the choirs from early childhood until high school. I was the president of UMYF in high school. I faithfully attended every Sunday. In 2007, when my mother shared with a friend of hers in UMW that I was a lesbian, her friend told my precious mother that I would not go to Heaven if I continued in my “sinful lifestyle “. My mother rebuked the friend. In 2008, my mother gave my partner, Penny, and me her blessing to marry. We were married in 2008 in a civil ceremony in California. My parents, John S. and Ava Lee Pearce were members of White Rock from the very beginning. Maybe someday I can marry my wife in the Church. That is my prayer.
The Garden at White Rock is absolutely beautiful right now!
TL;DR - We need your help providing diapers and more to community. Information in last paragraph of attached documents. Hey fine folks of the FB world. We need your help! Diapers Etc. has so far distributed about 50,000 diapers, and about 80% of what we distribute is already provided, but that means we need to make up the gap. So, below are details about how you can help us serve our friends and neighbors. (If you prefer to give items rather than money, the list of our ten most needed items is in the first comment.)
It's car wash day, and soon it will be coop building day and then soon it will finally be chicken day!!!

live local. worship local. serve local.

Sunday 3/29

Pastoral Prayer 3/22

Sunday Sermon 3/22

Sunday 3/15


WRUMC Update - 3.27.20

An update from Rev. Mitchell Boone on our new YouTube Channel. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow for online worship starting at 10:50 AM.


Where we are headed & worship for this Sunday.

Sunday Service 3/15

Midday Lenten Prayer

A Conversation With Emily Doogue

[03/24/20]   *** RESCHEDULED FOR 1:30 TODAY BECAUSE KIDS ***

Mitchell and Emily Doogue will discuss health policy and what we know about global health systems in the midst of pandemics. Emily works for Catholic Relief Services and has spent time abroad working on community health initiatives. Join us live for the conversation.

A Conversation With Dr. Jennifer Wilson

[03/23/20]   Hey parents, how did the first day of online classes go? You all hanging in there? Ready to vote for a teacher pay raise?

If you want some advice, have some comments, need to vent or have some tips for our community, join us online tonight at 9:00 PM for a conversation with our own Dr. Jennifer Wilson. Jen is a principal at the Parish Episcopal School, and she is going to give us some helpful advice for navigating the online learning space for our kids. See you all tonight.

Faron Plays Piano: Amazing Grace

One of the MANY things we miss about gathering in person is hearing Faron Vassen play beautiful, moving Offertories. May this meditation on Amazing Grace bring you joy and peace.

Huge shout out to the folks behind the curtain. @dexdexterdex @joshesparza @jhouze84 and @thefaronvassen

Much love. ❤️

Sunday Worship 3/22

[03/22/20]   Good morning everyone, unfortunately, the live stream through youtube is not working. We will be live only on Facebook this morning. Please let us know if you have any questions!


A Quick Update and Details about Worship Online for Sunday

See you all online tomorrow for worship.


We will be in Matthew 27 for our sermon this Sunday.

A Conversation With Council Member Paula Blackmon

A Conversation with DISD Trustee Dan Micciche

A huge thank you to Dan Micciche, our DISD Trustee, for sitting down with Mitchell Boone to talk all things DISD and COVID-19. While we couldn't get this video to push live, here is a recording of the interview that happened moments ago.

Studio Bella for Kids

Check out the amazing work Studio Bella for Kids is doing to help out families who need creative outlets! Stop on by!

Hey y’all! We know this is a crazy time, so drop by 1450 old gate lane from 2:00-2:30 for a free drive and dash craft! Like if you want to see more content like this.


COVID-19 Resources — White Rock UMC

Head over to http://www.wrumc.org/covid19-resources and take advantage of these many amazing resources. We've posted everything from teaching-at-home tools, to free streamed operas from The Met, to trustworthy news and science.

wrumc.org Including kids activities, educational sources, spiritual practices, news sources, and mental health resources!

A Conversation with Dr. Jennifer Hughes

Midday Prayer 3/18

[03/18/20]   Hey Friends,

Today at 2:00 PM Mitchell Boone will be chatting with our own Jenny Hughes, a clinical psychologist here in Dallas, about what we can do to keep up with our mental health in the midst of isolation and social-distancing. Join in and ask your questions.

A Conversation With Rev. Paul Griego

Mitchell & Paul Conversation

[03/17/20]   Hey Friends,

Mitchell Boone will be interviewing his good friend Rev. Paul Griego at noon today right here on our FB page. Paul serves as a chaplain at Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado. They will be discussing spiritual care for kids, what we can do for healthcare workers, and how to stay centered and present in the moment. Join us live and ask some questions. See you in about an hour.

Sunday March 15, 2020



COVID 19 Announcement


We are suspending in-person worship for March 15 & March 22.

February 2, 2020 - Worship

Frayed - Week 2

Tomorrow our focus is on FOMO (fear of missing out) and the spiritual ramifications of leaning into this fear on a daily basis. See you all in the morning as we continue our Lenten worship series.

This incredible altar display was sourced from discarded materials. Listen to our most current podcast to learn the story and why @rg3orange chose this beautiful work of art. Link in the bio.

February 2, 2020 - Worship

And so Lent begins....

Graphic suite done by Victoria Sun Esparza

February 2, 2020 - Worship

February 2, 2020 - Worship

February 2, 2020 - Worship

February 2, 2020 - Worship

How do you talk about food at home? What's your dinner routine like? ◾️Join us on Sunday for conversations like these! Link in bio to learn more! @ White Rock UMC

January 26, 2020 - Worship

White Rock UMC's cover photo

White Rock UMC

There is nothing about the Gospel that encourages a cautious, passive faith. May the Holy Spirit convict and lead us towards courageous acts of justice.
#mlk #eastdallas #privilegecreatesindifference #hardquotes

[01/12/20]   Dear Friends,

At approximately 10:00 AM, we began evacuating the church building due to several folks smelling natural gas. I made this decision in consultation with other staff members. While this was done as a precaution, we were also instructed to leave the building by an Atmos representative.

Due to stress on the gas lines from yesterday's cold snap, there was a minor buildup of gas in the boiler room. Atmos technicians came and tested all gas appliances as well as gas line pressures. Atmos determined that the system was working safely. There are no issues with our gas lines and our building is safe to be occupied. We will begin resuming building activities tomorrow morning.

I am appreciative that the evacuation of the building went smoothly and everyone was understanding of the situation. I am also thankful for the response of Atmos including our own member Jonathan Fredi who helped us through the process. Of course, we never want to make a call like the one we did this morning. The leadership team will evaluate our emergency protocols, and I plan on presenting these to the congregation at our next town hall gathering on January 26th.

I look forward to seeing you around the church this week. I hope you join us for worship next Sunday.

In Peace,

We have had to cancel worship and close the building in an abundance of caution for a potential gas leak. We are grateful for everyone who helped this evacuation run smoothly. We will keep everyone up to date.

[01/12/20]   We have had to cancel worship and close the building in an abundance of caution for a potential gas leak. We are grateful for everyone who helped this evacuation run smoothly.

We will keep everyone up to date.

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Videos (show all)

Sunday 3/29
Pastoral Prayer 3/22
Sunday Sermon 3/22
Sunday 3/15
Midday Lenten Prayer
A Conversation With Emily Doogue
A Conversation With Dr. Jennifer Wilson
Faron Plays Piano: Amazing Grace
Sunday Worship 3/22
A Conversation With Council Member Paula Blackmon
A Conversation with DISD Trustee Dan Micciche




1450 Old Gate Ln
Dallas, TX

General information

White Rock United Methodist Church - located in one of the most dynamic neighborhoods of Dallas and led by our Senior Pastor, Mitchell Boone, is a traditional church with a contemporary influence. We know that we are called to take care of the gifts God has given us. Yet so often the daily grind of work, family chores and other commitments causes us to forget to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us as well as the huge impact even our smallest decisions can have on the preservation of that natural beauty for years to come. As fortunate as our congregation is to be located amongst some of the most beautiful examples of nature in Dallas (White Rock Lake and the Arboretum to name just a few) this is a concept we should all hold dear. We proudly serve as a true neighborhood church, right in the middle of United Methodist beliefs and traditions as they relate to the worship experience, theology, and political beliefs offering many opportunities for service and growth to our members and community including: The Discovery Center, youth and children's programs, active adult Sunday school classes, service projects that vary by season, United Methodist Women groups, music groups and the opportunity to for even the shyest amongst us to get theatrical every now and then.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 09:00 - 12:00
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