White Rock UMC

White Rock UMC

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We had an incredible Saturday at Owenwood thanks to our volunteers from WR, Light Church, QuadW, Casa Emanu-El UMC and Care Van giving school shots
This little study guide is great stuff with no fluff and it helps me to review it every now and then... ✌️🙏😎

TONIGHT! Dallas Rally for Unaccompanied Minors:
¡NO ESTAN SOLOS!
In the spirit of humanitarianism, compassion, and kindness, come out for the children who are fleeing dangerous conditions in their home countries to seek safety and opportunity. Let them know that they are not alone! 6:30pm, KBH Convention Center.

Bring signs and your voices!
https://www.facebook.com/events/783555782567583.
Families and youth in the WRUMC community are invited to learn more about Scouting in East Dallas.

https://www.facebook.com/events/149437750303757
God, please tell me it's easier to get into heaven than it is to get your 2nd covid-19 shot at Fair Park
Wanted the church to know that my aunt, Betty Martin Johnson, long-time member of White Rock, passed away Monday afternoon. Her sister, Emma Lee Martin (Emmy) and Ella Mae Bear, could use some pastoral care at this time. They were members of the Senior Sunday School class.
UPDATE: Light Church has postponed their food distribution that was scheduled for this Saturday.
UPDATE: Light Church has had to postpone the food distribution that was scheduled for this Saturday.
UPDATE for those VOLUNTEERS interested in helping Light Church distribute food boxes. They will be distribution food now on Saturday, Feb 6th rather than Friday from 9 to 12. They are located at 2606 John West in Mesquite just down the road from Owenwood.
COVID-19 VACCINE

REGISTRATION AT OWENWOOD

We have partnered with Districts 7 & 9 to serve as a Covid-19 vaccine registration site. Over 400,000 people have registered to receive the vaccine. However, there are thousands of people who have not registered due to lack of access or information. Registration will start this Monday (February 1st) and occur on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 1:00 - 7:00pm.



We need two volunteers for each shift, and to make registration as equitable as possible, we hope to have one bilingual Spanish speaking volunteer present at all times. The registration area will be socially distant, masks must be worn at all times, and disinfectant wipes and spray will be available.



Click VOLUNTEER TO HELP below to sign up or share the link with friends who may be interested in helping! Thank you for helping us take care of East Dallas!

http://owenwood.org/covid

VOLUNTEER TO HELP

REV. JOSH ESPARZA
There are two great volunteer opportunities coming up to serve local;

We will be registering those in the community to sign up for covid vaccines from 1 to 4 and 4 to 7 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning next week. Go to the Owenwood site to sign up your time.

Light Church will begin distributing food on the first Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 on February 5th and for that you just show up to feed the community

live local. worship local. serve local.

Operating as usual

07/09/2021

Breathe - Enjoy Faron's Piano Solo

Take a minute to breathe and enjoy this lovely solo Faron played during worship on Sunday. Breathe and remember, the weekend is almost here!

07/08/2021

Fourth of July and... Fairness?

Ms. Victoria led us through a great game of Rock, Paper, Scissor, but after a couple rounds she changed the rules. This led to an interesting experience, and conversation, on what is fair... and what is not!

Photos from White Rock UMC's post 07/08/2021

Grappling with God… a holy work.

Join us Sunday morning as we kick off our new series, Grappling with God: Untangling Tough Scriptures.

Swipe to see other opportunities to connect and engage with our community. DM us if you have any questions.

#umc #dallas #eastdallas #church

Photos from White Rock UMC's post 07/08/2021

“Voting rights are sacred.”

We stand with the #UnitedMethodistChurch General Board of Church and Society and @tximpact in the fight for voter rights.

Every life is valuable. One person, one vote means everybody has a voice and has the right to representation. It is our calling to fight for the rights of all, and voting is a right!

Will you join us in the fight?

#txlege #justice #wrumc #umc

07/07/2021

Reimagine: Joy is Community Work

Rev. Mitchell Boone concluded our series "Reimagine," looking at chapter four of Paul's letter to the Philippians. He read the text through the lens of joy and our experience of returning in person. Many of us are exhausted, thus joy seems hard to find. Or we feel we need to "put on joy," in order to mask our exhaustion and/or sadness. Joy, Mitchell reminded us, is not absent of conflict. Rather, often it is through conflict we find joy when we unite around our common cause and our common calling.

"Joy is a byproduct of our called work together, in our community, as a church."

In the midst of the chaos and exhaustion, where are you finding joy?

07/02/2021

"From This Valley" by The Civil Wars

Rebecca and Sarah sang a beautiful rendition of "From This Valley," as Sunday's offertory piece.

07/01/2021

Children's Time - Need a Break from the Chaos?

Ms. Victoria invites our kids (or kids at heart) to participate in a practice that helps bring peace to the chaos of life.

06/30/2021

“The real questions are, what actions are necessary to move churches beyond tolerance to acceptance and affirmation and eventually to celebration of the [same gender loving] community and their extraordinary contributions to the Christian Community?”
- @bishop_flunder

#pride2021 ends today and yet the celebration of our q***r siblings continues next month, and the month after, and the month after…

How have you celebrated #pride🌈 this month?
How will you continue to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ siblings?

#umc #dallas #eastdallas

“The real questions are, what actions are necessary to move churches beyond tolerance to acceptance and affirmation and eventually to celebration of the [same gender loving] community and their extraordinary contributions to the Christian Community?”
- @bishop_flunder

#pride2021 ends today and yet the celebration of our q***r siblings continues next month, and the month after, and the month after…

How have you celebrated #pride🌈 this month?
How will you continue to celebrate our LGBTQIA+ siblings?

#umc #dallas #eastdallas

06/30/2021

Sermon - Reimagine: Will You Take the Leap Forward?

For the third week of our series Reimagine, Rev. Mitchell Boone took the third chapter of Paul's letter to the Philippians as an invitation to press forward, to leave behind what was and reimagine what can be. Mitchell compared our current experience to leaping from a platform to a subway. We are currently in that liminal space, that in between space - not quite to the subway, but have already left the platform. How will we mind the gap?

In this season of liminality, how are you reimagining who we are as a church?

06/27/2021

Join us this morning for worship as we continue to "Reimagine."

We'll be in person in the sanctuary and streaming here on Facebook beginning at 10:50am CST.

Join us this morning for worship as we continue to "Reimagine."

We'll be in person in the sanctuary and streaming here on Facebook beginning at 10:50am CST.

06/26/2021

"This is My Father's House" Flute Duet

Check out this incredible flute duet from worship last week and be sure to join us for worship tomorrow. You just never know what incredible music we'll have in worship!

06/25/2021

Welcome the deMoya's!

Join us in welcoming Zach and Lauren deMoya to membership at White Rock UMC.

06/24/2021

How Will You Engage With the Church?

Ms. Victoria reminds us that the church is something we are a part of with our whole body, not just something we passively watch. We are called to be engaged, to do something.

Find somebody at church you have never met, introduce yourself, and tell them "I'm glad you are at church."

Photos from White Rock UMC's post 06/24/2021

Week 3 of Re-Imagine. Will you join us?

Sunday morning we will gather in person and online at 10:50am CST. We’ll turn to chapter 3 of Paul’s letter to the Philippians as our guide to re-imagine.

What is your favorite part of Philippians?

06/24/2021

Re-Engage: Will You Add Your Voice to the Song We Sing?

As we continue our series "Re-Imagine," Rev. Mitchell Boone turned to chapter 2 of Paul's letter to the Philippians to talk about "re-engaging." Mitchell talked about the the Christ Hymn in chapter 2, a hymn that probably predates Paul's writing, one the speaks of the kenotic (self-emptying) love of Christ. Mitchell invites us all to re-engage by adding our unique voices to the song we are singing as a community.

We are so grateful to return in person, the question is how will you "re-engage."

06/18/2021

Draw the Circle Wide

As we Re-Imagine throughout this series, Mitchell kicked it off by inviting us to consider who we are as a church.

We asked you earlier in the week to complete the sentence "We are a church that..." One response we received was:
We are a church who draws the circle wide.

As you hear this song, once again, consider how this is true, and how we can re-imagine this truth moving forward.

06/17/2021

Can you find gratitude in the ordinary?

Ms. Victoria welcomed our friends back to the church Sunday morning by inviting them to think about the "ordinary" things we often take for granted. Things that make a huge difference in our lives, yet we don't always pause to be grateful for them.

What ordinary things are you grateful for this week?

06/17/2021

Join us in congratulating Rev. @joshesparza on his ordination as an Elder this week at annual conference.

For those unfamiliar, to become a clergyperson in the United Methodist Church one must complete a Master’s Degree (seminary), become a certified candidate, pass two rounds of paperwork and interviews with the District Committee on Ordained Ministry, then two more rounds of paperwork and interviews with the Board of Ordained Ministry, while also completing a (minimum) two year residency if full-time ministry.

To say the process is at least 5 years (usually longer) and intense, to say the least. It is definitely worthy of celebration.

#clergy #umc #annualconference #wrumc #dallas #eastdallas @ntcumc @owenwoodcampus

Join us in congratulating Rev. @joshesparza on his ordination as an Elder this week at annual conference.

For those unfamiliar, to become a clergyperson in the United Methodist Church one must complete a Master’s Degree (seminary), become a certified candidate, pass two rounds of paperwork and interviews with the District Committee on Ordained Ministry, then two more rounds of paperwork and interviews with the Board of Ordained Ministry, while also completing a (minimum) two year residency if full-time ministry.

To say the process is at least 5 years (usually longer) and intense, to say the least. It is definitely worthy of celebration.

#clergy #umc #annualconference #wrumc #dallas #eastdallas @ntcumc @owenwoodcampus

Photos from White Rock UMC's post 06/17/2021

Week 2 of Re-imagine…

Join us Sunday as we continue to re-imagine through the lens of Paul’s letter to the Philippians. We’ll be looking at chapter 2, traditionally know as the Christ hymn, and the invitation it offers us to re-engage.

Today (Thursday), our Church and Society group is meeting to also re-imagine and take action together. We’ll meet on Zoom at 12:00pm CST.

Find information on this Sunday’s worship and all our events at the link in our bio.

#church #umc #dallas #eastdallas #welcomeback #wrumc

06/16/2021

Re-Imagine: We are a church that...

This Sunday Mitchell kicked off our new worship series "Reimagine: A Series on Coming Back." Throughout this series we will use Paul's letter to the Philippians to guide as as we "reimagine" what it means for us to be the church, and who we can be for our community - be that in East Dallas, or digitally around the world.

In this sermon, Mitchell invited us to consider our shared memories and identify who we are as a church. He offered some reflections saying, "We are a church that shares our building... We are a church that launched a second campus, a church that is in and for the neighborhood... We are a church that is for full inclusion of our LGBTQIA+ siblings... We are a church that has room at the table for all.

How would you finish that sentence? We are a church that...

Let us know how you would finish that sentence or if you have any other thoughts about Mitchell's sermon.

06/14/2021

Down to the River/Lord Listen

This week's choir anthem was a beautiful rendition of "Down to the River." We are so grateful for our dedciated choir and their incredible leader, Rebecca Garrett Pace. What a blessing they have been during the pandemic, and continue to be as we move back in person!

06/14/2021

Join us this evening at 7:00pm as we celebrate this wonderful accomplishment!

You can join in person at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, or online here:
https://ntcumc.org/ac2021/livestream

Rev. Josh Esparza began at White Rock UMC and has served as the Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space Campus Pastor for White Rock UMC since 2018. He will be ordained an elder in full connection with the North Texas Conference this Monday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Join in person at St. Andrew United Methodist Church or by livestream as we celebrate the Service of Ordination and Commissioning. Full details at ntcumc.org/annual-conference-2021 #ordainedtoserve #ntcrootedinlove

06/13/2021

Join us this morning for worship beginning at 10:50am CST.

For the foreseeable future we will no longer have the Sunday Sit Down at 10:20am. But, stay tuned as we are working on new and exciting opportunities to connect digitally. In the meantime, you can find all of our Sunday Sit Downs on our YouTube playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBQbmfyoOJWfugdO47mCcMjoNvCEy-mCZ

Join us this morning for worship beginning at 10:50am CST.

For the foreseeable future we will no longer have the Sunday Sit Down at 10:20am. But, stay tuned as we are working on new and exciting opportunities to connect digitally. In the meantime, you can find all of our Sunday Sit Downs on our YouTube playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBQbmfyoOJWfugdO47mCcMjoNvCEy-mCZ

06/12/2021

Sunlight of the Spirit

If you missed Ben Cargill's message about addiction and recovery on Sunday, we hope you'll check it out now. And not just his message, but the also the song he wrote, "Sunlight of the Spirit."

06/11/2021

Join Us in Celebrating the Dons Family!

What a pleasure to join the Dons family both by baptism and in membership. If you missed the opportunity to congratulate them last Sunday morning during the stream, we hope you will by commenting below, or find them this Sunday in the Sanctuary and congratulate them!

06/10/2021

Have you heard the exciting news?

Ms. Victoria shares the exciting news of our return to the Sanctuary on Sunday and invites our friends to write do what they are most excited about. Let us know what that share!

06/09/2021

Sermon - Parables: Laborers in the Vineyard

Rev. Keith had the privilege of our first sermon with people back in the Sanctuary. We were not full back, but had some guinea pigs join us and oh how great it was to share the space with people.

Keith preached on Matthew 20, a parable that is both beautiful and challenging as he reminded us, "The role of the sermon is both to afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted." This specific parable offers assurance for many, while also raises great questions for our understanding of fairness. We assume we know what is fair, and if anything can't we agree God is fair? And while these are great questions to be asking they are also a perfect set up for Jesus' audience, and for us today.

Let us know your thoughts on the parables, on grace, or just in general. You can email us at [email protected].

06/08/2021

What's next for ministry in digital spaces?

The Rev. Jim Keat sat down with Rev. Phil Dieke to discuss the move from fully virtual, back to in person, AND how hybrid will play a role in this transition, but will never go away... at least they hope not. They talk the future of the church, where things could be and hopefully are going. And, they discuss how to carry the momentum that was built in digital spaces into this next phase.

Jim is the Digital Minister at Riverside Church in New York City, though he lives in Michigan with his family, hence the idea of being a digital minister. He also serves as the Director of Online Innovations at Convergence. Find out more about his work with Convergence and The Online Church Conference he'll be hosting June 9-10 here:
https://convergenceus.org/ourteam/

Friends, this may be our last Sunday Sit Down, at least in this format. Jim and Phil talk a bit about what could be coming next. In the meantime, if you have thoughts, ideas, or questions about Online Church we would love to hear them. Email Phil at [email protected].

Photos from White Rock UMC's post 06/06/2021

Parables - like abstract art, the beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Tomorrow we’ll look at the parable of the workers in the vineyard in Matthew 20. There are so many interpretations that can be made of this text. We hope you’ll join us to be a part of the conversation.

As a reminder, no 8:30am in-person worship, but Sunday School will be in person at 9:30am, then worship will be online beginning at 10:20am. @ideasdonedaily will join @phildieke for the Sunday Sit Down.

Join us tomorrow and plan to join us in-person in the sanctuary next Sunday, June 13!

06/04/2021

How do you see the world?

Ms. Victoria offers a lesson on seeing the world through different lens. Just like sunglasses change the way we see the physical world, our faith offers us a different perspective to see the world... eyes to see the world as God might have us see it.

What kind of perspective can your faith give you about the world?

06/04/2021

The Baptism of Michael Eli Tichenor

Join us in welcoming Michael Eli to our family and congratulate his family!

Photos from White Rock UMC's post 06/03/2021

Together We Flourish in #EastDallas!

Happy Pride Month.
Though we try to be a church that celebrates the LGBTQ community every month, we welcome the opportunity to especially celebrate this month. Celebrate and affirm that all are beautifully and wonderfully made in the image of God!

To our LGBTQ siblings, we know the global church has not always celebrated you and has often done great harm instead. We confess we too have made mistakes, failed to advocate, not always been present to stand in solidarity with you. We strive to be a community that means it when we say “You are welcome here, and all of you is welcome here!”

Thus, we join you in celebrating this month… and always. We also welcome your feedback on how we can better advocate and be in ministry with you!

#pride🌈 #pridemonth2021 #dallas #umc #togetherweflourish

06/01/2021

Sunday Sit Down - Return to In Person and the Rise of Hybrid

Rev. Mitchell Boone sat down with Rev. Phil Dieke back in the sanctuary, rather than the studio, to discuss our big news: worship will be returning to the Sanctuary on Sunday June 13. This return means our online worship will change... it will continue, but will change. Mitchell and Phil spend time breaking down what this means for our in-person worship, but especially what it means for all who have been worshiping with us online and plan to remain online worshipers (for whatever reason). They discuss what the hybrid worship experience will be like, other discipleship opportunities that will be hybrid, and new opportunities that will be virtual only or "digital first" experiences.

Let us know what questions you have regarding our hybrid and/or digital first experiences. You can email us at [email protected]. You can also find more info regarding our reopening plan at:
www.wrumc.org/reopen

Videos (show all)

Breathe - Enjoy Faron's Piano Solo
Fourth of July and... Fairness?
Reimagine: Joy is Community Work
Children's Time - Need a Break from the Chaos?
"From This Valley" by The Civil Wars
Sermon - Reimagine: Will You Take the Leap Forward?
"This is My Father's House" Flute Duet
Welcome the deMoya's!
How Will You Engage With the Church?
Re-Engage: Will You Add Your Voice to the Song We Sing?
Can you find gratitude in the ordinary?
Draw the Circle Wide

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1450 Old Gate Ln
Dallas, TX
75218

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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