The purpose of Oak Lawn UMC is to worship and serve God while practicing the inclusion of all people in order to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of our community and the world.
Oak Lawn UMC is a Reconciling Congregation: Loving, Compassionate, Inclusive. We welcome people of all ages, races, backgrounds, abilities, economic circumstances, sexual orientations, and gender identities into the life and leadership of our church. We commit to advocating for justice and full inclusion of all people in our congregation and in the community we serve.
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We invite you to share the love with your community! Check out your Lent calendar for ideas and practices this week. #LentLoveContinue
“The cross should stop us in our tracks.” - Rev. Rachel Griffin Baughman
We love SEEing your Lent at Home Photos! 🤓
This week, grab a pair of glasses (or cut the ones in your Lent box)! Use them to look at our world and find both the injustices and the blessings. Think about what we can do to correct an injustice or to be a blessing in our community.
We are grateful to be a church led by these amazing women!
This #InternationalWomensDay we pledge to call out gender bias and inequality. We pledge to call out racial inequality. We pledge to do our part to creat an inclusive world.
On March 7th at 11:00am we continue on in our Lent Series, “Bless This Mess” by Salt. We will worship through word with a sermon by Rev. Rachel Baughman, and through song with music from Thiago X. Nascimento. Other appearances include Rev. Mara Morhouse, Rev. Dr. Chuck Aaron (GGM), Terrol McElroy (GGM) and Fabian Horany.
We will also join together for communion after service via Zoom! You can find the link at www.olumc.org/bulletin or click here after service: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88659686172
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Good news! We will be ringing the Church Bells TWICE tomorrow evening; once at 6pm and again at 7pm! Come by early and grab a coffee at Union (they close at 6!) and enjoy the hymns.
We love getting photos of your at-home Lenten experience! Keep sending them in- we may be apart physically but we’re going through this journey together.
As part of our Lenten calendar, we will be ringing the church bells THIS Thursday at 7:00 PM. Drive up and listen to the bells play a couple of hymns!
Check out Union's 2020 recap report!
You Made a Union Difference
Our Executive Director & Founding Pastor, Mike Baughman, put together
THIS FANCY REPORT (https://www.uniondallas.org/2020report)
about all that Union accomplished in 2020
(with a few sneak peaks into 2021).
We hope you'll take a few minutes to check it out, celebrate the good work happening through our non-profit coffee shop and tell the stories to friends.
Swing by Union, grab a drink, and celebrate with a barista, staff member or that nifty person sipping coffee at that table over there.
(read the report by clicking the image below...it gets prettier as you go)
Looking back on Ash Wednesday ❤️
We can't wait to be together again, but in the meantime, keep sending us photos of your Lenten at Home experience!
Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Rachel, has been chosen to serve on the Dallas and Collin Counties Continuum of Care (CoC) Board of Directors! CoC is a local planning body that coordinates housing and services funding for homeless families and individuals.
"I am honored to be asked to serve on the CoC Board of Directors. So much work has already gone into streamlining and improving the system for offering care to our houseless neighbors, and I am looking forward to being a part of that work as we move ahead."
We know Rev. Rachel will do amazing things with this organization. ❤️
Last Friday, 850 Shelter guests were provided dinner thanks to Shaza's hard work! An incredible example of love and serving. ❤️
Read her story at https://time.com/a-syrian-refugee-story/?fbclid=IwAR30UMDjl4VwIhZwPkXbD7IhgIcmBZuDORWHx1aMB16qObrUgguGz5ZBmFY.
This is Shaza Alshaara and her family. She’s a Syrian refugee who lives here in Dallas and loves to do volunteer work. She also cooked two nights of dinner (over 600 meals) for those who were sheltered at the Dallas convention center. An absolute inspiration.
Help Dallas County fight COVID-19! VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED for directing people at the Fair Park COVID Vaccine Mega Center. Volunteers will direct people around Lot 15, handle paperwork, drive golf carts, direct cars + more as needed.
This is also an opportunity to receive the COVID vaccine if you are not immediately eligible. When you volunteer 15 hours, you will be able to get the vaccine. They are needing HUNDREDS of volunteers day!
Get more info and sign up here:
Happy birthday to our Pastor of Gracia Viva, Isabel! We’re blessed to have you as part of our family!
VOLUNTEER AT SHELTER
We are in need of volunteers at Shelter this weekend! Volunteers will be asked to come for a shift and help with needs as they arise, such as serving food or cleaning up.
Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040D4CAAAB2FA5FD0-shelter.
Over 850 guests have been warm, sheltered, and fed during the extreme cold this past week thanks to the generosity and hard work of the Dallas community.
It truly takes a village and this collaborative effort to shelter our neighbors has meant the difference between life and death for hundreds.
This initiative is done in collaboration with the following organizations:
Austin Street Center
The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center
City of Dallas - City Hall
Oak Lawn UMC
Below is a list of partner organizations who made this possible!
Financial support from:
North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church
Faith Forward Dallas
Lyda Hill Philanthropies
Annette Simmons Foundation
Mike and Mary Terry Foundation
Muslim Aid USA
The Hawn Foundation
Texas Methodist Foundation
Hundreds of individuals and organizations
Food provided by:
Dallas Hope Charities
The Stewpot's Second Chance Cafe
The Salvation Army of North Texas
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Islamic Center of North America
White Rock UMC
De Leon Provisions
El Fenix Mexican Restaurant
Muslim American Association
Highland Park United Methodist Church
Transportation provided by:
Kessler Park United Methodist Church
White Rock UMC
First Presbyterian Church of Dallas
Grace United Methodist Church
Downtown Dallas, Inc.
Union Gospel Mission Dallas
"The Rev. Rachel Baughman said the emergency shelter coalition the church is part of decided this year, because of the pandemic, to raise funds to house people in a local hotel. But the hotel faced operational challenges because of the weather, and the number of people in need grew.
So the coalition worked with the city of Dallas to open the downtown Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center."
Read more about the efforts of Texas United Methodist Churches over the past few days at https://www.umnews.org/en/news/churches-serve-as-warming-centers-shelters.
umnews.org With nearly 3 million homes without electricity in subfreezing temperatures, United Methodists come together to provide shelter, food, charging stations and other help.
Happy 98th birthday to the wonderful Mildred Lacy!
We hope you enjoy these messages from your OLUMC family
This week is difficult for many of us. We hope to provide a time of escape and reflection tonight at our Ash Wednesday service.
If you're able, begin the Lenten season with us tonight at 7:00pm on Facebook Live and YouTube. The service will be available on both platforms after it airs.
If you're in need of prayer, please message us or visit olumc.org/care.
This article has great information on both Shelter and the Warming Station at the Convention Center for anyone who needs it!
dallasnews.com Dallas is managing a global pandemic. And now a natural disaster crisis. As temperatures plummeted to dangerous levels for residents and massive outages...
Please consider signing up to volunteer at the Convention Center if you can make it safely!
signupgenius.com As of Tuesday morning, we have over 700 homeless individuals staying in Hall D and Hall E at the Convention Center. We need help! We expect the numbers to greatly increase with another wave of snow/ice coming in tonight/tomorrow. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to si...
Emergency Shelter Update from Rev. Rachel
“We have now worked to transition everyone from the hotel over to the convention center due to a lack of power and heat at the hotel. We are coordinating meals three times a day for 600 people at the convention center and working to get volunteers to help administer rapid tests for everyone before entering into Shelter at the convention center.
Working to provide this many meals for this many people under these conditions is quite challenging, but it’s been incredibly encouraging to see so many working together to make this possible.
It’s great to see businesses in Dallas coming together to just make sure that everyone is fed and off the street.
Thanks be to God for this incredible unified effort from shelters, city officials, business owners, churches, and individuals. The love of God in action has hands and feet and faces and they are all an active and bold sign of hope in the midst of this crisis.” ❤️
On February 14th at 11:00am we complete our 5-week Discipleship Series journeying through the book, “The Walk; 5 Essential Practices of The Christian Life” by Adam Hamilton. Now in Chapter 5, we will worship through word with a sermon by Rev. Dr. Chuck Aaron, and through song with music from Thiago X. Nascimento, Rev. Rachel Baughman, Rev. Mara Morhouse, and guest musicians: Joslyn Henderson and Brian Hehn. Other appearances include Christopher Crain (GGM), Gretchen Toler-Debus (GGM) and March Maher (One Board Finance Moderator).
Following service, at 1:00 PM, we will have our membership class! If you’re interested in joining, go to www.olumc.org/membership for Zoom information. See you there!
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There will be 200 more beds for unsheltered neighbors tonight!
Various shelter directors and employees (including our own Curtis and Rev. Rachel!) set up cots after Interim Director Kevin Oden (Office of Homeless Solutions) and the City of Dallas - City Hall opened the convention center for emergency shelter.
A huge THANK YOU from Rev. Rachel to everyone who have donated to Shelter! Whether you're an organization or an individual, if you donated $75 or $750, we are in awe of your generosity. Every little bit makes a difference in our neighbors lives.
Learn more about this initiative at olumc.org/shelter.
Oak Lawn United Methodist Church's cover photo
After seeing the financial need for Emergency Shelter on WFAA, Annette Caldwell Simmons donated $45,000 to cover the next cold snap. We want to thank her for her generosity!
We also want to thank YOU for your contributions, support, and prayers. Every little bit makes a HUGE difference. ❤️
Learn more at olumc.org/shelter.
Join Mara Morhouse, Chuck Aaron and Pastor Isabel Marquez as we continue on in our discipleship series, using Adam Hamilton’s book! Today we will be looking at Chapter 5 on “Share: Going Fishing, Enjoying Life.”
This weekend we start our membership class! Check out www.olumc.org/membership for details!
We are blown away by everyone's generosity and support, but especially that of Lyda Hill Philanthropies! LHP has donated $45,000 to Emergency Shelter!
This donation will help keep hundreds of community members safe during upcoming inclement weather. ❤️
If you're interested, you can absolutely still donate at olumc.org/shelter!
As the temperatures drop, we will open Emergency Shelter on Wednesday, Feb. 10! Check-in will begin at 2:30pm at OLUMC Parking Lot.
This shelter effort would not be possible without you! Unfortunately, the cold weather isn't over yet. We are anticipating another 9 nights of inclement weather, but only have enough funds left for 6. Help us close this gap by donating at olumc.org/shelter!
We are also needing breakfast providers over the next week! If you have any connections or want to provide pre-packaged breakfast items, send us a message!
Thank you for your constant financial support and prayers through this initiative!
As a thank you to our local firefighters, GGMs Brenda and Marsha made a "hot" care package and delivered it to Dallas Fire Station 11. ❤️
On February 7th at 11:00am we continue on in our 5-week Discipleship Series journeying through the book, “The Walk; 5 Essential Practices of The Christian Life” by Adam Hamilton. Now in Chapter 4, we will worship through word with a sermon by Rev. Rachel Baughman, and through song with music from Thiago X. Nascimento, Rev. Rachel Baughman, Rev. Mara Morhouse and Chuck & Sandra Aaron. Other appearances include Christopher Crain (GGM) and Fabian Horany.
Following service we will partake in The Lord’s Supper together. Join us on Zoom for a time of fellowship and communion: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88659686172
Lent boxes are being packed! But what's inside? You'll have to wait to find out!
Register for your box at olumc.org/lent.
"Sometimes, God will call us in the simplest and quietest of ways. Be open to hearing His call." - Ryan Wager, Lay Leader
Our very own Isabel Marquez has been chosen as a Metropolitan Community Churches Mexico National Network Lider!
She will be representing Mexico in the MCC (ICM) denomination, being the communication bridge among churches and MCC. She will work with Brazil and Latin American leaders to promote and work for inclusion and justice for all people, regardless of sexual orientation, sexual identity, or creed.
Congratulations, Isabel! ❤️
Join Mara Morhouse, Chuck Aaron and One Board Member, (and Finance Moderator) March Maher as we continue on in our discipleship series, using Adam Hamilton’s book! Today we will be looking at Chapter 4 on “Give: Where Your Treasure Is.”
At the end of this series, we will be offering a membership class at OLUMC. If you’re interested in us, journey through this series and take the class in 5 weeks! Check out www.olumc.org/membership for details!
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