For the intellectual, questioning, young professionals and creatives of Dallas, Studio is a novel investigation of faith and community.
We had a wonderful Easter Service on Sunday night!
See you this Sunday for Studio's 2nd Birthday Celebration!
Running away from Resurrection
We may be closed on Christmas Day, but we will be having a Christmas service that night at Union!!!
Studio tonight begins at our NEW time of 7pm!
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A message from our pastor and friend Michael Baughman about the tragedy and horror in Orlando.
from our Community Curator in response to Orlando:
Dear Dallas LGBTQ Community:
Sanctuary is one of the core values at Union, the little non-profit coffee shop I lead that serves as a church for many. Because we value sanctuary so much, I mourn all the more when sanctuary is broken for any people. For sure, sanctuary was broken on Saturday night, but it is not the first time. The terror of June 12th is indicative of smaller, but consistent terrors that chip away at our Dallas sanctuary for the LGBTQ community. Gay men have been targeted for assault. LGBTQ Texans are denied fair protection under the law. These are problems our society must address collectively and as individuals.
I wish I could promise that Union will always be a sanctuary for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer members of our community. Orlando revealed that none of us can make that much-desired promise. There will always be those outside of our control who choose violence over love in pursuit of their broken dream for the world. As the pastor for an organization that values sanctuary, I must to my level best to advocate for sanctuary so I can promise the following:
I, as a pastor in the United Methodist Church, will do my level best to affirm your sacred worth. I promise to value you and share with the world my opinion that you are not incompatible with Christian teaching. I hope to offer hospitality and whatever measure of sanctuary that I can.
I, as a citizen, will call the sin of hate crimes the sin that it is. We, as a society, cannot repent of our sins until we are willing to name them. I hope that we will speak truthfully about what has been lost.
I, as a small business leader, will listen for what Union can do to offer sanctuary to members of the LGBTQ community. One of the great pains in the wake of overwhelming tragedy is helplessness. I confess feeling helpless. I don’t know how to help, but stand ready to do what I can. I hope that you will teach me.
I, as a preacher, will describe Orlando’s mass shooting with appropriately offensive language. What happened at Pulse is sh*t. Offensive realities call for offensive language.
I, as a child of God, will do my level best to love you, bear witness to pain, struggle to find hope and walk with you. You are not alone.
Tonight (Tuesday, June 14th) at 8:00pm, one of our Union worshipping communities will light candles for the victims, share in conversation about how we respond to tragedy, share our fears, and look together for hope. All are welcome. I pray you will join us and will invite us to be a part of your acts of remembrance, hope and healing
I hope that, in Union, you will always find a generous friend, a welcome atmosphere, a great cup of coffee and an authentic community who loves who you are and cultivates the divine spark in everyone.
Rev. Mike Baughman
[02/15/16] Join us today at Union from 12-12:45 - we are starting a bible study on the stories of Genesis that we're going through during Studio during lent. See you there!
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Lights, camera, action! StarBright is 20 days away! Join us on Feb. 20th, an evening where the lights come on and the stars come out including special celebrity guest, Danny Glover and the DBC Young Artists. Tickets on sale now and are going fast!! Click here to purchase a ticket: https://www.boxofficetickets.com/go/event?id=304303&k=8bb5e7b5f1
What is Studio? Studio is a seminarian pounding out his soul to "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For," pressing his hurt, his struggle, and soul against the copper strings of his guitar, stomping his foot as if the stage itself would yield to his struggle for faith in the God he has dedicated his life to.
Studio is a room full of people joining in the chorus we've known in our heart that Timothy proudly, painfully, and maybe hopefully proclaims.
We still haven't found what we're looking for, but we are here.
Studio is joy
Hope you'll find yourself at Mama's Party on Monday night because you'll be experiencing so much joy and beauty from the Coca family!! We love having Natalie and Jeremy on our stage so we know Monday night is going to be awesome!
We loved seeing all the art forms represented at Union's First Annual Philanthropy Breakfast including a kazoo choir, S.L.A.M poetry, and Studio At Union 's Morgan Mabry and Cody Dry!
Michael Guinn from S.L.A.M. wrote and performed an amazing poem about Union this morning. Get ready for it to be framed and hung in Union soon.
Thanks to First Rowlett United Methodist Church for hosting Studio At Union this morning. We were happy to help move a family's belongings into their new home after the tornado!
[01/13/16] Happy tech week to all the performers in Aida with Uptown Players! Hope you enjoy the coffee and kazoos!
We love talking about the divinity of creating at Studio. How do you see your art and creative process as part of your Christian experience?
relevantmagazine.com 4 reasons Christians should push the bounds of art.
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A Brief Word from Mike
Dear Studio / Kuneo Community:As we wrap up 2015, I wanted to thank you for your generosity, share with you a report on 2015 giving and invite you to make a final donation for 2015.The good news...In 2015, we budgeted $30,000 in income from Kuneo/Studio donations. To date we've received roughly $32,000!!! That's about 30% more than the previous year. Thank you!The challenge...I think that today and tomorrow, we can raise at least another $3,000 to raise our total giving to $35,000. If we can do that, we can make some much needed improvement to fix up Union's walls that have been chipped and dinged over time. Also, I will voluntarily play the Melodica with the Misfit Whatevers TWO TIMES this coming Lent as an act of penance for whatever I have done wrong in my life. The reality...I think it's important to give to the things that give us life. Union is a godsend to me and to my family. Rachel and I dedicate 10% of my income and some from hers every month to Union. I wouldn't ask y'all to donate to something we aren't willing to give to ourselves. Thank you for all that you do to make Union amazing!Peace, Mike
By the end of January, recurring donations will once again be available through our website. Please bear with us (and keep giving supporting us) in the meantime. Thank you!
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Union Responds to North TX Tornados
Less than 12 hours after tornados ravaged North Texas, Union announced a partnership with Tango Tab and University Park United Methodist Church to feed tornado survivors and first responders.With only a few hours notice, 300+ volunteers rallied to produce 13,000+ sandwiches, 10,000+bags of chips / cookies and hundreds of supplies necessary for an immediate disaster response. Beginning in February, 10% of all coffee sales will benefit disaster relief efforts. In the meantime, we will collect donations at Union to be delivered on a daily basis to area distribution centers and members of our community are signing up for Emergency Responder Training so that they can be boots on the ground in the coming weeks.We are only able to do work like this because you donate to and drink coffee at Union. I hope that you will consider making a donation to Union as a part of your year end giving so that we can continue to support good work in 2016 and beyond.Peace, Mike Baughman Community Curator & Pastor
Click the image above to see Mike Baughman and Nick Marino talk about tornado relief efforts.
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We can't wait to see one of tonight's performers, Cody Dry, this Friday in the show he is musical director of, The Addam's Family, at MainStage Irving-Las Collinas!
We loved tonight's Bar Politics with Josh Kumler which makes us so excited to have the host of 'The Daily Show of Dallas,' Joshua Kumler on our stage this Sunday night!
We'll be seeing you, and Josh, this Sunday night at 8 PM!
dmagazine.com The Daily Show of Dallas With beer and jokes, Josh Kumler is doing the impossible: getting young people interested in local politics. By Tim Rogers From D Magazine November 2015 Photography by Billy Surface Comment For the uninitiated, describe Bar Politics With Josh Kumler. It is a live, local fake…
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Tomorrow is the BIG DAY: Donations to Union can be doubled through North Texas Giving Day. Help us help Dallas.
us9.campaign-archive1.com Union is a hub for generosity in the Dallas that empowers young people to do great things. You can be a part of making great things happen in the city and beyond.
North Texas Giving Day is next Thursday. Please put it on your calendar and donate to Union so that the world can be better (or at least our little corner of it). :-)
us9.campaign-archive2.com Donate to Union on September 17th through North Texas Giving day and we will name something after you (for 48 hours). It might be a conference room, a mug, a chair, a grinder, a window or a toilet stall but it will have your name on it for 48 hours. Stop by Union after you donate and take a picture…
The Naked Stage is going to be amazing this fall. Don't miss this incredible lineup!
us9.campaign-archive2.com This fall promises to be the best season of the Naked Stage @ Union yet. We had a brilliant team of story-tellers help us design and recruit for this fall. If you have a story to tell that fits on one of these themes or know of someone else who has a great story, let us know. We still have story-tel…
Your gift can be doubled and more if you donate to Union on N TX Giving Day. Take 2 minutes, stick it on your calendar for 9/17. A challenge grant will match first $10,000 plus more opportunities for matching and bonus dollars! Thanks for making Union in her work to make Dallas a better place.
us9.campaign-archive1.com If you donate to Union on September 17th through North Texas Giving Day your gift can be at least doubled! I'd like to ask a favor: pull up your calendar and pick a time on 9/17 when you will be nearby to your computer. Set a reminder and consider yourself superhero today because in two weeks you're…
Want to be a part of the conversation happening over coffee at Union this week? Here's everything you need to know.
us9.campaign-archive1.com Is it out of obligation? Because of "the feels?" To build relationship? To accomplish the most possible "good?" We will discuss these questions in worship tonight at STUDIO (8pm) at Union and explore the neighborhood of FAIR PARK to see what lessons it can offer the church and those who want to make…
Tonight we start a new series! "How Not To Feel Like A Tourist In Your Own City" and up first is our stomping grounds: University Crossing close to #SMU. Come at 8 for great word and performances!
Come to Studio tonight at 8 to hear our intern, Brooke Foster, speak about "Finding Meaning in Studenting" #Adulting
THIS SUNDAY Studio at 8 PM - come hear our intern, Brooke Foster, speak about "Finding Meaning in Studenting"
On the topic of Vocation & Faith, we think you'll enjoy this commencement speech about finding your calling and pursuing your "best work." The pursuit of your best work should fulfill and allow you to make the world a better place.
Tonight at Studio - join us at 8 to hear John Ruegsegger speak about "Finding Meaning in Theatering" #Adulting
Put it on your calendar - 8 PM Sunday, John Ruegsegger is speaking about "Finding Meaning in Theatering" @ Studio!
Come to Studio tonight at 8 to hear Daniel Kwabena Poku speak about "Finding Meaning in Businessing" #Adulting
Come to Studio Sunday night at 8 PM to hear Daniel Poku speak about "Finding Meaning in Businessing" #Adulting
Union will be closed Saturday, July 4th, and Sunday, July 5th, BUT...Studio will still meet at 8 PM on Sunday night! Come be a part of the conversation as we start our new series, "What am I going to be now that I'm grown up?" Have a great Independence Day!
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