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Plymouth Park UMC Staff Blog

  • January 30, 2017: New Program Empowers Churches to Assist in Health Care

    Baylor Hospital in Irving is offering a new program called Faith Community Health. This is a rapidly growing area of health care that seeks to provide preventative education as well as compassionate care and health resources to those in the community. They hope to bring at-risk patients together with compassionate caregivers. Read More »

  • January 30, 2017: Lemonade, Anyone?

    When life gives you lemons, you make … lemonade! By now, you are all aware, and probably tired of hearing, that our offices and other locations in the church flooded again. It would be easy to find a corner, assume the fetal position, and cry all day and through the night. That is the “lemon”! I will not speak for any of my friends in the office, but I certainly had my snit. However, I am proud to be part of [...] Read More »

  • January 16, 2017: Happy New Year!

    Greetings, friends! Here we are again! This first tome from me for the new year is something of a “catch up” on the activities of the church. Read More »

  • January 16, 2017: It’s a New Year Full of Opportunities for Fellowship and Service

    It’s a new year, and as in all new years it is a time for reflection, change, and starting over. Read More »

  • 2016: An Awesome Year for PPUMC Children’s Ministry

    On Christmas Eve, the traditional Family Candlelight Service at 5:00 p.m. will be the grand finale of another wonderful year of Children’s Ministry at PPUMC. Here’s a roundup of the 2016 highlights: In February, the annual Mother/Daughter Tea drew a record attendance. Young ladies from kindergarten through fifth grade — accompanied by moms, grandmothers, and other important women in their lives — enjoyed tea, party sandwiches, cake balls, and cookies. Children’s Director Cori Bell planned the event around a Valentine’s Day [...] Read More »

  • December 19, 2016: Christmas Drama

    My beloved bride and I are in the midst of our annual “Christmas drama” concerning how much is to be spent for our grandchildren. The script for this drama is something along these lines. Joan: “I’m going to order thus and so for this grandchild and thus and so for this other grandchild.” Me (otherwise known as Scrooge): “You don’t have any money. How are you going to pay for all of this?” Joan (oblivious to my comment): “And I’m going to get [...] Read More »

  • August 29, 2016: New Ministry Offers Support to Those Coping with a Loss

    In the past, we have hosted a six-week seminar for persons dealing with the loss of a loved one. Last spring, I was introduced to a new way to help people with grief and loss, a program called Faith and Grief. I have been meeting, training, and planning with people at Northgate UMC, Kirkwood UMC, and Woodhaven Presbyterian Church to begin Faith and Grief here in Irving. This is a supportive [...] Read More »

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