WE BELIEVE FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHERS at every point in our Christian journey enriches and increases the faith of all. Small groups and classes help form the foundation of a true church family, and members support one another while studying the Word together and as we live out our faith in the community.

For more information on our classes and to learn about other ways that you can get involved, contact


Walk Through the Old Testament and New Testament in Two Hours Each

with Rev. Walt Marcum, Wednesday, September 11 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Christ Family Center, Parlor (Room 111).

Buckle your seatbelts for this one-night tour of the Old Testament which will emphasize major themes, organization, and highlights of these remarkable books of the Bible. This course is a favorite for first-time Bible students as well as those who have lived a lifetime in the scriptures. $10 fee (includes materials). Teacher: Pastor Walt Marcum from Highland Park UMC. To sign up: Contact Pastor Barbara Marcum at


The God I Never Knew: Women's Book Study

Wednesdays, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., September 11 through October 9, Copeland House.
We will be studying The God I Never Knew: How Real Friendship with the Holy Spirit Can Change Your Life by Robert Morris. Please buy and bring your book to the first class (no need to purchase study guide).

Teacher: DeDe Jones, Director of Evangelism and Modern Worship.
To sign up: Contact DeDe Jones at


Holy Land Tour Book Study

Tuesdays, 6:00 to 7:15 p.m., October 1 through November 5, Christ Family Center Parlor (Room 111).

Highly recommended for those going on the January 2020 Holy Land tour, this study, The Way: Walking In the Footsteps of Jesus by Adam Hamilton, offers an excellent video and Bible preview of the places that will be experienced on the tour. Cost is $15 for the study book. Bring your Bible.

Teachers: Pastors Tom Hudspeth and Barbara Marcum.
To sign up: Contact Pastor Tom Hudspeth at


Grow: God, Relationship, Others, Word

Thursdays, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., September 19 through December 19, 723 Ft. Worth Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75208.

This 12-session Old Testament study is designed for busy people who want to fit comprehensive Bible study into their schedules. We will cover the entire Old Testament. $20 registration includes study manual. Snacks and fellowship will be offered starting at 7 p.m. and class will begin at 7:30 p.m. A 12-session New Testament class will be offered in the Spring for those who want to study the whole Bible.

Teacher: Pastor Randall Lucas.
To sign up: Contact Pastor Randall at


Breathing Under Water, Book Study

Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., September 12 through December 19 (no class on Halloween or Thanksgiving)

Christ Family Center Parlor (Room 111). Richard Rohr’s classic book on the 12 Steps is for all Christians! We will read it together and work through the accompanying workbook. $26 for both books, available at first class (which will be an orientation).

Teachers: Celebrate Recovery Leaders Carla Campbell and Nora Dye.
To sign up: Contact Pastor Dawn Anderson at


Men’s and Women’s 12-Step Studies through CELEBRATE RECOVERY (C.R.)

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 to p.m., Shipp Chapel

We are forming new fall step study groups for men and women who want to work through the 12 Steps for any “hurt, habit, or hang- up.” (C.R. is not just for addictions!) The step study small group is for those who are ready to delve deeper into their past and the choices they have made. Participants will see real, lasting changes start to happen. The group will be going through four C.R. participants' guides. The cost for all four guides is $20. Worship the first hour in Shipp Chapel and hear a testimony or a lesson; work with your small group step study the second hour. Snacks and fellowship for 15 minutes before and after worship in Pastors Beginnings Room.

To sign up: Contact Pastor Dawn Anderson, or 214.706.9639.



Thursdays, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., September 19 through October 24, Pastors Beginnings Room.

Do you have family history waiting to be told, fond memories to share with children and grandchildren? Are you interested in putting your spiritual journey into words? Would you enjoy sharing your thoughts and past experiences with others? A small journaling group offers an excellent opportunity to write about and celebrate precious memories and experiences with others in a small group setting. Bring a pencil and lined writing paper—journal or notebook—or your laptop computer. (This experience is just for you; your writing will not be critiqued.) Maybe you could create an unforgettable Christmas gift?

Teacher: Penny Boozman (retired librarian and Congregational Care Minister).
To sign up: Contact Pastor Dawn Anderson at or 214.760.9639.


Christian Book Club Brunch Group

Second Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Original Pancake House, Northwest Highway and Midway.

Our club reads one Christian classic book per month, alternating fiction and non-fiction; then we meet for a fun Saturday brunch and discussion. Email to get a copy of our book list!

Facilitator: Pastor Dawn Anderson, or 214.760.9639.


Intercessory Prayer Group

Mondays, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Copeland House.

This ongoing group open to ALL meets weekly to pray for our personal, church, community, and world concerns.

Group is led by Carla Campbell. Pastor Dawn Anderson,

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BEGINNING CLASS, Mondays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., September 9 through October 14, Oxford Room 200. Basic class for American Sign Language. Cost $60, includes instruction materials. Teacher: Linda Fenske. To sign up: Contact Pastor Tom Hudspeth at

INTERMEDIATE CLASS, Tuesdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., September 10 through October 15, Oxford Room 200. Intermediate class for American Sign Language. Cost $60, includes instruction materials. Teacher: Linda Fenske.To sign up: Contact Pastor Tom Hudspeth at

ADVANCED CLASS, Thursdays, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., September 12 through October 17, Oxford Room 200. Advanced class for American Sign Language. Cost $60, includes instruction materials. Teacher: Linda Fenske.

To sign up: Contact Pastor Tom Hudspeth at



"Teach My Heart to Sign and Love Justice"
Wednesdays from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., September 18 through November 13, Dudley Dancer Room.
We will explore four psalms and four prophets in ASL. Cost $5 for materials. Teacher: Pastor Tom Hudspeth. To sign up: Contact Pastor Tom Hudspeth at



Mondays, 7:15 to 8:15 p.m., October and November, Copeland House (Large Room).

The effects of stressful life circumstances take a toll on the body. Rejuvenate mind and body through gentle Christ-centered yoga in a customized series of classes. $100 for all eight classes or $20 per individual class. Gift certificates available. Mat provided upon request.

10/6 and 11/3: Yoga for stress relief (neck, shoulder, and back tension)
10/13 and 11/10: Yoga for better flexibility (deep stretch / yin)
10/20 and 11/17: Yoga for mindfulness and better sleep (breath, intention, meditation)
10/27 and 11/24: Yoga for balance (posture and strength)

Teacher: Certified Yoga Instructor Pamela Lucia. To sign up: Contact Pastor Dawn Anderson at or 214.706.9639.


Senior Shape-Up

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., September 16 through November 22,
Christ Family Center, Room 211-213 

Exercises for ages 60 and over, including strength training with muscle and joint exercises. $30 for 10 weeks; scholarships available. All equipment provided.

Teacher: Susan Arnett.
To sign up: Contact Susan at