News & Events

  • North Texas Conference Reconciling Churches Potluck Dinner

    North Texas Conference Reconciling Churches Potluck Dinner Saturday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. St. Stephen UMC (2520 Oates Dr, Mesquite, TX 75150)  Bring a dish to share Read More »

  • Children’s Ministry: Church Family Excursions!

    Children’s Ministry Church Family Excursions! Join your church family for some spring and summer fun! All are invited to join their Northaven family to attend any or all of the upcoming events! Email for more information.  Saturday,  August 13 Klyde Warren Park 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas 75201 Meet at the tables by the food trucks at 10:00 a.m. Read More »

  • The 2nd Community

    The 2nd Community August 8, 7:00 p.m. at Northaven UMC, Room 237  Presenter: Peggy Larney, Citizen of the Choctaw Nation Peggy Larney, a full blood American Indian and a Citizen of the Choctaw Nation, will be our presenter in August in our interfaith focus on the theme:  “Owning Violence:  Affirming Nonviolence.” Peggy is the Founder of the American Indian Heritage Day in Texas and Founder of I C.A.R.E. (Indian Citizens against Racial Exploitation).  She is a lay member of the [...] Read More »


Pastor's Blog

  • Sermon In Respose to the Dallas Shootings

    Photo: David WorthingtonThis is different, isn’t it? We’ve been here before. We’ve been in church, the Sunday after some mass shooting…somewhere…and we’ve viscerally felt the horror and the shock. You’ve heard me preach on those Sundays. But this is so different. This is our home. Our city. Violence toward our police. In our downtown, where some of us live, and some of us work. Places we visit often. The grief is great. And, even closer than that, our two Northaven members who are part of [...] Read More »

  • Signs That Are More Than Ink On Paper

    When I was a kid, there was a program called “Helping Hands” that was supposed to help kids feel safe. The idea was that families would put a paper sign inside the front windows of their house. The sign was a very simple hand print. The theory was that if a kid was ever walking down the street, and felt like they were in danger, they could run to a house with that sign, ring the bell, and [...] Read More »

  • Written Down in Blood and Ink

    “Place these words I’m speaking on your heart and in your very being. Tie them on your hand as a sign.” Deuteronomy 11:16 I pulled the trigger. I got my tattoo. As I’ve been threatening to do for months now, I got the words “Fear Not” in Biblical Greek inked on my left inside forearm. The words are from my favorite chapter of the Bible; Luke 2. And these are among my favorite verses… “The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news [...] Read More »


Micah 6:8

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?