News & Events

  • Easter Eggstravaganza

    Northaven’s 3rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza Saturday, April 15, 10:00 – Noon This is a free event and open to the community. There will be a bounce house, games, and an Easter Egg Hunt for children up to 10 years old and a variety of other fun things to do! Oh, and the Easter Bunny will be here too! If you’re a member of Northaven and looking for ways to get involved and help with the Eggstravaganza, contact LauraMay Sorkin. Northaven’s youth group will [...] Read More »

  • Amigos Days 2017

    Amigos Days offers an opportunity for you to engage in hands-on, local mission work and has become a cornerstone of our North Texas Conference’s connectional growth. It is a strong encouragement to witness, once again, that the UMC outreach tradition continues to thrive with our people willing to cheerfully give their weekends to help others. Amigos veterans have often said the dirtier they get, the closer to God they feel. God’s presence is very real during every hour [...] Read More »

  • Lent at Northaven

    Roll Down, Justice! Worship Series for Lent I hate, I reject your festivals; I don’t enjoy your joyous assemblies. If you bring me your entirely burned offerings and gifts of food— I won’t be pleased; I won’t even look at your offerings of well-fed animals. Take away the noise of your songs; I won’t listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. – Amos 5: 21-24 (CEB) Lent is a time of reminding ourselves who we are [...] Read More »

  • Good Friday Walk

    12th Annual Good Friday Walk Remembering Jesus’ teachings on the day of his death Friday, April 14, 10:15 a.m. “I was an immigrant and a refugee, and you did not welcome me.” (Mt 25:31-45) We walk to welcome, to embrace, to stand with the refugees from Syria and the immigrants who live among us. “I was thirsty and you did not give me to drink.” (Mt 25:31-45) We walk to stand with the people of Flint, Michigan and all who thirst for clean water. “That which [...] Read More »

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Pastor's Blog

  • The Night Everything Gets Real

    I am standing in front of the White House in Washington DC. It’s a warmer-than-average day, and there are 113 other souls, mostly clergy, standing with me. The throngs of ordinary tourists and sightseers have been pushed back to a wide perimeter around us by the Federal police whose job it is to secure the White House area. Squad cars are everywhere. Paddy wagons pull up. A bus arrives. And, all along, an authoritative voice of the Powers that Be speaks [...] Read More »

  • A Small, Beautiful Thing…Why We Marched

    On the day after #MegaMarch2017 let me tell you another small, beautiful story about what it means to be “Church.” We had great worship, yesterday morning at church. And that was beautiful. Palm Sunday, and all. And then, almost 30 of us marched at the MegaMarch downtown. That was powerful. Big thrill of the day for me? Literally marching right behind Martin Luther King III, in a line, arm and arm with friends like Imam Omar Sulieman and [...] Read More »

  • We Did Not Ask For This Room

    “We did not ask for this room or this music. We were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces to the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty. We have been given pain to be astounded by joy. We have been given life to deny death. We did not ask for this room or this music. But because we are here, let us dance.” — Stephen King and Bridgett CarpenterI finally binged-watched “11.22.63” this week. It’s got me thinking [...] Read More »

  • I Am A Christmas Christian

    I am a Christmas Christian. I’ve known this for decades now. But only now do I feel brave enough to say it boldly. Because, in many Christian circles, it’s almost like heresy to not say “I’m an Easter Christian.” “Bonding Time: The Nativity in Townville,” by Jan Hines. I’m one of those too. I love Easter. I come to appreciate the metaphor of death and resurrection more every year. I understand —although I personally find no meaning, whatsoever– in the metaphor of “atonement [...] Read More »

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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?