The classical Church embedded patriarchy and misogyny into our culture. Rev. Dr. Bill Kirby will trace the history of what the Church Fathers said about the Church Mothers from Tertullian(160 AD) to John Wesley. the class will discuss how the church’s patriarchal attitudes contributed to the response of the #metoo movement.
Come meet some fascinating women from the Bible: Rebekah who overcame feminine stereotypes; Leah, who overcame rejection and insecurity; Abigail who dealt with confrontation followed by discussion of the relevant modern day topics each of these women raise for us.
Join the Cornerstone Class on Sundays in July and August for “This I Know” - a study created by Northaven to educate participants about why you should care about the issue of homosexuality and faith. This class is an invitation to talk, but not necessarily to agree, and equips participants with the tools to respond to the issue out of love rather than fear.
A survey of the historical roots and theological contexts of New Testament assertions about the end-time suggests that they don’t belong to the indispensable core of the “good news” that the church proclaims. Join the Cornerstone Sunday School Class for this interesting conversation in Room 237 at 9:30 am on June 2.
Reinhold Niebuhr’s “serenity prayer” remains of the most quoted writings in American literature. He rose from a small midwest church pulpit to become one of the nation’s moral voice. This is a powerful, insightful and inspiring documentary featuring interviews with many civil rights leaders and theologians. Join the Jesus, Java & Journey (J3) class on June 2 & 9 in room 250 at 9:30 am.
In The Challenge of Jesus, renowned historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, presents his life’s work exploring the matrix of Jesus’ unique time and place. Drawing on scholarly text, excavation and history, Dr. Crossan introduces us to the flesh and blood people who shaped the world into which Jesus was born. In these DVD presentations, we meet a Jesus we’ve not known before.
The Circle Of The Spirit Retreat is on May 10-11 at the Springhill Retreat and Conference Center in Richardson. Don’t miss this chance to breathe, meditate, join discussions on the physiological effects of meditation on brain health, have times for group fun and quietly wander around the beautiful indoor and outdoor settings.
Come and be a part of a field trip on May 3, 3:30 to 5:00 pm through the Vickery Meadow Neighborhood. Northaven member Martha Stowe, Executive Dir. of the Vickery Meadows Youth Foundation, will educate us on the challenges experienced by our neighbors in this diverse area.
Church In Society invites you to a special lunch event on Sunday, April 28 from 12:15 - 2:00 pm. Come and hear from our presenters, climate lobbyist Sandy Long and Molly Rook of the Dallas Sierra Club, as they speak on how we can do more to protect the environment, update us on Dallas’ recycling programs and more.
Faith Voices on Justice will host "Building Bridges” on Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 pm. Our presenters Kendra Weddle-Irons, PhD. and Jann Aldredge-Clanton, PhD., have authored the recent book, "Building Bridges: Letha Dawson Scanzoni and Friends"
No matter where you are on your coming out journey, you will benefit from this six-week educational and interactive workshop open to all LGBTQ+ persons, family and friends. The workshop, facilitiated by Rev. Dr. Robin Booth, Rev. Jane Granier and Will Fields, provides a safe place to explore what being gay, transgender or ally means to your spiritual life as well as your interaction with society, including your family, friends and work.
How do we live as resurrection people? How do we take those stories into our our hearts and lives, living as though we believe resurrection to be a reality? Frank Brookhart, author of “Living The Resurrection,” takes stories of the resurrection and illuminates a way for Christians and seekers to explore life in the new creation.
On (Good) Friday, April 19, 2019 walk alongside local people of faith in Dallas as a part of The Dallas Area Christian Progressive Alliance and the Young Progressive Christians of Dallas 2019 Good Friday Walk. Together we will reflect upon the people Jesus cared most about--the least amongst us--on the day of his death.
We all know that breathing is an essential part of life. It is possible, however to use breathing as a practice to reduce stress, re-focus on what is important and listen to what is going on within us. This Lenten gathering will be offered throughout the season of Lent (and perhaps beyond).
Come watch and discuss the award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” for three weeks in the Jesus, Java & The Journey Class in Room #250 from 9:30 - 10:30 am on Sunday March 31, April 7 & 14. The group will watch portions of the documentary each week and discuss the environment and speaking truth to power.
On Sunday, March 24 at 12:15 pm in the Atrium, let's come together as a church family and share a meal as we journey through Lent. Bring your favorite dish, side, salad or dessert to share. Then at 1:00 pm, we will be a part of a special Camino Pilgrimage Presentation given by Renee Robinson and Leighton Weiss.
Northaven’s Faith Voices On Justice & Church In Society Committee invite you to an important conversation. On March 21, 7:00 - 8:30 pm in the Northaven United Methodist Church Sanctuary, Dave Black will moderate the “Social Justice and the DFW legal system: 4 practice areas, 4 attorneys, 4 perspectives” panel with Paul Zolton, Bruce Anton, Chris Wilmoth and Nancy Mason who represent the legal specialties of Immigration, Criminal, Probate, and Family law respectively.
What is a spiritual pilgrimage? (Hint: it is way different than a pilgrimage to Graceland). Come and explore the topic with Reverend Dr. Blair Thompson-White as she shares her dissertation research, Biblical scholarship, and personal experience that ultimately makes the case for why pilgrimage is essential to spiritual growth.
On Ash Wednesday, you are invited to recognize the limitations of our humanity and our need for the grace of God to draw us into our intended relationship with God as beloved children. The Ash Wednesday Worship Service will be a brief service that includes contemplative space, music and the imposition of ashes.