Imagine. A church where everybody is welcomed and treated with a familial hospitality that has been embraced by the members of that church for decades. Yet the demographics of the school next door, the neighborhood, and the town in which it is located have changed drastically. Yet this local church has adapted and become a multicultural local church. That local church has changed in a lot of ways but still embraces the core values that made it what it is: nurturing our members, outreach to the community, accepting others, and meaningful worship.
This church still feeds and cares for those in need. They still provide opportunities for the children in the community to receive further educational help. They still study scripture and seek to share the love of God and neighbor with their community. Their young people continue to be nurtured in the faith so that, while baptized, they will take ownership of their discipleship as they mature and profess their faith in our God revealed in Jesus Christ. They love all their neighbors.
This, friends, is Chapel Hill United Methodist Church. We have reached a different stage in our existence in Farmers Branch on the northern edge of Dallas, but we remain shaped by God’s grace and love and have a vision for one another and our community. You can support that vision as we continue to emerge from the pandemic and seek to overcome all the obstacles that the coronavirus has presented by giving via mail or at https://chapelhillumc.org/donate.
Our community has changed. But the need for God’s love remains. Help us expand our family and share that love with all our neighbors.
Grace and peace,
Rev. J.D. Allen