Welcome to Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, the "Heart of Christ in the City." This wonderful community of faith sits at the crossroads of two major thoroughfares in Dallas -- Oak Lawn Avenue and Cedar Springs Road. It sits at the center of a cross. Moreover, we believe we sit at the center of THE Cross -- where the blessed heart of Christ was laid open and bare, to receive the world and all people as His own.
Oak Lawn UMC has been here for 140 years and we have no plans to be anywhere else. Why would we? It is a privileged location. It is a privileged calling to BE "The Heart of Christ in the City." This Church is and always has been a vital beacon of love and hope for the surrounding community, which began under an oak tree near a little stream on the prairie -- and now includes Uptown, Turtle Creek, the Design District, the Oak Lawn area, and everywhere in between. And we are delighted -- delighted -- to stand at this place, and to stand with all those who abide here. There is no way to calculate how many people pass through this intersection every day. There is also no way to calculate the countless number of lives that have been impacted by the love of good and dedicated people called Methodists who make up this faith community. It is our purpose and objective to be faithful in our witness to the love of God, lived out in the person and work of Jesus Christ, to everyone who comes our way.
One of the most important things about this Church is that ALL are welcome -- and we do mean ALL. We know that all people are created in the image and likeness of God, and therefore all people deserve respect and to know the love of God. We also know that authentic Christian discipleship is based on that understanding of God's all encompassing and inclusive love. It is my honor and blessing to serve as Senior Pastor of this Church. It is my privilege to invite you to come and experience the love of God which is lived out here, every day. If you are seeking a place to be, to belong, to serve, to know you are welcome and valued, come. We believe that the Heart of Christ is alive and well here, and beats with the source of abundant life for everyone.
Dr. Anna Hosemann-Butler
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