Oak Lawn UMC has been welcoming our neighbors in the Oak Lawn area since 1874.
Let mutual love continue. And do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers,
for by doing so, some of us have entertained God’s angels without knowing it.
As Christ’s Church, Oak Lawn United Methodist Church has this scriptural mandate built into its DNA. For more than 140 years, the people called “Methodists” on the corner of Oak Lawn Avenue and Cedar Springs Road have been welcoming strangers and offering the love of God in ways too numerous to count. Even before Dallas was a city, these faithful people, seeing beyond the boundaries of their immediate neighborhood, chose to be in ministry with the poor, the disenfranchised, children, youth – to anyone who was hurting, whether in body, mind, or spirit. This community of faith has adapted and continues to adapt as the neighborhood evolves, and new challenges present themselves. Today, its proud tradition of biblical hospitality continues with its commitment to full inclusion of all people in the Body of Christ, its dedication, still, to the well-being of children and young people in our neighborhood, and its outreach to anyone in search of a place to worship and serve where they will be welcomed wholeheartedly and without question.
Oak Lawn UMC values its tradition of being “Christ in the City,” working actively in ministry with the Oak Lawn and Uptown community. We provide communal spaces for our neighbors during the summer months at our weekly Farmers Market and during the fall by opening our doors to those attending the Alan Ross Freedom Parade (Pride Parade) who need a cool place to rest. Through the Oak Lawn Community Outreach Center, we serve a Sunday meal to our homeless neighbors and operate a Food Pantry for those who are hungry. We are also committed to working with local schools to improve the experience of students in our neighborhood. We collect Thanksgiving meals for students at Medrano Elementary and Christmas gifts for students at Sam Houston Elementary, and we offer scholarship opportunities for students at North Dallas High School who will be attending four-year university programs.
It is no accident that the beautiful sanctuary, built a century ago, sits at one of the busiest intersections in Dallas. This is where God has firmly planted us. We remain ready and willing to answer God’s call to offer love, mercy, justice, and compassion to all people. Who knows? If there is an angel in our midst, Oak Lawn is ready!
Rev. Dr. Anna Hosemann-Butler
Senior Pastor since 2013
9:00 a.m. A more casual service
10:00 a.m. Small Group time. All classes provide a nurturing learning environment for members and visitors alike. Click here to learn more about our current small group offerings.
11:00 a.m. Our second worship service features our magnificent pipe organ, our chancel choir, and occasional instrumental ensembles.
Audio enhancement devices are available from the ushers.
We offer nursery care in Room 103 starting at 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday Communion and Brown Bag Lunch
Every Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. we host a brief service/meditation with Holy Communion. Bring your lunch and eat with us afterward for a time of fellowship!