Current and Upcoming Events

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Celebrate America

Jun. 23 – Aug. 16

Celebrate America

Featuring Patriotic Works of Art

In conjunction with the Lovers Lane UMC Music Ministry’s God & Country Concert, Kaligrafos Calligraphy Guild, Waco Calligraphy Guild and the Ft. Worth Calligraphy Guild have collaborated on this patriotic-themed show – Celebrate America.

With emphasis on patriotism, and red, white and blue colors, this show focuses on American and Texas history, and touches on the Texas Rangers, the Alamo, the U.S. Constitution, and baseball.  Individual art pieces bring forth images of American History, the Statue of Liberty, American Justice, the Faith of the Fathers of our Country, and how God has blessed our country.  All displayed art is for sale unless otherwise indicated.  Purchase price is shown on title cards displayed next to each work of art.

Artreach Gallery

The ArtReach Gallery graces the walls of Watson Hall at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church and is the work of the Visual Arts Committee of LLUMC and is sponsored by the Lovers Lane Foundation.  25% of all art sales benefit the Lovers Lane Foundation and the balance is remitted to the specific artist.

Purchase Information

Contact Paul Ditto at 214-706-9561 or email ArtReach@llumc.org

Coming this Fall: William Paul Young, Author of The Shack

The Lovers Lane Foundation and the McCormick Distinguished Speaker Forum

are Proud to Present

William Paul Young

Author of The Shack

September 24 and 25

New York Times Best Selling Author

William Paul Young by Dotson Studios

Save the Date: September 24 & 25

We are really excited to have Paul back to LLUMC this fall.  More information will follow, but for now mark your calendars for the following:

SUNDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 24MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 25
Guest Speaker in Worship Complimentary Community Lecture in Asbury Hall
8:15 a.m. ­ Shipp Chapel8:30 a.m. ­ Coffee & Muffins
9:30 a.m. & 10:50 a.m. ­ Asbury Hall9:00 a.m. ­ Lecture

SUNDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 24
Seated Dinner and Lecture
6:00 p.m. - Asbury Hall

Advance purchase required for Dinner:
Sponsor Tables and Individual Seating Available
CLICK HERE to Make Reservations and Purchase Tables/Tickets
All proceeds go to the David McLaurin Benevolence and Outreach Fund

For more details, contact Paul Ditto, Executive Director of the LLUMC Foundation
pditto@llumc.org   or   214-706-9561


Past Events

Faith and Family

Faith and Family

This Show was Exhibited from May 5, 2017 to June 22, 2017

Celebrating Mother’s Day and Father’s Day

Marilyn Eitzen Jones

In the season of celebrating family, we were thrilled to present this collection of family-themed artwork by our own Marilyn Eitzen Jones. Having had the good fortune to accumulate considerable information about her family background, Marilyn has had the exciting opportunity to produce a number of pieces in a visual format.

Both her father’s and mother’s family share the same background and a very devoted religious faith, which resulted in years of migration in order to preserve their heritage and faith. This exhibit is intended to help tell that story.  Music also played an important role in her family background as well as within her husband’s family so those images became a part of this visual story.

Artreach Gallery

The ArtReach Gallery graces the walls of Watson Hall at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church and is the work of the Visual Arts Committee of LLUMC and is sponsored by the Lovers Lane Foundation. Purchase prices are available upon request.

Purchase Information

Contact Paul Ditto at 214-706-9561 or email ArtReach@llumc.org

  • Art Exhibit:
  • Reception:
  • May 5 – June 22
  • Sunday, May 21
    12:00 p.m. | Watson Hall
    Music by the Lovers Lane Jazz Band

2017 Owen Lenten Lecture Series: Lecture Audio

2017 Owen Lenten Lecture Series: Lecture Audio


The 2017 Owen Lenten Lecture Featured Rev. Mike Baughman, Founding Pastor and Community Curator of Dallas’ Union Coffee

Below are links to audio files of each of Mike’s lectures.

Tuesday, April 11
God Doesn’t Need You (click for audio)


Wednesday, April 12
Truth in a World of Alternative Facts (click for audio)


Thursday, April 13

The Gates of Heaven Are a Lie (click for audio)

Rev. Mike Baughman is the Community Curator and founding pastor for Union Coffee (a church inside a coffee shop). The editor for Flipping Church (2016), Mike is eager to encounter and support those on the innovative edge of church, non-profit and civic engagement. He has served as author, editor and developer for a long list of curricula through Sparkhouse Press and Cokesbury. Mike learned a lot about basketball while attending Duke University and then earned a couple of pretentious diplomas from Princeton Theological Seminary (they’re both in Latin and hang in his garage).  A third generation Methodist minister and church planter, Mike married a sixth generation Methodist minister, Rachel.  Mike is no stranger to LLUMC, having preached many times in our Crosswalk and Thrive Services.

Put Your House in Order – Estate Planning Workshop

Put Your House in Order

FREE Estate Planning Workshop

This 2017 workshop was held on Saturday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 25.  Participants attended either the Tuesday or Saturday workshop and learned how to apply their family values to their giving footprint, plus they received valuable estate planning information from industry experts in a 2 hour panel discussion.


Saturday, April 22

10:00 - 11:30 AMDeveloping a plan to reflect your desires and values
11:45 AMLunch
12:30 - 2:00 PMFinancial planning concepts, records, POAs, directives, wills/trusts

Tuesday, April 25

10:00 - 11:30 AMDeveloping a plan to reflect your desires and values
11:45 AMLunch
12:30 - 2:00 PMFinancial planning concepts, records, POAs, directives, wills/trusts

Resurrected Memories

Resurrected Memories

Jane Stephenson Memorial Art Show

This show exhibited March 3 to May 8 and featured the works of the late Jane Stephenson, a well known artist and longtime Dallas resident.  Jane was known not just for her artistic skills, but also for her teaching, advocacy for the arts in Dallas and leadership among many art groups across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.  She has a painting in the permanent collection of the Mississippi Art Museum and her works have been featured in the “Watercolor Without Borders” collection in Irving and Milan, Italy, as well as exhibited in museums in Longview, Marshall, Corpus Christi, Rockport, Carlsbad, New Mexico, Collin College and JC Penney Corporate Center.  She is listed in the Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who Worldwide.

The ArtReach Gallery graces the walls of Watson Hall at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church and is the work of the Visual Arts Committee of LLUMC and is sponsored by the Lovers Lane Foundation. All art is for sale. A portion (25%) of all sale proceeds benefits the Lovers Lane Foundation.

For purchase information contact Paul Ditto at 214-706-9561 or email ArtReach@llumc.org

  • Art Exhibit:
  • Reception:
  • March 3 – May 8
  • Friday, April 14
    8:15 – 9:15 p.m. | Watson Hall
    Immediately following the Good Friday concert, Remembering Death, Celebrating Life

Cross & Crown

Elizabeth Alexander &
Richard J. Price Distinguished Cross & Crown

The Cross and Crown was established in 2009 and it is presented each year at the annual “Friends of the Foundation” Donor Recognition Dinner.

The Cross and Crown recipient(s) are presented with a small replica of the Cross and Crown now hanging in the Church Sanctuary.  Elizabeth Alexander Price presented the Sanctuary’s Cross and Crown to LLUMC on Sunday, August 24, 2008.


Criteria for the Cross & Crown

Candidates for consideration should be member(s) of LLUMC and possess the following attributes: A Christian-centered life with quality in all things; principled with the highest life standards; dedicated and highly focused; optimistic with a love of life and excitement for the future; and service-oriented.

Past Recipients

  • Carmyn Neely – 2009
  • Judy and Jim Gibbs – 2010
  • Betty Korioth – 2011
  • Dr. Walter Hoy – 2012
  • David McLaurin / Posthumously – 2013
  • Frank Jackson – 2014
  • Sandra and Henry Estess – 2015
  • Jim (posthumously) and Barbara McCormick – 2016
    Arch (posthumously) and Babs Owen – 2016