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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

  • 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

2017 Shipp Lecture Series

2017 Shipp Lecture Series

On February 26 and 27, the Shipp Lecture Series Featured Craig Hill, Dean of Perkins School of Theology, SMU

Craig Hill, Dean of Perkins School of Theology, SMUDean Hill’s series was based on his book, Servant of All: Status, Ambition and the Way of Jesus.

Sunday’s dinner exploreed the biological basis of the human desire for status and the countercultural example of Jesus.

At Monday’s breakfast, we discovered how Paul and other early Christian leaders confronted this issue, and considered how we might create a community of love and acceptance.

Scripture theme: Philippians 2

Who is the Greatest of All?

2017 Lecture Schedule

Sunday, Feb. 26

  • Featured speaker/sermon in both the 8:15 and 10:50 service
  • Dinner – 5:00 p.m. in Watson Hall
    Tickets $25* | open to public

Monday, Feb 27

  • Complimentary breakfast for local pastors – 9:00 a.m. at LLUMC
  • Luncheon at 12:00 p.m. in Watson Hall (open to public) $8*

*All proceeds benefit LLUMC Foundation Perkins Scholarship Fund for LLUMC Staff

RSVP to: or 214-706-9561