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Promise United Church of Christ

Building a Sacred Community, One Life, One Soul at a Time.

 

We are an Open and Affirming, progressive, congregation located in Dallas, TX.  We believe that to love one another means getting vaccinated, wearing a mask, proper handwashing, and social distancing.

 

At Promise United Church of Christ, we know that inspiration opens hearts. An open heart is an open mind and an open mind is one that can practice tolerance, experience gratitude, and feel the glory of God. It is our belief that God is present in all of us. We are dedicated to the service of God and all of God's people. Our goal is to provide a place of welcome, inspire an active spirit of mission, and create a safe space to wrestle with questions about our faith. We invite you to become a part of our growing congregation.

Your presence adds to our worship and our faith journey!

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What’s Happening?

  • Please visit our Promise United Church of Christ Facebook page for updates on speakers and events!

  •  North Texas Association of the South Central Conference, please visit their website at: https://www.ntaucc.org/

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Journeying Through Our Faith

What does being a person of faith mean to you? How does your faith renew/restore you and help you to care for all of God's Creation? How has God equipped you for your ministry?

Just a few of the questions that we explore each week as we gather to praise and pray!

Prayer is a vital part of our faith as we believe prayer changes things because prayer changes us! Come and be a part of our prayer ministry!

Ewing House Mission

 

Join us as we share a meal with our brothers and sisters at Ewing House, the first Thursday of each month. Ewing House is a care center in our community supported by AIDS services of Dallas (ASD).

 

"The mission of ASD is to create and strengthen healthy communities through the delivery of quality, affordable, service-enriched housing for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. ASD's mission includes advocacy, education, and the development of affordable housing options and community development opportunities, both for its residents living with HIV/AIDS and for economically disadvantaged people."

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Prayer

 Life throws challenges at us and we all need the comfort and support that prayer provides. We have an active prayer ministry and would be glad to join with you in both your joys and concerns.  Please, contact us and let us join with you in prayer.

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Mission Ministry

We actively seek to support individuals in our community and globally. Our current missions help to support a local homeless outreach program, individuals at Ewing House, and a medical clinic in Guatemala.

 
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What's  Happening in Our Lives

No Matter Who You Are, or Where You Are on Life's Journey, You are WELCOME Here!

Promise United Church of Christ has been actively involved with the greater Dallas community since May 18, 1997. 

We have moved to 3403 Shelley Drive, Dallas, sharing worship space at Living Faith Covenant Church.  We now worship every Sunday at 10 a.m. We are the faithful people of Promise and we seek to live into our faith and the call that God has placed upon our hearts to serve our community and world at large. 

We join together in listening to the still speaking voice of God.

 
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Meet Our Pastors!

Rev. Chantel Nelson, Sr. Minister, is a proud graduate of Brite Divinity School. Although raised in the Methodist tradition, Rev. Nelson was ordained into the United Church of Christ tradition, at Cathedral of Hope in August of 2009. 

 

Rev. Nelson's theology of ministry reflects a theology of presence. Her focuses include: family systems, children and trauma, womanist theology, grief, faith formation, eco-theology, and systematic theology, among others. Prior to accepting a call into formal ministry, Rev. Nelson worked as a Child Life Specialist helping children, siblings, and parents to cope with medical procedures and/or related traumas. 

 

Rev. Nelson is an avid reader. She also enjoys biking, quilting, photography, music, art, and spending time outdoors. She is the proud parent of Gabriel, Alijah Grace, Magdalene, and Roman. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Associate Minister/Minister of Congregational Care, Rev. Winner Laws, is also a proud graduate of Brite Divinity School. Rev. Laws is currently pursuing her Doctor of Ministry in Womanist Preaching at Memphis Theological Seminary. Her writings have been included in: "Our Witness: The Unheard Stories of LGBT+ Christians" (2018)  and "The Gathering - A Womanist Church: Origins, Stories, Sermons, and Litanies"

Reverend Winner A. Laws is spiritually called to let ALL people know that God loves them unconditionally as a Womanist pastor. She also serves as the Congregational Care and Spiritual Support Minister at The Gathering – A Womanist Church – Disciples of Christ in Dallas, TX. Initially she started her career at an Information Technology company 37 years ago and now she holds a Senior Project Manager position at the same company.

Originally from Houston, TX. She currently resides in Plano, TX. Her passions include faith development, leadership, family, and golf.

What We Believe

We believe in the triune God: Creator, resurrected Christ, the sole Head of the church, and the Holy Spirit, who guides and brings about the creative and redemptive work of God in the world.


We believe that each person is unique and valuable. It is the will of God that every person belong to a family of faith where they have a strong sense of being valued and loved.


We believe that each person is on a spiritual journey and that each of us is at a different stage of that journey.


We believe that the persistent search for God produces an authentic relationship with God, engendering love, strengthening faith, dissolving guilt, and giving life purpose and direction.


We believe that all of the baptized 'belong body and soul to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.' No matter who – no matter what – no matter where we are on life's journey – notwithstanding race, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, class or creed – we all belong to God and to one worldwide community of faith. All persons baptized – past, present and future – are connected to each other and to God through the sacrament of baptism.


We baptize during worship when the community is present because baptism includes the community's promise of 'love, support and care' for the baptized – and we promise that we won't take it back – no matter where your journey leads you.


We believe that all people of faith are invited to join Christ at Christ's table for the sacrament of Communion. Just as many grains of wheat are gathered to make one loaf of bread and many grapes are gathered to make one cup of wine, we, the many people of God, are made one in the body of Christ, the church. The breaking of bread and the pouring of wine reminds us of the costliness of Christ's sacrifice and the discipleship to which we are all called. In the breaking of bread, we remember and celebrate Christ's presence among us along with a 'cloud of witnesses' – our ancestors, family and friends who have gone before us. It is a great mystery; we claim it by faith.


We believe the UCC is called to be a united and uniting church. "That they may all be one." (John 17:21) "In essentials–unity, in nonessentials–diversity, in all things–charity," These UCC mottos survive because they touch core values deep within us. The UCC has no rigid formulation of doctrine or attachment to creeds or structures. Its overarching creed is love.


UCC pastors and teachers are known for their commitment to excellence in theological preparation, interpretation of the scripture and justice advocacy

Vision Statement:

Building a welcoming united community, trusting in God’s promise to love all.

 

Mission statement:

Building abundant relationships in a spiritual community, where our focus is on embracing, empowering, and serving all of creation.

 

Sometimes we all need a little extra support! Please reach out to the many community supports

available to you:

What does the Bible say about Homosexuality: "Letter to Louise" - https://christcornerstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/A-Letter-to-Louise.pdf.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Way of Texas - Are you in need of assistance with rent, utilities, medications? Do you need information regarding shelter? Please dial #211

Dallas Resource Center - https://www.myresourcecenter.org/

Our Calling - assists with homeless outreach and shelter. https://www.ourcalling.org/

 

Trevor Lifeline—A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service for LGBTQ+ youth available 24/7 at 866-488-7386

 

Trevor Text—Text “Trevor” to 202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available Monday through Friday between 3pm - 9pm CST

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio: 888-628-9454
Concerned about someone you love? These hotlines will help you, too. Find more resources here:

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-someone-else/ 

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Resources and Sources of Support:

 
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Our Community

Promise United Church of Christ believes that worship is something that can be expressed in everything we do, whether that be nourishing our bodies with food, chatting with friends, playing music, advocating for others, or enjoying nature. Our philosophy is deeply rooted in Jesus open table of welcome!  We offer members a chance to become part of something greater, to grow their love for God and for one another in our beautiful community. Get in touch today or swing by for a visit.

 
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Our Community

Promise United Church of Christ believes that worship is something that can be expressed in everything we do, whether that be nourishing our bodies with food, chatting with friends, playing music, advocating for others, or enjoying nature. Our philosophy is deeply rooted in Jesus open table of welcome!  We offer members a chance to become part of something greater, to grow their love for God and for one another in our beautiful community. Get in touch today or swing by for a visit.

 
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Our Community

Promise United Church of Christ believes that worship is something that can be expressed in everything we do, whether that be nourishing our bodies with food, chatting with friends, playing music, advocating for others, or enjoying nature. Our philosophy is deeply rooted in Jesus open table of welcome!  We offer members a chance to become part of something greater, to grow their love for God and for one another in our beautiful community. Get in touch today or swing by for a visit.

 
 
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"We believe in a God that is still speaking, a God that is all-loving and inclusive.  We are a church that welcomes and accepts everyone as they are, where your mind is nourished as much as your soul.

We are a church where Jesus the healer meets Jesus the revolutionary, and where together, we grow a just and peaceful world."  (UCC.org)

Contact Us

Let us know you’re out there! Contact Promise United Church of Christ today.

3403 Shelley Blvd, P.O. Box 211235,

Dallas, TX 75211, USA

(214) 623-8400

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