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Directors Notes

In early September the TV news was all about hurricanes hitting Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Along with the rest of the U.S., the Jesters actors saw pictures of the devastation, and heard about heroic acts that were occurring daily as people pulled together to help each other. When the cast first met to brainstorm, they wanted to lift up the concept of helping each other in times of emergency. Climate change came up as a concern, as well as national politics. On the flip side of our serious discussions, several cast members wanted to go to Hawaii (who doesn’t?), and one player in particular is fascinated with Sasquatch and managed to work it into every scene concept.

We pulled these seemingly incompatible ideas into It’s a Great Big World. It is the near future. Our newly elected female president is ready to save the planet from a global warming catastrophe. Meanwhile, a National Geographic Exploration team is about to visit the closed island of Kaho’olawe, a real Hawaiian island that was used for target practice during World War II. Travel with us to learn about courage and selflessness… and make sure you get on the right plane.

Scene Order

Scene 1: Presidential press conference
Scene 2: Airport
Video: Airplane cockpit
Scene 3: On the island
Scene 4: Snow
Scene 5: On the glacier
Scene 6: Radio contact
Scene 7: Blizzard

Scene 1: Building the windmill
Scene 2: Radio contact 2
Scene 3: In the Oval Office
Scene 4: We’re all in this together
Scene 5: Finale

Special Needs Ministry at HPUMC

“With one mind and one voice we glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Romans 15:6

For more information about our ministry and serving opportunities contact Cheryl Vandiver at 214.523.2209 or .

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The Feast

A welcoming weekly worship service for those with special needs, their families and friends, and all who have a heart for special needs. Sundays at 5:00 pm.

Kingdom Singers

Our new special needs choir for all ages where we sing, play instruments and dance to beautiful music. Rehearsals are Sundays at 4:00 pm with performances at The Feast.

The Walk

A class that offers participants a chance to grow in their faith, while enjoying fellowship. Multiple classroom settings accommodate individuals of all ages, interests, and abilities. Sundays at 9:30 am.


A theatrical performance opportunity for teens (16+) and adults with special needs with rehearsals from September to February, concluding in a two-night performance. We hope you enjoyed the show!

Night OWLS (Out With Loving Sitters)

A respite program for families who have children with special needs and their siblings (to age 13). Held the rst and third Friday of the month.


A spiritual and leisure enrichment group for teens (13+) and adults with special needs. Held the second Tuesday of the month.

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Worship Opportunities

Special Events

Monday, December 24
Christmas Eve Worship (LIVE)