A little bit about Union...
The idea for Union started with dreaming-out-loud conversations between Mike Baughman, Neil Moseley and Phil Dieke. Eventually the idea developed into a concept and a reality. The North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church launched Union as laboratory and new church start to experiment with three key things: 1) what could the church learn from a neighborhood by so embedding itself within the neighborhood that people beyond the worshipping community would actually notice if they closed? 2) What are alternative means of sustaining good work? 3) What might it look like to engage in ministry with young professionals who have left or never engaged the church?
Since opening in 2012, we’ve developed a top-rated independent coffee shop, three worshipping communities, a long list of arts events and kept the city of Dallas awake with more caffeine than we could measure. We’ve learned a lot along the way and are always happy to share.
Union cultivates the divine spark in our neighbors for the good of the city and the world it inspires through outstanding coffee, robust community and engaging causes.
the most generous cup of coffee in dallas
This is a bold statement, but Union lives up to it. When you buy coffee at Union, 10% of your sale goes to a local non-profit organization. Every four months Union selects a new organization to donate to. To date Union has supported 8 non-profits and has raised thousands of dollars while impacting thousands of lives.
North Texas Food Bank
Capes 4 Kids
North Texas Tornado Relied
United Methodist Disaster Relief
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chairperson: Scott Larson, Attorney, Bell Nunnally
Vice Chairperson: Rev. Katherine Glaze Lyle, United Methodist Pastor (retired)
Secretary: Oscar Cetina, Senior Project Engineer, Pacheco Koch
Treasurer: Chandler Grace Terry, Treasury Management Officer, Regions Bank
Keisha Whaley, CEO, Brass Tacks Collective Design Agency
Rev. Mike Baughman, Community Curator & Founding Pastor, Union
Mark Mutschnik, Attorney, Thompson & Knight
Libby Bennett, Human Relations Director, Zinwave
Carlee Cagle, Student, Masters in Counseling
Jamie Griffin, Restaurant Consultant, Good Works & Part-Owner, Raising Cane’s Chicken
Noelle Leveaux, Public Relations, Noelle Leveaux Consulting
Alfred White, Marketing, College Football Playoffs
Jack Cleaveland, Attorney, Thompson Koe
Ryan Wood, Executive Producer, TEGNA
Rev. Debra Hobbs Mason, District Superintendent, Metro District of the North Texas Annual Conference
Rev. Keith Paine Boone, Senior Pastor, University Park United Methodist Church
Rev. Owen Ross, Director of New Church Starts & Congregational Development, North Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
As a means of cultivating the divine spark in all people, Union supports and actively works towards equity for and full inclusion of all persons regardless of race, background, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. We strive to create not just a space, but also a community of sanctuary that welcomes all people so that all are celebrated for their God-given identities.