At PHPC we believe that the purpose of adult formation is to help people make spiritual sense out of their lives and the world. Learning is not an end in itself. Instead, we learn with the purpose of growing in faith and being sent out into our everyday lives and the world as disciples of Jesus Christ.
These classes meet weekly on Sunday mornings (9:30 a.m.) for study and fellowship. There are classes for young parents, couples, and those of all ages and stages of life.
FAITH BIBLE DISCOVERY
This class is for couples and singles of all ages who desire to grow in faith through peer-led bible and theological study covering a wide variety of topics. The class meets year round on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. in the North building of the church N220, as well as for fellowship at off-site parties at least twice a year, and for class-chosen service projects. Questions are welcome, experiences are honored, and all positions are heard and respected.
This class is for parents with children from infants to sixth graders who are looking to form friendships and grow in your faith, your marriage, and your parenting. We also enjoy Sunday lunch socials and community service opportunities for the whole family. The class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the church parlor (across from the chapel).
COUPLES IN FAITH
This class is for parents of tweens, teenagers and college kids who enjoy faith-based conversations related to Bible and theology studies, adventures in parenting and marriage, and many other topics. We also have a strong bond outside of the church thanks to fun monthly social events, holiday parties, and community outreach programs with the church. The class meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Jubilee Hall E-F.
This class is for singles and couples of all ages and stages of life who are interested in informal Bible study and discussions on topics such as Christian history, current events, and ethics. The class meets weekly on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in Jubilee Hall C-D.
Epiphany invites youth and adults (16+) with unique abilities to participate in our enrichment programs. Together we share needs, discover gifts, enrich lives, and provide respite for families. Our Sunday School curriculum is designed with special needs in minds.
Contact: Renee Rose at
SMALL GROUP MINISTRIES
PHPC’s small group ministry, these groups meet weekly for eight weeks for Bible study, food, and fellowship. Groups are launched twice a year in the fall and the spring.
Theology on thursdays
Thursdays, February 15-May 4
Book Study and Theological Discussion
Join us every Thursday for theological discussion on a particular book. This spring we will be studying Danielle Shroyer’s book, Original Blessing: Putting Sin in Its Rightful Place.
Contact: Sue McCoy,
Short Term Studies
Studies that meet throughout the year on Sunday mornings (9:30 a.m.) and last anywhere from one to six weeks. Topics range anywhere from deep-dive Bible study, to book studies, to issues of current social concern.
Race (Still) Matters
At Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, we believe that God is calling us to do the messy and holy work of racial reconciliation and dismantling the crippling weight of white supremacy. We know we will not always get it right or have all the answers. But we know we have to risk and stumble forward together. We believe that any authentic witness of the gospel depends on it.
THINGS TO READ
Waking Up White by Debby Irving
Tears We Cannot Stop by Michael Eric Dyson
Stakes Is High by Michael Waters
America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Dear White Christians by Jennifer Harvey
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Who Lynched Willie Earl: Preaching to Confront Racism by Will Willimon
The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone
I know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
Between the World and Me by T’Nahisi Coats
The Hate you Give by Angie Thomas
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen
Courageous Conversations about Race by Glenn Singleton and Curtis Linton
Turning Black: The Retreat from Racial Justice by Stephen Steinberg
Color-Blind by Tim Wise
THINGS TO DO
Dallas Year of Unity
Two years ago, Pastor Richie Butler hosted a community forum on policing and race relations at St. Paul United Methodist Church that included the former Dallas Police Chief David Brown, former District Attorney Craig Watkins and Sheriff Lupe Valdez. As a result of that forum, he was convicted to launch an initiative to address the divides in our community and the country. That initiative is called Project Unity.
Project Unity has been leading efforts to unify Dallas by implementing a number of community building programs to help heal race relationships between law enforcement and Dallas citizens.
Dallas Dinner Table
Dallas Dinner Table organizes various small dinners across the Greater Dallas area one night a year where participants share experiences and perspectives on race in a casual setting in a structured discussion.
Dallas Faces Race
Dallas Faces Race is the beginning of a sustainable forum on race in Dallas. The forum will bring together organizations to actively build their capacity to address racial equity and make change. Dallas Faces Race will move beyond discussion groups on race, cultural awareness and diversity. Dallas Faces Race will engage those who are ready to define equity and collaborate to make change.
Race (Still) Matters Invitation to Dallas' Hidden History Tour
Have you been participating in the Race (Still) Matters conversations and find yourself ready to move beyond the walls of the church? The Hidden History Tour traces the path of African Americans’ journey in Dallas. The three-hour tour, owned and informatively conducted by Don Pinkard, MBA, visits by bus over twenty sites in Dallas. PHPC folks had this to say.
“The Hidden History Tour gave us a new and better understanding of the history of the black community during Dallas’s formative years. We highly recommend the tour.” Joyce and Les Coleman
“Visiting the unknown, forgotten sites in Uptown, Downtown, Deep Ellum, Fair Park, Oak Cliff gave me a new perspective of my hometown. This is a not to be missed experience.” Dee Wadsworth
Tours are available the first Saturday of each month, departing by coach from the DART transit station near Fair Park (off of MLK Blvd). Race (Still) Matters steering committee members will accompany the tour on May 5.
To purchase Hidden History Tour tickets go to
Questions? Contact Kris Kamm at .
Weekday Bible Studies
There are several bible studies that meet on various days and times throughout the week. Classes run for twelve weeks in the fall and twelve weeks in the spring. No prior knowledge or experience necessary. All are welcome! The spring session begins January 10.
NO EMBARRASSMENTS, NO EXCUSES Bible Study
Wednesdays at 6:45 a.m. in the downstairs conference room of the church. This class meets weekly for Bible September through May for study on a particular book of the Bible chosen at the beginning of the year. Participants are asked to read the scripture in advance. Some occasional light reading may apply. No previous Bible knowledge necessary. Open to adults of all ages and stages of life. Spring session begins January 10.
NO EMBARRASSMENTS, NO EXCUSES BIBLE STUDY II
Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. in the downstairs conference room of the church. The class meets weekly for two twelve week sessions in the fall and the spring, beginning in September through November and then January through April. Participants are asked to read the scripture lesson and a corresponding book chapter in preparation for the class. No previous Bible knowledge necessary. Open to adults in all ages and stages of life. Spring session begins January 17.
WEDNESDAY WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP
Wednesdays from 11:30-1:30 p.m. in Jubilee Hall at the church. Open to women of all ages and stages of life this group meets weekly September through May (and occasionally in the summer) for lunch, fellowship, and study on a variety of faith-related topics. The group chooses several books to study throughout the year.
THURSDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
This lecture-style class meets weekly from September through May for Bible study from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. in Jubilee Hall, with a deep-dive verse by verse exploration of a book of the Bible. No Bible knowledge is necessary and adults of all ages and stages are welcome to attend. Spring session begins January 10.
This year, the group will be studying Acts.
DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY
Thursdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Church conference room for fellowship and Bible study. Disciple is a long-standing study at PHPC. The group generally studies curriculum that recommend (but not require) a little light reading outside of class, but newcomers who have not done the reading will not be left behind.
Open to all women of all ages and stages of life, Presbyterian Women meets once a month for Bible study, service, and fellowship. We begin class with a lesson as a large group and then we break into Circles for in-depth discussion. A ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), PW seeks to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
Contact: Sharon Walker
A Night With Glennon Doyle
April 24, 2018
*This event is sold out!
Glennon Doyle is the #1 New York Times Bestselling author of LOVE WARRIOR, a 2016 Oprah's Book Club selection, as well as the hilarious New York Times Bestseller CARRY ON, WARRIOR. She is an activist, speaker and founder of Together Rising, a non-profit organization that has raised over seven million dollars for women, families and children in crisis. Glennon is also the creator of Momastery.com, an online community where millions of readers meet each week to experience her shameless and hilarious essays about marriage, motherhood, faith, mental health, addiction, recovery and connection.
Glennon will come to PHPC this April to speak on Micah 6:8 - Do justice, love kindness, walk humbly.