Advent

In the weeks before Christmas, we often race around finding just the right gifts for friends and family. The season of Advent is itself a gift—a time set apart to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ who is the light of the world, while we also watch with expectant hope for his coming again. It is a season that celebrates memory and practices hope.  Advent reminds us that by being Christ’s light today, we can brighten the darkness we find in our lives and in the world around us.

EVENTS


December 10 
Route 56 Christmas Party
12 p.m.
Fifth and Sixth graders, bring your jingle bells and join us for caroling! There are many folks who are unable to sing carols with us in worship this Christmas season so we will take the carols to them!  

December 14
Blue Christmas Worship

For many, Christmas is a time when we need reassurance and comfort in the face of grief, loss, illness and other times of sorry and uncertainty. This service, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel, will be a time of quiet reflection, meaningful words, and music to seek comfort, hope and wholeness in the good news of “God With Us:Emmanuel!"

December 15
Young Adult White Elephant Party

Save the Date for a fun night out! More details to come! 

December 16
Junior High Lock-in

Nothing can put you in the holiday spirit like Christmas ham at midnight, tacky sweaters, holiday movies, which will be in abundance at our youth Christmas lock-ins! So, grab a friend & save the date.

December 17
Advent Kindness Project, Christmas Music Sunday, Fireside Storytime
At 9:30 a.m., we’ll pack cookie bags for SoupMobile! Bring your favorite homemade or store-bought cookies to share.

Then join us at 9:30 and 11 a.m. as the PHPC Music Ministry leads us in worship. We’ll be joined by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra who, along with the Sanctuary Ringers, will present a brand new commission by Matthew Compton! The services feature congregational carols, and choral anthems, all accompanied by full orchestra. The service includes music by John Rutter, Mack Wilberg, G.F Handel, Will Todd and more.

At 4 p.m., Parents and children can put on their coziest PJs and come to the Youth House for Christmas carols, stories, milk and cookies.

December 19
Men’s Breakfast

All are welcome at the Men’s Breakfast! Join us at 7:30 a.m. in Jubilee for a giant breakfast and speaker Shelly Slater from WFAA Channel 8. Cost is $10/person, all proceeds benefit the Men’s Breakfast Scholarship Fund. Please RSVP in the Church Office, 214.368.6348

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza, 7 p.m.
The DSO's annual tradition comes to Preston Hollow with Christmas classics performed by members of our Brass and Percussion sections. Featuring our Artist-in-Residence, Bradley Welch. PHPC is proud to be part of the DSO's annual tradition. It's a concert you won't want to miss!

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December 22
Senior High Lock-in

Nothing can put you in the holiday spirit like Christmas ham at midnight, tacky sweaters, holiday movies, which will be in abundance at our youth Christmas lock-ins! So, grab a friend & save the date. 

December 24
Christmas Eve Worship at 10 a.m., 4 p.m. (family service) 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m.

All services will be available through our live stream at www.phpc.org/streaming. Childcare is provided in the nursery wing for all services except 10 p.m.
At 4 p.m., children are invited to come early and join the throng of angels, shepherds, and kings as the Christmas story is told in the service. No preparation is required, costumes are provided. Everyone participates as we sing familiar carols.  

December 31
Worship at 10 a.m.

SERVE

Joy Offering
By giving to the Christmas Joy Offering, you honor this gift by providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need and developing our future leaders at Presbyterian-related schools and colleges. You may put your gift in designated offering envelopes or write “Joy Offering” on your check.

Malawi Christmas Tree & Gifts     
Make a year-end gift through the Malawi Christmas Tree in honor of a loved one and picked up a special handmade gift to share! Funds collected during this giving opportunity will make a significant impact on the wellbeing of our sisters and brothers in Malawi. Your gifts will allow crisis nurseries to welcome children in need, educational scholarships to train medical professionals, shallow wells to offer accessible drinking water, and so much more!  Members from the Malawi Mission Team will be in the Atrium on Sundays from November 26 through December 17.

PHPC Angel Tree Program
From November 19 through December 17, opportunities to support our Dallas area community outreach partners will be available in the Atrium. 

  • Literacy Achieves (formerly Vickery Meadow Learning Center): Donate gifts for the pre-school Holiday Party for over 120 children ages 0-5. Suggested gifts will be provided. Wrapped gifts will be collected on December 2.
  • McShan Elementary School: Monetary donations will allow teachers and staff to replenish educational and basic needs supplies for the new semester.
  • North Dallas Shared Ministries: Monetary donations will provide emergency financial and food assistance to those in need.

 For more information, please contact, Rev. Kathy Lee-Cornell, .