Significant times are meant to be shared with your church family, who are waiting to support you through hospitalizations, joys, and concerns, as well as standing ready to pray upon your request. We invite you to use this confidential online option to report your non-emergent pastoral care needs. For all other pastoral care needs, you may contact Rev. Mark Brainerd, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care at (214) 368-6348, ext. 134, or
PHPC also has a pastor on call to assist with pastoral care needs after hours by calling (214) 368-6348 and selecting option 8.
Share a Birth
Share a Death
Share a Hospitalization
Our prayer cordon is ready to pray for the joys, cares, and concerns of PHPC members, their families and friends. Prayer concerns are received by phone, email, or through the link below, and distributed on a weekly basis to a team of dedicated members who pray over your needs confidentially.
If you'd like to join our prayer cordon email list, please contact Helen Troy at
A ministry of the deacon board, homebound communion provides extension of PHPC to those members who, temporarily or on a more long term basis, are unable to attend church. Three Sundays a year, communion is delivered by pastors and officers. Scripture is read and the elements are blessed, communion servers share bread and juice with homebound members. If you would like to be part of the group that serves, please contact our Care office at 214.368.6348 ext 134 or register below.
A gerontologist is a trained professional in the field of aging. Within this church, it's the call to blend and address the care and nurture of members and their families throughout the aging process in the context of faith and spirituality. Whether you’re looking for information for you, a parent, a grandparent, or another loved one, Dee Wadsworth, our Church Gerontologist, may be the impartial resource you need.
Our approach to gerontology is threefold:
educational opportunities and spiritual wellbeing
physical, mental, and emotional wellness
For a list of topics that our staff gerontologist discusses confidentially with members and families, click here. For social groups, wellness, and group outings, please go to our calendar. Click here for a pre-screened list of "Websites for Aging Issues" addressing a wide variety of aging issues.
For more information on our Gerontology program, please contact Dee Wadsworth at
A team of church members devote about 2-3 hours per month, including travel time, to visit our members who reside nearby in assisted living and long-term care facilities (LTCF). This team of dedicated volunteers brings the presence of PHPC to those who cannot attend worship services. The LTCF team rotates to see about 3-5 people at a different facility each month. Visits can be made any day of the week at the visitor’s pace.
If you would like to join our LTCF team or explore this ministry opportunity, contact Dee Wadsworth
To plan a memorial or view upcoming memorials, please visit our Memorials page below.
Grief Support Groups
Our Grief Support Group meets for six weeks to walk with you on the journey of processing grief.
The group, led by Reverend Mark Brainerd and Church Gerontologist Dee Wadsworth includes a custom notebook and the books “Understanding Your Grief” by Dr. Alan D. Wolfelt and “Healing After Loss” by Martha Whitmore Hickman
Spring Grief Group
Tuesday Nights, January 22 - February 26
$25 cost, scholarships available.
Faith and Grief Gatherings
If you are mourning the death of a loved one, we invite you to attend one of our Faith and Grief Gatherings. These free luncheons explore the crossover between our faith journey and the pain of our grief. Strengthened by food, Scripture, prayers and reflection, attendees will hear a speaker share their experiences with grief, and then have an opportunity to discuss the topic of the day at their tables. Participants are required to register on or before the third Monday of each month for the luncheon on the third Thursday of the month.
For more information, call 469-251-9612.
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.
Our Life and Arts program runs every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participants enjoy supplemental education activities including: art, recreation, yoga/relaxation, cooking, music, community experiences and guest speakers, allowing family members to receive respite. Lessons focus on nutrition, safety, health, employment, and advocacy. Participants also plant flowers and crops in the garden. Crops are harvested and eaten.
Life and Arts is a supplemental educational respite requiring registration, family conference (admission meeting) to be eligible to attend. This ministry fills quickly and a waiting list may be available. To find out if there are spaces available and if you are interested visiting the Life and Arts program, please contact the church office.
To register to be a participant in this program, please complete our registration form.
Interested in becoming an Epiphany Volunteer? To begin the application process, please complete the Epiphany Faith Partner/Volunteer application form. The Epiphany Ministry Coordinator is Brian Spann. If you would like more information on Epiphany, please contact him at at 214.368.6348 ext.132