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Featured Opportunities

Call for LTCF Friendly Visitors
Did you know that our congregational care department coordinates a visitation team for long term care facilities (LTCF)? These are church members who devote about 2-3 hours per month, including travel time, to visit our members who reside nearby in assisted living and LTCF. The team of dedicated volunteers brings the presence of PHPC to those who don’t attend worship services. Most of the persons we visit listen via WRR 101.1 FM. The LTCF team rotates, stopping by to see about 3-5 persons at a different facility each month.  Visits can be made any day of the week at your own pace. After the visits the team member sends a brief email to the coordinator, Sandy Dehn. That’s all it takes. We currently have openings for two friendly visitors to join the team. Won’t you please consider it? Explore the idea by contacting Dee Wadsworth or 214-368-6348 ext 118 for further information as well as training materials for those who wish to participate.

Dr. Anna Carter Florence Joins Us in Worship Sunday
Anna Carter Florence is the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and holds degrees from Yale College and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div. and Ph.D.). Before joining the Columbia faculty in 1998, Anna served as an associate pastor for youth and young adults at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis. Her books include Preaching as Testimony and Inscribing the Word, and she is a frequent teacher and lecturer in this country and abroad. In the fall of 2012, she delivered the Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching at Yale Divinity School; her next book is based on those lectures. Anna and her husband, the Rev. David Carter Florence, have two lacrosse-playing sons, Caleb (Kenyon College 2014) and Jonah (Kenyon College 2018).

29th Annual Youth Cake Auction
Support PHPC Youth summer activities by purchasing a homemade cake at the annual Youth Cake Auction. Head to Jubilee Hall after 11 a.m. worship Sunday. The event will begin at noon with a baked potato/salad lunch (adults $5 and children $3). The auction will begin right after lunch. The youth perform silly cake-introducing skits, making it a fun event for the whole family. No reservations are needed. Come support our youth and get a one-of-a-kind cake. And join us for a “teaser” cake, as we welcome Dr. Anna Carter Florence in the Atrium between services at 10:30 a.m.

Discovering Prayer
In our religious practice we often hear eloquent prayers that end up making us think we don’t know how to pray. Are there right words? Is there a right format? What is prayer for? Join Amy Moore Sundays through May 10 in Jubilee Hall B on a journey to discover your path to relationship and your experience with the risen savior.

Mother’s Day Brunch
Join us for a special selection of entreés, salads, and desserts on Sunday, May 10 for Mother’s Day Brunch. There will be two seatings offered, 10:30 a.m. and noon, and both will be held in Jubilee Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. You can view the menu and make online reservations at Cash, check, or credit card can also be accepted at the door. Online reservations are preferred.

Mother’s Day Choir
Join us for the Thirteenth Annual Mother’s Day Choir on Sunday, May 10. We will meet in the Chapel at 10:30 a.m. to learn a simple anthem and sing it for the Introit at 11 a.m. worship. All are welcome to participate and sing in honor of or in memory of their mother. No choir experience is necessary. Contact Judy Melson at for more information.

PHPC Foundation Mother’s Day Gifts
Honor your mother in perpetuity with a gift to the PHPC Foundation in recognition or memory of them. A special insert recognizing all Mother’s Day gifts will be included in the bulletin on May 10. Deadline is April 29. You can make your gift online at or see Foundation trustees in the Atrium on April 26.

Six Week Grief Support Group Through May 19
Led by Rev. Sarah Johnson and Gerontologist Dee Wadsworth, sessions run an hour and a half. Participants spend a portion of the time as a large group learning about tools for navigating grief, followed by time in supportive small groups with those facing a similar loss. The class portion is six weeks long with a final dinner on week seven. Register online to join at or contact Rev. Sarah Johnson at 214-368-6348 ext. 134.

Epiphany Spring Dance
The Epiphany Ministry, for adults 16+ with unique abilities, will host its spring dance, Friday May 8, from 6:30-9 p.m. in Jubilee Hall. Open to the greater Dallas community, all are invited to join us for dancing, bingo, and fun. The event is free, but requires registration. All attendees must register at by May 4. We are also seeking volunteers for the event. For more information and for times available to volunteer, contact DeLane Zipper at

Presbyterian Women
Newcomers are always welcome to join Presbyterian Women! PW provides ways to live out your faith in the midst of a caring community of women. Circles meet monthly on Mondays at 9:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. and Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. The next gatherings are May 11 and 12. Visit for more details. 

Growing Saints Spring Luncheon
On Friday, May 15, the Growing Saints Garden Club will have its Spring Luncheon and meeting in Jubliee Hall at 10 AM. We will install the new officers. The program will be “The History, Trees, and Flowers of Texas’ Old Missions and Forts” given by William Leazer, President of Texas Old Missions and Forts Restoration Association, and Pat Coggan. Luncheon reservations ($10) need to be made by May 12 with Margaret Williams by contacting her at or 214-348-9627.

Summer Registration Open
Registration for all summer programs is now open. To complete registration and to download all required forms, visit If you have additional questions about 2015 summer programs, contact Veronica Smoot at