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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 email@example.com or 214-368-6348 ext 118 for further information as well as training materials for those who wish to participate.
Rev. Laura Fitzgibbon called as Interim Associate Pastor for Discipleship
At the September Session Meeting, the Session called the Rev. Laura Fitzgibbon to serve as Interim Associate Pastor for Discipleship for a period of one year. Previously, Laura served as both a Designated and Interim Associate Pastor at Ridglea Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth and as an Interim Associate Pastor at Saint Barnabas Presbyterian Church in Richardson. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas Christian University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. Laura worked a first career as a middle manager in an information technology firm. In preparation for ordained ministry, she completed a Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology at SMU. She and her husband and two children make their home in Plano. Please make a point to welcome Laura to PHPC.
Age Well Live Well
Mondays through October 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Jubilee Hall-A, the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) will address key aspects of maximizing our health and wellness. This week’s speaker will be Kimberly Knight from the Alzheimer’s Association of Dallas. She will be discussing brain health and fitness. These events are free and open to the public, so bring a friend.
Jesus, The Bible, and Homosexuality by Jack Rogers
This unique education opportunity continues Mondays, October 12 and 19, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Jubilee Hall. The purpose of the class is to create a safe place for reflecting on Christian marriage using the book to discuss and to listen.
PHPC Talk Series October 15
Courtney Underwood will share the story of her twelve-year campaign to improve sexual assault services in Dallas. A victim of sexual assault while attending college, Courtney knows first-hand what survivors of sexual assault go through. Her passion and determination efforts led to the first SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) program in Dallas County. Come hear her inspiring story in Jubilee Hall, 6:30-8 p.m. Tickets for the dinner and speaker are $10. Reservations can be made online at www.phpc.org/talkseries, at the worship center following worship, or by phone at 214-368-6348, ext. 252.
All women are invited to the second Presbyterian Women circle this year on October 12 or 13 for our study Come to the Waters. In this lesson we will explore the history and meaning of the waters of baptism. Circles meet Monday morning in Jubilee Hall at 9:30 a.m., Monday evening in a posted home at 6 p.m., and Tuesday morning in the Parlor at 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Margaret Williams at 214-348-9627.
Growing Saints Garden Club Meeting
Bring a friend and join us in Jubilee Hall at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 16. Learn about growing beautiful plants, share your gardening ideas with others, and learn from master gardeners. This month’s speaker is C. A. Hiscock , Dallas County Master Gardener, and will speak on the use of floral designs from your garden.
Medicare 2016 Updates
Whether you are a Boomer enrolling in Medicare for the first time or just checking for next year’s rates and adjustments, the annual Medicare Update class on October 18 is important to add to your calendar. Changes are coming. Join Dee Wadsworth in Jubilee Hall A at 9:30 a.m. for all the details.
Installation of Rev. Nicole Bates
Grace Presbytery and Westminster Presbyterian Church cordially invite you to the installation of The Reverend Nicole Bates as Designated Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 18 at 4 p.m. There will be a reception to follow. Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 8200 Devonshire Drive, Dallas, Texas 75209.
Ola Gjeilo in Concert at PHPC
The Music Ministry of PHPC will host composer and pianist, Ola Gjeilo with the Plano Civic Chorus and Plano Symphony Orchestra Sunday, October 18 at 4 p.m. His Sunrise Mass (including The Ground) will be featured. Tickets are $25 or $35 for preferred seating. Student tickets are $10. Tickets will be available at the door.
Each Moment Matters Luncheon Set For October 23
This luncheon at the Hilton Anatole benefits the Faith Presbyterian Hospice Caring Fund. This event celebrates the recipients of the Each Moment Matters Award, given to individuals who have quietly and selflessly shared their days and talents to benefit others, for living their faith and causing exceptional things to happen in our community. We have several honorees from PHPC this year: Claire Chaney, Kim and John Vernon, Jim and Margaret Watkins and DeLane Zipper. The special guest speaker this year is Laura Bush and our own Clarice Tinsley will serve as mistress of ceremonies. For further information, contact Luncheon Chairman Harriett Gibbs at 214-528-4441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faith and Grief Luncheon
Join us October 15 as PHPC hosts a Faith and Grief Luncheon. Those in the grieving process gather to be strengthened by food, Scripture, prayers, and reflection. The luncheons are free and open to the public but you must reserve tickets online or by calling 469-251-9612. Luncheons are from noon to 1 p.m. in Jubilee Hall. Donations gratefully accepted. Register online at www.phpc.org/grief.
Epiphany Ministry Fall Dance Seeks Volunteers
The Epiphany Ministry will host its Fall Dance for the special needs community (youth and adults 16 +) on Friday, October 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Jubilee Hall and we are in need of volunteers to help with the dance. As a volunteer, you will interact with the guests, provide supervision and help assure everyone’s safety and well-being in different areas throughout the evening. For more information and for available shift times, contact Donna Vick at email@example.com.
This year’s Halloween Carnival, hosted by PHPC youth, will be in the Youth House on Sunday, October 25 from 6-7 p.m. We’ll have activities for children ages 3 and up, candy, fun, and more! Join us decked out in your Halloween costume and have a blast.
Concert Classics at PHPC
Come enjoy an evening of chamber music of Beethoven, Schubert and Handel for Strings, horns, and voice, in Emmanuel Hall Monday, October 26 at 7 p.m. This performance will be a collaboration of PHPC’s Alex Bumpas, Andrew and Ashley Downing, and Bruce Patti along with members of the DSO. Admission is free, but donations are accepted, with a reception following.