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If You Can Read, You Can Help
PHPC’s adopted school, McShan Elementary, needs volunteers to tutor refugee students in basic English reading and writing skills. The tutoring can be at a time that fits your schedule. No experience is needed, if you can read you can help! Contact Debbie Tunnell or Dalene Buhl for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Reimagining the Second Half of Life Short-Term Class
In 2014, Boomers enrolled in Medicare at the rate of 10,000 per day. With this growth into the next phase of life, how might we reimagine 30 or more years of life, in work or retirement? Join us Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel for Reimagining the Second Half of Life, led by Church Gerontologist Dee Wadsworth. The all-new material is for anyone interested in adult development, touching on topics which include spiritual growth, finances, health, housing, and finding new meaning and purpose. Find out what’s new on the horizon and how you might navigate your road ahead.
Sign Up Time for 2015 Flowers
Stop by the Atrium Sunday morning to sign up to sponsor Sanctuary and Chapel flowers. Honor a loved one, mark a special date, or celebrate a PHPC member wedding, while at the same time enhancing the worship experience for everyone at PHPC. After January 18, the Flower Calendars will be in the hall opposite the main church office. You will find the forms next to each calendar. For more information, please visit the church office.
We Are Having a Party!
Join us for cake and entertainment in celebration of the PHPC Foundation’s Birthday Fund on January 25 at 10:30 in the Atrium. While you are there, please consider making a donation to this important fund that helps in so many ways here at PHPC. To learn more about the Birthday Fund, click here.
Rev. Sarah Johnson Leads PHPC Women’s Retreat
Women of all ages are invited Saturday, January 31 for retreat and renewal with new friends and old friends, deepening faith, and sharing times of laughter, meditation, connection, and quiet. All the things women don’t get enough of. The retreat will be at Springhill Retreat center, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Retreat fee is $10, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Due to being offsite from PHPC, there will be no childcare available. To register, visit www.phpc.org/womensretreat or contact Rosemary Curtis at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 214-352-9055. Registration closes January 25.
Super Bowl Sub FUNraiser
PHPC Youth are selling sub sandwich lunches on February 1. For $8, you get a tasty sub, chips, fruit, a cookie, and a bottle of water. Get them in the Atrium or at any exit from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (or until they’re all gone). Proceeds help pay for Youth summer activities. We’ll also once again be supporting the Souper Bowl of Caring, where we ask everyone to throw $1 in the soup pot to go to a local hunger ministry.
Meet and Greet Our New Epiphany Ministry Coordinator.
The Epiphany Ministry welcomes the members of PHPC to join them in the Parlor February 1 at 10:30 a.m. to meet and greet our new Epiphany Ministry Coordinator Renee Rose. Please help us welcome Renee while you enjoy a cup of coffee and meet our participants and volunteers and learn more about our Epiphany mission.
New Adult Course Begins Feb. 1
A new four week course for adults begins February 1. Led by Dr. John McCoy’s Christ in Four “C’s” will explore the work and person of Jesus Christ. Join us one or all Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the Chapel.
Congregational Meeting Scheduled For Sunday, Feb. 8
There will be a called congregational meeting Sunday, February 8 at 10:35 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The purpose of this meeting is to elect elders and deacons for the Class of 2018 as part of the process of aligning the church calendar and the leadership calendar. A quorum is required to elect these officers, so please make plans to attend this important meeting.
Marriage Preperation at PHPC
Beginning on February 8, PHPC will launch an exciting new five week Marriage Preparation Class, replacing the old format. In the new format, the class will be offered on five consecutive Sunday evenings from 5-6:30 p.m. and will be taught by PHPC member, licensed psychologist, and ordained PC(USA) minister, Dr. Bill Edwards. Cost for the course is $120, which includes materials, refreshments, and lunch. To register for the course, visit www.phpc.org/marriageprep or contact Dawn Hall at email@example.com.
Faith and the Media Talk Series Begins Next Month
Join us in Jubilee Hall Thursday, February 12 at 6:30 p.m. as our talk series theme kicks off. Our first session will feature William McKenzie, Editorial Director for the George W. Bush Institute. He will explore the relationship between religious institutions and conversation in the public square. Tickets can be purchased in the Atrium Sundays February 1 and 8, as well as online at www.phpc.org/talkseries. Tickets are $10 per person or $25 for a three session season pass.
PHPC Foundation Trustee Nominations
Are you interested in serving on the PHPC Foundation board of trustees? Do you know someone you would like to nominate? Among the Foundation’s responsibilities are the stewardship of endowed funds – now over $6 million, awarding youth scholarships, approving grants, and engaging members in planned giving. Trustees serve 3-year terms. Usually there are six meetings a year. Please go online for a nomination form and submit by March 30.
VBS 2015 Seeking Volunteers
This year’s program, June 22-26, will be filled with fun, song, and outreach. We will spend time with friends and strengthen our connection with God. It takes a village! Please consider how best you can help make this a memorable week for the children. Can you teach? Decorate? Sing? We need all the hands we can get! To help out this year, contact Ann Nielsen, Director of Children’s Ministry, at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jennifer Brock at email@example.com, or Mindy Baxter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
myPHPC: Create Your Login For the Online Church Directory
PHPC members, go to www.phpc.org and create a personalized login for myPHPC. You will then have secured access to the church online directory. Volunteers will be at the Atrium counter this morning available to answer questions, provide assistance with setting up your login, and to take your picture.