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New Curriculum Coming to PHPC Kids
PHPC Kids is making big changes for this fall! Grades 1-4 will begin their mornings together with music and a short video, then break into classrooms for discussion or hands on projects in the new kids’ kitchen or video production room. Grades 5-6 will meet in their new lounge for large group time then break into classrooms for discussion. Learn more about these and other changes to PHPC Kids at the Atrium counter today and 17.

Children’s Ministry – Save the Dates
Parents and children (birth – grade 6) are invited to a Children’s Ministry Kick-off Breakfast on August 24 at 9:30 a.m. Here you’ll learn about all the changes coming this fall to PHPC Kids, including our new check-in system for children. Sunday School begins September 7.

Checkpoint Launching September 7
Checkpoint is a secure and easy to use check-in program, run through our church database. This new system will provide the assurance that all children can be identified and located, offer confidence in matching guardians with children upon pickup, make known allergies of each child, and instantly provide name badges to children and visitor badges to guests. Our PHPC Children’s Ministry is very excited to begin utilizing this new software system which will significantly enhance the security and safety of our beloved children.

Fall Small Groups: Registration Underway
Online registration for Fall Small Groups is underway all this month, ending August 31. The fall session will begin the week of September 14 and last through the week of November 16. Small groups are a way to grow in your faith, explore God’s Word, and connect with others. Groups focus on experiencing Christian community in groups of 8-12 through the study of Scripture, prayer, and fellowship with one another. There are small groups available for men and women of all life stages! For more information please contact Adrienne Nicholson at or at (214) 368-6348, ext. 179. Register online here.

Blessing of the Backpacks is August 24
All students beginning the new school year are invited to bring their backpacks to church on August 24 and receive a blessing at the 8:15 and 11 a.m. worship services.

The Sanctuary Choir Invites YOU!
The Sanctuary Choir will begin the 2014-2015 choir year with rehearsal this Wednesday, August 20. You are invited to be a part of the choir as we look forward to one of the most inspiring and exciting years ever. If you would like to give Sanctuary Choir a try, simply come to Emmanuel Hall between 6:45 and 7 p.m. so we may get copies of all the music for you. The choir rehearses from 7 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday, and then members choose whether they sing for the 9:30 or 11 a.m. service each Sunday. If you are high school age or older, you are invited to be a part of this important ministry of the church. Come make a joyful noise to the Lord!

Ongoing Adult Short-Term Class
PHPC’s next short term class, Transitions, continues in Jubilee Hall B at 9:30 a.m. Sundays through August 24. Led by PHPC Gerontologist Dee Wadsworth, this series explores our passages and adjustments of life, everything from college, career, singlehood, marriage and more. The last week, Rev. Sarah Johnson joins Dee in the discussion of the Columbarium and memorial service preplanning. Whether you are 18 or 88 you’ll gain a new perspective on the journey of life.

Help the Choir Get Out of Town and Overseas!
The Sanctuary Choir will be on a tour of England in the summer of 2015. They will sing for worship in Oxford, sing concerts in several other churches and then join the St. Michael’s Singers and orchestra for a concert in Coventry Cathedral. To help fund the trip, the choir will host a Gala at the Malachite Ballroom at the Hotel Intercontinental in Addison on Saturday evening, September 13. The ticket includes dinner, silent auction, live auction and dancing with a live band. Tickets are $50 each or a table of 10 for $500. Tickets are available online at Contact Sharon Hammer for more information at

Faith and Grief Luncheon, August 21
Join us August 21 as PHPC hosts a Faith and Grief Luncheon. These luncheons allow those going through the grieving process to circle together and be strengthened by food, Scripture, prayers, and reflection. If you are mourning the death of a loved one, we invite you to attend. The luncheons are free and open to the public but you must reserve tickets online. Luncheons are from noon to 1 p.m. in Jubilee Hall. Donations gratefully accepted. Register online at

Epiphany Ministry Seeks Additional Volunteers
Epiphany Ministry, our dedicated group for those with unique abilities, is growing in many ways. Beginning in September, there will be two Epiphany groups, ARISE and ASCEND. Additional Faith Partners/volunteers are needed to support and help lead these groups. Please contact DeLane Zipper at or 214-893-7716 for more information about the Epiphany program and how you can be part of this faith journey. PHPC’s Epiphany Ministry proclaims God’s acceptance of all persons by: nurturing faith in God; accepting everyone’s unique abilities; building respectful relationships; and developing leaders through education and service.

Creative Palettes Annual Art Show Up For Final Week
This will be the last week that the Creative Palettes art show will be gracing the walls of the Atrium and Parlor hallway, with the final day being August 13. Stop by and see how the artists interpret “The Kingdom of God: Thy Will be Done on Earth as it is in Heaven”, this year’s theme. Forty-six pieces of art are on display for your viewing pleasure. A list of artists and their works, including phone numbers, can be found in the Atrium gathering area.

Presbyterian Women Sunday
Sunday, August 24, is Presbyterian Women Sunday. Please pick up your carnation at the Atrium counter. You can also pick up and pay for your study book, Reconciling Paul: A Contemporary Study of Second Corinthians for $8 (regular or large print). Lear more about PW at

School Supply Drive for McShan Elementary and PCHAS
Each Sunday through August 24, please bring school supplies to the designated boxes in the Atrium.  Supplies most needed are: pencils & pens, erasers, wide ruled paper & spirals, glue sticks, washable markers, 24 count crayons, scissors, yellow highlighters, pocket folders with brads. McShan Elementary is our adopted DISD school serving immigrant and refugee children from the Vickery Meadow Neighborhood. Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (PCHAS) serves children living in foster care and group homes across Texas. On Sunday, August 24 from 2-3:30 p.m. in Founders Hall, you are invited to stay and help sort school supplies for delivery. Register at

No Wednesday Lunch for Summer
Wednesday Lunch will not be served for the summer. Lunches will resume on Wednesday, August 20.

Summer Choir Ends Next Sunday
Next Sunday, August 17, will be the final session for Summer Choir. Anyone wishing to sing is invited to come to the rehearsal at 10:30 in Emmanuel Hall. The group will rehearse an easy-to-learn anthem that will be sung during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Anyone high school age and older is welcome to sing. Dress is Sunday casual. If you enjoy singing, please give the Summer Choir a try!