PHPC offers many wonderful opportunities to worship together. But creating opportunities to relax and enjoy getting to know one another better is also at the top of our list! Visit the links at left to learn more.
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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 bible study 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. Sunday School begins September 7.
Checkpoint Launching September 7
Checkpoint is a secure and easy to use check-in program, using 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, disclose 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.
Children’s Choirs at PHPC
It’s time to start thinking about our Fall activities here at PHPC, and hopefully having your child be a part of the Music Ministry will be one of the activities you choose. Children’s Choirs resume rehearsals on Sunday, September 7 at 8:45 a.m. Our choirs are grouped by ages: Kinder Choir for 4 yrs. - Kindergarten (S220); Alleluia Singers for 1st -2nd grades (S219); and Jubilate Singers for 3rd-6th grades (S218). All of these choirs meet from 8:45 to 9:30 Sunday mornings and the directors take the children to Sunday School immediately following rehearsals. Children’s Bells, for 4th-6th grades, meets from 10:30 to 10:55 a.m. (S218).Register online at www.phpc.org/childregistrations. For more information call Judy Melson at 214-368-6348 ext. 168 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Short Term Class
A large and active church like PHPC is always moving forward with its ministries. Come gather in the Chapel for the next three upcoming Sundays at 9:30 a.m. to hear the latest news in how we are doing in the church. September 7 we will be discussing the upcoming online directory: myPHPC. Our last directory was produced in 2009. Many members and even pastors have come to PHPC since that time. Earlier this year we transitioned to a brand new database for the church. This Fall the time is right to develop a brand new online directory from that database. Come to understand the process and how you can be a part of it.
Newcomers are always welcome to join Presbyterian Women! PW provides meaningful 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. or Tuesdays at 10 a.m. The next gatherings are September 8 and 9. Visit www.phpc.org/pw for more details.
Fellowship Class Three Week Series
Fellowship Class invites you to join us for a 3-week series led by Dr. John Murad on September 7, 14, and 21 at 9:30 a.m. The topics are: Sept. 7, The Beginnings of Hebrew History and Their New Religion; Sept. 14, How the Bible Came into Being; and Sept. 21, The 12 Tribes: And Then There Were Two.
WEBS Resumes September 10
On Wednesday, September 10, the Wednesday Evening Bible Study (WEBS ) resumes September 10 at 6:30 p.m. in Room N215. They will be reading Learning to Walk in the Dark, by Barbara Brown Taylor. If you want to join or just check out this fun, committed, and loving group of women, contact Cathy Bell at email@example.com.
Second Sunday Brunch Beginning September 14
Please join us for a delightful selection of breakfast AND lunch entrees, delicious salads and sumptuous desserts while enjoying the fellowship of your church community There will be a 10:30 and 12 p.m. seating. $15 for adults and $8 children (ages 12 and under). We will be accepting payments by cash, check, or credit card at the door. Reservations can be made online or by calling Adrienne Nicholson at 214-368-6348 ext 179. Reservations are recommended, but not required
Choir Gala Set for September 13
The Sanctuary Choir will be on a tour of England next summer and will have a Gala to assist with funding for the trip on Saturday, September 13. While in England, the Choir will sing for Sunday services in the University Church of Oxford, present concerts in several other churches and then will end with a joint concert with the St. Michael’s Singers in Coventry Cathedral. The Gala will be a wonderful evening with dinner, dancing, a silent auction and a live auction at the Malachite Ballroom of the Hotel Intercontinental in Addison. Tickets are $50 each or $500 for a table for ten. The doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner is served at 7:30. Tickets are available in the Atrium today or go to www.phpc.org/choirgala. Contact Sharon Hammer at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PHPC Six Week Grief Support Group – Fall Session
September 30 - November 11, Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. at PHPC. At PHPC, we know that the dynamics of grief are complex since they involve physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. We recognize the need for support on the journey that leads to healing. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, we invite you to attend our fall six week grief support group. The class learns and grows together for six weeks, celebrating with a final dinner together on week seven. For questions or to register, contact Rev. Sarah Johnson, 214-368-6348 ext. 134. Register online here.
PHPC Talk Series Fall Season Registration Open
Join us this fall as we engage our life and faith with three Thursday evening dinners and speakers. Beginning in September, the PHPC Talk Series will host three nationally recognized local leaders committed to engaging challenges and creating positive change in education. Recognizing our city’s ongoing racial and socio-economic divisions, along with growing population diversity, education from early childhood to profession presents an opportunity for city-wide transformation. The prophet Jeremiah reminded God’s people, “Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you…for in its welfare you will find your welfare.” Join us as we learn together, honoring God’s direct commandment to love and care for the people and places where we reside, knowing that our well-bring is inherently tied to one another. Fall dates are Thursdays, Sept. 25, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13, all at 6:30 p.m. A season pass for all three evenings is $25; individual events are $10. Reservations can be made online at www. phpc.org/talkseries or by phone at 214-368-6348, ext. 252.
Foundation Dinner on Sept. 30 features Dr. John McCoy
Harvests are dependent upon a thoughtful, well-planned sowing of seeds and nurturing growth. The Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church Foundation is dependent upon an ongoing cycle of planting and growth in order to be able to provide benefits for the church and for its missions. Harvests are traditionally celebrated in song and the growth of the PHPC Foundation will be celebrated this year in a very special tone.
Join the PHPC Foundation on September 30 at 6:30 p.m. in Jubilee Hall for its annual Foundation Dinner and help start another season of sowing, nurturing and harvesting. Come hear Rev. Dr. John McCoy as he relates “Songs and Stories in an Irish Vein.”
Dr. McCoy, known to many here for his Thursday bible study classes, earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas with a major in Radio-Television Broadcasting before earning his Master of Divinity at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and his PH.D. from Princeton.
Along with his calling to the ministry, Dr. McCoy’s strong interest in drama has put him on the stage playing such varied roles as Tevya in Fiddler on the Roof, King Arthur in Camelot and Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, amongst other notable roles. He has also worked behind the scenes, serving on the boards of Dallas Summer Musicals and Garland Summer Musicals.
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy Dr. McCoy and to help nurture the growth of the PHPC Foundation as it continues its work in support of the Church.
The dinner is free and everyone is invited. Please RSVP with your name and number of guests to email@example.com