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Christian Education - Sunday, November 2

PHPC Kids and Youth
Children (newborns – Grade 6) must be checked in by an adult at a computer kiosk. Children visiting PHPC need to be checked in at a Nursery Wing or Founders Hall kiosk.
Grades 4 and younger must be picked up by an adult with a kiosk receipt.


Nursery
8-9 a.m.: Newborns - Kindergarten - N122 
9-10:30 a.m.: Newborns - 147A; 
Crawlers -147B; Walkers - 122; Toddlers - 121 
10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Newborns and 
Crawlers - N147A; Walkers and Toddlers - N122; Preschool-K - N118


Sunday School (9:30-10:30 a.m.)
Preschool: Noah’s Ark (age 2 by 9/1) - N127; Rainbows (2s & 3s) - N131; Good Samaritans
(3s) - N119; Golden Rulers (3s & 4s) - N132; Genesis (PreK/K) - N129; Exodus (K/Primer) - N130.

Grades 1-4: Drop off in Jubilee Hall, pick up here: Grade 1 - N157; Grade 2A - N156; Grade
2B - N158; Grade 3 - N254; Grade 4 - N251.

Grades 5-6: 5/6 Lounge - N246

Youth (Grades 7-12): Gather in the Youth House.


Adults – Ongoing Classes
Schedules vary; check the bulletin each week for next Sunday’s opportunities.

Epiphany Sunday School (youth (16+) and adults with unique abilities; IDD) - N217

Couples in Faith (30s/40s) - Life Is Not A Game of Perfect, led by Anné Hughes, N227

Faith Bible Discovery (all ages) - God’s Abundant Table, led by class members, N220

Fellowship Class (all ages) - Body and Soul: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism, led by Nancy Alexander, N224

Young Adults (20s/30s, singles/marrieds) – Gather in the Sanctuary at noon for lunch


Short-Term Class for Adults
Fundamentalism in Dallas (November 2-16) - led by Rev. Margaret Watkins

 

Ongoing Class Descriptions

For room numbers and specific topics, please see the current list at the top of this page.

Ongoing classes begin September 7 at 9:30 a.m.  Please check the PHPC Weekly bulletin insert for class locations and specific study topics.


Coffee and Conversation
On second Sundays, PHPC Gerontologist Dee Wadsworth and others present topics related to aging well.

Couples in Faith
Geared for couples with children
Couples with children (infant to school age) study practical Biblical lessons on a variety of topics including marriage, family, and work.

Faith Bible Discovery

Geared for all ages
This group enjoys studying the Bible and its contemporary relevance. Some Bible background is helpful.

Fellowship Class

Geared for all ages
This class is for people interested in informal Bible study and discussions on topics such as Christian history, current events, and ethics.

Parents of Little Ones (POLO)

Meets twice a month
Geared for Parents with small children 
Parents with small children (mostly under age 7) meet for practical studies centering on Christian parenting.

Epiphany Sunday School Class
Curriculum is designed for developmentally and cognitively disabled persons 16+More information about our special needs ministry.

Questions about Christian Education? Please contact Rev. Nicole Bates at nbates@phpc.org or 214-368-6348, ext. 129.


Sunday Short-Term Classes

Short-term classes meet at 9:30 a.m. and provide opportunities to learn and discuss a variety of topics that touch on Christian living.  Check the PHPC Weekly bulletin insert for locations and more information. 

State of the Church

Sundays, September 7-21

This course will share important developments in the workings of PHPC. Rev. Dr. Paul Seelman and other staff will share updates on our life together.  Each session will have a presentation and time for questions.  Some topics will include:  the 2014-2015 church budget, the new ministries of the Diaconate, and the changes to Children’s Ministry.

 

The Character and Characters of the Reformation

Sundays, September 28-October 26

This course will provide historical and cultural background on the times and personalities that kindled the spark of the Reformation, including Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and Henry VIII. Led by Rev. Dr. John McCoy, this course will lead participants to the celebration of Reformation Sunday on October 26.

 

Fundamentalism in Dallas

Sundays, November 2-23

Have you ever wondered why there seems to be a wall between different churches in Dallas, and why we cannot seem to enter into conversation with some fellow Protestants? Are our beliefs really that different?  This class will explore what it means to be a fundamentalist Christian, and some of the churches in our area which might fall into that category.  Led by Rev. Margaret Watkins.

 

What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’ Birth

Sundays, December 7-21

Based on work by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan, this course will explore how history and sentimentalism have biased our reading of the nativity story.  By reading well-known scriptures in their original context, the birth of Christ can be even richer and more challenging that we ever imagined.  This class will be led by Rev. Nicole Bates.