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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Your Commitment to Our Future
Through December 15, the Church has received 682 cards. There remain 183 families that pledged over $566,000 last year that have not yet re-pledged. If you have not already returned your pledge card, please return it soon. You may also complete it online at www.phpc.org/stewardship. Our 2015/2016 budget will be built upon your planned commitment to ministries for children, youth and adults. Thank you for being a part of such a wonderful and loving faith community.
2014 Giving Tree
You can now choose an ornament from the Giving Tree in the middle of the Atrium. You will find gingerbread people for North Dallas Shared Ministries senior food program, hands for McShan Elementary students, and stars for Malawi mission projects of all kinds. Please select your gift from the tree and register your choice at the Atrium counter. As a thank you, you may choose an ornament made by our children that contains bits of Christmas carols from our old blue hymnals.
Presbyterian Women Chrismon Cards
This year, Presbyterian Women will have trees exhibiting the beautiful handmade Chrismon and Christian symbol ornaments in the Sanctuary. To commemorate this display, note cards showing a few of the ornaments will be available for purchase in the Atrium December 21. Eight unique cards are packaged together for $10. Proceeds go to PW missions. While in the Atrium, you may also sign up to be a part of this ongoing project to create more ornaments in 2015. All church members are invited to participate. For more information, contact Edna Clemens at 214-352-0386 or Jennie Crays at 214-499-0213.
What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’ Birth
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 and concludes this morning in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m.
Coffee and Conversation December 21
Age related ordinary memory loss is something we deal with when things aren’t remembered as quick as they once were. But what are the signs that it’s something more? Come to December’s upcoming class entitled Ordinary Memory Loss Or Dementia? to learn some tips and tricks for managing memory, and understand when medical testing is appropriate. Join Dee Wadsworth, Church Gerontologist, in Jubilee Hall A at 9:30 a.m. on December 21.
Senior High Mystery Trip
That’s right, it’s a mystery trip! What you will know is you’ll be within a 5 hour radius of DFW and we’ll let you know what to bring. We will leave on Sunday, December 28 after 11 a.m. worship and return on Tuesday, December 30 around 3 p.m. Cost of the trip is $100. To register for the trip, go to www.phpc.org/mysterytrip.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Annual Chili Cookoff
On Sunday, January 4 from 5-7 p.m., the youth will turn up the heat with their second annual Chili Cookoff. To enter your chili, simply sign up at the atrium counter starting today. Tickets also go on sale today: $8 in advance for adults ($10 at the door), and $4 for children age 12 and under ($5 at the door).
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 demographic onslaught into the next phase of life, how might we reimagine 30 or more years of late life, in work or retirement? Join us Sunday, January 4 as we begin a new 9:30 a.m. short term class in the Chapel entitled 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. Whether you are 45 or 85, find out what’s new on the horizon and how you might navigate your road ahead.
Volunteer Drivers Need for PVN Residents
Volunteer drivers are needed to provide van transportation to PHPC member/residents of Presbyterian Village North to/from the 9:30 a.m. service. Time commitment would be from approximately 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. once a month. A valid drivers’ license is required and no commercial license necessary. For those interested, please contact Kevin Lippincott at 214-415-2168 or email@example.com.
Preston Hollow Presbyterian Preschool 2015 Enrollment
Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will begin in January. If you would like further information about the Preschool or would like to schedule a tour, please contact the school office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-369-1395. For more information, visit www.phppreschool.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.