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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Call for LTCF Friendly Visitors
Did you know that our congregational care department coordinates a visitation team for long term care facilities (LTCF)? These are church members who devote about 2-3 hours per month, including travel time, to visit our members who reside nearby in assisted living and LTCF. The team of dedicated volunteers brings the presence of PHPC to those who don’t attend worship services. Most of the persons we visit listen via WRR 101.1 FM. The LTCF team rotates, stopping by to see about 3-5 persons at a different facility each month. Visits can be made any day of the week at your own pace. After the visits the team member sends a brief email to the coordinator, Sandy Dehn. That’s all it takes. We currently have openings for two friendly visitors to join the team. Won’t you please consider it? Explore the idea by contacting Dee Wadsworth email@example.com or 214-368-6348 ext 118 for further information as well as training materials for those who wish to participate.
Desserts with Senior Pastor Matthew Ruffner Continue
Our casual dessert gatherings at the homes of church members continue. Invitations by zip code will continue to be sent 30 days prior to the various gatherings. If you are new to the church and would like to attend one of these gatherings, please contact Adrienne Nicholson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 214-368-6348, ext. 179 to be added to a coming gathering as close to your home as possible.
myPHPC Pictorial Directory Pictures
Let us take your picture for myPHPC. Visit the Atrium directly after the service if you would like us to take your photo or assist you with creating a personal login.
Nametags, Nametags, Nametags
Please remember to wear your PHPC nametag as our church family continues to welcome Rev. Matthew Ruffner and Director of Music Steve Jobman. If you need to order a replacement nametag please contact Lisa White at email@example.com.
Age Well Live Well
Mondays through October 26, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Jubilee Hall-A, the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) will address key aspects of maximizing our health and wellness. This week’s speaker is Lisa McDonald from Dallas Parks and Recreation. These events are free and open to the public, so bring a friend.
Flu Shot Clinic
Our annual immunization clinic will be held Sunday, October 4 in the gym from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No reservations needed. Protect yourself and others this flu season by vaccinating now. For ages 2-8 the flu mist is available, and for ages 9 and over flu shots are available. Our vendor, Mobile Medical, will direct insurance bill your BC/BS or Medicare; just be sure to bring your insurance card. Check and cash are also accepted.
Jesus, The Bible, and Homosexuality by Jack Rogers
Over the summer, the Session read this book to initiate some conversation and a time of prayerful discernment about same gender marriage at PHPC. The Pastors would like to create a similar opportunity for our members. Understanding that faithful people have differing opinions, the purpose of the class is to create a safe place for reflecting on Christian marriage using the book to discuss and to listen. Class will be held the first three Mondays in October (10/5, 12, and 19) from 7 to 8:15 p.m. in Jubilee Hall. Sarah Johnson and Paul Seelman will lead the class. Class participants need to purchase a copy of the book from the PHPC Receptionist and have read it prior to the first class.
Epiphany Ministry Fall Dance Seeks Volunteers
The Epiphany Ministry will host its Fall Dance for the special needs community (youth and adults 16 +) on Friday, October 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in Jubilee Hall and we are in need of volunteers to help with the dance. As a volunteer, you will interact with the guests, provide supervision and help assure everyone’s safety and well-being in different areas throughout the evening. For more information and for available shift times, contact Donna Vick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Bucks for Cottages at Hickory Crossing
Help our formerly homeless neighbors who will be moving into their new homes in November with your Tom Thumb community bucks. During the month of September, you will receive one Community Buck for every $50 in groceries you buy. New this year, Community Bucks will be printed at the bottom of your receipt. Please clip them off and drop them in the Community Bucks containers at the receptionist’s desk or at the Welcome Center. For every Community Buck collected, PHPC will receive $1 in Tom Thumb gift cards which we will give to our new neighbors.
Mentor a Hillcrest High School Student
Three junior girls and one junior boy are in need of mentors to walk with them through high school graduation. These students will be the first in their families to attend higher education. Mentors meet with their students one morning a month and one other mutually determined time. If you are interested in this relational ministry, please contact Lauren Vasquez (Big Brothers Big Sisters representative) at 214-616-5902 or email@example.com.
Sound Board Volunteer Opportunity
The worship sound board team is looking for volunteers to join the rotation on Sunday mornings. No prior experience is required as you will be fully trained. If you would like to support our worship by volunteering once a month in this capacity, please contact Trey Angel at firstname.lastname@example.org.