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Featured Opportunities

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 or 214-368-6348 ext 118 for further information as well as training materials for those who wish to participate.

Children’s Summer Sunday School
Summer Sunday school runs through July 26 at 9:30 a.m. There are classes for 2 year olds - grade 6. Come learn about Creation through Bible stories, cooking, art, and movie making.

Children’s Worship Space
Bring the family to worship and check out the balcony in the Sanctuary. We have transformed the first row of the balcony into a space for kids by having a comfy floor, pillows, and more worship activities for the kids.

Creative Palettes Art Show on Display
Pause to enjoy our 47th annual Creative Palettes art show in the Atrium, north transept hallway, and the parlor hallway. Original works of art by our artists will be displayed through August 19. At the Welcome Center, view eight featured paintings by Virginia Holloway, a class participant for over 25 years. This year’s show is lovingly dedicated to her memory. You will also find a list of all artists and the titles of their works at the Atrium Welcome Center.

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.

Hickory Crossing: New Ministry Opportunities
Visit the table in the Atrium near the library Sunday morning, where you can learn more information about long-term and short-term opportunities through this new urban mission. These include tax-deductible giving through Target to furnish the 400 square foot apartments and on-site assistance with assembly of some furnishings prior to move-in in September. An immediate goal is to provide a welcoming gift for each household. This will be a cross-stitched, framed canvas that reads “Love Lives Here.” These kits will be provided to those who enjoy this craft at no cost. For more information, contact Rev. Elizabeth Boone McLean at

Matthew Ruffner Preaching Dates
Our new pastor, The Rev. Matthew Ruffner, preaches today at all three worship services. Matthew will return to preach full time on August 9 after fulfilling a commitment to serve as Chaplain for the Senior High Montreat Youth Conference.

Help Us Welcome Our New Pastor, Matthew Ruffner
Beginning in late August and continuing through the fall, church members will host casual dessert gatherings to help Matthew and members get to know each other. If you are interested in hosting an hour and a half weeknight gathering for about 40 people in your home, please contact Adrienne Nicholson at or at 214-368-6348 ext. 179 for more information.

Church Retreat, September 25-27
Join all ages for a weekend of faith building and fellowship at Pine Cove Retreat Center in Tyler. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Cynthia Rigby, and Austin College ACtivators will lead the children. Only six rooms are left. Information about the retreat is available at the Welcome Center.