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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We would like to thank everyone who has submitted their pledge for the stewardship campaign. We will keep you updated here and on the monitors in the building on our continued progress toward this year’s goal. To date, we have received 638 pledges for a total of $3,052,269.22. If you have not yet pledged we encourage you to visit www.phpc.org/stewardship or use a pledge card from the Atrium.
2014 Giving Tree
You can now choose an ornament from the Giving Tree in the middle of the Atrium. You will find angels for VMLC students, 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.
PHPC Kids Jingle Jam
Don’t miss the next event for parents and children Sunday, November 30 from 4-5:30 p.m. in Jubilee Hall. Jingle Jam is not your average “make a paper plate advent wreath” kind of party. We’ll have great crafts, games that even older elementary boys will love, and lots more! RSVPs not necessary. For more information, contact Ann Nielsen, Director of Children’s Ministry at email@example.com.
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 7, 14, and 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 Sundays, December 7-21 in the Chapel at 9:30 a.m.
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. and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. The next gatherings are December 8 and 9. Visit www.phpc.org/pw for more details.
Growing Saints Garden Club Christmas Program
The GSGC will have its annual Christmas program and catered luncheon on Friday, December 12. Music will be provided by Lisl Wangermann from Booker T. Washington high school. We will meet at 10 a.m. in Jubilee Hall for a short meeting before the program and afterwards we will have a catered luncheon. Reservations are necessary for the luncheon! Please mail your $10 check for each lunch desired to treasurer, Elaine Johnson. Make your check out to the GSGC and send to Elaine by Monday, December 8. For more information, please call Margaret Williams at 214-348-9627.
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 “Uh-Oh: Is it ordinary memory loss or is it 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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.