Mission and Outreach
Here at PHPC, we believe God gathers us in and sends us out into the world. God sends us out to bear witness to God’s presence and to embody God’s amazing love in our world. We believe God is continually reconciling the world to God, and that God invites us all to embody the radical love and healing grace Jesus offered to those he encountered everywhere he went.
Members of PHPC have long been involved in developing initiatives and supporting partnerships that serve the needs of communities at the church, in the community, and around the world.
AT THE CHURCH
PHPC has many ways for you to get involved with programs and ministries taking place here at the church. It is through your generosity of time and presence that so much is able to happen here. We would love for you to explore and share your gifts through engaging in our programs, greeting visitors, serving as an usher, participating in Epiphany, photographing activities, and much more!
Every Dollar Counts
Our Every Dollar Counts (EDC) Offering designates the single dollar bills and coins that are given to Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church throughout each month to a selected ministry partner whose mission make a tangible impact in the lives of those they serve.
To nominate an organization for the EDC Offering, please email: Rev. Kathy Lee-Cornell, . Nominated organizations must not be a current PHPC Community Outreach Ministry partner.
Epiphany invites youth and adults (16+) with unique abilities to participate in our enrichment programs. Together we share needs, discover gifts, enrich lives, and provide respite for families.
Our Sunday School curriculum is designed with special needs in minds.
Our Life and Arts program runs every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Participants enjoy supplemental education activities including: art, recreation, yoga/relaxation, cooking, music, community experiences and guest speakers, allowing family members to receive respite. Lessons focus on nutrition, safety, health, employment, and advocacy. Participants also plant flowers and crops in the garden. Crops are harvested and eaten.
Life and Arts is a supplemental educational respite requiring registration, family conference (admission meeting) to be eligible to attend. This ministry fills quickly and a waiting list may be available. To find out if there are spaces available and if you are interested visiting the Life and Arts program, please contact the church office.
To register to be a participant in this program, please complete our registration form.
Interested in becoming an Epiphany Volunteer? To begin the application process, please complete the Epiphany Faith Partner/Volunteer application form.
The Epiphany Ministry Coordinator is Renee Rose. If you would like more information on Epiphany, please contact Rev. Kathy Lee-Cornell at 214.368.6348 ext.124.
MEALS OF HOPE
We will be holding another Meals of Hope food packing event again on Sunday, August 27, 2017. We hope to pack over 125,000 meals to be donated to the North Texas Food Bank in service to those in our communities who are hungry. To find out more information and to sign up to volunteer, please click here.
A small food pantry is stocked with nonperishable items and available on a limited basis to members, visitors, and guests in need of a few food items. If you would like request food, make a donation or contribution, please contact Rev. Kathy Lee-Cornell, , for assistance.
Have you ever been at a stoplight, noticed someone requesting help, and not sure how to respond? Each June, we have a congregation-wide event where we prepare Stoplight Bags that can serve as a sign of care and hope to our neighbors who are experiencing housing and food insecurity.
Find out how you can prepare your own Stoplight Bag here.
Our Stoplight Bags were featured in the Preston Hollow Advocate! Click here to read the article.
There are many ways to serve one another in love right here in our building. From Holy Joe’s servers to Epiphany Faith Partners, our building is a place of welcome, worship, and fellowship because of the many ways you give of your time and talents.
Find out what volunteer opportunities are available by clicking here.
Our members serve as elders, deacons and Foundation board members, as well as members of ministry committees and nominating committees. Please click here to see our current lay leaders.
In the Community
During the months that have a fifth weekend, the congregation is sent out into our Dallas communities in teams to volunteer with our partnering organization. Sign up as an individual, with your family, or with your Bible study group!
Some of our partners have included North Dallas Shared Ministries, Hope Supply Co., We Over Me Farm, and McShan Elementary School, and Austin Street Center.
Community Ministry Partners
Through PHPC’s own mission ministries, as well as through our community ministry partners, we seek to support organizations that embody the love of Christ through their mission and ministry. Through addressing issues of poverty, hunger, education, displacement, inequality, aging, and much more, we hope to work for the transformation of our communities. Gifts of funding, time, and talents are always welcome.
Around the World
The Malawi Mission Team has a partnership with the Central African Presbyterian Church, and more specifically with the Northern Synod of Livingstonia in Malawi, Africa. The team has supported efforts made in improving education, infrastructure, medical care, and social welfare issues addressed by our partners. The team meets every third Sunday in the 2nd floor conference room. For more information, contact Sean Smith at .
The Nicaragua Mission Team has a partnership with CEPAD, the Protestant Council of Churches. The team has supported community development, sustainable agriculture, women’s empowerment, and educational efforts, as well as the radio ministry program of CEPAD. The team meets quarterly and all are welcome to join. Each year the team takes a trip in the summer to Nicaragua.
For more information, contact Karen Wiese at
Read about the previous trip here.
The Young Adult Volunteer (YAV) program is a faith-based year of service for young people, ages 19-30, in 22 sites around the world and in the United States. YAVs accompany local agencies working to address root causes of poverty and reconciliation while exploring the meaning and motivation of their faith in intentional community with peers and mentors. YAVs serve during the academic year, August to July. Click here to learn more!
PHPC participates in the four churchwide Special Offerings of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). These offerings serve as a collective witness to Jesus Christ's love for the whole church. One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost Offering, Peace & Global Witness Offering, and Christmas Joy Offering play an important role in defining what it means to be a connectional church. Over the years these offerings have provided ways for individuals and congregations to join together with each other and in partnership with other Christians in responding to a variety of concerns.
Click here to out how these offerings support programs, individuals, and congregations across the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Preston Hollow Presbyterian School
For over half a century, Preston Hollow Presbyterian School has been dedicated to educating children of average to superior intelligence with mild to moderate learning differences. The types of learning differences served by our school include reading disorder (dyslexia), auditory processing disorder, oral language disorder, written language disorder, and mathematical disability.
The school was founded in 1962 in response to the needs of the Dallas community as the first outreach mission of the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church. PHPS is a private coeducational day school, housed in the north wing of the church, which enrolls 133 students each year in thirteen classes in grades K-6. PHPS is a non-profit school, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, to which students are accepted without regard to race, sex, religion or national origin.
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