Summer 2019

In busy moments and daily routines we can miss finding the sacred presence of God in daily life. Join us this summer as we look at God’s ordinary gifts of bread, family, table, play, and life all around us.

Service Times

Memorial Day - Labor Day
10 a.m., Sanctuary
5 p.m., Founders Hall

summer book study

Thursday mornings, June 6-27, 7-8:15 a.m. at Civil Pour (8061 Walnut Hill Lane)
Led by Rev. Mark Brainerd

An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor

In this New York Times best-selling book, acclaimed author Barbara Brown Taylor
shares how she learned to find God beyond the church walls by embracing the sacred as a natural part of everyday life. Taylor shows us how to discover altars everywhere we go and in everything we do as we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world in which we live.

Register here!

Ladies Night Cocktails and Conversation
July 25, 7 p.m. at Civil Pour

>Finding Holy in the Suburbs: Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much by Ashley Hales

In this engaging and insightful read, Ashley Hales explores the challenges and sacred opportunities within everyday life. Join Rev. Sarah Johnson and Member Engagement Coordinator Allison Cochran for drinks and conversation!

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Kids and Families

Summer Programs
Interested in VBS, Jam Camp or Super Happy Fun Week?

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Library Story Time
Sundays at 9:15 a.m. in the PHPC Library
Kids 5 years and older are invited to come hear a guest reader for storytime and time to explore!


Sundays from 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. in Jubilee Hall
One of PHPC's most successful family programs, Musikgarten is a 30-minute class for children and their parents where kids can experience God, family, and music in a new and fun way.  Children are invited to explore new music and activities together with their parents. Come experience God and music in a fun, hands-on way! 
Cost: FREE No registration required
For children ages 0-4 and their parents
Parent book and CD provided 

Playdate at the Park
Saturday, July 15 at 9:30 a.m.
Coffee Park
Join Rev. Matthew Ruffner and his family for a fun playdate! Snacks and drinks provided!

summer choir

Summer Choir at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church is a wonderful opportunity to experience active participation in a fun, welcoming, and musically outstanding ensemble with very limited commitment. The Summer Choir meets every Sunday morning, Memorial Day through Labor Day, at 9:20AM in Emmanuel Hall (the choir rehearsal space) to prepare that morning’s anthem and then offer it during the 10AM worship service. Sing only once this summer, every now and then, or every week… it’s a great way to experience singing in a choir of PHPC!

Email Director of Music Steve Jobman with questions at !

summer fellowship

Sam Burchfield Concert
June 7 at 7 p.m.
We’re kicking off summer with a free concert in Founders Hall! Sam Burchfield is a singer/songwriter
who draws inspiration from Atlanta’s deep R&B and jazz roots. In recent years, Sam has collaborated
with our own Zach Light-Wells in the studio, on the stage, and as worship leaders for Montreat Youth Conferences. 

Pentecost Picnic 
June 9
For all people in the PHPC community following the 10 a.m. service. Menu includes fried and roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and peach cobbler, $10/person, $5/child and a $30 family cap.

Senior Sunday Lunch with Mahlon Hight
July 14 at 11 a.m.
Stay after worship to get to know our new Congregational Care and Senior Adult Ministry Coordinator and enjoy some refreshing salads.

College Bible Study
July 16 and July 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Home for the summer and looking to connect? Join Rev. Sarah Are at Halcyon for s’mores and study!

Summer CycleBar Ride
July 21 at 2 p.m.
Connect and celebrate the everyday gifts of friendship, community, and moving our bodies with a group PHPC ride led at CycleBar Preston Forest. Led by PHPC member Jill Mearns. Registration coming soon!

Sanctuary Choir European Tour
Follow along with our choir’s trip to England and Scotland at! We’ll also be posting photos on the Atrium wall.