Worship

Christmas Eve Family Service // 4 p.m.
Children are invited to come early and join the throng of angels, shepherds, and kings as the Christmas story is told in the service. No preparation is required; costumes are provided. Everyone participates as we sing familiar carols.


Christmas Eve Contemporary Communion & Candlelight Service // 5 p.m.
Join us in Founders Hall at 5 p.m. for our Contemporary worship service with Christmas carols, communion and candlelight.


Christmas Eve Traditional Candlelight Service // 6 p.m.
A warm way to welcome the fullness of Christmas Eve, the 6 p.m. service will feature the Sanctuary Choir, brass, and candlelight.


Christmas Eve Traditional Communion & Candlelight Service // 9 p.m.
Join us for the 9 p.m. service, which will feature the Sanctuary Choir, strings and candlelight, and all will be invited to partake in communion.

First 
Sunday after Christmas // December 26
Join us at 9 a.m. in Founders Hall and 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary. We will welcome back Maggie Johnson to the pulpit to preach on Luke 2:41-52.


*All Christmas Eve services will be livestreamed at phpc.org/streaming and on Facebook. Our 6 p.m. service will be broadcast on WRR 101.1 at 8 p.m.

Advent at PHPC



Blue Christmas // November 28 // 7 p.m. // Founders Hall
This Wholeness and Healing service is led by Jeannie Corbitt and Mahlon Hight. It is a time for quiet reflection, meaningful words and music to seek comfort, hope and wholeness rooted in the good news of “God With Us: Emmanuel.”

Carolfest and Dinner // December 5 // 5:30 p.m.
Preston Hollow’s handbell, adult, and children's choirs will share festive music of the Christmas season. The congregation will be invited to join in carol singing throughout the program. There is no admission charge. The program will be followed by grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup in Jubilee Hall.

Also, youth are invited to join us after Carolfest from 7:00-8:00 p.m. for a special Worship Outside the Youth House. Head over to the Youth House porch after the program. We will be gathering around a bonfire to make s’mores and have our worship service! Bring your jacket and joy as we gather together to worship Holy God.

The Thread (Young Adults) // The Theology of Christmas // December 8, 15, 22 // 6:30 p.m. // Youth House
In this three-week Advent study, we will look at scripture and theological writings to discuss what Christmas means for how we understand God, ourselves, and the world. We will gather with hot chocolate in the Youth House on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. Hope to see you there!

Junior High Late Night // December 10 // 7:00 p.m. // Youth House
Join us Friday, December 10, from 7:00-11:30 p.m. for a night filled with games, decorating, and celebrating with each other! Wear something green; the Grinch might be making an appearance! PLEASE sign up through the link!  

https://prestonhollow.wufoo.com/forms/q1q5lbs21r6bjrd/

Senior High Late Night // December 17 // 7:00 p.m. // Youth House
Join us Friday, December 17, from 7:00-11:30 p.m. for a fun night of ugly sweaters, white elephant gift exchange, ice skating, and hot cocoa! We are so excited to celebrate the Christmas season with all of you! PLEASE sign up through the link! 

https://prestonhollow.wufoo.com/forms/q42w6u1160w997/

Contemporary Christmas Music Sunday // December 19 // 9 a.m. // Founders Hall
The worship band will lead us in beloved songs of the Christmas season. Come join your voices to the song!


Traditional Christmas Music Sunday // December 19 // 10:30 a.m. // Sanctuary
Enjoy music by the Sanctuary Choir, Sanctuary Ringers, brass & percussion ensemble, and organ. Included will be John Rutter’s GLORIA and Christmas classics like “Joy to the World,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and “Angels We Have Heard on High.”

College Lunch // December 19 // 11:30 a.m. // Torchy’s Tacos Forest Lane
Enjoy a holiday lunch following Worship! The church will provide appetizers. Christmas sweaters encouraged! Please meet at Torchy's Tacos at 11:30 a.m.

KERA Christmas Music Special// December 20 and 24 // 8 p.m. // TV
Watch "Celebrate & Sing: Glory to the Newborn King!" on KERA-TV channel 13. The hour-long performance features the Sanctuary Choir, Sanctuary Ringers, full orchestra, the Cantor Chorale, organist Bradley Hunter Welch, and bagpipes. The program will also be streamed from our website and Facebook live on Christmas Day at 4 p.m.

Men’s Breakfast Christmas Breakfast // December 21 // 7:30 a.m. // Jubilee Hall
Everyone is invited to a special Men’s Breakfast. Register in the church office by Monday, December 20.

Fireside Christmas Storytime // December 21 // 6 p.m. // Youth House
PHPC Kids invites families to come celebrate God’s love with story and song.

Angel Tree Gifts
Pick up a shopping list and drop off donated toys in the Atrium through December 12th. Donated gifts support children and families of four of PHPC’s Mission Partner Organizations: Literacy Achieves, MLK Jr. Arts Academy, Mi Escuelita, & Interfaith Family Services! To learn more, look for the table in the Atrium or visit www.phpc.org/angeltree.

Malawi Christmas Gifts for Hope
The PHPC Malawi Mission Team invites you to give the Gift of Hope this Advent by making an impact in this world through our friends and partners in mission in Malawi, Africa. Your gifts in support of these ministries are more than financial gifts. These gifts create joy, strengthen community, and of course, fuel an abiding sense of hope in God’s nearness with us all in Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. Visit the Malawi table in the Atrium or www.phpc.org/malawi to learn more.

PHPC Kids Advent Bags
Make sure your family picks up an Advent Bag. They are filled with activities for your family to do together. The goal of the bag is to get your family talking together in fun and easy ways that will engage kids at any age.