Advent 2019

Each of the four gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John were written during specific times in the midst of unique communities. Therefore, each writer has a distinct message to offer us about who God is in Jesus is in Jesus Christ and the hope, healing, and wholeness that Jesus brings to the world. Join us for a meaningful Advent Christmas season!

Worship

Blue Christmas
December 2 | 7 p.m. | Chapel
This Wholeness and Healing service is led by Rev. Mark Brainerd. 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”

Worship in the Round
December 15 | 5 p.m. | Founders Hall
This special Worship at Five service features worship in the round and seasonal prayer stations.

Travelers Service
December 19 | 7 p.m. | Chapel
Going out of town, but don’t want to miss Christmas with your church family? Join us for the Travelers Service - complete with all your favorite carols and candle lighting!

Christmas Music Sunday
December 22 | 9:30 & 11 a.m. (No 8:15 worship)
The Sanctuary Choir and Sanctuary Ringers lead us in a morning of Christmas music. The services feature congregational carols and choral anthems, all accompanied by a full orchestra! The service includes music by John Rutter, Mack Wilberg, Will Todd and more.

Worship at Five Christmas Music Sunday
December 22 | 5 p.m. | Founders Hall
For our last Sunday of Advent, the Worship at Five band will lead us in beloved songs of the Christmas season. In addition to our typical band, this service will feature local musicians from our community and will include a live string section, bluegrass instruments, and a cappella singing. Come and join your voices to the song!

Christmas Eve Worship

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.

Traditional Lessons and carols | 6 and 8 p.m.
Our traditional service featuring the Sanctuary Choir, orchestra, lessons and carols.

Candlelight Service | 10 p.m.
A warm way to welcome the fullness of Christmas Eve, the 10 p.m. service will feature a string quartet and candlelight, and all will be invited to partake in communion.

New Year’s | Sunday, December 29
There will be two services, 10 a.m. in the Sanctuary and Worship at Five.

All services will be live streamed at phpc.org/streaming. Our 8 p.m. service will be broadcast on WRR 101.1.
Childcare will be available at all services except the 10 p.m.

 

Learn

Book Review and Holiday Lunch
December 4 | noon | Jubilee Hall
PHPC member and professional book reviewer Sharron Lucky will review My Exaggerated Life – Pat Conroy, as told to Katherine Clark. Lunch is $15.

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Serve

Angel Tree Gifts
Donate Christmas gifts this season in support of Literacy Achieves and Heart House, two Vickery Meadow organizations serving refugee and immigrant children and their families. Shopping lists are available in the Atrium or visit phpc.org/angeltree. Bring your unwrapped donated gifts to PHPC by December 15

Literacy Achieves Christmas Gift Shop
December 6 & 7
Help us create a Christmas Gift Shop at the West Dallas and Vickery Meadow campuses! On December 6: Help deliver gifts to Literacy Achieves and set up for the shopping experience. On December 7: Meet the parents and join them in shopping and wrapping their gifts! 

Fellowship

Route 56 Christmas Party
December 1 | 12:15 p.m.
5th and 6th graders, put on your jingle bells and party hats! We will celebrate the Christmas season with a Route 56 party.

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Family Yoga
December 7 | 9 a.m.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of God’s creation while stretching our bodies. All ages and abilities welcome. phpc.org/familyyoga

Carolfest and Dinner
December 8 | 5 p.m. | Sanctuary
Preston Hollow’s children, youth, adult and handbell choirs 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 is followed by grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup in Jubilee Hall.

CHRISTMAS PIPINGS featuring Ryan Anthony, Gary Beard, and Bradley Hunter Welch
December 10 | 7 p.m. | Sanctuary
Come enjoy some holiday music from three very talented musicians! Concert is free, offering accepted!

Junior High Christmas Lock-in and Ice Skating
December 13
ALL youth are invited to go ice skating at the Galleria! Then, the Junior High will spend the night at the Youth House for cookie decorating, a gift exchange, and many other Christmas-themed games and fun. Friends are always welcome!

The Thread Dinner
December 15 | 6 p.m. | Cantina Laredo Preston Royal
Enjoy a holiday dinner with us following Worship at Five! The church will provide appetizers, Christmas sweaters encouraged!

Men’s Breakfast Christmas Breakfast
December 17 | 7:30 a.m. | Jubilee Hall
Everyone (men and women) is invited to a special Men’s Breakfast, featuring Eggs Benedict and speaker Chris Sadeghi, reporter for WFAA’s News 8 Daybreak. Register in the church office!

Senior High Christmas Lock-In and Caroling
December 20
ALL youth are invited to go Christmas caroling at the beginning of the night. Then, the Senior High will spend the night at the Youth House for a fun, joy-filled night. Friends are always welcome! 

Family Christmas Storytime and Breakfast
December 22 | 9:30 a.m. | Parlor
There’s no Sunday school this week, so join us in the parlor for a light breakfast and Christmas story!

College Dinner
December 22 | 6 p.m. | Cantina Laredo Preston Royal
Enjoy a holiday dinner with us following Worship at Five! The church will provide appetizers, Christmas sweaters encouraged!