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At PHPC we believe that the purpose of adult learning is to help people make spiritual sense out of their lives and the world. Learning is not an end in itself. Instead, we learn with the purpose of growing in faith and being sent out into our everyday lives and the world as disciples of Jesus Christ.

What to Expect

When you enter through our doors, you can expect to be greeted by people who are glad to meet you. No matter your age, race, gender, orientation or faith background, we invite you to join our community and share God's abundant grace. PHPC is an open and affirming congregation of the PC(USA).
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PHPC Adult
Faith Formation

Short-Term Offerings

The Art of Forgiveness

Jubilee B
Feb 25
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Mar 10
10 a.m.

Ever get stuck in the wrongs of the past? Wonder how to even begin to forgive? Each week a pastor will explore an aspect of the spiritual practice of forgiveness, in connection with the Lenten sermon series.

Basics of the Faith

Jubilee B
Apr 7
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Apr 28
10 a.m.

What do we believe as Christians about creation, the Bible, Jesus, and the Lord’s Supper? And how do these beliefs guide us in following Jesus? PHPC Member Dr. John Murad will guide us in exploring these questions about God and God’s connection to our world–along with what it means for us in our everyday lives.

  • April 7: Creation–From Atoms to Universe
  • April 14: Scriptures–Who Really Wrote the Bible?
  • April 21: Incarnation–How Did Jesus Become God?
  • April 28: Sacrament–Mystery of the Lord’s Supper

Ongoing Classes

Fellowship Class

Jubilee Hall CD
10 a.m.

This is an interactive, discussion-led group utilizing a wide variety of source material including modern Christian authors and thinkers such as Adam Hamilton, Timothy Keller, Max Lucado, John Ortberg, and Jason Sobel as well as insightful sessions from the Yale Divinity School and other sources.  This group meets during the school year.

Open Door

Jubilee Hall EF
10 a.m.

We are a class that is casual yet intentional about exploring areas of faith in our lives.  Our discussions and studies are grounded in the Bible, our evolving faith, and our ever-changing lives.  Class members lead on a variety of topics with open hearts and minds. All are welcome - and can join in anytime during the 10 a.m. connection hour or during our monthly class socials. This group meets during the school year.

PHPC Parents

Parlor
10 a.m.

You are invited to join PHPC Parents every Sunday in the Parlor to share in the wins, the losses, the mundane and the overwhelming responsibilities involved in parenting in faith today

Epiphany

Youth House
9 a.m. - Noon

Epiphany invites youth (16+) and adults with unique abilities to participate in our Sunday School and enrichment programs. Together we share needs, discover gifts, enrich lives, and provide respite for families. All activities are designed with multiple disability needs in mind.  This group meets during the school year.

Faith Bible Discovery

S220
Sundays | 9:30 a.m.

This class is for couples and singles of all ages who desire to grow in faith through peer-led Bible and theological studies covering a wide variety of topics. Questions are welcome, experiences are honored, and all positions are heard and respected.

Presbyterian Women

Jubilee B
2nd Mondays | 9:30 a.m.

Open to women of all ages and stages of life, Presbyterian Women meet on the second Monday morning and evening of the month for Bible study, fellowship, and outreach. Morning circles meet for fellowship at 9:30 a.m. with the Bible study at 10:00 a.m. The evening circle begins at 5:15 p.m. with fellowship or BYO Dinner followed by Bible study at 6:15 p.m.

Men's Breakfast

North Dining Room
Tuesdays | 6:45 a.m.

Join us for a hearty breakfast, a devotional, and fellowship. These gatherings regularly feature a guest speaker who brings insight to the topic of the week.

The Soul's Slow Ripening

Parlor
Monthly | Wednesday Morning or Thursday Afternoon

Join us for this unique twist on a book study, which will meet once a month over the course of this year. Each month, participants will explore a Celtic practice in connection with scripture, reflections, and varied creative responses. Consider this an invitation to develop life-long practices of seeking the sacred. You may choose the Wednesday morning group, beginning September 13, 10 a.m. OR the Thursday evening group beginning September 14, 6:30 p.m. Both groups will meet in the Parlor.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

First-Floor Conference Room
Wednesdays | 7 a.m.

This class meets weekly September - May for study on a particular book of the Bible chosen at the beginning of the year. Participants are asked to read the scripture in advance. Some occasional light reading may apply. No previous Bible knowledge or study experience is necessary. This class is open to adults of all ages and stages of life

Wednesday Women's Fellowship

First-Floor Conference Room and via Zoom
Wednesdays | 11:30 a.m.

Open to women of all ages and stages of life, this group meets weekly all year for lunch, fellowship, and study on a variety of faith-related topics.

Breathe

Zoom
Wednesdays | 12 p.m.

This weekly group offers a brief guided breathing session to help reduce stress, lower your heart rate, and re-center your life. Sessions are live via Zoom every Wednesday at noon. Contact Mahlon Hight for the zoom link or you may listen to a recorded session by finding the “Listen Here” button on the website at https://www.phpc.org/ministry/care.

Centering Prayer

Parlor
2nd and 4th Tuesdays | 11:30 a.m.

Beginning September 12, on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 11:30 a.m. to noon a group gathers in the Parlor to experience Centering Prayer together. You do not need to have any experience to enjoy this time together; some instruction and guidance is always provided.

Theology on Thursday

First-Floor Conference Room
Thursdays | 1:30 p.m.

This daytime discussion group meets every Thursday (September – May) at 1:30pm in the conference room to study some of the basics of theology. This group only meets during the school year.

Good Books Book Club

Library
2nd Wednesdays | 2 p.m.

Good Books, the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church book club, meets the second Wednesday of the month from 2 – 3 p.m. in the PHPC library every month except December. Visitors are welcome.

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Growing Saints Garden Club

Jubilee B
3rd Fridays | 10:15 a.m.

GSGC offers a wide range of activities related to gardening, such as programs given by experts on orchids, tropicals, and succulents; presentations on birds, honeybees, hummingbirds, and butterflies; and field trips to the Arboretum, North Haven Gardens, Lake Highlands Community Gardens, and Bonton Farms. In addition, we have two lovely luncheons at Christmas and in May.

GSGC is open to members and friends of PHPC. We meet on the third Friday of each month from September to May at 10:15 a.m. Being a gardener isn’t a requirement! Join us for the camaraderie, enlightenment, and fun.

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Tai Chi

Jubilee B
Thursdays | 1 p.m.

Interested in improving your balance and coordination? Our tai chi class might just be the low-impact wellness activity you’re seeking. Cost of the class is $30/month, but if you’d like to try the class and see if it is for you Thursdays from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. in Jubilee Hall B.

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