PHPC pastors and staff have created some resources for you to use during this time of isolation. We hope these bring you some comfort and allow you to continue to grow in your faith! Please check back regularly as we continue to add new content and ways to engage!
We hope to offer a weekly rhythm of podcasts, music offerings, video messages from our pastors, and virtual worship!
Preston hollow sessions
The Preston Hollow Sessions: Unlocking the Mystery Behind the Music is a musical video series hosted by Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church’s Steven Jobman, Director of Music and Bradley Hunter Welch, Organist/Artist-in-Residence. Featuring Dr. Welch on organ, performances of Preston Hollow musicians, as well as guest instrumentalists from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, each episode includes beautifully produced musical performances, interesting and informative discussion of the music, and personal introductions of the various artists. Watch via our livestream or Facebook page!
PODCASTS, PLAYLISTS AND BLOGS
Our church podcast features sermons, offertories, and seasonal devotionals!
This podcast and blog series from our pastors focused on equipping you with the tools and habits to live faithfully in the world. This season we’ll be sharing tips for taking care of yourself during troubling times, ways to coach yourself through a tough spot.
“Something Bigger” is a podcast for young adults, by young adults, striving to find their place in the midst of God’s bigger story. Here you will hear stories of real life, messy faith, authentic connection, and radical hope.
Check out personal stories, notes and devotionals from our pastors and staff!
Worship at Five Playlist
Sanctuary Music Playlist
FAMILY, YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT RESOURCES
Our youth team is doing Instagram live, Netflix parties, Zoom calls and more! Email Sarah at to get connected.
Young Adult Ministry
Our young adult ministry is doing small group studies, Zoom calls and more! Email Sarah at to get connected
Looking for some faith forming activities to do at home?
Our kids are loving Cosmic Yoga, check it out. below!
PBS Kids & Daniel Tiger has a great link here on how to talk to kids of all ages about the virus.
The National Association of School Psychologists have also published information
This summer PHPC Kids is offering storytimes, Zoom check-ins, Zoom music, fellowship events, and more! To receive our weekly family email with more information and activities, contact Sarah Bennett at
To join our Zoom call with other moms, email Rev. Caroline Braskamp at
We are kicking off fall with a month-by-month catalog of Adult Learning opportunities!
The Wednesday Word
For four weeks, we explored a word or phrase from the Sunday scripture passage and why it matters for the text and our lives. Hosted by Rev. Dr. Sarah Johnson.
WORSHIP, SERVICE RECORDINGS AND SERMONS
You can participate in worship via live stream at 9 a.m. (contemporary) 10 a.m. (traditional) and 5 p.m. (contemporary) on www.phpc.org/streaming, or listen to the service at 11 a.m. on 101.1 WRR. You can also watch on our Facebook page here.
You can always watch any of our past sermons here!
You can watch our past services here!
Over the past 6 weeks, our Summer Mission Webinar series featured conversations with 12 of our ministry partners and mission co-workers serving communities in Dallas and beyond. Catch up on the webinars and stay updated on how our partners continue to live faithfully in their service and care during this time. Click here to watch!
Ways to Help during COVID-19
PHPC has a long history of partnering in mission & ministry across our city and around the world, and we invite you to consider ways you can support our neighbors in need, even as you maintain your giving to the ongoing ministry of PHPC.
The following are giving opportunities and actions you can take to support individuals and families who are experiencing economic distress, food insecurity, or other issues exacerbated by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, including serving on the frontlines. With the restrictions in place in order to minimize the spread of the virus, many nonprofit agencies and ministry programs are having to adapt to increased requests for assistance and limitations on volunteers, staff, and funding sources. Your gifts to these partners will allow program services to continue as long as our neighbors are in need.
If you wish to jump down, there are additional ways of supporting others during this time through in-kind donations and gestures of solidarity that we encourage you to try!
Thank you for your generosity in sharing God’s light and love in this world!
GIVE TO OUR PARTNERS
CitySquare Emergency Relief Fund
CitySquare leads our city in providing comprehensive services to address the causes and effects of persistent poverty. Their emergency Food Pantry and Housing Program are ensuring basic needs go uninterrupted.
Cornerstone Baptist Church Community Kitchen & South Dallas Rental Assistance
Under the leadership of Pastor Chris Simmons, Cornerstone has developed robusts programs to care for the residents of the South Dallas/Fair Park neighborhood. During this time, Cornerstone is offering use of their community laundromat free of charge. Volunteers and in-kind donations are needed for the Community Kitchen. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E094AAEAE29AAF58-cornerstone1
Joy Tabernacle AME Emergency Assistance to Families
Founded by the Rev. Dr. Michael Waters, Joy Tabernacle AME Church seeks to strengthen and sustain the historic South Dallas community, particularly families and youth impacted by job losses and school closures.
Healing Hands Ministries
Located in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood, Healing Hands Ministries continues to offer barrier-free access to healthcare to anyone in need. In addition to increased supply costs, HHM has transitioned to Telemedicine to continue reaching its patients who are predominantly refugees and immigrants. HHM has 71 expected deliveries this month and are in need of baby supplies for new moms. Visit this Amazon Wishlist to send a needed gift to a growing family: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3MYIFKHBIK5QJ/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex
Hope Supply Co.
Dedicating to meeting the critical needs of families and children experiencing homelessness, Hope Supply Co. have seen a 300% increase in requests for diapers and hygiene products in the past several weeks. As retail stores are low on these supplies already, the biggest impact is to donate to HSC directly so orders can be filled through wholesale distributors and efficiently delivered to families and children in need.
Interfaith Family Services
Interfaith empowers families to break the cycle of poverty through its housing, financial literacy, and employment programs, as well as the new Moody Family Childcare Center. They are offering assistance to anyone experiencing job loss and financial need as a result of COVID-19.
Rapidly transitioning to remote learning, Literacy Achieves continues to be a touchpoint for immigrants, refugees, and residents seeking to change their lives through learning English. The staff is assessing community needs on a daily basis to ensure students and families can access and navigate appropriate resources as needed.
Meals on Wheels
VNA Meals on Wheels continues to provide food and safety checks for our vulnerable seniors in our communities. In addition to hot meals, shelf-stable and frozen meals are also being delivered to clients to ensure they receive a sufficient supply of food. Currently, VNA staff are covering the roles of meal deliveries, but volunteers are still needed for “virtual delivery.” Volunteers are needed to call and check-in on clients through the VNA app, ensuring needs and are met in a timely manner.
North Dallas Shared Ministries
In partnership with the Center for Integrative Counseling and Psychology, NDSM is offering tele-counseling for both new and existing clients ages 10 and older. Sessions may be conducted by video or phone. Additionally, NDSM’s medical clinic, dental clinic, and Friday food basket programs are still serving those in need.
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services
PCHAS provides Christ-centered care and support to children and families in need. Today, it is continuing all of its programs while also helping children and families directly affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Donations are being used to support program staff and their outreach funds. This provides counseling for families at risk of breaking apart and protects children from the high risk of abuse due to unemployment. Donations will help families with rent and utilities, Chrome tablets (for at home learning and employment), and special grants to purchase refrigerators and food so children never go to bed hungry. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, it temporarily cannot accept in-kind donations, therefore, prayers and monetary donations will allow PCHAS to bring immediate relief to families facing severe challenges. For more information about their programs and services, please contact Sara Craig, or 417-576-0124.
The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas
The Stewpot continue to address the emerging and unmet needs of individuals and families at-risk or currently experiencing homelessnes. Staff have stepped up to ensure three hot meals a day are served at the Second Chance Cafe at the Bridge. Monthly grocery distribution has doubled, and food from canceled events and restaurants are being recovered and shared with homeless and domestic violence shelters. Find out ways to give hope by being a “virtual volunteer” here: https://thestewpot.org/virtualvolunteering
Vickery Meadow Food Pantry
For the past 10 years, the Vickery Meadow Food Pantry has provided supplemental food to the low income, largely refugee and immigrant families living in the Vickery Meadow neighborhood. Requests for assistance has doubled in the past several weeks, and volunteers in good health are needed to keep the pantry operating to serve families in need. Donations can be earmarked through gifts to North Texas Food Bank, and interested volunteers can reach out to Rev. Kathy Lee-Cornell,
OTHER WAYS TO SERVE
Donate Blood & Plasma
Help keep the community blood banks of North Texas supplied by donating blood. Appointments are available through http://www.carterbloodcare.org and https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/covid-19/about-virus-donate-plasma/
Coordinate Meals for Workers
One neighbor created a Meal Train that is now feeding a medical team at Baylor University Medical Center (Read about this story here: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/coronavirus/local-nurses-and-doctors-receive-free-meals-thanks-to-donations/2339183/)
The Thanks-Giving Foundation is using its platform to coordinate the opportunity to provide meals to healthcare workers across our hospitals.
There are workers going above and beyond during this challenging time -- grocery store staff, janitors, homeless shelter coordinators, first responders, mental healthcare providers, foster parents and more. Consider how you can encourage and feed those who are on the frontlines (and behind the scenes).
Medical equipment and supplies can be donated through Dallas County, https://www.dallascounty.org/covid-19/ways-to-help.php, as well as Parkland Hospital. For Parkland, contact
Nonprofits providing shelter and care for children and youth need supplies to keep them busy -- puzzles, video and board games, books, movies, arts & craft kits, and magnatiles and legos. Promise House, a Dallas nonprofit welcoming homeless children and teens have put together a list here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/KTGJZ7BV78VN/ref=cm_go_nav_hz
Support Local Businesses
Many local businesses are adapting their services to stay in business and keep staff employed. These include restaurants, photographers, plant nurseries, breweries, gyms & workout studios, musicians, auto repair shops, and more. For more ideas, check out: https://www.wfaa.com/article/money/business/coronavirus-closures-list-local-businesses-shop-dallas-fort-worth/287-f9b63381-1768-49b6-a3fa-b761becef22e
The Dallas chapter of the interfaith group Daughters of Abraham are encouraging people to make a donation of 10% or more of your grocery purchase to support those who are experiencing food insecurity during this time. Donate your gift to the North Texas Food Bank (https://ntfb.org), the Tarrant Area Food Bank (https://tafb.org) or your local emergency food bank.
Venmo a Friend
Surprise and treat a friend with a few dollars through Venmo or with a small gift card to your favorite local coffee shop. In this time of isolation, small gifts to overwhelmed parents, tired teachers, lonely neighbors, cash-strapped young adults, a healthcare worker or someone else on the frontlines that you know personally, or to anyone who might be feeling anxious can be a ray of light in their day. #venmoitforward
Please see the list of community partners above to learn more about volunteer opportunities and needs.
If you have any additional ideas, volunteer opportunities, or want to share a personal story of how you have found a way to share hope and encouragement during this time, please let us know! Contact Rev. Kathy Lee-Cornell,