Senior Adults

We have a large vibrant group of Senior Adults here at PHPC and we strive to offer a variety of experiences that address the continuing need for fun, fellowship, spiritual growth and faith development. Throughout the year we offer opportunities at PHPC as well as offsite. Information and registration will be posted on our website.

Faith, Fellowship and Growth

Book studies, Sunday lunch speakers, information sessions and faith formation opportunities designed specifically for our Senior Adult Ministry population are offered on a regular basis. Information and registration will be posted on our website.

Life and Wellness

Looking for a way to get involved at PHPC? Join one of our Life and Wellness classes! We believe the soul is nourished through physical and mental activity; get closer to God through art, exercise and fellowship!

Creative Palettes Art Class

Every Wednesday we have a painting class in room S220 from 9:00 a.m. – noon. The class members paint and draw using their own materials while they converse and enjoy each other’s fellowship. 

Contact: Tammy Hale at

Book Club

Good Books, the Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church book club, meets the second Wednesday of the month from 2 – 3 p.m. in the church library from September to May. Visitors are welcome.

Contact: Barbara Rhodes at  

Wednesday, September 13 – My Dear Hamilton; A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.

Reading List for 2019-2020

Wednesday, October 9 – Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

Wednesday, November 13 – Tattooist of Auschwitz: A Novel by Heather Morris.

Wednesday, January 8 – Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger.

Wednesday, February 12 – Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

Wednesday, March 11 – The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West by David McCullough.

Wednesday, April 8 – Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks.

Wednesday, May 13 – Women in Sunlight: A Novel by Frances Mayes.


Growing Saints Garden Club

If you have an interest in flowers, gardens, and horticulture in general, join The Growing Saints Garden Club and meet some people who share the same interests as you!
GSGC is open to members and friends of PHPC. Dues are $25.00 a year, and guests are always welcome! GSGC meets on the third Friday each month at 10 a.m. from September – May. Field trips and delicious lunches are our specialty.

Contact:  Elizabeth Small at   


Men's Breakfast

Join us for a hearty breakfast and a devotional that regularly features a guest speaker to bring insight to the topic of the week. We invite men of all ages to take advantage of this opportunity to enjoy some male camaraderie. Tuesday mornings at 6:45 a.m. 

Contact: John Hamm at 

Bobby Womack at 

Presbyterian Women

Bible study, service, fellowship - Presbyterian Women (PW) has a strong presence at PHPC. PW is open to all women, as everyone has something unique to offer. Part of PW’s purpose is “to build an inclusive, caring community of women that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.” Typically, a PHPC pastor reviews the day’s lesson, and then we break into Circles for in-depth discussion. 

Contact: Billi Duray 

Tai Chi

Interested in improving your balance and coordination? Our tai chi class, led by instructor Jesse Mitchell, might just be the low-impact wellness activity you are seeking. All are welcome.

The fee is $25 a month per participant. Please pay at the beginning of the month or when you attend class. Please make checks payable to PHPC with “Tai Chi” in the memo line and remember to register at the door.

Thursdays from 12:30 – 1:30pm in Jubilee Hall B

Contact: Tammy Hale at or 214.368.6348 x113

Yoga

When our bodies, minds, and spirits feel healthy, connecting with God is easier. By practicing yoga, we can help facilitate that connection by working to feel healthier. We invite everyone, no matter your age, to attend. Bring a friend! Our professional instructor is Elizabeth Holman. She leads the class in gentle relaxation and stress reduction with stretching and toning. 

The class fee is $25 a month per participant. Please pay at the beginning of the month or when you attend class. Please make checks payable to PHPC with “Yoga” in the memo line and remember to register at the door.

Please wear loose, comfortable clothing – no need to buy anything. If you have a yoga mat bring it or extras mats are provided and remember to register at the door.

Mondays from 5:30 – 6:30pm in the Parlor

Contact: Tammy Hale at or 214.368.6348 x113

Upcoming Events

Senior Adult Ministry Information Sessions                                                               

On Wednesday October 2, 9:15 am – 2:00 pm we will have a day filled with practical information. Senior Source is providing 3 valuable workshops (Medicare Updates and General Information; Care for the Care Giver;  and Essential Life Plans) Petaluma is providing lunch for $10. Lunch will be paid at the door but registration by September 29th is required.

                9:15 am – Registration and Coffee

                9:30-10:15 – Workshop: Medicare Updates and General Information

                10:15-10:30 – Break

                10:30-11:15 – Workshop: Care for the Care Giver

                11:15-11:30 Break

                11:30-12:30 Lunch

                12:45-1:30 – Workshop:  Essential Life Plans

                1:30-2:00 – Closing

Contact Tammy Hale    for additional information.

register here


Festival of Church Music

Sunday, October 13 at 7:00 p.m. (arrive early for organ prelude)  Meyerson Symphony Center. Tickets will be available online at www.churchmusicinstitute.org 

PHPC will have a FREE bus that will take people to the concert from the church parking lot, you will need to reserve your place on the bus. Sign up for the bus below or on Sunday morning, following worship in the Atrium – everyone is responsible for purchasing their own ticket to the concert.

If you have questions please contact PHPC member, Sameera Murad at

bus registration

 

Congregational Care Resources
Mahlon Hight, Congregational Care and Senior Adult Ministry Coordinator is available for conversation about the transitions that Senior Adults experience. She has information and resources that may assist families and individuals with the many decisions that emerge in navigating the challenge of aging. Contact her to make an appointment. Registration for all events and opportunities will be available on our website. Both Tammy Hale, Administrative Asst., Congregational Care ( ext.113) and Mahlon Hight ( ext.118) will be able to provide information on upcoming opportunities.
Medicare Information:  www.medicare.gov
Informative Workshops & Personalized Assistance: www.theseniorsource.org