Short Term Series

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THEOLOGY ON THURSDAYS

Join us every Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the downstairs conference room for theological discussion on a particular book. Beginning March 12, the group is discussing Alister McGrath's book A Cloud of Witnesses.

WORSHIP 101 FOR FAMILIES - POSTPONED
Sundays, March 1, 22 and 29 | 9:30 a.m. | Parlor
Led by Rev. Carolyn Braskamp

Do you remember what it was like to worship as a child?The sights, sounds and wiggles? Come join us and relearn the basics—and how to help your child worship.We’ll focus on the overall worship experience, as well as the sacraments of baptism (March 22) and communion (March 29). We’ll also give tips for helping your family to get the most out of worship.

THURSDAY MORNING BOOK STUDY
March 5-April 9 | 7-8 a.m. | Panera Bread, 7839 Park Lane

Led by Rev. Mark Brainerd, this weekly morning book study enjoys coffee and conversation. This spring, the group will discuss Barbara Brown Taylor's book Holy Envy.

TAKING A BREATH
Sunday, March 8 | 9:30 a.m. | Jubilee Hall B

Feeling overstretched? Anxious? Worried? Like there are too few or too many hours in the day? Throughout the gospels, Jesus takes time apart to breathe, pray, and connect with God, while encouraging others to do the same. In our hyper-connected, busy world we often forget that simple practice of breathing as a way to ground ourselves and connect with God. Join us as we learn the practice of breathing used by Navy Seals and spiritual mystics alike!

LUNCH AND LEARN: AUSTIN PRESBYTERIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY - POSTPONED
Sunday, March 15 | Noon | Jubilee Hall

Carolyn B. Helsel teaches preaching at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A). For more than a decade, she has helped white congregations talk about racism, working successfully with individual churches, small groups, retreats, and within academic guilds and conferences. Reservations are required, lunch is $10.

THE LAST GOSPEL - POSTPONED

Led by Rev. Dr. Margaret Watkins
Sundays, 9:30 a.m. | Jubilee Hall
March 15 and 29, April 5 

 
John tells of a time when the followers of Jesus are confronting contemporary Judaism, and shares new conversations, new images, and new insight into the last week of Jesus’ life, none of which are found in Matthew, Mark or Luke. Join us as we explore Jesus’ final week from the perspective of this unique and important gospel. 
THE LAST WEEK - POSTPONED
Sunday, March 22 | 9:30 a.m. | Jubilee Hall B

Using Mark’s gospel, we will explore the politics, empire, and power that lurk in the background of Jesus’ Palm Sunday story. In advance of the class, participants are asked to read chapter one of Marcus Borg and John Dominic Crossan’s book The Last Week.

LUNCH AND LEARN: MALAWI WATER WELLS - POSTPONED
Sunday, March 22 | Noon | Jubilee Hall

How does $450 provide a source of safe, sustainable clean drinking water to our friends in Malawi? Come meet one of our Malawi Mission Partners and learn how nearly 400,000 people gained access to water in 2019 through your support of PHPC.Reservations are required, lunch is $10.

HOW FAITH SHAPES MY WEEK - POSTPONED
April 19, April 26, May 10 | 9:30 a.m. | Parlor

How does Sunday shape your Tuesday? Do you wonder how your faith on Sunday can wind its way through the ordinary moments throughout your week? Come hear PHPC members share about connecting with Jesus in their everyday lives—through sabbath, time management, and work. Contact Rev. Caroline Braskamp,

HOLOCAUST AND HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM - POSTPONED
April 29 | 11:30 a.m. | Jubilee Hall

We will start the day with a panel discussion, Human Rights – Linking the Past to the Present.The panel will include three PHPC clergy, Rev. Sarah Are, Rev. Kathy Lee-Cornell and Rev. Mark Brainerd. After lunch we will board a bus for a tour of the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. Our tour will be led by the President and CEO of the museum, Mary Pat Higgins. This will be a full day, but an interesting one – we will arrive back at the church by 5:15 p.m. The cost for this event is $30 per person. Because of transportation and tour size this event will be limited to 45 participants.