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.
INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT
Tuesdays, January 21-March 10 | 7-8 p.m. | Jubilee Hall
Led by Marty Loman
Want to learn more about the Bible but unsure of where to start?This eight-week faith-shaping course will explore the pivotal texts of the
Old Testament offering insight into the historical context, themes, and characters present in the Hebrew Bible. No prior biblical knowledge required.
WORSHIP 101 FOR FAMILIES
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
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
Led by Rev. Dr. Margaret Watkins
Sundays, 9:30 a.m. | Jubilee Hall
March 15 and 29, April 5
THE LAST WEEK
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
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
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
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.You must register and pay by April 26.You may register online at phpc.org/adultlearning or by contacting Tammy Hale