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MEN TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY

Join us for our Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study focusing on the Supremacy of Christ. This study is open to men of all ages, in all places of their spiritual journey on Tuesdays, September 10-December 3, 7:00–8:30 a.m., Fellowship Hall. Join us for great teaching, table fellowship, coffee, and donuts. elaine.montague@pcpc.org or 214-224-2736

WOMEN WOMEN'S FALL BIBLE STUDIES

Women of all ages, we long for you to be a part of the women’s Bible studies this year, beginning September 10-12. Come get connected with other women seeking to know Christ through His Word. To register and for details on classes and childcare visit pcpc.org/women. leslie.newman@pcpc.org or 214-224-2722

EVERYONE Midweek is an opportunity to rest from your usual weeknight routine and join our church family for a refreshing evening of worship, fellowship, and learning on Wednesdays, September 11–November 13, 5:00–8:45 p.m. Join us for our Vespers worship service in the Chapel, a delicious dinner in the Fellowship Hall, and classes, choirs, and activities for all ages. debbie.blanton@pcpc.org or 214-224-2744

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COUNSELING & CARE TACKLING FEAR & WORRY

Do you struggle with fear and worry, or have a friend or family member who does? The Counseling and Care ministry at PCPC will be addressing these issues by offering a twelve-week class this fall. The class will walk through Ed Welch’s book, Running Scared - Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest. This book was taught this summer in a six-week format. The response was so positive that it was decided to offer it again on Mondays, September 16–December 2, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. Join in on this great opportunity to tackle two great robbers of our freedom and joy, and let's tackle them together. Childcare available. pat.hobin@pcpc.org or 2214-224-2541

MARRIAGE MINISTRY UNION

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FALL MIDWEEK

Our goal at PCPC is to guide you into a marriage as God intended it, so we encourage engaged, seriously dating, or newlywed couples to enroll in UNION on Wednesdays, September 11–November 6, 6:45–8:30 p.m., Oak Lawn West. Please go to pcpc.org/marriage/ for more information and to register. union@pcpc.org or 214-224-2679

RE|ENGAGE

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Re|engage is a powerful marriage enrichment course that uses the transforming truths of the Gospel to guide couples toward growth in their relationship with each other. Join us Mondays, September 9–December 9, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. Childcare provided for 4th grade and under. Please go to pcpc.org/marriage/ for more information and to register. melissa.hecht@pcpc.org or 214-224-2679


OUR FAMILY

births

HELPING HANDS

• Nadezhda (Nadia) Lynn Purcell, daughter of Graham & Sarah Purcell (out-of-town members/PCPC missionaries) on July 6, 2019.

Beyond Ourselves

• James Gustav "Gus" Ream, son of Sterling & Angela Ream (CC#18) on July 13, 2019. • Luke Alexander Chumley, son of Andrew & Julie Chumley (CC#04) on July 24, 2019.

deaths

A couple of years ago, a crew of awesome helpers, led by PCPC Deacon Kyle Manley, came to my home to help with repairs. My home was in need of a little bit of everything, inside and out. The front hedge needed to be trimmed, the windows washed, boards on my fence replaced with new ones, limbs cut back on a fig tree between my house and a neighbor’s house, as well as some rotten limbs in other trees. My stopper for the bathroom sink needed to be replaced, and I asked for a long shelf to be installed over closet door. It was quite the list, but the Helping Hands crew served me so well in all of it. And in serving me, they saw my neighbor, Billy, whose yard needed mowing. Jonathan Harper had a conversation with him after first taking care of his front yard. A week or so later, Jonathan and his two sons came back to take care of his backyard where the grass had grown exceedingly high. Not only that, he brought two trees to plant in his backyard. The motto for the Helping Hands ministry at PCPC should be, “Beyond Ourselves.” Without question, they have supported and helped me with home repairs and projects over the years as well as many others. They have gone beyond themselves to help those in need. They have extended their kindness and the love of Jesus to neighborhoods around the city. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of a church who cares for its own and others? Just as the Apostle Paul heard the clarion call to the Macedonians, “Come over here and help us,” so too the Helping Hands ministry is responding to needs beyond the church. - Annie Roberson

• Christie Ann Sparks (CC#04), wife of Brady W Sparks (CC#04); mother of Hannah (& Wesley) Potter (out-oftown members); grandmother of Braden Potter (out-oftown member) on July 10, 2019.

SAVE THE DATE PRESCHOOL POP & PLAY, SHARE & PRAY

Wednesday, August 14 | 10:00 a.m.–Noon | 9201 Forest Ln.

Wednesday, August 14 | 5:00–7:00 p.m. | Summit Rock Climbing Gym

• Khamkhay (Jack) Sakdavong (CC#14), husband of Nome Sakdavong (CC#14), father of Vanida Prieto (CC#23) and Vilath Sakdavong (CC#23) on July 14, 2019.

MIDDLE SCHOOL AT DAVE & BUSTER'S

sympathies

ELEMENTARY FATHER/SON BOOK CLUB

• Chris & Laura Thomason (CC#21) on the loss of her father; Kate, Charlie, & Mary Thomason (CC#21) on the loss of their grandfather, Thomas D. Barrow, on June 29, 2019.

ELEMENTARY FAMILY ROCK CLIMBING

Wednesday, August 14 | 4:00–5:30 p.m. | Meet at PCPC

Wednesday, August 21 | 7:30–8:15 a.m. | Hillcrest Chick-fil-a Two of my sons, Luke and Brooks, and I had the opportunity to join a group of church members during Helping Hands to serve at Annie Roberson’s home. It was a great joy to watch my boys, then 11 and 9 years old, work and interact with Carl Koenig and other older members of the church. During the time of service, an opportunity arose to establish ongoing acts of service. Annie’s next-door neighbor asked for help during the work time. He had just undergone knee replacement surgery and was struggling to handle daily tasks around the house. My boys asked me, "How would he mow his yard? Could we help?" The Holy Spirit was leading my boys with the desire to serve. In short, we had the opportunity to care for Annie’s yard and her neighbor’s yard while he recuperated from his surgery. My boys developed a sweet, new relationship with Annie and Carl (fellow PCPC members), but also members of the West Dallas community. This was a simple reminder of the freshness and beauty of godly fellowship. - Jonathan Harper

CHILDREN AND YOUTH CHOIRS BEGIN

Wednesday, September 4 | Cambridge Hall

MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL SMALL GROUPS BEGIN

• Fred & Charlotte Ball (CC#22) on the loss of her mother; David & Barrett Ball (CC#13) on the loss of his grandmother; Hannah & Emma Ball (CC#13) on the loss of their great-grandmother, Emma Jean Layl, on July 12, 2019.

September 9-13 | Times and Location Vary

Care Clusters – pcpc.org/care/care-clusters/

FALL MUSIKGARTEN

Mondays, September 9–January 13 | 9:45-11:00 a.m. | Room 122

PARK CITIES PLAYERS KICKS OFF

Tuesdays, September 10-12 | 4:30–6:30 p.m. | Cambridge Hall

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT WELCOME PARTY Our next Helping Hands event is Saturday, August 17, 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Meet in Room 263. To volunteer or request help, contact Wilma Morgan: wilma.morgan@pcpc.org or 214-224-2742

• Dr. John L. Denman, Sr. (CC#13), father of Sara Lee (& Stan) Gardner (CC#01); grandfather of Luke Gardner (CC#01); Madison (& Annemarie) Gardner (CC#03), and Helen Frances (& Peter) Crain (out-of-town members); father of Lloyd (& Kristin) Denman (CC#12); grandfather of Anna & Cole Denman (CC#12); father of Jack (& Patti) Denman (CC#01); grandfather of Mary Denman (CC#01) and John (& Caroline) Denman, III (CC#22) on July 11, 2019.

Thursday, September 12 | 6:00–8:00 p.m. | Burleson Park

GENERAL FUND

budget

2019/2020 operating budget

$13,500,000

July 1—July 21, 2019 budget

$555,040

July 1—July 21, 2019 giving

$490,310

Budget Deficit

–$64,730

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This Week: August 3, 2019  

The bi-weekly newsletter of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas.

This Week: August 3, 2019  

The bi-weekly newsletter of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas.

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