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Fall 2010 Women's Bible studies


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Call to Artists Registration is open August 20–September 13. There will be awards for Best of Theme and People’s Choice winners. Register online at Contact Lawan Glasscock, or 214-224-2739.

Call to Artists for PCPC's Arts Festival 2010  2

for the fall 2010 Women's Bible studies. Classes begin the week of September 13. Please note that the childcare registration deadline is Tuesday, September 7, when you register online at Questions? Contact or 214-224-2725.

Register now for Musikgarten fall classes  2

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A Mother's Heart Tuesdays, 10:00 am Precepts Tuesdays, 9:30 am or 6:30 pm Wednesday Watchmen Wednesdays, 9:30 am or 6:30 pm Wisdom for Women in the Word Wednesdays, 6:30 pm Six-Week Study with Neatice Warner Wednesdays, 6:45 pm Thursday Morning Bible study Thursdays, 10:00 am Young Women's Bible study Wednesdays, 6:45 pm

Intimate Mystery

exploring together the glorious risk of marriage

September 10–11 Friday, 7:00–9:00 pm Saturday, 9:00 am–3:30 pm with Dan Allender register at 888-977-2002x112 Registration: $95/individuals or $175/couples Questions: Betty Montague 214-224-2683

Stay connected with PCPC's Facebook and Twitter webpages  3

Two exciting marriage enrichment opportunities  4

Park Cities Presbyterian Church exists to extend the transforming presence of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ in Dallas and to the world.

o u r fam i l y Births z Lewis Winston Burgher, son of Emma and Ford Burgher, on July 27, 2010

Marriages z Jennifer Elisabeth Stearns and Bradley Reed Bell on Saturday, July 17, 2010

Deaths z Ouida Sears (CC#11), mother of Peggy (and Lynn) Newman (CC#12); grandmother of Drew Newman (CC#12), on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sympathy z Nancy & Michael Lunceford (CC#06/Vineyard) on the loss of her father, and Emma & Claire Lunceford (CC#06), on the loss of their grandfather, Dr. Ralph Tillman Green, on Sunday, July 18, 2010 z Betty & Howard Compton (CC#13) on the loss of his sister, Mary Deen Compton Mansfield, on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

ann o u n c e m e nts arts Festival

Call to artists for Arts Festival 2010

This year's theme is The Manger, the Magi, and the Majesty. Online registration at www.pcpcartsfestival. org is open August 20–September 13. There will be awards for Best of Theme and People's Choice. Show dates are November 13–21. Contact or 214-224-2739.

Worship and the arts

Join the choir for a Sunday!

The Men’s and Women’s Choruses are returning to our worship services. The women will sing on Sunday, August 8, and the men on Sunday, August 15. Come to Cambridge Hall at 8:45 am to learn a simple piece to be sung in the 9:30 and 11:00 am worship services. Contact or 224-2630.

Children's and youth choirs

We are eager to come alongside parents as they encourage music and worship literacy in the lives of their children. A new choir semester begins in September, which will offer kindergarteners through twelfth graders opportunities to sing God’s praises. Contact Lynda Fray, or 214-2242636.

Musikgarten fall classes

Register now for our fall Musikgarten classes in the Arts Academy. Group lessons for children and parents employ musical play to help children grow and develop in musical literacy. Visit www. or call 214-224-2631 for more information and to register.

adult ministries

Retirement home worship schedule

Sunday, August 8, 1:00 pm: Town Village North; 3:00 pm: Meadowstone; 3:30 pm: White Rock Court Wednesday August 11, 2:00 pm: Walnut Place Thursday, August 12, 3:00 pm: Monticello; 3:00 pm: Edgemere Sunday, August 15, 2:00 pm: Caruth Haven; 3:30 pm: White Rock Court; 4:00 pm The Forum

Youth Ministries “Can we follow the Savior far, who have no wound or scar?" —Amy Carmichael


Middle school fall retreat

Save the date for this year's middle school fall retreat to be held October 1–3 at Sky Ranch. The retreat will be for all sixth–eighth grade students. We will provide more details and online registration soon! Contact Lily Riemer, or 214-224-2762.

Pastoral Care

Helping Hands Day

Help us serve with our deacons to aid single moms, widows, and others on Saturday, August 28, 8:00 am–5:00 pm. We will change light bulbs, organize closets, rake leaves, fix running toilets, and clean refrigerators. Experience the love of God through service—a guaranteed way to have a wonderful day! Register at Contact Wilma Morgan, or 214-224-2472.

Urban Ministries

ESL volunteers needed

We need volunteers to help teach English classes on Tuesday or Thursday mornings or evenings. A guitarist or pianist is also needed to accompany ESL students in praise songs. Contact Kathy Dunn, kathy. or 214-360-4782.

Back-to-school extreme makeover

PCPC will join Mercy Street on Saturday, August 21, 9:00 am–1:30 pm, to support Carver Elementary School through a Back-to-School Extreme Makeover. Teachers will need your help moving furniture, organizing shelves, unpacking library books, creating files, making copies, cleaning windows and desks, and setting up bulletin boards. Register online at www. Contact Christina Spruill, christina.spruill@ or 214-224-2520.


New DVDs

The library has added several DVDs in the last few weeks. The Story Keepers is a series for children that brings the New Testament to life. Also, the library added The Inspiring Heroes biographies on Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Harriet Tubman, David and Goliath, and Daniel. Contact Adair Gregory, or 214-224-2673.

Young Families

Teacher training workshop

We invite all teachers, leaders, and helpers for our preschool and elementary ministries to hear important information about the upcoming year from a special guest speaker on Sunday, August 22, 12:30–2:00 pm. We will include lunch for all volunteers and their children. Contact Heather Holmes, heather. or 214-224-2780 for preschool or Darian Reichert, or 214-2242568 for elementary.

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5:30 pm  High school Sunday Funday, 224-2762 10:45–11:30 am  Toddlers singing and reading, Room 122, 224-2780 6:00–10:30 pm  Man Time, Rangers game, Hangout, 224-2762 10:45–11:30 am  Toddlers singing and reading, Room 122, 224-2780 3:30–7:00 pm  Man Time, Fin and Feather, Hangout, 224-2762 PCPC Arts Festival registration begins, 224-2739 9:00 am–1:30 pm  Back-to-school makeover at Mercy Street, 224-2520 12:30–2:00 pm  Preschool & elementary workshop, 224-2780 or 224-2568 8:00 am–5:00 pm Helping Hands Day, Room 263, 224-2472


6 PCPC offices closed, 224-2500 10–11 Intimate Mystery Conference, 224-2683 12 12:10–1:15 pm  Missionary Mailings, Room 260, 224-2551

Community Event

The Making of America Seminar

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Middle school fall retreat, Sky Ranch, 224-2762

7:00 pm  Fernando Ortega concert


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12:10–1:15 pm  Missionary Mailings, Room 260, 224-2551 8:00 am  Helping Hands Day, Room 263, 224-2742

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8:00 am  Christmas Helping Hands Day, Room 263, 224-2742

PCPC Arts Festival, 224-2739


PCPC offices closed, 224-2500 noon  PCPC offices closed, 224-2500

Toddlers, Come enjoy singing and reading

Presented by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, The Making of America Seminar will discuss constitutional government and the promotion of freedom. The seminar will be on Saturday, October 9, 8:00 am–4:30 pm at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. A study guide and light lunch will be included in the $20 registration cost. Visit Contact Beth Biesel, or 214-691-4180.

Park Cities Presbyterian Church Presbyterian Church in America


10:45-11:30 am August 9, 16 Room 122

questions? Contact Heather Holmes, or 214-224-2780

4124 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, TX 75219 214-224-2500

Sunday worship 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am

PCPC is on Facebook and Twitter.

Middle & high school webpages

On PCPC's Facebook and Twitter webpages, you can find the audio for our Sunday morning worship services, videos, and the Every Thought Captive devotional.

Did you know you can get updated information on PCPC middle and high school trips and events on the web? Check out these websites:

August 7, 2010  This Week

Communion Sundays, 8:00–9:00 am Wednesdays, 5:30–6:00 pm

24/7 prayer hotline 214-224-2680 or 24/

General fund budget 2010/2011 operating budget Budget for July 1, 2010–July 25, 2010 G iving for July 1, 2010–July 25, 2010 Budget variance

$10,700,000 $775,737 $516,485 ($259,252)



Q Marriage enrichment opportunities


Are you a newlywed or engaged to be married? Are you interested in being mentored by couples from the church who are experienced and equipped with excellent materials for marriage enrichment? If so, we have two options for you. One option is to be mentored in a group setting alongside other couples; the other is to be mentored individually as a couple. For more information or to register, contact Betty Montague, or 214-224-2683.

Fall 2010 Women's Bible Studies


Beginning the week of September 13

Register at beginning August 3. *See the childcare instructions when you register. Contact or 214-224-2725.

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