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Vol. XX, No. 25 | DecemBER 11, 2010

A Christmas Celebration SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010, 7:00 PM nvest in something eternal this Christmas. Consider giving yourself the gift of a new Perspective. Take Perspectives on the World Christian Movement class and experience 15 speakers on 15 topics over 15 weeks, Wednesdays, January 12–May 5. Registration is now open at The cost is $250 to audit or for a certificate and $475 for credit. Contact or 214-224-2523.

The Chancel Choir will perform Magnificat by John Rutter in addition to its traditional presentation in partnership with the youth and children’s choirs and the singing of favorite carols led by the symphony orchestra. Taylor and Laurie Hargrave will add to the evening with vocal solos and duets. Admission is free and the doors open at 6:00 pm. Visit or contact or 214-224-2633.

Are you prepared? You never know when God might ask you to lead others to Know and Live the Word of God. Pick up a brochure on the Women's Ministry table to register for:

January 28–29 Space is limited. Register by Friday, December 17. Contact or 214-224-2725. Contact or 214-224-2739

A glimpse into mysterious China  2

Paid childcare workers are needed   2

Registration is open for the Second annual PCPC Family Camp  3

Go Christmas caroling with your PCPC community  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 fa m i ly Birth

announcements Everyone

z Stephen Earl Woods III, son of Carolyn and Stephen Woods Jr., on July 31, 2010 z Laird Storrie Greenfield, son of Allyson and Stuart Greenfield, on November 22, 2010

Sympathy z L. L. and Ka Cotter (CC#06/ Covenant) on the loss of his mother, Lois Williams, on November 11, 2010 z David McLane (CC#22/Shepherds of Souls) on the loss of his mother; Morgan, Nick, and Elizabeth McLane (CC#22) on the loss of their grandmother, Dixie Taylor, on November 15, 2010 z Denise and Ray Nixon (CC#08/ Good News) on the loss of her mother, Chase Nixon (CC#08) on the loss of his grandmother, Marty Oake, on November 16, 2010 z Janie and Pat Hamner (CC#21/ Vineyard) on the loss of his mother; Patrick, David, and Benjamin Hamner (CC#21) on the loss of their grandmother, Martha Stevens Hamner, on November 18, 2010 Joy has dawned upon the world, Promised from creation— God’s salvation now unfurled, Hope for ev’ry nation. Not with fanfares from above, Not with scenes of glory, But a humble gift of love— Jesus born of Mary. Sounds of wonder fill the sky With the songs of angels As the mighty Prince of Life Shelters in a stable. Hands that set each star in place, Shaped the earth in darkness, Cling now to a mother’s breast, Vuln’rable and helpless. Shepherds bow before the Lamb, Gazing at the glory; Gifts of men from distant lands Prophesy the story. Gold—a King is born today, Incense—God is with us, Myrrh—His death will make a way, And by His blood He’ll win us. Son of Adam, Son of heaven, Given as a ransom; Reconciling God and man, Christ, our mighty champion! What a Savior! What a Friend! What a glorious myst’ry! Once a babe in Bethlehem, Now the Lord of hist’ry.

Christmas Eve worship

Join us for one of our Christmas Eve worship services, Friday, December 24, 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Contact or 214-224-2632.

Performing Arts Series

Steinway artist Stephen Nielson and Dallas Symphony principal cellist Christopher Adkins will perform the finest in chamber music, Sunday, January 16, 5:00 and 7:00 pm, Cambridge Hall. Contact or 214-224-2633.

Paid childcare workers needed

Paid childcare workers are needed to care for children in the PCPC nursery and children’s program during spring Bible studies on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If interested, contact or 214-224-2566.

adult ministries

Retirement home worship schedule

z Sunday, December 12, 1:00 pm: Town Village North; 3:00 pm: Meadowstone; 3:30 pm: White Rock Court z Thursday, December 16, 3:00 pm: Monticello z Sunday December 19, 2:00 pm: Caruth Haven; 3:30 pm: White Rock Court; 4:00 pm: The Forum z Thursday, December 23, 3:00 pm: Monticello; 3:00 pm: Edgemere

Urban ministries

Christmas service opportunities

Consider serving in one of our 16 ministries. Pick up a holiday brochure or view it at Also, consider donating for our Christmas Gift Tree project. Contact or 214-224-2520.

Paid childcare ESL teachers are needed youth ministries

Fifth–sixth grade parent meeting

Parents of fifth–sixth graders should come to this meeting on Sunday, December 12, 11:00 am, Hangout, to learn about how to get involved with Sunday morning small groups, weekly Bible studies, and future events. We will also have an update on the future of Pit Stop. Contact or 214-224-2762.

Voice of Hope Christmas project

Our youth Bible study groups will purchase gifts for families involved with Voice of Hope in West Dallas. Each Bible study group will adopt one family to buy gifts for and will deliver these gifts to them Saturday, December 18, 9:00 am, PCPC Hangout. Contact lily. or 214-224-2762.

No Sunday school

Sunday school will not meet on Sunday, December 26 for all fifth–twelfth grade students. We hope you enjoy worshipping as a family on this day. Contact or 214-224-2598.

Project Austin

Save the dates for this year's spring break mission trip for all seventh–twelfth graders, March 11–15, TbarM Sports Camp. We're headed back to serve the city of Austin. Online registration and more details to come. Contact or 214-224-2598.

ESL needs people who speak some Spanish, have a heart for three-four-year-olds, and want to teach them while their parents attend ESL classes, Tuesday and Thursday mornings or evenings. If you're interested, contact Kathy Dunn, or 214360-4782.

Yarn needed for ESL Kid-Care program

We need yarn for Christiana Russell, who will help teach children in the ESL Kid-Care program to crochet. Contact Winsome Thomas, ESL Kid-Care Coordinator, at or drop off your yarn at the church information desk on Sundays.

Worship and the arts

Children's and youth choirs

We welcome all singers, grades K–12, to join us! To register (new singers only), contact lynda.fray@pcpc. org or 214-224-2636.

missions and church planting

A glimpse into mysterious China

Join us for dinner and to hear exclusive indigenous reports that will open your eyes to the mysterious country of China, Monday, January 17, 6:30–8:30 pm, Fellowship Hall. No childcare is available, but children are welcome to attend. Also, check out the displays in the hallways about China made by our high schoolers. Contact or 214-224-2523.

“Joy Has Dawned upon the World” —Keith Getty & Stuart Townend


This Week  December 11, 2010

calendar December

11 9:00 am–1:00 pm Christmas Food Baskets, 6100 Cedar Springs, 224-2520 12 7:00 pm  Magnificat! A Christmas celebration concert, Sanctuary, 224-2635 13 10:45–11:30 am Song and Story, Room 122, 224-2780 14 10:00 am Circle 5 Christmas meeting, 6814 Joyce Way, 214-363-0558 18 9:00 am Youth Voice of Hope Christmas project, 224-2762 20 4:30–6:30 pm Calling all carolers!, 8502 Edgemere, 224-2568 24 5:00 and 10:00 pm Christmas Eve worship, 224-2632 24–31 PCPC offices closed, 224-2500

12 13 14–15 16 17 19 27-Feb 5 28–29 28–30


Perspectives course begins, Oak Lawn West, 224-2523 Midweek begins, 224-2744 10:00–11:30 am 60+ Community program, Oak Lawn West, 224-2771 Telling Your Story conference, Rooms 302/304 224-2739 5:00 and 7:00 pm Adkins and Nielson concert, Cambridge Hall, 224-2633 6:30–8:30 pm China dinner, Fellowship hall, 224-2523 6:00–7:30 pm Teammates Matter, 5500 Greenville Ave., 224-2568 Short-term mission trip, 224-2525 Women in the Word: A workshop, 224-2725 Introduction to PCPC class, Room 259, 224-2744


13 18–19 26

Alex McDonald concert, Cambridge Hall, 224-2633 PCPC adoption conference, 224-2683 Beyond Ourselves, 224-2520

11–15 20

Spring break mission trip, TbarM Sports Camp, 224-2762 4:00–6:00 pm  Kara Welch and Bradley Welch concert, Sanctuary, 224-2635



Bible Alive seminar, Fellowship Hall, 224-2740 1–2 7:00 pm  A German Requiem concert, Sanctuary, 224-2633 10 29–May 1 Introduction to PCPC class, Room 259, 224-2744


6–7 Boot Camp for Lovers, Oak Lawn West, 224-2683 28–Jn 3 Youth Florida trip, Laguna Beach Christian Retreat Center, 224-2762



4:00 pm  Colin Howland organ concert, Sanctuary, 224-2633


Women's Bible studies will resume

Women’s Bible studies will resume January 11-13. If you are not currently in a study, join us! For a list of the Bible studies and registration information, visit Contact ann.higginbottom@ or 214-224-2725.

Circle 5

Second annual PCPC Family Camp

Park Cities Presbyterian Church

Join us for our second annual family camp July 24–30 or July 31–August 6! You will enjoy listening to our speakers and will also have the entire Sky Ranch Ute Trail camp reserved just for you. The camp is located in the garden spot of Colorado, just outside Lake City.

Presbyterian Church in America 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, TX 75219 214-224-2500

Circle 5 will have their Christmas meeting on Tuesday, December 14, 10:00 am, at the home of Margaret Madden, 6814 Joyce Way. Contact Peggy Skidmore, 214-361-4704.


Toddlers! Bring your mom to


Contact, 214-224-2780

December 11, 2010  This Week

You'll get your own private cabin, three meals a day, a dedicated staff, and an incredible array of activities allowing the perfect mix of great biblical teaching and lots of free time to enjoy a beautiful setting together as a family. There is great trout fishing on the property, horseback riding, river tubing, kayaks and canoes, target sports, crafts, a soccer field, covered fullcourt basketball pavilion, whitewater rafting, ATV rentals, rock climbing, back country Jeep expeditions, and more. The cost for one room cabins is $2,400 per family, which includes all meals and on-site activities, and two-bedroom cabins cost $2,700. To learn more about PCPC Family Camp at Sky Ranch visit www. Register by calling 903266-3300. Spots are limited to ten families each session. Register soon before space runs out!

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

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 $10,700,000 Budget for July 1, 2010–November 28, 2010 $3,705,733 G iving for July 1, 2010–November 28, 2010 $3,354,279 Budget variance ($351,454)


Baptisms, November 21, 2010

Monday, December 20 4:30–6:30 pm Edgemere Plaza 8502 Edgemere RSVP to Darian Reichert

Hadden Jamison Crouch

Luke Simms Johnson

daughter of Catherine and Travis Brewer

son of Haylie and Bert Crouch

son of Kristi and Ryan Johnson

Coleman William Leonard

Shepherd Kirkpatrick Meyer

Rebekah Beverly Brewer

son of Emily and Ben Leonard

son of Lindsey and Kirk Meyer

Elizabeth Kettle Reed daughter of Susan and Clay Reed Kristina Isabella Restrepo daughter of Vanessa and Cesar Restrepo

Jack Wendell Zugaro son of Lauren and Chris Zugaro

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