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This Week Vol. XXIiI, No. 13 | June 22, 2013


Leaving The Cross in other hands, Chad and Jada headed for St. Louis and Covenant Seminary in 2004. Jada worked as an event planner during Chad’s two-plus years of study. His favorite course during those years was a class on Jonathan Edwards. After receiving his M.Div in 2007, and with Jada expecting their first child, they moved to Dallas and began RUF ministry at SMU. John Randall was born in April of that year, and Charlie and Carter followed in 2009 and 2010 respectively. Another exciting birth is expected any day, a GIRL to be named Hallie.

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New Pastor of Spiritual Formation


ur newest pastor at PCPC, Chad Scruggs, was introduced to the congregation during worship services on Sunday, June 9. He is already well known to many of us, having served as the RUF minister at SMU since 2007.

Chad grew up in Hendersonville, TN, with a younger sister, half-sister, half-brother, and then an adopted halfbrother from Haiti! His parents divorced when he was five but lived within walking distance, which facilitated their shared custody of him and his sister. Being a good student and sports took most of his time in high school, particularly basketball and tennis. (He still loves both!) He went to University of Tennessee in Knoxville with a premed degree in mind and joined Phi Gamma Delta, but then graduated in the College Scholars program, a self-directed humanities major. Chad was raised by faithful Catholic parents and doesn’t remember ever not knowing Jesus Christ, but in high school, as he became active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and began reading the Bible, he began to truly understand his position as a follower of Christ. By college, he heard a call to campus ministry and became active in the Greek system, eventually becoming the first Interfraternity Council chaplain at Tennessee. During his sophomore year he started

Chad says that his responsibilities at PCPC will, in some ways, be similar to those that Patrick Lafferty

“I have always been encouraged by Chad’s thoughtful pursuit of applying the Gospel to all of His life. He is a humble man with wonderful gifts of preaching and leadership that lead people to a deeper longing for Christ Jesus. The Lord used Chad mightily on the campus of SMU, and I believe he will be a great blessing to the body of PCPC.” —Mark Davis

a ministry to Greeks called The Cross, which still exists. And he began to be mentored by the RUF campus minister, John Stone, and a PCA pastor, Jim Barnes. The ministry flourished, and Chad stayed in Knoxville for another two years after graduation in 2001 to lead it. But not alone. During his freshman year he met a “stuck-up” girl named Jada, who Chad says confirms the stuck-up part by not even remembering they met that year. But somehow by their junior year, she was ready not only to remember him, but date and eventually marry him in 2002!

had, but there will also be other areas of ministry he will serve and develop. Stayed tuned for an interview with Chad in the August issue of PCPC WITNESS and for the summer date when he will be installed in our Sunday worship services. Welcome to PCPC, Chad, Jada, John Randall, Charlie, Carter, and Hallie!

PCPC’s 5 Identity Statements

We long to worship God together. know and live the Word of God. tell stories of God’s rescue. pray bold and dependent prayers. long to change the world.

are PCPC.

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

our family

events & announcements



• David Ian McDonald, son of Yulma and Dave McDonald, on February 27, 2013 • Elizabeth Joy Burns, daughter of Anne and Cody Burns, on May 18, 2013 marriages

• Jenna Margaret Ward and Collin Littlepage Aufhammer on April 26, 2013 • Frances Lauren Jones and Michael Douglas Stoltz on May 11, 2013 • Jessica Lauren Humphreys and Brenton Park Baxter on May 26, 2013 • Amanda Catherine Buster and Ethan O’Brien on June 1, 2013 deaths

• Mary Pate (CC#18), mother of Wilson (and Robert) Johnson (CC#03); grandmother of Alex and Phoebe Johnson (CC#03), on May 31, 2013 sympathy

• Gini and John Florer (CC#07) on the loss of her father; Will, John, and Sutton Florer (CC#07) on the loss of their grandfather, John Lawson Florer, on May 24, 2013 • Liz and Layne Newman (CC#13) on the loss of his father; Lynsie and Clayton Newman (CC#22) on the loss of his grandfather; Peggy and Lynn Newman (CC#12) on the loss of his father; Drew Newman (CC#12) on the loss of his grandfather, Larry Newman, on June 3, 2013 • Susan and Andy Nace (CC#21) on the loss of his father; Andrew Nace Jr. (CC#21) on the loss of his grandfather, Richard Nace Sr., on June 4, 2013 • Shannon and Dan Bowers (CC#22) on the loss of his mother; Avery and Conner Bowers (CC#22) on the loss of their grandmother, Mary “Helen” Bowers, on June 6, 2013

pcpc family camp: colorado

— Francois Fenelon


This Week  juine 22, 2013

PCPC’s Hispanic church plant, Cristo Rey, is looking for organizations that will take on youth (ages 14–20) apprentices Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays each week from June 25–August 15. Contact Josh Geiger, or 214-334-2989.

This summer PCPC will be hosting the fourth PCPC Family Camp at Sky Ranch Ute Trail, July 21–27. Mark Davis will be the speaker. Note: There are two one bedroom cabins available for this session. To reserve your spot, please call Sky Ranch at 903-266-3300. adoption assistance program Please let them know you attend church at PCPC. Did you know that PCPC has an Adoption Assistance Contact or 214-224-2679. Program for our members? The objective is to glorify God through providing financial help to qualified married couples wishing to adopt a child. If you are in pcpc employment opportunity the adoption process and in need of financial assistance, PCPC seeks a full-time accounting specialist: this could be an answer to prayer for you. Contact bookkeeper. Visit for full or 214-224-2744. information. To forward your resumé, contact or 214-224-2740.

call to artists PCPC announces its 2013 Arts Festival theme and dates. Rules and details can be found at www. Mediums include: non-narrative film, painting, sculpture, photography, pen and ink, mixed media, and textile. Registration begins Thursday, August 1, 2013. Show dates are November 8–17, 2013. The themes are based on Micah 6:8, Live Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly with your God. Contact or 214-224-2739.

current pcpc staff listing A current listing of PCPC staff members including job titles, telephone, and e-mail information can be found in the Main Hallway literature racks. It is designed to fit easily into the 2011–2012 PCPC Membership Directory. Please feel free to take one.

world missions international women’s fellowship

Join us Saturday mornings for a casual, come-andgo time with women from all over the world, June 29–July 27, 10:00 am–noon, Youth Hangout. Contact or 214-224-2528.

summer ladies luncheon Mark your calendars for our annual summer ladies luncheon, Wednesday, July 10, noon–1:30 pm, Oak Lawn West. Plan to join us for this special time to hear from missionary women living and ministering around the world. Come enjoy food, fellowship, encouragement, and prayer. For more information, contact Amanda Brack, 214-224-2510.

west africa medical trip

PCPC’s partner in West Africa, New Harvest Missions International, is sponsoring a short-term medical trip to urban ministries Togo this summer, August 15–25 (includes travel time). exodus ministries job opportunity Its greatest need is for a dentist and two nurses, and Exodus Ministries is looking for a new resident another doctor to see pediatric patients (pediatrician, manager. This is an interesting job opportunity to family medicine, emergency medicine) would also be serve the families at Exodus. Contact Wanda Wheeler, great. The cost is $2500 (in-country expenses and or 214-827-3772. international flights). Contact or 214-224-2510.

jobs for scholarshot students

ScholarShot needs your assistance to help find summer jobs for eight students. Contact or 214-224-2750.

voice of hope vbs

“The history of the world suggests that without love of God there is little likelihood of a love for man that does not become corrupt.”

summer youth apprenticeships

Voice of Hope needs volunteers for Vacation Bible School, June 24–27, 4120 Gentry Dr. It needs 25 volunteers to help teach children (ages 5–7), assist with crafts, serve snacks, pray, and tear down. For more information, contact Tara Marsh, tmarsh@voiceofhope. org or 214-631-7027, x163. It also needs volunteers who will bring healthy breakfasts and midday snacks for 65 children on one day. For more information on adopting a day, contact or 214-224-2501.

young families park cities players theater camps Laurie Hargrave will be teaching a four-day camp to rising third through sixth graders—boys and girls. Camp begin Mondays, June 24. The camp will last Monday–Thursday, 1:00–4:00 pm.  Contact or 214-224-2633.

june 18–7/30 Summer Musikgarten classes, Tuesdays, 10:30 am, 224-2633


Family Camp, Sky Ranch, CO, 224-2762


PC Players Theater Camp, 1:00–4:00 pm, 224-2633


Doulos retreat, Galveston, 224-2762


Voice of Hope VBS, 631-7027 ext. 163


Lao National Conference, 7:45 am–3:30 pm, PCPC, 224-2523

Pottery Party, 1:00–3:00 pm, Purple Glaze, 245-3098



29–7/27 International Women’s Fellowship, Saturdays, 10:00 am, 224-2528


West Africa medical trip, Togo, 224-2510

july 2

Movie Night, 6:00–9:00 pm, AMC Northpark, 245-3098


Missions ladies luncheon, noon–1:30 pm, Oak Law West, 224-2510


Hurricane Harbor, 9:45 am–5:30 pm, 224-2768

summer musikgarten classes

hurricane harbor

Introduce your children to the wonderful world of music! Moms, dads, grandparents, and kids gather each week to learn through songs, rhythm, and play, Tuesdays, June 25–July 30, 10:30 am, Musikgarten Room. Perfect for siblings. Musikgarten classes will last for seven weeks for children birth to 3 years old. Contact or 214-224-2633.

All middle schoolers are invited to spend the day with the Middle School staff at Hurricane Harbor, Wednesday, July 17, 9:45 am–5:30 pm. Bring $30 for your ticket plus extra money for lunch, drinks and snacks. Drop off and pick up will be at PCPC. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Kendall Hines at kendall. or 214-224-2768.


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women’s summer bible studies

Women’s summer Bible studies have launched, but it’s not too late to join a study, June 25–July 31, various days and times. Three great summer studies are being offered. Contact or 214-224-2722.

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pottery party Seventh and eighth grade girls, it’s time to get artsy. We’ll meet at Purple Glaze in Preston Center to paint our own pottery, Thursday, June 27, 1:00–3:00 pm. Come get crafty with us! Contact or 903-245-3098.

movie night Fifth and sixth graders, join us for movie night! Please bring money for your movie ticket and snacks, $1015 Tuesday, July 2, 6:00–9:00 pm, AMC Northpark 15. Drop off and pick up inside in front of the AMC Movie Theatre ticket area at Northpark Mall. Contact or 903-245-3098.

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

July 22–26 Galveston, TX • Five sunny days of great teaching, beaching, and training • Open to all incoming 7th & 8th grade students • Students must apply for this trip: download application at • $250 Questions? or 214-224-2762.


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Vol. XXIIi, No. 13 | june 22, 2013 Park Cities Presbyterian Church JD Lemming, editor 4124 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, Texas 75219-3152 214-224-2711 • fax 214-224-2711

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Can you help? Got Questions?, 214-224-2523 Volunteers are needed as van drivers: July 23–26 and childcare volunteers (infants and toddlers): 7:45–11:00 am and 1:15–3:15 pm, Wednesday–Friday

Lao National Conference

PCPC is hosting the

Can’t go on a mission trip this summer? Help Lao refugees here in Dallas!

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