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the bi-monthly newsletter of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas


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

    VoL. XXI, No. 12 | JuNe 11, 2011

    Youth Doulos leadership retreat 2

    Women's summer Bible studies 3

    Summer Musikgarten classes 3

    VBS Ski School important information 4

    Missionary reception honoring the JosephsThe Sojourners Sunday School Community will sponsor a reception honoring our missionary family, the Josephs (first names withheld for security). Come hear stories that will encourage you, and be ready to encourage our missionaries. Join us Sunday, June 12, 12:12 pm, Rooms 302/304. A light lunch will be provided. A small donation will be welcomed to help cover the cost. RSVP to or 214-224-2551 by Thursday, June 9.

    Mercy Street Read and Play CampAre you looking for creative activities to do this summer as a family? Consider helping Mercy Street with their Read and Play Camp. Join us June 1315, Carver Elementary. Sign up your family today! RSVP to Annie Roberson, or 214-905-1042 ext. 101 by Friday, June 10.

    Women's luncheon with missionariesWomen, join us Wednesday, June 15, 12:00 pm, Oak Lawn West. We will honor several PCPC missionary women in town for the summer. Come hear stories that will encourage you and be ready to encourage our missionaries. A suggested $7 for lunch would be welcomed. RSVP to or 214-224-2551 by Friday, June 10.

    Missionary reception for the YoungsWe will celebrate the commissioning of our newest home church missionaries to Cambodia, Jessica and Corey Young. The Young Couples Sunday School Community will sponser this reception by providing a light lunch. Join us Sunday, June 26, 12:10 pm, Room 259. No RSVP is needed. Contact or 214-224-2523.

    Reverse Mexico mission tripWomen, too dangerous to take a mission trip to Mexico? Reverse! Twelve leaders of women's ministries in Monterrey, Mexico, will come to Dallas Saturday, July 9Monday, July 18, for our first Reverse Mission Trip. PCPC women will train them in prayer and Bible study skills as well as give them an opportunity to minister alongside women at Cristo Rey, PCPC's Hispanic church plant. Interested in helping with housing, meals, transportation, or donating? Contact or 214-224-2738.W


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    Dallas Leadership Foundation work dayDallas Leadership Foundation's (DLF) annual city work day is a great opportunity for the whole family to work alongside our friends in West Dallas. Join us Saturday, June 25, 8:00 am3:00 pm, Westmoreland Heights Community Center, 3739 Homeland Street. Contact Cora Billingsley, or 214-882-1230.

    Adoption MinistryWe will meet for an intimate evening and hear from experts from Covenant kids on the topic of fostering to adopt. Join us Sunday, June 26, 7:00 pm, home of Melissa and Greg Shull. Adults only. Dessert will be provided. RSVP to or 214-224-2683 by Thursday, June 23.

    Indonesia short-term mission tripJoin Jeff White and keeley Chorn, July 1323, for a mission trip to Indonesia. Contact or 214-224-2525.

    Family Camplast chance to register!Join us July 31august 6 at Sky Ranch at Ute Trail. This summer PCPC will host the second PCPC Family Camp. Patrick Lafferty will speak and we will have the entire Sky Ranch Ute Trail camp reserved for our families. The camp is located in the garden spot of Colorado, just outside of Lake City. The cost for one-room cabins is $2,400 per family and two-bedroom cabins cost $2,700. Contact or 214-224-2762.

    Helping Hands DayJoin us Saturday, august 27, 8:00 am1:00 pm, Room 263. Help single moms, widows, and others who need help with changing light bulbs, organizing closets, raking leaves, fixing running toilets, and more. Contact or 214-224-2742.

    New PCPC classifieds webpagePCPC is excited to announce a long-awaited ministry to the churchour own classified section online at Submissions can be made by any member of the church and can advertise roommates needed, places for rent, garage sales, job postings, etc. We cannot accept, however, ads for professional sales or services. Questions? Contact Amy Mackenroth,

    ESL teacher volunteers neededESL is looking for teacher volunteers to team teach in one of four sessions this fall, Tuesday or Thursday mornings or evenings. No experience is necessary

    the materials are so interactive and engaging that little preparation time is needed. Contact kathy Dunn,

    Flower arrangements in the SanctuaryDo you appreciate the beauty of our flowers in the worship services on Sunday mornings? There is a weekly need for donations that purchase the beautiful arrangements we enjoy. A donation is a wonderful way to honor or remember a family member or friend and to enrich the whole congregation as we gather to worship each week. Please call Helen Stewart for details and to sign up, 214-350-7449.

    Children's Ministry volunteers neededJoin our Children's Ministry team Sunday mornings as we shape our covenant children's stories (lives) for Christ. We need teachers and teaching assistants for children ages newborn through kindergarten. Get ready to have your story (life) shaped as well! Contact or 214-224-2566.


    Six FlagsAll incoming fiftheighth graders, join us Monday, June 13, 9:30 am4:00 pm, for a fun day at Six Flags. Drop off and pick up will be at the Hangout. Bring $30 for your ticket or your Six Flags season pass and extra money for lunch and snacks. Contact or 214-224-2762.

    Hurricane HarborAll incoming fiftheighth graders are invited to spend the day with the Middle School staff at Hurricane Harbor, Friday, July 8, 9:45 am3:00 pm. Bring $25 for your ticket, extra money for lunch and snacks, a towel and sunscreen, and wear a modest bathing suit. Drop off and pick up will be at the Hangout. Contact or 214-224-2762.

    Doulos leadership retreatThe Doulos leadership retreat is five sunny days of great teaching, beaching, and training in leadership in Galveston, TX, July 2529. The trip is open to all incoming seventheighth graders. Those who are a part of this trip will be a part of a leadership team during the school year that will meet on a monthly basis and participate in various service opportunities. Students must apply for this trip and applications are due by Tuesday, July 12. Application are at Contact or 214-224-2717.When men are projecting

    the church's ruin God is preparing for its salvation.

    Matthew Henry

    Births z eleanor Shea enright daughter

    of Laurie and Dan Enright, on June 1, 2011

    Sympathies z Kathy and Bill Peel (CC#15/

    Vineyard) on the loss of her mother, kathryn Weeks, on May 24, 2011

    z Sarah and George Seay iii (CC#02/Vineyard) on the loss of his grandfather; Margaret, elizabeth, and George Seay iV (CC#02) on the loss of their great-grandfather; Margaret and Jeff napier (CC#01/Vineyard) on the loss of her grandfather; america and Pauline napier (CC#01) on the loss of their great-grandfather, William "Bill" Clements Jr., on May 29, 2011

    z rita and ed Patton (CC#20/Good Shepherd) on the loss of her brother, David Jackson, on May 26, 2011

    z nancy and Greg la rosa (CC#20/Shepherd of Souls) on the loss of her father; lindsay, chase, and lauren la rosa (CC#20) on the loss of their grandfather, Richard de Nobel, on May 21, 2011

    z Jennie and Mike loftis (CC#10) on the loss of his mother; Teal, Warren, and George loftis (CC#10) on the loss of their grandmother; Mollie and clark Thompson (CC#17) on the loss of her grandmother; Mollie and Bobby Halpin (CC#08) on the loss of her mother; robert, Patrick, and Hunter Halpin (CC#08) on the loss of their grandmother; lee loftis (CC#22) on the loss of his grandmother; Haylie and Bert crouch (CC#08) on the loss of her grandmother; caitlyn and Hadden crouch (CC#08) on the loss of their great-grandmother, Margaret Loftis, on May 22, 2011

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    Amazing Grace 360Join us october 79, Cobb Galleria Centre, GA. Nancy Guthrie, a gifted teacher, writer, and conference speaker, will teach on the full-orbed grace of God in our livesAmazing Grace 360. This conference is for PCA women, ages 13 years and up. If you'd like to attend and need more information or would like to organize a group to attend, let us know. Register at by Thursday, September 15. Contact or 214-224-2738.

    Women's summer Bible studiesAre you looking for a way to be in the Word and in fellowship this summer? Women's Ministries will offer these Women's Bible studies: Visit or contact or 214-224-2722.1


    Nancy Ashley book review and luncheonJoin us Thursday, June 16, 10:30 am12:30 pm, Oak Lawn West. Nancy will review the biography, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, martyr, prophet, spy, written by the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace, Eric Metaxas. After this we will enjoy lunch. RSVP to or 214-224-2771 by Monday, June 13.


    Summer Musikgarten classesWhat better time than summer to get a running start in your child's musical education? Our fun summer sessions don't feel like classes at all, only a great time singing and dancing with friends. The keyboard camp introduces children to the wonders of the piano in a weeklong course. Ages newbornseven. Register at by Tuesday, June 21. Visit or contact or 214-224-2633.

    Song and Story summer scheduleSong and Story will not meet in June. The summer schedule begins Monday, July 11, with weekly Song and Story times every Monday, 10:45 am, Room 122, for five consecutive weeks. Beat the summer heat with some wiggly-giggly, laugh-out-loud, reading and singing fun. Bring a sack lunch and meet friends outside for a picnic afterward at the shaded large playground and fountain area to keep the fun going 'til naptime! No RSVP needed. See you in July! Interested in helping? Contact or 214-224-2780.





    c a l e n d a rJune

    12 12:12 pm Missionary reception for Josephs, Rooms 302/304, 224-25514:00 pm Colin Howland organ concert, Sanctuary, 224-2633

    13 9:30 am4:00 pm Six Flags, Six Flags over Texas, 224-27621315 Mercy Street Play Camp, Carver Elementary, 905-1042 ext. 101

    15 12:00 pm Women's missionary lunch, Oak Lawn West, 224-255116 10:00 am12:00 pm VBS registration pick up, Parking Lot, 224-2568

    10:30 am12:30 pm Nancy Ashley review, Oak Lawn West, 224-277112:001:30 pm VBS volunteer training, Fellowship Hall, 224-2568

    2023 9:00 amnoon VBS Ski School, PCPC Ski Lodge, 224-256825 8:00 am3:00 pm DLF work day, 3739 Homeland Street, 882-123026 12:10 pm Missionary reception for the Youngs, Room 259, 224-2523

    7:00 pm Adoption Ministry, Home of Melissa and Greg Shull, 224-268312July 24 11:00 am Find Your Voice, Oak Lawn West, 224-2740

    July8 9:45 am3:00 pm Hurricane Harbor, Hurricane Harbor, 224-2762

    918 Reverse Mexico mission trip, PCPC, 224-27381323 Indonesia short-term mission trip, Indonesia, 224-25252430 Family Camp (session 1), Sky Ranch at Ute Trail, 224-27622529 Doulos leadership retreat, Galveston, TX, 224-2717316 Family Camp (session 2), Sky Ranch at Ute Trail, 224-2762

    August27 8:00 am1:00 pm Helping Hands Day, Room 263, 224-2742

    October79 Amazing Grace 360, Cobb Galleria Centre, GA, 224-2738

    Middle and high school websitesParents, visit or to get up-to-date information about upcoming events.

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    VoL. XXI, No. 12 | JuNe 11, 2011

    VBS Ski SchoolPrayWe will have a team of volunteers praying for our children and volunteers all week. If you have a prayer request for your child, or if you would like to join the team, please contact Waverly Wilson,

    VolunteerWe need snacks for our VBS teachers. Visit to sign up for snacks (password: Rescue Mountain). Contact Jody Dodson, Also, help us run activities and games for elementary students. Register at by Monday, June 13. Then join us for training Thursday, June 16, 12:001:30 pm, Fellowship Hall. Register for childcare by calling 214-706-2797 by Tuesday, June 14. Contact or 214-224-2568.

    Pick up your registration packetsJoin us Thursday, June 16, 10:00 am12:00 pm, Parking Lot. Registrants, pick up your packets in the parking lot in front of Fellowship Hall. Contact or 214-224-2568.

    Enjoy Ski SchoolJoin us June 2023, 9:00 amnoon, PCPC Ski Lodge. Calling all snow bunnies to freestyle skiers! kids age five by 9/1/11 to rising fourth-graders, it's time to register for Ski School (VBS) at the PCPC Ski Lodge this summer. It's a cool way to hang out with friends in the dog days of summer while hearing the gospel. This year's VBS is sponsored by New St. Peter's, Providence, and Park Cities Presbyterian Churches. Register at by Monday, June 13. Contact or 214-224-2568.

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