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bi-weekly newsletter of Park Cities Presbyterian Church


  • This WeekVOL. XXV, NO. 22 | NOVEMBER 7, 2015

    Senior AdultFall LuncheonTour the Museum from 10:30 am - NoonLunch from Noon - 2:00 pm with entertainment by the Hargraves.

    Thursday | November 12 | 10:30 am2:00 pmThe Museum of Biblical Art | 7500 Park Lane$10 per person | RSVP by Monday, November 9Contact or 214-224-2771

    Schedule Of Events:

    SUNDAY WORSHIPDr. Kim is preaching in all three worship services.

    SUNDAY SCHOOLSMission to the World staff and missionaries are sharing in Sunday


    UNDERGROUND CHURCH3:00 5:00 pm





    NOVEMBER 10 | 7:00-9:00 PM


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    Bring canned goods to PCPC


    For Boxes of Blessing packing day on

    Saturday, DECEMBER 5

    9:00 am-12:30 pm

    6100 Cedar springs


    or 214-224-2715

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    fall senior adult luncheonCome join us at the Museum of Biblical Art Thursday, November 12 around 10:30 am and enjoy all the museum has to offer. At noon we will enjoy a delicious buffet luncheon provided by Wendy Krispin Caterer. We will be thoroughly entertained by the incredible voices of Laurie and Taylor Hargrave accompanied by Brian Piper! Join us and bring a friend! Cost is $10 per person. Please make a reservation no later than Monday, November 9, by contacting or 214-224-2771.


    know and be knownPCPC pastors Mark Davis, Paul Goebel, and Chad Scruggs will talk candidly about how they know Christ and what it means to them to continue to know Jesus better. Join us Tuesday, November 10, 7:009:00 pm, at the Granada Theater, for a night of laughter and learning how to be known in Christ. Please register to attend. This event is $12. Details and trailer on For further information contact or 214-224-2722.

    circle 5Circle 5 will meet for fellowship and Bible study at the home of Peggy Skidmore, 7215 Stefani Drive, on Tuesday, November 17, 10:00 am. If there are questions please call 214-361-4704.


    song and storyJoin the Childrens Ministry Friday, November 13, 10:30-11:30 am, in Room 122 for Song & Story! The program is suitable for toddlers through Kindergarten. We will sing songs, listen to stories, and have an exciting time! Iced tea and water will be provided to parents; lunch will not be served. No RSVP is necessary. We hope to see you there! Contact


    serving togetherThe Young Adults are serving together in South Dallas at Bonton Farms! Bonton Farms is five miles south of downtown. This is a family-friendly way to care for the city. Join us on Saturday, November 14, 9:30-11:30 am, to 6905 Bexar Street and help on the Farm which is working to restore health, create jobs, provide food, and ignite hope in a part of Dallas desperate for Christs redemption. Contact or 214-224-2728 and learn more at



    basics and beyondWhat did you say when your mom asked why youre going to a Presbyterian church? What does it mean to say youre reformed? Join us Sundays, starting November 8, 9:3011:00 am, Room 302-304, for Basics and Beyond, a new sixweek class that will explore and explain the theological identity of our church. Taught by our pastors, this will be an opportunity to learn more about some things you heard in the New Members Class. Basics and Beyond is open to everyone. Contact for more information.

    counseling 101Join us Monday, November 9, 7:008:30 pm, in the OLW Classroom for session two. A panel discussion will be used to address the development of a specific skill set to healthily deal with conflict. Panel members will be Dr. Elizabeth Ritz, Lani Kenfield (LPC), and Dr. Lee Jagers. To register for the event or to get past materials ,please contact or 214-224-2541.

    all-church hymn singJoin us Sunday, November 29, 11:00 am, in the Chapel as we joyfully lift our voices to the Lord in praise and thanksgiving! If you dont have a Sunday Morning Community or if yours isnt meeting on this Thanksgiving weekend, come gather with us. No musical talent required! Contact or 214-224-2581 for more information.

    surviving the holidaysgriefshareAs the Holidays approach, it is our desire to provide a small measure of support to those of you who have lost a loved one recently. A special gathering will be held on Wednesday, November 11, 7:008:30 pm and again on Wednesday, December 2, 7:008:30 pm in the Oak Lawn West Conference Room. Light refreshments will be offered, followed by a video and group discussion. For more information contact or 214-224-2541.

    smc luncheon fairThere wont be fried ice cream, and no pig races or Ferris wheel, but we are having a fair (of sorts). Everyone is invited to join us for lunch Sunday, November 15, 12:30-2:00 pm, in Fellowship Hall to hear from our Adult Sunday Morning Communities. Each community will be represented, and we very much want you to come and explore. Our church has a wide variety of Adult SMCs, and our prayer is that everyone at PCPC will become a part of a welcoming community that studies the Word, prays for one another, and serves the church and the world, all for the glory of God. Questions? Contact or 214-224-2736.

    Life is too short, too precious, too painful to waste on worldly bubbles

    that burst. Heaven is too great, hell is too horrible, eternity is too long that

    we should putter around on the porch of eternity.

    John Piper

    deaths Kathleen Johnston (CC#22) on October 19, 2015. Our sympathy to her husband, Jeff Johnston (CC#22) on the loss of his wife.


    Terri Speicher (CC#21) on the loss of her mother-in-law, Rachel Bickley Speicher, on October 11, 2015

    Michelle and Gregg Speicher (CC#14) on the loss of his grandmother; Sarah Grace, Madeline, and Ben Speicher (CC#21) on the loss of their great-grandmother, Rachel Bickley Speicher, on October 11, 2015

    Cara and Jeff Speicher (CC#14) on the loss of his grandmother; Olivia and Tate Speicher (CC#14) on the loss of their great-grandmother, Rachel Bickley Speicher, on October 11, 2015

    Drew and Elizabeth Speicher (CC#14) on the loss of his grandmother; Hattie and Annie Speicher (CC#07) on the loss of their great-grandmother, Rachel Bickley Speicher, on October 11, 2015

    Will Speicher on the loss of his grandmother, Rachel Bickley Speicher, on October 11, 2015

    Shawnee & Steve McCord (CC#11) on the loss of his brother, Frederick Rick McCord, on October 21, 2015

    Norma Coldwell (CC#21) on the loss of her son, Cameron Coldwell, on October 21, 2015

    Melissa and Trey Hill (CC#16) on the loss of her brother; Sadie, Olivia, Tee, and Graham Hill (CC#16) on the loss of their uncle, Bryan Beiriger, on October 23, 2015

    Allyson & Marc Redus (CC#13) on the loss of her mother; Sam and Andy Redus (CC#13) on the loss of their grandmother, Elise Ann Dunn, on October 27 2015


    Alice Arthur Schwarz, daughter of Julia and Blake Schwarz, on October 15, 2015

    Stiehl Jonathan Leonard, son of Emily and Ben Leonard, on October 24, 2015

  • NOVMEBER 7, 2015 THIS WEEK 3

    sunday worship8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am

    communionSundays, 8:009:00 amWednesday Vespers, 5:306:00 pm

    24/7 prayer hotline214-224-2680 or 24/

    4124 Oak Lawn Avenue Dallas, TX

    Park Cities p r e s b y t e r i a n c h u r c h ( pca)


    extend: world missions sundayFor one day, Sunday, November 8, the whole PCPC family will focus on Gods commission for the Church to extend His Kingdom to every nation. Dr. Lloyd Kim (new Coordinator for Mission to the World) will preach at all morning services. Come back at 3:00 pm to attend two of nine available seminars, while children experience the Underground Church! An International Dinner will follow in Fellowship Hall at 5:30 pm. Questions? Contact or 214-224-2523.


    cans for boxes of blessingBring canned and other non-perishable food items November 13-30, 8:00 am-6:00 pm for our Christmas Boxes of Blessing packing day. Donation boxes may be picked up and dropped off in the Main Hallway. Contact or 214-224-2715.

    international student thanksgiving dinnerCome and share a potluck Thanksgiving Dinner with international students on Friday, November 20, 6:00-8:00 pm. Please bring a dish to share. Questions? Contact to find out what you can bring or sign up online at

    boxes of blessingJoin over 1,400 volunteers at the 9th annual Boxes of Blessing Packing Day! Saturday, December 5, 9:00 am12:30 pm, 6100 Cedar Springs Rd. Contact or 214-224-2715.


    emmanuel: christmas concertPark Cities Presbyterian Church presents its traditional candlelight concert featuring carols and seasonal favorites Sunday, December 13, at both 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm presented by the childrens, youth, and adult choirs with symphony orchestrareminding us that Emmanuel, God with us, came into the world to pierce the darkness with His light of hope, joy and salvation. A