“A hush fell over the room as six-foot-ten former NBA player Derrick Battie ducked to walk through the door. “Can I get everyone’s attention,” said a self-driven high school sophomore as she stood at the front of the room, the other kids finishing the last of the pizza.”
Come join with others who ache after the death of a loved one – to work toward comfort and hope.
Led by Regina Hunt, these Monday evenings together will provide tools to understand normal reactions to a deep loss and ways to cope for now and the future. Many have found that time in such a group has helped them shift from raw grief to an expression of those deep feelings – which is the work of grief, called mourning. Cost is $10/person for a workbook. (Please talk to Rebecca Sicks if cost is an issue). When and Where: Mondays evenings for 6 weeks, starting January 28, 2019. (skipping February 18) and concluding on March 11, 2019; 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Parlor (2nd floor). All are welcome, but space is limited, so reserve your place via: Kathy Price 214-748-8051 or firstname.lastname@example.org or at faithandgrief.org Coffee and water provided – Feel free to bring a sack dinner, if desired.
PW women are invited on Friday, December 7 at 10 a.m. at the Villages of Dallas (formerly Grace Presbyterian Village) for the annual tree trimming party. We need women to trim tree in the assisted living area and furnish refreshments for residents and staff. Click here for more information.
The Villages of Dallas is located at 550 E. Ann Arbor, Dallas. We will trim the Christmas tree in the Assisted Living area at the Villages, leading singing Christmas carols, and furnish refreshments to the residents and staff. You may bring your refreshments with you or, if you are not able to attend, you may bring them to the First Presbyterian Church Parlor no later than 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 6. Label your contribution for "VILLAGES OF DALLAS" and indicate if it contains nuts or is sugar free. For further information please telephone Isabel Coubrough at 214-320-6079.
Fa-la-la-la-la… Do you love to sing Christmas carols? Come join us as we take some Christmas cheer to our members who are homebound after worship on Dec. 9, 12:45-3:30 p.m. It doesn't matter if you're a great singer or not! We just want your enthusiasm and holiday spirit! You are welcome to have a quick lunch in Byrd Hall and then meet in the Welcome Center at 12:45 to board a church van for our adventure. You may also carpool or drive your own car.
We'll visit FPC members living at PVN, The Villages of Dallas, and various homes in Dallas. Mari McAdoo and Amy Aamold will be our wonderful song leaders. We plan to be back to the church no later than 3:30. All are welcome to spread some Christmas cheer and have fun with us! RSVP to Kathy Price at email@example.com or at 214-748-8051.
We recognize that the holiday season can bring sadness and a swirl of conflicting emotions for those who are grieving. Faith & Grief Ministries provides their annual Memorial Arch as a place to remember loved ones by writing their names on ribbons and tying them to the arch with other names.
Visit Faith & Grief’s Memorial Arch at the east end of Klyde Warren Park from December 1 – 22 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. to write the names of your loved one on a remembrance ribbon, tie it to the arch and have moments of personal reflection.
FPC Dallas is sponsoring a Service of Hope at the arch on December 18 at 6:30 p.m. This interfaith prayer service aims to acknowledge the pain that loss brings and to cling to the hope that as we walk through our grief, light shines on the other side.
Services will also be held on December 3 and December 7. For more information, visit www.faithandgrief.org/arch.