Announcement

Annual PW Tree Trimming

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.

All-Church Christmas Caroling

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 kathyp@fpcdallas.org or at 214-748-8051. 

Comfort at the Memorial Arch

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.

Service of Light & Remembrance

On Sunday, November 4 at 4 p.m. our annual city-wide interfaith Service of Light & Remembrance will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Dallas located at 1835 Young Street (free parking available).

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This service, hosted by Faith Forward Dallas, is held to remember our neighbors who have died homeless this past year in Dallas County. Each year, indigent citizens of our city pass away without anyone to honor their lives. Faith leaders from various traditions will unite to honor them and pray for their eternal rest. The public is invited to attend the service where over 200 names of our homeless brothers and sisters will be read aloud and recognized.

Over the past years, numerous organizations in Dallas, including The Stewpot of First Presbyterian Church, have worked tirelessly to combat homelessness. While much progress has been made, several hundred people die on the streets each year.

First Presbyterian Church hopes that the Service of Light & Remembrance will highlight the need for a united effort to expand effective solutions and build a true and just society for all people.