Over the weekend of September 21, 2019, Kids Club kids from the Stewpot and FPC kids attended Connections Camp at Camp Gilmont - an overnight for 5th and 6th graders. This is a fantastic opportunity to experience camp and new things in the context of God’s creation where most of the kids have never been away from home.
On Sunday, August 25, the 23rd Annual Service Corps Dinner and Celebration honored 17 FPC youth along with the 2019 Confirmation Class. Each youth honored gave a minimum of 35 hours to First Pres Dallas, their schools and communities over the past year. Initiates receive a Service Corps tee shirt. Second year members were each given a prayer box. On behalf of 3rd through 6th year members, the Youth Committee made a donation to Mosaic, a local organization that helps immigrants.
The Confirmation Class was recognized for their service project work on “Save the Oceans, Save the Planet.” Partnering with 4ocean, they sold 150 bracelets to help in ocean clean up. The 7th graders also sold 75 canvas bags as an alternative to one-use place bags.
Speakers for the evening included Bas Gray who told about his summer experience in Northern Ireland as part of the Kelly Camper program and Douglas McKenzie who shared about volunteering with the Stewpot’s summer day camp at FPC.
Join us each Monday night on the 4th floor of the church at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of a variety of movies selected by our Director of Youth Ministries Camilla Ballard. Look for these movies to be played:
June 17—“The Spitfire Grill”
June 24—“The Kid”
July 8—”Lars and the Real Girl”
July 15—“The Great Debaters”
July 22—“Rabbit-Proof Fence”
July 29—To Be Announced
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 214-748-8051.
Join us on Saturday, December 1 with a front row seat as the Dallas Holiday Parade passes by FPC once again. We will be passing out balloons, hot chocolate and visiting with neighbors on the sidewalk. 8 a.m. is the latest arrival for garage parking, 9 a.m. is preschool story and music hour with Diana Taylor in the parlor (for families with very young children), and 10:15 a.m. is when the parade will pass FPC.
Volunteers are needed to provide hospitality by passing out balloons, directing people to restrooms, pass out hot chocolate and pick up trash. Are you interested in being a greeter? Can you come by at 7:30 a.m. and help out? Register to volunteer at bit.ly/FPCparade. Questions can be sent to email@example.com.