On December 9, 2018 members of Houston Presbyterian enjoyed a performance by children adults for Shirley Pohl’s play, “The Story of the King”.
In the lead up to Christmas, many of us spend time in search of the perfect gift — the gift that communicates to friends and family how much we know and love them. We search our memories for indications of what gift might cause the faces of our loved ones to light up. We scour the stores and shops, hoping to come across the thing that will communicate a depth of love that our words cannot.
As important as gifts to loved ones are, we have an opportunity to give gifts that help many people we do not know through the Christmas Joy Offering. These gifts in particular draw us back to the manger and God’s perfect gift to us — Jesus Christ.
Jesus came to live among us, bringing light into darkness, and reconciliation to God and to one another. A perfect gift from a gracious God.
During this Christmas and Advent Season, we celebrate leadership; past, present and future through support of the Christmas Joy Offering. We do so because church leaders greatly impact our lives of faith, walking with us down the path to be more like Jesus. We want those church leaders and their families who find themselves grappling with a critical financial need to have the resources they need which are provided through the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions. We also support the offering to help our future leaders in the church and world, like those educated at our Presbyterian-related schools and colleges equipping communities of color. Supporting these students helps the whole church develop leaders who reflect the wideness of God’s intended diversity.
For those supported through the Christmas Joy Offering, this help is truly a gift from above. May our gifts, and the leaders who receive them, point us always to the truth of the one whose birth we celebrate, Jesus Christ — the truly perfect gift.
Please give generously:
● Through when we receive the Offering on Sunday, December 23 and Christmas Eve
● Text JOY to 20222 to give $10
To learn more about the Christmas Joy Offering, please visit:
● Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions: www.pensions.org, click on Plans & Programs
● Presbyterian-related racial ethnic schools and colleges: www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/resc/
From this page, you can also link to the institutions supported.
Christmas Tea tickets are on sale now at Houston Presbyterian. Purchase your ticket from any church Deacon or contact the church office for more information. Seats are limited so get yours before they are gone!
Old and new members of Houston Presbyterian gathered after the Sunday Service to welcome Pastor Mary Kay Glunt as the new pastor!
Join us in the church parking lot for Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 31 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM. It’s a safe fun way for kids to enjoy trick or treating in our community. Come on down and experience the fun!
We hope you made it to the Pumpkin Festival this past weekend. We asked for shoes and we got lots of them—our float looked awesome! Thanks to all the volunteers who donated their time, supplies and talent for the FUPC Food Booths and Float—we couldn’t have done it without your help. Click on the picture below to see more from the festival.
Stop by our Food Booth for delicious hot food or yummy pumpkin desserts! Bring the kids to our Cookie Booth to decorate their very own cookie! The Pumpkin Festival will continue on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t miss it!
All members are encouraged to join together in fellowship for the kids in our community! Bring a big bag of candy and a chair to our parking lot to pass out to the kids. You can even decorate your car!
Soon the smell of pumpkin pies and pumpkin cookies will fill the air because its fall! Hope to see you at one of our Booths at the Houston Pumpkin Festival this weekend. There will be lots of activities for families and great food to enjoy!