at HP Pres

A Jesus Church for the Flourishing of the City

The Christmas season is full of festivities, fun, gatherings and gifts. However, we gather together to celebrate the greatest gift of all--that God came down and eternal hope was born through a child named Jesus! Thank you for joining us at Highland Park Pres. We hope you feel welcome and part of this church family.

Christmas Eve at Highland Park Pres

Sunday, December 23

  • 5 pm - Lessons and Carols: Led by Children’s Choirs with Candle Lighting

Monday, December 24

  • 12*, 2*, 4* pm – Children’s Story and Candle Lighting
  • 11 am–6 pm – Live nativity animals
  • 6*, 8, 10 pm – Choir, Brass Ensemble, and Candle Lighting

*Child care is available for children 2 months–3 years. Reservations are encouraged but not required.

Child Care Reservations Directions to HP Pres

Chinese Church Christmas Gathering

Saturday, December 22, 7 pm, Bell Center

Christmas Eve at Peak Street Church

Monday, December 24, 4 pm, 4301 Bryan Street

All Nations Christmas Worship and Celebration

Tuesday, December 25, 11 am

Current Series: Always Winter, Never Christmas

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Advent Devotion Guide

Advent Devotion Guide


Our daily Advent Devotion Guide is a gift to you, written by the Elders of Highland Park Presbyterian Church. You're invited to slow down, read a short passage of scripture, and pray with us throughout Advent.

Christmas Giving Opportunities

Fish & Loaves Gift Market
Contribute to local and global ministries in honor of your loved ones.

Treasures of Hope
Donate new and unwrapped toys and gifts in person or onlinw to stock the Treasures of Hope store.

Christmas Poinsettias
Honor or remember those you love with a Christmas poinsettia and help adorn our Sanctuary for the holidays. Cost $25

Advent Opportunities - Week 2 (Dec. 9-15)

Live Performance of The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6 & 7:30 pm, Bell Center
Children and adults alike will experience the artistic beauty and wonder of C.S. Lewis’ classic work from a new perspective during this play performed by the A.D. Players. This is a free event, open to all ages. Complimentary child care is available with reservations for children ages 3 and under.

Christmas with the Highland Park Chancel Choir
Friday, Dec. 14, 7 pm, Sanctuary
Brilliant new compositions celebrating the birth of Christ coupled with innovative arrangements of familiar carols (some with audience singing!) make this concert a seasonal event that will enrich the holidays.

Bell Class Christmas Party
Saturday, Dec. 15, 6 pm, Matthiesen Home
69064 Fairglen Dr., Dallas, 75231

Trinity Class Christmas Party
Saturday, Dec. 15, 6:30 pm, Croley Home
1102 Huntington Dr., Richardson, 75080

10 am Bell Center Discussion Class
Sunday, Dec. 16, 6:30 pm, Kniffen Home
6215 Stichter Ave., Dallas, 75230

Advent Opportunities - Week 3 (Dec. 16-22)

College Christmas Party
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 6:30–8 pm
Dinner and gathering for any college age students at the Dunns’ home.

Handel's Messiah
Friday, Dec. 21, 7 pm, Sanctuary
The Chancel Choir and Orchestra offer a highlight to the holiday season with a performance of Handel’s Messiah. An annual tradition that becomes more exciting and glorious each year.

Chinese Christmas Evangelical Event
Saturday, Dec. 22, 7–9 pm, Bell Center
The Chinese Ministry will hold a worship service with a pageant and candle lighting.

Advent Opportunities - Week 4 (Dec. 23-25)

Lessons & Carols
Sunday, Dec. 23, 5–6 pm, Sanctuary
A traditional program of Lessons and Carols is presented by our 2nd–6th grade choirs. This is a heartwarming worship service celebrating the birth of Jesus as told through Bible readings, songs, and congregational carols.

Live Nativity Animals
Monday, Dec. 24, 11 am-6 pm, Front Lawn
Come early before your Family's Christmas Eve service to meet live nativity animals on the front lawn.

Christmas Eve Worship: Children’s Story and Candle Lighting
Monday, Dec. 24, 12*, 2*, 4* pm in the Sanctuary
Child care is available for children 2 months–3 years. Reservations
are encouraged but not required.

Christmas Eve Worship: Choir, Brass Ensemble, and Candle Lighting
Monday, Dec. 24, 6*, 8, 10 pm in the Sanctuary
*Child care is available for children 2 months–3 years. Reservations
are encouraged but not required.

Christmas Eve at Peak Street Church
Monday, Dec. 24, 4 pm, 4301 Bryan Street

All Nations Christmas Celebration
Tuesday, Dec. 25, 11 am

Get Connected After Advent

Sundays at HP Pres
This church is not an organization you join; it’s a family to which you belong. And in this family it’s OK to not be OK, as none of us are perfect. Our desire is to be winsome followers of Jesus, joining together across generations and cultures to seek the flourishing of our city.

Alpha is an opportunity to explore life, faith and God in a friendly, open and informal environment. It is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, run over ten weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome.

Starting Point
The church is not an organization you join, it’s a family you belong to. During this three-week experience, you’ll learn about the heart and mission of Highland Park Pres, see what it’s like to be part of a small group, and have an opportunity to join our church family.

Questions about Christmas?