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

Monday, December 23

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

Tuesday, December 24

  • 12*, 2*, 4* pm – Carols, 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 21, 7 pm, Bell Center

Christmas Eve at Peak Street Church

Tuesday, December 24, 6 pm, 4301 Bryan Street

All Nations Christmas Worship and Celebration

Wednesday, December 25, 11 am

Current Series: Heaven Come

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” but Advent begins in the dark. For the people of God, longing for a King to return and restore all things is not just a fairytale, it’s a promise we await in real-time. On Sundays leading up to Christmas Eve, we want to encourage you with the hope of Advent through a new series entitled “Heaven Come: The Arrival of God in the Gospel of John.” Join us!

Advent Guide

2019 Advent 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
Through Sunday, Dec. 8
HP Pres will be collecting gift items to stock the Treasures of Hope store in Wight Garden or Sanctuary entrance.

Christmas Poinsettias
Honor or remember those you love with a Christmas poinsettia, and help adorn our Sanctuary for the holidays. Cost $35

Missions Giving Opportunities
Support missionaries and ministry partners.

Advent Opportunities - Week 1 (Dec. 1–7)

Heaven Come: The Arrival of God in the Gospel of John
Sundays, Dec. 1–22
Advent sermon series begins.

Highland Students Christmas Celebration
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 6:30–7:45 pm, Bell Center
Come have a very merry time at our Christmas Minute to Win It party! There will be worship, fellowship, games, and food.

Christmas Luncheon
Friday, Dec. 6, 11:30–1 pm, Dallas Country Club
Come join in fun and fellowship with friends to celebrate the Christmas Season together. Reservations required by Tuesday, Dec. 2. Cost: $40.

Young Adults Christmas Party
Friday, Dec. 6, 7 pm, Dunagan Home

Young Oceans Advent Concert
Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 pm, Wynne Chapel
Peak Street Church will be joining us in Wynne Chapel to host Young Oceans for a moving evening of advent songs and reflection.

Women's Ministry Service Day
Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 am–12 pm, Bell Center
Join us for fellowship and Christmas cheer as we package and deliver cookies to our ministry partners, homebound members, and other neighbors.

Advent Opportunities - Week 2 (Dec. 8–14)

Advent Fest
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 5–7 pm, Alexander Building
Wear your Christmas jammies and come join Highland Kids as we celebrate the Advent season! We’ll have carnival games, bounce houses, the button man, and so much more.

Treasures of Hope
Wednesday–Saturday, Dec. 11–14,
Volunteer to greet, wrap gifts, and stock shelves at Treasures of Hope store.

Handel’s Messiah
Friday, Dec. 13, 7 pm, Sanctuary
The Chancel Choir and Orchestra offer a highlight to the holiday season with a performance of Handel’s Messiah. This is an annual tradition that becomes more exciting and glorious each year. Free and open to the public – no registration or ticket required. 

International Friendship Program:
A Country Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 14, 6:30–9 pm, Bell Center
Come to a Country Christmas event hosted by the IFP partners and students. Everyone’s invited to enjoy a cross-cultural experience with both Texas BBQ and authentic Middle Eastern Food. The line dancing lessons will be all Country Texas.

Advent Opportunities - Week 3 (Dec. 15–21)

College Christmas Party
Tuesday, Dec. 17, 6:30–8 pm, 4005 Glenwick
Dinner and gathering for any college age students at the Neuhoff's’ home.

Chinese Christmas Evangelical Event
Saturday, Dec. 21, 7–9 pm, Wynne Chapel
The Chinese Ministry will hold a worship service with a pageant and candle lighting.

Advent Opportunities - Week 4 (Dec. 22–25)

Lessons & Carols
Monday, Dec. 23, 5–6 pm, Sanctuary
A traditional program of Lessons and Carols is presented by our K–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
Tuesday, 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: Carols, Children’s Story, and Candle Lighting
Tuesday, 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
Tuesday, 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
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 4 pm, 4301 Bryan Street

All Nations Christmas Celebration
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 11 am, Sanctuary

The All Nations will hold their annual service at 11 am on Christmas Day with a dinner to follow in the Bell Center.

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?