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Covenant Community

It all began at Starting Point , our 3-week class that shows you how to get involved at Highland Park Pres. Kathleen Hodges, a Starting Point volunteer, got to know many of the couples scattered throughout the class. These couples never really crossed paths, and Kathleen thought to herself, “these are people that need to know each other.” She could clearly see evidence of the Holy Spirit as she connected five couples to start a small group. Kathleen organized a gathering... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 1/10/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – Jan. 10

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!   Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.   Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition,... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 1/9/19
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Fully Known and Fully Loved

A few years back, Steve Blaising joined Starting Point , a 3-week class to learn how to get involved at Highland Park Pres. He was immediately drawn to the ministry and decided to volunteer as a leader. To him, Starting Point was a statement that our very large church cares deeply for the individual, wanting each one to be fully known and fully loved. One unsuspecting Starting Point session left an impact on Steve. A woman and her daughter plopped down at his table before everyone else had... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 1/2/19
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Ways To Pray This Week – Jan. 3

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.   Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 1/2/19
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Ways to Pray This Week – Dec. 25

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:  The old has gone, the new is here!   All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 12/25/18
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I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Each year carols of hope, joy, and peace are sung boldly in the packed Sanctuary at the 6 pm service by our Genesis Choir. Students from 7th grade to high school seniors make up this collection of voices, and this ministry has provided community for these students throughout the year. There is a special tradition attached to this particular service, though. As former Genesites travel home for the holidays from their respective colleges, they are invited to join the current choir in leading the... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 12/18/18
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Ways to Pray This Week – Dec. 20

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.   He was with God in the beginning.   Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 12/18/18
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Where Two or More are Gathered

For the ladies of Anchor, Elliott Hall was a sacred space. The room had held the laughter, tears, and hearts of generations of women who took bold strides toward vulnerability. This space meant healing for some, victory to others, and community for every woman who sat at the tables that lined the walls. When the campus changes noted that this area would be replaced, many women had heavy hearts as the long-standing tradition of Wednesday morning gatherings in this room would come to an end. This... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 12/12/18
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Ways to Pray This Week – Dec. 13

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 12/12/18
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Maddie & Jeremy Wilkins

Maddie & Jeremy Wilkins met in the Young Adult ministry— their passion for serving had them fully invested in the life of HP Pres. When they heard that Cameron & Emily Beaty were moving on to launch Peak Street Church, they were devastated. Each of them had been encouraged by the way that the Beatys invested in and transformed the Young Adult community. But, this news was tied with an unexpected invitation. To their surprise, Cameron asked them to join the lead team at the... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 12/6/18
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Ways to Pray This Week – Dec. 6

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  Be kind and... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 12/6/18
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Session Update - November

The Session of Highland Park Presbyterian Church is the ruling body of our congregation, charged with governance, overseeing the Church’s spiritual health, and guiding its mission for Christ in the world. In order to better do this, the Session communicates frequently with the congregation of HP Pres to report its decisions and activities. You can visit the Elders page ( hppres.org/elders ) to see other updates from the Session and to send messages to our Elders and pastors. ... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/29/18
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Ways To Pray This Week – Nov. 29

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— or kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/28/18
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What is Advent?

Advent is a season of longing. As a child longs for Christmas morning; as students long for an end to finals; as we long for time with family or friends; as we long for holidays past with loved ones no longer with us; Advent is the season we long for the arrival (advent) of Jesus, the Christ. One of the best stories of longing is set in the land of Narnia where under the rule of the White Witch it is always winter and never Christmas. The animals of Narnia long for a day when Christmas will... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/28/18
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Ways To Pray This Week – Nov. 22

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. Praise the  Lord .   Give thanks to the  Lord , for he is good;      his love endures forever.  Psalme 106.1 With gratitude and praise, pray to the... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/16/18
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Mill City Teaching Farm

The streets of Mill City in South Dallas run rampant with effects of poverty—a struggling school, lack of affordable housing, drugs, and a food desert. Driving through the heart of the neighborhood, one can’t help but notice illegal activity. This area, just fifteen minutes from our campus, attributes to the thirty percent of the Dallas population that lives in poverty. As a part of our mission, HP Pres is committed to Christ-centered transformation in our city and beyond. We are... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/16/18
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Ways to Pray This Week – Nov. 15

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.   Do not... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/15/18
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To Every Tribe & Tongue

In 1983, Richard and Brenda Harman felt a pull towards full-time ministry. They had a passion for making the gospel available to every tribe and every tongue, and through Wycliffe Bible Translators, they took a leap of faith. With their two young children, they moved to Indonesia beginning this journey with excitement to be a part of the team committed to making Scripture available to millions of people around the world. Indonesia is a hub of more than 700 languages — the Bible... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/14/18
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What to Pray for this Week - Nov. 8

How incredible it is that we have a God we can talk with — and that is what prayer is! At HP Pres, we believe prayer makes a difference in our lives, and in the lives of others. Take a few minutes today to talk with God using the Scripture and prayers below. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.   Proverbs 3:5-6 As we lean on the Lord and trust him with... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/8/18
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I Am Who I Say I Am

“I always had said that I’d never go on the same trip twice, but when I went to Israel, I took it back,” Christina Miller describes. Christina and Tobin Miller first went to Israel about 15 years ago— they were accompanied by their lifelong mentors, Dr. and Mrs. Hannah, that showed them the importance of these incredibly historical places. They explored biblical sights and Miller admits that reading God’s word has been transformative since seeing the settings... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at 11/8/18
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