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This week's news & updates: ONLINE BULLETIN

June 6 - July 12, 2020

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Prestoncrest is a growing family of faith, hope, love, & we exist to proclaim the good news of Jesus. Our focus is threefold: Reach Up to God, Reach In to each other, & Reach Out to the world. Do you have questions about God? Are you searching for a church home? Somewhere in between? We're glad you're here!

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Order of Worship & Sermon Notes

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Order of Worship: Sunday, July 12

>> Worship Minister: John Scott Davis
“Holy, Holy, Holy”
Call to Worship/Prayer

>> Elders: Dr. Bryan Pruitt 8:15a / Phil Jackson 10:45a
“We’re Marching to Zion” // “Lord Reign In Me”
In Remembrance

>> Matt Coats 8:15a / Brian Davis 10:45a
“Fairest Lord Jesus”
Bread & Cup // Giving to Good Works
“His Grace Reaches Me” // “Stronger”
Sermon: “Built to Last”

>> Dr. Gordon Dabbs
“Faithful”
Benediction

Weekly Scripture

"Write God's Word on Our Hearts"

Week 28: July 5-11, 2020 // Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word. ~ Psalm 119:37

Week 29: July 12-18, 2020 // No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13

THIS SUNDAY

In person // OR // Online

Click HERE for our ONLINE options & in-person events. Worship Services are held at Prestoncrest on Sundays at 8:15 am & 10:45 am at the church building  & via live-stream! Most classes are meeting online, with a few classes also meeting in person (click for complete list). NEW UPDATED INFORMATION FROM THE ELDERS & NEW VIDEO about our reopening, click HERE.

Note: Attendance registration is no longer needed each week. Rest assured, if at our seating exceeds a safe capacity any Sunday, overflow seating will be available in the Fellowship Hall. Guests are welcome each Sunday. Bring a friend!

Member Updates

Prayer needs, showers, & more... updated DAILY!

  • Updated daily! Available to members & returning guests listed in our ChurchTeams registry. Features member-specific information: prayer requests, showers, funerals, and more.
  • To see it, text UPDATE to 469.476.5331 & click the link it sends you 

Adult Education

Sunday Bible Class Connections for Adults

  • Adult Education Minister: Robert Stolte
  • Guests: Join us Sunday mornings for our LIVE-STREAM Bible Class @ 9:45 am, or watch afterward on YouTube. Links & details HERE (class #3).
  • Members:  Bible Class Connections are meeting online, and some have resumed meeting in person. Click for details. Contact class leaders for details about when each class plans to resume.

Singles

Young Adults // Singles 35+ // Single Parents

Young Adult Minister: Jacob Hawk  //  Singles 35+ Minister: Gary Cochran

WEEKNIGHT SMALL GROUPS: Visit the Small Group page for a complete list of options for all ages and life stages and find one in your area. Many are meeting online, as well. Contact the leader for details... all are welcome!


B1 Young Adults // Discover Ministry (Ages 18-35):

  • SUNDAYS: Class at 9:45am at Preston Place #130 + Church @ 10:45am (far left pews) + Lunch afterward (new location each week & is dutch treat). Class is also offered online via Google hangouts - details on our Facebook page or email Jacob for a link. We'd love to get to know you... join us!
  • SUN, JULY 19: LUNCH & BRAINSTORMING:  Get together & dream about ideas for the future of this ministry! Lunch location TBA. Meetup afterward @ Preston Place. All can share ideas & hear Jacob's thoughts, ideas and vision as the ministry moves forward. Come be part of this exciting team effort!

Singles 35+ // Single Purpose // Single Parents:

  • SUNDAYS: Class at 9:45am via Zoom with the C-Life Bible Class Connection ~ Contact Ron Green or Gary Cochran for details & a link to join us for class. All are invited - we'd love to get to know you... join us!

  • THURS NIGHT SINGLE PARENT ONLINE GROUP @ 8pm on Zoom each week ~ Offering connection & encouragement for single parents. Contact Gary Cochran for the Zoom info. This has become a wonderfully diverse group made up of single parents from Prestoncrest as well as others from the community and other DFW area congregations. It is always a great evening together!

KidzStreet

Children's Ministry: Nursery // PK // K-6th // Sunshine School

  • Director: Rebecca Sutton
  • EACH SUNDAY: LIVE CLASS @ 9:30 am for The Attic (Grades 3-6) on Zoom. Join us for the usual excellent singing, memory verses (don’t forget to text videos to Mrs. Pipkin), and a lesson from God’s Word! For Zoom meeting link & details, email Rebecca.
  • EACH WED: ZOOM 2ND GRADE BIBLE STUDY @ 2pm ~ Contact Rebecca for link & details.
  • FRI, JULY 17: GOD'S GUYS (Grades 3-6) 6:30-8:30 ~ Let Rebecca know if your son is planning to attend by 8am on Monday, July 13 to make sure she has enough chaperones. See email for details.
  • FRI, JULY 24: FAITHGIRLZ (Grades 3-6) 6:30-8:30 (details TBA - email coming soon!)

PCYG

Prestoncrest Youth Group // Grades 7-12

  • Youth Ministers: Bryan Borden & Shelby Thornton
  • STAY IN TOUCH & VISIT US ONLINE! Webpage, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube
  • JULY 12 // SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS: NO Sunday Class - our High School group will be on mission trip. Please be praying for this group as they serve in the Hill Country of Texas in Canyon Lake.  Qs? Contact Bryan or Shelby
  • HS MISSION TRIP: July 12-17 - Loading up Sunday, July 12th at 11:30am (eat before you come) & returning Friday, July 17th around 11:30am. Please be praying for this mission trip - the details of the trip, our hearts as we go, and the hearts of those we will minister to.
  • TUESDAY NIGHTS TOGETHER (TNT): Even though our summer is DIFFERENT this year, we are still having a blast on Tuesday nights like we do every summer. Visit www.prestoncrest.org/i/TNT for details & signup links
    • TUES, JULY 14: NO TNT (HS will be on Mission Trip)
    • TUES, JULY 21: TBA (will not be a lock-in as first planned... new plans coming soon!)
    • TUES, JULY 30: TNT Cookout at the Zone - 6:30-8:30pm, Last TNT... make sure you show up & friends are welcome! We will cook out burgers and hot dogs. It is free! Let us know if you want a burger or a hot dog (link coming soon!)
  • STUDENT + FAMILY STUDY on YOUVERSION: Click HERE to find our current study.
  • GET TO KNOW OUR INTERNS... Take them out for lunch or dinner and get to know them. Signups are going on now for time slots @ www.prestoncrest.org/i/intern

Small Groups

Weeknight Small Groups // All Ages & Life Stages

  • Small Groups & Spiritual Formation Minister: Bob Chisholm
  • WEEKNIGHT SMALL GROUPS: Most are meeting online! Visit our Small Group Page for a complete list & contact the group leader listed to learn more.
  • The Small Groups Page features resource links and a signup for the weekly Small Group Plan.

Local Missions

CDWL: Cover Dallas with Love // Urban Outreach

  • Minister: Gary Cochran
  • SERVING OUR CHURCH MEMBERS: A team from Prestoncrest's Single Purpose Ministry will be serving one of our church's retired couples by taking care of the prep work needed for the painting of their home. We are thankful to be able to spend time in fellowship with this couple that are a great example of long-time discipleship and commitment. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve and honor them!
  • THANK YOU, PRESTONCREST! Prestoncrest, via the CDWL ministry, continues to minister directly and indirectly with our homeless neighbors in the streets of Dallas. Big thanks to all that donated resources for the CitySquare Homeless Outreach Teams (HOT Teams). These teams help us minister indirectly as they visit, engage, and provide donated food, masks, and other essentials to our homeless neighbors. Donations are still needed! Contact Gary to find out more.
  • SINGLE PARENT ZOOM MEETINGS... EXPANDING OUR REACH: Our Single Parent Zoom Meetings began April 2, and began from a need to battle isolation during the stay-at-home order. A community of strong, resilient, and committed Christian women and men from PC and beyond has since developed! This group is befriending and serving each other, as well as others, as they navigate their own families, work, challenges, and opportunities. Greenville Avenue CoC even invited PC's Lisa Moore to tell her story at a Womens' Event on July 5. We are thankful to see the Lord working through these connections and new friendships! For details about this group & other opportunities for single parents, see Gary.
  • DALLAS AREA SPIRITUAL CARE (DASC) MEETING, JULY 14: Prestoncrest’s CDWL hosts and facilitates this monthly gathering for Christians in the mental health and addiction/recovery community.  Since COVID-19 began, we have met virtually by ZOOM. We are thankful to serve many in this field that guide others along the path to recovery.
  • TRANSFORM DALLAS: SAT, SEPT 12 ~ Save the date!

Worldwide Missions

Good Works in the Mission Field

BABTISMS IN GUATEMALA & NICARAGUA:  In Solola, Guatemala, Adan Benavente has recently taught and baptized three men and a woman. A result of another Bible study, Adan also baptized a young woman named Eulogia Mendoza.  Although, the primary congregational services have been temporarily suspended, Adan continues to hold home Bible studies. Adan and Miriam also support the local Christians with necessary food items furnished by the Church.  In Jinotega, Nicaragua, Travis & Mindy Stewart reported the baptism of an man and a woman. Included in the many services provided by Mision Para Cristo is providing food bags for many Christian families. Please pray for these new Christians, the ministers, and their congregations supported by at Prestoncrest.


NEWS FROM GABRIEL NGWANZA: AN HTBS UPDATE & A THANK YOU!
Thank you! With the funds you sent us recently, we have bought the much-needed Thompson Bibles.

HILTON TERRY BIBLE SCHOOL UPDATE: From the year 2004 up to the year 2020, The HTBS preaching school has already trained 97 evangelists that are deeply involved in Church planting and evangelizing. The van you helped us purchase has been a very useful tool for the school, especially for the work of evangelizing.

Due to the Covid19 lockdown, we will need an extra month to complete our training program for this school year. So, in lieu of closing the academic year at the end of June, it will now end in July. The HTBS will reopen its doors to welcome the new students on September 7, 2020. We will be enjoying a one-month summer holiday in August and we will take advantage of this to make the recruiting journeys to the countryside, and will also stop by encourage and meet with some former students that are working hard in their local congregations.

Please pray for us during this uncertain time with all the cases of COVID and other illnesses. Prayers for us, as well as our students, for everyone's safety, health, and wellness. May the Lord bless you and protect you all and keep each of you safe and healthy, as well.

Calendar

Weekly Events // Special Events

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WEDNESDAYS + WEEKNIGHTS:

Showers of Blessings

Wedding Showers // Baby Showers

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  • SAT, JULY 11: COUPLES’ WEDDING SHOWER FOR CASSIE BELLOMY & BRAD HOBSON
  • SAT, JULY 11: A "HAPPILY EVER AFTER" PARTY, CELEBRATING THE MARRIAGE OF THOMAS & ALEX DYER
  • SAT, AUG 8: COUPLES' WEDDING SHOWER FOR ARIEL ANDERSON & JOE PEARSON
  • SAT, AUG 15: WEDDING SHOWER FOR MICHELLE SHEPARD, Bride-elect of Peter Hefley

Giving

Online Links // By Mail

  • Online giving is safe & easy! Text onlinegiving to 469-476-5331 or click HERE
  • CHECKS can be mailed to the church office @ Prestoncrest Church of Christ, 12700 Preston Road #210, Dallas, TX 75230

Numbers Last Sunday

Attendance // Budget

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