Park Cities Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Dallas, TX

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
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Updates

COVID Update

May 27, 2021

PCPC Kids Registration
You have faithfully registered your kid each week as we have opened up our Kids Ministry during this season of COVID-19, and our ministry is very grateful for you. After Sunday, May 30, registration will no longer be needed for programs on Sunday mornings.


COVID Update

May 14, 2021

Our team of doctors has assessed our situation in light of the CDC announcement from May 13 and has given us the green light to proceed with the CDC’s recommendation. So, beginning this week, masks and distancing will become optional at PCPC. We understand some might desire or need to continue wearing a mask and being aware of safe distancing. We encourage you to do so. We have also added an outdoor Worship Service at 8:00 a.m. in the Courtyard that is open to all. If you have symptoms or have had a confirmed positive COVID-19 test in the past 14 days, please continue to worship with us online. Thank you again!


COVID Update

April 18, 2021

As we open our New Doors, we will need parents or guardians to reserve a spot for their child in our Children’s Ministry Sunday morning programs at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. This helps ensure we have an appropriate number of volunteers and space each Sunday at both hours. If you have questions, please email us at childrensministry@pcpc.org.

We are excited to now offer limited programming for ages 3 months to 4th grade. Our first priority is to offer a safe and healthy environment for your child. We are abiding by local, state, and federal guidelines for COVID-19. You will reserve a spot for your child through the reservation system. Childcare reservations will close at 8 p.m. on Friday night.

We are no longer requesting reservations for attendance in our Worship Services. Once the services have reached max attendance for Sunday, we will have overflow available. We are continuing to assess the safety of our worshipers on a week-to-week basis. We ask all attendees to wear masks or cloth face coverings over the nose and mouth while in the church building.

We have a new outdoor Worship Service in the PCPC Courtyard at 8:00 a.m. For families and kids attending, we will have Zest Quests available and take home packets filled with coloring sheets and activities that relate to the sermon. Registration is not required.

Campus Map - Click to download a PDF map that shows our new PCPC Kids space.


COVID Update

March 11, 2021

Thank you for your flexibility week-to-week as we work to ensure the safety of our worshipers. We appreciate you wearing your mask while you are in the building and maintaining a 6-foot safe distance between parties. We are offering childcare for ages 3 months–Kindergarten each week at Sunday Reservations. If you develop any symptoms related to COVID-19, we ask that you abstain from joining us in-person and worship with us online at pcpc.org/live.


COVID Update

March 4, 2021

In light of Governor Abbott’s announcement this week concerning the statewide mask mandate, which goes into effect March 10, our team will be re-evaluating our COVID protocols. We will send out any updates as they become available.


Deacon Assistance

February 16, 2021

If you have physical needs that our diaconate can assist with, please email deaconhelp@pcpc.org.

We have a team waiting to help however possible.


COVID-19 Response Team Update

February 12, 2021

As our city continues to grapple with the effects of the pandemic, we can’t help but look back on 2020 with gratefulness for all the Lord allowed the COVID-19 Response Team to accomplish. Here are some highlights from the team’s efforts last year -

  • Provided food for 7300+ families in partnership with the North Texas Food Bank, Ben E. Keith, and Sysco. Ministry Partner recipients included For the Nations, Golden Gate Baptist, Cristo Rey Presbyterian, Casa del Lago, West Dallas Community School, North Dallas High School, PCPC ESL, YoungLife West Dallas, and others.
  • Provided funding for relief to low-wage employees of small businesses in the Oak Lawn and Uptown areas that had been furloughed or had hours cut due to the shutdown.
  • Sourced and provided 50 gallons of liquid sanitizer, 1,000 rolls of toilet paper, 2,000 surgical masks, 100 gallons of laundry detergent, 50 gallons liquid soap, and other sanitary supplies to ministry partners when all of these items were in short supply nationwide.
  • Packed and provided 2500 resource bags containing Bibles, coloring books, and other evangelism materials to our ministry partner families served by the food relief.
  • Provided 650 family-sized meals to first responder families at the Highland Park, University Park, and Oak Lawn police and fire departments.
  • Provided meals for 900 staffers at Doctor’s Hospital and UT Southwestern.
  • Provided funding for 240 individual counseling sessions for people impacted by the crisis who are unable to afford counseling.
  • Provided resources for ministry partners, allowing them to continue providing services during the pandemic. This included outdoor sanitizing stations, outdoor tents and tables, technology to record educational material for young students, software licensing for educational materials, etc.

None of this would have been possible without your generosity, and the faithfulness of an amazing team of volunteers. We are deeply thankful for you!


COVID-19 Response Team Update

December 3, 2020 COVID-19 Response Efforts

December has arrived and with it comes more food distribution with the North Texas Food Bank! Distributions will occur in West Dallas and South Dallas through December 17. North Dallas High School and New City Fellowship, a PCA church plant serving refugees and immigrants, will receive food on these days as well. With the onset of freezing temperatures and continued high unemployment rates, food continues to be a need in these areas of the city.

Donations to the COVID-19 and Disaster Relief fund were recently used to help the Dallas Police Department with a Thanksgiving community outreach in South Dallas. We partnered with Ben E. Keith to provide bulk green beans, rice, and other assorted products to accompany turkeys donated by Paul Quinn College. The DPD Community Affairs team was deeply grateful for PCPC’s willingness to help them feed the community they serve in South Dallas!


COVID-19 Response Team Update

October 15, 2020

It’s hard to believe October is halfway over! Food distribution with the North Texas Food Bank continues each Thursday and has been a wonderful opportunity to connect with the Bonton community, North Dallas High School, Dallas Housing Authority communities in West Dallas, and most recently, New City Fellowship. A small group of volunteers gathered this week to assemble another round of bags containing bilingual Bibles, children’s activities, resource guides, etc. that are distributed along with the food.

Thanks to your contributions to the COVID-19 and Disaster Relief fund, we were able to help OurCalling with some needs that have surfaced in the past few months. OurCalling serves hundreds of our homeless neighbors each week, and many of the services they offer to the community now take place in their parking lot to comply with social distancing restrictions. We funded the installation of hand sanitation stations around their facility and outdoor tables and tents for their guests and partners who provide services. Please pray for OurCalling, as the homeless population in Dallas continues to rise due to financial hardship, job loss, and projected eviction notices.

If you’d like to contribute to our ongoing projects through the COVID-19 & Disaster Relief fund, you can donate online or write a check to Park Cities Presbyterian Church with “COVID-19 & Disaster Relief” in the memo line.

As always, if you or anyone you know has physical, material, or spiritual needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact us by emailing deaconhelp@pcpc.org or by filling out the form on this webpage, and someone from our diaconate or women’s team will follow up with you.


COVID-19 Response Team Update

September 3, 2020

Distribution with the North Texas Food Bank will continue through the month of October and has provided a great opportunity for us to connect with our City Missions and Global/Local ministry partners over the last few months. We’ve also worked with Dallas Housing Authority complexes in West Dallas for the last two weeks as a food distribution location was recently closed. We’re so thankful for the opportunity to feed about 225 families each week!

We’ve recently been able to help For the Nations by providing headphones and academic software subscriptions as they help students with their virtual learning this semester. Many of PCPC’s partners are shifting their approach to ministry this fall due to city and DISD restrictions, and are seeing an increase in operations costs as masks are purchased, sanitation teams are hired, etc. Please pray for wisdom as we seek to alleviate some of these financial burdens, so they can continue their work.

If you’d like to contribute to our ongoing projects through the COVID-19 & Disaster Relief fund, you can donate online or write a check to Park Cities Presbyterian Church with “COVID-19 & Disaster Relief” in the memo line.

As always, if you or anyone you know has physical, material, or spiritual needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact us by emailing deaconhelp@pcpc.org or by filling out the form on this webpage, and someone from our diaconate or women’s team will follow up with you.


COVID-19 Response Team Update

August 13, 2020

Distribution with the North Texas Food Bank has taken us to the Bonton community and West Dallas in the past few weeks. Our friends at North Dallas High School, just around the corner from PCPC, received a small number of boxes each week as well. This is the byproduct of a very encouraging relationship that has developed between PCPC members and a social worker at NDHS over the past several months. Please pray for them as they steward this relationship with our neighbors!

The Team has been praying about ways to address the increasing level of mental health concerns across our city as residents cope with the material, emotional, and spiritual effects of COVID-19. PCPC’s Counseling and Care team informed us that they have seen a significant increase in requests for help due to COVID-19 disruption, and after much prayer, the COVID-19 Response Team has determined to use a portion of funds raised to contribute to the Counseling Scholarship Fund at PCPC.

If you’d like to contribute to our ongoing projects through the COVID-19 & Disaster Relief fund, you can donate online or write a check to Park Cities Presbyterian Church with “COVID-19 & Disaster Relief” in the memo line.

As always, if you or anyone you know has physical, material, or spiritual needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact us by emailing deaconhelp@pcpc.org or by filling out the form on this webpage, and someone from our diaconate or women’s team will follow up with you.


COVID-19 Response Team Update

August 6, 2020

We are thrilled about the opportunity you have provided for us to support the ER staff at UT Southwestern! The night shift team has received little support up to this point, and we were able to provide meals and encouragement for them for three consecutive Wednesdays. Please pray for their health and safety!

As the fall approaches, the team is praying about ways to address the need for technology literacy training, especially as working parents across our city try to manage their children’s virtual education. Please pray with and for us as we look for ways to bridge this gap for Dallas families, especially those for whom English is their second language.


COVID-19 Response Team Update

July 23, 2020

We are back in Bonton for food distribution today! We are able to give food to about 200 families each week in partnership with the North Texas Food Bank and Borden Dairy. Families have been greatly appreciative of the food as well as the bilingual Bibles and children’s coloring books funded by the COVID-19 & Disaster Relief fund! We’ve seen community members stop by for extra books just so their children have a fun activity, and are praying for the conversations that will occur as children interact with Bible stories.

In communicating with local hospitals, we’ve identified a need to support the ER staff at UT Southwestern. We will provide 50 meals for three weeks to their team in partnership with the Festive Kitchen, along with an encouraging note and a copy of the Gospel of John. We’re grateful for your continued support as our city looks toward the fall and continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19.


COVID-19 Response Team Update

July 16, 2020 COVID-19 Response Efforts

We received a request from Casa del Lago and Cristo Rey Presbyterian Church for more of our Ben E. Keith boxes! Food was packed yesterday and will be distributed to 60 families in their ministry. We were also able to provide boxes of food for employees at Smith Limo, the company that has provided bus transportation for PCPC on Sunday mornings! The company has been unable to schedule enough work for its employees over the past few months, and we are thrilled by the opportunity to serve them in this way.

Our North Texas Food Bank partnership takes us to For the Nations: Refugee Outreach in Garland today! They saw a decrease in requests for food over the last month, but they are now hearing of more needs as the summer progresses. Please pray for the health and safety of both their staff and the families they serve!


COVID-19 Response Team Update

July 9, 2020COVID-19 Response Efforts

Distribution continues in Bonton this week, and families have been so grateful! Bonton is a food desert, which means the community has very limited access to nutritious food. Bonton Farms has endeavored to help alleviate this issue, but any support like our supply of boxes from the North Texas Food Bank is still greatly appreciated, especially by our distribution partners Behind Every Door and BridgeBuilders.

Funds from the COVID-19 Response fund have been used to hire a refugee who will help clean the facilities at For the Nations over the next several weeks! This will hopefully allow them to maintain a clean space while hosting small groups of people. We’re grateful for the opportunity you’ve given us to provide a job for a Dallas neighbor and support another ministry partner as they care for their community. We are also following up with first responders and area hospitals to ask if they have any specific needs as the Dallas COVID-19 case count continues to escalate.


COVID-19 Response Team Update - Ongoing Food Distribution

July 2, 2020

Boxes from the North Texas Food Bank will be distributed to the Bonton (South Dallas) community again this week! Many residents of South Dallas do not have transportation, so we operate a modified drive-by distribution from a local rec center and also send a team out to deliver to families who do not own a vehicle.

Many of PCPC’s ministry partners are facilitating abbreviated summer programs and vigilantly monitoring for any COVID-19 symptoms in staff and community members. Please pray for them as they continue to build relationships amidst uncertainty and plan for the fall. The COVID-19 Response team will communicate with them frequently as the fall approaches to determine if there are any specific needs we can meet.

Do you have an SUV and want to help with the delivery of food or COVID-19 Response supplies? Please contact Jenna Tenpenny.


COVID-19 Response Team Update - Bonton Community and More!

June 25, 2020COVID-19 Response Efforts

Our North Texas Food Bank delivery is headed to the Bonton community in South Dallas this week! We’re partnering with Behind Every Door and BridgeBuilders to provide fresh produce, milk, dry and canned good, and snacks for kids, paired with some great bilingual evangelism materials. We are deeply grateful for the support of the PCPC congregation as our city continues to feel the effects of COVID-19, especially with the current surge in positive case numbers.

Good Samaritan continues to receive requests from a significant number of families seeking financial assistance, typically due to job loss. Please pray for staff and the Good Samaritan committee as they minister to Dallas residents through this crucial ministry, and refer any families you know who are struggling financially!

Our four neighborhood teams have also provided assistance for some employees at neighboring businesses who have been required to furlough staff. Please pray that the gospel goes forth through these efforts!


COVID-19 Response Team Update – Food Distribution

June 18, 2020COVID-19 Response Efforts

The first week of North Texas Food Bank distribution was a success! Food for 200 families was delivered to a neighborhood barbershop in West Dallas, and families from the surrounding neighborhood drove by to pick up their boxes. Each family received a box of fresh produce, a box of canned and dry goods, two gallons of milk, and snacks for their kiddos. It truly was a joy to witness community leaders, students, and the Dallas Police Department working together in unity!

We count it a privilege to join in the work of food distribution to our neighbors around the city during this season. We pray the Lord is glorified and people come to know Him through these efforts! To that end, some volunteers came to the church yesterday and packed bags with bilingual New Testaments, a Bible-themed coloring book and crayons, Gospel tracts in English and Spanish, and the OurCalling resource directory. Please pray that the Holy Spirit would move in the hearts of all who come in contact with these materials!


COVID-19 Response Team Update

June 4, 2020 COVID-19 Response Efforts

YoungLife West Dallas is distributing food to 500-600 families this week in partnership with the Lakewest YMCA staff and the Dallas Police Department! We have also made progress toward a temporary partnership between PCPC and the North Texas Food Bank that will allow us to distribute food to ministry partners and churches over the next several months.

COVID-19 Response EffortsOver the last few weeks, PCPC delivered 114 large pizzas to the front-line workers at City Hospital at White Rock in East Dallas. The pizzas were made by Pizza Getti which is owned by church members Kyle and Karla Rotenberry.

COVID-19 Response EffortsAs we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the COVID-19 Response Team launched four neighborhood groups in the area surrounding PCPC to help us assess needs. Through their efforts, funds from the COVID-19 Disaster Relief Fund have been used to help many employees of neighborhood businesses who are experiencing financial difficulty due to COVID-19. This has been a wonderful opportunity for PCPC members to be the hands and feet of Christ in their neighborhood and build relationships that we pray will open doors for the Gospel!

The Lord has continued to bless the PCPC congregation with a spirit of generosity, and our city is being blessed on a daily basis as a result. If you’d like to give, you can donate online or write a check to Park Cities Presbyterian Church with “COVID-19 & Disaster Relief” in the memo line.

If you or anyone you know has physical, material, or spiritual needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out. You can contact us by emailing deaconhelp@pcpc.org or by filling out the form on this webpage, and someone from our diaconate or women’s team will follow up with you.


Opening Our Doors May 31

05/21/20

We are opening our doors for worship on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. beginning May 31. We will have limited capacity and therefore require registration online the Thursday prior to Sunday attendance. We will continue to live stream our services at pcpc.org/live/ at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. for any and all who would prefer to worship online. There will be no childcare, shuttle service/valet, Sunday Morning Communities, nor groups meeting at PCPC at this point. We will have volunteers to assist you in knowing where to park, entering the Sanctuary, and exiting at the end of the service. Safety is still our top priority for you and our community, so we will use this as our next phase toward gathering together as a church family. If you are experiencing or have experienced any health issues this week, we ask that you continue to worship online. More details to come, so please follow updates online.