A Brief Pause

The Construction Project Team would like to give you an update. As we’re sure you’re aware, the normal construction process involves receiving bids from subcontractors for work such as concrete, electrical, mechanical, and steel. Due to current market conditions, these bid packages have come back close $3 million higher than initial estimates. We understand this is typical in the industry right now with escalating prices.

In order to be good stewards of our funds for construction, we have paused briefly to re-evaluate some of the costs and seek new bids in some areas to be sure we are gaining the greatest efficiencies with our funds. 

Please continue to pray for the process. We will work quickly but prayerfully in order to move forward with construction – hopefully in early March. Thank you for your patience and flexibility as we build toward new doors, new churches, new city.

January Parking Update

Thank you for your continued patience and willingness to park at the Irving Garage. We have increased our shuttle service during the week to help with our ever-changing parking situation. The shuttle will now run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 12-noon. It will continue to run Wednesday evenings for MidWeek also (4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.). Please take advantage of it when you arrive for our various spring Bible studies and groups that meet on-campus. 

For many years, we have been able to utilize the parking behind the Shops at Highland Park during the week, but due to the influx of restaurants and patrons, they need their parking spaces back. They have graciously given us permission to park there for early morning groups, but we need to vacate their lot by 10:45 a.m. So please take full advantage of the shuttle to and from the Irving Garage and our Oak Lawn West parking Monday through Friday. The Shops management and valet service have the right to tow any vehicle that is parked there and not a patron of those businesses. They will begin towing, so please do not risk the headache of your car being towed. We want to continue being a good neighbor, and that requires all of our participation. Thank you!

Again, we are so excited about what’s to come with our EXTEND project. But even more so, we are excited for what the Lord will do in and through the hearts of His people who gather to worship, study, serve, and pray at Park Cities Presbyterian Church!

We have created a parking plan and map to help guide our groups where to park during the week.

Year End Giving

You have responded very generously to the $50 million goal for the EXTEND capital campaign. We still have about $2 million to go to meet our EXTEND goal. If you have not yet participated in the campaign, have questions, or would like to increase your pledge, please visit extend.pcpc.org/give or email extend@pcpc.org. December is also an important month for giving to the general fund as more than 20 percent of our budget is given this month. We are very grateful for your generosity to both EXTEND and to PCPC’s ongoing ministry.

In order to comply with IRS regulations, Monday, December 31, is the deadline for donations to be receipted for 2018. Other than offerings given in worship or online, you may mail checks postmarked by Monday, December 31. Since church offices will be closed on the 31st, any hand-delivered contributions should be placed in the offering plate during regular worship services on Sunday. For stock donation instructions, contact Jean Hagin by noon, Friday, December 28. Please note that mutual fund donations can take up to three weeks to process.

Demo Day!

The big Cat has begun knocking down Oak Lawn East! When you arrive on Sunday, you’ll be able to get a good look at the progress from the safety of our Fellowship Hall windows. Be sure to take a picture inside with Carl. A couple notes for safety: please stay out of the construction zone, and please be sure to use the crosswalks when crossing Oak Lawn Avenue and Wycliff Avenue. See you Sunday!

Fall Semester Weekday Groups

We are so excited for our fall semester groups that kick off in September. Thank you for participating in those studies and activities. With our main parking lot being a construction zone, we have developed a parking plan to help us distribute and safely park each group (download PDF) in neighboring lots.

We will have security and crossing officers assist in getting people safely across the streets. Please note the sidewalk along Oak Lawn (east) is indefinitely closed. The shuttle will run from the Irving Garage on Wednesday evenings and other designated special events. Anytime there is a shuttle, there will also be security for your safety.

Please note, if Park Cities Presbyterian Church attendees choose to park in other neighboring business lots, they not only take the risk of getting towed, but also of damaging the churches relationship with that neighbor.

If you have any questions, please contact your group leader/coordinator for assistance.

Parking Maps - Sunday and Weekday

Wondering where the best place to park is on Sunday or during the week? Click the buttons to the right for the latest parking maps.

Please take advantage of our wonderful shuttle service. If you have not used it yet, here are the top 3 reasons to give it try!

1) The shuttles are comfortably air conditioned and perfect for meeting new people,

2) The garage protects your car from the Texas weather, 

3) There are plenty of restaurants for Sunday lunch just across from the Irving Avenue parking garage (Haystack Burgers, Zoes Kitchen, East Hampton Sandwich Co., Malibu Poke, Paul Martin’s Grill, and Jalisco Norte).

Park and ride shuttle service will begin on Sunday at 7:30 A.M. and run until 1:00 P.M. If you are a senior adult or have mobility concerns that make riding the shuttle difficult, please use our Assisted Valet Parking on Wycliff Avenue.

Meet Carl

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We would like to introduce Carl to you. He is our new construction communication expert. Anytime you see Carl, know there is valuable EXTEND updates just for you!

As with any construction project, there are stages and timelines that help us move orderly from beginning to end. Carl has these on his trusted clipboard. But even with great planning, there are also delays and changes that will occur. Carl will do his best to communicate these in advance.

This week, the fence was erected to protect us from the demolition and removal of Oak Lawn East. We know curiosity can kill the cat, but please remain safely on the outside of the fence. We will share photos on extend.pcpc.org/updates/ as changes take place. The next stage will be to begin digging…a really big hole for our parking garage. So again, please keep your family and friends at a safe distance during construction.

Shuttle service is now available! As we begin construction, we will provide convenient shuttle park & ride service from the garage on Irving Avenue (behind Tom Thumb) to the front doors of the church on Oak Lawn Avenue. It will begin at 7:30 A.M. and run until 1:00 P.M. Parking maps are available online extend.pcpc.org/updates/ and at the Information Desk.

Thank you for being a part of the Park Cities Presbyterian Church family. These are exciting times for generations to come!

Groundbreaking Success

Groundbreaking Success

The June 24th Groundbreaking event was such an amazing time of prayer, fellowship, and celebration! Over 500 of our Park Cities Presbyterian family attended including representatives from Adolfson & Peterson Construction, AnchorPointe, OmniPlan, and Pritchard Associates. What started as a dream over six years ago, turned into many answered prayers as the ground was broken on our new 67,000 square feet of ministry space that will benefit generations to come. You will begin seeing construction in August, so keep an eye on parking, classroom, and building updates online at extend.pcpc.org.

Groundbreaking Celebration

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Church Family,

It's finally here! I am so excited to celebrate our groundbreaking together next Sunday, June 24. We will begin with a time of worship and prayer in the Sanctuary followed by the groundbreaking out on Newton Court.

We'll then move inside to enjoy a delicious BBQ dinner. There will be outdoor games, a popsicle cart, and lots of fun to be had.

If you have children in 4th grade or younger, you may take advantage of our children's program and childcare which will be available during the first hour (registration below).

Come casually dressed and ready to have some fun. We are so thankful for this time of celebration.

By His grace and for His glory,

Mark Davis

Newton Court Demolition

WE HAVE CLEARED NEWTON COURT

As you may have noticed, things are happening on our PCPC campus. We have cleared Newton Court and are preparing for our official groundbreaking scheduled for this summer!

In our latest Extend update we answered the most commonly asked questions regarding our construction and contingency plans. We have added that information to our FAQ page. To view that information click here. If you have additional questions, please email us at extend@pcpc.org as we will continue to update our FAQ page as questions and answers to questions develop.

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Extend Campus Plan

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NEW CAMPUS PLAN OVERVIEW

Since launching the Extend vision we have received a lot of thoughtful feedback and believe great progress has been made in our renovation and construction plans.

Here are just some of the updates that our plans now include:

  • Maintaining our current neo-gothic architecture
  • A full-size high school gymnasium
  • Underground parking