Ministries

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Ministries

Christian life is a journey. Jesus leads. We follow. So no matter where you are on your journey, the people of Prince of Peace are here to encourage you and your family to take the next step. We have ministries focused on young families, men, women, children, youth, and seniors.

We invite you to click on one of our ministries to the left to learn more.

Children

Worship | KidZone | Wednesday Nights | Frequently Asked Questions | KidzTime
Children and Family Events | Milestones Ministry

We all live busy lives, but nothing could be quite as important as making sure our marriages and children are growing spiritually! The Bible teaches us that parents are the primary spiritual leaders and nurturers of their children’s faith. We desire to walk beside you, equipping and supporting you, as you carry out this God-given role in your family. Questions? Contact Sandi Grupe.

 

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Worship

We encourage and invite you to bring your children to worship with you! We love the beautiful sounds of God’s youngest children during worship services. After all, worship is for EVERYONE. With that said, we support you in whatever works best for your family on Sunday morning. Below is a listing of KidZone classes available to children birth – 5th grade.

 

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Sunday Morning

Birth – 36 Months (8 am, 9:30 am, 11 am)

In our nursery and toddler rooms our little ones discover Jesus weekly through hands-on learning with Bible stories, songs, snacks, and age appropriate activities.

 

Preschool & Kindergarten (9:30 am)

A fun, interactive hour for young children as they learn the stories of the Bible through music, puppets, crafts, snacks, games, and more!

 

1st – 4th Grade (9:30am)

Children 1st – 4th grade experience high-energy learning on Sunday mornings in a large group/small group environment through music, puppets, drama, games, crafts, and more. Kids dig into God’s Word each week with their small group leaders and discover God’s love for them in Jesus Christ. Bring your Bibles!

 

5th Grade (9:30am)

A pre-teen ministry exclusively for 5th graders on Sunday mornings! Students immerse themselves in the Bible each week as they investigate topics relevant to the pre-teen years. Bring your Bible!
Want to volunteer on our KidZone team and serve others? Contact Sandi Grupe.

 

Wednesday Nights

We have something for everyone at Prince of Peace on Wednesday Nights.  Parents, choose a Bible study or class. Birth through 5th grade children will have fun in KidZone. Middle school and high school students gather in the Youth Center for Wednesday Night Live (WNL).

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I register my child(ren) for KidZone?

A: Are you visiting us for the first time? Just come to KidZone (located on the second floor) and we’ll quickly get your child(ren) registered online.

Children will automatically be promoted each August so there is no need to register each year.

 

Q: What is the procedure for dropping off and picking up my children from KidZone?

A: Drop Off
• Visit a check-in kiosk in the KidZone hallway to check in your child(ren).
• After checking-in your child(ren), two tags will print.  The child’s name tag should be placed on the child and the other tag retained by you for pick-up.
• Children birth through 36 months should be taken to their classrooms after check-in.
• Preschool – 5th grade children may check-in to their KidZone classrooms 15 minutes prior to start time.

Pick Up
• Parents must have the check-in tag in order to pick-up their children. Pick-up your child(ren) from their KidZone classroom(s).

Q: Can I attend a Bible class at the same time as my children?

A: Yes! There are many Adult Bible Studies offered on Sunday morning at 9:30 for every age and lifestyle!

Q. What if my child needs me while they are in KidZone?

A: When you register your child(ren), you will leave your cell phone number. Please leave your phones on vibrate. If contacted, please go to the KidZone check-in desk on the 2nd floor.

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ENJOY A DAY OUT. KIDZTIME is a safe, loving, Christ-centered environment where kids can grow spiritually, physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually while you enjoy a day out! We believe it is our calling to love, encourage, and guide each child that God leads to Prince of Peace as we seek to strengthen and support families. We are excited to meet your family! Questions? Contact Barb vonBehren.

 

KIDZTIME is for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years. Our registration is flexible! You may register month to month at a cost of $25 per child per day. Or, you can secure your spot with a semester registration at a cost of $20 per child per day. When space is limited, priority enrollment goes to the children registered for the semester. You can choose one day per week or two days per week (offered Tuesday & Thursday). We offer additional discounts when you register more than two children. Financial assistance is considered by request. Send a request.

 

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WELCOME TO KIDZONE – HOME OF KIDZTIME

Renovated and remodeled in September 2014, KidZone is a fun, safe place for your kids to learn and grow with other children!

 

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NURSERY (6 weeks – 18 mos) 

We appreciate how important it is for babies to be on a schedule, so we do are very best to stick to your schedule!  We our all about loving, nurturing, and encouraging your sweet little one.

In the Nursery, babies enjoy:

• Tummy Time
• Exercise Time – jumpers, push toys
• One on One Time
• Music Time
• Jesus Time – songs, poem, short story
• Book Time

We work on fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, independent feeding and drinking, crawling, and walking.

 

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TODDLERS (18 – 36 mos) 

What a fun age! Your toddler is learning and growing at what seems lightning speed! In the Toddler room, we love, care for, and expose your ball of energy to different activities throughout the day:

• Arts and Crafts
• Songs and Dance
• Chapel – Bible story, songs, prayer
• Exercise – outside play
• Snack Time & Lunch
• Free Play
• Nap / Quiet Time
• Reading Books
• Sensory Tables

We work on large motor skills and fun learning opportunities on numbers, shapes, colors, weather, calendar, and more.

 

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PRESCHOOL (3 – 5 years)

Our Preschool caregivers are passionate about loving your child and helping him/her grow and learn! Your preschooler will enjoy many different activities and learning experiences while at KidzTime:

• Crafts
• Singing & Dancing
• Musical Play
• Chapel – Bible story, songs, prayer
• Exercise – outside play
• Snack Time & Lunch
• Free Play
• Quiet Time
• Reading Books
• Sensory Tables

We work on fine and large motor skills. Fun learning opportunities include pre-writing, math, science, letter of the week, weather, calendar, and more.
 

KIDZTIME POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

PLEASE READ! Click HERE for the KidzTime Policies and Procedures manual. Questions? Contact Barb vonBehren.

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2017 SEMESTERS

Click HERE to register for the FALL Semester which runs September through December (opens March 1 and closes when full).

registration month-to-month

Contact Barb vonBehren if you are interested in registering one month at a time.

 
Even if registration is closed, we may have spots available. Please email Barb vonBehren to see if the day(s) you are looking for are available.

 

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children and family events

JOURNEY TO THE CROSS

Join us for an interactive journey through the events of Holy Week! This annual event takes place on Palm Sunday in the Fellowship Center, 9:00–11:30am. Explore various stations that guide you along the path that Jesus walked during his last days on earth.

 

EASTER FESTIVAL

Your kids will love this annual event held from 10:00am until noon the Saturday before Easter. Bounce Houses! Giant Slide! Train Rides! Games! Photos! Food! Eggs Filled with Surprises!* Fire Truck! Cupcake Walk! Easter Bunny! Crafts! *Children will have the opportunity to gather eggs as they experience all of the fun activities!

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Held annually in June, this week-long event runs Monday through Friday, 9:00am until noon. There are Bible stories, games, crafts, fun snacks, music, and more!

 

CHRISTMAS KICKOFF
November 26 | 9:00-11:30am

Join us in the Fellowship Center between 9:00-11:30am on the first Sunday of Advent for our annual Christmas Kickoff! Enjoy breakfast, create pieces to use in your home during the Advent season, explore Christmas outreach opportunities, and pick-up Advent devotions for you and your family.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS PARTY
December 17 | 9:30am

An annual kids event that celebrates the birth of our Savior! It is held the Sunday before Christmas during 9:30am KidZone.
 

Interested in serving on one or more of the above Event Teams? Contact Barb vonBehren.

 

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milestones ministry

The Milestone Ministry is a ministry to the younger families of Prince of Peace. Moms and dads attend three sessions with other parents who have children the same age. During the sessions, they learn and grow together and then take what’s learned home and put it into practice. For the fourth session, we will have a time of recognition and blessing in worship (for Sunday morning classes) or class (for Wednesday night classes), celebrating the milestone with your family. LEARN MORE HERE»

Youth MINISTRY

Prince of Peace’s youth ministry is here to help guide our teens through some of the most tempestuous days of their lives. We bring together fun and fellowship to create community, and build trust. These are our goals:

 

• CONNECT families in Christian community together, to disciple them to

• GROW in their faith and relationship with the Lord, and to

• GO out into their personal mission fields to share the Good News of Jesus Christ!

 

Contact Dave Rahberg for more information and to get plugged in today.
 

Stay up-to-date with POP Youth Ministry! Join our weekly email blast. Request to be added by completing a Contact Us form HERE.

 

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Middle school

Middle School (grades 6 – 8) opportunities:

 
Sunday Morning Bible Study

Join us in the Youth Center at 9:30am as we explore God’s Word in a fun and engaging way!

 

First Communion Milestone

For all current middle school students and their families! Questions? Want to sign up for the next First Communion Milestone class? Contact Dave Rahberg.

 

Confirmation Milestone

Confirmation begins each year in September. Questions? Want to sign up for the next Confirmation class? Contact Dave Rahberg.

 

Events
Throughout the year, our middle school youth have the opportunity to attend conferences, retreats, local fun outings and more!

Check out the 2017-18 Youth calendar HERE!

 
2016-2017 Youth Ministry Health Form: Please turn in to Dave Rahberg.

 
Contact
Dave Rahberg for more information about Middle School activities. We are forming vocal, instrumental, art, and A/V teams, so be sure to let Dave know where you are interested in serving!

 

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high school

High School (grades 9 – 12) opportunities:
 
Sunday Morning Bible Study

Senior high students are encouraged to experience the transforming power of Scripture every Sunday morning in the Youth Center from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Leave charged up for living in God’s Word for the coming week. Bring your own Bible. Need a Bible? We will get you one! 

 

Graduation Milestone
For all 12th graders and their families! Visit the Milestone page for more information and registration! Questions? Contact Dave Rahberg.

 

Events
Throughout the year, our high school youth have the opportunity to attend conferences, retreats, local fun outings and more!

Check out the 2017-18 Youth calendar HERE!

 
2016-2017 Youth Ministry Health Form: Please turn in to Dave Rahberg.

 

Contact
Dave Rahberg for more information about High School activities. We are forming vocal, instrumental, art and A/V teams, so be sure to let Dave know where you are interested in serving!

 

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women’s MINISTRY

Women need community. We need other women who accept us for who we are, care for us, and encourage us. So connect today! For ages 18-118. Need more information? Want to serve on the Women’s Ministry Team? Contact Darlene Leiker.
 
Join our POPLC Women group page on Facebook.

 

EVENTS

Monthly Girl’s Night Out (GNO), retreats, special events, an annual tea, and more are offered throughout the year.
 

BIBLE STUDY
We encourage and invite you to study God’s Word regularly! Check out our Sunday and Weekday Bible Classes.

 

SMALL GROUPS

Often, women make the mistake of going through life as caretakers for all, separating themselves from the influence, encouragement, and camaraderie of other women. Connecting with a group of women helps navigate through life’s challenges and brings adventure to the journey. To learn more about on-campus and off-campus men’s small groups contact Dave Rahberg.

 

LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE

To engage and serve through Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), go HERE.

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men’s MINISTRY

Men can make a significant difference for good in their homes and communities. It starts with God’s Word in their hearts and souls. Prince of Peace’s Men’s Ministry exists to encourage men and help them begin or grow their faith journey. We challenge men to serve others as they honor God with their lives through Jesus Christ. Need more information? Want to serve on the Men’s Ministry Team? Contact Dave Rahberg.

 

SMALL GROUPS

Often, men make the mistake of going through life as “lone rangers,” separating themselves from the influence, encouragement, and camaraderie of other men. Connecting to a group of men helps navigate through life’s challenges and brings adventure to the journey. To learn more about on-campus and off-campus men’s small groups contact Dave Rahberg.

 

BIBLE STUDY
We encourage and invite you to study God’s Word regularly! Check out our Sunday and Weekday Bible Classes.

 

MEN’S MONTHLY BREAKFAST
Join us on the 2nd Saturday of each month for food, fellowship, prayer and praise. Explore what it means to be a Frontline Missionary at home and work. More information HERE. Questions? Contact Steve Sosinski.
 

HOLY SMOKERS
BBQ and fellowship at its finest! From beginners to pros, this group of men are on a mission to cook the best meat in town for the homeless, needy, student ministries, schools, and members. For more information, contact Craig Sunderman.

 

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MEN’S STEAK DINNER
Held annually each January, join other men from the North Dallas community as they gather for fellowship, worship, a guest speaker, and, of course, great steaks! Contact Dick Ranker for more information or to serve on the Men’s Steak Dinner Team.

Senior Adults

God has a plan and purpose for people of all ages! Our Senior Adult ministry is designed to challenge folks 65 and over to continue their journey in faith and to commit their lives in serving the Lord. It is our desire to encourage, engage and educate Senior Adults in the following areas:

S = Spiritual
E = Enlightenment
N = Nutrition and Health
I = Intergenerational
O = Outreach
R = Recreation
S = Service
In addition to the various ministry opportunities at Prince of Peace, there are several specifically designed for Senior Adults:

Monthly Fellowship Meal

We meet the first Thursday of each month (excluding June and July) from 11:30 am – 1 pm in the Conference Center. Bring a dish to share and invite a friend!

 

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SMALL GROUPS

The real life questions we have for God present opportunities for us to discover God’s Truth together. This is where a small group of people, journeying along side one another, can bring clarity, encouragement, care, and hope to learn and live God’s Word. Contact Dave Rahberg if you would like to join or start a small group.

Grandparenting Seminars

Offered several times throughout the year, these get-togethers offer strategies in doting and indulgences when it comes to grandchildren, as well as, maintaining or beginning a legacy of faith through the generations.

T.R.I.P. (Touring Round Interesting Places)

Special day and night trips around the Metroplex area, Texas, and other states are scheduled throughout the year.
 

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NURSING HOME MINISTRY

Join us for regular visits to home-bound and nursing home members and friends.

Retreat

Don’t miss our annual retreat In April at the Briarwood Retreat Center in Argyle, Texas.

NORTH TEXAS SENIOR FEST

Taking place in February each year, The North Texas Senior Fest is sponsored by ALOA – Adult Lutherans Organized for Action – an inter-Lutheran movement that provides resources for older adult ministries of the LCMS and ELCA. ALOA’s mission is to equip mature adults to celebrate and serve.

Bible Studies

Engage in the Word of God! Bible study groups meet on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. Find a study for you HERE.

 

To get involved or serve on the Senior Adult Ministry Team, contact Pastor Ken Holdorf.

 

SPECIAL NEEDS Ministry

The Prince of Peace ministry for adult with special needs includes those affected by Down Syndrome, physical challenges, developmental disabilities, and autism. Prince of Peace has sponsored this group since 1997. We use an open curriculum that includes Bible study, arts and crafts, acting, outside activities such as our annual trip to Denton State School and more.

 

OUR PARTNERS

Mosaic Group Home – Many of our members with special needs live in a group home administered by Mosaic.

Joni and Friends – An organization dedicated to extending the love and message of Jesus Christ to people who are affected by disability around the world.

 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED. We are looking for teachers, arts and crafts instructors, sign language teachers and anyone else that would like to help build relationships with this special group! We meet at 9:30 am every Sunday for Bible class and worship at 11 am.

 

Contact Doris Borino for details on how you can be involved.

 

Milestone ministry

The Milestone Ministry is designed to support and strengthen young families at significant milestones in their lives. Moms and dads attend three sessions with other parents who have children the same age. During the sessions, they learn and grow together and then take what has been learned and put it into practice in their home. For the fourth session, we will have a time of recognition and blessing in worship (for Sunday morning classes) or class (for Wednesday night classes), celebrating the milestone with your family. For more information about any of the following Milestone opportunities, contact Sandi Grupe.
 
Our Milestone Ministry Team is in the process of developing courses for all life stages. Some examples are Newly Weds, First Time Parents, Raising Teenagers, Empty Nesters, Retirement and more.

Baptism

Interested in learning more about Baptism? This milestone and beautiful gift of God’s grace is for all ages. We would love to connect with you and your family in your journey of faith and plan a Baptism service. Contact Sandi Grupe.

Age 2 – The Blessing

Blessed to be a Blessing… Sharing your faith with your two-year-old and praying a blessing over them.

Age 4 – Worship

Understanding worship as a lifestyle and creating an atmosphere of grace and adoration for Jesus in your everyday life.

1st Grade – Servanthood

Understanding servanthood and creating generous hearts in our children which overflow with the love of Jesus Christ into the world around them.

3rd Grade – The Bible

Sundays, October 8 – 29 | 9:30 am | KidZone

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Understanding the Bible as the true Word of God; living and active, and discovering how to have meaningful family devotions. Parents will present their child with a Bible during the blessing in worship.

5th & 6th Grade – The Way: Living as a Child of God

Parents and students walk together and explore what it means to live as a young man or a young woman of God during the transition into middle school and adolescence. During the final class, parents will present their child with a keepsake or letter as a part of the celebration and blessing.

6th – 8th Grade – First Communion

Parents will walk with their students at the beginning of their Confirmation journey to learn about the Lord’s Supper: what it is, where it came from, and what it means. Families will design a chalice that they’ll use on their child’s First Communion. Contact Dave Rahberg

6th – 8th Grade – Confirmation

September – May  |  Sundays at 9:30 am

Parents will walk with their students through the basic tenets of the Christian faith as students begin to claim this faith as their own. Students are confirmed at the end of their 8th grade year.
Contact Dave Rahberg.

 

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Graduation (12th Grade)

High school graduates and their parents come together to reflect on God’s grace in their lives over the last 18 years and to prepare for a continued life of faith after graduation. The Graduation Milestone includes a celebration breakfast and blessing for graduate families around the end of each school year. Questions? Contact Dave Rahberg.

Grand Parenting

Sundays, Sepember 17 – October 29 | 9:30am | Adult Education Center, Room 2
The average age for people to become grandparents is 48. Grandparents have an incredible opportunity to influence their grandchildren’s lives. This biblically based discussion leads to a biblical foundation to counter the incredible challenges our grandchildren face.

Topics include: Sharing Your Faith, Providing a Legacy, Being Relevant in Your Grandchildren’s Lives and Supporting Your Children as They Raise Your Grandchildren.

To register for the Grand Parenting Milestone Class, contact Kevin & Diane Cogan.

All Ages – The Legacy

Your faith legacy is the most valuable gift that you, your family, and friends will ever receive. “The Legacy” course will help you to chart your faith journey with life mapping. Personal and family values will be identified and used for developing a mission statement which will guide you in taking your next steps toward a grace filled life that creates an eternal legacy of faith. This is an opportunity for individuals, couples, and families. Class participants will be equipped to take key concepts from the Legacy journey and put them into action at home. If you are an empty nester, retired, married or single, this is a powerful way to discover God’s presence in your life and your hope in Him for the future.

Small Groups

The real life questions we have for God present opportunities for us to discover God’s Truth together. This is where a small group of people, journeying along side one another, can bring clarity, encouragement, care, and hope to learn and live God’s Word. Contact Dave Rahberg to explore joining or starting a small group.


 
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English as a second language

Want to learn English? Would you like to help your kids with their homework? Would you like to get a better job? You can get there by joining us Thursday evenings (September through May) from 7:00 – 8:30 pm in the Adult Education Center. Cost is $20 for the workbook. Childcare available. Contact Sandy Spott at 972-691-7402.

 

CLASES DE INGLÉS COMO SEGUNDO IDIOMA

¿Le gustaría aprender inglés? ¿Quiere ayudar a sus hijos con sus tareas/deberes? ¿Tiene deseos de encontrar un mejor trabajo? Se puede llegar por acompañarnos jueves de 7:00 – 8:30 pm en el Centro de Educación de Adultos. Cuesta: $20 para el libro. Cuidado de niños disponibles ¿Tiene preguntas? Llame Sandy Spott a 972.691.7402.

 

ESL TEACHERS NEEDED!

Build relationships while teaching! No teaching experience needed just a desire to serve and invest in the lives of others! Classes meet Thursday evenings 7:00 – 8:30pm from September through May. Time commitment includes class time and weekly preparation. Training provided! Contact Sandy Spott at 972-691-7402.

Care Ministry

Christ-centered care for people who are hurting.

 

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one care ministry that equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.  Stephen Ministers help, encourage, pray for, and support people experiencing a crisis – illness, divorce, death, loss of a job, loneliness, depression and so many more of life’s struggles and trials.

Prince of Peace has over 30 trained men and women ready and willing to help you today.  If you have experienced a crisis in your life and would like specialized one-on-one, confidential care, please contact Susan Wellborn / 214-448-4373.
 
Want to learn more about Stephen Ministry?  Check out their national website at www.stephenministries.org.
 
SERVE AS A STEPHEN MINISTER. Do you have a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need? Do you feel called to listen, encourage, pray, and support others who are hurting? Make a Difference . . . become a Stephen Minister!

TRAINING CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 12. Want to learn more? Attend one of our Information Sessions on August 27 or 29. Details HERE.

Contact Susan Wellborn / 214.448.4373.
 
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Prayer Request

If you have a prayer need, we want to encourage you by lifting up your request to God. Submit your prayer requests HERE or call us at 972.447.9887 during office hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Thursday; closed on Fridays).

SERVE ON THE PRAYER TEAM. Are you a prayer warrior? Join us in lifting up prayer requests each week! We meet on Saturdays at 9 am in the Adult Education Center, Room 3. Questions? Contact Dianna Thompson or call her at 972.741.4887.

PRAYER GUIDES. If you would like to pray for the needs of our community during your daily / weekly prayer time, Prayer Guides are updated weekly and available each Sunday at the church receptionist’s desk or the Information Center in the Fellowship Center.

 

Pastoral Care

Do you have questions about Christianity, Jesus or what it means to be a Christ follower? Please fill-out this FORM and a Pastor will contact you.

In cases of an emergency, accident, sudden illness or upcoming surgery, please contact the church office at 972.447.9887 during office hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Thursday; closed on Fridays) and someone will assist you.  If after hours, please follow the directions for a pastoral contact.

 

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In a crisis?

If you have experienced a crisis in your life or are in need of spiritual care, we want to walk beside you and encourage you. If you would like us to contact you, please complete a form HERE or call us at 972.447.9887 during office hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Thursday; closed on Fridays). If after hours, please leave a message at the appropriate prompt.

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