Summer Worship & Church School: Being Together



Summer Small Groups

Part of “Being Together”this summer is finding ways to connect with others on a deeper level. Join a summer small group to study scripture, pray for one another, and get to know folks better. Groups begin the week of June 6th and run through July. Choose one to attend and go when you can!

Three groups will be using the summer study journal (available to all members) “Faces of our Faith”as a foundation to learn more about some lesser-known people of the Bible. Each week there is art, reflections, and discussion prompts. These groups will meet:Group 1: Thursdays at 1pm meet at PHPC with Rev. Jennie Sankey
Night and location TBD at a home East of I-85Group 2: Thursdays at 7pm  at Rick and Angie Welch’s house in the Duluth/Suwannee area

Group 3: Thursdays at 7 pm at David and Margot Ashley’s house in Lilburn

For the Faces of our Faith” groups, RSVP to to let us know if you plan on attending and would like more information.

Another group will be learning about 8 major world religions by reading Not One God by Stephen Prothero. They will start discussing the introduction on June 5. This group will meet:Tuesdays at 7pm in Berkley Lake/Duluth area 

For the Not One God group, RSVP to to let her know if you plan on attending and find out about the location.

New Small Group Study, April & May: “The Great Spiritual Migration,” RSVP Today!


All are invited to attend a New Small Group Study that will explore the latest book by noted author and pastor Brian McLaren:

The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian

Led by Rev. Andy Acton, the small group will meet on Wednesdays April 11, 18, 25 and May 2, from 6-7:15 pm, in Small Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP to to sign up for the class and to order a book, which will cost between $12-15.

Also, make plans to see McLaren speak at Shallowford Presbyterian as part of special Greater Presbytery of Atlanta event on Saturday, April 21. Click HERE to register for the event.

Learn & Lunch, 2/17


Internationally renowned Old Testament scholar and author Dr. Walter Brueggemann will engage in lively discussion with friend and former colleague  Dr. George Stroup on Saturday, February 17 at 10am at Trinity Presbyterian Church. Rev. Jody Andrade describes Dr. Brueggemann as both brilliant and engaging. Join Jody in attending this free event and then continue the discussion with our PHPC group over lunch at a nearby restaurant.  There are many Trinity churches—this Trinity is located at 3003 Howell Mill Rd in Atlanta. RSVP to Jody:

Lent 2018: Journey with Jesus


Lent is an important time of reflection, in which we as Christians consider Christ’s sufferings and rethink how we are called to take up our own crosses. Some of us give up things like chocolate or Facebook or Netflix as a sort of fasting and others try to integrate something new into their lives, like mission work, exercising and praying. It’s a good season to take a “Journey with Jesus” and rethink how we live and to let some things go, or may even develop some new holy habits.

In that spirit, we encourage you to consider attending a Lenten Small Group. Choose one in the area where you live to have fellowship and learn together, using the study:

“The Ridiculous Journey: Following A Nobody From Nowhere”

Check out one of several options in the image above, under “Connect & Reflect,” and then RSVP to the Church Office, 770-497-0233.

We also invite you to become involved in the life of the congregation during the Lenten season by checking out the opportunities listed above in the image, under “Fellowship & Serve.” 

Maybe you’re already participating in Chancel Choir, so consider also serving dinner at Clifton Sanctuary Ministries as a way of putting sung beliefs into action. Or if you’re feeling the need to develop more meaningful relationships, the Men’s Breakfast or the Book Club would be the perfect fit. There’s so many ways to develop meaningful faith experiences as we go on a journey with Jesus.