As we continue to defend ourselves against Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Inc.’s lawsuit, Grace Presbytery filed today a Response to HPPC’s Affidavit, summarizing some of the key evidence to date, including excerpts from HPPC’s sworn deposition testimony.  You can link to the brief here.


Texas Health Resources has given the Presbyterian Mission Center an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). AEDs save lives and several of our congregations have installed them. First Presbyterian Church Mabank is one of the congregations that installed an AED as a result of becoming a Texas Health Resources Covenant Congregation with a Faith Community Nursing ministry. […]


by The Rev. Dr. Joe Clifford Senior Pastor First Presbyterian Church, Dallas How’s the weather? What’s the climate like? These are two very different questions. They are both important. Weather involves the short term and immediate context. Climate describes an overarching theme of weather over a long period of time. On April 5 & 6, […]


by Don Gregory Trinity Presbyterian Church. McKinney Trinity has received a grant of $48,745 to enable Mally, our associate minister, to participate in the 2013 National Clergy Renewal Program funded by the Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. and administered by Christian Theological Seminary. Trinity was one of only 87 congregations across the country selected to participate in […]


April 16, 2014 To:      Grace Presbytery From:  Stated Clerk Gerry Tyer   This proposed change creates the new position of Assistant Treasurer to assist the Presbytery Treasurer. The Budget and Finance committee provides oversight, guidance, and support to the Treasurer. The position of Treasurer is an unpaid, voluntary position. This will also be true of […]


Many of you have inquired about the status of the lawsuit that Highland Park Presbyterian Church filed against its denomination.  As you may know, despite the best efforts of the parties and the mediator – an experienced federal judge – that case did not settle at mediation.  We of course remain hopeful that the parties […]


Last week, the Killeen/Fort Hood community was impacted by a horrific shooting. At least three members of the First Presbyterian Church in Killeen were involved in the lockdown at Fort Hood and were pretty shaken by the events. Currently, the Killeen congregation is without a pastor, so the Rev. Lisa Juica, who moderates an administrative […]


by Alex Pappas PC(USA) Young Adult Volunteer Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Dallas Hello, my name is Alex Pappas and I am spending a year serving the city of New Orleans as a Young Adult Volunteer (YAV). While I’m in New Orleans, I have two part-time jobs. The first job is working as the PR/Marketing Assistant at […]


by Mary Henderson First Presbyterian Church, Garland Grace Presbytery Young Adult Ministry sponsored a college mission trip to Moore, Oklahoma, January 5-9 to help with the recovery from last year’s tornado. Here is a summary of the trip: Monday: Nine college students braved the wintery cold and set out to provide help with a couple […]


by Leah Wyckoff Director of Resource Center The Resource Center has added over sixty new resources to-date in 2014, including these resources on Christian discipleship and spirituality: Catching Fire, Becoming Flame: A Guide for Spiritual Transformation, by Albert Haase, OFM (Paraclete Press). Six-session DVD and book study by spiritual director Haase that provides practical tools and time-honored […]