Fellowship events at PHPC take on many forms with the common theme of providing opportunities for folks to build and renew friendships. Under the leadership of the Membership and Fellowship Committee, church-wide luncheons are held quarterly in the Fellowship Hall after the 11:00 worship service–opportunities for people to gather around tables and break bread with one another.
The Committee also offers post-worship refreshments at various times throughout the year, i.e. ice cream in the spring, lemonade and popsicles in the summer, apple cider in the fall, and hot chocolate in the winter. And the church fellowship table is always staffed with friendly volunteers and delicious goodies every Sunday morning from 9:20 to 10:50 am.
There are also opportunities for people to connect in small and large group settings:
Book Clubs: Our Afternoon Book Club meets on the last Wednesday of every month from 1-2:30 pm and the Evening Book Club gathers on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8 pm in The Bride’s Room. Both groups read and discuss a variety of through-provoking, heart-felt and faith-themed books by best-selling authors like John Grisham, JoJo Moyes, Mitch Albom, John Boyne, Condoleeza Rice, Emily Griffin, and Marie Benedict.
Dinner for Eight: A mix of members divvy up into small groups and have dinner every few months at some of the delicious restaurants in Gwinnett County (Duluth, Johns Creek and Suwanee). It’s a great time for breaking bread, conversation and getting to know others.
Special Community Events: Every so often, we hold symposiums in our Sanctuary or Fellowship Hall that address issues that affect the community. In previous years, we’ve co-hosted a series of seminars with Gwinnett Medical Center entitled: The Ethics of Health Care; and workshops on Care Giving for People With Alzheimer’s.
Theater & Theology: Throughout the year, Rev. Jody Andrade sends out an invitation to the congregation to join her for a trip to the movies or theater and afterwards, a local restaurant for discussion. Past outings have been to see the plays Thurgood and In The Heights and the films True Story and The Age of Adaline.