Winter’s Night Service Moves from PH Church to T. Boone Pickens Hospice

A nondenominational Winter’s Night service held at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church in recent years is moving to the chapel at the new T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center at 12477 Merit Drive.

“With the opening of our center, we are creating a new tradition which will continue for many years to come,” announced Jannetta Lingle, director of clinical services for Faith Presbyterian Hospice.

Faith Presbyterian Hospice will present the candlelight memorial service from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, to help those who are grieving this holiday season “honor loved ones who have gone before us,” according to a news release.

“The holidays can be a very difficult time for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, and we want to let people know there is a community resource available and a safe place to recognize their grief during this holiday time,” said Valerie Sanchez, director of bereavement.

During the service, the first event scheduled in the center’s new chapel, participants will light candles and say aloud the names of their loved ones and may make ornaments marked with their loved ones’ names and dates of birth and death. The women’s a cappella choir Mosaic Song will perform.

The $43 million, 53,388-square-foot center is set to open during the first quarter of 2017 and serve 1,200 families annually at its 9.3-acre campus. Visit for more information.

William Taylor

William Taylor, editor of Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, shares a name and a birthday with his dad and a love for community journalism with his colleagues at People Newspapers. He joined the staff in 2016 after more than 25 years working for daily newspapers in such places as Alexandria, Louisiana; Baton Rouge; McKinney; San Angelo; and Sherman, though not in anywhere near that order. A city manager once told him that “city government is the best government” because of its potential to improve the lives of its residents. William still enjoys covering municipal government and many other topics. Follow him on Twitter @Seminarydropout. He apologizes in advance to the Joneses for any angry Tweets that might slip out about the Dallas Cowboys during the NFL season. You also can reach him at [email protected]. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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