Five adult classes meet regularly on Sundays throughout the year. Each class studies a variety of material including Biblical studies, classes designed to deepen spiritual development, theology and history, and topical issues focusing on faithful response in our world.
Intergenerational classes and and series are also offered at various times throughout the year.
(Ages mid 20s to mid 40s)
(Ages mid-50's +)
The Presbyterian Youth Connection (PYC) meets on Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and on Sunday afternoons from 12:15 to 2:30 p.m. in the Youth Lounge.
PYC is made up of students in grades 6 through 12.
On Sunday afternoons the group shares a meal together then participates in fellowship activities, music and games, alternative worship activities and service opportunities. There is meaningful discussion as teens share their experiences and concerns, but there is plenty of time for laughter, too!
Planning for PYC and Sunday School topics is prepared by the Youth Ministry Council, which meets the first Sunday of each month at 4:30 p.m. All youth are welcome to add their voices to the council.
For additional information please contact Kelly Stapes, Associate Pastor and Youth Director.
At NorthPark we believe parents, teachers and the church are in partnership together to educate our children in the faith.
We seek to provide an atmosphere in which the children identify church as a place where they feel accepted, affirmed and loved, as well as a sense of belonging.
We present biblical stories as the basis for our Christian faith and understanding, using the curriculum as primary source and guide.
We present lessons in ways that encompass different learning styles and invite everyone to engage in hands-on experiences with learning and mission.
Sunday School is offered weekly for those ages 2 through 5th grade.
Other opportunities for learning and spiritual development include Vacation Bible School, music, mission and service projects, as well as time devoted to having fun and enjoying each other.
Please contact Rita Odom, Director of Children's Ministry, for more information.
Music is integral to worship at NorthPark Presbyterian Church and is part of both the 8:30 a.m. and the 11:00 a.m. worship services. Although special instrumental, choral and solo music is part of our worship, the congregation is also encouraged to worship through music with hymns, responses, and special musical offerings throughout the year.
Opportunities for participation in our music programs are available for all age levels, and interested NorthPark members and friends are encouraged to participate. To find out more about our music programs contact Tinsley Silcox , Director of Music, or Carol Blackwood, Director of Children's Music.
Casa de Vida
Casa de Vida is a once-a-week respite program for the caregiver of a loved one with early onset Alzheimer’s (AD) or related dementia being cared for at home.
With Alzheimer’s disease it can be said that there are two victims – the patient and the caregiver. Medical care is available to the patient but, all too often, the caregiver struggles alone through the 24-hour task of caring for their loved one. Respite programs for caregivers are few and can be costly.
Through its Casa de Vida outreach ministry, NorthPark Presbyterian Church offers a timeout for caregivers. For four hours each Tuesday Casa de Vida provides a respite for individuals caring for loved ones with early onset Alzheimer’s or related dementia living at home. Open to persons of all faiths, races and ethnicities, Casa de Vida offers a breather to the caregiver, an opportunity to run errands, visit friends, shop or just go home for a quiet time.
To learn more about Casa de Vida, please contact Ellen Mata, Director of Missions and Older Adult Programs.
Soul Patch Garden
Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse
Uncle Calvin’s Coffee House is a not-for-profit weekly music venue held weekly on Friday evenings in NorthPark's Fellowship Hall. Uncle Calvin's closes for the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Richardson Wildflower Festival in the spring, the Woody Guthrie Festival in the summer, Kerrville again in the fall, and major holidays.
Calvin’s features live acoustic music in a smoke and alcohol free environment, hosting many well know singer-songwriters and performing groups from around the country. Uncle Calvin's also sponsors and supports singer-songwriter stages at local arts festivals and provides support to music festivals in the region, such as Kerrville, Woody Guthrie, and the Beanstock Music Festival. The coffeehouse is staffed and run by dedicated volunteers from the community and the church. New volunteers are always welcome.
Visit the official Uncle Calvin's website for a calendar of upcoming performances and to purchase tickets.
Cancer Pillow Ministry
NorthPark Neighbors is a new ministry at the church, currently in development thanks to members of the Mission Committee.
Watch for more details coming soon!
Offering Help and Hope
Lead pastor, Rev. Brent Barry, is available for pastoral care.
NorthPark also serves as a satellite office for the Pastoral Counseling Center, located on Lemmon Avenue in Dallas. This community resource encourages relational and emotional growth and healing.
NorthPark will welcome a new on-site counselor later this year.
To make an appointment with Rev. Barry, please call 214.363.5457.
To reach the Pastoral Counseling Center, please call 214.526.4525.
Weddings at NorthPark Presbyterian Church
Marriage is a gift of God. According to the Presbyterian Book of Order, a marriage conducted in the church is a worship service and should be conducted in a reverent and dignified manner; proclaiming the gospel of reconciliation in Jesus Christ and seeking His blessing of the marriage.
Our pastors, wedding coordinator, staff, and Session of NorthPark Presbyterian Church wish to assist couples in making their wedding a joyous and enriching experience. We offer our church to members and non members for weddings.
Please contact our Wedding Coordinator, Cindy Herndon, for additional information and fee details.