During the month of August, intergenerational events (which include adult and youth participants) are scheduled for each Sunday morning at 9:40 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Details are as follows:
Sunday, August 6th: Conversations with Brent
Sunday, August 13th: Mission Trip Presentations
Sunday, August 20th: Presbyterian Pan American School guest lecture
Sunday, August 27th: Individual classes resume for the fall semester
Children's Sunday School classes meet as regularly scheduled, each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the education wing, during the month of August.
Questions about youth or adult classes? Contact Rev. Kelly Staples, Associate Pastor.
Questions about children's classes? Contact Kathy McCarron, Director of Children & Family Ministries.
The Presbyterian Youth Connection (PYC) meets Sunday mornings from 9:40 to 10:45 a.m. for Sunday School (during the school year) and once a month for an overnight sleepover in the Youth Lounge.
These Saturday evening events include a mission project, field trip, dinner and games. At the conclusion of the overnight, the youth group eats breakfast and attends worship together.
Additional opportunities for youth at NorthPark include participation in fellowship activities, 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 quarterly. All youth are welcome to add their voices to the council.
For additional information please contact Rev. Kelly Staples, 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 Kathy McCarron, Director of Children and Family Ministries, 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.
NorthPark's Handbell Choir practices Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m., followed by Sanctuary Choir rehearsals at 7:30 p.m.
To learn more about participating with the handbell choir, email Erich Reich, handbell choir director.
Thai Worshiping Community
NorthPark Presbyterian has a Thai worshiping community that meets in our Youth Lounge on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
Each week a group lunch takes place following this worship service.
The Thai community joins our regular 11:00 a.m. service in the Sanctuary every time communion is served (approximately once a month.)
There are also numerous fellowship opportunities that are co-hosted on a regular basis, offering our entire congregation the opportunity to socialize and celebrate in unison.
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, call 214.526.4525.
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 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.