WAYS TO WORSHIP

The NorthPark Session has approved a plan to reopen the building for worship and other in-person activities. In-person worship in the sanctuary resumed on Sunday, May 23. The church campus opened for activities Monday, May 3. 

Here are a few highlights about our reopening plan:

General Guidelines for All Gatherings 
Individuals – who have not been fully vaccinated and are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms, not feeling well, or have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 – are asked to stay home.
 
The following safety protocols will be followed for all events:
  • Masks are required while indoors for vaccinated and unvaccinated people. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding!
  • Social distancing (six feet distance).
  • Extra cleaning is happening throughout campus, and hand sanitizer and masks are always available.
  • Food and drinks are allowed indoors. Cooks and servers are to wear masks and gloves. Participants are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines.
Worship

Join us this Sunday for in-person worship at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. or worship with us online at 11:00 a.m.

Worship will be modified to maintain as safe an environment as possible:

  • Wearing masks are required while indoors for vaccinated and unvaccinated people. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding!
  • Social distancing is encouraged.
  • Capacity is limited to 160 worshippers per service.
  • Time for fellowship after each service will be held outdoors. 
  • Bibles and hymnals have been returned to the pews.
  • Registration for worship is no longer required.
  • Children of all ages are welcome in worship. 
  • Nursery care for infants to age 4 is now available. 

Building Usage

The building is now open during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday). 


Following general safety protocols, staff are available for appointments and groups may meet inside the church building.

Available meeting spaces have been pre-selected in order to maintain six-foot social distancing between households.

To reserve meeting space for your group, please complete the room request form here or contact Greg Miller.

NorthPark will kick off a new season of mission, fellowship, programming and worship opportunities with a fun event for all ages Sunday, September 12 at 9:30 a.m.. Information about upcoming studies, volunteering opportunities and mission efforts can be found here.

You are welcome to join us for any of the following events:

Sundays: 

Genesis II Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. (Small Dining Room) group discussions led by class members or visiting teachers. Fall highlights include a study from NT Wight titled “Simply Jesus” along with a series led by Bill Sanderson titled “Racism in America.” Michael Malone will begin his series on Matthew 25 titled “Are You a Sheep or a Goat” which he will finish after the first of the new year. 

Contact Larry Peters for more information.

St. Andrews Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. (Fellowship Hall) Enjoys lecture style teaching with discussion. Fall highlights include Bill Perry teaching on the Resurrection, Neil Orleans discussing Non-Pauline Letters, and Mimi Smith bringing her expertise in understanding Art in Religion. Walter Dunlap also leads discussion on Sinclair Ferguson’s DVD, Who is the Holy Spirit?

Contact Liz Deuillet for more information.

Visions Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. (Room 35) Enjoys lectures, discussion, and serving together. They will kick off the fall with “Are You a Sheep or a Goat?” led by Michael Malone teaching on Matthew 25 followed by Neil Orleans leading discussion on the Non-Pauline Letters.

Contact Cheryl Payton for more information. 

Seekers Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. (Bride's Room) Enjoys informal study and discussion on practical Christianity and current events in a small group setting.
 
Contact Andrew Tompson for more information. 
 
Children's Sunday School 
Sundays, 9:30 a.m.
Grades K – 4 Room 37
Grades 5 – 6 Room 31

Children’s Sunday school includes age-appropriate classroom and music activities for children Grades 1-4.

Contact Kathy McCarron for more information

Worship with NorthPark at 11:00 a.m. Pastor, Rev. Nicole Bates, presents an online worship service via YouTube. please click here to view the latest Sunday Worship. 

Children in Worship: Children of all ages are welcome to worship in the Sanctuary! Children will remain in their pews for Moments with Children. Worship bags are available in the Narthex. Parents, we understand if you need to step in and out of the Sanctuary to care for your little one. The playground is open.

Nursery Care: The Nursery (Rooms 48 and 50) is available for children four years old and younger during the Sunday School hour, and for children Kindergarten and younger during worship services.

NOTE: For the safety of all, the Admin and Day School doors will remain locked at all times. You may access the church campus on Sundays through the North, West and Courtyard doors. 

Please contact Kathy McCarron for more details concerning children in worship and nursery care.

Young Adults: Currently, this group meets on selected dates from 12:15 - 2:00 p.m. in the Small Dining Room at NorthPark Presbyterian Church. Pick up a lunch after the 11:00 a.m. worship service and bring it back to church. Contact Cheryl Payton for more information. 
 
Post High School at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom. Currently, this group meets on selected dates. Contact Cheryl Payton for more information. 
 
Youth Sunday School 

Sundays, 9:30 a.m.
Youth Lounge
Classes are divided by Junior High and Senior High. Leaders will facilitate discussion and activities.

Contact Cheryl Payton for more information.
 
Mondays:

Mondays Bible Study (every Monday starting September 20)
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Small Dining Room
Contact: Marilyn Daily
This year, the group will study the Book of Hebrews.

Women's Circle Bible Study
(3rd Monday of every month starting September 20)
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Contact: Liz Deuillet
Using Presbyterian Women’s Horizons Bible Study materials, Rev. Trudy Morphew will lead this year’s study entitled “What My Grandmothers Taught Me.”

Tuesdays:

Hombres Bible Study meets virtually the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. Hombres continue their reading of the Bible from Genesis – Revelation. Contact Neil Orleans for more information. 

Special Sunday and Weekday Offerings: 

Virtual Bible Study
“Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time “
Tuesdays between September 28 and October 12
7:00 - 8:30 p.m. via Zoom
Discussion led by Rev. Nicole Bates

Understanding of the historical Jesus can lead to a more authentic Christian life - one not rooted in creed or dogma, but in a life of spiritual challenge, compassion, and community. Join us to talk about the intersection of biblical scholarship and personal faith in Marcus Borg’s Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time.
 
Registration required by emailing Kathy McCarron.

Book Discussion
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

During the month of October, the Building Bridges group will offer the opportunity to join a discussion group on the book by Isabel Wilkerson. There will be 3 sessions of discussion on the book and an optional 4th session to discuss “what next” for those looking for opportunities to be more engaged in the process of racial reconciliation. For more information contact Kathy McCarron.

Prayers Requests:

Send your joys and concerns anytime to Rev. Nicole Bates. Please indicate if you’d like the request printed in Monday’s eNews.

To learn more about our Sunday School classes visit Life in the Church.

Any temporary changes to the regular worship schedule will be announced on the website.