WAYS TO WORSHIP

In the eighth month of the Covid-19 pandemic, we face as many challenges as we did when Session made the decision to close the church building in March. With Dallas County’s recent return to Level Red, how do we BE church while safeguarding ourselves, our community, and especially, the vulnerable among us? 
 
After gathering scientific facts, evaluating risks, and out of abundance of caution, the NorthPark Session voted to temporarily: 
  • suspend indoor, in-person gatherings,
  • limit outdoor gatherings to groups of 10 or less, and
  • adjust staff schedules to accommodate both on-site and remote work (with continued availability for meetings in the church building by appointment). 
The church’s goal has been to reopen in stages, but we knew that the way forward might not be linear. We thoroughly enjoyed the in-person events we had in October. The congregation was diligent in wearing masks and maintaining social distance – thank you! I am eager for the day when we can safely return to worship and other activities, but I am also grateful that NorthPark takes seriously its call to love our neighbor and slow the spread of COVID-19. 
 
In the meantime, we welcome your participation in all the ways we are still “being church.” NorthPark will continue to offer worship, educational and fellowship events online. Please send your comments and questions to Rev. Nicole Bates anytime at nbates@northparkpres.org.

Please join us for any of the following virtual events.

Learn more about our 2020 Advent and Christmas gatherings HERE 

Sundays: 

Virtual Advent Study for Adults - Sundays at 9:30am (Zoom)

November 29, December 6, December 13, and December 20
Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas by Adam Hamilton
 
Note: Once the video has started, admittance to the class will be paused until the video has ended.
 
Questions? Please contact Kathy McCarron.
 

Genesis II Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. Discussion of important current issues will be led by class members. Contact Margaret Schieffer for more information.

St. Andrews Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. Led by Neil Orleans. Contact Liz Deuillet for more information.

Children's Sunday School (Kindergarten - 5th grade) at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. Contact Kathy McCarron for questions. Log in information emailed to families.

Worship with NorthPark at 11:00 a.m. Senior Pastor, Rev. Nicole Bates, presents an online worship service live stream via YouTube. please click here to view last's Sunday's service.

Children in Worship: Prophets foretold about the coming of a Savior long before Jesus was born. This gave hope to God’s people just like we remember the hope we have in Jesus Christ.

Please contact Kathy McCarron to receive activity and coloring pages for your children and for more details.
 
Virtual Coffee Hour right after worship via Zoom. Please refer to the eNews for link or contact Martica Luckey for information. 
 
Visions Sunday School at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. Currently, this class usually meets once a month for a time of fellowship. Contact Cheryl Payton for more information.
 
Youth Sunday School (6th-12th grade) at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. Contact Kathy McCarron for questions. Log in information emailed to families. 
 
Tuesdays:

Hombres Bible Study meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. Contact Neil Orleans for more information. Hombres Bible Study is cancelled November 24. The study will resume Tuesday, December 8. 

Wednesdays: 

Pastor's Bible Study led by Rev. Nicole Bates via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. Contact Rev. Nicole Bates for more information. Pastor's Bible Study is cancelled November 25. The study will resume Wednesday, December 2. 

Thursdays:

Prayer Meeting on Hiatus - Since March, NorthPark has been gathering online at 4:00 p.m. on Thursdays for weekly prayer. Beginning in September, we are changing the time and format of the gathering. We hope this allows more people (especially those with a workday schedule) to participate.

In the meantime, the Prayer Meeting will be on hiatus until further notice.
 
Prayer requests can be sent 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.