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.

Sundays: 

Christian Education 2021: This Sunday, January 24 at 9:30 a.m. join us for the third and final week of Academy, a three-week series offered by Christian Education. You may choose one of the following offering: 

  1. Fundamentalism in Dallas will explore the history of fundamentalist beliefs, Presbyterian understandings of these beliefs, and the current landscape of fundamentalist mega-churches and seminaries on the Dallas scene. This class is led by Margaret Watkins who has served as a chaplain at Children’s Hospital, Zale Lipshy, and Texas Health (Presbyterian) and was an interim Pastor at Preston Hollow in Congregational Care.
  2. Building Bridges. Members will present 3 different videos and facilitate discussions exploring how Christians are called to acknowledge and act regarding racism in our country today. 

For more details about these classes, click here. Please note that the zoom links for the classes can be found on NPPC's weekly eNews or by contacting 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: On Sunday we will hear about Jesus teaching and healing as he begins his ministry. There are so many ways that Jesus taught and healed people. Jesus’ power of the spirit to heal people of illness and loneliness is with us every day.

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. 

Wednesdays: 

Pastor's Bible Study led by Rev. Nicole Bates via Zoom at 10:00 a.m. Contact Rev. Nicole Bates for more information. 

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.