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 optional for fully vaccinated individuals. Please continue to wear a mask, while indoors, if you are not fully vaccinated.
  • 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

This summer, NorthPark will continue to offer two identical services at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. The 11:00 a.m. service will be livestreamed for those who choose to worship from home. 

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

  • Wearing masks is optional for fully vaccinated individuals. Masks are expected for individuals who are not fully vaccinated. 
  • 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. 

For more gathering protocols, watch this video

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 also continue to offer worship, educational and fellowship events online. Please send your comments and questions to Rev. Nicole Bates anytime at nbates@northparkpres.org.

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

Sundays: 

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. Note: Classes for children, youth, & adults concluded for the summer on Sunday, May 16. Look ahead to Sunday School kickoff on August 29!

St. Andrews Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. Contact Liz Deuillet for more information. Note: Classes for children, youth, & adults concluded for the summer on Sunday, May 16. Look ahead to Sunday School kickoff on August 29!

Children's Sunday School (Kindergarten - 5th grade) at 9:30 a.m. via Zoom. Contact Kathy McCarron for questions. Log in information is emailed to families. Note: Classes for children, youth, & adults concluded for the summer on Sunday, May 16. Look ahead to Sunday School kickoff on August 29!

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: Childcare during worship is also available for infants – age 4 in room 50.

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 12:30 - 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. The upcoming gatherings are July 11 & July 18. Contact Cheryl Payton for more information. Note: Look ahead to Sunday School kickoff on August 29!
 
Post High School at 3:30 p.m. via Zoom. Currently, this group meets on selected dates. Contact Cheryl Payton for more information. Note: Classes for children, youth, & adults concluded for the summer on Sunday, May 16. Look ahead to Sunday School kickoff on August 29!

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. Note: Classes for children, youth, & adults concluded for the summer on Sunday, May 16. Look ahead to Sunday School kickoff on August 29!
 
Youth Sunday School (6th-12th grade) at 5:00 p.m. via Zoom. Contact Kathy McCarron for questions. Log in information is emailed to families. Note: Classes for children, youth, & adults concluded for the summer on Sunday, May 16. Look ahead to Sunday School kickoff on August 29!
 
Tuesdays:

Hombres Bible Study meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at 8:00 a.m. This study continues year round, with occasional breaks for holidays as announced. 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. Note: This study has concluded for the season and will reconvene after the summer.

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.