ADVENT & CHRISTMAS 2023
This Advent we will hold space for our weariness and our joy. We will seek a “thrill of hope” in our hurting world. We will welcome joy—even if, like the prophet Isaiah, we cry out for comfort (Isaiah 40:1). In this weary world, may we find many ways to rejoice.
Hanging of the Greens
Join us for this special service to decorate for Advent.
December 3 at 8:30 AM in the Sanctuary
Continental breakfast after worship
December 3 at 11:00 AM - Communion served
December 10 at 8:30 & 11:00 AM - Communion served at early service
December 17 One service at 11:00 AM - Special music by choir
December 24 One service at 11:00 AM - Lessons and Carols
Adorn the Sanctuary with Poinsettias
Help adorn the Sanctuary during the Advent season by purchasing Poinsettias or English Ivy in memory or in honor of a loved one from now through December 6. Names will be listed in evening's Christmas Eve bulletin. Learn more here.
The Contemporary Chorale
You're invited to a Christmas Concert performed by the Contemporary Chorale December 9 at 2:30 & 7:30 PM in the NorthPark Sanctuary.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Worship
Identical Traditional Candlelight services at 5:00 & 7:00 PM
Wassail & cookies served between services
New Year's Eve Worship
December 31 – One service at 11:00 AM
Christmas Joy Special Offering
Participate in supporting leadership development for communities of color, and providing support for Presbyterian church workers in their time of need.
December 17 – 31
Give in person or give online here
Advent Devotional & Calendar
An Advent devotional booklet and two Advent Calendars (one for adults and youth and one for children’s families) are available in the foyer.
Advent Video Reflections
Created by NorthPark members. Available here beginning December 5.
Christmas in Word and Art
The majestic story of Christmas, from the Annunciation to the Epiphany, has long inspired great artists. Rediscover your appreciation of the real meaning of Christmas through their works.
December 3 and 10 at 9:30 AM
Led by Rev. Nicole Bates
Advent Lessons for Youth and Children
Youth and Children meet at 9:30 a.m. on December 3 and 10
Nursery for ages 4 and under available during Sunday School and worship
Bethlehem Breakfast for All Ages
Bring your favorite nativity set, as we explore the use of nativities to celebrate the birth of Jesus.
December 17 at 9:30 AM in Fellowship Hall
Stories – Crafts – Breakfast
There will be no Sunday School December 24 or 31
Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services (PCHAS) Angel Tree
Make this Christmas special for PCHAS children. Adopt an angel! Online selections ONLY.
Make your selection here
Gift collection December 3 and 10 in the Parlor
Reverse Food Truck (RFT)
Help reverse hunger in Dallas by collecting food with the RFT.
Light Up Lake Highlands (November 26, 4:00 – 6:00 PM) at Lake Highlands Town Center (7100 Wildcat Way Dallas, TX 75231)
NorthPark Presbyterian (December 3 before and after worship)
Winter Warmth Collection
Donate NEW men’s socks, unisex adult hats and gloves to benefit the unhoused in our community.
December 3 – 17
Please place unwrapped items under Sanctuary Christmas tree
Paper for Water Christmas Tree
Donate to help end the world water crisis. Donation amounts are listed on ornaments. Ornaments available in NorthPark's foyer.
December 3 – 24
Please make checks payable to Paper for Water
Donations by credit card here
How to make donations here
We’ll provide a box lunch after the 11:00 AM worship service, then board a bus to go to several retirement living communities, returning by 3:30 PM.
Lunch in Fellowship Hall
Make your lunch selection, and state whether you will ride the bus here by December 6
Youth White Elephant Christmas Party
December 2 • 6:00 PM • Youth Lounge
New Members Open House
December 3 • 4:00 PM • Home of Nicole Bates and Trey Angel
Visions Class Christmas Party
December 9 • 7:00 PM • Home of Natalie and Ken Knotts
Young Adults Christmas Party
December 10 • 5:00 PM • Home of Cheryl and Ross Payton
St. Andrew’s Class Christmas Party
December 10 • 5:30 PM • Home of Bill and Linda Perry
Genesis II Class Christmas Party
December 10 • 6:00 PM • Home of Debbie and Richard Snider
Session Christmas Party
December 10 • 6:00 PM • Mesomaya in Lakewood
Diaconate Christmas Party
December 11 • 6:30 PM • Home of Larry and Carol Peters
Parents of Little Ones (POLO) Christmas Party
December 16 • 5:00 PM • Highland Oaks Brewery • Kids are welcome!
DAY SCHOOL ADVENT EVENT FOR THEIR FAMILIES
NorthPark Day School Night at the North Pole
December 5 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
NorthPark Day School Christmas Program
December 8 • 11:00 AM in Person and via YouTube
Coffee for families on the West Lawn
In celebration of Thanksgiving, the church office will be closed:
November 23. The church office will reopen Monday, November 27.
In celebration of Christmas and the New Year, the church office will be closed:
December 25, 26 and January 1.
Questions? Contact us here