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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.

 

WORSHIP

 

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

 

Advent 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 

  • 7:00 PM Livestream option via YouTube and Facebook

 

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

GROW

 

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.

 

DISCOVER

 

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

  • Fellowship Hall 

  • 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

 

Sunday School

There will be no Sunday School December 24 or 31

SERVE

 

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

CELEBRATE

Christmas Caroling 

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.

  • December 10

  • 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

  • Advent Station

 

NorthPark Day School Christmas Program

  • December 8 • 11:00 AM in Person and via YouTube

  • Coffee for families on the West Lawn

OFFICE CLOSURE

 

Thanksgiving 

In celebration of Thanksgiving, the church office will be closed:

November 23. The church office will reopen Monday, November 27.

 

Christmas

In celebration of Christmas and the New Year, the church office will be closed:

December 25, 26 and January 1.

Questions? Contact us here

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