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Advent and Christmas 2022

(November 27 - December 25)

This Advent may you remember that you belong—to a story etched into

the wrinkles of time, to generations that have come before and will come after, to a love beyond measure.

 

WORSHIP

 

Hanging of the Greens   

Join us for this special service to decorate for Advent.

  • November 27 at 8:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary

  • Continental breakfast after worship

 

Advent Worship

  • November 27 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Communion served at early service

  • December 4 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Communion served at both services

  • December 11 at 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Communion served at early service

  • December 18 - One service at 11:00 a.m. Special music by choir

 

Christmas Eve

  • Identical Traditional Candlelight services at 5:00 & 7:00 p.m.

  • Wassail & cookies served between services 

  • 7:00 p.m. Livestream option via YouTube and Facebook

 

Christmas and New Year's Day

  • December 25 - One service at 11:00 a.m. - Online ONLY

  • January 1 - One service at 11:00 a.m. - Communion will be served

  • There will be NO Sunday School December 25 or January 1

 

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 11 – January 1

  • Offering envelopes available in pews

SOMETHING NEW!
 

Preschool Story Time

Each week beginning with Advent, the children in the nursery will have a story time with Kathy McCarron. The lesson will be taught at 11:30 a.m. so all children who are in the nursery the whole hour and those who come after Moments with Children can be included.

LEARNING

 

Advent Study for Adults & Youth

Video and discussions around the tables on The Angels of Christmas: Hearing God’s Voice in Advent by Susan Robb.

  • November 27 – December 18 at 9:30 a.m. 

  • Adults in Fellowship Hall 

  • Youth will meet in the Youth Lounge for activities that look at the way different gospels tell the Christmas story.

 

Advent Lessons for Children

  • November 27 – December 18 at 9:30 a.m. 

  • Children will meet in regular Sunday School classes

  • Nursery for ages 4 and under available during Sunday School

 

Advent Devotionals & Calendar

Two Advent devotional booklets are available in the Narthex. Advent Calendars available for children and families.

 

For more information about learning, please contact Kathy McCarron, Director of Christian Education.

 

SERVICE

Presbyterian Children's Homes and Services (PCHAS) Angel Tree  

Make this Christmas special for PCHAS children. Adopt an angel! Online selections ONLY.

  • Click here to make a selection. Gift collection through December 11.

 

Reverse Food Truck (RFT)

Help reverse hunger in Dallas by collecting food with the RFT.

  • Light Up Lake Highlands (November 27, 4:00-6:00 p.m.)

  • NorthPark Presbyterian (December 4, 9:00-9:30 a.m.,10:30 - 11:00 a.m. & 12:00-12:30 p.m.)

 

PJs for Seniors   

Donate NEW pajamas for seniors this holiday season.

  • November 27 – December 18

  • Greatest needs are:

    • Men’s pajama sets: medium or large

    • Women’s pajama sets and front button nightgowns: medium, large, and extra-large (No lightweight t-shirt nightgowns please)

  • Please place unwrapped pajamas under the Christmas tree in the Sanctuary

 

Paper for Water Christmas Tree

Select origami ornaments and make donations to help end the world water crisis. Donation amounts are listed on ornaments. Checks payable to Paper for Water or credit card. Learn more here.

  • November 27 - December 24

  • Ornaments available in the Narthex

 

For more information about service, please contact Ellen Mata, Director of Mission & Older Adult Programs.

FELLOWSHIP

 

Christmas Caroling 

Let's bring some joy and cheer to local retirement communities​.

  • December 4 gather for lunch and caroling after the 11:00 a.m. service

  • RSVP here and make a lunch selection

  • A bus will take the group to several retirement living communities

 

PARTIES

 

Youth Ministry Christmas Lock-in

  • December 2 from 6:00 p.m. to December 3 at 9:00 a.m • NorthPark

Visions Class Christmas Party 

  • December 10 • 7:00 p.m. • Home of Kate and Todd Watson

 

Genesis II Class Christmas Party

  • December 10 • 6:30 p.m. • Home of Karan and Tracy Edgemon

 

Young Adults Christmas Party

  • December 11 • 5:00 p.m. • Home of Jann and John Treadwell

 

St. Andrew’s Class Christmas Party

  • December 11 • 6:00 p.m. • Home of Judy and Dan Jacks

 

Diaconate Christmas Party

  • December 12 • 6:30 p.m. • Home of Kathy and Mike Jones

 

New Members Christmas Party

  • December 18 • 4:00 p.m. • Home of Nicole Bates and Trey Angel

Session Christmas Party

  • December 20 • 6:30 p.m. • Maggiano’s Little Italy

DAY SCHOOL

 

NorthPark Day School Christmas Programs

  • December 9 • 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. via YouTube