July 25, 2022
Let Us Welcome Margaret!
Please welcome our newest member, Margaret Isom, who joined NorthPark Sunday, July 17.
Margaret Isom is married with two adult sons who both live within 30 miles. Her only grandchild is studying at the Savannah School of Art and Design.

She is an active retiree who fills her days with two very loving dogs, yoga, long walks, weight training, golf, and reading.

Friendship and community make her whole, and she looks forward to being a part of the spiritual community at NorthPark.
Good Times at EcoCamp!
We are so proud and grateful for the group of children who were able to attend camp last week.
EcoCamp is a great place for children to understand the importance of caring for the environment and the world around us, as a God-given task!
Help Collect for SPAN on July 31
On Blessing of the Pets Sunday, NorthPark will take a special collection for SPAN (Seniors’ Pet Assistance Network).

There are roughly 5,000 Dallas County older adults at or below 100% of the poverty line who own pets. By providing food and veterinary care, SPAN secures healthy relationships between low-income seniors and their companion animals.

Please consider bringing any of the following on July 31:
  • Purina (Dog Chow Small Dog 16.5 lb, Complete Adult 16.5 lb, Pro Plan, Cat Chow Complete 16 lb)
  • Pedigree (Adult Roasted Chicken and/or Rice & Veg 17 lb, Small Breed 3.5 lb & 15.9 lb, Chopped Beef & Chicken Variety 12 Pack Can, Pouches)
  • Tidy Cat LIGHT WEIGHT (lightweight easier for seniors) 17 lb bucket
  • Fancy Feast Canned Cat Food (Variety)
  • Friskies Dry Food (Any size)
  • Beneful Original
  • Little Caesars
  • Any Dog and Cat Treats

Donations may be dropped off in the red wagon located in the Narthex at any time.

Click here to learn more about SPAN.
Blessing of the Backpacks & Teacher Supply Collection
Students, mark your calendars for a blessing of the backpacks on Sunday, August 14 during worship.

Also that day, in lieu of an August Reverse Food Truck collection, we will collect donations of school supplies for teachers.

The top 10 most needed school supplies are: Erasers, composition notebooks, dry erase markers, pencil sharpeners, No. 2 pencils, color pencils, red or blue pocket folders, pre-k scissors/left hand scissors, crayons, and glue sticks/glue.
Vacation Pictures Wanted!
Summer is the perfect opportunity for someone to capture a cute picture of you or your family!

Have one already? Please email it to Cheryl Cunningham so the church directory can be updated.
Calendar Highlights!
Ways to stay connected and serve!
Casa de Vida
Tuesday, July 26 & Wednesday, July 27
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Contact Ellen Mata

What is Casa? NorthPark’s respite program for caregivers of loved ones diagnosed with dementia.

Sally Brown Memorial Service
Saturday, July 30
10:00 a.m.
Sanctuary and via livestream

Blessing of the Pets
Sunday, July 31
10:00 a.m.
Learn more here

What to expect? A casual worship service where all God's creatures are welcome on leashes, in kennels and cages or bowls and terrariums.
Staff - Out of Office Notifications
Kathy McCarron
Through July 30 Ghost Ranch with Youth

Julia Sargent
July 28 - 31 Vacation
August 18 - 28 Vacation

Greg Miller
August 1 - 12 Vacation

Rev. Nicole Bates
August 2 - 4 Vacation
Joys + Concerns
Keep up to date with the current joys and concerns
This list of prayer requests is a way we support each other in the Body of Christ.
Recent prayers for:
Kathy Jones’ mother who fell last week.

The Hughes, Shriver, Wang, and Thompson families upon the death of Ron's former wife, Billie.

The Horan family upon the death of Colby, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend. Pray for comfort and peace.

The Watson family upon the loss of Libba's niece, Christy Moore.

The Nyiramucho family upon the death of Ester's cousin's 18-year-old son, Pafe.

The Keah & Rodriguez families upon the death of Minnie Keah, a neighbor of Cheryl Cunningham.

Improvement for Jennie Lewis' health.
Please continue prayers for:
Anne Thomas asks for prayers for her cousin’s husband, Chris, who was recently hospitalized.

The families of those affected by the recent shootings.

Jessica Smith Abbondanzio and family, as Jessica continues her journey with cancer.
Ongoing Prayer Concerns for:
Parents, teachers, medical professionals, and all dealing with COVID.

Peace in Ukraine.

Pray for an end to senseless violence, racial hatred, and oppression.
These requests may be edited to comply with HIPAA and Pastoral Care guidelines.

Email prayer requests to Rev. Nicole Bates.