Newsletter
July 11, 2022
A Celebration You Don't Want to Miss!
Jim Schneider and Kristen Kate would like to invite the entire church family to gather with them as they exchange vows and join together in holy matrimony.

The ceremony will be held at NorthPark this Saturday, July 16 at 5:00 p.m. and will be presided over by Rev. Nicole Bates.
Financial Spotlight
As of May 31st with 42% of the year elapsed (reflected in the spreadsheet above), our revenues are running slightly ahead and expenses are basically running on time. Please note that the revenues don’t include our cash carried forward from 2021 ($100k).


Pledge Snapshot:
The chart above shows our pledge receipt progress. The green bars identify pledges that are on time or ahead and the red bars identify pledges that are behind. As we start to travel on summer vacations, summer camps and more, please don’t forget your gifts to NorthPark. You can help, by keeping up with your pledges, if possible.

Here are some ways to give:
  • Mail your checks to Church:
  • PO Box 515454, Dallas, TX 75251-5454
  • Give online:
  • Simply click here to give via Realm

As always, if you have questions, feel free to reach out to Julia Sargent (Business Manager), or Kambiz Afkhami (Treasurer).
What's Your Favorite Memory?
Many of you knew and loved the Rev. Sally Brown, who served NorthPark as its Associate Pastor from 1998-2010. We are still grieving her death, and we are grateful to God for sharing Sally with us. What a loving, giving, funny, creative, generous soul she was.

A memorial service will be held in the NorthPark Sanctuary and on livestream for public viewing at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 30.

We invite you to share your memories and photos via email at info@northparkpres.org by Wednesday, July 20. The photos will be displayed via livestream and the stories will be compiled and shared with the family.

We're grateful for the participation!
Mark your calendar for NorthPark's 8th annual Blessing of the Pets Worship service on Sunday, July 31 at 10:00 a.m.

All God's creatures are welcome on leashes, in kennels and cages or bowls and terrariums. This is a casual service, so t-shirts and jeans are encouraged.

If you are remembering a deceased pet or have a pet that is not crowd or child-friendly, please bring a photo. Children may bring stuffed animals, too!

Tell a friend and bring your furry family members!

Please consider bringing a bag of Pedigree and/or Purina dog or cat food to support Seniors’ Pet Assistance Network. (Click here for more info.)
Calendar Highlights!
Ways to stay connected and serve!
Youth Chat with Rev. Nicole 
Tuesday, July 12
2:30 p.m.
Well Grounded Coffee (9219 Garland Road, Dallas)

What to expect? A low-key hang out time with Rev. Nicole Bates. Bring a friend. We'll buy you and your friend a drink!

Volunteers at Second Chance Café
Tuesday, July 12
11:15 a.m. (meet at the church and carpool)
The Bridge
Contact Phil Daily

What to expect? Help serve lunch at a homeless recovery center in downtown Dallas.

Hombres Bible Study
Tuesday, July 12
7:00 a.m.
Zoom
Contact Neil Orleans

Casa de Vida
Tuesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 13
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.
Staff - Out of Office Notifications
Ellen Mata
July 11 Vacation

Cheryl Cunningham
Through July 12 Vacation

Kathy McCarron
July 17- 18 Driving children to Ferncliff
July 23 - 30 Ghost Range with Youth
Julia Sargent
July 28 - 31 Vacation
August 18 - 28 Vacation

Greg Miller
August 1 - 12 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:
Anne Thomas asks for prayers for her cousin’s husband, Chris, who was hospitalized last week.
Please continue prayers for:
Jennie Lewis who is 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.
214.363.5457
www.northparkpres.org