Newsletter
July 5, 2022
Share your Memories
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 Saturday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m. in the NorthPark Sanctuary.

We invite you to share your memories and photos with us here 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!
Can you Believe It's Been 8 Years?! 
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!

Also, please consider bringing a bag of Pedigree and/or Purina dog or cat food to support Seniors’ Pet Assistance Network. (See below for more info.)
Help Collect for SPAN on July 31
On the Blessing of the Pets Sunday, we 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 the following:
  • 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, Puches)
  • Tidy Cat LIGHT WEIGHT (light weight easier for seniors) 17 lb bucket
  • Fancy Feast Canned Cat Food (Variety)
  • Friskies Dry Food (Any size)
  • Beneful Original
  • Little Cesars
  • 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.
Take a Seat at the Table
Every summer Sunday after worship, we meet together for lunch, fellowship, and guided discussion. No prep required. Come with your family or solo, any or all weeks. Gather 15 minutes after the organ postlude concludes in the Narthex (by the TV monitor) to find out where we are eating.

If dining out is not in your budget but you want to attend, contact Rev. Nicole Bates.
So Appreciative of You!
Thank you to all who donated toiletries and other needed items to the Reverse Food Truck last Sunday. Vickery Meadow Food Pantry is so appreciative for the support as numbers have increased.
Calendar Highlights!
Ways to stay connected and serve!
First Responders' Breakfast
Saturday, July 9
7:00 - 9:30 a.m. (come and go)
Fellowship Hall
Contact Ken Knotts

What to expect? A homemade breakfast! Plus, an opportunity for fellowship and to say thank you to first responders who serve our community. All are welcome!

Mission Project Pop-Up
Sunday, July 10
After 10:00 a.m. worship
Narthex (by TV monitor)

What to expect? A mission project to build 200 birthday bags for clients of Vickery Meadow Food Pantry. For those who need help putting food on the table, having supplies for a birthday celebration may not be an option.

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.

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!
Staff - Out of Office Notifications
Nicole Bates
July 5 - 10 Vacation

Cheryl Cunningham
July 6 - 12 Vacation

Martica Luckey
July 10 Vacation

Ellen Mata
July 11 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:
The families of those who lost loved ones at the 4th of July parade in Highland Park, IL, a suburb of Chicago, and for the dozens who were injured.
Please continue prayers for:
Jennie Lewis who is hospitalized.

The families of those who lost loved ones in the shootings in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX.

Geneva Presbyterian Church and Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California as they care for those traumatized by the recent shooting.

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