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Celebrating and Serving in the Holiday Season


We hope all members of our community will join us for these treasured traditions.

  • Lessons & Carols: Thursday, December 10, at 7:00 p.m.
    • The service will be broadcast live.
    • Community members will be emailed a link just prior to the start.
    • A link will also be placed on Facebook
    • The Class of 2021 and their advisors are invited to be on site.
  • Lower School Christmas Service: Friday, December 18, at 7:00 p.m.
    • Community members will be emailed a link just prior to the start.
    • A link will also be placed on Facebook

Community Service Opportunities:

Below is a list of service opportunities; we will continue to add as the season unfolds. Please reach out to our Director of Community Service Learning, Courtney Phelps, with questions.

All Families:

  1. Parkland Hospital ICU Nurses Collection for Gift Baskets 
    • Many thanks to all who contributed! Donations were accepted through Friday, November 20.
  2. Brother Bill’s Helping Hands Christmas Store
    • This will be a drive-thru event spread out over 4 days: 12/16 - 12/19 from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. We would love your help in preparation for the event in early December with gift sorting and more. Sign up HERE. We will also need help at the event  12/16 - 12/19 giving out gifts, milk and cookies, crafts, and much more. Click HERE to sign up to volunteer at the event. All ages welcome. Email with any questions.
  3. Christmas at the Arboretum
    • Shifts are daily beginning November 27 through December 31 from 5:30–9:00 p.m.; day time shifts are available at 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 12:30–5:00 p.m., during Thanksgiving & Christmas Break and all weekends until the end of the year. Please reach out to Rachel Crawford, senior volunteer manager, at 214.515.6560 or to schedule you or your group for a volunteer day in the Christmas Village.
  4. Meals On Wheels
    • Decorate bags or make holiday cards for Meals On Wheels - You can decorate cards or bags for Meals On Wheels clients. Email Tracie Demery at for more information. 
  5. Salvation Army Bell Ringing
    • Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army at Northpark - Ring Bells for the Salvation Army. You can see available locations and time slots here
  6. Salvation Army - NorthPark Angel Tree
    • Volunteers assist donors by explaining the Angel Tree program, helping donors choose Angel Tags and recording adoptions, or by receiving and helping record gift returns. Volunteers may also maintain the Angel Tags on the Angel Tree, move donated gifts to storage locations, or record statistical information. The minimum age to volunteer is 14. Additional locations for similar activities with the Salvation Army can also be found using the link. 
  7. The Stewpot Holiday Goody Bag
    • Fill Christmas goody bags for students in the Children and Youth program. Click “Christmas” for a list of items to include. Holiday goody bags should be delivered by November 23. Before dropping off, please contact Adrienne Nicholson for delivery details.
  8. The Stewpot Holiday Sack Dinner Project
    • Your church, civic, or community group can provide 250 sack dinners for the holidays. Click here for project details.
  9. St. Philip’s School and Community Center
    • Volunteers are needed for their Thanksgiving Feast and Christmas Store. Please refer to the flyer in this folder for more details. Contact LaSheryl Walker at to sign-up. 
  10. The Trains at NorthPark
    • The Trains at NorthPark benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas is open November 14 until January 3. Volunteers are needed to sell and take tickets and host the train exhibit. Students under age 14 may volunteer with a parent. Contact Juliet at for more details on available shifts and schedules. These spots fill up quickly so please register as soon as you can.
  11. Angel Trees
    • Many organizations are in need of gifts this holiday season. If you choose to participate in any of the angel trees listed below, remember you may count the number of hours it takes to shop/collect, assemble, and deliver any gifts purchased or created. Hours are not accepted per dollar amount or per item. Angel trees:
      • Dallas CASA
      • Toys for Tots
      • VNA Holiday Gift Project
      • Angel Tree at Northpark
      • North Dallas Shared Ministries (Coats)

Lower School:

Many thanks to all who participated in the food and toiletry drive earlier this month for North Texas Food Bank. Read more: Together, our third grade was able to give 280 bags full.

Middle School:

St. Philip’s School and Community Center Christmas Dinner Boxes: 

Middle School advisory groups are filling Christmas dinner boxes for clients of the St. Philip’s Community Center. Each advisory group will fill two boxes, detailed on this flyer. Please speak with your advisor about what you are to bring. Collection will begin after the Thanksgiving break and continue until December 15.

Thank you for sharing your blessings with the St. Philip’s Community Center and supporting this long-standing Middle School tradition. 

Upper School: 

  1. Prism Health Thanksgiving Dinner Project
  2. St. Philip’s School and Community Center Angel Tree
    • The Upper School Community Service Council and the Student Vestry are sponsoring an Angel Tree this year. The Angel Tree will be virtual. All items can be purchased through an Amazon Wishlist. The link to the list will be active from December 7 - December 11.
    • Upper school students will earn 1 hour of service per item, up to 3 items.

Please note, additional student opportunities may be found in Schoology or on our community service app, MobileServe.