Tuesday, December 1, 2015

  About Northaven
About Northaven

About Northaven


Mission Statement


As one body of Christ, the people of Northaven are committed to sharing God's love for the world through ministries of compassion, peace, justice and reconciliation.


Worship Services


Services are held on Sundays at 11:00 a.m. We hope that each morning's worship is both inspiring and challenging for you. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.  All are welcome to participate, including children, regardless of denominational affiliation.


Because we believe deeply in the power and movement of the Holy Spirit, we encourage you to participate in the service, especially at the time of the "Prayers of the People."



Attendance and Membership 



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Office Hours


The church office is open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The telephone number is 214-363-2479. When no one is available, please feel free to use the church's voice mail system and your call will be returned. If you have an emergency, please do not hesitate to call our minister Eric Folkerth.


Entering the Building

If you visit the Church on weekdays, please park in the north parking lot (Northaven Road side) and enter through the north sanctuary door. On entering, turn to the right and the church offices will be down the hall about thirty feet. For the safety of our Cooperative School children and staff, we ask that Church visitors not use the south door during school hours.


The Building and Grounds


Northaven's current building opened in November of 2005.  With sanctuary seating for more than 450, and ample new educational space for both the church and Coop School, Northaven is a dynamic hub of activity in North Dallas.


The Celebration Garden was added in 2009.  Please visit the Celebration Garden page for more information.


Building Use


To schedule an event at Northaven UMC, please visit the Calendar page for more information.


How the Church Is Administered


Basic decisions about the mission of the Church and its operations are made by a 20-member group called the Leadership Council. This group is nominated and elected on a yearly basis. Implementation of the Church's program ministry is orchestrated by the Program Council. The oversight of the building, grounds and parsonage is the responsibility of a Board of Trustees. Hiring and supervision of all personnel is done by the Staff-Parish Relations Commission. There are standing committees that focus on Membership and Evangelism, Outreach, Education, Finance, Communications and Worship.


While most decisions are made by the elected leadership of the Church, the entire membership is sometimes included in important decisions.


In the United Methodist Church, the pastor is sent to the congregation on a year-to-year basis by the bishop of the Dallas area, though this sending is done in communication with the Staff-Parish Relations Commission. This differs from some church traditions in which the leaders of the church "call" a pastor and do the hiring.


A yearly Northaven budget is developed in the fall and adopted by the Finance Committee. The Stewardship Campaign is early in November.  Northaven members are among the highest per-capita givers in North Texas Methodism. Gifts can also be given at any time of the year to the Northaven Covenant Funds

How to Join


If you have felt moved by the worship, spirit and mission of Northaven Church and are interested in membership, we encourage you to speak with Rev. Eric Folkerth.