Thank you for visiting Bentwood Trail via our website.  We invite you to worship with us on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. to consider your relationship with God through Jesus Christ and His community.  Bentwood Trail is a place where you may worship, grow in grace and knowledge, find fellowship and serve.
Your Questions … Your Doubts …  You are welcome here! 
Sunday morning services invite each worshiper to invigorate a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and the community.  You can worship, grow in grace and knowledge of God, enjoy fellowship, and find opportunities to serve others. 
When is your service?
Our worship service is at 10:30 AM USA Central Time on Sunday mornings. 
Services are broadcast using Facebook Live (facebook/BTPchurch) and recordings are available via Facebook after Worship.
Sunday School classes for all ages begin at 9:15 AM
How do I get to Bentwood Trail Presbyterian Church?
BTPC is in the peaceful Bent Trail neighborhood in far North Dallas.  Our address is 6000 Bentwood Trail just west of Preston Road between Frankford Road and the George Bush Turnpike.
What can I expect on my first visit?
Sunday mornings are very active at BTPC! After you park in one of our visitor-designated spots, feel free to enter through the double doors facing the parking lot.  You will find greeters who can direct you to Sunday School classes and worship opportunities. Bulletins help outline your active participation in our order of services.
Is your church handicap accessible?
Yes, our church is handicap accessible.
What is a Sunday service like?
Our Worship Ministry Team and Pastor strive to lead our community in meaningful worship of God. We try to blend music from the great hymns of the church, praise songs, spirituals as well as scriptures, prayers, affirmations of faith and proclamation of the Word through preaching. Our services invite a high level of participation, giving each worshiper a chance to offer God our fullest worship.
Children are welcome at Bentwood Trail and are encouraged to remain in the service, learning how to worship God.  Children's bags are available from the ushers to assist their worship experience. 
What should I wear?
Our members and friends can be seen in casual to traditional clothing, and all people are welcome regardless of their dress.
Besides being a worshiping congregation, we provide many monthly activities for our congregation and the community. All are welcome.
Tuesdays – Online Bible Study on the Scriptures for the Week at noon
Tuesdays – Choir Rehearsal for Sunday Worship 7:00 p.m. (Sanctuary)
Third Wednesday – Brown Bag Bookies (Book Club) in office at noon
Thursdays – Chair Yoga 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Prichard Hall
Third Thursday – Cub Pack 480 Meetings at 7:00 p.m.
Second and Fourth Fridays – Creative Arts 10:00 a.m. to noon in Prichard Hall
(Bring your favorite hobby and visit with others.)
Fridays – Paws in the Park 5:30 p.m.
(Neighborhood dog owners get together.)
Sunday Afternoons – Boy Scout Troop 2819
We are a congregation that gives back to the community with monthly stewardship drives for organizations such as Agape Resource and Assistance Center, Camp Gilmont, Children’s Medical Center Plano, Encounters With God Ministries, Family Gateway, Minnie’s Food Pantry, Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services (“PCHAS”), The Stewpot, and many others.  Not only do we collect items that these organizations need, but we have service opportunities that we participate in at each of these organizations.  The community is invited to join in on any of the stewardship drives or the service days.
During the year we have special activities, concerts, and worship services.
Here are a few examples of coming activities.
Includes Mission and Outreach Activities
January 1 – Moment for Mission – Skip
January 8 – Stewardship Sunday – Skip
January 29 – Moment for Mission – Souper Bowl of Caring (Minnie’s Food Pantry) and Family Gateway (Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day)
February 5, 12, and 19 – Stewardship Sunday – Souper Bowl of Caring (Minnie’s Food Pantry)
February 12 ONLY – Family Gateway Cupcakes for Valentine's Day
February 26 – Moment for Mission – Children’s Medical Center Plano
March 4 – Service – Minnie’s Food Pantry (Need 20 volunteers)
March 12 – Stewardship Sunday – Children’s Medical Center Plano
March 12 – Moment for Mission – Easter Eggs/Candy for Community Easter Egg Hunt
March 19 and 26 – Stewardship Sunday – Easter Eggs/Candy for Community Easter Egg Hunt
March 26 – Service – Assemble Easter Eggs for Palm Sunday Easter Egg Hunt (Lunch Provided)
April 2 – Service – Community Easter Egg Hunt (Palm Sunday)
April 9 - Presbyterian Offering Sunday - One Great Hour of Sharing
April 23 – Moment for Mission – Family Gateway (Mother’s Day Baskets)
May 7 – Stewardship Sunday – Family Gateway (Mother’s Day Baskets)
May 14 – Muffins for Mom – Mother’s Day Celebration in Narthex
May 21 – Moment for Mission – The Stewpot (Support of The Stewpot – Dallas)
May 28 – Presbyterian Offering Sunday - Pentecost Offering
June 4 – Stewardship Sunday – The Stewpot
June ? – The Stewpot Food Distribution (Date pending)
June 18 – Donuts for Dad – Father’s Day Celebration
June 25 – Moment for Mission – Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services - Kid Shoe Drive
July 9 and 16 – Stewardship Sunday – Shoe Drive
July 23 – Moment for Mission – Encounters with God School Supplies
August 6 – Stewardship Sunday – Encounters with God School Supplies
August 27 – Moment for Mission – Open and TBD
September 10 – Stewardship Sunday – Open and TBD
September 24 – Moment for Mission – Habitat4Paws Food Drive
October 1-29 – Stewardship Sunday – Habitat4Paws Food Drive
October 1 – Presbyterian Offering Sunday - World Communion Sunday Offering
October 1, 8, and 15 – Annual Stewardship
October 26 – Boo Bash (Family Gateway – Large Parking Lot)
October 29 – Moment for Mission – Agape Resource and Assistance Center – Thanksgiving Food Baskets (November) or Family Gateway or PCHAS
October 29 – Service - Annual Neighborhood Dog Festival and costume contest
November 5 – Stewardship Sunday – BTPC Annual Pledge Cards Due
November 19 – Moment for Mission – Agape Resource and Assistance Center – Angel Tree Program
November 26 – Service – Hanging of the Greens – Christmas Decorations Hung
December 3 or 10 – Stewardship Sunday – Continue Agape Resource and Assistance Center - Angel Tree Program – Actual Delivery Date TBD
December 10 – BTPC Christmas Luncheon
December 24 – Presbyterian Offering Sunday – Christmas Joy Offering
December 17 – Family Gateway Holiday Store
You do not need to be a member of the church to participate in any of the activities and we welcome you to join us for fellowship, service, and/or worship anytime.  We are here for you.  If you wish to gather more information on any of the activities, please contact the church office.
Karl E. Schwarz, Pastor
Gregg Wright, Director of Music Ministries
David Rodgers, Associate Director of Music Ministries and Organist
Barbara E. Kolle, Office Administrator
6000 Bentwood Trail
Dallas, TX  75252
Facebook:  BTPchurch
Instagram: bentwood_trail_pc
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Bentwood Trail Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the PC(USA) and a member of Grace Presbytery.