NORTHWAY WEEKLY UPDATE | Week of Aug 4
"See, I am Making All Things New"
Scripture: Revelation 21:1-7
Join us On Campus or Online | Sunday, August 7 at 10:30 am
As kids we played “pretend” or “make believe.” As adults we may be in a meeting (or therapy session?) where the facilitator says, “… what if…?” Creating requires imagination, whether we try to visualize the future in advance, or just ad lib our way toward it. Some of us are not comfortable moving forward without knowing the results in advance. Unfortunately, that’s really the only way to go. We cannot know the details of tomorrow no matter how well we plan. But, we can know the “initiator and completer of our lives” (Hebrews 12). So though we may not know how the story ends, we know who is writing it with us. Perhaps that can be a source of strength, peace, and hope for the days ahead. “Fear not. I am with you.” (Isaiah 41:10) See you Sunday.
Today is DMF Day!
Congregations are stronger when they participate in Disciples Mission Fund because they are part of something much larger than themselves – DMF makes it possible for Disciples to do ministry in places far beyond their own community.

Today, August 4, we are celebrating the work we do together as church because of Disciples Mission Fund. You can give here on DMF Day, in celebration of all we are able to do together.
A Note from the Ministry Team:
With each passing year, summer seems to be going by faster and faster. One day, children and young people are out of school. The pools, malls, and every other place is booming with high energy, noise, and excitement. Before you know it, stores are stocking up on notebooks, pens, pencils and maybe even the antique Trapper Keeper (circa 90s). Here at Northway, this summer has been full of excitement, from preparing for our children’s musical, to Worship Rocks making a comeback, and our Tuesday Fun Days, - all ways for our children to build community with each other. 

As we prepare to go back to school and back to church, our hope is that the excitement of the summer will serve as our momentum to launch us into fall. Back to school is a magical time for educators. There are so many firsts and fresh starts. We love the new, neat, and clean classrooms as well as those unused school supplies. In the next few weeks, we will be praying for and celebrating the new school year. On Sunday, August 14 we will be blessing our teachers and college students. The following week during Sunday School and the worship service on Sunday, August 21 we will promote our children to their new Sunday School classes. We have some brand new as well as some experienced volunteers ready to greet them and show them God’s love. As fall continues, watch for more of the special events you might have been used to in the past, as well as some new, fresh ideas.

Our hope is that as we get back into a normal rhythm with our programming and activities for the Fall Semester, you will find your place, your tribe, your community…where you belong.

Most of all, as educators going back to school, we love those smiling faces of students, with so much excitement to learn and grow. We want that excitement for our children and adults at Northway this fall.

Psalm 32:8 – I will instruct you and teach you
in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you

Come join us!

Dawn Ziesmer, Children's Ministry Coordinator
Eliana Katchkey, Program Admin. Assist/Receptionist
Our goal for this year's School Supply Fundraiser is to raise $1,500 to benefit
L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary, Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary, and Jill Stone Elementary,
all of which serve our neighbors in Vickery Meadow. You can contribute online here, drop a donation in Sunday's offering plate, mail your gift to the church office at 7202 W. Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225, or bring your change for the Noisy Offering on August 7, which will also support this fundraising effort.
This Sunday
SUNDAY START TIMES

  • 9:00 am - Children's Music
  • 9:00 am - Sunday School
  • 10:00 am - Fellowship
  • 10:30 am - Worship Service

Meet us in the Sanctuary or
join us for Online Worship
at 10:30 am this Sunday.

The worship service is also available
on Facebook and YouTube)

Tips for worshiping with us online:

  1. Announcements start at 10:15 am, with the prelude to follow, just prior to the 10:30 am service start time. Join us early!
  2. The Google Chrome browser is recommended for the best viewing experience.
  3. Prepare your own bread, cup and candle for communion.
  4. Turn on and adjust the sound to your computer.

Children's Music (K - 5th grade)
9:00 am (W-202)
Join in the fun of learning music for "Rock Slinger and His Greater Hits" - a children's musical based on the story of David and Goliath. Children will be escorted to their classes following music class.

Noisy Offering
Bring your change and participate in a Noisy Offering which will take place during the worship service. This offering supports the School Supply Fundraiser benefiting elementary schools in Vickery Meadow. Let's make some noise!
Growth Opportunities
Classes and Small Groups
Find a group that's right for you.

Tai Chi
Mondays @ 10:30 am in F102
Contact Donna
(972-271-3949) for info.

Transformation Prayer Call
Wednesdays at 12:00 pm
(Conference Call)

Seeds of Faith
Community Garden Work Day
Saturday, August 7th
9:00 - 11:30 am

Chancel Choir Resumes
Wednesday, August 17
7:00 - 8:30 pm
in the Music Suite

Solomon's Porch (Men's Group)
1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays
7:45 am in the Music Suite

Brown Bag Bible Study
Currently on Summer Break
Returns on Wed, Aug 31
(Parlor & Facebook)

CCSW Men's Retreat
Pastor Law - Keynote Speaker
September 16-18
Lakewood Brownwood
Christian Retreat
Covid Update: Northway is currently following the recommended CDC Guidelines. Masks will no longer be a requirement at church ministry/activities, however,
they will be recommended. We will continue to mask when working
with children, as many of them still are unable to be vaccinated. 
These activities will take place during the 10:30 am worship service in the Sanctuary.
Choir Resumes August 17 @ 7:00 pm
“When you sing, you pray twice!” Choir is considered a “small group” where we share our love of making music and fellowship. The Chancel Choir serves as worship leaders in the Sunday morning services. Wednesday evening rehearsals will resume on
August 17 from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. No auditions necessary! Contact Leanne Seabright, Dir. of Music & Worship Ministries OR come to the Choir Practice Room in the Music Suite on a Wednesday night.
Brand New Book Study - Transforming Communities
Stop by the parlor on Sunday, August 28 at 11:45 am (following the worship service) to learn more about our new book study which will begin in September. We will be reading Sandhya Rani Jha's "Transforming Communities: How People Like You Are Healing Their Neighborhoods". Your input will help us determine our meeting dates and times, so be sure to stop by. Books will be available.

Hey Parents! If you'd like to keep up with Northway's back-to-school activities, you'll want to click here to check out our new "Parent Connection" newsletter. If you're not receiving this weekly email, but would like to, send us a note.
To learn more about Ministry Architects and what Northway's Design Team has been working on, click on the button below to see the latest update.
 Please contact the church office if you have any questions.
Other Notes
Happy Birthday to You!

Adam Bishop
Vanessa Daniel
Kristin Fincher
Barbara Fix
Robert Lowman
Pamela Miller
Laura Petter
Ron Poling
Ava Purl
Pat Riley
Adam Rogalla
Allister Rutledge
Trevor Smith
Financial Update
Week of July 28 - Aug 3, 2022

Weekly Receipts
$5,823

YTD Receipts
$304,113

2022 Budget
$507,541
FINANCIAL UPDATE NOTE:
Contributions will be reported at the time they are received, even if they are prepayments of annual pledges. If you have questions, please contact Laura Giffin or call 214-361-6641.
GIVING OPTIONS for Northway Christian Church
Give via text message by texting NORTHWAY to 73256
Gifts and offerings may also be mailed to the church office at
7202 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX 75225