This Sunday"Faithful Questions and Bold Assertions"

Scripture: John 14:1-7

Guest Preacher: Dr. Delesslyn A. Kennebrew

Join us On Campus or Online | Sunday, May 21 at 10:30 am

“Do not let your hearts be troubled nor afraid…” (John 14:1) This is one of those pronouncements in scripture that sounds impossible, or too good to be true, similar to “be anxious for nothing…” (Philippians 4:6). In both instances Jesus and Paul do not stop there but give the context and further instructions for HOW and WHY. It's also important to know the vocabulary and grammar. Our John text is using a word that means "to agitate that which ought to be at rest." Jesus isn't saying "never" but "not in this moment" and then he offers an assurance that the situation they are in is not as grave as they may imagine. We do ourselves and God a disservice when we try to apply broadly what scripture offers to us in a specific and limited context. This is particularly important as we continue our emphasis on Mental Health, and we seek to normalize talking about it. "It's ok to not be ok." And when we are not OK, it's ok to ask for what we need. As we welcome Pastor Law back from her renewal leave this weekend, let's give thanks that she has modeled this for us, and that Northway's leadership responded in kind. Thanks be to God for the blessing of a caring community. As you open yourself to where your heart is troubled and afraid, God can meet you there, perhaps even through your community, to accompany you till you find peace and rest once again. See you soon.

Mental Health Sunday - May 21

Beloved community, in observance of Mental Health Sunday and with the hope of providing encouraging spiritual care and resources for wellbeing,

we invite you to take the following poll.

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A Note from our

Director of Music and Worship Ministries

As we enter the end of May, becoming ever closer to summer, we say goodbye to end of season things with graduations, final dance recitals, rituals for school transitions, elementary to middle school and so on. May is also the month where we begin to look forward to summer vacations, camps, vacation bible school, and youth mission trips.

Church life and liturgical calendar follow the same rhythms. On the last Sunday in May we will celebrate Pentecost, often called the beginning of the church. June is the beginning of what is known in the liturgical calendar as ordinary time which lasts until the first Sunday of Advent.

The first Sunday in June begins the Summer Choir! This is where anyone who enjoys singing would like to join in for one Sunday or more. We meet at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary, no robes, and sing through what we will do in the service. You do not need to be seated in the choir loft the whole worship service. You may come up to sing and then go back to your seat.

Also, beginning the first Sunday in June we will welcome our new organist, Julia Boudreaux! She has many years of experience working in the church and excels at both organ repertoire and service playing. We will have a reception following the service on June 4 to welcome Julia.

The music department will also support a summer music intern. Hannah Sullivan comes to us from Kansas State University where she is a Bachelor of Music Student focusing on music education vocal and bassoon. Hannah will work alongside our current choir librarian, Karen Hohnstein, to restructure the choir library. Hannah will also sing weekly in the summer choir and will utilize her skills and passion for praise music/band-based music to be incorporated into the worship services.

I look forward to June and all the new beginnings for the church and for the lives of our faith community.

Leanne Seabright

Director of Music and Worship Ministries

Your gifts to the 2023 Pentecost Offering help ensure our movement continues to embody the Disciples of Christ vision: to be and to share the Good News,

witnessing, loving and serving from our doorsteps to the ends of the earth.

 This offering supports the specialized ministry of new church development through both regional and general programs. Gifts for this offering are divided equally between the region in which they’re given and the New Church Ministry.

Give here to Pentecost Offering
This Sunday


  • 9:00 am - Sunday School
  • 10:00 am - Fellowship
  • 10:30 am - Worship Service

You may also join us online for worship.

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 

9:00 am in W-202

Following music time, children (K-5th grade) will be escorted to their Sunday School class.

Worship Rocks! in F-102

Following the children's moment during the worship service, children (ages 3-5th grade) will be escorted to F-102 for a kid-friendly worship experience.

After Church Youth Group

11:45 am in Youth Hall

Following the worship service, youth (grades 6-12) will meet in

Youth Hall to work on a craft activity for Pentecostal Sunday.  

After Church Choir Rehearsal

11:45 am in the Music Suite

Growth Opportunities

Tai Chi

Mondays @ 10:30 am

in F101

Contact Donna

(972-271-3949) for info.

Mobile Food Pantry

Volunteers welcome!

1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Front lot at Northway

Transformation Prayer Call

1st Wednesday of each month

(conference call)

Learn more here

Midweek Bible in a Year Study

Wednesdays @ 12:00 pm

(Parlor & Zoom)

Learn more here.

Chancel Choir Rehearsal


7:00 - 8:30 pm

in the Music Suite

Contact Leanne Seabright

for more info.

Solomon's Porch (Men's Group)

2nd and 4th Saturdays

7:45 am in the Music Suite

Diaper Distribution

Volunteers welcome!

4th Saturday each month

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Front lot at Northway

All-Church Pizza & Game Night

Friday, June 2

6:00 pm in F-101

Visit our Website

Serve Opportunities

Calendar & Events

Job Openings

Northway Welcomes Summer Intern - Noelle Rivera

We welcome Noelle Rivera to our staff as Summer Intern Youth Ministry Coordinator. Noelle is familiar to our youth and their families, having served as a youth sponsor and Sunday school teacher since last fall. Her full-time work is in IT with a local company, and she is excited to prioritize our youth and families in her off hours. Noelle did not grow up in the Disciples of Christ, but she has found a spiritual home and community here. Please welcome Noelle and look for ways to support her in this role over the coming months.

Sunday, May 20

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bloom where you're planted and come join the women of Northway for a special brunch and program for ages 18 and above. We are planning on an afternoon of connection and inspiration, in addition to a delicious lunch and dessert.

Please use the button below to register online by this Friday. Cost after the May 14 pre-registration deadline is $15, which you can pay online or at the door.

Questions? Contact the office at

214-361-6641 or send us an email.

Register & Pay Here

Monday, May 22

6:30 pm

The next Northway Board Meeting is on Monday, May 22 at 6:30 pm. This meeting will take place in person (F-102) and also on Zoom.

You can find the Zoom details at

All Northway Board Meetings are open to congregants, unless otherwise noted.

Copies of the approved minutes from the prior month’s Board Meeting will be available at the Welcome Center each month.

Save the Date! All-Church Pizza & Game Night

Friday, June 2 @ 6:00 pm in F-101

Week of June 12-16

9:15 am - 11:45 am

Learn more at

This year, we are going to explore what it means to follow Jesus here, there, and everywhere!

VBS is for children ages 3 (MUST be potty trained) to 5th grade. The dates for this year’s VBS are Monday - Friday, June 12-16 from 9:15—11:45 am.

NOTE: If your children are registered for NCDS’s Summer Program, they are automatically registered for the whole week of VBS, regardless of whether they attend NCDS on that day or not. 

Questions? Contact the church office at 214-361-6641 or email

Register here for VBS

Youth Mission Trip 2023

July 16-22

Nashville, TN

Deposit of $100 is due upon registration, payable to NCC.

Balance of $150

is due by June 1, 2023.

Total participant cost is $250

Scholarships are available.


 Contact Pastor Ken

Registration form and trip info


Learn more Here

Parent Connection

Hey Parents! If you'd like to keep up with Northway's activities for children and youth, you'll want to click here to check out our "Parent Connection" newsletter.

If you're not receiving this weekly email, but would like to, send us a note.

Other Notes

Happy Birthday to You!

Janet Hopkins Rone

Jay McGuire

Sylvan Sigler

Financial Update

Week of May 11 - May 17, 2023

Weekly Receipts


YTD Receipts


2023 Budget


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
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