NORTHWAY WEEKLY UPDATE | Week of Nov 18
"Entrusted: Abundance" | Scripture: Matthew 6:24-34
Join us On Campus or Online | Sunday, November 21 at 10:00 am

This Sunday we have praise, celebration, and potluck goodness planned in and after worship. We are continuing our worship series Entrusted with Abundance based on Matthew 6:24-34. Looking forward to joining with you online or on campus.
A Note from the Ministry Team...
Rejoicing in Gratitude!

Perhaps you noticed the energy last Sunday? Members walking and chatting online, proclaiming: “ALL IN!”. The cards in bright yellow and the momentum of placing the cards in the trays. A few folks even threw the card in like they were kicking a ball 🏈 ⚽️ 🏀 down the field.

Such joy and exuberance!

This Sunday our children will join the effort with their own special “All In” card. If you haven’t turned in your ENTRUSTED commitment card, please do. AND grab a yellow “All In" card of your own to fill out. Both are available at the guest center. Or, you can drop "I'm All In!" in the chat during the worship service.

Contagious!

I don’t know about you, but just reading that word makes my body stiffen, my breath shorten, and my heart skip a beat. So much of our lives have been consumed with the contagious nature of Covid-19. We have been so deeply aware of who and what we are around, and have experienced a shared fear of what we could “catch.” The idea of reframing, or even reclaiming the concept of “contagious” feels like an impossible feat.

And, yet, my beloved Northway – by your actions you have helped me, as your pastor, reclaim this idea of contagious. You have spread your generosity and it is catching!

You proclaimed that you were “All in!” from the movements in the sanctuaries to the chats online. The contagious energy was felt as there were even a couple that threw in their bright yellow pledge card like sending a ball to the end zone! I’m delighted that we will continue this contagious generosity with our children participating this upcoming Sunday.

I’m reminded of Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians in which he praises the people of the early church. He expresses to the community saying, “We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ” (1:3). The letter continues to describe the ways the community is living out, and spreading the Word of God. They were a contagious church, just like you!

Northway, you are so generous! You have determined to use all that God has given you to further the Gospel, to share Christ with those seeking meaning and purpose. You give away 10% of all the offerings that come into the church. You are continually asking “What more can we do? Where else can we serve? With whom else might we partner in this work of God’s kingdom for which we pray?”

You have not taken your talents and hidden them out of scarcity and fear that is ever present in our world. You have reclaimed God’s generosity for the growth of the Kingdom here on Earth! You have generously given from all that God has entrusted to you. May we continue in this faithful way as we prayerfully bring our commitments forth as we celebrate Stewardship this Sunday!

Your generosity is contagious. This Sunday we celebrate the spreading of energy and hope in the season of Thanksgiving.

See you Sunday at worship and the Stewardship Celebration Potluck Luncheon following worship.

Pastor Virzola Law
Senior Minister
This Sunday
Meet us in the Sanctuary or
join us for Online Worship
at 10:00 am this Sunday.

COVID UPDATE: Based on the latest CDC guidelines and the increase of Covid-19 infections due to the Delta variant, we have returned to wearing masks when indoors.

The worship service is also
available on Facebook
and YouTube)

Tips for worshiping with us online:

  1. Announcements start at 9:45 am, with the prelude to follow, just prior to the 10:00 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.

Holy Grounds Coffee Fellowship
Sunday, before or after worship.
In the Narthex.

Potluck Fellowship Luncheon
This Sunday, November 21
11:00 am in the Circle Drive
Advent Decorating to follow

Merry Mourning Grief Seminar
Led by Rev. Regina Franklin Basye
This Sunday, November 21
12:00 pm in F-103

Beyond Sunday Worship Guide
Looking for ways to stay engaged
after Sunday? Check it out here.
Growth Opportunities
Classes and Small Groups
To join a Sunday School
Class or Small Group,
or to learn more

Tai Chi
Mondays at 10:30 am in F-101
Contact Donna
(972-271-3949) for info.

Brown Bag Bible Study
Next meeting Wed., Dec 1
In the Parlor and on Zoom

Chancel Choir Rehearsal
Wednesdays
7:30 pm in the Sanctuary
Contact Leanne for info.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
1st & 3rd Thursdays
9:15 am in F-103

Solomon's Porch Men's Group
Saturday, November 20
7:30 am in Music Suite

Churchwide Transformational Prayer
Begins Wednesday, December 1
12:00 pm (Conference Call)
More info coming soon.

ARTFUL Christmas Gathering
Thursday, December 9
11:30 am (off campus)

Prayer Shawl Holiday Gathering
Tuesday, December 14
1:30 pm in F-102
Contact Shirlene for info.
We're partnering with parents through Orange Curriculum, so they can spend more time influencing those who will influence the next generation.
Click on "Kids" or "Students" below to connect with this week's cues.

for Elementary Students (Kinder - 3rd Grade)
Meeting ID: 842 3418 1819 | Passcode: Jesus

WORSHIP ROCKS - Click here for Zoom link.
GODLY PLAY - Click here for Zoom link.
MUSIC FOR LIVE BIG & JYF - Click here for Zoom link.


for Chi Rho & CYF Students (6th - 12th Grade)
Meeting ID: 473 455 9059
If you would like to participate in a LOVE OFFERING IN HONOR OF PASTOR CHERYL,
you may give online at northwaychristian.org, or mail your gift to the church office (7202 W. Northwest Hwy., Dallas, TX 75225).
Gifts toward a Love Offering are not tax deductible.
Focus On: Advent Decorating & Mike's Kids
Mike’s Kid’s is an annual program that is supported by the North Texas Area of Disciples Christian Churches, the Christian Men’s Fellowship, and the Southwest Good Samaritans Ministries. This program supports children and adults who have abandoned or been forced out of their homeland to a new country for political or religious reasons.
As Christmas season fast approaches, it is time to begin filling boxes with gently used or new clothing (appropriate for South Texas) and new underwear, toys (new or gently used), food, etc. for Southwest Good Samaritans Ministries in Los Fresnos, Texas area.

Drop off your unwrapped clothing/toy donations in the Narthex by Sunday, December 12 - the final day for collection. Along with many other churches, Northway has supported Rev. Feliberto Pereira in this mission to help the poorest of poor for many years now. Throughout the years, Mike’s Kids has sent thousands of boxes full of new or gently used clothes and toys to the Valley. These filled banana boxes brought smiles to many displaced children and families in need.
Thanksgiving Special Offering
From the very beginning of the movement, Disciples have founded institutions of higher learning, encouraging students in their intellectual pursuits. The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is still committed to higher education. This Sunday, November 21, Your gifts make a world of difference as Disciples continue our legacy of supporting education and our institutions of higher learning. 
Choir Librarian Needed
No need to read music or have any experience with music! Anyone who enjoys putting things back where they belong and organizing will enjoy serving the music department at Northway as a Choir Librarian! This can be one hour per week, perhaps a little bit more some weeks, but all to your schedule during the workday. Please contact Leanne Seabright if interested.
December 1 @ 12:00 pm - Churchwide Transformational Prayer Begins
December 4 @ 4:30 pm - Supper with Santa & Christmas Lighting
December 12 @ 10:00 am - Readings & Carols Service
December 12 @ 11:00 am - Alternative Christmas & Fellowship Lunch
December 15 @ 7:00 pm - Blue Christmas Service
December 17 @ 11:00 am - Day School Christmas Program
December 19 @ 11:00 am - All-Church Congregational Meeting
December 19 @ 3:00 pm - Concert Bells of Fort Worth
December 24 @ 3:00 pm & 11:00 pm - Christmas Eve Services
Where to find Ministry Architects Updates
To keep up with the most recent information related to Ministry Architects and the work they are doing with Northway, click the button below which leads to MA's page on Northway's website.
Watch, share, discuss, and pray. Also note that you are invited
by the MA consultants to email them directly:

and

 Please contact the church office if you have any other questions.
Other Notes
Happy Birthday to You!

Alan Frol
Linda Newman
Catherine Rawdon
Donna Schmidt
Financial Update
Week of Nov. 14 - Nov. 21, 2021

Weekly Receipts
$12,206

YTD Receipts
$444,682

2021 Budget
$610,561
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