"Being missional together has many amazing and important outcomes for a small group: 
  • It bonds a small group as nothing else will. Anytime a small group works together, laughs together, and experiences accomplishment together, a bonding takes place that is very special. And when a group is working together, laughing together, and experiencing this in the midst of meeting someone else's need, the bonding is exponentially magnified.
  • It aids a group in seeing the neighborhood and community through watchful eyes. As a small group begins to realize the importance of and opportunity in doing good works, they will begin to be more attentive. They'll notice a broken window in a single mom's home, a widow's lawn that has gone unmowed, a household that seems to be struggling to make ends meet, and more. 
  • It helps group members realize and exercise their spiritual gifts and abilities.

A missional small group is a humble and powerful force, a [piece] of small-group life that transforms not only those who are on the receiving end of the group but also the giving end." 

- Rick Howerton,  A Different Kind of Tribe: Embracing the New Small-Group Dynamic 

If you don't yet have an opportunity to serve on your group's calendar this fall,  consider one of the following:

Homewood Harvest Party
Friday, October 30 from 7-9pm at Helen Faison Elementary School

Every year we welcome hundreds of community members and their families to the Harvest Party within the safe environment of Helen Faison Elementary School to demonstrate Christ's love to the Homewood community! 

Your small group can serve by: 
- decorating a car or two and handing out candy as a part of Trunk or Treat.
- helping with games and crafts during the event.
- coordinating volunteers, food, and efforts in the kitchen throughout the event. 
- donating candy prior to the event. 

Register at my.northway.org, or contact Shannon Libengood.

OrphanCare Expo '15
Saturday, November 7 from 8am-3pm at North Way's Wexford Campus

This powerful, one day event is full of real-life testimonies, exhibitors and educational sessions that will equip you to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable and at-risk children through  missions, mentoring, fighting human trafficking, embracing life, adoption and foster care. 

Your small group can serve by: 
- attending together to discover how to get involved in orphan care. Registration is free! 
- volunteer to help with childcare, registration, greeting, and more. 
- donate new shoes on the day of the event for Shoes for Orphan Souls.

Visit nworphancare.org, or contact Deanna Blincow.

North Way Counseling Services Annual HarvestFest Dinner & Auction
Tuesday, November 10 from 6-9 at North Way's Wexford Campus

Over the past 12 years, North Way Counseling Services has helped to heal more than 20,000 individuals to become better parents, friends and members of society. The Annual HarvestFest Dinner & Auction raises funds to bless those in need with counseling services for reduced or no cost. 

Your small group can serve by: 
- putting together a themed basket to auction off at the event. Ideas and transportation will be provided! 
- attending the event together as a small group.

One Warm Coat, One New Toy
December 5-6, North Way Christian Community - All Campuses

Give a gift to a family in need this Christmas. We will collect new or gently used, clean coats, hats and gloves for infants, children, men and women - and newly purchased, unwrapped toys for children ages newborn to 15 years. These items will be distributed to various ministries throughout the Pittsburgh region for the Christmas season! 

Your small group can serve by: 
- donating an item or two in the lobby bins on December 5-6. 
- volunteering to sort coats and toys together as a group after the 11am service on December 6. 

Contact Shannon Libengood

Sunday October 11: "Wonderstruck" Series Begins
Sunday, October 25: Margaret Feinberg will be speaking at North Way on "Fighting Back with Joy."

Click the link above to manage your group's calendar, send emails, and update members.