National Day of Prayer Guide

National Day of Prayer Guide

Are you ready to seek God in prayer today along with Christians all over our nation?
 

Get Journey’s guide for the National Day of Prayer.

Here’s a quick easy guide to follow, praying for 3-5 minutes each hour on a specific topic. By the end of the day, if you follow this Guide you will prayed for at least an hour today for our country, your city, church leadership, those close to you and your family. 
 

Come + Pray

From 11am-1pm Journey will be open for prayer and reflection time. If you’d like to take some time during your lunch break to come and pray, or even fast and pray, we’ll have the atmosphere set. And a hot pot of coffee, of course…

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This week’s Life Groups: Thriving in Babylon #2

Our men’s and women’s Life Groups are both doing Larry Osborne’s Thriving in Babylon 5-week study. This week, both groups are on Session 2: Prepared for Babylon. We will be examining why God allows hardship and trial in our lives. What can it teach us about thriving and surviving in our circumstances?
 
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Men’s Groups
7pm Wednesday, April 20th at Journey
8:30am Friday, April 22nd at Journey
 
Women’s Group
7pm Friday, April 22nd at Pastor Mike + Sarah’s home in Swansea
 
Please contact us if you have any questions, call or text Journey at 508-617-8926 or send an email to hello@journeychristian.church.

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Men’s Groups. Yes, more than one!

Tonight 7P

First, let’s get item one out of the way… there IS men’s group tonight. Every Wednesday at 7pm we gather at Journey to connect in our faith and life. Join us. It’s that simple.

Friday 8:30A

Second, we know that some of our guys are unable to make Wednesday nights due to second or third shifts. Well, we’ve added a Friday morning men’s group to help those who can’t make it Wednesdays! Who’s stoked? Come on, raise your hand! Shout out wherever you are, “I AM SUPER STOKED!” We’ll cover the same content, just on a different day to allow all of our guys to get involved. Join us at Journey from 8:30a-9:30a to build relationships, drink coffee, eat donuts and understand God better.

Iron Sharpens Iron

This Sunday, April 17th, is the last day to sign up for Iron Sharpens Iron men’s conference in Worcester at the FREE rate. The conference is Saturday May 14, 8:30A-5P. We’ll meet at the church early enough to hit up somewhere for coffee and ride together. Contact Wayne Magee or Pastor Mike if you are going. Registrations will still be accepted after Sunday but will be at the full rate, starting at $47pp.

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Young Adult Game Night – Tonight 6p (CORRECTION)

Young Adult Game Night – Tonight 6p

*Whoops! Loose trigger finger there… Correction, game night is at 6pm not 7pm. 
 
Hello young adults! Are you a young adult? If you have to ask… probably not, but we still like you! ūüėČ 
 
Tonight, April 9th at 6pm our young adults will be gathering at Justin and Kim’s house to play some games and hang out to get to know each other. Sounds like some Minute To Win It style games are on the docket!
 
Whether you’re a gameaholic or not doesn’t really matter, just come out to connect and build relationships with other young adults who want to do life with you (and we don’t mean the jail kind).
 
If you’d like to go and need the address, text the Journey team at 508-617-8926 and let us know you’re looking for the address for the young adults gathering tonight. 

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Worship + Prayer Encounter Tonight

Tonight from 7-8pm we will gather at Journey for worship, prayer and communion, followed by an opportunity to connect with each other over coffee. Prayer moves the Church when the church is praying, man moves the church when it stops praying. 
 
“A church is never more like the New Testament church than when it is praying. A dynamic praying church must be built from the inside out, employing all four levels of prayer: the secret closet, the family altar, small group praying and finally, the congregational setting.”
Developing your Secret Closet of Prayer, Richard Burr

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Easter Sunday Update

Easter is here!

So, you’re joining us for Easter Sunday… Here’s a couple things to note! 
  1. Service is at 10am instead of 10:30. Be here for 10am or you could be a little bit late and miss out on some of the awesome worship our team has been gifted to provide!
  2. The Mill is technically closed, so we have the parking lot to ourselves with the exception of Planet Fitness. Park closest to the Central Entrance and come in that way, most of the other doors will still be locked.
  3. We are opening our Family Center! While we still have a few elements to complete, i.e. carpet, a touch of paint, and a little bit of trim (which needs the carpet installed first), we’re ready to let our kids run wild. Come check it out!

Quick Review

Use the Central Entrance for our 10am Easter Service and opening of our Family Center!

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Life Track | Sessions 301 + 401 this Sunday afternoon

Life Track

301 Discovery + 401 Partner

 
SUNDAY MARCH 20, 2016
 
We are excited to be hosting our second set of sessions for this month’s Life Track on Sunday following our service. If you have attended Life Track 101 The Church and 201 Essentials, we want you to continue your journey of connecting with the community here at Journey and learning more about how you can play a part in God’s kingdom through participating in Journey.
 
There are two homework items necessary BEFORE Sunday. Yes, we said homework… Set aside about 20-30 minutes where you can focus to complete these two tasks for Sunday’s sessions.
  1. Complete the Spiritual Gifts + SHAPE survey. This helps you to see how God has equipped you spiritually and what passions He has cultivated in your heart. Print your results and bring it with you on Sunday. 
  2. Complete the DISC Profile. This is a simple tool of 16 questions to give you a snapshot of your possible personality type. Print the results or write down your scores and bring it with you on Sunday.
 
Try to have these complete so you can participate in the conversation around these two components of our session. 

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Men’s Gathering Tonight at 7! Finish construction 5:30-7p

Tonight at 7pm we’ll be meeting in the family center (blue doors up the hall from Journey’s worship center). Finish construction in the family center from 5:30-7p and again after our men’s study. 

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Sunday 1/24 Video Message

Good morning! We hope you are digging out okay following winter storm Jonas. Here is a quick video teaching to get you thinking this week. Keep eyes on Facebook this week as we will be posting updates and announcements throughout the week on the various activities we have taking place.
 
Sunday Message 1/24

Posted by Journey Christian Church on Sunday, January 24, 2016
Video not visible? Go to https://www.facebook.com/journeychurchma/videos/947026018709505/
 
Coming up at Journey:
  • Monday 12-7p – Construction on the family center: Final coat of joint compound + electric
  • Wednesday 12-9p – Construction on the family center: Sanding + prep for paint
  • Sunday 1/31 – Worship service
  • Wednesday 2/3 7p – Prayer, worship + communion night
  • Sunday 2/7 – Football Sunday Special Presentation
 
Don’t forget to give online today as part of your response to the Gospel. Your giving enables us to give back to and impact our communities and make an impact around the world through missionaries and organizations we support.

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January 2016 Update

Winter weather, football, taxes and fiscal reviews are all part of this month’s update.

It’s been a little while since we posted a newsletter… We’ve made a resolution to get better at that this year!

Inclement Weather

We’re in that season again where the weather can get downright ugly with snow and other half-frozen stuff falling from the sky on us. If there are cancellations or delays we will post updates using the following methods:

  • Phone message on our answering machine at 508.617.8926
  • Push notifications through the Journey App on your mobile devices
  • Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • The Journey website
  • Text message to those we have on our text list. To be added, send a text to 774.223.7604.

Football Sunday is February 7th!

We are pumped (or at least I am -Pastor Mike) about the Super Bowl and our Patriots hopefully contending!

But that’s not all we have to look forward to… On February 7th we are hosting Football Sunday once again by¬†The Increase. It is a special presentation by NFL players who will be sharing their faith and how God has¬†helped them through¬†different moments in their lives and careers as professional athletes. Some of the players being interviewed are linebacker Thomas Davis, quarterback Drew Brees and other players who will be featured in this year’s Super Bowl.

Also taking place that Sunday will be the awarding of trophies to those who participated in the Journey Fantasy Football League this year as a fundraiser for our new Family Ministry Center. We will be awarding conference champions from each league and a few other honorable mentions. *wink wink*

Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s

It’s tax time and we want to thank you for giving this year to give the gospel to someone else. ¬†You have enabled us to literally impact lives around the world! The Gospel has been proclaimed globally through Operation Christmas Child and missionaries in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and the Netherlands to the streets right here in Fall River and our surrounding communities!

For those who have contributed $75 or more in 2015, you will be receiving tax contribution statements electronically this upcoming week (if we have an email address on file). Paper statements for those who have not received an e-statement will be mailed on February 1st.

Journey’s 2015 Summary

Summary reports will be available on February 21st for Journey’s 2015 fiscal year. Thank you to all who have contributed financially, served on ministry teams and prayed for us. You have been an encouragement and have¬†helped make¬†the growth Journey¬†experienced over the last year a possibility. Lives have been changed! God is on the move through the people at Journey Christian Church!

Kids Team Meeting

Don’t forget that we are holding a kids team meeting tomorrow, Saturday January 23rd from 9-10am. This will update everyone on new policies, remind you of your impact and get the team together to discuss anything that is unclear. If you don’t have a sitter, we’ve got you covered, Pastor Mike and Paul Soares will be watching the kiddos! uh-oh!

Journey Family Center

The new family center at Journey is well under construction. We’re in the final stages of sheetrock and preparing for paint on the walls. Dates will posted in the coming week for additional work and paint days to try and complete the new¬†space in February.
Please continue to give¬†so that we can complete this project debt free. All contributions to the “Building Fund” will go directly to this project. Thus far we have raised¬†31% of our $6,000 goal.

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