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Scripture for the Week

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hebrews 11:1

Birthdays & Anniversaries

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November Birthdays:
Anthony Aquino, Jordan Dunham, Becky Johnson, Jim Reynolds, Carole Rumbaugh, Carol Steinke

November Anniversaries:
Don & Sandra Bird,
Bob & Barb Brown
Marilyn & Charles Larrain,
Donna Steele & Dave Tayor
Holiday Craft Sale

Our holiday craft sale has begun! Each Sunday, homemade craft items will be up for sale ... you can start your Christmas shopping or get something special for yourself!

All proceeds from the sale will go to support Journey's apportionment payment for 2018.
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Thoughts & Prayers

Dear God
Please remember all those in our congregation who are dealing with health issues and/or need an extra measure of God's grace.
  • John and Connie Hancock
  • Jim and Sue Rosenow
  • Pearl Jackson
  • Cyn Jones
  • Phyllis and Mike Conlon
  • Becky Adams
  • Matt (Colleen Dorame's brother)
  • Jason (Bob and Barb Brown's son)
We'll have many of our Journey family traveling this holiday season. Traveling mercies to all!

If you, or someone you know, is in need of prayer and would like to be included on this list, please let us know.

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us
. - 1 John 5:15 (NIV)
Closer to God

Reflections: Closer to God

Scripture: James 4: 1-10

7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

We are so blessed to know God and to be in a relationship with our Heavenly Father. Although we may have many relationships in this life, with our family, friends, and many acquaintances, our relationship with God is the most important. Advent is quickly approaching, so we prepare ourselves by growing in a relationship with our Lord, by becoming closer with Him. As we transition from Thanksgiving to the Advent season, let’s keep in mind how precious it is to know God, and live our lives trusting in His amazing love.

Reflection Questions:

Please read and think about each question as it applies to your Christian journey with Christ.
  • What is your most important relationship in this life? Where does your relationship with God rank?
  • What are some ways that we can grow closer to God, especially during this Advent season of preparing our hearts and minds for Christmas?

Prayer:

Lord, knowing you is the greatest blessing we could ask for in this world. Please impress on our hearts what it means to further our relationship with you. Show us, by your Holy word, ways through which we can be better servants and better children for you and your kingdom. We thank you for this coming season where we once again look forward to realizing the birth of our Savior. Amen.

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Bible Study Opportunity

Sometimes finding JOY is absolutely an act of defiance. Joy is closer than you think because God is better than you may believe!

Are you looking for a Bible study right now? Have you thought about joining in, but the thought of reworking your schedule or being at a distance has put you off? Well, guess what? We're going to do a 6-week Bible study that'll put all of that scheduling stuff in the back seat!

Defiant Joy is a 6-week study that involves a little reading, some video watching, and some discussion. To make it as easy as possible, we've set up a Facebook group to handle all of the "location work"! Videos and discussion topics will be posted there to help keep everyone on track!

If you would like to participate, please connect with Jen Salta! We've not set a date for the start of our study yet. Once we know who wants to participate, we'll decide what works for the group!

For more information from the author of the study, click on the image below!

Weekly at Journey

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Tuesday

  • Scrabble
  • 12-2 PM @ Honeycutt Coffee

Thursday

  • Coffee with the Pastor
  • 9:00 AM @ Honeycutt Coffee

Thursday

  • Choir Rehearsal
  • 6:30 PM @ Trudy Fuller's Home

Sunday, December 2nd

  • First Sunday in Advent

Advent is Coming

The season of Advent, which comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit," begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve.

During Advent, we prepare for, and anticipate, the coming of Christ. We remember the longing of Jews for a Messiah and our own longing for, and need of, forgiveness, salvation and a new beginning. Even as we look back and celebrate the birth of Jesus in a humble stable in Bethlehem, we also look forward anticipating the second coming of Christ as the fulfillment of all that was promised by his first coming.

Giving to Journey United Methodist Fellowship

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Giving to Journey United Methodist Fellowship Giving to the church is a tangible recognition that all that we have comes from God and we return a portion of those gifts for the work of God’s church in our world. Your contributions to Journey have local, regional, national, and international impact through our connectional giving system. Most of the money you give supports your …
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Across the Connection

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Unwrap the True Meaning of Christmas

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – What makes for the perfect Christmas gift this season? According to statistics, it’s sharing experiences with family and friends. To fulfill that Christmas wish, The United Methodist Church is presenting The True Meaning of Christmas Tour.
Representatives will be traveling to 11 cities across the nation in a gift-wrapped truck offering family-friendly fun while connecting visitors with a reminder of what Christmas is all about.
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CURRENT DISASTER RESPONSE

UMCOR and our partners are responding to disasters both in the United States and around the world. Please join us in prayer for the areas affected and consider a gift to UMCOR Disaster Response. As we assess the impact of these storms, we will provide timely updates as we receive information. We will also share additional ways in which you can provide assistance.
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