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Birthdays & Anniversaries

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December Birthdays:

Megan Aquino, Phyllis Conlon, Doris Henderson, Logan Krathwohl, Katie Salta, Bob Scott, David Taylor, and Gloria Shoemaker

December Anniversaries:

Bobby & Anita Buss
Jim & Susan Gunn, and
Roy & Gloria Shoemaker

A Few Scenes from Merry Copa!

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Scripture for the Week

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Colossians 3:15 NIV

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)
  • Steve Hannaford
  • Bill and Sylvia Roberts
  • Ben and Becky Johnson
We'll have many of our Journey family traveling this holiday season. Traveling mercies to all including Ben who is working in Texas!

Our relationship with God means we can bring our prayers and requests, and ask for God’s healing hand on the lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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)
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Peace

Reflections: Advent: The Peace of Christ

John 14:25-27

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

Peace is not easy to find and in short supply. Despite our best efforts, peace often eludes us. We live in a world full of conflict and discord, and finding peace on both a societal and personal level is extremely difficult. So the question is: how can we find peace? Who can give us a sense of tranquility in the midst of life’s storms? The answer is Jesus. Our verses from John tell us of how Jesus gives a special kind of peace that the world cannot offer. During Advent, let’s turn to Christ and ask for His peace; a peace that removes all fear and calms our hearts.

Reflection Questions:

Please read and think about each question as it applies to your Christian journey with Christ.
  • In what areas of your life do you need the most peace? What does it mean to experience the peace of Christ?
  • Have there been times when you’ve asked God for peace? What was the result? Where did you find the most peace?

Prayer:

Lord, as we journey through the Advent season, give us the peace of Christ that transcends our understanding. Give us the calmness of heart and mind so we can see what’s important. Help us to become better servants for your kingdom by being people who experience and share this wonderful peace with the world. Amen.

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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

Saturday

  • Men's Breakfast
  • 9 AM @ The Duke

Sunday, December 9th

  • Third Sunday in Advent

Advent is Here!

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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United Methodist Advent and Christmas Music Quiz

We invite you to take a short quiz about the music and beloved hymns of "The most wonderful time of the year." We encourage you to share the link with others, especially fellow choir members, and compare your scores! After you take the quiz, review the complete answers and learn more about the sounds of the season.
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Preparing for Christmas: Tips for keeping the holiday season holy

“Are you ready for Christmas?” Whenever someone asks that question, my heart rate accelerates as I remember all the things yet to do. However, if we thought about Advent a little differently, our “getting ready” could be more of a holy time.
Most of us strive to “keep Christ in Christmas,” but the busyness has a way of encroaching upon our joy and worship. We might benefit from deciding to make time for some important activities as we get ready for Christmas.
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