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Monday, August 1, 2016

Weekly Connect

In this post Pastor Brian shares about our first live stream of New Journey's worship service, updates on building changes, and promotes two big events coming up.

Happy Monday Church!

I had such a good time worshiping on Sunday and then taking a long nap with my daughter afterward. I hope you had a restful day as well. 

Live Stream Success

Well, after we got the video turned the correct way, our live stream worked great! We are looking forward to making it even better in the future by using our HD Camera and streaming through a computer instead of an iPhone. Stay tuned and continue to share with friends that they can tune in every Sunday at 10:30am at http://facebook.com/newjourneycommunity. 

Building Stuff

  • Pastor Matt Cox is working with our Head Trustees to get 12, 6, 3, and 1 month checkups on a maintenance schedule to keep the building running smooth.
  • We had a great 4-5 hour meeting with a Heating and Cooling company who worked with Life Community Church of Bluffton, Indiana who meets in a renovated High School. We learned a great deal and are stuck on getting Three-Phase power to the new unit. We will need a new line ran from Duke Energy and a special panel installed, along with running cable to the air conditioner. Please pray for divine favor on all of this. And if you would like more detailed information contact Evan Bowman.


  • SUMMER WORK DAY: Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 8:00am - 2:00pm (For lunch, people are encouraged to go grab Subway or whatever they might need.) Things we will cover as participation allows:
    • Pulling out all the bushes
    • Replacing lights in the bus stop area
    • Edging grass
    • Spraying weeds
    • Cutting back and spraying vegetation on the North Treeline (it is encroaching on a neighbors property)
    • Painting the curbs
    • Filling potholes
    • Re-roping the flag poles
    • Caulking Windows
    • Removing/Installing Blinds
    • Powerwashing Building/Windows
    • Cleaning Out Catch-All Room/Custodial Closets/Basement
  • KIDS ALLEY TAKEOVER: Sunday, August 28, 2016 during the morning worship service. Get ready to celebrate KIDS! We will highlight the ministry from this past year, honor volunteers, learn about our program, and offer opportunities to get involved. There may or may not be PIE that will AIRBORNE.

A little extra somethin'

Remember I said you should read 2 Corinthians 9 this week? Well here it is in The Living Bible translation. This is a paraphrase, so you'll want to also read it in a more literal translation (NIV, NRSV, ESV, NASB, NKJV, or even NLT) to catch different aspects.

2 Corinthians 9 Living Bible (TLB)

9 I realize that I really don’t even need to mention this to you, about helping God’s people. 2 For I know how eager you are to do it, and I have boasted to the friends in Macedonia that you were ready to send an offering a year ago. In fact, it was this enthusiasm of yours that stirred up many of them to begin helping. 3 But I am sending these men just to be sure that you really are ready, as I told them you would be, with your money all collected; I don’t want it to turn out that this time I was wrong in my boasting about you. 4 I would be very much ashamed—and so would you—if some of these Macedonian people come with me, only to find that you still aren’t ready after all I have told them!

5 So I have asked these other brothers to arrive ahead of me to see that the gift you promised is on hand and waiting. I want it to be a real gift and not look as if it were being given under pressure.

6 But remember this—if you give little, you will get little. A farmer who plants just a few seeds will get only a small crop, but if he plants much, he will reap much.7 Everyone must make up his own mind as to how much he should give. Don’t force anyone to give more than he really wants to, for cheerful givers are the ones God prizes. 8 God is able to make it up to you by giving you everything you need and more so that there will not only be enough for your own needs but plenty left over to give joyfully to others. 9 It is as the Scriptures say: “The godly man gives generously to the poor. His good deeds will be an honor to him forever.”

10 For God, who gives seed to the farmer to plant, and later on good crops to harvest and eat, will give you more and more seed to plant and will make it grow so that you can give away more and more fruit from your harvest.

11 Yes, God will give you much so that you can give away much, and when we take your gifts to those who need them they will break out into thanksgiving and praise to God for your help. 12 So two good things happen as a result of your gifts—those in need are helped, and they overflow with thanks to God. 13 Those you help will be glad not only because of your generous gifts to themselves and to others, but they will praise God for this proof that your deeds are as good as your doctrine. 14 And they will pray for you with deep fervor and feeling because of the wonderful grace of God shown through you.

15 Thank God for his Son—his Gift too wonderful for words.

Living Bible (TLB)

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