SEPTEMBER NEXT STEPSSeptember 1, 2023
WELCOME TO THE JOURNEY
Welcome to Journey Church. You can get a religious experience anywhere. We focus on taking steps in our relationships and we believe that God wants to have a personal relationship with you. We want to encourage you to explore or take steps to experience more of God. In Him, we find our best life. If you're new to Journey Church, fill out the guest card here. We will send you a gift card to say thanks for joining us and we promise not to harass you. You can use the online connect card here to submit a prayer request, request any assistance or take a next step.
SUNDAYS IN SEPTEMBER
Sunday at 9:30 & 11:00 am
September 3: Family Communion Service
September 10: Paul's Last Sunday (Social after church)
September 17: Fall Kickoff Sunday + Tailgate Party
September 24: Engaging in God's Word
FALL KICKOFF WEEKEND: September 16-17
We have a special weekend to kick off fall. On September 16, we will have Network Team service projects to spread kindness. On September 17, we will have a tailgate party between services from 10:30-11:00 am. Wear your team gear if you want.
Last month we hosted Baptisms at the Beach. This month on Sundays, we will be sharing some highlights and stories. We are considering doing Fall Baptisms at church on October 1 if anyone is looking to get baptized. We will have a info meeting on Sept. 17. You can find more details here if you are considering getting baptized. The deadline is September 24.
BACKPACK & SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE
Every year we look to support our school and help local kids in need with our annual school supply drive. While your out shopping grab some back packs and things like crayons, pencils, erasers, notebooks, folders, color pencils, markers and glue. September 3 is our last Sunday to collect supplies. Thanks for everyone who donated. Look for a highlight later this month.
DISCOVER THE JOURNEY BREAKFAST: September 24 9:30 am
If you're newer to our church, we'd love to have you join us for breakfast. We will have some food and you'll hear more about our church and some next step opportunities coming up for you. We will meet in the west room (office entrance) and Journey Kid's check in is available as well. Sign up here.
Network Teams are regional large groups that impact the community with service projects and encourage each other to take next steps.
SEPTEMBER SERVICE PROJECTS: September 16
Our Network Team are kicking off fall with some service projects to spread kindness. The Fruitport Team is doing a car wash to raise money to help a local family. The Norton Shores and Tri-Cities Teams are joining together to help Travis' grandma. Find the details and directions here.
CONNECTION NIGHT: September 24
Italian Food Night. All teams are meeting on the same night. Details here.
JOURNEY KIDS & TEENS
Currently we have full Journey Kids rooms will open at the 9:30 am gathering and Nursery - Kindergarten available at 11:00 am. Would you consider invest in our kids as we gear up for fall? Check out the Volunteer Page here. You can find Parent Resources here.
JOURNEY TEENS FALL KICKOFF: COLOR WARS
This event is for 6th-12th graders. It's a highlight every year. Wear a white shirt and bring a friend. Details here.
MORE STEPS & RESOURCES
If you normally give at church in the boxes, you can still give online here. You can also give through Venmo. Our handle is @JourneyChurchWestMI. Thanks for your generosity and giving to the mission.
The Growth Pathway is a series of next steps to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus. It's not a list of tasks to complete, instead, it's a guide to give some direction to continue to move forward in your faith. Find the guide here.
You can find all of the songs we play at church and our Spotify playlist here. Take some time to listen and focus on God.