Notes from the Road
November 14, 2016 
In This Issue
Next Sunday!

Our Charge Conference is scheduled for next Sunday (November 20th). Our new District Superintendent, Rev. Susan Brims, will be with us.

We'll hold our annual meeting immediately after service. 
Scripture Reading

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Journey meets at 
Maricopa Wells Middle School.

45725 W Honeycutt Ave.
Maricopa, AZ 85139

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Notes from the Road is one of the ways that we at Journey stay connected. Connections and community are keys to a vital church ... and are part of what keeps us bound together in the service of Christ.

So, welcome to you as we journey together on the road where we as a s pirit-filled, forward-leaning community of believers seek to become the hands and feet of Jesus.
Bits and Bytes
The Everlasting God
Terry Kim
"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom." Isaiah 40:28
Ever wonder how long the human body can go without sleep? The official world record belongs to San Diego native Randy Gardner, who in 1964, at the age of 17, went without sleep for an incredible 11 days, or approximately 260 hours.  William C. Dement, a researcher at the Sanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, observed Gardner during the last few days of his sleepless marathon. 

Now before we get any ideas of trying to emulate or surpass this record (if any of us are so inclined), I should note that the Guinness Book of World Records will not recognize any such attempts due to the danger of going long periods without sleep. We all need sleep, and being deprived of it for long periods of time can negatively affect our health, and in extreme cases, may even lead to death. We, as finite human beings, have our limitations. 

We get tired every day, and we require hours of uninterrupted sleep every night. But Scripture tells us, in Isaiah, God does not grow tired. God doesn't have any limitations. This truth is nicely echoed in the Chris Tomlin song, "Everlasting God":
You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary
That's great news, because the God we serve is the almighty creator who never sleeps. What a comfort it is to know that our Heavenly Father constantly watches over us, and we can always turn to Him for help, day or night.

God bless!

News and Notes ...  from the Blog

Jen Salta

This morning after service, I had a conversation. During the conversation, we chatted about what music selections would be chosen for the next couple of Sunday services. I mentioned that we were in the odd time just before Thanksgiving and the beginning of Advent. While there is a plan in place for music...


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Mark Your Calendar!

15th - Quarterly SPRC Meeting

19th - Men's Breakfast
  • 9 AM @ The Duke

  • 20th - Journey Craft Sale 
  • Before and After Sunday Service

  • 20th - Charge Conference
  • Immediately After Service
  • Meet Rev. Brims, District Superintendent

  • 27th - First Sunday in Advent

    27th - Journey Craft Sale 
  • Before and After Sunday Service

  • 29th - Board of Trustees Meething 
  • 6:30 PM @ Barro's Pizza

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    Betty, Jen, Joy, Khyle, Marvin, and Terry

    Journey United Methodist Church 

    P.O. Box 684
    Maricopa, AZ 85139