Notes from the Road
September 19, 2016 
In This Issue
Opportunity to Serve

Are you looking for ways to use the gifts that God has given you? 

Church functions are sustained with our time, talents, and treasures and there are many ways to lend a hand. 

We have opportunities for a variety of individuals - we're looking for folks of all ages, professions, and interests. 

As we look to grow, we will be formally posting current needs - along with role descriptions. 

Here are a few specific places we are currently looking for volunteers and leaders.
  • Audio/Video - Equipment Support
  • Choir Director
  • Sign Placement Support
If your gifts are aligned with these needs and you'd like to know more, visit the Journey Opportunities page!

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Did You Know?
Fanny Crosby became blind at 6 week of age and began writing hymn at age 6!

In her lifetime, she authored the lyrics for over 8000 hymns, including Blessed Assurance.

Read more  about Fanny Crosby and Blessed Assurance.
Quick Links
Sunday Services

9:00 - Sunday School
10:15 - Worship

Journey meets at 
Maricopa Wells Middle School.

45725 W Honeycutt Ave.
Maricopa, AZ 85139

We are the people of the United Methodist Church.

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
Community Focus!

Can our work bring us closer to God? 

This is a question tackled by Joe Iovino in an article on Christian Living.

" We might be tempted to separate our work into categories-some tasks for God and other just work. The Bible calls us instead to do everything to the glory of God," writes Iovino. 

He also reminds us that, "s erving Christ in our work is not defined by what our job is, but by the way we do it. This includes the motivation and character out of which our work flows.

Serving Christ in our work is not defined by what our job is, but by the way we do it."

As you go through your work week this week, how are you serving Christ? 

Read the whole article here!
United Methodist Women - The Vision
Excerpted from the UMW Handbook

The UMW vision for 2010-2020 sharpens and energizes the PURPOSE of United Methodist Women to remain vital in the years to come.

Inspired by 1 Thessalonians 1:4, the vision describes a United Methodist Women organization that is:

  • Turning faith, hope and love into action on behalf of women, children and youth around the world.
  • Providing opportunities and resources to grow spiritually, become more deeply rooted in Christ and put faith into action.
  • Organizing for growth, with flexible structures leading to effective witness and action.
  • Equipping women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, workplaces, governments, and churches.
  • Working for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.
  • Providing educational experiences that lead to personal change in order to transform the world.
The entire program and organization of United Methodist Women focuses on mission. Our mission initiatives include:
  • Providing opportunities to grow spiritually
  • Equipping women & girls to be leaders
  • Providing transformative educational experiences
  • Organizing for growth & flexibility
  • Working for justice through service and advocacy
  • Focusing on Women, Children and Life

For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has-not according to what one does not have. I do not mean that there should be relief for others and pressure on you, but it is a question of a fair balance between your present abundance and their need, so that their abundance may be for your need, in order that there may be a fair balance. As it is written, "The one who had much did not have too much and the one who had little did not have too little."

- Corinthians 8:12-15
News and Notes ...  from the Blog
Terry Kim


There's a company called Oliver's Travels that offers luxury wedding packages in the southern area of France. As part of their services, the company even guarantees a sunny day. For the "small" price of $150,000, Oliver's Travels will fly planes near the wedding venue and spray silver iodide into the clouds, scattering them and drastically...


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Mark Your Calendar!
September is beans and rice month for the food bank!

25th - Potluck Sunday

  • After Sunday service. No Strawberries, please!


    27th - Board of Trustees Meeting

  • 6:30 PM at Barro's Pizza



    2nd - World Communion Sunday


    8th - Women's Breakfast

  • 9 AM @ The Duke

    For the most up-to-date information about what's going on at Journey, see our events calendar.

    We're young and old and we come from all walks of life. We don't check your ID, the make-up of your family, your tax returns, your political affiliation, or require a test for you to be part of our family! 

    All are welcome in this place.


    Your Journey Leadership Team
    Betty, Jen, Joy, Khyle, Marvin, and Terry

    Journey United Methodist Church 

    P.O. Box 684
    Maricopa, AZ 85139