Order Your Journey T-shirt Now!

Pay What You Choose/Wish/Can/Want/Value

It's that time again. Our new Journey t-shirt for 2017 is ready to order! The deadline to place your order is Wednesday, June 28. You must order in advance (and pay as well, if possible) in order to get your awesome shirt. We're serious about this deadline, so order NOW. 

This year's design features original artwork by Ryan Zimmerman in white on a heather royal blue shirt. This lightweight shirt is made of combed, ringspun cotton and is wonderfully soft. We will have the shirts available for pick up on Sunday July 7, the week before the Anniversary Picnic on July 16  when we all will, of course, be sporting our fabulous new shirts. 

We are not setting a specific price for the shirts this year. Instead, we are trying out a "pay what you choose/wish/can/want/value" system. The shirts cost Journey $8 each ($10 for 2XL and 3XL) but you are invited to pay an amount you choose. If money is a little tight and you can only pay $5, that's okay. If you're feeling flush and want to kick in a little — or a lot — extra, that's cool, too. All money collected beyond our production costs will go to support Journey as we do our best to be God's Hands in the world. 

There are 3 ways to place your order:

  1. E-mail the Head T-Shirt Wrangler with your name, desired quantity, and sizes
  2. Sign up on the Journey 2017 T-Shirt order page
  3. Fill out the paper order form on Sunday at Journey.

You can pay for your order by cash, check, or credit card in person on Sunday morning. If you use the online order form, you also have the option of paying right there on the form with PayPal or a credit card. We are hoping to collect some payments in advance, as we have to pay half of our total cost when we place our order at the end of June.

drawing of dove with Journey logo and text reading "shalom, y'all"

Again, you MUST PLACE YOUR ORDER BY WEDNESDAY 6/28 TO GET YOUR SHIRT. 

Journey's cost is $8 each ($10 each for 2XL or 3XL) but you are invited to pay what you choose. All money collected beyond the cost of the shirt will help support Journey.

Sizes: Youth S, M, L, XL and Adult XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL

To order your shirt, e-mail the Head T-Shirt Wrangler with your sizes and quantities, sign up on the 2017 t-shirt order page, or fill out a paper order form on Sunday. We will be accepting payments by cash, check, or credit card on Sunday mornings. Your payment in advance is greatly appreciated!

Don't miss out! Order now!

This year, they will be printed on a Dark Chocolate 100% cotton shirt.
There will be artwork on the front, and then a quote by Mr. Rogers on the back.
 
The shirts will come in Youth sizes (S-XL), and Adult sizes (S-XXXL).
 
The cost will be $8.00 each 
 ($10.00 for XXL & XXXL)
 
Place your order TODAY! 
We need to have the order to the printers by this TUESDAY, JULY 2nd.
To order your shirt, email Leslie at leslie@journeyifc.com
 
You may pick up your shirt at the Journey Picnic on Sunday, July 14th.  You may pay for it at that time as well.
posted: Jun 13, 2017 , , , ,
 

Happy Birthday, Journey!

Celebrating 13 Imperfect Years on Sunday July 16th

graphic of birthday cake with Journey cross on top

Join us on Sunday, July 16th for a celebration of Journey at the 13th Anniversary Journey IFC Picnic! There will be a potluck lunch after Worship.

People with last names beginning with A-L, please bring side dishes or salads; people with last names beginning with M-Z, please bring entrees (some vegetarian-friendly/vegan entrees will be appreciated). The Heart Ministry will provide desserts. If you cannot bring a dish, bring your appetite  — there is always enough to go around! 

Sign up sheets will be passed around during worship to volunteer for set-up, clean-up and decorating, or you can volunteer by e-mailing heartleaders@journeyifc.com.

posted: Jun 13, 2017 , , , ,
 

Journey Women's Retreat -- Save the Date!

Sept. 22 - 24, 2017

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JOURNEY IFC 2017 FALL WOMEN’S RETREAT
Friday, Sept. 22 – Sunday, Sept. 24
Cedarbrake Retreat Center in Belton, TX

 

It's time for the annual Journey Women's Retreat at at Cedarbrake Retreat Center in Belton, Tx. We're headed to the country to talk, laugh, share, be with nature, and get real. If you plan to attend, please let Vicki, Stacie or Gayle know (staff@journeyifc.com). It would be a tremendous help if you can pay the $200 retreat fee now—we’ve got upfront costs coming in already. Just toss it in the offering bucket or mail it in, and be sure to put “Women’s Retreat” in the memo line. Thanks! 

posted: Jun 12, 2017 ,
 

Shopping for Journey

Earn Money for Journey While You Shop

Amazon Smile bannerJourney is now listed with Amazon Smile. A percentage of the cost of eligible purchases will go to JIFC. Start your shopping here on the Amazon Smile page to ensure your donations go to Journey.

How to generate AmazonSmile donations

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. Tens of millions of products are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their smile.amazon.com product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible to generate donations.

Remember, only purchases made at smile.amazon.com, (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app,) generate AmazonSmile donations.

In other Painless Fundraising News, we have a Journey account at Randalls! If you go to the customer service desk at Randalls and link your Randall’s card to our Journey account, we get 1% back on all of your purchases. Forms to link your card are available on the back table every Sunday. Take a few and pass them out to your friends! Our Randall’s account number is: 12804. 

If you have any questions about these programs, just e-mail the Bones Ministry. Happy shopping!

posted: Jun 08, 2017 , ,
 

Summer Sabbath

clip art drawing of a wall calendar on July pageWe’re giving our children's teachers some well-deserved time off in this summer, so we will not have Adult Bible Study, Youth Group, or Children's Sunday School in July. Classes will resume in August. We will have Children's Worship Care during the service, which will still start at 10:45ish. 

Parents, please remember that your kids should not be unsupervised anywhere in the church, including outside. Thanks!

 

posted: Jun 06, 2017 ,
 

New Toddler Playground

clip art image of playscapeWe now have a fenced in area at our Woodrow location for our littlest Journeyers — our toddler area. We are accepting donations to purchase some outdoor items for the kiddos. If you would like to contribute money to this cause please designate it as "Toddler Area" or contact Vicki. If you would like to purchase an item yourself, please follow this link to see our wish list of items to buy on Amazon. Thank you!

posted: May 11, 2017 , , ,
 

Investing 101

graphic of blue light bulb in pile of silver coinsJOURNEY SHORT CLASS: Investing 101

FACILITATOR: John C.

DESCRIPTION: Back by popular demand (actually, one person asked if we could re-run this class), this is a five-week class where we'll discuss some basic investment topics such as asset classes, investment styles and strategies, risk and how to control it, diversification, active vs passive management, Wall Street practices, and any other topics that come up that we find interesting. We'll share experiences and learn from each other, and at the end of the class we'll all be better prepared to understand and manage our own investment finances.

CLASS DATES: 6:30 pm on Tuesday evenings at Journey: May 23, May 30, June 20, June 27, and July 11

WHAT TO DO: E-mail John to claim your spot, and then show up.

DISCLAIMER: I have absolutely no letters after my name associated with finance or investing and am therefore totally unqualified as an instructor, but I have attended the financial school of hard knocks for the past 35 years and I've learned a lot. So, let's share! — John

posted: May 10, 2017 
 

Commitment Cards: How Will You Give?

Journey Financial Commitment 2017-18

1950s style line drawing of woman with string on fingerEvery spring, we invite every Journeyer to get still and prayerfully think about how they are going to financially support Journey during the coming year. This year is no exception, although there is one important change. This year we are not asking about the amount of money that you are committing to Journey -- that's between you and God -- but rather When, What, and How you are going to give money to Journey.

What do we mean by that? Check out this short video: 

 

When you're ready to fill out your form, just click here to go to our online form and submit it.

As always, no pastor will know the details of your giving, nor will anyone hound you to keep your commitment; this is between you and God.

God is doing great things; you are helping make those things happen.

Please pray and decide how to support & strengthen your faith community. Your support matters.

This message provided by the Coalition for Journey Awesomeness

 


 

Want to learn more about making donations online? Visit our Online Giving Info page. Already know everything there is to know about online giving? Go directly to the Online Giving Acces Portal.
Questions or comments?  E-mail finance@journeyifc.com

posted: May 05, 2017 ,
 

Giving by Text

clip art of cell phoneWe now have a Text Giving app up and running! No more fumbling for cash or a blank check during offering time. Or maybe you like to give by credit or debit card, but that's hard to do as the baskets go by. Well, it's easy to do now. All you need is a smart phone! Just follow the 3 easy steps:

  1. Text "Journey" to 73256
  2. Enter your donation amount and select a fund (general fund, operations, etc.)
  3. Enter your payment info (just the first time) and click "Give"

Our Church Keyword is “Journey," so just text "Journey" to 73256. You'll be directed to a link that will open a giving app where you select the amount of your gift and the fund it will go to. You then enter your payment information (credit card or debit card info, checking account info, etc.) and tap “Give," and you're done. You will receive a receipt on your phone and an email copy as well. Plus, your gift is automatically transferred into our Realm accounting software so it will show up on your Giving Statement.

And, you need to enter your payment information only once. The next time you give by text your payment information will be recalled automatically, or you can choose to enter account information for an additional payment method.

Give it a try. It's quick, it's easy, and, it doesn't hurt! Blessings...

graphic showing text giving process

posted: Feb 01, 2017 ,
 

Koinonia

Join Us for Interesting Group Discussions

graphic of people holding hands in a circleKoinonia is a group of women that meet twice a month to support each other, pray together and hopefully grow spiritually along the way. We meet at the Panera Bread (on Capital of Texas Hwy just north of 183) on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 5:30 p.m. All women are invited, so bring your friends or just bring your own sweet self. Please contact Susan C. if you have any questions!

posted: Nov 19, 2016 
 

Lend a Hand

wordle of the word "serve" in many languagesJourney is an organization with many moving parts. Who makes Journey run? You do! Here are a few of the many ways that you — yes, you! — can help keep it all going:

Communion

Holy Communion at Journey is varied, creative, and always sacred. You can be a part of it! We are looking for a few Journeyers to help make Communion happen during our worship service once a month. Contact Lesa S. or the Soul Ministry for more info.

Cleaning

We are looking for volunteers to help tidy up our Journey space. If you have just 20 minutes a month, you can help keep Journey clean. Please contact DeAnn for more information. Thanks!

Lawn Care

The grass just keeps on growing! We need some volunteers to help keep our yard looking spiffy. For more info or to volunteer, please contact Cindy H. Thanks!

Sunday School Teachers

We need volunteers to work with our children in the upcoming year. We ask you to commit to teaching on a rotation basis during the year. You will always be paired with another adult. We provide the curriculum, supplies and training; you provide the time and love for kids. The more volunteers we get, the fewer classes each person will teach. This is a very rewarding experience. Journey kids are really interesting! To sign up or for more information, please contact Vicki, or add your name to the sign up sheet on Sunday morning. Thanks!

posted: Nov 01, 2016 , ,
 

Sunday Morning Cleaning Up

Even though we don't have to put away chairs any more, there are still some things to handle after worship each week. Please lend a hand. It's the Journey way. Here is a list of chores:

cartoon of person closing an over filled closetLiving Room
Recycle bulletins and other leftover papers
Put away worship decorations, such as candles, lamp, small crosses, bell, fabric, etc.
Put away microphones and stands
Put sign up books on the credenza in the hall
Turn off fans

Kitchen and Tiki Lounge
Turn off coffee pot
Clean up coffee table by straightening loose items and wiping down surfaces
Wash coffee urns, dry them, and put them back on the coffee table
Wipe down kitchen counters and sink
Wash, dry, and put away dishes
Put away any other kitchen items as needed

Bathrooms
Wipe down bathroom sinks in all 3 bathrooms
Restock all 3 bathrooms, as needed, with soap, toilet paper, paper towels
Take out trash from kitchen, classrooms, and all bathrooms to dumpster, and replace trash bags

There will be a point person each week to make sure everyone get these chores done, but we need lots of people to get the work done. If you don't know where things should go, just ask someone who looks like they know what they’re doing and figure it out together. It’s community in action, folks. Thanks for being willing to serve!

posted: Jun 19, 2015 , , , ,
 
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