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 January 2018 Newsletter
The Story of Mark
Everyone likes a good drama.  We love it when we find that story that stirs us. It leaves a lasting impact on us.  Nothing is like those truly moving stories that are based on real life.  To start out this new year, we will be taking a look at the original drama based on a true story.  The Gospel of Mark was the first gospel penned and was written to be presented to an audience much like the dramas of our day.  The most life changing of true stories is still impacting people to this day.  Join us as we explore the drama and look at the story of Jesus in a way that we possibly have not before.
New Adventures
Hey New Journey Folks! Welcome to 2018! My new year starts with two big adventures and coincidentally, the two adventures are related! The first is my trip to Haiti January 1-9. This is for the Annual Pastor’s Conference sponsored by International Christian Development Missions. Pastors and church leaders from all over Haiti will be gathering for five days of teaching, mentoring, interaction, and inspiration. The theme this year is Tent-Making Ministries. Based on the work Paul did as a tent-maker (his vocational trade) we will be exploring both the theological and practical aspects of supporting our ministry through professional jobs, trades, and even farming. This is a critical aspect of ministry in Haiti as very few churches can afford a full-time, even a part-time, pastor or staff. I will also be teaching an evening course in biblical studies on the book of Philippians.
My second adventure is teaching a Master of Ministry course for Warner University titled “Contemporary Models of Missional Communities.” This course is challenging to me both personally and professionally. I am hoping that my work in both New Journey and Haiti will be impacted positively by what I teach and learn in this course.
So as you begin the new year, think about your own spiritual life. What would it mean if you took Jesus words in Matthew 25 seriously? What if we really lived out the life and person of Jesus as his “body” in the world? What would look different? What might we have to give up? How will the world around us be changed?
Pastor Jesse
On Wednesday nights this month we’ll learn about four things we need to quit doing in the new year: Making excuses, Complaining, Living in fear, and Comparing.
Youth Ice Skating
Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex
Saturday, January 27
Cost is $15
Annual Business Meeting
Mark your calendars now and plan to attend our Annual Business meeting on Sunday, January 28th. This will take place immediately following the morning worship service. Copies of the proposed annual budget will be available to pick up in the lobby and review on Sunday, January 14th.
Also our Q&A will be held on Wednesday, January 24th at 6:30 PM to ask any questions you may have regarding the proposed budget. This review time will make for a much smoother flow to our Annual Business Meeting.
Weekly Activities
Wednesday evenings begin at 6:30 PM with a time of prayer and praise in the auditorium. Then there is something for everyone, from children, youth and adults.
6:30 PM –  Bible Study at Richard & Stephanie Araujo’s
Mark Rheaume – 1st
Diane Fulkman – 4th
Kirk Lichty – 13th
Jesse Downs – 16th
Liz Petersen – 19th
Raya Petersen – 24th
Linda Puett –  30th
Sam Gomez – 31st
Shawn & Gale Best – 18th
James & Kandy Jones – 21st
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