Downtown Living?

October 6, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

LJC Oasis groups are located all over the city of Indianapolis, with one major exception—downtown. But we want that to change. Do you have a pet free home in the downtown Indy area? Would you like to host a group of 8-10 people each week for great conversation and fun? As host, you don’t need to plan anything or lead discussion, just let the group use your clean space. For more information about hosting a new downtown Oasis group, complete the response form.

Service Animals

October 5, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

You may have noticed a couple new friends joining us for worship—service animals. These animals help their handlers with special needs while visiting LifeJourney. Welcome!

Please note, we do not allow non-service animals in the building during events on Sundays or during the week. However, we are pet friendly and welcome meeting your pets during office hours—please call ahead to let us know to expect you!

World Animal Day

October 2, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Celebrate World Animal Day with LifeJourney Church! Visit the Animal Ministry’s booth in the Fellowship Hall following the worship services this Sunday.

Then, learn more about the Animal Ministry by attending the orientation meeting at 12:45 pm in Room 6.

The Animal Ministry partners with Lucky Dog Rescue—a nonprofit foundation—and is always in need of assistance. If you can’t attend Sunday’s orientation, fill out the response from in and we’ll get information to you.

Team Leaves for New Mexico

September 24, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

On Saturday, a team from LifeJourney will travel to the Navajo Nation for a week of labor, building houses for Navajo people in need.

Please pray for safety, health, and the ability to reflect the love of God to each other and the Navajo Nation.


2015 Team (Left to Right): Tinker Daily, Winnie Wainscott, Angie Thurnall, Vanessa Johnson, Kathy Cook, Richard Hancock, Rich Dennis, Hiroki Chalfant, Jill Cheviron, Sunshine Rucker, Julie Ruhana (not in photo).

“Think Tank”

September 22, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Calling all creative (and kinda creative) minds to a special Think Tank Brainstorming Session on Sunday, October 4 from 1­–3 pm.

The group will collectively brainstorm with our Communication Director as we continue to develop our advertising messages launching this fall and into 2016. Collectively, we’ll imagine slogans, commercials, and more!

No experience is necessary and this promises to be relaxed and enjoyable for participants. (Light snack will be provided.)

Complete the interest for if you’d like to participate!


Youth Lockin

September 18, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

It’s time for the annual Youth Lock-In! All 6th-12th graders and friends are invited to participate in this event. Arrive at the church Friday, October 2 at 8:00 pm, and we will lock the doors until at 8:00 am Saturday. There will be movies, games, and of course, lots of food and no sleep!

So register today through the response form, the fee is $5 per student to cover the cost of food.

B is for Baby, Y is for You!

September 16, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Want to get your baby fix without actually having a baby? Be part of the LJC Nursery Team. Spend one hour rocking, holding, playing with babies (and then send them home with their parents)! Bonus, the team members are not responsible for changing diapers. Its a win-win! Parents get to enjoy worship and you get to play with clean babies for an hour once a month.

We currently have an opening for the third Sunday of the month during the 11 o’clock service and are looking to launch a 9:30 service team. For more information, complete the interest form.

The Missing Piece…

September 14, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Our church has an amazing team of children’s ministry volunteers! But we need you to be our missing piece. We are currently looking for folks to aid/assist our lead teachers in the ages 2-3 and 4-5 year old rooms one Sunday a month.

This role is to help our little ones stay focused while a lesson is shared and activities are completed. There is no leading or prep time required.

For more information, complete the interest form.

Let’s Go Kroger-ing!

September 11, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

LifeJourney Church has partnered with the Kroger Community Rewards programs! Through this program, LifeJourney receives a small monetary donation when you shop Kroger. Registering and helping benefit LifeJourney Church is easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card online at Kroger Community Rewards.
  2. If you have previously registered your card, you may click Sign In. New online customers, must first click Create an Account.
  3. Once registered (or signed in), click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards and enter “LifeJourney Church.”

Important Reminders:

  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count until after you have registered your card(s).
  • If a member does not yet have a Kroger Plus card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger.
  • Do you use your phone number at the register?  Call 800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus card number.
  • Members must swipe their registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

Seeking an Auto Mechanic

September 7, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

The church was recently given a 1992 van to be used for transporting our teens to and from activities.

We want to be sure it is mechanically sound and road worthy. So, we are in need of a quality mechanic to look it over and let us know if there are any urgent repairs needed and to honestly gauge how much we should invest in the van. We are not necessarily looking for a licensed mechanic, just someone with such knowledge.

If you think you have two cents to add, contact Pastor Melody.


Youtrh Confirmation/Education

September 5, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

It’s time for us to begin our Youth Education/Confirmation Program. This is a program designed to educate all those in 6­­­–12th grade about the ways of Jesus, the history of the Church, and what it means to be a Christian.

There will be eight classes beginning Sunday, September 20 and a weekend retreat November 13–15 as the culmination to our learning together.

Sunday classes will be from 3–5 pm. The cost for this program is $30 per student for class materials and $175 per student for the weekend retreat for a total of $205. For more information complete the interest form.

MCC Network Gathering

September 4, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

MCC Network Gathering
Central United States East Network
October 16–17, 2015 | Pittsburgh, PA

Guest: Rev. Elder Tony Freeman
Leadership Essentials for Congregations

All are welcome to attend this event. This is a great opportunity to network with other MCC churches.

Complete the response form to learn more!

Photo Recap: 2015 Anniversary Picnic

September 3, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

2015 Picnic Photo Recap
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Adopt These Children

September 2, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

LifeJourney Church works with Child Fund International to support children in need around the world.
This mission relies on the monthly generosity of individuals like you to help fulfill our commitment to these children. Currently, Alysson (left) and Yasmin (right) have lost their sponsors.
Consider filling the void of $24 a month, allowing your generosity to impact the lives of these children in need of care. Use the response form to learn more about this commitment.

Alysson Bruno Silva Martins YasminLatihaPeltier

New? Been Around? Somewhere In Between?

August 21, 2015 • Category: Resources

Are you new…

to LifeJourney within the past six months? If so, you’re invited to a casual reception in your honor (snacks included). The reception is held every 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Pastor Jeff Miner will help you get acquainted and answer questions you may have, like, “Is this church the right place for me? How do I fit in and make friends? What resources are available?” Feel free to email Pastor Jeff with questions or call the church office at (317)722-0000. You may also RSVP through this form. See you there!

Have you been around for a while (or even brand new)…

and need to know where to subscribe to the latest news and updates?  Visit the connect page of our website to subscribe the the Weekend Review and other alerts to stay up-to-date with LifeJourney Church.

Labor Day Family Camp

August 17, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

No plans for Labor Day? Why not spend a three day weekend at WayCross Center with your family? At the Labor Day Family Camp you’ll enjoy biking, archery, crafts, swimming, canoeing, gardening and hiking. Or take a more relaxed approach and enjoy each other’s company with a deck of cards, the craft shop, or gathered around a fire. Whatever you prefer, your family is invited to join in for a weekend of unplugged family fun.
For more information or to register your family on the Waycross Website.

Annual Church Picnic, Sunday!

August 14, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Sunday at 1:00 pm
Broad Ripple Park, Pavilion 1

  • Live music featuring local guitarist, Charlie Morgan, with our own Scott Middleton and Nick Neureiter.
  • Enjoy other performances by individuals from LifeJourney, including the LJC Kids!
  • Participate in activities such as volleyball, badminton, football, bocce ball, balloon artist, and more.
  • Be part of the 2015 LifeJourney Church photo.
  • Hamburgers, veggie-burgers & hotdogs are provided, along with limited beverage selection.
  • If you’re able, please bring a side dish (that won’t spoil in the heat ) or dessert to share.

Couple’s Night Out

July 22, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Join other LifeJourney Church couples as they venture to Theatre On The Square located on Mass Ave. The group will see Love, Loss, and What I Wore.

If you are free Friday, July 31 at 8:00 pm this is your opportunity to network with others from church.

Purchase tickets or find out more at


THURSDAY: Garfield Park Oasis Outing

July 21, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Join the Garfield Park Oasis for a picnic while enjoying the sounds of the Pride of Indy Band this Thursday evening, July 23.

Instead of meeting at their regular location, the group will meet at Garfield Park at 7:00 pm for a picnic. Then, at 7:30 pm the Pride of Indy Band begins its concert located at the Garfield Park MacAllister Center.

Email Jared Hancock for details.

This event is open to anyone… a perfect opportunity to explore another great Oasis from LifeJourney Church.

Grill Masters

July 20, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Think you’ve got what it takes to master the grill at the annual church picnic? Slip on your tongs, grab your flipper, and show us what you’ve got!

Intimidated by the grill? No problem… We need event organizers—you can never have too many cooks in the kitchen.
Use the response form and let us know you can help make this event fire!