G-Force VBS

May 22, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

VBS Registration Now Open!

Hang on… You’re about to experience G-Force! This exciting week long VBS will be evenings, June 29 to July 3 at 6:30 pm and it is absolutely FREE for all children ages 3 to 12. VBS is chocked full of awesome activities like games, science experiments, stories, crafts, snacks, songs, contests, and more! To register your child for G-Force, please visit the registration table in the Social Hall.

VBS Leaders, Crew, and Helpers Needed

LJC Kids! Vacation Bible School is right around the corner and it’s gonna be sick! With a theme like G-Force, it may just defy gravity!
Pulling of a stunt like VBS takes a team of volunteers, some work behind the scenes, others directly with the kids. So get stoked for this year’s VBS, June 29-July 3 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Ready, set, go…take action and sign up to volunteer here!

VBS Supplies Wanted

In the years past, you may have witnessed that creative works that goes into designing the VBS theme elements. Many of the items are donated, loaned, or purchased in order to ensure we have all the supplies we need. Stop by the registration booth in the Social Hall to see what you may be able to provide for LJC Kids!

Office Volunteer Openings

May 22, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Did you know there are a handful of people that volunteer a few hours, one day out of the week in the church office? It’s these dedicated individuals that help the church staff with so many details—important things that must get done:

  • Melody needs of a volunteer who can perform simple clerical tasks focused on the Children’s Ministry and preparing for summer activities.
  • Spencer needs a tech-savvy volunteer to assist with computer and internet related tasks, like posting news articles and updating internet content.
  • The office in general needs a couple people to help with simple tasks like stocking brochures, ensuring rooms are ready for the next event, shipping packages, etc.

If you have 3-4 hours, one day a week, please complete the response form.

Give What You Can…

May 15, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Remember to drop off your canned food items to benefit the families of Dayspring Center, THIS SUNDAY. This new initiative will continue every third Sunday.

Couples Afternoon Out

May 14, 2015 • Category: social events/groups, Uncategorized

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Did You Go To Oasis This Week?

May 12, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Did you get to an Oasis group this week? Oasis is the best way to connect and make friends at church; they are small groups that meet regularly for friendship, support, study, and prayer.

Try something new… Or get back into the swing of things… It’s not too late, it’s only Tuesday.

Here is the complete lists of Oasis Groups near you.

Remember, the West Side Oasis is starting a new series tonight on Forgiveness.

Fitness Activity Group

May 11, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Are you looking to get out more, perhaps work on a healthier lifestyle, need some friends to help keep you motivated?

All fitness levels are welcome. It does not matter if you have never worked on your fitness or you can do a 5k.

Whatever your activity level desires, come meet others as they embark on intentional journey to lead more active lives while supporting one another with their fitness goals.

Learn more details about this group through this form.

Media Campaign Preparation

May 8, 2015 • Category: Church News, Uncategorized

In February, at our Annual Congregational Meeting, we overwhelmingly approved a budget that allocates funding for a major media campaign this fall. Our goal is to tell Indianapolis about our wonderful church! One recent newcomer said, “LifeJourney is the most wonderful church I’ve ever attended. I’ve lived here my whole life and never knew about it. It’s the best kept secret in Indianapolis!”

Well, we’re gonna change that! Jesus said, “Let your light shine.” And that’s what we’re gonna do!

We want our friends and neighbors to know what we can share. In particular, our Diversity Advisory Board has challenged us to take the next steps in growing our diversity. They have challenged us to reach out to two significantly under-represented demographics in our congregation: young adults and straight people. Our goal is be a congregation that reflects the breadth of diversity we’ll encounter in heaven—all God’s people together. Central Indiana needs a church like that!

So, in preparation for the fall media campaign, we’re planning two focus group:

  • Young Adults, Sunday, May 17
  • Straight Adults, Tuesday, May 19.

These focus groups will give us a chance to brainstorm with you about how to best reach more young adults and straight people. A pizza dinner will be served at both focus groups. Please RSVP now if you can attend!

Homeless Ministry Budget Update

May 8, 2015 • Category: Ministry Teams, Uncategorized

At our February Congregational Meeting, we had a brief dialogue about whether our 2015 church budget allocated enough funding for food purchases for the breakfasts we serve each Saturday at the Dayspring Center for homeless families. At that meeting, the Board committed to taking a closer look and making any adjustments needed.

In the past, we’ve allocated $500 to the Homeless Ministry because (until recent years) that was the funding typically needed. In recent years, though, the work we do at Dayspring has dramatically increased, so the Board has concluded that $500 in no longer nearly enough. After the congregational meeting, someone made a special $500 donation to the church to increase our Homeless funding. To that, the Board has added another $1,000. So that, now, our Homeless Ministry budget has been increased to $2,000. As the year unfolds, if more is needed, the Board will again revisit and revise.

To all our regular givers, we say “thank you!” Your generous giving made this increase possible. To all our Homeless Ministry volunteers, we say an extra big “THANK YOU!” Your service to the homeless is a wonderful expression of God’s love!

G-Force VBS

May 7, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

LJC Kids! Vacation Bible School is right around the corner and it’s gonna be sick! With a theme like G-Force, it may just defy gravity!

Pulling of a stunt like VBS takes a team of volunteers, some work behind the scenes, others directly with the kids. So get stoked for this year’s VBS, June 29-July 3 from 6:30-8:30 pm. Ready, set, go…take action and claim your volunteer here!

Check out this awesome video preview of G-Force!

When You Visit LifeJourney Church…

May 1, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

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Women’s Softball Update

May 1, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

The LJC Women’s Softball team is 1-5 so far this season. Come cheer them on and be part of the LJC Pew-Crew fan club…This group is a talented,high energy team (and so is the softball team).

Games are held on Friday nights at the Metro Sports Complex, located at 2005 N. Sherman Dr, Indianapolis. Each game is one hour and played between 7:00-10:00 pm.

See the complete schedule by clicking Women’s Softball on the LifeJourney Church web-calendar here.

Janitors? Housekeeping? No… Temple Keepers!

May 1, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Not Janitors, They’re Temple Keepers

Imagine walking up to a glass door of fingerprints. What if you then walked into a church with debris littered on the floor. Now imagine using the restroom and sensing an unfresh environ- ment. How would this make you feel about your church home; worse yet, what kind of impression would this be for a guest?

Temple Keepers play a vital role behind the scenes at LifeJour- ney Church, they’re not simply janitors. If you like serving behind the scenes, then Temple Keepers may be the opportunity for you. To learn more about this ministry, please reach out to us here!

FORGIVENESS, New Oasis Series

April 30, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

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Join the West Side Oasis for this new series. Please RSVP through this link. Let us know in the RSVP if you would like to have the book, Forgiveness pre-ordered for you at a cost of $13. You may also order this book online with Amazon.

Dining Out for Life

April 23, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

 

Garfield Park Oasis

On April 30, the Garfield Park Oasis will gather, eat, and take part in Dining Out for Life. The group will pick a restaurant from the many participating establish- ments, order take out, and dine together. To be a part of this event that benefits the Damien Center, please RSVP by completing the response form here.

Helping Hands & Mind: 2015 Circle City Pride Festival & Parade

April 22, 2015 • Category: events

This summer’s Circle City Pride Festival is right around the corner and LifeJourney needs your help! We are in need of a lot of helping hands and have plenty of opportunity to help LifeJourney Church participate in this annual event. From parade unit designs, festival booth organization, and planning activities surrounding the event all assistance is welcome. Connect with us here for more information about how you can get involved!

Mother’s Day Tea

April 20, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

On Saturday May 9th, LifeJourney Church invites all mothers and their boys and girls to join us for a tea celebration (with a modern twist). We will be honoring all mothers within our church community.

Space is limited…RSVP here today!

Refrigerator Hauler

April 19, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

 

Do you have a truck, dolly, or can lend a helping hand to LJC? Connect with us here. 

 

Friday Night Lights!

April 17, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

 

Need some Friday night excitement? Cheer on the LifeJourney Church Women’s Softball Team as they kick CENSORED.

Games are held on Friday nights at the Metro Sports Complex, located at 2005 N. Sherman Dr, Indianapolis. Each game is one hour and played between 7:00-10:00 pm.

See the complete schedule by clicking Women’s Softball on the LifeJourney Church web-calendar here.

 

Foster Parent Information Session

April 17, 2015 • Category: Uncategorized

Are you intrigued with the idea of becoming a foster parent or exploring adoption through the foster system? LJC and the Department of Child Services will host a free information session on Sunday, April 12th at 1 pm. This hour long session will be an opportunity to have your questions answered. You’ll leave knowing the next steps to take!

“LifeJourney Warriors” Race for the Cure

April 16, 2015 • Category: Outreach, social events/groups

pink_ribbonThe Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure takes place on Saturday, April 18. The LifeJourney Team, “LifeJourney Warriors,” has a collection goal of $1,000! You may donate online. Also, register  and join the “LifeJourney Warriors” team at the race to walk in a unified exhibition of strength and perseverance. Email the Team Captain, Cayla Dyer for more information.