The last several weeks have been very exciting!
We had an ambitious goal of raising $750,000 to secure and prepare the land for the future home of Journey Church. God has done exceedingly abundantly beyond all that we could have imagined! A few weeks ago we reported that $1,040,000 had been pledged... but over the last few weeks more pledges have come in and the total now stands at $1,106,500! That is an absolutely stunning number! Thank you so much for your generosity!
A few weeks back we began a new 10-week series on the Life of David which will look at the triumphs and tragedies of David's life. This week we'll be talking about one of the most famous Bible stories: David and Goliath. If you ever miss a message, you can always catch up via the Sermons page and listen online.
Opportunities to Serve
Children's Ministry: We love our kids, and we believe ministering to them is just as important as the worship service. It takes 37 volunteers to effectively minister to our children each week and we currently average 29. If you would like to join our awesome team or simply ask some questions before committing, please contact Wendy Lopp at email@example.com
Saturday Morning Setup: Looking for a way to serve as a family? Come on out any Saturday morning at 9am and help us "throw" some chairs! The kids are welcome to help or run around the gym and play. Serving is also a great way to meet new people and get connected! Setup usually takes 30-45 minutes depending on how many people are able to assist.
Heartland Hope Mission | June 6: Heartland Hope has moved to a new building and we have a unique opportunity to be one of the first groups to serve there! Heartland Hope does an incredible amount of good for the poor in our community, and the work you do here really makes a difference in the lives of others. If you'd like to help out, please shoot an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baptism Service | May 24: We will be doing our first-ever baptism service during both worship services! This is very exciting as we will all be able to celebrate with those who decided to take this significant next-step in their spiritual journey.
Confirmation Student Recognition | May 31: Our confirmation students have completed the course and we will be celebrating their achievement at during both services! They will lead us in through scripture and creeds they have memorized and also in celebrating communion.
Youth Movie & Game Night | June 12: All middle and high school students are invited to a movie night at Neil & Jan Gilsdorf's house! If you'd like more information, flyers will be available on the information table Sunday morning.
Children's Ministry Summer Break | July 5 - August 2: The classrooms for Kindergarten through 6th grade will not be open on Sunday mornings for a portion of the summer. The move-up date for all grades will be August 9th.
Omaha Gives | Today: Omaha Gives! is a 24-hour online giving event organized by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie counties. Our ministry partners, Global Partners in Hope and Heartland Hope are both among the many great non-profits to give to. Both of these organizations are doing incredible amount of good in Omaha and around the world to care for the sick, widow, orphan and marginalized of society. If you haven't already, please consider supporting them today to help them achieve their goals.