29 Things I Want You to Know
Today is March 29, and I have 29 things I want you to know about Journey, Nailed It, Easter 5K, Easter services, what’s beyond Easter, and whatever else pops into my head:
1. Coffee is FREE at Journey, both at Apopka and Mount Dora! Every weekend!
2. Have you downloaded the new Journey Christian App? The old app no longer works. You need to download the new app. Click here while on your mobile device to download now.
3. You can TEXT to give your tithes and offerings. Text GIVEJOURNEY to 77977.
4. The new Easter preparation series, Nailed It! continues this weekend with a message titled “Released from Condemnation.” There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
5. Our Mount Dora campus is offering two worship gatherings on Easter Sunday, April 16: 9:30 and 11:15AM.
6. Our Apopka campus is offering five worship gatherings on Easter weekend: 4 and 6PM on Saturday, April 15; and 9:30, 11:15AM and 1PM on Easter Sunday, April 16.
7. I imagine the 9:30 and 11:15 services at Apopka will be beyond capacity. From what we’re hearing and seeing, plenty of seats should be available at 6PM on Saturday and 1PM on Sunday. Also, we could use more volunteers in every Easter 5K service area.
8. We have a special Easter webpage that gives you a preview of the Easter message, an e-vite card to share on social media, and a quick connection to any of the Easter 5k service areas. Click here to check it out.
9. Easter 5k is not a run we’ll be doing on Easter.
10. However, we are preparing for a lot of people to be won on Easter.
11. The greatest opportunity to make a difference on Easter weekend is to serve in one of our children’s ministry environments.
12. The worst thing that you can ever witness is to see a family with children turned away from a children’s ministry class, not because of a lack of space or rooms, but because of a shortage of volunteers.
13. The reality of number 12 happening is not acceptable, and not who we are.
14. Click here to join an Easter children’s ministry team. It’s one hour, for one weekend, but it could change somebody’s (or some family’s) life and eternity.
15. You can TEXT to connect now at Journey. Text EASTER5K to 31996, and you will be directed to a next step.
16. A “Why Shouldn’t I Be Baptized?” orientation is being offered at our Apopka campus this Saturday at 6PM in the Anchor Room.
17. A “Serving Orientation” is being offered at our Apopka campus this Sunday at 11:15AM in the Lighthouse.
18. A “Group Link” is being offered this Sunday at our Apopka campus (after the 11:15AM worship gathering) at 12:45PM in the Gym.
19. Our Mount Dora campus held their first NEXT orientation last weekend.
20. Pastor Joel Craig’s favorite college basketball team that he has no personal connection to whatsoever, the University of North Carolina, (has Pastor Joel even been to North Carolina?) beat my home state University of Kentucky in a gut-wrenching (for me) game last Sunday.
21. I now owe Pastor Joel a Crispy Crème Cheeseburger from the Treetop Food Truck. Yes, I will pay up.
22. A total of 24 people attended one of our NEXT orientations last weekend at our Apopka campus. 21 signed up to take a next step.
23. The Easter message is titled “The World’s Greatest Comeback.”
24. The series after Easter is called “Relationships That Define Us.”
25. Alan and Lisa Robertson from Duck Dynasty will be our special guest speakers the weekend after Easter to kick-off this practical and encouraging series.
26. Starting on the weekend after Easter (April 22-23), our Saturday evening worship gathering will start at 5PM instead of 6PM.
27. The coffee will still be free even at 5PM.
28. Click here to read about Man Zone that starts on Wednesday, April 5, in Adventureland Theater at 6AM. Be looking for a special Man Zone promo video this weekend.
29. Our Elders invite you to pray for them as they consider potential Elder candidates over the next few weeks.