Notes from the Road
August 22, 2016 
In This Issue
Imagine No Malaria!

In 2007, the World Health Organization estimated there were more than 1,000,000 malaria related fatalities. 

In 2015, the number was reduced to 438,000. While that is still a staggering number, an over 50% increase in life is worth celebrating! 

Thanks to the efforts of The United Methodist Church and our partners, we are on our way to beating malaria for good.

Help Wanted!

Scripture Readers are needed for the following weeks:

September 4
September 25
October 2
October 9
October 16
October 23
October 30

I'd be glad to!
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Calendar of Events

Sunday Services

9:00 - Sunday School
10:15 - Worship

Journey meets at Maricopa Wells Middle School.

45725 W Honeycutt Ave.
Maricopa, AZ 85139
We are the people of the United Methodist Church.

Notes from the Road is one of the ways that we at Journey stay connected. Connections and community are keys to a vital church ... and are part of what keeps us bound together in the service of Christ.

So, welcome to you as we journey together on the road where we as a spirit-filled, forward-leaning community of believers seek to become the hands and feet of Jesus.
Bits and Bytes
Community Focus!

It's almost time for the 9th Annual Kids Day Maricopa and Journey is, once again, getting ready to have a blast working with the great kids in the Copa!

Kids Day Maricopa is a FREE event that provides essential information on crime prevention, child safety, and environmental awareness. 
  • MPD will be fingerprinting of children for FREE
  • MFD Fire Safety House
  • Learn about:
    • Fire Safety
    • Seat belt Safety
    • Water Safety
    • Bicycle Safety
    • Drug Awareness
    • Gardening
  • See:
    • Stranger Danger and Personal Safety Demonstrations
    • Performances by D.S.P.A and Desert Star Gymnastics 
  • Meet:
    • Smokey the Bear
    • McGruff the Crime Dog
    • Arizona Rattlers Players
    • Arizona Avengers Players
    • NASCAR Driver Cassie Gannis 

Free food, drink and balloons for everyone and giveaways throughout the day! 

And ... last but not least, The "First Tee" kids golf program will be kicking off in Maricopa at Kids Day 2016

Journey will have a booth again this year. Sign up sheet will be available soon. Please consider helping out!! 

September 17th, 2016 from 10 AM to 4 PM at 
Maricopa Wells Middle School
An Open Invitation
Pastor Terry

Everyone loves an invitation, and the amazing news is that God's invitation for salvation is open to all. 

But it doesn't stop there. 

God is also inviting us to have a relationship with Him and with one another, as living testimonies of His gracious love. We participate in that by "being" the church, by getting involved in church activities/ministries, and giving our time, treasures, and talents for His kingdom.  

The official United Methodist slogan is "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors", an excellent description on how the church is called to be the epitome of an open invitation.

When we say we are Journey UMC, we're making a statement on how we, as Christians, are to actively carry out God's open invitation of grace and salvation for the world. 

We must work together to achieve this goal, because none of us can or should do it alone. We can always do more in our local communities, and we can always share God's love with those who desperately need to know Christ. So let's get involved, let's understand that church is more about "action" than an "association". Let's do our part in welcoming others into the body of Christ.
Online Giving

Online giving is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to give back to the church and help it grow. 

Please consider setting up recurring electronic payments through our online payment system. 

It's simple to set up and manage! No more check writing or missing opportunities to give  when you are not able to attend services. 

Questions? Contact Joy Bentley, JUMF Treasurer.

You are cordially invited to a district-wide celebration!

Sunday, September 18
First United Methodist Church of Mesa
15 E 1st Ave, Mesa, AZ

Join us as we welcome our new District Superintendent,
Rev. N. Susan Brims and pastors new to our district.

Worship will begin at 3:00 PM, followed by a reception

Please RSVP by September 11 to Carla Whitmire.

News and Notes ...  from the Blog

UMCOR is a ministry of The United Methodist Church. As part of the UMC General Board of Global Ministries, the people of UMCOR focus all their energies on serving vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need. They provide humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover...


The post Do You Know UMCOR?  appeared first on Journey Church.


Mark Your Calendar!

August is peanut butter month for the food bank!


  • 20th - Men's Breakfast
    • 9 AM at The Duke
  • 23rd - Journey Leadership Team Meeting
    • 6:30 PM at Barro's Pizza 
  • 26th - Faith & Family Night - Diamondbacks
  • 30th - SPRC Committee Meeting
    • 6:30 PM at Saltas
  • September 
    • 17th - Kids Day Maricopa
      • 10 AM - 4 PM at Maricopa Wells Middle School
    • 26th - Women's Breakfast
      • 9 AM at The Duke
    Our events calendar has more! 
    We're young and old and we come from all walks of life. We don't check your ID, the make-up of your family, your tax returns, your political affiliation, or require a test for you to be part of our family! 

    All are welcome in this place.


    Your Journey Leadership Team
    Betty, Jen, Joy, Khyle, Marvin, and Terry

    Journey United Methodist Church 

    P.O. Box 684
    Maricopa, AZ 85139