Daytime Warming Center
Mar
18
to Mar 29

Daytime Warming Center

At Journey of Faith, this Lent we will be opening our doors again to the rotating warming center. March 18-29th (excluding weekends) from 9:00-4:00, we’ll be sharing warmth and food and clothing with people who need it. You are invited to join us as part of your own Lenten fast.

You can sign up to bring food or offer an activity by clicking here. And you can always just drop in and visit with people at any time! 

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Journey Book Club
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

Journey Book Club

Join the conversation on March 21, 2019 (6:00) at Journey of Faith about the book: A Beautiful Poison, by Lydia Kang. Just beyond the Gilded Age, in the mist-covered streets of New York, the deadly Spanish influenza ripples through the city. But with so many victims in her close circle, young socialite Allene questions if the flu is really to blame.

All appear to have been poisoned—and every death was accompanied by a mysterious note. Desperate for answers and dreading her own engagement to a wealthy gentleman, Allene returns to her passion for scientific discovery and recruits her long-lost friends, Jasper and Birdie, for help.


Kindle $4.99
Paperback $10.99

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Affordable Housing Advocacy Meeting
Mar
24
3:00 PM15:00

Affordable Housing Advocacy Meeting

Part Two of our Affordable Housing Advocacy conversation is planned for Sunday, March 24 from 3:00pm-5:00pm at the Journey of Faith Church. The address is 1900 Manchester Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 near the Washtenaw and Sheridan bus stop on AATA Route 4. 

Over 70 individuals representing a variety of organizations and communities attended our first meeting in December to discuss affordable housing needs and advocacy in Washtenaw County. At this upcoming meeting, we'll discuss what sort of convening space we would like to create in order to better communicate and coordinate our efforts, with the goal of gradually creating structures that will support our objectives.   

In planning meetings, it seems that "coalition" might not be the right word for what we are hoping to accomplish. So deciding on what to call ourselves will be part of the conversation of the larger group. We hope this meeting will be an opportunity to learn more about our respective priorities and experiences related to affordable housing, and to begin identifying ways to structure ourselves to pursue the initiatives we choose.

All are welcome to attend, and please feel free to reply to this email or contact Mike Auerbach at mikejauerbach@gmail.com if you have questions about the event.

Child watch services will be provided, but please email us at huronvalleydsa@gmail.com if you plan to bring a child so we can prepare some fun activities.

Sponsored by the Huron Valley Democratic Socialists of America 


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Art on a Journey
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

Art on a Journey

Homelessness is a complicated issue and Art on a Journey, April 5th from 4:00-8:00PM, a free exhibition, seeks to showcase homeless artists who nurture the desire to create and share.  The gallery will feature artists working in painting, photography, sculpture and jewelry.

One artist uses art "to keep busy" and help beat his neuroses.  Another artist, recently housed, paints as a hobby, but is driven to prove that people on the streets "aren't a waste of space."  She has a place in society and can do something really wonderful that most people can't.

At the grand opening, every piece of art you buy is a tremendous gift of self-esteem and financial support directly to the homeless artist who created it.  Art enriches the lives of everyone around us and deepens our understanding of one another.

Art easters up encounters that can be surprising and unexpected because they offer a chance for us to hear the stories behind the artists' work.  Art creates a new perspective on what fellowship with community members means and looks like.

Sometimes, addressing this complicated and chronic issue begins best by simply meeting people where they are.  And, sometimes when you don’t have the words to convey meaning, images can speak volumes about the many different ways the world can be seen. 

Making sense of the world and finding meaning and purpose in it -- is a journey we're all on.  Art helps you notice the pain and beauty along the way.  Artists are also donating 10% of what they sell on April 5th to Journey of Faith's homelessness ministry.

Refreshments will be provided, and select artwork will be on sale for cash only by client artists.  We would love to have your help.


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Ash Wednesday
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

Ash Wednesday

From dust all come and to dust all will return. —Ecclesiastes 3: 20  


To kick off the season of Lent, a season which calls us to reflect on our humanness and imperfections, we will gather with other churches around the area for an Ecumenical Taize Service and implementation of ashes at First Presbyterian Church (1432 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104) at 7:30PM on Wednesday, March 6th. 

We are also invited to join in a community meal at 6:00PM ($9/person) beforehand with our ecumenical partners. To RSVP for this meal call or email the Journey of Faith's church office.

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Faith Speaks
Mar
2
10:00 AM10:00

Faith Speaks

Join us on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Trinity African Methodist Episcopal Church (3500 W. Holmes Rd., Lansing, MI 48911) as we demand that our governor and legislature stand with the people of our state, and build a more moral Michigan with us.

Every Michigander deserves a roof over their head. Every Michigander deserves clean water and a clean environment. Every Michigander deserves health care and a quality education.

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