Journey Book Club
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Journey Book Club

We will be reading the book, Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace by Jennifer Chiaverini. The only legitimate child of Lord Byron, the most brilliant, revered, and scandalous of the Romantic poets, Ada was destined for fame long before her birth. But her mathematician mother, estranged from Ada's infamous and destructively passionate father, is determined to save her only child from her perilous Byron heritage.

When Ada is introduced into London society as a highly eligible young heiress, she at last discovers the intellectual and social circles she has craved all her life. Little does she realize how her exciting new friendship with Charles Babbage—the brilliant, charming, and occasionally curmudgeonly inventor of an extraordinary machine, the Difference Engine—will define her destiny. We hope you will have a chance to join us.

All are welcome to attend book club! If you have any questions, please contact the church office at: jofdisciples@gmail.com

Kindle  $11.95
Paperback  $11.00

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Art on a Journey's Featured Artist: Bill Sermon
Jun
14
4:00 PM16:00

Art on a Journey's Featured Artist: Bill Sermon

On June 14, 2019 from 4-8PM, Journey of Faith's new art Gallery, Art on a Journey, will be hosting our next Night of Art. As part of Journey of Faith’s monthly art celebration, the gallery (1900 Manchester Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48104) will be featuring the artwork of local artist, Bill Sermon.

Bill’s wonderfully and intimate portraits are impressive. We know Bill through his work with the Daytime Warming Center. All of his artwork is for sale (cash only) with 10% of proceeds being donated to Journey of Faith’s homeless ministry.

Journey of Faith’s work with M.I.S.S.I.O.N.A2 has helped us better understand many of the complexities surrounding homelessness. We’re choosing to use our resources to provide a physical space that can help continue an ongoing conversation about homelessness; shedding light on those who are most often in the shadows.

This event is not about art so much so as it is about people. It is about our juxtaposition between having everything and having nothing and how thin the line is. On either side of the fence, the canvas of art remains unchanged. Highlighting the skill of those affected by homelessness helps to continue the conversation about those in need and our call to act. We hope that you’ll join in on the journey, 

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Welcoming New Members
Jun
9
10:30 AM10:30

Welcoming New Members

On Pentecost (June 9th), the birthday of church universal, we'll be formally welcoming several new members into our body. During worship we'll share words of mutual commitment and blessing. If you have been considering joining us or formally affirming your membership here, this would be a wonderful day to do it. 

Pastor Alex has more information about what membership at Journey of Faith does and does not mean, and what expectations (both ways) that it includes. You can contact Pastor Alex at amccauslin@gmail.com if you're at all curious about participating in this ritual on June 9th (10:30AM) or at any time in the future.

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Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation

Overview: 'While I was trying harder and doing more, there was a yawning emptiness underneath it all that no amount of activity, Christian or otherwise, could fill... In the midst of such barrenness, it was hard to even imagine what Jesus might have meant when he said, "I came that they might have life, and have it abundantly" (John 10:10). My responses to sermons and devotional reflections on this verse were cynical at best. The Christian life didn't feel that way to me... 

'The longing for significance, the longing for love, the longing for deep and fundamental change, the longing for a way of life that works, the longing to connect experientially and even viscerally with Someone beyond ourselves-- these longings led me to search out spiritual practices and establish life rhythms that promised something more.' 

Ruth Haley Barton writes these words in the opening chapter of her book Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual TransformationThroughout the Easter season, as a church, we will accept her invitation to explore our longings for more through spiritual exploration and play. We'll do this in worship-- through prayer and praise and responding to the Scripture--and in small group conversation.

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