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May 21st Announcements

May 21, 2016

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unday May 22, Dr. John Barton will speak at 9:30 am, continuing on the theme of a Christian response to Islam in our world today. We will have just one combined class for Youth-Adults for our class time Sunday. His wife, Sara Barton, chaplain at Pepperdine University, will be preaching at The Journey worship service, 10:45 am.

Sunday, May 22nd, 10:45am

"Jill and I have known John and Sara Barton since 30 years. We were mission teammates in Jinja, Uganda. We share a bond in Christ and in mission that is eternal. We continue to connect regularly as we are involved together at a board level with Kibo and continued travels and preparing groups going over to Jinja from Pepperdine University and The Journey. The Bartons and Taylors love one another's kids, and we watched them all grow up together in Jinja. Now our kids are launching out on God's mission in ways they feel called, and we are happy for all of them." -Greg Taylor

Dr. Sara recently graduated with a Doctor of Ministry from Lipscomb University. She also holds a spiritual formation and leadership masters from Spring Arbor University and a bachelor's in English from Harding University. She brings decades of diverse ministerial experience to her role as chaplain at Pepperdine University. Over the past ten years, she has served as both campus minister at Rochester College and small groups minister at the Rochester Church of Christ in Michigan. Before that, Sara and John spent eight years as missionaries with the Taylors in Uganda.

Sara is author of the book, A Woman Called. The books will be available Sunday at The Journey. 

Begins Wednesday May 25th! Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. Join us Wednesdays this summer May 25-Aug 3 6-8pm at The Outpost. Visit for more info & to register.

If you have just graduated from High School or College (Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate), we would love to celebrate your accomplishment! Please email Nate Donley by May 30th, a high quality photo of yourself, very brief info on where you graduated from, what your degree is in, and your plans moving forward. Graduation Sunday will be on June 5th.


  • Sunday, May 22nd Lesson: “Jesus Heals Jarius' Daughter” Mark 5:22-43; Luke 8:41-56
  • Day Camp volunteer forms are available at the Welcome Desk. Deadline to turn in volunteer and camper forms is June 1st!
  • Take a couple of minutes to ask your child what was taught in class, and what the bible verse means to them.
  • Sunset Bible Camp 7/25 – 7/29 in Manford, OK for 3rd - 5th Graders. Sign-Up Deadline is July 10.
  • May Birthday Celebration is next week from 9:30-10:20am

We are going to be fundraising for our summer events, mostly Camp Genesis and the STL Mission Trip. The youth group will be hosting an envelope fundraiser from May 1st-June 5th. There are 100 envelopes with a number on them. If you take an envelope, then you are committing to donating at least the amount that the envelope represents. Example: If you take envelope number 42, then you are committing to donate at least $42 to the youth groups summer events. Also, if you take more then one envelope, you would just add them all together and donate at least that amount. If you took envelope #99 and envelope #1, you would be committing to donate at least $100. For more information please see Nate Donley.

Camp Genesis 6/12 - 6/17 @ Oklahoma Christian University (8th -12th grades) $180
STL Mission Trip 7/8 - 7/16 @ North City Church of Christ (High School Only)
Sunset Bible Camp 7/25 - 7/29 in Manford, OK (6th - 12th grades)  $150


Our Food Pantry Ministry is officially starting up again May 25 at The Journey Outpost (3171 S. 129th E. Ave. Tulsa, OK 74134) from 3-6 PM. We are inviting those who come to Food Pantry, to come to Alpha which starts the same night. 

We still need new underwear for boys and girls, sizes 0 – 8 & disposable baby diapers, to give out to those in need on May 25th. A BIG thank you to everyone that has donated food and items towards this mission!