As we wrap up 2018 and look forward to a New Year, I simply want again to say “THANKS” for being so welcoming and encouraging to my family. We absolutely loved our first Christmas season in Virginia! We were especially thankful for the Christmas Eve worship experience. I mentioned during the service that it felt like the roof was going to come off of Northside High School because God’s Spirit was moving so powerfully among us. Every note of every song and every word spoken glorified God. Also, we are appreciative of your gifts and messages of encouragement. We feel so embraced and loved, and we’re immensely thankful that God brought us to you.


We look forward now to a momentous 2019. I highly encourage you to invite people to share time with us on Sundays for the “What Would Jesus Say” series. This series promises to be engaging and highly relevant to our daily lives.


Also, Pastor Michael and I encourage you to join us in reading through the Gospel of Mark during the month of January. You can get through the entire book if you read about a chapter per day. In fact, starting January 1, readings from Mark’s Gospel will be on the Journey Church Facebook page. Bible reading posts go live at 6:00am every day.


You are also invited to participate in a number of new Journey Groups which are launching in January, February, and March. Please check out journeyconnection.com/connect/journey-groups often for updated information.


We look forward to joining God’s work around us in 2019! Happy New Year!!

-Pastor James