Journey PRIDE

Austin PRIDE Festival and Parade

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PRIDE IS HERE! Participating in PRIDE is a perfect opportunity to celebrate that we Journeyers are part of a radically inclusive faith community that believes ALL of God's children are beloved, including our LGBTQ+ brothers and sisters. Let’s come together to show God’s love! Please sign up to volunteer here or by clicking the “sign up” button below.

The PRIDE Festival is the LARGEST annual LGBTQ advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas! Dozens of non-profit organizations -- including Journey IFC! -- and social clubs use the Festival as a platform to inform and interact with the thousands of attendees. Each year, countless people find new organizations to join, causes to support, and opportunities to volunteer. The 2019 Austin PRIDE Festival on Saturday August 10 features an awesome lineup of Headline Entertainers on the Main Stage, a second stage of nationally and regionally known DJs, inflatable games and activities, photo booths, face painting, drinks, food, and over 120 booths featuring local non-profits organizations and businesses that support the LGBTQIA community.

That same evening, the PRIDE Parade brings over 100,000 spectators to the streets of downtown Austin! A free celebration for the entire community, this year the participants will parade proudly down Congress Avenue and 4th Street with floats and contingents celebrating Austin PRIDE 2019's theme is "Boogie Wonderland." Come out and let’s boogie!

Journey IFC will be marching with our Journey IFC banner in the parade for the 10th consecutive year and we are excited to show God's love to all. Bring signs, dress brightly and celebrate that we are a radically inclusive faith community that believes all God's children are beloved. And for the 5th year, we will have a booth at the PRIDE Festival, sharing God's love with the LGBTQIA community through art and creativity. Now THAT's the Journey way!

photo of Journeyers at Pride parade 2011

You want to join the PRIDE party? Here's what to do. 

We need volunteers to represent Journey at the festival to chat with patrons, pass out goodies, and give Free Mom Hugs. Our booth is located in a prime spot and we get a lot of foot traffic, so we really need at least 2 Journeyers there at all times, 11am-6pm. Please sign up here or by clicking the “sign up” button below. If you’d like to join but the time slot doesn’t quite workout for you, please feel free to sign up for the closest window and we will coordinate around your schedule. There’s also a slot for the PRIDE parade included so we can keep a headcount for who’s joining. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Ethan at ethanlmckay[at]gmail[dot]com or 512-470-5048. Journey WILL provide festival tickets for booth volunteers! Sign up and join the fun!

Sign Up Now!

posted: Jun 27, 2019 , , ,
 

Summer Sabbath

cartoon drawing of a wall calendar on July pageWe’re giving our teachers some well-deserved time off in this summer, so we will not have Adult Bible Study, Youth Group, or Children's Sunday School in July. Classes will resume in August. We will have Children's Worship Care during the service, which will still start at 10:45ish. 

Parents, please remember that your kids should not be unsupervised anywhere in the church, including outside. Thanks!

posted: Jun 22, 2019 , ,
 

Lend a Hand

wordle of the word "serve" in many languagesJourney is an organization with many moving parts. Who makes Journey run? You do! Here are a few of the many ways that you — yes, you! — can help keep it all going:

A/V

Journey wouldn't be Journey without the dedicated folks on the audio/visual team. They run the sound board for musicians and speakers, prepare and present slideshows and videos for use both before and during worship, record events for electronic distribution, and play with all kinds of fun, geeky stuff. You, too, can be one of the Cool Kids! Just contact the Soul Train here.

Cleaning

We are looking for volunteers to help tidy up our Journey space. If you have just 20 minutes a month, you can help keep Journey clean. Please contact DeAnn for more information. Thanks!

Lawn Care

The grass just keeps on growing! We need some volunteers to help keep our yard looking spiffy. For more info or to volunteer, please contact Cindy H. Thanks!

Nursery Workers

We are in serious need of folks to look after our littlest Journeyers on Sundays. Nursery workers must be 16 or older and we do actually pay them. Please let Stacie or Vicki know if you know of someone who might be interested. In the meantime, we continue to rely on volunteers (with background checks or willing to have one done) who can help cover in the nursery. If you can volunteer at all, or are interested in working in the nursery regularly, contact the staff. We can accommodate any schedule requests. Thank you!

posted: May 03, 2019 , ,
 

Koinonia

Journey's Women's Group

black graphic of elephants in a circleKoinonia is a group of women that meet twice a month to support each other, pray together and hopefully grow spiritually along the way. We meet at the Panera Bread (on Capital of Texas Hwy just north of 183) on the 1st Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. All women are invited, so bring your friends or just bring your own sweet self. Please contact Susan C. for more info.

posted: Jun 01, 2018 
 

Shopping for Journey

Earn Money for Journey While You Shop

Amazon Smile bannerJourney is now listed with Amazon Smile. A percentage of the cost of eligible purchases will go to JIFC. Start your shopping here on the Amazon Smile page to ensure your donations go to Journey.

How to generate AmazonSmile donations

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. Tens of millions of products are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their smile.amazon.com product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible to generate donations.

Remember, only purchases made at smile.amazon.com, (not www.amazon.com or the mobile app,) generate AmazonSmile donations.

In other Painless Fundraising News, we have a Journey account at Randalls! If you go to the customer service desk at Randalls and link your Randall’s card to our Journey account, we get 1% back on all of your purchases. Forms to link your card are available on the back table every Sunday. Take a few and pass them out to your friends! Our Randall’s account number is: 12804. 

If you have any questions about these programs, just e-mail the Bones Ministry. Happy shopping!

posted: Jun 08, 2017 , ,
 

Connecting to Journey

social media symbols on connected puzzle pieces

Journey is everywhere! To get the weekly e-mail newsletter, just e-mail us and ask to be added to the JIFC E-mail Group. We also have a Journey Imperfect Faith Community Facebook group, and you can follow us on Twitter at @JourneyIFC. Check out Journey photos on our Flickr page and Journey videos on our YouTube channel. Read Refractions, the Journey blog, on our website or with an old-fashioned RSS feed. So no excuses! Get plugged in!

But wait, there's more! Sure you want to hear from Journey -- and who wouldn't? -- but we want to hear from you, too. If you have an item for the e-mail newsletter, the News page of the website, the Journey blog, the paper bulletin, or the Sunday morning announcements, send it to us at news@journeyifc.com. We welcome your feedback and input. As our friends in High School Musical so wisely point out, "We're all in this together..."

posted: Jul 02, 2013 
 

Journey Contribution Cards

JIFC contribution cardHave you ever felt left out at offering time because you give online, and you're not quite sure what to do when the baskets go by? Or maybe you write a check at the beginning of the month and wonder what to do those other Sundays of the month? Do you give your time rather than money? Well, your Bones Ministry feels your pain. We've come up with some simple Journey Giving Cards, available on the back tables, to help you during offering. Just pick one up on your way in and later drop it in the basket. It allows you to actively participate in offering and to demonstrate your commitment to Journey. And the Journey Giving cards are for everyone! Sometimes folks have nothing to offer but prayers and good wishes, so use the Journey Giving Cards for that purpose, too. It's all about being present, being intentional, and being part of giving to and sustaining our faith community. Every contribution — of whatever sort — counts!

posted: Jul 01, 2013 , , , , ,
 

When Is the Sabbath Not the Sabbath?

Staff Days Off

photo of tall green grass, purple flower, blue sky and sunWith Sunday being a work day for our staff, their “weekend” days off are Friday and Saturday every week. We ask that you please respect their time of rest and family time by not calling them on their days off. If you have an emergency, call the emergency number of (512) 537-7448 and someone will get back to you ASAP. Thank you for your understanding!

posted: Feb 01, 2013 
 

Refractions

Share your stories, images, and voice

 

When light passes through a lens, it is bent or "refracted." It is changed. We all see the world through the lens of our own experience. Here, Journeyers share some of those experiences and lenses with you. Refractions is a new feature of the Journey website that will present stories, images and sounds that show how Journeyers see the world and the Divine. This project was very dear to our late pastor David Gentiles and is dedicated to his memory.

If you are interested in contributing to Refractions, please contact us here.

 

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