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May 8 Teaching (Why is God Silent) & Things to Know

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.”

-Anne Lamott


Sometimes we are filled with hope. Sometimes we feel hopeless. These thoughts by Anne Lamott can encourage us in those times where we are not sure if we have hope left. When we don’t even know where to begin. Maybe we have all but lost hope that we can move through our doubts. When we are in the deepest darkness, it is often there that hope begins. Maybe it’s only the smallest glimmer, but we can grab on to that glimmer to pull us through to the next moment. We can do what Anne says, “just show up and try to do the right thing.” We can do that. We can just show up. Stubbornly holding on to the tiny bit of hope we can grasp.


The beauty of community is that we can hold hope for each other. When I am full of hope, I can make sure to share it with those who need some. When I have none, I can lean on my community. I have a friend Dana who reminds people in their times of hopelessness, “This isnot your forever.” Hold on to hope, because “This is not your forever.” 



Things to Know:

TEACHING: The fundamental issue for many people about faith and doubt was discussed in our teaching on Sunday, “Why is God Silent” (click here to listen). Listen and consider the possibility that silence may be positive, dare we say, even hopeful!
THE SUSTAINABLE JOURNEY:  Is caring for the earth a priority to you? Do you want to help yourself and The Journey be more sustainable? This is a great opportunity to be involved in a grass roots effort to care for our small piece of the planet. We are having a Kickoff Potluck at Ashley Millman’s house on Wednesday, May 11th from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sign up for a dish by either contacting Ashley Millman ( or Dave Raymond ( and/or sign up on the Gold Tables. 
NATURE WALK (The Sustainable Journey & Hiking Group):  These 2 groups are partnering for this event. This will be Saturday, May 14th at 12:00 p.m. at Barr Lake State Park. We will meet at Front Range to carpool for anyone who wants to. There is a $7 fee per care to get into the park. For more information, talk to Ashley Millman ( or Dave Raymond ( or Ed Vaughn, who is in charge of the Hiking Group ( 
SEVENS HELP NEEDED: We are still in need of some crockpot meals for this coming Saturday night, May 14th. If you could make a meal and help serve, contact Jim King at Each month we feed the homeless a nice meal @ Boulder Creek Park located at 1095 Canyon Blvd. We would love to have you help serve. We would also love to have some people come up at 5:00 to help pass out flyers around the area and the creek so the homeless population knows we have a meal for them. Contact Jim if you can help at 5:00.
MOVIE GROUP on MAY 22nd:   Movie Group on May 22nd is watching “Deadpool” (Click here to watch the trailer). The group meets once-a-month at Adam & Melissa Pritchard’s house. You can meet other people from The Journey in a relaxed environment, get to know each other, and enjoy some free entertainment. The Pritchard’s address is 1448 W 134th Drive, Westminster, CO 80234. They will provide drinks and snacks, but feel free to bring beer, wine, or anything else that you would like. Sorry, but no children under 13 years old, please.  For more information or if you have questions, contact Adam Pritchard (972.854.3037) or


PARENTS & KIDS:  Loren Olmstead is leading the any parents with little ones who would like to hang out together after the 2nd Service on Sunday, May 22nd, at Cotton Creek Park–which is just down the street from the church. They will meet at 12:30. Bring some snacks to share with others. For more information, contact Loren

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