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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

What is LifeJourney Church doing?

At LifeJourney, our highest value is to love one another.  That’s what Jesus commanded. He said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12.  The Greek word used in that Bible verse is agapeAgape means sacrificial love.  Jesus calls us to do what’s right for one another even when it’s hard.

In that spirit, we’ve made some hard decisions. For the wellbeing of our entire congregation, and our city, we have made the following adjustments.

Important Updates & Changes

Temporarily, for the few three weeks, we will hold Sunday worship services online.  We urge everyone to participate online, rather than coming to the church building.

There will be no 9:30 am service.  Instead we urge everyone to join us at 11:00 am on our LifeJourney Facebook page for a Facebook Live worship experience. For those who can’t join us at 11:00 am on Facebook Live, we will also post the entire service on our website by 3:00 pm Sunday afternoon.

What you experience on Facebook on Sunday morning will be happening live in our sanctuary – songs of worship, interactive sharing, Scripture, a sermon, and some really good jokes.  (Ok, let’s be honest . . . some barely funny OK jokes.)

By Palm Sunday (April 5), we plan to resume normal operations, gathering everyone together again at our church building for our 9:30 and 11:00 am services   

For the next few weeks, each Oasis Group and Discipleship Class will have the option of either going online (in a face-to-face interactive Zoom format) or temporarily suspending. The choice will be up to each group.

Please reference our Oasis Group listing for each groups meeting details and video/dial-in instructions.

In addition, take part in some new way to stay in community with LifeJourney Church. Read about new online groups available to you.

The events calendar also has the latest updates so you can plan to incorporate spiritual health and community during this unique time in our lives. 

The Art Auction scheduled for Saturday, March 21 has been postponed.  We will share the new date asap. 

With no Sunday offerings for the next three weeks, our church could face financial hardship.  We are taking a step of faith.  We ask everyone who is able to please maintain their offerings.

We are grateful that 75% of our donors already give online!  For those who typically give in the offering plate, here are three options.

First, you can text-to-give at (317) 793-3417.

Second, you can give online on a one-time basis, or establish an ongoing online account, by visiting our give online page

Third, you can mail checks to LifeJourney Church, 2950 E. 55th Place, Indianapolis, IN 46220.

Why are we doing this?

We are making these temporary changes because of agape – and out of respect for government officials who are urging a temporary halt to public activity. Most of us could get coronavirus and experience only mild illness. But those among us who are over 60 or have a compromised immune systems or other underlying illnesses face a risk of severe illness from coronavirus.  For the sake of all those people in our congregation, and throughout central Indiana, we want to do our part to help fight the coronavirus epidemic.

Remember, this is temporary.  We plan to resume normal operations on Palm Sunday, April 5. What a celebration that will be! Until then, let’s all do our best to stay connected through the options described above.

Comments(4)

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    Arlice Harris says:

    Thank you! As always Life Journey is forward thinking!

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    Bobbi Kroll says:

    Thank you. We really appreciate your responsive and caring leadership regarding this. We had already planned to watch sermons online as we are both more vulnerable than the general population. We are praying regarding this societal challenge and for the well-being of all.

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    Jo Ann Clements Easterling says:

    This shows the heart & compassion of our church for everyone’s wellbeing. Thank you. What a great step of financial faith. Those of us who can give more than usual, please do. Blessings to all.

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    Ruth Ippolito says:

    We all will miss the fellowship of love for the next 3 weeks I am looking forward to this new experience I will be having knee replacement surgery on Tues March 17 please keep me in your prayers Blessings and love to all.

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