South County August Newsletter *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* News and Events at The Journey South County View this email in your browser Dear South County Family, Where did the month of July go? Even though I am amazed at how time flies, Journey July at South County was something to look back on with gratitude. We aimed to change our rhythms, to give our Journey Kids volunteers some rest, and to be more intentional in our church relationships. All the feedback I have received says it was a great change of pace! The children brought energy and were engaged in the whole service. We memorized 1 John 3:16 together as a church (do you remember the hand motions still?). After service, we got to spend time together and enjoy some fun snacks. It didn’t even rain at the annual church picnic, though all the kids managed to get wet at the splash park! The highlight of July was seeing three baptisms (Adam Sommer and Nic and Kelly Langford) outside after service. What a beautiful occasion to witness and celebrate as a church family – and a reminder to continue rejoicing and giving thanks for what the Lord has done and is doing among us this summer! As rhythms change as we enter this new month, we recognize that summer is winding down and school is about to begin. We're excited for what the fall will bring at The Journey South County. See what our church family is up to in August below! Blessings, Pastor Jason FALL SERMON SERIES It’s in our human heart to be a part of something. And as God’s people, He has called us out by grace and unleashed us to the world to bring change through the gospel of Jesus – by being a part of the church. Pastor Curtis shares here a preview and vision for our upcoming fall sermon series on the church – its purposes, its people, and who it is through God’s eyes. We'll begin this new series on Sunday, September 8, at The Journey South County! FOUR WEEKS TO A GREAT MARRIAGE Save the Date August 10-September 21 Marriage is an important relationship, one that we believe reflects God’s unconditional love for humanity (Eph. 5) and is meant to be a lifelong covenant commitment between one man and one woman. Four Weeks to a Great Marriage consists of a series of four group classes. Couples are paired with a mentor couple who will walk through the program with them. The classes and mentoring are open to engaged and recently married couples. Learn more and register for our upcoming session! PRODUCTION TEAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Looking for somewhere to plug into the life of our church? The Journey South County's Production Team would love to help you do just that! Serving on the Production Team is a great way to connect to a broad community of volunteers and leaders in our church, while having quite a bit of fun! Watch this short video for more information on how to get involved. UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS You are invited to attend our next members meeting of 2019 starting at 11:30 a.m. on August 25. You are a vital part of this church family – please come to hear updates, meet new people, eat and learn about how we are seeking to enjoy grace, embody love and engage culture. The meeting will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We'll have light snacks available. Please RSVP for childcare for kids 10 and under by August 22. REGISTER HERE We are hosting a Parents Night Out where parents can come and drop off their kiddos at church for an evening of fun, while they go and have some time to themselves. The kids will be loved on by other church attenders and play around with the other kiddos they see each week on Sundays. Pizza and snacks will be served. The cost per family is $5 to cover the food. This event will take place on Saturday, August 17, from 4-8 p.m. Please also sign up as a volunteer if you are interested in serving! At this time, this event is only available to folks that attend the Journey South County. RSVP here. Join your Journey family on September 22 from 6-8 p.m. for a fun night of exploration and adventure at The Magic House! Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $3 each, and children under the age of two are free. If you have questions or need a scholarship please contact Ministry Assistant, Laura Lane (firstname.lastname@example.org). RSVP HERE The course "Perspectives on the World Christian Movement" will be held on Monday nights from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Canaan Baptist Church in South County for 14 weeks starting September 9. You can find more information on the course and registration HERE. PRAYER GROUP Would you like to pray alongside others for the needs of the church? If you'd like to join and receive regular prayer requests, please email Laura, and she'll add you to the group. Copyright © 2019 The Journey South County, All rights reserved. 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