Hanley Road October Newsletter

By The Journey on October 1st, 2017


Hello Everyone,

I love our church! A conference call amongst some of our staff and lay leaders on the afternoon of Friday, 9/15, resulted in a decision for our five local Journey churches to worship together under one roof at Westminster Christian Academy — within 36 hours! I was inspired as our staff and volunteers worked tirelessly to communicate, plan and execute changing services and venues for thousands of worshippers.
Fox2now St. Louis reported the story, which aired on local stations.
We pray for healing, peace, reconciliation, justice and mercy — and that we as Christ Followers may be agents of change in our neighborhoods and city. Please spend a few minutes reading Isaiah 59:14-17, which is a picture depicting the hardness of mankind rejecting justice and righteousness and God’s response — He himself bringing salvation through a Redeemer. The beauty of the Gospel in four verses.
We are entering a season of change. Yes, the beloved Autumn has begun and so have our efforts to fulfill the “replanting” of our church as we move north to the Kol Rinah building at 829 North Hanley Road.
We believe that God, the Master Gardener, in his wonderful providence has seen fit to transplant, or replant, the Journey Hanley Road to a new vineyard — a vineyard known as University City. We are on a mission to enjoy his grace, embody his love and engage our culture with truth and healing. There are forums, volunteer workdays, building vision tours and more, much more, planned in the twelve weeks.
I invite you to strive together, serve together and pray together to God, that he will fulfill our every resolve for good and every work done in faith through his own power for his own glory and for our joy. None of our labor done in faith… is in vain.

Pastor Rusty



Vision Tour and Meeting this Sunday at Kol Rinah

Please join us This Sunday, October 1 at 6:00 PM for a congregational meeting at our new building. We will review the project plans and scope and will take a tour of the building. We will also present a plan for volunteer work day opportunities.

The address is 829 N Hanley Rd., 63130 (map)



October Work Days

We have many opportunities for you to participate in our Work Days scheduled in October and November. 

More specific information  will be available starting this Sunday, October 1. Please email Kim Maple at kmaple@thejourney.org if you have any questions.



Ministry Fair 

Last Sunday we hosted our first ever Ministry Showcase and even we were amazed that there are over 20 active ministries at Hanley Road right now. Representatives from all those ministries were available to cast vision, answer questions, and register new members and volunteers.

If your didn't have a chance to make it, you can always reach out to infohr@thejourney.org to find out more and get connected to the many opportunities for service and community here at Hanley Road.

HR Mom’s Fall Events

Stroller Walks:
Wednesday and Friday Mornings- 
1st, 2nd, 3rd Wednesday and Last Friday of the Month | 8:30am | Check Facebook or email Hannah location changes weekly

Saturday Mornings- 
1st and 3rd Saturday | 8am | Tillies Park
*as weather changes we will move events indoors

Mom’s Night Out:
Friday, September  30th
Mom’s Only Bonfire/Social | 7pm | Hannah DeLozier’s Home

Saturday, October 28th
Making Meals to Freeze for New Moms | 2:30 | Becky Lazalier or Nicole Magers' Home

Saturday, November 11th
Making Veterans Cards/ Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive | 10am | Location TBD

Saturday, December 9th
Cookie Exchange | 10:30am |  Kalie Baucom’s Home



Child Dedications

New Parents, be sure to let your friends and family know that we will be having our next child dedication on October 8th. And as several parents were not able to make the the October 8th date, we will also be hosting a 2nd dedication on Sunday, October 15th.

You can register your child here, or follow the icon on the Hanley Road webpage.

For questions, please email infohr@thejourney.org.




We will be holding our next baptisms on October 28th, Reformation Sunday. This particular Reformation Sunday is special because it will mark the 500th Anniversary of the posting of the 95 Theses (yes, we know the 31st is the actual date, but this is the closest Sunday).

If you have accepted Jesus as your savior but not yet been baptized, what hinders you? If you have questions or want to register, please email infohr@thejourney.org


Raising our Jewish Cultural IQ

You are invited to an unusual meeting! We have invited a guest speaker (who is Jewish-Christian) and a long-time resident of St. Louis joining us to share his story and help educate us on our Jewish cultural understanding.
Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 7:00-8:30pm
The Journey Hanley Road 
(in the Sanctuary)
Please be there and bring a few friends as we venture a little deeper into the rarest of opportunities as we “replant our church and move north.” 


Homecoming Parade

We are also looking to put together another group this year to participate in the U-City homecoming parade on October, 14th. The theme is “Once Upon A Homecoming.” If you are interested, please email infohr@thejourney.org 

Join the Impact U-City Group to stay up-to-date on these events and more.


Mark Your Calendars for These Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 27th
Raising Our Jewish Cultural IQ | 7pm | Vox

Friday, September  30th
Mom’s Only Bonfire/Social | 7pm | Hannah DeLozier’s Home

Sunday, October 1st
Kol Rinah Vision Tour | 6pm | Kol Rinah (928 N Hanley)

Monday, October 2nd
Prayer Class | 7-8pm | Vox 

Saturday, October 7th
Work Day | 9am-5pm | Kol Rinah (928 N Hanley) 

Sunday, October 8th
Child Dedications | 9am and 11am | The Sanctuary

Monday, October 9th
Prayer Class | 7-8pm | Vox 

Saturday, October 14th
Work Day | 9am-5pm| Kol Rinah (928 N Hanley) 
Homecoming Parade | U-City

Sunday, October 15th
Child Dedications | 9am and 11am | The Sanctuary

Monday, October 16th
Prayer Class | 7-8pm | Vox 

Wednesday, October 18th
Theology at the Bottleworks | 6:30pm | Schlafly Bottleworks

Monday, October 23rd
Prayer Class | 7-8pm | Vox 

Sunday, October 29th
Baptisms | 9am and 11am | The Sanctuary

Saturday, October 28th
Making Meals to Freeze for New Moms | 2:30 | Becky Lazalier or Nicole Magers' Home

Monday, October 30th
Prayer Class | 7-8pm | Vox 

Every Sunday
Prayer | 9:30am and  11:30am | Small Dining Room