South County November Newsletter *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* News and Events at The Journey South County View this email in your browser A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR JASON Pastor Jason shares ways to gather with your South County family these next few months! Join us for our prayer walk. Be sure to sign up for our members meeting to hear updates on the life of our church; and get in the holiday spirit with us and come decorate South County for Christmas! The Peace God Gives Happy November Journey family! Fall is a season that goes by quickly. No sooner have summer vacations and activities ended, than school resumes, schedules fill up, and the holidays swiftly approach. We shared with you in September an update on our senior pastor search and Curtis’ candidacy for this role. While there is continued progress being made in the interview process with Curtis, there is not much new to share about the search at this time. We ask that you please continue to pray for Curtis and the team – and it is our hope to provide an update to you in the next few weeks. For a long time, it’s been a conviction of the Board of Elders to communicate more consistently with local churches. What we recognize is that the majority of our communications to you focus on more formal updates about the life of our church. It is our desire, at other times, to have the opportunity to share with you what God is putting on our hearts as a means of encouragement to you. Continue reading COMMUNITY GROUPS SERVING IN SOUTH COUNTY A couple of weeks ago, several members from the Fox community group helped out Cindy Fox at their school book fair. Cindy is a school librarian and organizes these events every year, and she greatly appreciated their help! What a great picture of embodying love and caring and helping Cindy while also reaching out to the community! If you're not part of a community group, email us! We'd love to get you connected. Open Table is an opportunity to embody love and demonstrate hospitality within our church family and community. It allows both hosts and guests to connect over a holiday meal, encourages a continued mindset of open tables and open hearts, and is a way to faithfully live out being the family of God in obedience to our Savior, who commands us to embody love to those within the body of Christ and those outside the church. Interested in hosting or joining a table on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day? REGISTER & LEARN MORE This Sunday (November 3), Daylight Savings Time ends! Don't forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night for an extra hour of sleep! UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS Saturday, November 9, 9 a.m. (first workshop) and 11:30 a.m. (second workshop) The holidays are fast approaching, and this time of year can be a lonely and difficult one for a variety of reasons, especially if you’ve lost someone close to you. We’re offering two GriefShare workshops (Loss of a Spouse and Surviving the Holidays) at our Journey Tower Grove location starting early November to enter into this season with intention together. REGISTER & LEARN MORE Prayer walking has been described as “praying on-site with insight.” When you hear the sounds and see the sights of a particular place, you understand better how to pray for the people in that location! Join us on Saturday, November 16, from 8-9 a.m. as we pray for Mehlville and for the Lord to make his name know right here. We will meet at the tennis courts in front of Bernard Middle School at 1054 Forder Road at 8 a.m. REGISTER & LEARN MORE You are invited to attend our next members meeting starting at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 17, after service. 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.-1 p.m. We'll have light snacks available. Please RSVP for childcare for kids 10 and under by November 14. I'LL BE THERE! Wednesday, November 20, from 6-8 p.m. Christmas is such a special time of year – a time of celebration, family, and the birth of our Lord! You are invited to join us as we prepare his house to celebrate his birth. There are jobs for every skill level so everyone can help! This is a family-friendly event, so bring your entire crew! Popcorn and hot chocolate are on us! Come and join us on Friday, December 6, from 6:30-9 p.m. at The Journey South County for our women's shopping event! The night will provide a fun way to check those items off your shopping list. We will gather together to remember the many blessings each of us has been given – the gift of our church, each other, and the gift of Jesus Christ Himself. SIGN ME UP! 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! You'll receive emails when we have new prayer requests to share. Copyright © 2019 The Journey South County, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 6915 Weber Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list. Copyright © 2019 The Journey South County, All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 6915 Weber Road, St. Louis, MO 63123 Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.