October Newsletter

By The Journey on October 1st, 2017


Message From Our Pastor, Curtis



Elder Installation 

Above are some photos from our Elder Installation! It has been a long time coming but we are so excited to introduce to you our two new Elders. Anthony Hodges (left) and Chad Biehl are pictured here with their wives. Please continue to pray for these men as they help lead our church. 



Pure Pleasure Conference 

Mark your calendars the 3:14/Journey Institute is hosting a conference on Christ-centered sexuality Saturday, Oct. 7 from 8:30-noon, at Tower Grove you won't want to miss out on this great event. 

Pastor Kempton Turner from City of Joy will be speaking about godly sexuality and how to fight pleasure with pleasure. His personal testimony is powerful. He'll be speaking to both men women, and how this fight pertains to their lives. Stay tuned for more information. 



Join us for a free concert on Thursday October 12th at 6pm as we hear from Jimmy Needham.

This is a free event and welcome to all!

Sign up here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jimmy-needham-tickets-38146760989



Family Sunday

I’m excited for you to join us Sunday, October 15th  for our next “Family Sunday.”  On this day, children in Preschool classes and older are invited to participate with their families in our worship service.  There will only be Journey Kids classes for Toddlers, Walkers, and Infants.

On Family Sunday, you’ll see children engaging in the worship service in a variety of ways.  There will be a special children’s message at the beginning of service.  They will have snacks, juice, and bulletins especially for them.  They will even be invited on stage with the worship band to sing a song that they’ve been learning in Journey Kids!

I’m really looking forward to Family Sunday, as there is something truly special about having children present as we worship and learn together. By including children in our service, we are showing that we value them, just as they are. In Matthew 19:14, Jesus said, ““Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”  Our kiddos have a place in the body of Christ and their worship matters.  It’s our hope that through regularly including children in the life of our church, children will begin to build a greater picture of the purpose of our church and their place in the body of Christ.

Family Sunday is about the church worshiping together as a family: diverse in age, race, background, and stage of life, but united as children adopted into the family of God through the saving work of Jesus Christ.  

See you on Family Sunday!



Child Dedications

On Sunday, October 15th, The Journey Metro East will hold child dedications during the 9 AM and 11 AM Services. 

Child Dedication is a special time for parents and guardians to publicly announce their intention to raise their child(ren) in a way that teaches about God and honors Him.

The Journey recognizes that parents are responsible to raise the next generation to know the greatness of God. We dedicate our kids because we want to partner with our church family–making a commitment to raise our children in light of God’s promises. The Journey commits to support parents as they raise the next generation to love God.

If you are interested in dedicating your child(ren), please register HERE



Chili Cook-off

It’s baaaaack! Dust off your secret recipes and get ready to compete in the 5th Annual Journey ME Chili Cook-Off. Prizes include glory, bragging rights, and a champion trophy!

All kinds of chili are welcome; please register indicating that you’d like to compete with a Traditional (red/beef) chili or Non-Traditional (white, chicken, etc.) chili. Metro East staff will provide drinks and fixin’s. Feel free to bring sides or desserts if you aren’t a chili cooker.

This year's Cook-Off will include a panel of distinguished judges, opportunities to vote for the People's Choice Award and fun activities for kiddos!

RSVP here https://thejourneystl.churchcenteronline.com/registrations/events/86168 so we know how many to expect. See you there!




Giveaway time! 

This months giveaway is for a free size medium metro east shirt! The first person to call the Metro East phone and leave a voicemail with a little fun fact will get the last metro east t-shirt we have in stock until the next batch of shirts.