South County December Newsletter *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* News and Events at The Journey South County View this email in your browser A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR JASON CHRISTMAS EVE PASTOR'S CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATION If you find yourself without a Christmas Eve party to attend, please join ours! We would like to invite you to our home right after the 5 p.m. Christmas Eve service for snacks and fellowship. Stay a few minutes, or stay a few hours! Just come on in the back door. Merry Christmas to our church family! – Pastor Jason and Amy Open Table is an opportunity for us to embody love to those in our church family this season! We look forward to the ways that the Lord will bless and build us as we open our homes, extend our tables, and share a meal with one another. If you’re interested in serving as a host for a Christmas meal, please email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org. Across our locations, we are celebrating advent – the season leading up to Christmas. It’s a time to reflect on the significance of Jesus’ birth and the hope we have because of it. We invite you to visit thejourney.org/advent and download our advent guide with daily readings and devotions. Over the next 23 days, rediscover with us the story of Jesus’ birth and the promises He came to fulfill! DOWNLOAD GUIDE Mark your calendars! New music by The Journey Collective will be released next week! (Catch a first listen at service tomorrow!) Check The Journey St. Louis Facebook page on Tuesday, December 4, to download. CHRISTMAS EVE ACAPELLA This Christmas Eve, as we gather together to remember and celebrate the Light of the World given to us, what better way to do that than to join our voices together as one family! If you would like to be a part of the acapella Christmas Eve Choir (that’s right - JUST VOICES), let Corbin Petersen (email@example.com) know as soon as possible and he’ll reach out with further details in the coming weeks. Sound good? Let's SING! UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS Join us at one of our two Christmas Eve services: 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Journey Kids will only be available at our 3:30 p.m. service and only for 0-4-year-olds. This is a time to reflect on the significance of Jesus’ birth and the hope we have because of it! Please note, services on Sunday, December 22, will follow our regular schedule. Just a reminder that our next Family Sunday is the fifth Sunday of the month! Sunday, December 30, our children will worship with us during the regular 10 a.m. service. Journey Kids will be available for infants and toddlers, 3 and a half years old and younger. Kids, pack up your blankets and join us for a fun evening to watch Disney's version of the Rapunzel story, Tangled. Adults, don't count yourselves out, this movie will entertain you as well. Pizza can be purchased for dinner. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Families, join us on Friday, January 11! Doors open at 5:30, and the movie will start promptly at 6:15. REGISTER Sunday, January 20 12-1:30 p.m. Are you new to The Journey South County and would like to know more about our church? Join us for lunch! READ MORE AND REGISTER If the beginning and the end of God's story has already been written, where are we? How do we live in this time between the Garden of Eden and the Glory to come when Christ returns? Bible study mornings will start promptly at 8 a.m. with a video for the first half, then discussion for the last half hour. Register today and join us! READ MORE VOLUNTEER HIGHLIGHT A Special thank you to everyone who came out Wednesday night to our Hanging of the Greens! Our church is now beautifully decorated for the Advent and Christmas season! PRAYER GROUP Would you like to pray alongside others for the needs of the church? We are starting a new prayer group, and we'd like to invite you to be a part! If you'd like to join and receive regular prayer requests, please email Laura, and she'll add you to the group. Copyright © 2018 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.