South County September Newsletter *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* News and Events at The Journey South County View this email in your browser A MESSAGE FROM PASTOR JASON Hey Journey Family, This Sunday, I am looking forward to celebrating with you all what the Lord has done (He is faithful!) and is doing (He is good!) at The Journey South County. It is awesome to see how the Lord is strengthening our church community. In the last two weeks, over 20 families signed up to participate in our community groups. The Lord is giving us a hunger to go deeper in His Word. The women’s Bible study will have over 30 ladies diving into Ecclesiastes. The Lord continues to open doors for us to serve in our neighborhood. Mesnier Primary School was blown away by our generosity in supplying teacher wishlists and treats. The principal and several teachers expressed their appreciation to me this last week. In the last month, several ministries and organizations have reached out to us to let us know about opportunities to serve those in our area. A new church building (with no setup/teardown), a constant stream of first-time visitors, and the list could go on and on – in all these ways and many more, we rejoice and give thanks to the Lord. In the days ahead, I look forward to seeing what the Lord does in us and through us. On a practical note, our Sunday celebration is a great time to get to know your church family better. Let me encourage you to bring some food items to share (a side dish and dessert) and a lawn chair to sit outside and enjoy one another’s company. This Sunday we will also have several bounce houses and the best way to run them are with generators. We would need a total of three generators to use with these so if you have one we could borrow please contact me. Also, we will be taking family and individual pictures to update our church database (my hope is to form a church directory). Grace and peace, Pastor Jason ONE CHURCH WORSHIP NIGHT Sunday, September 30, 4-7 p.m. The Journey Hanley Road Bring your family and come ready to make new friends as you connect with your Journey family from locations across the St. Louis area! Dinner will be available for purchase from our fantastic food truck lineup! After dinner at 5:30 p.m., we’ll all gather in the Hanley Road sanctuary for a time of worship. We hope to see you there! LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING CELEBRATE WITH US! On Sunday, September 9, please join us as we celebrate this milestone in the life of our church. We are celebrating five years in the South County community and one full year in our church building! We will provide a complimentary lunch and you can enjoy carnival games, yard games, and bounce houses on the church grounds. The event will start after the church service until 3 p.m. Please register so we can plan appropriately for food and beverages and to sign up for a side or dessert. Please also remember to bring lawn chairs! REGISTER HERE UPCOMING EVENTS & NEWS Do you ever wonder if your life truly has meaning? Are you concerned that you might be spending your time, your energy, your money, on things that don’t matter and won’t last? Does the thought of your death scare you? Or does it energize you to live well? And what does “living well” even mean? Join us as we explore Ecclesiastes this fall starting on Saturday, September 8, from 8-9 a.m. for 12 weeks on Saturday mornings. REGISTER TODAY Newcomer Lunch is more than just a free lunch! It's also a great way to meet the staff at The Journey South County, become more familiar with the church, and hear about ways you can get connected. So whether you've been with us for a few days or several months, you're invited to join us September 16, following the 10 a.m. service in the Commons area. Lunch will be served, and childcare available if you register! REGISTER NOW THIRD THURSDAY WORSHIP WORKSHOP | AUDIO & MIXING Wait, the sound guy is part of the worship team? Absolutely. In fact, they make it possible to hear all the music clearly and fully, so they’re of utmost importance! If you’ve ever been interested in learning more about running sound, especially sound at The Journey South County, then this hands-on workshop is for you! Whether you’re young or old, experienced at running sound or simply a music lover with a good ear, come learn from one of the best sound clinicians in the STL area as he covers everything from basic live mixing concepts to advanced tips and tricks for running sound in the church. The workshop starts at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of September (the 20th) at The Journey South County, so register now and we’ll make sure to save you a spot! If you are interested in membership at The Journey, please join us for Pathway to Membership to learn more. We believe that Christian faith is about relationships. It is about our relationship with God and our relationships with each other. Becoming a member of a church is a way that we identify with other people who have committed themselves to living as a follower of Jesus. It is a way of saying, “This is who I am and this is what matters to me.” Childcare is available upon request. REGISTER NOW We would like to invite you to the kickoff for Journey Students 2018-19! Sunday, September 9 1-3 p.m. (during the 5 year celebration) The Journey South County We have a scavenger hunt planned for our students starting at 1 p.m. We will have a parent/student meeting at 2, where we will share exciting plans for the upcoming year and see the results from the scavenger hunt! Looking forward to seeing you there! Feel free to invite friends and their parents who may be interested in joining. SERVING OPPORTUNITY 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. WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please take a few minutes to complete our communication survey – we want to provide you with the most relevant, accessible, and up-to-date information about The Journey and The Journey South County, and we would value your feedback! 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