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TG| Community Group Registration

August 5th - June 1st, 2018

We are so glad you are wanting to join a Tower Grove Community Group! Please fill out this form to let us know more information about you and where you live so we can get you in a Community Group in your neighborhood!

Any questions please email John Chung at jchung@thejourney.org.

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Southern Illinois | Men's Bible Study

October 10th - November 7th, 2017

The book of Judges is an exciting read, but not an easy one. It is full of flawed individuals living in a deeply flawed society. Judges shows us that the Bible is not a series of nice stories - it is a book of unvarnished history.

Judges shows us a God who is relentlessly loving to unlovely people!

The study begins Monday October 2 at 6:30pm and will meet every Monday for 6 weeks at the church. Tuesday Morning Study begins Oct 3 at 6:00am

Deadline to sign up is September 14. Childcare is provided for Monday evening.

Study guides cost $8.00 (Checks can be made to The Journey SI)

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WC | Equip Class - Prayer

October 15th - October 29th, 2017

Our next Equip Class will be on the topic of Prayer - how it forms us, obstacles preventing it, and how it helps us communicate with the Lord. This three week class begins on October 15th and meets during our 8:30 service. Join us as we delve into the concept of prayer and witness your own intimacy with God strengthen.

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WCJS | Click, Grab, and Get Hunt

October 25th, 2017

Throughout this event, you will team up with your small group, your leader and other friends on a scavenger hunt.

You will CLICK - take pictures of your team in odd situations, GRAB - things (and bring them back with you) and GET - strangers to do some strange things on video.

The night begins at 6:30PM and ends at 8:00PM. Snacks will be provided during the presentation of awards at 7:30PM. Invite a friend for this wild and silly night.

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TG| Fall Festival 2017

October 28th, 2017

Please come and serve at our annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 28 from 9-12. Come and celebrate God's faithful to our church and community. Be sure to invite your friends and neighbors. Inflatables, Food, Games. and Costume Contest. This year we will be collecting Affordable Christmas Gifts for Donation. If you are interested in serving as a Community Group contact Jeff Hutchings at jhutchings@thejourney.org

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TG | Child Dedications: October 28th & 29th

October 28th - October 29th, 2017

Child Dedication is a special time for parents and guardians to publicly announce their intention to raise their child(ren) to love God and to love others. We as a church family commit to support parents through encouragement, equipping, prayer, and ministries like Journey Kids and Journey Youth as they come along side parents to raise the next generation to love God.

Here you can register for the next Child Dedication--October 28th&29th--during all services. Please send a photo of your child to infotg@thejourney.org by October 16th. The October 22nd class has been cancelled.

"He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments;" (Psalm 78:5-7 ESV)

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HR | Fall Baptisms

October 29th, 2017

Baptism symbolizes our union with Jesus and our union with His people, the church. If you are a Christ follower and haven’t been baptized, we encourage you to publicly proclaim your faith in Christ by obeying His command to be baptized.

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Southern Illinois | Parent & Student Luncheon

October 29th, 2017

Students 6th - 12th grade & their parents are encouraged to attend an informational luncheon immediately following our church service.

Be sure to answer the question listed so we can plan accordingly for food.

We hope you can join Darrick & Pastor Jordan for this important meeting.

TG| Mission and Vision Meeting

October 29th, 2017

Sunday, October 29th in Reber Space after the 11:00am service

Lunch at 12:20pm Meeting start time 12:45pm

One great new feature of this registration system is that you can register your household! When you register it will show up on your account and on the accounts of those whom you register, thus keeping track of church event attendance.

You may need to open your email in a separate tab and log in to register using this system. If you have any questions or need help registering you can reach Miriam Hendrickson by phone at 314-222-2943 or Hilary Seaman at 314-222-2948 during regular business hours.

Accessing the registration through your email is a verification process used by Planning Center online. Please take this opportunity to double check that your address and phone number are correct.

Childcare for members meeting will serve your child(ren) pizza in the Journey Kids building. More information about childcare will be emailed after registration is complete.

TG | Journey Kids Focus Groups

October 29th - November 5th, 2017

Focus Groups will allow you to discuss your experiences in Journey Kids as a parent or volunteer. We want to grow as a ministry as we think about how to cultivate the gospel in the next generation and we want to hear from you!

Each focus group will be limited to 15 participants. I have scheduled six different times for these focus groups to meet throughout October and November. Each group will last an hour and a half.   Light snacks will be provided. You can sign up here and choose a date and time that works best for your schedule.  

IMPORTANT: Please select the "add-on" for the time you'd like to reserve a space for.

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ME | 5th Annual Chilli Cook Off

October 29th, 2017

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 so we know how many to expect. See you there!

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Southern Illinois | Women's Bible Study

October 30th - November 6th, 2017

The book of Judges is an exciting read, but not an easy one. It is full of flawed individuals living in a deeply flawed society. Judges shows us that the Bible is not a series of nice stories - it is a book of unvarnished history.

Judges shows us a God who is relentlessly loving to unlovely people!

The study begins Monday October 2 at 6:30pm. We will meet every Monday for 6 weeks.

Deadline to sign up is September 14. Childcare is provided.

Study guides cost $8.00 (Checks can be made to The Journey SI)

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WC | Dear White Christian

October 30th - November 13th, 2017

If we are honest, we must admit that we see the issues involving race differently often because our experiences have been so different. If we have any hope of reconciliation, we must begin to ask questions of each other in the pursuit of understanding. We hope that you will join us for a four week class that will aim to help us do just that. It will begin on Monday, October 23, from 6:30-8:00pm, at West County. While not required to participate in the class and discussions, Dear White Christian is recommended.

TG | Monthly Admin Training: OCTOBER: Volunteer Onboarding and Workflows

November 1st, 2017

In order to grow out team in common necessary knowledge and move people into leadership roles and increase church ownership, we need to do some basic trainings. Please join me for these lunch trainings:

Oct: Serving Team On boarding process

In this training you will learn how to create a workflow, edit a workflow, move people through a workflow and the core elements of volunteer on boarding at the Journey | TG.

Wednesday session is in Reber Offices Conference Room 12-1pm Saturday session is in Reber Basement 3-4pm

They will cover the same material. To RSVP for one choose the correct ADD ON through this form. Thanks!

November: Scheduling weekend service team and building plans

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WC | Connect Group

November 2nd - November 9th, 2017

Connect Groups are designed to help people who are new to our church, or those who are not yet plugged in, take a next step towards connecting with others.

Our next Connect Group will meet the first two weeks in November from 6:30-8:00pm. You will be able to meet others in the church who are also looking to get plugged in and meet some of our staff and leaders. If you have any questions, please email us at infowc@thejourney.org.

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Southern Illinois | Mom's Connection Group

November 3rd - December 1st, 2017

A time for mom's of children ages Birth-PreK to come together and connect, have snacks and let the kids play and enjoy new friends.

Our first meeting will be on Friday September 1 at 9:00am and will continue on the 1st Friday of each month.

For more information, contact Erin Blue at jeblue4@yahoo.com

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R3 Development Dessert Fundraiser

November 3rd, 2017

Come hear how students and volunteers are transforming East St. Louis one house at a time. Every one is welcome to the DIY Dessert Youth Employment Fundraiser

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HR l Volunteer Work Days

November 4th - November 18th, 2017

Hello Church,

We are excited about our new building and the work that God is doing in and through us at Hanley Road. There is a lot of work to be done in the new space and we are excited to have the opportunity to get to know one another better as we work shoulder to shoulder to grow His kingdom within this new community.

If you do not all ready have a Planning Center Online account you will be prompted to create as you register for a workday. If you have any problems at all please email Kim Maple (kmaple@thejourney.org) and she will get you taken care of.

On the registration form, there is a section called "Add-Ons". Please go through that list and select which dates and times you are available, what you will bring and in what areas you are interested in serving. As we move further along in the process we will update this page with tools or any additional items needed.

For our first workday, we will have two teams. One team will work at our current building in Clayton packing, sorting, removing things from the walls, hauling and removing furniture. At our U City building, we will work on cleaning, paint prep and eventually painting. For now, the plan is to have ONLY one work day at our Clayton building. We will keep you updated as we progress.

If you are unavailable on Saturdays we will also have times where the building will be open and available for people to work on various tasks. If you are interested in receiving an email with open building work times click that option in the "Add Ons" section.

If you have any questions or need anything, please contact Kim Maple. We look forward to working together!

Thank you!

Jason Magers

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WC | Baptism (11.5.17)

November 5th, 2017

We believe the Bible clearly communicates baptism as a vital step of discipleship and obedience to Christ. This sacrament is a symbol of washing away of the old self and a commitment made in front of fellow believers, demonstrating you have been made new by Jesus and are committed to following him. Are you ready to follow the commandment to be baptized? Register here and allow us to celebrate with you on Sunday, November 5.

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WCJS | Tic-Tac-Taco-Tuesday (T4)

November 7th, 2017

Tic-Tac-Taco-Tuesday (T4) is your opportunity to show off your awesome board game "skillz" and make friends while enjoying some delicious tacos. This event is held at Ashley Bond's home. For any questions, please contact Ashley at abond0521@gmail.com. We hope you can make it!

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ME | Community Group Leader Training

November 8th, 2017

We'll be discussing "Life Together" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer so make sure you're caught up on the reading. We'll continue to have you organize your own, reimbursable childcare up to $20. Suggestions for snacks are welcome!

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TG | Newcomer Dinner

November 9th, 2017

Scholars worldwide agree there are no free meals, but Newcomer Dinner at The Journey is exactly what it claims to be — free, and a great first step to connect with the life of the church. We’ll go over our history, our vision, and all of the ways you can plug in beyond Sunday services. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet pastors, staff, and attenders just like you in a casual setting over a free (yes, actually free) meal.

Please join us for our next Newcomer Dinner on Thursday, November 9th. Doors open at 5:30pm and dinner is served at 6:00pm.

Click the Register Here button to RSVP! Looking forward to seeing you there!

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JS | Fall Retreat 2017

November 10th - November 12th, 2017

$0 - $180

Join us this year for our 5th annual Fall Retreat at Lake Williamson.

Jesus is presented to us with many filters in our 2017 American culture, but what would it mean to see him #Unfiltered? What if we saw him without the words of our crazy aunt Sally, the IG memes, and political left and rights rendering of this man that changed the world in only 33 years on earth? Jesus is worth looking at #Unfiltered and this weekend we will do just that. The typical black light dodgeball, crazy group games, AMAZING camp food ;), bonfires, basketball, nine-square-in-the-air, volleyball, fishing, and high ropes courses will be there... and this year we are adding an escape room. So get ready to have the time of your life... or at least the time of your fall season with Journey Students November 10th-12th. We hope you can make it.

IMPORTANT NOTES: **If you miss the Early Bird Special pricing of $135 the cost for the Fall Retreat is $180 AND after October 15th you will need to arrange transportation to and from the Fall Retreat for your child if spots are no longer available. **

High ropes course (55 slots available) and escape room (35 slots available) are on a first come first serve basis.

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Southern Illinois | Student Fall Retreat "NEW"

November 10th - November 12th, 2017

All students 6th - 12th grade are invited to:

"New" Fall Student Retreat

Lake Sallateeska in Pinckneyville, IL.

Friday Nov 10- Sunday Nov. 12

Cost is $60 (Make checks payable to the Journey SI)

More than 1 in a family? Siblings are $50.00 each.

TG | Workday

November 11th, 2017

Getting involved in a workday is a great way to get to know people and to get to know the church better.

We will be painting, cleaning, spray washing, organizing, labeling, assembling, and doing some light building projects.

Bring your kids to help too! There will be some activities in Journey Kids for them to help with!

Please join in! Lunch will be provided and we look forward to serving together!

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WC | Newcomer Lunch (11.12)

November 12th, 2017

If you’ve been with us for a few weeks, months, or even longer but would identify as feeling “new” to West County, then you are invited to attend our Newcomer’s Lunch! On November 12th, it will immediately follow the second service in the conference room. At this lunch you’ll get to know the staff, hear about ministries at the church, and learn about our mission, vision, and values.

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TG| Members Meeting

November 12th, 2017

This Meeting has been Changed to Sunday, November 12th after the 11:00am service

Thank you for using Planning Center online to register for the Tower Grove Members Meeting!

Sunday, November 12th in the Sanctuary

Lunch at 12:20pm Meeting start time 12:45pm

One great new feature of this registration system is that you can register your household! When you register it will show up on your account and on the accounts of those whom you register, thus keeping track of church event attendance.

You may need to open your email in a separate tab and log in to register using this system. If you have any questions or need help registering you can reach Miriam Hendrickson by phone at 314-222-2943 or Hilary Seaman at 314-222-2948 during regular business hours.

Accessing the registration through your email is a verification process used by Planning Center online. Please take this opportunity to double check that your address and phone number are correct.

Childcare for members meeting will serve your child(ren) pizza in the Journey Kids building. More information about childcare will be emailed after registration is complete.

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Premarital Classes Spring Session 2018

February 10th - March 24th, 2018

$125

Marriage is an important relationship, one that we believe reflects God’s unconditional love for humanity (Eph. 5), and is meant to be a lifelong covenant commitment between one man and one woman. We want to help you prepare for, and maintain, a successful marriage. Our premarital program consists of a series of four group classes. Couples are paired with a mentor couple who will walk through the program with you. The classes and mentoring are open to engaged couples as well as recently married couples.

Register here for Premarital Classes . The four classes meet on Saturday mornings from 8:30am-NOON at The Journey Tower Grove in Reber Basement.

Feb. 10 - 101 God's Design for Marriage

Feb. 24 - 201 DISC & Communication in Marriage

Mar. 10 - 301 Communication & Dealing with Money

Mar. 24 - 401 Sex & Intimacy in Marriage

The cost covers classes, breakfasts, materials, DISC personality profile and mentoring with a married couple. The cost is $125 per couple- two people, one price, one registration. FYI: In the PCO registration, if you identify more than one attendee, it may appear each person is $125. There is a 100% discount applied at checkout for the second person which will resolve the total to $125/couple.

*Married couples, these classes are bent toward pre-marrieds, but every marriage mentor will tell you that these classes will benefit you greatly for years to come. It is God's word, after all.