I spent most of my college and post grad free time traveling between concert venues in the Philly and Lancaster area. There was always a venue to catch live music… be it a coffee house, a college venue, church basement, school auditorium or other establishment. The 90s in Lancaster County brimmed with talented local artists covering a wide variety of creative expression. These were the days of The Friday Night Rock Jam on WJTL, Purple Door Festival, Java Casa, Cafe Angst, and more.
During that season; Rainchildren and Jawbone Hill were mainstays in the regional “alternative music” scene. Besides their many regional shows; they spent a summer on a national tour playing festivals and other venues. Both artists released numerous musical projects including CDs released by Smart Records, a division of Creative Ministries.
On May 6, Rainchildren and Jawbone Hill will once again be playing together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Rainchilren’s CD “Feels Like Summer”. This is the first time in many years that these two bands have taken stage together and it’s going to be an awesome night of nostalgia and great music from two talented and fun bands. (Members of Rainchildren have been playing together as The Stars Are Spies, members of Jawbone Hill are uniting for this one time special event.)
I am excited for this throwback concert celebrating the talent of local artists. This is another excellent moment in our kick off season here at The Junction Center Landis Hall. May 6 at 7:00 pm. Junction Center Landis Hall . Tickets at thejunctioncenter.com or 717-459-3701
Our Grand Opening Celebration Concert Event with Rend Collective and Urban Rescue is just around the corner, on Monday April 3. We are thrilled that Rend Collective, a band that played main stage at Creation 2016 and is coming off an arena tour, will be the first to play Robert M. Landis Hall!
We have an extra special evening planned. A pre-show reception will take place when doors open at 6:00 including light hors d’oeuvres, pre-show music from House Project (musicians from the band Reilly), and a first look at Landis Hall. The Grand Opening show will include a fully produced concert with Rend Collective and Urban Rescue … a dedication celebration we are truly looking forward to.
A limited number of seats are available due to the nature of the extra special event. Tickets are $100.00 and can be reserved at thejunctioncenter.com or by calling 717-459-3701. A tax deduction is being provided for a portion of the ticket price.
As we have prepared for our 27 Hours of Compassion, I found myself going through letters and photos from the little girls that I sponsor. Yulissa is the little girl that I sponsor from Guatemala. In some of her letters to me she has shared:
- prayer requests for her family
- she likes the story of creation
- she loves to sing
- she loves to color and paint
- she has sent hugs
- she has received Jesus as her Savior
- she is learning to pray
- she wants to be as obedient as Mary the Mother of Jesus
In her most recent letter, Yulissa mentioned that her favorite pets are her cat and chickens. It’s evident in her artwork below.
I love to encourage her, to let her know that I am praying for her and keep reminding her that Jesus loves her.
I encourage you to consider starting this kind of special relationship as an individual or a family today! Visit http://compassion.com/wjtl where you can see all the children awaiting sponsorship and prayerfully consider who you may be able to encourage!
At WJTL we enthusiastically support the mission of Compassion International to release children from poverty in Jesus name. Our own staff and thousands of area listeners have experienced first-hand the impact of Compassion International through child sponsorship even visiting various projects all over the world.
In February, Fred and Lisa joined a sponsor trip and visited our most recently sponsored project GU501 in Guatemala plus spent time with their own sponsored children. On March 21 and 22 they’ll share more about their trip, plus other local sponsors and staff will be sharing their stories and we’ll be giving opportunities for you to sponsor children from Guatemala, Central America and in various parts of the world.
Tune in on on March 21 and 22 for our 27 Hours of Compassion from 6am to 8pm Tuesday and 6am to 7pm Wednesday. Visit compassion.com/wjtl to see photos of children awaiting sponsorship and prayerfully consider sponsoring a child. We’ll be highlighting various profiles from this page during our on air event.
You can also check out the fantastic photos from Fred and Lisa’s recent trip to Guatemala at our Flickr page.
Areas of Haiti, especially in the Southwest peninsula, were severely devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Please prayerfully investigate what is being done by various ministries and consider how you can help.
Haiti Bible Mission: Located in Jeremie Haiti, which was an area devastated due to the hurricane
Life Connection Mission : During this hurricane, Montrouis, Haiti is experiencing damages to property as a result of heavy winds and flooding.
Olive Tree Projects/Maison de Naissance: Maision de Naissance, a birthing care center in Les Cayes has become an emergency shelter for several of their neighbours and expect they will have to continue housing them for a couple weeks. Maison de Naissance also has some structural damage that will eventually need to be repaired. They are in a need of a wide spectrum of items from clothing, to food, to medications, to equipment like shovels. Money that comes in to Olive Tree Projects for “Matthew Relief” will be used to purchase as many things on their needs list as we can, and sent via private plan from Port au Prince. For the next week they will collect funds to provide them with supplies and future financial support to Maison de Naissance can be given directly to www.globalbirthinghomefoundation.org
* If you have a suggestion for another ministry that you know is doing hurricane relief work in country, please email email@example.com.
We are thankful to be able to offer our 5th Annual Kids Cookie Break Fest coming up this Saturday. We hope that all who attend are encouraged, have fun with your family and friends and are inspired to live like Jesus!
All tickets have been taken for the 10:00 am – 2:00 pm session. There is a duplicate session from 3:00 pm – 7:00 with some tickets still available until 4:00 on Thursday. Everyone attending must have their pre-reserved tickets.
You should have reserved one ticket per person attending. Your tickets indicate the time of the program you reserved your tickets for and also where to park. If your ticket says JC, then you must park at the Junction Center and if it says Roots then you must park at Roots and walk the short path through the cornfield over to the Junction Center. Signs will be posted. Handicap parking needs will be met at the Junction Center. We are thankful to have been able to open up tickets to more people this year; thanks to Root’s providing this added parking option.
Be sure to keep your meal tickets (marked Sand. or Wrap) to hand in at the Chick-fil-A booth for your meal. We plan to serve meals between 11:30 – 1:00 (10am program) and 5:00 – 6:30 (3pm program).
Please have the entry forms that are attached to your tickets filled out in advance. This allows for a quicker entry. Fill out one form per person. You will receive an artist schedule and map when you hand in your ticket.
New for this year, there is an ATM on site and it is located just inside the breezeway entrance to the garage. We do have food and beverage vendors, artist merchandise and the police dunk tank where cash would be handy. All Chick-fil-A meals must have been pre-reserved. No Chick-fil-A will be for sale on site.
Northwest EMS will provide first aid service at their vehicle. We do recommend that you also carry some bandaids, wear sunscreen and that you and your children drink plenty of water.
Thanks to our many volunteers serving to help make this free event possible and also to our Event Sponsors: Turkey Hill Dairy, FunCo, Thrivent Financial and Rockvale Outlets Lancaster. Thanks also to all of the interactive sponsors. Please encourage them and thank them for their participation!
If you or someone in your family (age 14+) would like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the Volunteer booth at the fest to find out if/where help is still needed!
We look forward to a great day!
At their annual convention, The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters (PAB) hands out awards for excellence in broadcasting in a number of categories.
WJTL was pleased to be chosen as recipients of the PAB Excellence in Broadcasting Award 2016 for Outstanding Station Sponsored Event for The Kids Cookie Break Fest 2015. Lisa Landis and Stacey Gagne attended the Gold Medal Dinner and Awards Ceremony at The Hershey Hotel as Lisa accepted the award on behalf of WJTL.
Tomorrow night’s National Day of Prayer Event scheduled for The Junction Center has been moved indoors due to weather. The new location will be the Lancaster County Convention Center, 28 South Queen Street in Downtown Lancaster. The program will feature prayer by Calvary Church’s Beau Eckert, worship by Matt Goss Band and a 110 voice community choir and worship and prayer with Michael W. Smith. Doors will open at 4:30pm. The program begins at 5:45pm. More Info at http://lancasterndp.com/
Due to the rain, the City Youth Edition for National Day of Prayer has now been moved to Teen Haven at 205 South Queen Street in Lancaster. The event that was to be held at The Junction Center this evening has been moved to Crossway Church 330 Barbara Street in Millersville. Both events are taking place from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.
Has radio impacted your life? It has significantly impacted mine, and that is why I am thrilled that WJTL is partnering with the Far East Broadcasting Company (FEBC) for the Give-A-Radio Project.
FEBC has the motto “Christ to the World By Radio” and is reaching into 40 countries with 770 hours of programming in 100 languages each day broadcasting the life-changing Word of God. They reach into areas where it’s difficult for missionaries to go.
Our goal is to provide 400 radios, which will help FEBC go to the hardest-to-reach places. $30 provides one radio, and every radio you give has the potential to reach 25 people with the Gospel. Right now, a generous donor is even matching every donation so if we reach our goal that would be 800 radios provided!
I invite you to join our Give-A-Radio Project with Far East Broadcasting Company. To join our Give-A-Radio Project call 877-532-2998 or give online at GiveARadio.org