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KCB Fest is Celebrating 10 Years! Can You Join Us?

July 26th, 2022 No comments

We are so excited to host our 10th Kids Cookie Break Fest on Saturday August 27th! Guests will enjoy performances on two outdoor stages and tons of fun family activities thanks to our sponsors. We’ll be collecting donations for Align Life Ministries, too. Free tickets become available on Monday August 15th.  

I’m searching for some older KCB fans who would like to join our team that helps make the event happen for all of the kids and their families who will attend. We have lots of friends who make this an annual event and we have a lot of fun together!  There are plenty of areas to serve for anyone age 14+. I’ve heard from a couple of families with teens who loved the Kids Cookie Break as children and are ready to be involved in a new way by helping!  We’ve had some aunts, uncles, grandparents and friend groups join us, too.

We have areas like Carnival Games, Handing out Chick-Fil-A Meals, Monitoring Inflatable Bounce Houses, Parking, Ticket Taking, Trash, and more.  You’ll even get a t-shirt and a free Chick Fil A meal.

Check out our Sign Up link https://signup.com/go/fCXEKgv to sign up,  or email stacey@wjtl.com and I can help find a good spot for you! We’d love to have you join us to celebrate our 10th KCB Fest!

 

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Ukraine Crisis Disaster Relief

April 20th, 2022 No comments

The conflict in Ukraine has left many people vulnerable and in need of aid.  As we continue to pray for all that are impacted by the invasion and unrest; there are organizations providing opportunities to lend critical support.

MCC is accepting donations for a response in Ukraine.  From their website: “MCC’s response will be focused on longer-term scale up of existing programs that support vulnerable people and extending those services to internally displaced populations. It will likely include psychosocial support and trauma healing, temporary emergency housing, emergency distributions of locally purchased emergency supplies such as blankets, and distribution of food packages. MCC also plans to resume shipments of material resources once the in-country conditions are stable enough to do so.”

Samaritans Purse is operating multiple medical facilities in various parts of Ukraine and providing food and non-food relief items through church partnerships in both Ukraine and Moldova.

Hope International has created a Hope Ukraine assistance fund

World Vision  is on the ground in Eastern Europe preparing to meet the needs of vulnerable children and families who have been forcibly displaced due to the escalating crisis in Ukraine.  Your donation can help provide children and families searching for a safe haven with protection and psychosocial support including Child-Friendly Spaces in neighboring countries in the Middle East and Eastern European region.

Mission Eurasia    Has established a Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund to help provide for the urgent, immediate needs of Ukrainians still living in the country, as well as refugees who have fled to neighboring countries.  Hear Fred’s interview with Don Parsons, Director of the Unreached People Groups Initiative here

Barnabas Aid   Sending funds to churches in the neighboring countries as they care for Christian and other refugees.  Barnabas supporters in the United Kingdom are donating food items, blankets and winter clothes, to be transported by van or truck across Europe to the borders of Ukraine to supply the local churches caring for the refugees from Ukraine.

World Without Orphans has established a Ukraine Emergency Relief Fund to support the work of their Ukrainian staff and partners in the country serving those who are internally displaced or fleeing to neighboring countries. A specific focus of their ministry is on safety and provision for orphaned children and their caregivers.

BCM International  Providing food, shelter, and medical supplies as well as aiding the displaced in their journey to western Ukraine and other international safe-havens.

Tying Vines  Vice President Melissa Mitchell is working with the Polish ambassador to help in organizing aid to the thousands of refugees flooding into Poland.

Compassion International has some helpful prayer targets published for times of turmoil around the world.

The Pocket Testament League is providing Ukranian Gospels through Blessings of Hope food containers and are also providing gospels to other ministries providing relief.

Tomorrow Clubs International is coordinating with local churches and Christ followers to provide basic needs for Ukranian refugees including hot meals, food packages, mattresses and medications and more.

Friends in Action International   University of Divine Grace (FIA ministry partner) Faculty and Bible school students are distributing blankets, hot drinks, food, and hope. The Chișinău university campus and support facilities have become a haven for refugees while providing an opportunity to learn about Jesus, our Prince of Peace. UDG also supports those traveling by vehicle with free maintenance and repair services, enabling stranded travelers to continue on their way into Western Europe.

Missions International is the organization Tommy Iceland partners with. This non-profit organization that directly helps those in need who are impacted by the war. All donations made will benefit the families in Melitopol and all over Ukraine.

Sunrise4Ukraine:  A global initiative encouraging churches to host an additional Sunrise Service on April 24 to join together in praying for Ukraine & Russia.  April 24th is Easter Sunday for the Orthodox and for most Eastern Christians.

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WJTL Christmas Open House

December 3rd, 2019 No comments

It’s almost time for WJTL’s annual Christmas Open House drop in. You and your family are invited to stop by on Tuesday December 17th anytime between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Come say hi to the WJTL team and visit the studio. There will be cookies and beverages to enjoy (some Chick-fil-A of course). Kids can bring by their KCB tree ornaments to hang on the studio tree if they haven’t sent them in, yet. It’s also a chance to save postage and drop off your end of the year donation if you’d like.

We love this annual tradition and hope you’ll make it yours, too.

little ENCOURAGEMENT

September 16th, 2019 No comments

A little encouragement can go a long way. Today we received a one sentence note in the mail and it made my day. It was a very simple thank you that was jotted down on a piece of note paper and sent along with a donation. It brought joy to our staff.

Sometimes when we think about being being an encouragement or even a good neighbor; we get visions of a huge time investment or imagine having to bake cookies that live up to some Instagram worthy photo. The reality is that a word, a smile, or a sentence can be enough. I have some thoughtful coworkers that leave post-it notes on my desk just to let me know they were thinking of me.  😀 Those “little” things can make a persons day!

Sometimes we receive encouragement from others and sometimes we need to encourage ourselves! Tough days sometimes stack up more frequently than we like. Reminders of truths from God’s Word, scriptures, songs and even beautiful art or things from nature can inject life into dry bones on any given day.  Recently I jotted a few very simple sharpie written reminders onto some scrap paper and hung them where I could see them at my desk.

  • be positive
  • be joyful
  • be encouraging
  • be thankful

Don’t discount your “little” attempts at bringing light to the world around you.  Each one of us is a difference maker.   

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KCB Fest Seeks Friendly Volunteers

August 14th, 2019 3 comments

Summer is zooming by and Kids Cookie Break Fest 2019 is going to be here before we know it. August 24th is our big event for kids and their families here on our campus at The Junction Center. That’s just over a month away!

We have a fantastic time with the many volunteers that come out to help us put on a really fun, free day for the community.

There are tons of areas that you could help us with: Parking, Ticket Taking, Craft, Bounce House Attendant, Pedal Cars, handing out pre-purchased Chick-fil-A Meals, Concessions/Drink Sales, Artist Merchandise, Trash and more! You must be age 14 on up in order to volunteer.

Sign up with a friend, your small group, family, etc etc… or sign up yourself and meet some new people in your area at KCB Fest.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Just email stacey@wjtl.com. OR if you would like to check out the various options and even sign yourself up, go to https://signup.com/go/MFQJhby

THANK YOU!!!

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Smiling Faces Needed: KCB Fest 2019

June 5th, 2019 No comments

Kids Cookie Break Fest 2019 is coming up in just a couple of months… August 24, to be exact. It’s become our annual traditional to offer FREE AM and PM sessions of music and Kids Cookie Break style family fun all over the property here at The Junction Center . What a fun way to wrap up the summer!

This special day for local families could not happen without our awesome team of volunteers. Many of our incredible team help at events year round, too! We are so grateful! Can you join us?

There are tons of areas that you could help us with: Parking, Ticket Taking, Craft, Bounce House Attendant, Pedal Cars, handing out pre-purchased Chick-fil-A Meals, Concessions/Drink Sales, Artist Merchandise, Trash and more! You must be age 14 on up in order to volunteer.

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people OR you could sign up with a friend or as a small group project.

I am happy to answer any questions you may have. Just email stacey@wjtl.com. OR if you would like to check out the various options and even sign yourself up, go to https://signup.com/go/MFQJhby

THANK YOU!!!

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Lisa Landis Accepts PAB Excellence in Broadcasting Award

May 6th, 2019 No comments

STACEY GAGNE –  Lisa Landis and Stacey Gagne were honored to attend the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters 2019 Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting Luncheon today, held at Hotel Hershey.  Lisa accepted the award for “Outstanding Station Sponsored Event” for Kids Cookie Break Fest 2018.  It is always wonderful to be among so many talented broadcasters from across the state!  Lisa and Stacey enjoyed having lunch with Dennis, Michelle and Billy from FUN101.3 and meeting Kayla Molczan from Butler Radio News.   It was also a privilege to witness Broadcaster of the Year Awards being presented to Harvey Holiday from WOGL FM, Philadelphia and Vernon Odom from ABC Philadelphia. Congratulations to all the winners!

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Hurricane Florence Relief

September 19th, 2018 No comments

Local and national ministries and organizations are assembling ways to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.  Here are some that we are aware of or that have reached out to us.

Christ In Action has options to give and will be ready to accept volunteers beginning tomorrow (Tuesday 9/18).  They also plan be live on WJTL at 8:20 on 9/18 to talk about ways to get involved.

Mennonite Disaster Services  Has options to volunteer and to give.  Kevin King, Executive Director,  will be on the air with Lisa this Friday (9/21) just after 3:30 pm with updates.

American Red Cross  is accepting funds for relief efforts

Samaritans Purse:  Accepting funds and volunteers

GAIN:  Global Aid Network has information about how you can pray or give to partner with their relief efforts

If you are aware of other ministries that we could add to our list, please email contact@wjtl.com for review and consideration.  Thanks.

 

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Join the Team and Volunteer at Kids Cookie Break Festival

August 1st, 2018 No comments

Our summer keeps on trucking, doesn’t it!?  Here at WJTL we are well aware of how quickly the summer goes by as we prepare for Kids Cookie Break Fest coming up on August 25th!

In case you aren’t familiar; KCB Fest is our annual event here at the Junction Center geared toward children and their families.  It’s a one day music and family festival.  This free event is a wonderful opportunity for families to reach out to neighbors and friends with kids under 12 !  Music, games, inflatables, firetrucks, petting zoo, pedal cars, barrel train rides, and more are all offered for free during morning and afternoon sessions from 10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm.

Would you consider joining us and being part of our volunteer team this year?  We need help staffing all the fun areas of the festival.   There are a variety of jobs from parking to ticket taking and selling merchandise or snacks.  Maybe you could help with a carnival game,  pick up trash or help hand out bag lunches.   Please consider joining us on this fun day. Check out our volunteer page and sign up or email me to find out how to be a part of the team.

 

 

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Pray for Texas

August 28th, 2017 2 comments

Please join us in prayer and partnership with flood relief efforts in Texas.  

Christ In Action, God’s Pit CrewSamaritan’s Purse, and Mennonite Disaster Service are a few ministries already at work in Texas where you could invest your resources.    

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KCB Fest Coming Up This Month

August 2nd, 2017 2 comments

We’re now less than a month from the big party:  Kid’s Cookie Break Fest!  August 26th, The Junction Center grounds will be alive with family fun with inflatables, petting zoo, pedal cars, barrel train, carnival games and more!  Live in Landis Hall you’ll find our very own Lisa Landis and performances by Jim Rule, Chip Richter & The Munks, This Way Up, Jesse Rothacker & Forgotten Friend Reptiles, Phredd and much more!  We have two programs:  10-2, and 3-7 and free tickets become available on Monday August 14th at 10am.

We have had a great response for volunteers so far.   I am still looking for a number of people to help during the afternoon and evening shifts.   Some specific needs are:  Selling Artist Merchandise (which is inside), Carnival Games, Handing Out Box Lunches,  Ticket Taking  and some other miscellaneous areas.    If you could volunteer a couple of hours or more in the afternoon or evening, please email stacey@wjtl.com and I’ll help you out with more details.    We’re getting pumped for another really fun day with the Kids Cookie Break community on August 26th!

 

 

 

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