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Construction Starts at WJTL

September 26th, 2016 No comments

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The Vision . . . The Need!

It is an exciting time here at WJTL as construction has begun on the final phase of The Junction Center Project.  We have clearly seen God at work over the past five years as many obstacles have been overcome with the final plans exceeding what had been hoped for.

The vision is to expand and improve the ministry outreach of WJTL!  We believe that music is an important non-threatening way to reach people for Christ, many of whom would never darken the doors of a church.  Our goal is also to provide quality Christian content that supports, strengthens, and challenges you as a believer in your daily walk with God.  Ratings show that approximately 100,000 different individuals listen to WJTL for a total of 5 to 6 hours each week.  That adds up to more than 36 million listener hours per year!  That does not count the thousands more reached daily over the Internet!

The venue will be very flexible with seating that can be configured many different ways allowing for a wide range of small to medium size events.  Major artists like Chris Tomlin and TobyMac will continue to be held at larger venues but this venue will allow for a host of additional regional and national artists that deserve to be heard and supported.  The stage audio and video will be wired directly to the WJTL studios allowing for the broadcasts of live concerts both through WJTL, Facebook Live and Youtube.

Faith based theater will also be presented including an anticipated summer youth theater camp.  Current outdoor events like the  “The Kid’s Cookie Break Fest” and the “National Day of Prayer” will continue to use the whole site but be improved by the addition of this facility.  The Junction Center tent will be repositioned into the grassy area next to the Arts Center Hall and will be used as the stage cover for an outdoor amphitheater that can hold up to 6,000 people.

It will be a beautiful venue with a fresh contemporary style that utilizes many natural materials.  A custom designed audio system from Clair Brothers will mean the sound will be world class. A full forty foot wide theatrical stage will have a state-of-the-art lighting system designed by Stray Lights.  Running the length of the building will be a really cool balcony featuring a unique vantage point to see a concert.  We are really excited about the design and layout and think you will be too.

Your gift is greatly needed to help WJTL finish this building.  The cost to complete this project is slightly more than $2,500,000 of which 80% is being funding internally by WJTL/Creative Ministries through the sale of some assets and long term savings.  The remaining 20% ($500,000) though needs to come from WJTL supporters.  As you know it is a challenge each year for WJTL to meet it’s annual operating budget so it is very important that any gifts given be “over and above” what you would ordinarily give to the station.  This is a real exercise of faith for the ministry as it will be a significant challenge to meet both the current operating budget while also expanding the ministry.  (Here is a link to donate to WJTLs General Fund.)

A donor has agreed to match each and every gift until the goal is met!  This means that your gift to the Performing Arts Center will in fact be doubled!  As an additional incentive, every donor who gives more than $500 will be acknowledged on a plaque in the vestibule of the new building unless directed otherwise.  All gifts are needed both large and small if this goal is to be reached.  Please prayerfully consider how you can help.
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

May 1st, 2015 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend May 1-3, 2015

5) Lancaster Artwalk – celebrating art and independent galleries in downtown Lancaster tomorrow (Saturday, May 2) 10am-5pm and Sunday (May 3) noon-4pm in downtown Lancaster. As Part of Artwalk, Father Daughter team Ned & Maggie Bustard are hosting a Noah’s Ark Print Making Activity at Square Halo Gallery at the Trust Performing Arts Center  near Central Market More Info:lancasterwalk.org

4) Conewago Creek Earth Day Celebration tomorrow (Saturday, May 2) from noon to 4 pm at historic Aberdeen Mills, Mill Road Elizabethtown.  Live animals, guided walks,  and giveaways. Plus Special presentations from Hersheypark’s Zoo America at 1pm featuring A great-horned owl, a screech owl, a black snake, a box turtle, a skunk, and a red-tailed hawk. More Info: ConewagoInitiative.net

3) Light’s Fort, the oldest structure in Lebanon County is having Open House tomorrow (Saturday, May 2) 1-4pm.  Tour this circa 1742 Light Family Home. Find out why it is called a fort, even though it never was one. This property is only open a few times a year so don’t miss this opportunity to see what life may have been like in 1742.  And yes, it is free.  More Info: http://www.lightsfort.org

2) The Lancaster Loyalty Day Committee’s annual carnival tonight (Friday May 1) 5-11pm and Saturday (May 2) noon to 11pm at Lancaster city’s Buchanan Park.  Rides, food, live music , face painting and camel rides. Free, but tickets or wristbands will be sold for carnival rides. Music from Matt Wheeler Band and others. More Info: At the Lancaster Loyalty Day Carnival Facebook Page.

1) Rafiki Africa Festival tomorrow (Sat. May 2) from 8am-Noon at The Junction Center in Manheim.  All proceeds benefit African Children by providing education scholarships and building schools through 3 local Non-profits: Rafiki Africa Foundation; Sudan Rebirth Ministry; We’re All God’s Children. The Festival includes a Walk, 5k Run, Music, Food and Celebration of African Culture. More Info: rafikiafrica.org

Junction Center Tent Ticket Giveaways

April 23rd, 2015 No comments

It’s opening week of the Junction Center Tent Season sponsored by Turkey Hill Dairy’s All Natural Gelato!  Stay tuned to WJTL this week because we are celebrating by giving away 60 tickets to see artists like The Choir, Nichole Nordeman, and Burlap to Cashmere live in concert!  Find out what’s coming at TheJunctionCenter.com

Stay tuned to WJTL to find out when it’s time to call! Our number is 717-392-FM90!

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Audio Adrenaline “Live From The Junction Center”

April 7th, 2015 2 comments

We’re pleased to announce that Audio Adrenaline will be “Live From The Junction Center” this Friday (April 10th) at 1:00 PM. Tune in to hear the mini-concert live on WJTL!

In addition to coffee from The Good Java Company, we’ll serve Chips and Salsa from Chipotle in Lancaster, featuring guacamole and 4 kinds of salsa! The Lancaster Chipotle is located on Fruitville Pike.

We’ll be giving away spots on the guest list all day long today. Tune in 6AM-10PM for chances to call in and win a seat for you and three friends. Our number is: 392-FM90. DJs will let you know when it’s time to try to win! (You must not have won from WJTL in the past 30 days in order to be eligible for this contest.)

Ginny Owens “Live From The Junction Center”

March 31st, 2015 No comments

We’re pleased to announce that Ginny Owens will be “Live From The Junction Center” this Thursday (April 2nd) at 9:00 AM. Tune in to hear the mini-concert live on WJTL!

Those in attendance will enjoy a light continental breakfast featuring Good Java Company coffee. We’ll be giving away spots on the guest list all day long today. Tune in 6AM-10PM for chances to call in and win a seat for you and three friends. Our number is: 392-FM90. DJs will let you know when it’s time to try to win! (You must not have won from WJTL in the past 30 days in order to be eligible for this contest.)

2015-Year of Connection at WJTL

January 2nd, 2015 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – 2015 will be designated as the Year of Connection at WJTL. The Junction Center is the home of WJTL, and that word Junction is more than just the name of the road that we are on. The meaning of that word is closely associated with the vision of WJTL. Junction means “a point of connection.” And we really do sense that the Lord has brought us to this place to be a place of connection for people-A place where people can connect with the Lord in a meaningful relationship; a place where people can connect with each other, with the staff, and sometimes to connect with the artists through our Live From the Junction Center events.

The focus of making connections implies the building of relationships, and that is what the focus of 2015 is going to be about-focusing on cultivating life’s most important relationship with God, and developing thriving relationships with the people that God has placed in our lives. So, we invite you to join us in that journey throughout 2015, in our devotional thoughts and in the events that are held at the Junction Center.

Here is a good focus point for all of us in 2015, from Second Corinthians 5:9, echoing the words of Paul the Apostle, when he said, “So we make it our goal to please the Lord.” Let’s pursue that noble purpose together in 2015.

Carolyn Arends “Live From The Junction Center”

December 4th, 2014 1 comment

Multiple Dove-Award winning singer/songwriter, Carolyn Arends, has a new Christmas project out: “Christmas, The Story Of Stories“.  We’re pleased to announce that Carolyn Arends will be “Live From The Junction Center” this Saturday (December 6th) at 12:30PM. Tune in to hear her acoustic-style mini-concert live on WJTL! Those in attendance will enjoy lunch provided by The Apple Tree Family Restaurant in Lancaster and coffee from The Good Java Company.

If you want to attend this exclusive event, you’ve got to win your way onto our guest list. We’ll give spots away all day long on Tuesday, December 2nd.  Tune in 6AM-10PM for chances to call in and win.  Our number is: 392-FM90.  DJs will let you know when it’s time to try to win!  (You must not have won from WJTL in the past 30 days in order to be eligible for this contest.)

Sorensen “Live From The Junction Center”

October 24th, 2014 No comments

Sorensen will be “Live From The Junction Center” on Thursday, October 30th at 7PM.  This husband & wife duo is made up of Jeremy Sorensen–former lead singer and pianist for the band Unsearchable Riches–and his singer/guitarist wife, Kimberly.  We’ve played some of their Christmas songs on WJTL and are currently charting their song “With You” from their new release, Songs Volume 1.

This “Live From The Junction Center” event will include a musical performance from Sorensen that will be broadcast live on WJTL.  A live studio audience will also enjoy it here in The Millen Room at The Junction Center.  Those who win their way into this event will enjoy dinner provided by Eby’s General Store in Martindale.  The menu includes wraps, veggies and dip and cookies!  Plus, we’ll serve coffee courtesy of The Good Java Company.

Listen to WJTL on Tuesday, October 28th from 6AM-10PM.  The DJs will give you lots of chances to call in and win your way onto the guest list for this exclusive event!  Keep our phone number handy: 392-FM90 (717-392-3690).

Crowder “Live From The Junction Center”

October 8th, 2014 No comments

Crowder will be in the area this Friday to play a sold-out concert at LBC with Capital Kings and Ellie Holcomb.  Yep,  sold-out.  However…there’s one more chance for you to experience some measure of his music, vernacular eloquence, beard and sheer unpredictability: Crowder will be “Live From The Junction Center” on Friday afternoon, October 10th, at 3:30.  Crowder will present an acoustic-style mini-concert for a live studio audience, which WJTL will broadcast on air as it happens.  We’ll serve coffee courtesy of The Good Java Company and pumpkin desserts provided by Stauffer’s Of Kissel Hill.

Space is limited for this exclusive event.  If you want to attend, you must win your way onto our guest list.  Tune in to WJTL all day long on Thursday, October 09th.  The DJs will tell you when its time to call in to win spots on the guest list.  You may want to keep us on speed dial: 392-FM90 (717-392-3690).

 

 

The Michael Ferrari “Live From The Junction Center”

October 7th, 2014 No comments

Singer-Songwriter, former lead vocalist for Unsettled and current Worship Leader at LCBC Lancaster Campus, The Michael Ferrari will be “Live From The Junction Center” on Tuesday, October 14th at 7PM.  Tune in to WJTL on Winning Wednesday, October 8th, for chances to call in and win The Michael Ferrari’s latest CD When You’re A Man PLUS 2 spots on the guest list for the October 14th event.  The Michael Ferrari will perform an acoustic-style mini-concert for a live studio audience and we’ll broadcast it on air!  Those in attendance will enjoy refreshments including root beer floats made with Turkey Hill Dairy’s All-Natural Ice Cream! We’ll also serve coffee courtesy of The Good Java Company.  The DJs will let you know when to call in to win!  Tune in between 6AM and 10PM for giveaways and keep our number handy: 717-392-3690 (392-FM90).

“Believe Me” Movie Ticket Giveaways

October 2nd, 2014 No comments

Turkey Hill Dairy’s All-Natural Ice Cream presents: The “Believe Me” movie, starring Lecrae (among others)!  It’s playing on the big screen in The Junction Center Tent in Manheim on Sunday, October 5th at 7PM (doors open at 6PM).  Click here for details and tickets.

Tune in to WJTL all day long (6AM-10PM) on Friday, October 3rd for your chance to call in and win tickets to this special showing of the feature film.  Keep our number handy: 392-FM90 (717-392-3690).