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Parenting, Presets and the Junction Center Project

January 27th, 2017 No comments

The other day, my toddler came running from the family room.  He had a look of panic and worry on his face, so I dropped what I was doing to see what happened.  I took his hand and we went back to the family room, where I immediately heard a noise.  I quickly scanned the possible sources: maybe the interactive dump truck was on the fritz or the racing chicken car was having a meltdown…but it turned out to be the stereo.  Josiah had pushed buttons in just the right sequence to turn it on to FM radio mode and change the channel to static.  It was an easy fix: just push the preset button back to 90.3 and everything felt right again.  What a relief!  It got me thinking about how glad I am that WJTL is there and how I hope that 90.3 will always broadcast encouraging music and programming.  I had a moment of gratitude for how my parents financially supported WJTL over the years.  They also took me to concerts with Michael W. Smith, DC Talk, Newsboys, Audio Adrenaline, Supertones and more.  They knew that WJTL was having a huge impact on my heart and life and encouraged my connection with it.  They even walked away from buying a house they loved, all because WJTL’s signal didn’t come in.  I’m so glad they saw how much WJTL meant to me.  You may not know them personally, but you may have seen them online!  There’s a picture of my mom and dad that pops up on WJTL.com from time to time.

There they are, Jim & Abby Abildness!  Well…their silhouettes, at least.  This was taken during the grand opening of the Junction Center Tent.  I’m extra nostalgic lately because of the Christian performing arts center that is currently being built at WJTL’s home, The Junction Center.  I imagine all the concerts and speakers and special events where we’ll be reminded of God’s love for us or encouraged to shine for Jesus or even come to Him for the very first time.  I’m planning on taking Josiah to his first concert when Slugs & Bugs comes in May.  It’ll be a fun full-circle moment for me.  So, I hope that you’ll join me and the whole family of WJTL listeners in praying for – and financially supporting –  this next phase of ministry.  It has so much potential to impact our community for Jesus Christ!  Click for details on contributing to the project or to see the lineup of concerts and special events already set to take place in our exciting new facility!  I also encourage you to read the story behind the name of the Robert M. Landis Memorial Hall…another testimony of an amazing parent.

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do January 27-29,2017

January 27th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
January 27-29, 2017

5 Fourth Friday in River Towns – Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville, tonight (Friday, Jan 27) 5-9pm. Music, Galleries, antique shops, local eateries, and more. More Info: parivertowns.com

4 Winter Snowflake Ornament Making tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 28) 11am at East Pennsboro Branch Library in East Pennsboro. Make a winter snowflake ornament. Display it in your window or hang from a fixture to decorate a room. Materials provided. No registration necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  More Info: EastPennsboroBranch.org

3 Emmaus Road Cafe tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 28) 7pm-10pm.  Concert by Worship Leaders Walt and Amy Lindberg. The cafe is located at 1886 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster. More Info: EmmausRoadCafe.org

2 Ukulele Uprising Sunday (Jan 29) 2pm at Tellus360 in Lancaster. Ukulele Uprising is a gang of fun-loving musicians of varying skill levels who gather together to strum ukuleles and sing songs of all kinds.  All ages welcome – Children must be accompanied by an adult. More Info: tellus360.com

1 15th Annual Chambersburg Ice Festival this weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Jan 27-29) Over 70 Ice Sculptures on display, Chili Cookoff, kidzone, double-wide Ice Slide and more. Get times and More info: IceFestPA.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do January 20-22, 2017

January 20th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
January 20-22, 2017

5 Music Friday, tonight (Friday, January 20) 6-9pm. Each third Friday of the month Lancaster is host of Music Fridays. Performances throughout Downtown Lancaster at various retailers, restaurants, and attractions. More Info: VisitLancasterCity.com

4 Trust Community Concert with Kēnòr tonight (FRIDAY, JANUARY 20) at 7:30pm. Kēnòr is an improvised modern chamber music ensemble of violin, percussion, vocals and accordion performing classical world music and poetry. An offering will be taken. More Info: LancasterTrust.com

3  “Encounter” is an artistic production involving theater, music, dance, and visual art on Sunday (Jan. 22) from 7pm-8:45pm at Calvary Church of Lebanon. “Encounter” is the Story of God told in a fresh way. More Info: Calvary-Lebanon.org

2 York County History Center and the Cultural Alliance Family Day tomorrow (Saturday, January 21) from 10am-2pm. Steven Courtney and the Suitcase Musicians, hands-on science and art activities, and more for the whole family.  More Info: YorkHistoryCenter.org

1 Free Community Weekend at ZooAmerica in Hershey Tomorrow and Sunday (Sat. Jan 21 & 22)  from 10:30am-4:30pm. More than 200 animals from the five regions of North America. Zoo Naturalists host up-close encounters with a variety of animals.More Info: ZooAmerica.com

Compassion Guatemala Trip

January 6th, 2017 No comments

Lisa  and I will be heading back to Guatemala with Compassion International  January 28-February 4, 2017

We will be visiting GU-501.  That is Compassion’s project many WJTL listeners helped sponsor in 2015.

If you have a sponsored child from GU-501 and you would like to send along a gift for your child, please put everything in a one gallon (or less) zip-lock bag. If you sponsor more than one child please make one for each child.  The child’s name and number, along with the sponsor’s name and number, need to be clearly marked on the outside of each bag. Or you can put on a piece of paper that is able to be seen clearly through the bag.  Please DO NOT send along any money inside the bags because we won’t have the chance to do currency exchange while on the trip.

Here’s a few ideas of small things you can include:

  • Photos
  • Postcards
  • Greeting cards
  • Coloring pages or small book
  • Paper crafts
  • Stickers
  • Bookmarks
  • Musical greeting cards
  • colored pencils, crayons or markers
  • hair ribbons & barrettes
  • school supplies
  • puzzles

 

Drop off, or mail your child’s gift (in a gallon, or quart bag) to  WJTL, 1875 Junction Road, Manheim, PA 17545 by January 20th.

Lisa and I are looking forward to seeing the children we sponsor AND we are looking forward to delivering your gifts to your child as well.

Here’s a photo of what a baggie of gifts could look like.

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Jan 6-8, 2017

January 6th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
January 6-8, 2017

5 First Friday Lancaster in Downtown Lancaster tonight (Friday, January 6)  5-9pm.  Art galleries, studios, museums, music, and more in downtown Lancaster.   More Info: VisitLancasterCity.com

4 Music Friday at Speckled Hen in Strasburg tonight (Friday, January 6) 6-9pm. Music performed by local artist Josh Leininger; attnedees will have an opprortunity to support support building wells in countries without clean drinking water through charitywater.  More Info: The Speckled Hen Coffee Facebook page

3 We The People: First Friday Initiative is a series of free First Friday performances. This Friday will feature The Gospel of Lancaster – a celebration of spiritual music rooted in many churches across Lancaster County. The concert is tonight (Friday, January 6) at The Ware Center, downtown Lancaster at 7:30pm. The performance will include music, dance and spoken word from a wide range of area churches.  More Info: artsmu.com

2 Musical Art Society Soiree Of Musical Styles, Sunday (January 8) 3pm at the Bachman Center in Lancaster. The Lancaster Woodwind Quintet will perform.   The concert is free, however donations may be made to the scholarship fund. More Info: LancasterConservatory.org/events

1 The One Hundred and First Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show opens to the public tomorrow (Saturday, Jan. 7) 8am-9pm at the Farm Show complex in Harrisburg. Saturday features opening ceremonies with Gov. Tom Wolfe, Swine and Horse comptetitions, cooking demonstrations, rodeo and so much more.  The event continues through Saturday, Jan. 14. All events are free but there is a fee for parking. More Info:  FarmShow.State.PA.US

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Dec 16-18, 2016

December 16th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
December 16-18, 2016

5 Messick’s 4th Annual Christmas Drive-Thur animated light show, featuring over 70,000 lights choreographed to Christmas Music. Continues today, tomorrow and Sunday (Dec 16-18) 6:30p-9pm with shows beginning every 15 minutes at Messicks Farm Equipment in Elizabethtown. Donations benefit local nonprofits. More Info: Messicks.com

4 Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas event tonight (Dec 16) 6pm-8:30pm. Wagon rides, Decorated historic buildings, bonfire and carols accompanied by the Lititz Moravian Trombone Choir.  Cookies & hot cider in the yellow barn. The event is free, please bring one or more non-perishable food itemsfor Lancaster Food Bank. More Info: LandisValleyMuseum.org

3 The Christmas Story Live Nativity at Woodcrest Retreat, Ephrata, today 6-8:30pm and tomorrow 5-8:30pm (Friday, Dec 16 and Saturday Dec.17) Actors and animals in six unique scenes. Guests will depart every 10 minutes to travel with Biblical characters and receive items to assist them on the outdoor journey along candlelit wooded trails.  More Info: WoodCrestRetreat.org

2 The Music for Everyone (MFE) Community Chorus accompanied by Big Boy Brass will perform a free Holiday Concert in the festive lobby of the Marriott Hotel at Penn Square tonight (Friday Dec. 16th) at 7pm. All ages are welcome to share in this joyful community event and join The Chorus in a traditional Holiday Sing-a-Long. MFE Chorus Facebook Page

1 15th Annual Journey With Jesus at Ed’s Landscaping in Elizabethtown tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 17) from 6pm-8pm on North Market Street in Elizabethtown, two miles from the square.  Journey with Jesus is a walk through event with key scenes from the life of Jesus.  Donations benefit the ministry of WJTL. More Info: (717) 367-1006

 

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Dec 2-4, 2016

December 2nd, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
December 2-4, 2016

5 An Evening of  Christmas Worship featuring Brad and Rebekah at Grace Fellowship, Shrewsbury Sunday (December 4) at 7pm.  A love offering will be taken. More Info:  gfcshrewsbury.org

4 Community Christmas at Grace, West Lincoln Avenue in Lititz, tomorrow (Saturday December 3) 3-6 p.m. Music, movies, refreshments, wagon rides, a live nativity and more. More Info: meetgrace.org

3 Lebanon Christkindl Market, tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 3) from 9am-4pm at Coleman Memorial Park in Lebanon. Inspired by the 700-year-old traditional German Christkindl market, this is a festive event prepared by various churches, organizations, and residents featuring outdoor booth, crafts and traditional Christkindl treats.  More Info: LebanonChristKindlMarket.org

2 The Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster, a 130-voice choir composed of singers in grades 2 – 12, will present a Celtic-themed Christmas Concert with guests The Irish Blessing Band and friends Sunday (Dec. 4) 4pm-5:30pm at Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. More Info: MennoniteChildrensChoir.org

1 After 257 years, the Lancaster Public Library has decided to throw a birthday party for itself.  The library is hosting a free, family-friendly birthday party tomorrow (Saturday, Dec 3) at 2pm which will include a story time, a birthday cake and giveaways. More Info:  lancaster.lib.pa.us.

 

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – Nov 18-20, 2016

November 18th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
November 18-20, 2016
5 International Games Day at Lancaster Public Library tomorrow  (Sat. Nov. 19). 10am-12noon and 1pm-4:30pm. Board Game Collections available to play, and a number of volunteers on hand to teach the rules. The program is free but registration is required. More Info: lancaster.lib.pa.us

4 Science of Star Wars, today (Friday, Nov 18) 3-6pm at The Lancaster Science Factory. Capital City Jedi Knights will perform a lightsaber battle! Related Movie activities in the Science Cafe. FREE ADMISSION from 3 – 6 pm. More Info: LancasterScienceFactory.org

3 Elizabethtown Holiday Parade tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 19) at 2pm.  The parade begins at the corner of South Market and West Bainbridge Streets, and travels North on Market Street to the intersection of North Market Street and Mechanics Alley.  More Info: etownonline.com

2 Extraordinary Night of Joy Community Concert tonight (Fri, Nov 18) at The Conestoga Valley High School from 7pm-8:30pm. Featuring CV grads Alex Arias and Liz Fulmer, Rich Lucchese, CV Choral Group and several church Praise bands. More Info: CVCCS.org

ExtraGive FEST – tonight (Friday, Nov 18) 5pm-midnight. Celebrate the Extraordinary Give with a finale event featuring 10 bands at 2 locations – Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square and Lancaster County Convention Center. Don’t forget to check out the Greist Building lights. More Info: ExtraGive.org

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Nov 11-13, 2016

November 11th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
November 11-13, 2016

5 Lancaster Senior Orchestra Concert – Sunday (November 13) 4pm- at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster.  A fun-loving group sponsored by the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department featuring 45 talented musicians that perform Concerts for retirement groups, homes, communities, churches, civic organizations, school groups, and others throughout Lancaster County.  More Info: TrinityLancaster.org

4 An Evening of Chamber Music – tomorrow (Saturday, November 12) 7pm at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lititz Pike and Delp Rd, Lancaster. Chamber Music from a Violin, Viola, Cello, & Piano Quartet. More Info: StPetersLutheran.org

3 Elizabethtown College Community Orchestra Concert – Sunday (November 13) 3pm at the Leffler Chapel and Performance Center. The Orchestra will perform a variety of works showcasing guest performer – Guitarist David Cullen. More Info: etown.Edu

2 F&M African Drumming Ensemble Concert – – Sunday (November 13) 3pm at The Barshinger Center on the campus of F&M College. Selections are based on traditional and non-traditional drumming pieces from African culture. More Info: fandm.edu

1 The internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir in Concert tonight (Friday Nov. 11) 7pm at Hempfield United Methodist Church in Lancaster. The concert will feature children’s songs, traditional Spirituals and Gospel favorites. The African Children’s Choir has been delighting audiences around the world for 28 years.The concerts is free, Donations will be accepted to help support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development. More Info: africanchildrenschoir.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Nov 4-6, 2016

November 4th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
November 4-6,2016

5 First Friday Lancaster. Tonight (Friday, November 4) 5 to 9 pm. Exhibitions, performances,boutiques, art galleries,museums, performing groups, and more in Downtown Lancaster. More Info: VisitLancasterCity.com

4 Fall Fest “Brave Cave”, tomorrow (Saturday, November 5) at Bethany Felton UMC in York County, 1-3pm. A multi-sensory event through 7 caves of fun and adventure. More Info: BethanyFelton.One

3 Fall Fest, tomorrow (Saturday, Nov 5) 3-7pm at West Green Tree Church of the Brethren, Elizabethtown. Chili cook-off, pie contest, bonfire, ice cream, games, barrel train and more. More Info: WestGreenTree.org

2 First United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg Fall Festival and Silent Auction tomorrow (Saturday, Nov 5) 10am-1pm. Games, bounce house, balloon twisting, face painting, bake sale and more. More Info: FUMChurch.com

1 EASTLAND ALPACAS ANNUAL FALL OPEN HOUSE, tomorrow (Saturday, Nov 5) 10am-4pm at their location in Mount Joy. See, Feed and Lead the Alpacas. Take a Wagon Ride around the farm. KCB Pop Up Party from 9-noon. Lisa broadcasting live with prizes, Chick-Fil-A cookies and more. More Info: KidsCookieBreak.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – October 21-23, 2016

October 21st, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
October 21-23, 2016

5 COMMUNITY FALL FEST, tonight, (Friday, October 21) from 6-9pm at St. David’s EC Church in Dover. Food, Games, Prizes & costume contests, CANDY, Hayrides, a Bounce House, Obstacle Course and more. More Info: 717-764-0033

4 Fair Trade Craft Demonstration, tomorrow (Saturday, October 22) 11am-3pm at Ten Thousand Villages in Ephrata. Demonstrations by a woodcarver, blacksmith, basketmaker, potter, and weaver. More Info: 721-8400

3 20th Annual Millersville Community Parade and Homecoming Weekend, tomorrow (Saturday, October 22) beginning at 9am. This year’s theme – Hollywood Comes to Milllersville will include 2000 participants along the 2 mile route. Begins at Penn Manor High School and ends on James Street near Gordinier Hall on the Campus of Millersville University. More Info: millersville.edu

2 Cavod Dance Collective, a shared dance concert at Cavod Theatre, New Holland, tomorrow (Saturday, October 22) at 7pm. Professional ballet company Vivid Ballet of Hartford, Connecticut, will join the Cavod Dance Company and other local artists! No ticket needed, cost is free but there will be a free-will offering taken. More Info: cavodacademy.com

1 IMPACT! Missions Community Fun Day, tomorrow (Saturday, October 22) from 10am-4pm at IMPACT Missions Camp in Refton. Bounce House, Games, Face painting Food Trucks and More. Lisa and KCB Broadcasting Live 9am-noon. More Info: impactcamps.org