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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 September 23-25, 2016

September 23rd, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
September 23-25, 2016

5 Christiana Railroad Day, tomorrow (Sat, Sep 24) 10am-3pm, Railroad Ave, Christiana. Open House and Rail Expo.  May railroad and hisotrical vendors, dedication of the caboose and more. More Info: 610 593-6313

4 The 98th Annual Ephrata Fair continues tonight and tomorrow (Friday & Saturday, September 23- 24) in downtown Ephrata. The Ephrata Fair is the largest street fair in Pennsylvania. Agricultural exhibits, Food, fun and more. More Info: EphrataFair.org

3  Joni and Friends Eastern PA Grand Opening of Finding the Forgotten at their offices in Mountville, tonight and tomorrow  (Fri. Sept. 23 and Sat. Sept. 24). Finding the Forgotten is a multi-sensory exhibit taking you through a 30 minute experience encountering stories of families affected by disability. Light refreshments provided. Registration is free and groups are welcome.  More Info: FindingTheForgotten.org

2 Latin American Fest, tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 24) noon-8pm at Long’s Park. Rain or Shine & Free Admission. A Procession of USA – PA – Lancaster and Latin American flags. Lancaster City Police & Fire Department Honor Guard, Balloon Art, Face painting, Music, Clowns and More. More Info: LatinAmera.com

1 Lancaster Bible College Homecoming and Family Weekend, tomorrow (Sat. Sept. 24) inflatables for kids, alumni soccer and baseball games, chapel service and more. Lisa and Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live from 9am-Noon!  More info: LBC.edu

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do September 16-18

September 16th, 2016 No comments

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

5 Septemberfest and Community Day tomorrow (Saturday, September 17) from 3-7pm at Spring Creek Church of the Brethren in Hershey. Penn State Life Lion EMS, therapy dogs, Derry Township Police Canine Unit, face painting, balloon animals, music and more! More Info at SpringCreekCOB Facebook page

4 Ephrata Community Church Family Fest Sunday, Sunday (September 18) 3-7pm at Ephrata Community Church Grounds on Clay School Road in Ephrata. Free food, archery, candy drop, inflatables, fire trucks, crafts, games, and more.  Rain or shine. More Info:  EphrataCommunityChurch.com.

3 Paradise Energy Solutions’ Solar Grand Opening tomorrow  (Saturday, September 17) from 9am-1pm at 3105 Lincoln Highway East  in Paradise. Kids activities, solar demonstrations tours, food and more.  More Info: VisitPES.com

2 Central Penn Parent’s FREE Family Fun Day tomorrow (Saturday, September 17) from 10am-4pm at Cousler Park in York. Live music, stage performances,petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, and more kid-friendly activities.Children are also invited to dress up and walk in the costume parade or bring their favorite stuffed animal for a health check-up. More Info: CentralPennParent.com

1 Oregon Dairy’s 2nd Annual Corn Pickin’ 5K, tomorrow (Saturday, September 17) at the Corn Maze at Oregon Dairy. The Race starts begins at 8am.  Kids Dash starts at 9:30am. KCB live 9-noon with games, free goodies, door prizes, and more! Proceeds benefit the Benevolent Care Fund at Landis Home’s Retirement Community. More Info: OregonDairy.com

Five Fun Free Things To Do September 9-11, 2016

September 9th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
September 9-11, 2016

5 East Petersburg Day 2016 tonight and tomorrow (Friday & Saturday, Sept 16 & 17) at East Petersburg Community Park. Musicians, face painting, balloon bending, dance presentations, hoola hoop contest, a TV giveaway, whoopie pie eating contests, a chili cook-off and more. For times and More Info: EastPetersburgDay.com

4 Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn Annual Whoopie Pie Festival tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 10) 10am-4pm in Strasburg. Over 100 different Whoopie Pie flavors, Whoopie Pie themed games and events, Crafters and artisians and more. More Info:  www.whoopiepiefestival.com

3 PRAISE JAM 2016 tonight (Friday, Sept. 9) from 7-10pm at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. An evening of Praise & Worship featuring local worship teams from the area. Also, ‘Piercing Word’ drama group.  Cafe’ will be open and all proceeds will go to ‘Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Center’. More Info: ephratanazarene.org

2 Hempfield’s 18th Annual Community Days tomorrow and Sunday (Sat. Sept. 10 & Sun. Sept. 11) at Hempfield Park. Car show, fireworks, music, crafts, kid zone activities, a variety of foods, and more. More Info: HempfieldTwp.com

1 Landis Homes Fellowship Days tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 10) 9am-3pm at Landis Homes, East Oregon Rd, Lititz. Train Rides, Face Painting, animals, bouncy castle, Lisa and Grandma Landis  and Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live in the morning. More Info landishomes.org

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

September 2nd, 2016 No comments

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

5 The 159-year-old Perseverance Band of Lebanon will perform on  Sunday (Sept. 4) from 4-6pm at Coleman Memorial Park. Lawn chairs recommended. More Info: PerseveranceBand.org

4 Freedom Fall Festival tomorrow, Saturday (Sept. 3) from 10am-4pm at The Freedom Center in Windsor, PA. Car Show, 3 Bands of Live Music, Kids Zone, Food, Crafts, Merchandise Vendors, and more. More Info: TFCWindsor.org

3 The Hospice Labor Day Auction at the Solanco Fairgrounds tomorrow (Saturday, September 3) and Monday, September 5 beginning at 7:30am both days. Family-friendly free event.  All proceeds directly benefit patients and families receiving care from Hospice. More Info: HospiceandCommunityCare.org

2 First Friday in Lancaster tonight  (Sept 1) – 5 to 9 pm in downtown Lancaster. Discover innovative exhibitions, performances and a few surprises. Art galleries, museums, performing groups, professional theater, and more from Lancaster’s arts community. More Info: VisitLancasterCity.com

1 29th Annual Heart of Lancaster Arts and Craft Show Saturday and Sunday (Sep 3 & 4) 10am to 4pm at Roots Market, Graystone Rd, Manheim. 200 Juried Artists, Live Domonstrations, music and more. Rain or shine, free parking and admission.  More Info: HeartofLancasterArtsandCraftShow.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do August 19-21, 2016

August 19th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
August 19-21, 2016

5 Community picnic tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 20) from 10am-2pm at Stuart Community Center in Carlisle. Carnival games, face painting, inflatable games, and more! More Info: ResonAtECC.org

4 Family Fun Fest tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 20) from 5pm-8pm at Forgotten Voices in Dillsburg.Live music, games, dance performances, face painting, crafts and more. Bring your lawn chairs & blankets. More Info:ForgottenVoices.org

3 Xplosion 2016 FREE Christian Hip-Hop Concert tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) from 4:30-8:30pm at Cental Manor Church of God in Washington Boro. Featuring Artists: JSON, DJ Revival, Steven Malcolm and more. More Info: CentralManorChurch.org

2 Free Family Fun Carnival tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) from 3-6 p.m. at Pleasant View BIC Church in Red Lion. Free food, games, inflatables, water slide, dunk tank, face painting, and a petting zoo.  More Info: PVBIC.com

1 Back To School Fun Day at Winterstown United Methodist Church in Winterstown, York County tomorrow (Saturday, August 20) from 10am-1pm. Backpacks and school supplies will be given away while they last to all elementary and preschool children. Inflatable rides, games, wagon rides, face painting and food. More Info: WinterstownUMC.org

Five Fun Free Things To Do August 12-14, 2016

August 12th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – August 12-14, 2016

5. Twenty-Third Annual Ice Cream Festival tomorrow (Saturday, August 13) 11am-5pm at Baughman Memorial United Methodist Church, Bridge Street, New Cumberland . Homemade ice cream, pie a la mode, Concerts by Keystone Concert Band, West Shore Youth Band and CCM Group Raspberry Carpet. More Info: BaughmanUMC.org

4 Cornwall United Methodist Church Peach Festival, Tonight (Friday August 12) 5-7:30pm at the Church on Freeman Drive in Cornwall. Peach Sundaes, Peach Cobbler, Peach Pies, Children’s Carnival, bounc houses, music and more. More Info: www.cornwallchurch.org

3 Praise In The Park at Myerstown Community Park, tomorrow (Saturday, August 13) 9am-2:30pm. Children’s games, live music, puppets shows, and a juggler. More Info: at the WJTL.com events page.

2 Fifty-Sixth Annual Chicken Barbecue, Car Show & Auction tomorrow (Saturday, August 13) 9am-4pm at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford, PA.  Classic Cars, Hot Rods and more.  More Info: CrossKeysVillage.org

1 Free family movie night tonight (Fri. August 12) at 7pm at The Junction Center. Free tickets available at the door. Come early to ride the pedal cars and a meet and greet with Jesse Rothacker and a couple of his Forgotten Friend Reptiles. More Info: The Junction Center tab of WJTL.com

Five Fun Free Things To Do August 5-7, 2016

August 5th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – August 5-7, 2016

5 The Pennsylvania Artist Blacksmiths’ Association annual “Blacksmith Day” tomorrow (Saturday, August 6) from 9am to 4pm at Old Dry Road Farm in Wernersville. Forging demonstrations, a hands-on instruction area, a children’s activities, and a forging contest among the blacksmiths.  More Info: pabasite.org

4 25th Season of St. Peter’s Musical Arts Concert Series featuring Lancaster British Brass Band at the church on Delp Road in Lancaster Sunday (August 6) at 7pm. Dr. Stephen Allen conducts the Lancaster British Brass Band in a program borrowing from classics, marches, hymns, pop arrangements, solos, and original compositions. More Info: StPetersLutheran.org

3 The Annville-Cleona Washington Band is celebrating their 160th Birthday Sunday (August 7) at 2pm at the Annville-Cleona High School auditorium. Bring your instrument along and play with the band during the second half. More Info: WashingtonBand.com

2 Free Leola Community Waterslide Day on Sunday (August 7) From 1 to 4pm at the Zion Lutheran Church in Leola. Bring your towels. Free food, 4 huge waterslides, and more. No registration required. Bring your lawn chairs. More Info: ZionLeola.org

1 Lancaster Family Fest tomorrow (Saturday Aug. 6) 10am-2pm at Musser Park in Lancaster. Over 20 local Foster Care and Adoption Agenecies on hand to raise awareness and to celebrate local Foster Families.  Free games & activities, Food trucks, Cavod Academy of the Arts, Juggler Chris Ivey and more.  KCB pop up party with games, free goodies and Lisa Broadcasting Live. More Info: LancasterFamilyDay.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do July 29-31, 2016

July 29th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – July 29-31, 2016

5 New Cumberland Town Band Concert on Sunday (July 31) from 6:30-7:30pm at Anna & Bailey Streets Park in New Cumberland. Music will include marches, popular tunes, patriotic numbers, and classic wind ensemble compositions. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for a shady concert in the park. In case of rain, the concert will be moved indoors to Trinity United Methodist Church, New Cumberland. More Info: NCTownBand.org

4 Mount Joy Music In The Park Outdoor Music Series, Sunday (July 31) 5:30-7:30pm at Memorial Park in Mount Joy featuring the music of husband and wife duo – SweetLife. More Info: sweetlifemusic.com

3 The 50th Annual Lititz Outdoor Fine Art Show tomorrow (Sat. July 30) from 9am-5pm at Lititz Springs Park.   Art from over 125 artists ranging from several states along the East coast as well as Pennsylvania. Admission is free and the show is held rain or shine.  More Info: LititzArtAssociation.com
2 Annual Day African American Festival tonight (Friday, July 29) and tomorrow (Saturday, July 30) beginning at 6pm each evening at Martin Luther King Elementary School  in Lancaster. Dance, music, seminars and more celebrating African American Culture. Also a Parade Saturday beginning at 1pm forming at Hand Middle School.  More Info: AnnualDay.org

1 33rd Annual Hispanic Cultural Festival tonight (Friday, July 29) 6-11pm and tomorrow (Saturday, July 30) 4-11pm at San Juan Bautista Catholic Church, Duke Street in Lancaster.  Carnival Games, Arts & Crafts, Native Costumes and live music.  More Info: SanJuanBautistaLancaster.com/2016-Festival

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do July 22-24, 2016

July 22nd, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
July 22-24, 2016

5 Free Coffee House at Enola First Church of God tonight (Friday, July 22) from 7pm-8:30pm with The Blue Grass Meadow Band. Freewill Offering will be taken. More Info: EnolaCOG.com

4 Lebanon Area Fair will have Free admission all day Sunday (July 24) 9am-10pm at the Lebanon Fairgrounds on Rocherty Road, kicking off at 9am with a worship service with On Fire Ministries, then exhibits, animal showings, Juggler Chris Ivey, Poney Rides, Fireman’s Competition and more.More Info: LebanonAreaFair.com

3 Main Street Mount Joy Cruisin Cuisine Car Show tomorrow (Sat. July 23) 11am-2:30pm on  Main Street in Mount Joy from New Haven Street to Barbara Street .  Over 200 cars, local food vendors,live music & more. More Info: MainStreetMountJoy.com

2 The BIG Event sponsored by the Bible Fellowship Church of Ephrata at the Tom Grater Park in Ephrata Sunday (July 24) from 6pm-7:30pm. FREE food, inflatables, games, spin art, barrel train, candy scramble, a caricature artist and more! More Info: 717-733-2526

Teen Challenge Celebrate 2016 tonight, all day tomorrow and Sunday morning (July 22-24) at the Teen Challenge Training Center in Rehresburg.  Food, inflatables, games, special music, worship concerts, fireworks & more! WJTL Broadcasting Live Friday Night! More Info: TeenChallengeTC.com

Peter Furler Concert Moved to LBC

July 19th, 2016 No comments

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Saturday’s Peter Furler Concert scheduled for The Junction Center has been moved to Lancaster Bible College.  That means there are more tickets available now for Saturday’s Peter Furler and Band Concert at Lancaster Bible College beginning at 7pm.

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