The Salvation Army is asking for our help! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign – East County provides food and housing for over 1,000 families and supports a variety of programs. Last year, over $180,000 was collected, 100% of which goes to East County programs. The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring the bells! Grab a family member, friend, or life group partner and ring a bell! Questions or sign up, contact Jodel Yover, SA’s Campaign volunteer coordinator (and a Journey attender!)
Journey Serves — Community Impact and Missions
When Jesus showed up on the scene, he said that he was all about “good news for the poor.” So, like him, we want to spread good news for the poor, the dejected, the unseen, the broken, the wounded, the outcasts. Through Journey Serves, we hope to spread good news by feeding people, clothing people, helping people back on their feet, cleaning up our local parks, partnering globally in communities like Carrefour, Haiti and Tecate, Mexico.
Keep up to date on ways to serve by visiting this page often. Together, we can bring heaven to earth.
Did you know that Journey’s Food Bank provides food to several different groups? Four monthly distributions, each attended by more than 120 families; a monthly door-to-door delivery to more than 75 single seniors at Guava Gardens senior apartments; residents of the Mission Gorge senior mobile home park; and daily visitors to Journey. We’re headed towards Thanksgiving, our biggest need of the year. Let’s fill up The Bank and bless our neighbors!
Drop off non-perishable donations during weekend services or in front of the church office during the week. We can’t do it without you!
Journey Appreciates Its Parks!
La Mesa Park Appreciation Day just around the corner. On Saturday, October 18 from 8 am until noon, individuals, families, churches and organizations will be sprucing up La Mesa’s 14 parks. As has been our custom, Journey will be responsible for Collier Park at Palm & Pasadena Avenues. Got a couple of hours on Saturday morning? Come hang out with friends and neighbors and serve your community! Bring your kids with you! Please RSVP to David Merk.
For the last 12 years the Grossmont Healthcare District, La Mesa Park & Recreation Foundation and the City of La Mesa have presented Kid’s Care Fest. This is a family-oriented event open to the public and featuring free health care screenings, the focus of the event. Organizers expect that more than 1,000 children will receive free, potentially life-saving, health care screenings, including hearing, vision and dental screenings, from healthcare professionals. Also available at the event will be free medical information from pediatricians, dermatologists and pharmacists, along with free kids fingerprinting from the La Mesa Police Department and La Mesa Rotary Club.
Last year, the City of La Mesa and Grossmont Healthcare District asked Journey to participate, providing crafts and face-painting. We did and will do so again this year.
We will need 20+ people to do face-painting or to sit with kids as they prepare crafts. The crafts are simple, mini-mini projects that we get from Oriental Trading. They are individually wrapped and you simply open and assemble them. Even I can do it! Face-painting also is simple. There will be one or two expert face painters in our group to help. Volunteers assist where they feel comfortable!
This year’s Kids Care Fest will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa St., La Mesa. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers can serve for part or all of the time!
To volunteer, contact David.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity to go on a missions trip this October with a team from Journey. We’ll have teams go and work with our partner ministries in El Salvador (Oct. 11-18) and Haiti (Oct. 29 – Nov. 3) Don’t delay if you feel God’s prompting as there is limited space on each team. Contact Lance.