As we renovate our second building now, the motel, there are mission opportunities for groups and individuals to make a difference in their community.

 We moved our thrift store early in March 2017 and completed the banquet room in April 2017 . Our restaurant opened in December 2017. As we tackle buildings 2 and 3,  we expect mission opportunities to abound for years to come.

Pray: for God's vision to be fulfilled, for teams to be safe, for discernment of how God is calling you to use your gifts and talents for His kingdom.

Work: to make this God vision a reality; both skilled and unskilled labor is needed; extra help needed right now during renovations and when we more the thrift store; great opportunities for individuals and teams

Give: every dollar can move this project further towards completion; you may mail tax-deductible donations directly to JCC, P O Box 190, Jetersville, VA 23083 or donate online at jccenter.org  There are opportunities to memorialize or honor loved ones and to become a JCC Partner.

To Get Involved Contact:

JCC Director and Restaurant Manager  Betsey Davis     804-307-0369    




The Amelia Thrift Store is staffed by all volunteers and there is something that everyone can do. Our community is generous with gifts and donations, but it takes an active body of workers to sort and organize the gifts. We need cashiers, assistants, organizers, strong bodies and willing spirits. We welcome groups and individuals. We can give young people community service hours.  Now in its 12th year of operation, the store expanded in 2020 by adding a Furniture Barn. Come and check it out!

The store is open Thursday and Friday from 11 am to 7:30 pm and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm. 

                       Contact Center Director Betsey Davis 804-307-0369

Journey Station is staffed by mostly volunteers. We need people to clean, wash dishes,  assist our cook, serve our customers and host.  We have a great time dishing out hospitality to our community as we serve meals with a mission.

Visit journeystation.org to learn more.


The restaurant is open

Thursdays and Fridays for lunch  11 am to 2 pm and

dinner 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

                          Contact Betsey Davis, manager@journeystation.org

The Banquet room is available now for individuals and groups to rent. Some not-for-profit groups may have their fees waived. Catering may also be available.

Contact JCC Director Betsey Davis    

804-307-0369    director@jccenter.org


Additionally, motel rooms are available for monthly lease to crafters and yard salers. Note: no one can live on the property.

Contact  Center Director Betsey Davis


The Kitchen and Restaurant are available for meals with a mission. If your small business or charity needs the space, let's talk.

Contact Restaurant Manager Betsey Davis      


In- Person Worship Every Sunday at 10 am

Journey United Methodist Church is a progressive church with open hearts, open minds and open doors.

Everyone is welcome.

Enter through restaurant door and turn right into banquet room

Weekly worship is recorded and posted on YouTube.com 

Search for Journey UMC Worship followed by the date.



Annual Event

Sunday before Halloween

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Rain or Shine!

If you want to decorate a door and give out treats, arrive by 3:30 pm.

Note: 2020 event is cancelled. We pray we can return in 2021.


              Fun!      Food!     Bouncy House!  ALL FREE

Annual Event

Community Egg Hunt and Prayer Stations

Palm Sunday 3 to 5 pm

                                                                           All ages.    All free.

Note:  The 2020 and 2021 events  cancelled due to COVID 19.

We pray we can return in 2022.


Previous Events and Successes

A "FREE JEANS" event was held at Crewe Primary in Nottoway County in August 2019 in conjunction with the Open House just before school opened. The jeans were collected year round by Amelia Thrift Store for events like this one.


Lasagna Dinner and Silent Auction Friday January 18, 2019 at Journey Station Restaurant from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

Boston Butt Sale (along with ribs and wings!) to benefit medical missions to Honduras with Friends of Barnabas. To pre-order for pickup by 1:00 pm Sat Feb 2, 2019 at Journey Community Center.

TEXT  804-306-8853 or email kristyanneminton@gmail.com

First "Snacks with Santa" was held in December 2018  with cookies and milk for all. The free event was sponsored by the Amelia Thrift Store and Journey Station.  In 2019 JCC sponsored "Brunch with Santa" and served free sausage and pancakes to all.

Friends of Barnabus Benefit  was held

Sat Oct 20, 2018

We enjoyed a great meal and helped a great cause!

@ Journey Station Restaurant

The People's Supper was held twice monthly January 2019 to March 2019

Community Benefit for Rayden Reeves

was held on Sat Sept 22, 2018

@ Journey Community Center


Memory Cafe

During 2017-18 the Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Cafe provided a gathering place for friends with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, to relax and enjoy socialization,refreshments, and discussions. During the concurrent support group meeting, caregivers had have an opportunity to meet for mutual support and to exchange coping skills with others and help maintain caregiver’s health and well-being, and enhancetheir ability to care for the person with dementia.  

Customer Appreciation Day

Amelia Thrift Store  says thanks to all of the donors, shoppers and servants. On Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 11 am to 2 pm the store provided music and free hot dogs.  Many came to enjoy!

Cruise In: Cars for a Cause


Events were held in May, June, July 2017



Spirituality and Arts

Classes were offered in 2016

October 21 Spiritual Circle Dance


November 18 Bible Journaling


December 16 Mosaic Ornaments


 BBQ Chicken & BBQ Pork Fundraisers

These events are held every few months to raise money for mission.

Free Rock Painting Class

Several of these have been held in the banquet room.

Our first event scheduled for the Banquet Room was "Earth Day: Learning is Fun Extravaganza" hosted by a student group of Longwood University and sponsored by Journey UMC. was April 22, 2017. This free event was open to students of Amelia and Nottoway Counties in grades 3-5 on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-registration is encouraged. Register here.

Community Egg Hunt was held on Sunday April 9, 2017 rain or shine. Hundreds turned out for the  3:00 to 5:00 pm event  for hunts by ages, bouncy house, crafts, food and stations of the cross.  Sponsored by Journey UMC.

The Grand Re-Opening of Amelia Thrift Store was held in March 2017. Two hundred hotdogs were grilled and given away, along with cold drinks and cotton candy. The community celebrated the success of working together for a purpose.

Contact Us

Journey Community Center, Inc.

P O Box 190

Jetersville, VA 23083

Phone: 804-307-0369

E-mail: director@jccenter.org

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