Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Dec
24
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service


About this Event

We hope you'll make plans to join us on Christmas Eve at 5pm for a candlelight service. We will sing a few classic Christmas carols and celebrate Jesus Christ, the light of the world that has come to each of our lives. This is a beautiful service to be a part of, and a great reminder of true Christmas perspective.

The When and Where

Monday, December 24, 2018
5:00pm-6:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA, 30292

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Refuge Youth: Christmas Movie Marathon & Fantasy in Lights
Dec
20
10:00 AM10:00

Refuge Youth: Christmas Movie Marathon & Fantasy in Lights


About this Event

Hey all you cotton-headed-ninny-muggins! We have a long day ahead of us!
Refuge Youth is hosting a 7 hour non-stop Christmas movie marathon starting at 10am at Josh's house! Come watch Christmas movies 'till you black out from the holiday cheer.

But it doesn't stop there! During our last movie, we will eat a holly-jolly dinner and then load ourselves into Santa's summer sleigh (aka your parent's minivan), drive over to Callaway Gardens and board the "jolly-trolley" for the Fantasy in Lights at 7pm. The tour lasts for approximately 1 hour, we'll hit the gift shop while we're still feeling the commercial Christmas spirit, and then be back at The Church of Joy by 10pm.

The cost for Callaway tickets: $21/adult $10.50/child 5 & under are free
You are responsible for your own ticket. Buy them as soon as you can! This night is value pricing so the tickets may sell out faster.

What to bring:

  • A blanket and Pillow for the movie marathon, if you're a movie snoozer (we may or may not put "moose tracks" on your head)

  • Your favorite snacks and soft drinks for the marathon (lunch and dinner will be provided)

  • A jacket and blanket for the Fantasy in Lights (it gets North Pole cold on the trolley, ya'll)

  • Extra spending money for the gift shop / snacks at Callaway (if you feel like paying too much for that frosty the snowman ornament)

  • Every bit of Christmas cheer you can possibly muster

 

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Never Alone Widow/Widower Luncheon
Dec
18
11:30 AM11:30

Never Alone Widow/Widower Luncheon


About this Event

Every month our Never Alone Widow/Widower ministry meets on a Tuesday afternoon and carpools for lunch. This is a great time of fellowship! See our weekly bulletin for information on the lunch location. Meet at JOY by 11:30am to carpool.

The When and Where

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
11:30am-1:30pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA, 30292

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Christmas Dinner
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Christmas Dinner


About this Event

Mark your busy holiday calendar in advance and join us for our annual Christmas Dinner on Wednesday December 12th.  This is one of our favorite traditions here at JOY and we know your family will love it too! We will be enjoying some great food and desserts (including Mrs. Anna's Caramel Cake) and singing some classic Christmas carols. Don't forget to bring your favorite dessert to share!

And of course, the night wouldn't be complete without Mrs. Charlotte's Gift Tree! The tree will be loaded down with goodies for your whole family! We're looking forward to seeing you!

The When and Where

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
6:30pm-8:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA, 30292

 

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Senior Trip: Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Senior Trip: Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights


ABOUT THIS EVENT

Our senior adults will be taking a trip to Callaway Gardens on Tuesday December 11th at 6pm to attend the Fantasy in Lights.

Everyone is responsible for their own ticket. If you order online, it will be $21.00/person.

Follow this link to order your tickets in advance

**Make sure to select the “Trolly 6pm-7pm” time slot on the page
The price increases to $35 at the gate, so please order in advance. If you need help ordering your ticket, please see Josh Carpenter at Joy.

We will meet at Joy at 4:30pm and carpool to Callaway. We will board the “Jolly Trolley” around 6pm for the light show. We can enjoy the Christmas Village at Callaway before and after the lights.

If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Josh Carpenter

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Women of Joy Event
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

Women of Joy Event


About this Event

Join us on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm for a special women's ministry event at JOY! More information will be made available here, and in our weekly church bulletin as we get closer to each event.

The When and Where

Thursday, December 6, 2018
7:00pm-9:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA, 30292

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Refuge Youth: Secret Sister Reveal Party
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Refuge Youth: Secret Sister Reveal Party


ABOUT THIS EVENT

Attention Big Sisters and Little Sisters! Its finally time to bring you both together for a reveal party. Join us on Sunday afternoon December 2nd at 3pm.

Little sisters will be saying “thank you for the goodies” by providing sweets and snacks for the party. Here are a few suggestions: cookies, cupcakes, veggies and dip, chips and dip, cheese and crackers, rice crispy treats, fruit bowl, chocolate covered pretzels, etc.

Big Sisters, your love, notes, prayers, surprises and caring hearts have blessed our girls and helped us make connections that will last into the future. We are so thankful for all you have done!

RSVP by contacting Mrs. Heather Fortner

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Refuge Youth: Lock In
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Refuge Youth: Lock In


About this Event

It's a holly-jolly all-nighter!

Join us on Friday night November 30th at 7pm for Christmas treats, Christmas movies and Christmas style games... for 13 hours straight. You'll have so much holiday spirit, you'll puke. Or maybe it was those expired reindeer cookies that were on sale. Either way, it will be fun!

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Red Cross Blood Drive
Nov
20
2:00 PM14:00

Red Cross Blood Drive


ABOUT THIS EVENT

The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday November 20th.

If this is your first time giving, here is how you can come prepared:
+ Have a light meal and plenty to drink.
+ Bring your donor card, driver's license or two other forms of identification.
+ Bring the names of medications you are taking.

Save time by completing your RapidPass questionnaire online and bring it with you at your scheduled time slot.

More information concerning blood donation from the American Red Cross website.

THE WHEN AND WHERE

Tuesday November 20th, 2018
2:00pm-7:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA, 30292

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Refuge Youth: Friendsgiving
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Refuge Youth: Friendsgiving


About this Event

Its Friendsgiving at Refuge! Join us on Sunday Night November 18th at 6pm for a great meal with your youth friends.

Every person needs to bring a dish to share. The great thing about Friendsgiving is there are no rules to what you can bring. Thanksgiving will be just a few days away, so instead, bring your favorite dish even if it isn’t Thanksgiving related.

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Never Alone Widow/Widower Luncheon
Nov
13
11:30 AM11:30

Never Alone Widow/Widower Luncheon


About this Event

Every month our Never Alone Widow/Widower ministry meets on a Tuesday afternoon and carpools for lunch. This is a great time of fellowship! See our weekly bulletin for information on the lunch location. Meet at JOY by 11:30am to carpool.

The When and Where

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
11:30am-1:30pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA, 30292

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Orphan Sunday and Meal Fundraiser
Nov
11
10:45 AM10:45

Orphan Sunday and Meal Fundraiser


About this Event

We hope you’ll make plans to join us on Sunday November 11th for Orphan Sunday. Every November, churches from all across the world will devote their service to raising awareness about the global orphan crisis.

Join us directly after the service for a lunch fundraiser to benefit the Church of Joy’s Adoption fund. This is new for 2018! Our desire is to bless a family in the process of adopting. This can be a very expensive process, but God is so generous, and He has gifted us with resources so we can be generous!

*If you or a family you know is in the process of an international, second chance or private adoption, please see our grant application form.

The When and Where

Sunday, November 11, 2018
10:45am-1:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA, 30292

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Women of Joy Event
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Women of Joy Event


About this Event

Join us on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm for a special women's ministry event at JOY! More information will be made available here, and in our weekly church bulletin as we get closer to each event.

The When and Where

Thursday, November 1, 2018
7:00pm-9:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA, 30292

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Men's Breakfast
Oct
28
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Breakfast


About this Event

On the fourth Sunday of every month, the men of our church gather together, bright-and-early, for a hearty breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. Directly following the meal, we meet for some encouragement from God's word. We hope you (and your sons) will make plans to join us!  Did we mention we serve bacon?

Our normal self-serve spread consists of: pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, sliced cheese & tomatoes, milk, orange juice and coffee.

The When and Where

Sunday, October 28, 2018
8:00am-9:45pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA, 30292

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Howl-o-Ween & Trunk-or-Treat in Williamson
Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

Howl-o-Ween & Trunk-or-Treat in Williamson

  • Williamson Park and Walking Track (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

About this Event

We’re excited to be a part of the City of Williamson’s third annual Trunk-or-Treat event!

The Church of Joy will have a tent to serve hot chocolate and popcorn, a jumper for the kids, a quick hay ride around the park and a kids vs parents trivia game.

A new addition to this year’s festivities will be a “howl-o-ween” pet costume parade. Bring your friendly pets and show them off.

We are looking forward to seeing you and your family!

The When and Where

Saturday, October 27, 2018
4:00pm-7:00pm
(Pet Parade from 4-5pm / Trunk-or-Treat from 5-7pm)

Benson Hilley Park and Walking Track
Williamson, GA, 30292

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Never Alone Widow/Widower Luncheon
Oct
16
11:30 AM11:30

Never Alone Widow/Widower Luncheon


About this Event

Every month our Never Alone Widow/Widower ministry meets on a Tuesday afternoon and carpools for lunch. This is a great time of fellowship! See our weekly bulletin for information on the lunch location. Meet at JOY by 11:30am to carpool.

The When and Where

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
11:30am-1:30pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA, 30292

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Impact Training
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Impact Training


About this Event

IMPACT training is the state-required training for all potential foster and respite families. The program is 24 total hours. Instead of stretching the sessions over the course of 6 weeks, the full training will be done in two weekends (Friday-Sunday).

Friday November 2nd 6pm-10pm

Saturday November 3rd 9am-1pm *with CPR/First Aid training (only $25/person) from 1pm-5pm.

Sunday November 3rd 2pm-6pm

Dinner will be provided on the Friday night session. Snacks will be available throughout.


WHAT IS IMPACT TRAINING?

IMPACT was developed by the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Family and Children Services to prepare resource families for the joys and challenges of fostering and adopting. IMPACT addresses the entire service continuum from initial inquiry through completion of the family evaluation.

IMPACT stands for Initial Interest, Mutual Selection, Pre-Service Training, Assessment, Continuing Development and Teamwork. The curriculum helps potential resource families to make an informed decision about their desire to resource parent, to enhance skills for parenting and nurturing children, and to clarify the resource parent’s role in the social service continuum.

The When and Where

Friday, November 2, 2018
6:00pm-10:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA, 30292

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