Decorate for Christmas
Nov
21
4:00 PM16:00

Decorate for Christmas


About this Event

Every year we 'deck the halls' at JOY for Chistmas. This has become a church family tradition and we want you to be a part of it! Come at 4pm on Thursday November 21st to put some Christmas cheer on our walls!

Let’s make an evening of it! Bring a crock pot with your favorite chili recipe so we can have dinner together before we get to work.

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Foster Care Info Session
Nov
24
4:00 PM16:00

Foster Care Info Session


About this Event

Have you ever considered becoming a foster parent but you're just not sure where to begin, or if it's even a possibility for you? You have a lot of questions, we want you to have answers!

There is a major need for foster families in the state of Georgia, even right here in Pike and the surrounding counties. There is a way for you to get involved!

Join us here at The Church of Joy on Sunday November 24th for an informational session hosted by by Families4Families. The goal of this session is to answer questions you have about any aspect of foster care.

The When and Where

Sunday, November 24, 2019
4:00pm-6:00pm

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

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No Wednesday Night Service
Nov
27
6:00 PM18:00

No Wednesday Night Service


Note this Cancellation

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
There will be no Wednesday night meal or service held on November 27th. We know so many are traveling or working hard to prepare the Thanksgiving meal. Eat some extra turkey, watch the Macy’s parade and praise God around the dinner table for the incredible blessings of this year.

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Women of Joy: Christmas Party
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Women of Joy: Christmas Party


About this Event

The Women of Joy will be hosting a fantastic Christmas Party on December 5th from 7pm-9pm. Its been a wonderful year for the Women of Joy, and our annual Christmas party is like the icing on the cake. Bring your favorite Christmas snack. We will have a $5 Christmas ornament exchange.

Childcare will be provided.

The When and Where

Thursday December, 5th
7:00pm-9:00pm

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

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Christmas Dinner
Dec
11
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 11th.  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 11, 2019
6:30pm-8:00pm

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

 

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Venture Children's Christmas Party
Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Venture Children's Christmas Party


About this Event

The Venture Children’s Ministry Christmas Party will be on Saturday December 14th at 1pm. They’ll be plenty to do with Christmas crafts, games, food, treats and movies. This provides a great opportunity for parents to get a few hours of Christmas shopping done!

The When and Where

Saturday December 14, 2019
1:00pm-5:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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Refuge Youth: Christmas Party
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Refuge Youth: Christmas Party


About this Event

Attention you cotton-headed-ninny-muggins!

We want to see all of our holly-jolly 7th-12th graders on Sunday December 15th for an awesome Refuge Christmas Party spectacular!

All the food you can eat, all the sweets your teeth can handle and an epic gift exchange. Don’t miss out!

The When and Where

Sunday, December 15, 2019
6:00pm-8:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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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

Tuesday, December 24, 2019
5:00pm-6:00pm

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

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Orphan Sunday
Nov
10
10:45 AM10:45

Orphan Sunday


About this Event

Each November, thousands of events will echo across America and around the globe, all sharing a single goal: that God’s great love for the orphan will find place in our lives as well.

Join us on November 10th as we focus on God's heart for the orphan and are equipped for the task of connecting to and providing for orphans in need. We have a global orphan crisis!

  • We will be taking up donations for the Pike County DFCS office this year. They have a great need for diapers, outfits (in both genders, all sizes) and Pajamas (both genders, all sizes). If possible, please consider bringing one of these items with you on Orphan Sunday.

We will be giving away our Joy Adoption Grant as well. We are honored to play our small part in helping a child find their ‘forever family. Invite a family you know to join us for this special service!

JOY'S ORPHAN SUNDAY PAGE

The When and Where

Saturday, October 27, 2018
4:00pm-7:00pm

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

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Refuge Youth: Girls Night
Nov
2
3:00 PM15:00

Refuge Youth: Girls Night


About this Event

Hey Refuge Girls! We are having a girls night on Saturday, November 2nd! Grab a friend and get ready for a night out with the ladies!

Here are the details…
3pm - Meet at ‘STACHE STUDIO in Griffin for a 2hr Private Canvas Painting Party ($35 fee)
5pm - Head to Stevie’s House for Dinner and Fun

You’ll need to sign up in advance for the painting class, see sign up sheet in youth room.

Contact Stevie Carpenter or GIna Fry if you need a ride or have other questions.

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Men's Breakfast
Oct
27
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Breakfast


About this Event

On the 4th Sunday of every month, 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 27, 2019
8:00am-9:45pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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Fall Festival in the Park
Oct
26
4:00 PM16:00

Fall Festival in the Park


About this Event

We’re excited to be a part of the City of Williamson’s fourth annual Fall Festival event!

The Church of Joy is excited to team up with the City of Williamson to bring a night of family fun to the Williamson community. Bring the kids out to the Park for at pet parade at 4pm, and starting at 5pm we will have a trunk-or-treat, game-show style trivia, hot chocolate, a hay ride, inflatables, popcorn, games and of course, plenty of candy.

We are looking forward to seeing you and your family!

Williamson Trunk-or-Treat & Pet Parade 2018

Williamson Trunk-or-Treat & Pet Parade 2018

The When and Where

Saturday, October 27, 2018
4:00pm-7:00pm

Benson Hilley Park and Walking Track
Williamson, GA, 30292

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Adoption Grant Meal Fundraiser
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Adoption Grant Meal Fundraiser


About this Event

We are so excited to have the Joy Adoption Grant established! Join us on Sunday October 20th, immediately following the service as our Refuge Student Ministry hosts a lunch fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the Joy Adoption grant, which will be given away to an adoptive family on November 10th at our Orphan Sunday event.

Thank you so much for your generosity in giving, and your heart for orphan care.

You can donate directly to this fund by visiting our giving page.

The When and Where

Sunday, October 20, 2019
12:00pm-1:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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Refuge Youth: Judgment Journey
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Refuge Youth: Judgment Journey


About this Event

Judgment Journey is an experience you will never forget!

Since 1997, Faith Baptist Church in LaGrange creates a walk through experience of End Times events as recorded in the book of Revelation. These events are creatively interpreted (similar to the "Left Behind" books and movies), and presented in a 45 minute multi-sensory presentation.

Judgment Journey was never intended to be a "scary" event. But there is disturbing content as the experience is built upon the idea of a raptured church and a time of tribulation and great trouble upon the earth.

Our 7th-12th Grade Youth will be traveling to Lagrange on the evening of October 19th. We will arrive 30mins prior to our "walk-time". The Cost of the event is $18 (includes $ to help with a van rental). Plan to bring extra money if you want drinks/snacks or t-shirts.

Time slots for this event sell out quick! We had to pre-purchase our tickets over a month in advance. We secured 18 tickets for our time slot.

For more information visit: www.judgmentjourney.com

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Never Alone Widow/Widower Luncheon
Oct
15
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 15, 2019
11:30am-1:30pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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Christmas Outreach for Haiti
Sep
29
to Oct 27

Christmas Outreach for Haiti

The Church of Joy is honored to partner with Bethel Mission Outreach every year for its Shoe Boxes for Haiti Project. These "shoe boxes" are distributed on Christmas morning to local children and their families, and orphanages in southern Haiti.

Bethel Mission Outreach's goal is 1000 boxes across all of their ministry partners. Let's help them meet that goal!

This year, Joy will not be packing boxes, but rather, donating supplies to make and fill boxes.

TO GET INVOLVED:

All items need to be dropped off at Joy no later than Sunday, October 27th so we can deliver to Bethel Outreach on the 28th.

Contact our church office if you need more information. Thank you for your partnership!

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Men's Breakfast
Sep
29
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Breakfast


About this Event

*Note: This month our Men’s breakfast will meet on the 5th Sunday, Septmber 29th. Sorry for any confusion.
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, September 29, 2019
8:00am-9:45pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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Refuge Youth: Thrift Store Prom
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Refuge Youth: Thrift Store Prom


About this Event

Dig through your parent's closet or raid the thrift store for your best vintage/hilarious prom gear. Puffy sleeves and pleated pants are a plus.

Who will you ask to the Refuge prom this year?
Who will be crowned the king of the dance floor?
Who will be crowned the queen of the hair spray?
Who can break it down like it's 1987?
Hope to see you there on August 18th from 7pm-9pm!

The When and Where

Saturday, September 21, 2019
7:00pm-9:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292
 

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Never Alone Widow/Widower Luncheon
Sep
17
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, September 17, 2019
11:30am-1:30pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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Refuge Youth: SkyZone
Sep
7
11:30 AM11:30

Refuge Youth: SkyZone


About this Event

Hey 7th-12th grade, come jump till you drop at SkyZone on Saturday September 7th. Foam Pits, Basketball, Dodgeball ... all while jumping on epic trampolines.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 165 Mill Rd, McDonough, GA 30253

Everyone is responsible for their own ride to and from Skyzone!

Our jump time will be at 11:30am for 90 minutes, if for some reason the slot is full we will take the next jump time at 11:45 or 12:00.

The cost is $20 for 90 minutes. If you don't want to jump that long, you can pay for a shorter set.

Anyone under the age of 18 is required to have a parent/guardian fill out a waiver. This can be found here: https://mcdonoughstore.skyzone.com/waiver/

If enough people are interested we can eat lunch nearby afterwards.

The When and Where

Saturday, September 7, 2019
11:30am-1:00pm

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
165 Mill Rd
McDonough, GA 30253

 

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Refuge Youth: SkyZone
Sep
7
11:30 AM11:30

Refuge Youth: SkyZone


About this Event

Hey 7th-12th grade, come jump till you drop at SkyZone on Saturday September 7th. Foam Pits, Basketball, Dodgeball ... all while jumping on epic trampolines.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 165 Mill Rd, McDonough, GA 30253

Everyone is responsible for their own ride to and from Skyzone!

Our jump time will be at 11:30am for 90 minutes, if for some reason the slot is full we will take the next jump time at 11:45 or 12:00.

The cost is $20 for 90 minutes. If you don't want to jump that long, you can pay for a shorter set.

Anyone under the age of 18 is required to have a parent/guardian fill out a waiver. This can be found here: https://mcdonoughstore.skyzone.com/waiver/

If enough people are interested we can eat lunch nearby afterwards.

The When and Where

Saturday, September 7, 2019
11:30am-1:00pm

Sky Zone Trampoline Park
165 Mill Rd
McDonough, GA 30253

 

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Move Up Sunday
Aug
25
11:15 AM11:15

Move Up Sunday


About this Event

The kids are moving on up! Join us for a quick recognition and celebration of the children at Joy who are moving up into a new area of ministry. Some are going into Venture kids, some are heading into Refuge Youth.

The When and Where

Sunday, August 25, 2019
6:30pm-8:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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Never Alone Widow/Widower Luncheon
Aug
20
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, August 20, 2019
11:30am-1:30pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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Refuge Youth: Humans vs Zombies
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Refuge Youth: Humans vs Zombies


About this Event

This is going to be a night to remember... if you make it out. Humans, Zombies & tons and tons of Nerf bullets.

Find the cure to the zombie outbreak before you're overrun. Arm yourself with a Nerf gun, find ammo, find med kits and find the cure!

Invite some friends and gear up for the zombie apocalypse!


The When and Where

Friday, August 17, 2019
6:00pm-8:30pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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Fall Festival Planning Meeting
Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

Fall Festival Planning Meeting


About this Event

This year, we will hold our annual Fall Festival in partnership with the City of Williamson at the City Park on October 26th. We’re excited for this opportunity to reach our community. Every year, it takes many volunteers to help make our Fall Festival a fun and memorable experience for families.

If you’re interested and willing to be a part of our Fall Festival planning team, please be at this meeting on Sunday August 11th.

The When and Where

Sunday, August 11, 2019
3:00pm-4:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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JOY Day Celebration
Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

JOY Day Celebration


About this Event

The Church of Joy is celebrating 40 years of ministry! Come join us on Sunday August 4th as we look back and look ahead to all of the incredible things God is doing at JOY! Plan to spend your afternoon with us, and enjoy a potluck lunch after the service.

The When and Where

Sunday, August 4, 2019
12:00pm-2:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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Refuge Youth: Middle School Pool Party
Aug
3
6:00 PM18:00

Refuge Youth: Middle School Pool Party


About this Event

Summertime means pool parties! If you’re in 7th or 8th grade, Join us on Saturday August 3rd from 6-8pm. Burgers-n-Dogs will be provided. Bring a drink and a towel!.

Swim shirts and shorts required for everyone.

See Josh Carpenter for more details.

If you pee in the pool... we will know.

The When and Where

Saturday, August 3, 2019
6:00pm-8:00pm

Talk to Josh Carpenter for the location

 

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Venture Children: Family Skate Night
Aug
1
5:00 PM17:00

Venture Children: Family Skate Night


About this Event

Hey Venture Children's Ministry! Grab your parents and meet us at the Griffin Skate Inn for Christian Skate Night on Thursday August 1st! Admission is $5 (including skates). Bring extra $ for drinks and snacks.

If you can, plan to join us afterwards for a late night snack at Taco Bell!

** The Griffin Skate Inn has generously offered a portion of their proceeds from the evening's admission to help support Venture Children's Ministry Debt Retirement fund! Invite your friends and family!

www.griffinskateinn.com

The When and Where

Thursday, August 1, 2019
5:00pm-8:00pm

Griffin Skate Inn
2489 N. Expressway,
Griffin, GA 30223

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Summer's End: Ice Cream & Talents
Jul
31
6:30 PM18:30

Summer's End: Ice Cream & Talents


About this Event

School is getting ready to start, but there’s still time for one more hoorah with your Joy family. Join us on Wednesday, July 31st for a night full of homemade ice cream and a homegrown talent show!

Bring your churn and whip up some delicious ice cream, and plan to stick around for a night of laughter and fun. A sign up sheet will be available on the welcome desk to secure a spot in the talent show.

The When and Where

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
6:30pm-8:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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VBS in the Park
Jul
23
to Jul 25

VBS in the Park

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

About this Event

We’re so excited to announce that the Williamson City Park will be the site of our Vacation Bible School. Bring your children and invite a family you know to come take part in this incredible community outreach event. We’re partnering with local churches to help reach kids and their families in our community.

You can register your child at our registration table at the park.

NOTE: A parent/guardian with ID will need to be present to register, drop off & pick up a child. The safety of the children in our care is the most important thing to us. Thanks for helping us keep kids safe!

Your K-6th grader will have a great few days with us as we talk about our theme of JOY: Jesus, Others & You. There will be snacks, bible teaching, games crafts and live worship. Plan to join us on Thursday evening for parent night from 6:30-8 for a recap of the week’s events. Hotdogs and snacks will be served that night.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us at our church office: 770-227-1671 or officecoj@gmail.com

The When and Where

Tuesday, July 23, 2019-Thursday, July 25, 2019
10:00am-2:00pm

Thursday, July 25, 2019
6:30pm-8:00pm

Benson Hilley Park and Walking Track
Williamson, GA, 30292

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Refuge Youth: Ultimate Glow Frisbee
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Refuge Youth: Ultimate Glow Frisbee


About this Event

Do you know what's better than playing Ultimate Frisbee?  Playing Ultimate Frisbee in the dark!

Join us on Saturday Night July 20th for a night full of glow sticks and Ultimate Frisbee! This is a late night event so make sure your parents are aware.

We will chow down at 8pm while we wait for the sun to set. At 9pm we will start our Ultimate Glow Frisbee Spectacular. At 11pm we will wrap it up and head home.

Make sure to wear closed toe shoes and some old clothes that you don't mind sliding on the grass in!

The When and Where

Saturday July 20, 2019
8:00pm-11:00pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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Venture Children: Family Skate Night
Jul
16
5:00 PM17:00

Venture Children: Family Skate Night

About this Event

Hey Venture Children's Ministry! Grab your parents and meet us at the Griffin Skate Inn for Christian Skate Night on Tuesday July 16th! Admission is $3 (including skates). Bring extra $ for drinks and snacks.

If you can, plan to join us afterwards for a late night snack at Taco Bell.

** The Griffin Skate Inn has generously offered a portion of their proceeds from the evening's admission to help support Venture Children's Ministry Debt Retirement fund! Invite your friends and family!

www.griffinskateinn.com

The When and Where

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
5:00pm-8:00pm

Griffin Skate Inn
2489 N. Expressway,
Griffin, GA 30223

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Never Alone Widow/Widower Luncheon
Jul
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, July 16, 2019
11:30am-1:30pm

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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Mission Trip: Scott County, Tennessee
Jun
22
to Jun 29

Mission Trip: Scott County, Tennessee


About this Event

The Church of Joy along with several other local churches will be serving the community of Scott County Tennessee, in June. This mission trip is a great opportunity to bring your entire family to do ministry, together.

Scott County is one of the most poverty stricken counties in Tennessee and the nation. With so many areas of ministry andservice, you and your family will have no problem finding a place to express the love of Christ and bring His peace to those in chaos.

COST: $100/person (includes lodging and meals)

TRAVEL DAYS:
Saturday, June 22
Make your travel arrangements before Saturday, we will NOT be meeting at Joy for a carpool. Give yourself at least 5.5 hours to Huntsville, TN plan for a couple bathroom breaks and lunch. **Please do not arrive earlier than 4pm

Saturday, June 29
Pack, clean, load and go. We're not exactly sure how long it will take us to clean the Elementary School we are staying in. Don't plan to make it home until the evening.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Huntsville Elementary School
3221 Baker Hwy. Huntsville, TN 37756

AREAS OF SERVICE:

  • Kid’s Camp
    Crafts, Food, Teaching, Games, Rotation
    Leaders, Archery, Registration, Face
    Painting, Music, Tech

  • Scott Co. Christian Clinic
    Food & Clothing Giveaway, Cleaning

  • Nursing Home
    Visiting, Singing

  • Grow Appalachia
    Weeding in community gardens

  • Construction
    Projects done as needed by community

  • Kitchen Crew
    Cook meals for team

  • Block Party Crew
    Snow Cones, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Face Painting

WHAT TO BRING:
Bible
Air Mattress or Cot and Pillow
Cover / Sheet / Blanket
Towels & Washcloths
Toiletries
Church clothes (for Sunday morning)
Pants or modest shorts
T-Shirts
tennis shoes (for camp and working)
Pajamas
Shower shoes
light-weight jacket
Sunblock and Bug Spray
Tools (if doing construction)
Spending money for extracurricular activities

The When and Where

Saturday, June 22, 2019-Saturday, June 29, 2019

The Church of Joy
3080 Georgia 362
Williamson, GA 30292

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Honduras Team Mission Trip
Jun
22
to Jun 29

Honduras Team Mission Trip


About this Event

We can’t wait to see our extended family in Linares. Please see our outreach page to read more about our work in Honduras. www.thechurchofjoy.org/honduras

Join this incredible story and come serve in the village with us! There are so many great families we want you to meet.

  • Trip cost (all inclusive): $1600

  • A deposit of $500 will be due on January 13th 2019 to secure the best airline rates.

  • Send us an email or call us to secure your spot.

The When and Where

Saturday, June 22, 2019-Saturday, June 29, 2019
Linares, Honduras

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