Family Day Skeet Shoot
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Family Day Skeet Shoot

Bring your whole family and join us at the Mixon's property for an afternoon of shooting skeet and great fellowship! The cost is $20 per person for materials and lunch. Shooting will begin at 10am, we will break for lunch at 12pm and continue shooting through the afternoon.

 Robbie and his daughter Jessica at the 2016 Skeet Shoot

Robbie and his daughter Jessica at the 2016 Skeet Shoot

Please see Robbie Ridley or get in touch with the church office for more information and driving directions if needed.

 

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Men's Breakfast
Sep
23
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Breakfast

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.

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Fall Festival
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Festival

Bring your family, and invite a family you haven't seen in a while to The Church of Joy's annual Fall Festival! The evening will hold all kinds of fun for your kids with great food, games and prizes. Here are some things you can come ready to do:

  • Play a bunch of great carnival style games and win prizes

  • Grab a bite to eat and finish it off with some popcorn

  • Enjoy a fun hay ride around our property

We know you'll have a great time and we are looking forward to serving you. Hop over to Facebook and let us know that you're coming! This event is completely free because we love serving families!

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Refuge Youth: Reverse Halloween Outreach
Sep
30
to Oct 28

Refuge Youth: Reverse Halloween Outreach

Our Refuge Youth students will be hosting a "Reverse Halloween" outreach. This involves visiting a neighborhood in our area, and handing out bags of candy before the big night. This will be a great way for our youth to connect to our community, introduce themselves, introduce our Church and take prayer requests.

Here's how you can help:
Starting on Sunday September 30th, Refuge will be collecting candy donations. Drop them off in the foyer. We need a lot of it!!

Accompany our youth on Sunday October 28th, as we go house to house with candy and prayer from 5-7pm. Join us back at Joy for testimonies from 7:30-8:30pm.


 

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Foster Care Info Session
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Foster Care Info Session

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 September 30th 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.

If you have questions contact our church office, and ask for Josh Carpenter

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Refuge Youth: Fall Retreat
Oct
7
to Oct 9

Refuge Youth: Fall Retreat

Join us for a great couple of days at the Woodlands Baptist Camp for a Fall Retreat!
The cost will be $40 (includes lodging and meals)
Sign up in the youth room.
Full Schedule coming next week

The Woodlands Baptist Camp
209 Green Street
Concord, GA 30206

The dirt road is called Fossett Road and it runs along side of The Cedars Golf Course. Fossett Road becomes Green Street (sometimes called Mitchell Road) at a “Y” junction. Take the right “Y” to stay on Green Street. Woodlands Camp driveway is on the left through the black wooden fence. If you drive past a lake on your left, you went a little too far.

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Refuge Youth: Judgment Journey
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Refuge Youth: Judgment Journey

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 6th-12th Grade Youth will be traveling to Lagrange on the evening of October 13th. We will arrive 30mins prior to our "walk-time". The Cost of the event is $20 (includes $8 to help with a van rental). Plan to bring extra money if you want drinks/snacks or t-shirts.

For more information visit: www.judgmentjourney.com

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

Men's Breakfast

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.

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Wednesday Night Meal: Potluck
Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesday Night Meal: Potluck

You know that side dish and dessert you make that everyone loves? We want them both! Bring your side and dessert to our potluck meal on Wednesday November 28th, JOY is providing the entrée.

If you can, please use our sign up sheet at the welcome desk and let us know what you are bringing. Thank you for your help!

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Refuge Youth: Lock In
Nov
30
to Dec 1

Refuge Youth: Lock In

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 the reindeer cookies. Either way it will be fun!

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Christmas Dinner
Dec
12
6:30 PM18:30

Christmas Dinner

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!

 

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Refuge Youth: Christmas Party
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Refuge Youth: Christmas Party

Attention you cotton-headed-ninny-muggins! We want to see all of our holly-jolly 6th-12th graders on Sunday December 16th for an awesome Refuge Christmas Party spectacular! All the food you can eat, all the sweets your teeth can handle and an impossible saran wrap prize ball that will surely bring out the scrooge in you. Don't miss out!

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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

Attention 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.

Cost for Callaway tickets: $21/adult $10.50/child 5 & under are free
Money for tickets will be due November 15th, we want guaranteed seats for our time! 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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Venture Children: Family Skate Night
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

Venture Children: Family Skate Night

Hey Venture Children's Ministry! Grab your parents and meet us at the Griffin Skate Inn for Christian Skate Night on Tuesday September 11th! Admission is $3 (including skates). Bring extra $$ for drinks and snacks!

** 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
2489 N. Expressway, Griffin, GA 30223

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Wednesday Night Meal: Potluck
Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

Wednesday Night Meal: Potluck

You know that side dish and dessert you make that everyone loves? We want them both! Bring your side and dessert to our potluck meal on Wednesday August 29th, JOY is providing the entrée.

If you can, please use our sign up sheet at the welcome desk and let us know what you are bringing. Thank you for your help!

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Men's Breakfast
Aug
26
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Breakfast

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.

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Refuge Youth: Thrift Store Prom
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Refuge Youth: Thrift Store Prom

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!
 

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Splash Kingdom: A Venture Children's Ministry Musical
Aug
10
to Aug 11

Splash Kingdom: A Venture Children's Ministry Musical

Bring your family out for a night of fun with our Venture Children's Ministry as we present: Splash Kingdom, a live musical!

Splash Kingdom is the story of a group of kids who try to gain entrance to a local water park (Splash Kingdom) only to find that they need to make reservations "personally" with the CEO, Jesus Christ. Following the text book for "Lifesaving 101", (the Bible), they discover the "ABC's of Salvation" and ultimately have their names added to the Book of Life, gaining entrance to Splash Kingdom (heaven).

Stay after the performance to enjoy a great "splash kingdom" water slide and refreshments for the kids.

Friday, August 10th from 6pm-8pm

Saturday August 11th from 5pm-7pm

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Honduras Team Mission Trip
Jul
28
to Aug 4

Honduras Team Mission Trip

We are so excited to announce that this year we are heading back to minister and serve our extended family in Linares Honduras. We will also be connecting with our newest ministry partner "Esperanza Viva" girls home in Linares.

This is a team trip led by Pastor Vaughn. There will be several team meetings leading up to this trip. Please see Pastor Vaughn if you are interested in taking part in this life changing mission opportunity.

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Ice Cream Social
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

Ice Cream Social

The school year is almost here, so let's say farewell to summer break with an Ice Cream social here at JOY! Wednesday July 25th from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

Bring an Ice Cream churn with your best homemade ice cream recipe!
There will be water games for the kids to enjoy and Dinner hot off the grill!
This is a great opportunity to invite a family you haven't seen in a while!

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Men's Breakfast
Jul
22
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Breakfast

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.

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Venture Children's Ministry: Stone Mountian
Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Venture Children's Ministry: Stone Mountian

Join us for a great day at the Stone Mountain Park!
The Cost is $35 - This is a special park deal that includes one meal, parking (with at least 4 guests in your car), unlimited Coke refills and attractions.
The signup deadline is: Friday July 6th

Plan to meet at JOY and carpool by 10am (drivers needed!). We will stay throughout the day until the laser light show at 9:30pm. The laser show lasts for approximately 45 minutes.

See Mrs Vonda Blount with any questions

 

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Mission Trip: Scott County, Tennessee
Jul
7
to Jul 14

Mission Trip: Scott County, Tennessee

The Church of Joy along with several other local churches will be serving the community of Scott County Tennessee, in July. 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, July 7
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, July 14
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

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Refuge Youth: Q&A at Harps
Jun
30
9:00 AM09:00

Refuge Youth: Q&A at Harps

Join us on Saturday June 30th at 9am for a special Q&A panel at Harps Crossing Hollonville. This panel will deal with all types of questions about God and Christianity. Note cards will be available to submit questions, along with an open mic to ask questions.

This is a great event to invite a friend who has questions about your faith!

Harps Crossing Baptist Church
6740 GA-362, Williamson, GA 30292

 

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Venture Children: Family Skate Night / Late Night
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Venture Children: Family Skate Night / Late Night

Hey Venture Children's Ministry! Grab your parents and meet us at the Griffin Skate Inn for Christian Skate Night on Thursday June 28th! Admission is $3 (including skates). Bring extra $$ for drinks and snacks!

LATE NIGHT: After skating we are planning to head to IHOP for a meal/snack. Stay up late with us!

** 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
2489 N. Expressway, Griffin, GA 30223

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Men's Breakfast
Jun
24
8:00 AM08:00

Men's Breakfast

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.

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School Supplies Needed!
Jun
13
to Jul 15

School Supplies Needed!

Our goal of 300 backpacks has been reached! Thank you so much for your support!

Now let's help with the school supplies!

The Pike County Health Department is hosting its annual Back to School Fair on Thursday July 26th in Zebulon.

Please consider partnering with JOY to help give fully stocked backpacks to Pike county kids in need! We have the backpacks now we need the school supplies.

Donations can be brought to our church office and need to be in no later than July 15th. Call our church office with any questions.

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Senior/Senior Trip
Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Senior/Senior Trip

Attention seniors! High school graduates and senior adults!
We want to get our two generations together for a great trip to the Biblical History Center in LaGrange.

We will leave the church at 9am. The cost is $35 per person. This will include admission to the museum plus helps with the van rental.

Afterwards, we will be eating at The Fried Tomato Buffet about 12 minutes away. Please bring around $10 for lunch

See Robbie Ridley for details, sign up at the welcome desk.

www.biblicalhistorycenter.com

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Refuge Youth: Summer Mission Camp
Jun
3
to Jun 7

Refuge Youth: Summer Mission Camp

We are excited for Student Life Summer Camp this year!

We will be participating in Mission Camp, where we move students outside their comfort zone with meaningful local community service opportunities. This year we will be hosting a 'Backyard Kids Camp' for up to 50-75 kids.

Emma Wheeler Homes is a community of the Chattanooga Housing Authority that houses
families with lower-income. This is a large property with 340 units and many families with young children reside here. Student Life comes each summer and they are thrilled to have some summer programming for their children!

The information you need :
Dates: June 3rd - June 7th
Leave Joy at 9am Sunday, Return approx 4pm Thursday

Location: Covenant College, Lookout Mtn. Georgia
Cost: $390 per student ($60 deposit due Feb. 28th, final balance due May 23rd)

Backyard Kids Camp Location: Emma Wheeler Homes 4900 Edingburg Dr. Chattanooga, TN,

Click here for the Student Life Camp Packing List

Click here for the Daily Camp Schedule

EVERY STUDENT NEEDS TO BE:

Prayerful – The best way to prepare for your mission project is through prayer. Remember, your ministry at the site consists not only of the work you do, but also your interactions with your contact and the way you represent the Church as a whole to the community you serve.

Servant-minded – Come prepared to do everything they ask with excellence. As the leader, you set the tone for your group.

Flexible – Student Life does everything possible to prevent changes. However, plans do sometimes change.


How to share the gospel:
Click Here for several videos on 'The Gospel: God's plan for me' an Icon driven Gospel outline.


This year's camp theme:
I AM (Exodus 3:14)
Student Life Camp 2018 will explore the characteristics of Yahweh, the one and only living God (Deuteronomy 6:4), as experienced by Moses in Exodus 3-4. Rather than reduce God to a single attribute like "love" or "judge," your students will encounter an Almighty creator God who is above us, with us in His Son Jesus (who declared His own divinity with the "I AM" statements recorded in John), and worthy of our trust because He will never change or fail. Unlike our current culture which suffers from intense "god" confusion, your students will have a clear picture of not only God's character, but also how He relates to His children. They will return home with a firm theological and relational foundation to form a God-centered worldview and decision-making process.

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Women of Joy: Tea Party
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Women of Joy: Tea Party

Ladies, mark your calendars for a very special Women of Joy event on Saturday June 2nd at 2pm. We will be hosting a classic Tea Party that is perfect for getting dressed up for!

Cost: $5.00 per ticket (donated tickets are available)
For all ladies 6th grade and up

See Mrs Jennifer Robey to reserve your seat

*Note: This event will take the place of our normally scheduled June 7th event.

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Red Cross Blood Drive
May
31
2:00 PM14:00

Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at:

The Church of Joy
3080 Hwy 362, Williamson

On Thursday, May 31st from 2pm-7pm

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.

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