Backpack Donations Needed
Jun
13
to Jul 15

Backpack Donations Needed

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! Our goal is to take in 300 backpacks by July 15th. All grades/sizes needed K-12th.

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. Find us on Facebook and share this event!

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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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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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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: $75/person (includes lodging and meals)

TRAVEL DAYS:
Saturday, July 7
Meet at JOY, load and go BY 11am. We will stop for lunch along the way and possibly 1-2 bathroom breaks. From JOY it is about a 5 hour drive to Robbins TN.

Saturday, July 14
Pack, clean, load and go by 10am. We will stop for lunch along the way and possibly 1-2 bathroom breaks. Arrive back at JOY around 4pm.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Robbins Elementary School
355 School House Rd. Robbins, TN 37852

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)

Sign up at the welcome desk!

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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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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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Refuge Youth: Thrift Store Prom
Aug
18
6:00 PM18:00

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!
 

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Refuge Youth: Faith Sharing Weekend
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Refuge Youth: Faith Sharing Weekend

Make sure you don't miss our first ever weekend seminar on sharing your faith! How many times have you felt God leading you to talk to someone about your faith but fear kept you from following through?
This weekend will be all about tackling fear head-on, getting equipped and being directed to action.

Why are we saved at all? To spread the message of hope!

More details will be made available in June.

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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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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
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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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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Refuge Youth: Judgment Journey
Oct
20
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 20th. We will arrive 30mins prior to our "walk-time". The Cost of the event is $20. 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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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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Men's Breakfast
May
27
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
Apr
25
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 May April 25th, 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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Venture Children: Family Skate Night
Apr
24
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 April 24th! 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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Youth Camp Fundraiser: Smoked Boston Butts
Apr
22
to May 20

Youth Camp Fundraiser: Smoked Boston Butts

This is the only time of the year that the word 'butt' is appropriate at church!
Your Refuge Youth Ministry students are going to summer camp and they need your help!

Pre-Sale tickets will be available on April 22nd to reserve your seasoned'n'smoked boston butt. This makes an absolutely mouth watering meal for you and your family on a Sunday Afternoon... then Sunday night... then Monday night... then Tuesday night. These pork shoulders are huge!

Tickets are $35 and pickup will be on May 20th here at JOY, directly after our morning service. Thank you for your support!

See Josh Carpenter with any questions.

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Men's Breakfast
Apr
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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Heartsaver First Aid / CPR / AED Certification Classs
Apr
14
12:00 PM12:00

Heartsaver First Aid / CPR / AED Certification Classs

Join us on Saturday April 14th in the Fellowship Hall starting at 12pm for a Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED certification class.

12pm-3pm: Heartsaver CPR/AED Certification
3pm-6pm: Heartsaver First Aid Certification

The cost will be $65 (includes both classes)

This course is a video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage an emergency, until emergency medical services arrives. Skills covered in this course include first aid; choking relief in adults, children, and infants; and what to do for sudden cardiac arrest in adults, children, and infants.

This course teaches skills with the AHA’s research-proven practice-while-watching technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback, and guide the students’ learning of skills.

This course includes:

  • First aid basics
  • Medical emergencies
  • Injury emergencies
  • Environmental emergencies
  • Preventing illness and injury
  • Adult CPR and AED use
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Senior Outing: Helen, Georgia
Apr
14
8:30 AM08:30

Senior Outing: Helen, Georgia

All of our seniors are invited to spend a day in the North Georgia Mountains! We will leave JOY at 8:30am. Our first stop will be for lunch at The Smith House in Dahlonega. From there, we will head into Helen to take in the sites.

Please sign up at the welcome desk. There will be a $25 charge per person to help cover the cost of a van rental. See Mr. Robbie Ridley if you have more questions.

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Youth Camp Fundraiser: Sunday Lunch
Apr
8
12:00 PM12:00

Youth Camp Fundraiser: Sunday Lunch

Your Refuge Youth Ministry students need help raising money for summer camp!
Come show your support by eating lunch at JOY on Sunday April 8th right after our morning service.

Your youth students will be serving a meal, for you and your family - we just ask for your donations. Why should Longhorn Steakhouse get your lunch money when the Refuge students are so much more fun to be around!

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Red Cross Blood Drive
Mar
29
2:00 PM14:00

Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at the Church of Joy on Thursday, March 29th from 2pm-7pm.

Register your time slot here at RedCrossBlood.org click 'The Church of Joy'

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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Men's Breakfast
Mar
25
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: Discipleship NOW weekend
Mar
23
to Mar 24

Refuge Youth: Discipleship NOW weekend

We can't wait to join up again with Harp's Crossing Baptist Church in Hollonville for DNOW weekend 2018!

Students will stay at host homes per gender and grade for two nights. We meet with Hollonville Baptist for games, study and worship. Our weekend ends on Sunday morning at JOY.

The cost per student is $25 (Includes materials and t-shirt)
There will be a Varsity Food Truck on Saturday the 24th. Plan to bring approximately $11 for lunch.

The theme for this year is ‘Cosmic Symphony: Tuning in to the Minister of the Heavenly Tabernacle.’  Our focus is to direct all attention to our Ultimate Worship Leader, Jesus, who is currently leading a 24/7 worship service for all Creation.  Hebrew 8:2 says we have “a Minister of the sanctuary and of the true tabernacle which the Lord erected, and not man.”  Our goal is to equip our students with practical ways to stay in tune with Jesus through the ministry and power of the Holy Spirit.  Our desire is to also stress the importance of community-that every Child of God has a seat in this divine symphony and makes a unique sound with their life.  We were not created to be soloist, but to play our part in the Cosmic Symphony to glorify God!

 

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Youth Camp Fundraiser: Casserole Sale
Mar
11
12:00 PM12:00

Youth Camp Fundraiser: Casserole Sale

Help send your Refuge Youth students to summer camp this year!
We are hosting a casserole sale right after the service on Sunday, March 11th!

Are you an expert casserole maker? Are you an expert casserole eater? We need casseroles to sell and folks to buy them! Buy your easy to bake lunch/dinner at JOY and support our summer camp fund. Everyone wins! Especially your appetite.

See Josh Carpenter with any questions.

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