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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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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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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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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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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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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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Foster Care Info Session
Sep
30
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 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

The When and Where

Sunday, September 30, 2018
4:00pm-6:00pm

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

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Fall Festival
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Fall Festival


About this Event

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!

The When and Where

Saturday, September 29, 2018
6:00pm-8:00pm

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Wednesday Night Classes Begin
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Wednesday Night Classes Begin

Don't forget to sign up at the welcome desk for one of our Wednesday Night Adult Small Group classes! We're kicking off new studies on Wednesday February 21st!
 

Four Pillars of a Man's Heart: Bringing Strength into Balance

A men's small group study on the book Four Pillars of a Man's Heart by Stu Weber.

An in-depth biblical exploration of what it means to be a king, warrior, mentor, and friend. Addressing key circumstances faced by men of all ages and backgrounds, Four Pillars of a Man's Heart focuses on areas of struggle and opportunity faced by husbands, fathers, and single men of all ages and backgrounds.

Class led by: Jon Mattox
Cost: $10 (for book)
Starting February 21st

 

Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus

A women's small group study on the book Reading the Bible with Rabbi Jesus by Lois Tverberg

What would it be like for modern readers to sit down beside Jesus as he explained the Bible to them? What life-changing insights might emerge from such a transformative encounter? Vast treasures await us when we read the Scriptures as a native, through the eyes of one of Jesus' first-century Jewish disciples.

Class led by: Leah Garrison
Cost: $10 (for book)
Starting February 21st

 

The Life and Ministry of Jesus

Join us in the sanctuary at JOY as we read the text of the gospels and study the life and ministry of Jesus.
Class led by: Senior Pastor Vaughn Drawdy

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