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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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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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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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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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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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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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Christmas Dinner
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Christmas Dinner

Mark your busy holiday calendar in advance and join us for our annual Christmas Dinner on Wednesday December 13th.  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 (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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Orphan Sunday
Nov
19
10:45 AM10:45

Orphan Sunday

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 echo in our lives as well. Orphan Sunday is your opportunity to rouse church, community and friends to God’s call to care for the orphan.

Join us on November 19th 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!

Our Refuge Youth Ministry will be hosting a fund raising luncheon directly after our morning service. Please make plans to spend your lunch with us this afternoon. All proceeds will benefit the incredible work of the "Esperanza Viva" girls home in Linares, Honduras.

JOY'S ORPHAN SUNDAY PAGE
 

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Low Country Boil
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Low Country Boil

Have you ever cooked a delicious meal for your family and then dumped it out on a table spread with newspaper? If not, you're in for a serious treat at the low country boil!
RSVP at the Welcome Desk and join us for this incredible meal!
There is a suggested $10 donation per adult

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Fall Festival
Oct
28
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:

  • Dress up and go 'car to car' for candy at our Trunk-or-Treat
  • Play a bunch of great carnival style games and win prizes
  • Jump all of your energy out in our bounce houses
  • Test your throwing skills at our dunking booth
  • Grab a bite to eat and finish it off with some cotton candy
  • Be amazed by our stunning illusionist
  • Listen to some live music
  • Enjoy a fun hay ride around our property

We know you'll have a great evening 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!

And don't forget to dress up! We want to see your best costume. *Please note that this is a family event, so we ask that all costumes be family friendly.

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Wednesday Night Meal: Potluck
Oct
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 October 25th, JOY is providing the entree.
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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Family Day Skeet Shoot
Sep
16
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! There is a suggested donation of $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 2015 Skeet Shoot

Robbie and his daughter Jessica at the 2015 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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Honduras Team Mission Trip
Sep
16
to Sep 23

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 V. There are several team meetings leading up to this trip. Please see Pastor V if you are interested in taking part in this life changing mission opportunity.

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Work Day
Sep
9
9:00 AM09:00

Work Day

If you can please make time to roll up your sleeves at JOY on Saturday September 9th for an in-house work day. Cleaning, painting, repairs and small projects. When we work together it helps us to be better stewards of the resources that God has given us. Thank you for your service!

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Shoe Boxes for Haiti
Aug
31
to Oct 1

Shoe Boxes 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 for this year is 1200 boxes across all of their ministry partners. Let's help them meet that goal!

TO GET INVOLVED:

The age groups for boys and girls boxes are 2-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 & 14-18

To help insure that these gifts arrive on time for Christmas, we are asking that each shoe box (preferably plastic) be wrapped in Christmas paper (bottom and lid separately) or lined with tissue paper (for the plastic boxes) and returned by October 1st, 2017 with gender and age group taped on the outside. Please do not seal the box. You may wrap a rubber band around to keep it closed. A donation of $5.00 per box to help cover shipping cost is greatly appreciated!

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

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Pike County Health Department: Back to School Fair
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

Pike County Health Department: Back to School Fair

The Church of Joy in Williamson is taking up new backpack donations to help benefit the Pike County Health Department's Back to School Fair. We need new backpacks for all grades (k-12th)! Please consider getting involved to help Pike County kids in need.

We ask that all new backpack donations be dropped off at our church office no later than Sunday July 30th.

We are located at 3080 Hwy 362, Williamson GA 30292
Please contact our church office with any questions: 770-227-1671

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Pike County School Prayer Walk
Aug
12
9:00 AM09:00

Pike County School Prayer Walk

On Saturday August 9th, Prayer Power of Georgia is hosting it's annual Pike County School Prayer Walk. This event will start at 9am in front of the 9th Grade Academy on Highway 19 in Zebulon.

This event is important for our schools, students, teachers and staff. As always we will be praying for ever aspect of our school system as we move from building to building and from facility to facility. Even if you do not have children in the Pike County School system, we ask that you join us in Prayer.

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Darkness to Light Training
Aug
6
4:00 PM16:00

Darkness to Light Training

The safety of our children at JOY is a top priority. If you are currently serving in any capacity with children or are planning to in the future, we require that you attend the Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children training.

We are offering this course here at JOY on Sunday August 6th from 4:00pm-6:30pm. Snacks will be provided and there will be no cost to you.

If you are unable to attend this training, you are welcome to do the online course at: https://www.d2l.org/online-login-groups/ , this however would be at your own expense.

Why has JOY implemented this training as a standard for all children's workers?

The facts are shocking.
One in 10 children will be the victim of sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. Despite this startling statistic, it’s a silent epidemic that people are afraid to talk about.
To prevent abuse, we have to break through the stigma and shame, and talk about how the sexual abuse of children happens. It’s the only way we will be able to stop what is arguably the number one health crisis that children face today.

What we know

  • It can happen to anyone – even friends and family around you. Even a child you know and love. Even your own child.
  • The financial, social, and emotional costs are incalculable. Not just on the victim and their family, but on society as a whole.
  • Child sexual abuse is not the problem of just one socio-economic status, culture, race, religion, or gender. It impacts EVERY community and EVERY person across the globe.

Darkness to Light believes that adults are responsible for the safety of children and should be taking proactive steps to protect children from this significant risk.

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