Upcoming Activities and Events:
Happy Easter!Christ the Lordis RISEN!And the angel answered and said unto the woman,Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus,which was crucified.He is not here: for he is risen, as he said.Come, see the place where the Lord lay.(KJV, Matthew 28:5-6)************************************
Happy Easter - We pray that you will JOIN US on Sunday as we remember the resurrection of our Almighty King and Saviour, Jesus Christ! We are tremendously THANKFUL for Jesus, who not only deeply loves us, but keeps His promises! "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believeth thou this?"
Creation Corner w/Clint - This Sunday, we are excited to hear the lesson from Deacon Clint Oldfield. His ministry during our Morning Worship is fascinating for all ages, giving a Biblical application from God's Word on a topic within his expertise in science!
April 24:April 27:
Mother & Daughter / Boxes Rehearsal - Gals, you did a superb job at our last rehearsal. This Wednesday will be our last rehearsal before the Banquet. So, let's give God our best!
Wednesday, April 24 7:00pm - 8:00pmSaturday, April 27 Noon (Banquet)
Mother & Daughter Banquet - Come for a little R. & R. to the Mother & Daughter Banquet on Saturday, April 27th at "1200 Hours" (Noon). You won't want to be "A.W.O.L." because there will be U.S.O. entertainment (United Saints Organization) and plenty of "food rations" in the "Mess Hall". Won't you "join the ranks" of other ladies who have already "enlisted"?! You are encouraged to "enlist" at the west-side JBC entrance and identify your "squadron" number! Remember, please bring (2) side-dishes to add to the "food rations"!
Youth for Truth Rally - Teens, it's time to defend our trophy! We will be leaving at 11:45am sharp for Kirksville, MO. Please study Exodus (chapters 23, 24, 25)!
Baby Shower for Tracy Stevens - Ladies, it's time to guess: boy or girl?! Bro. Steven's daughter-in-law is pregnant with her 1st baby after 11 years of marriage! An invitation (Riverside Baptist Church on May 4 ~ 1:00pm) has been extended to all the JBC ladies that would like to come!
Evangelist Harris & family - Please JOIN us for this SPECIAL day with the Harris family and their men's quartet! YOU don't want to miss this special day!
Hauck's 50th Wedding Celebration - The members and regular attendees of Joy Baptist Church are cordially invited to attend the celebration of Fred and Barb Hauck's 50th Wedding Anniversary at The Drake in Burlington from 4:00pm - 6:00pm! They have requested no presents, except the presence of your attendance!
July 22-27:25th Anniversary of Joy Baptist Church and Annual All-Church Meal - Please save the date and DAY! This marks a quarter of a century for JBC and we are going to THANK the LORD huge! We have much planned and you'll NOT want to miss it. Please plan to join us for our Morning Services (Sunday School 9:30am, Morning Worship 10:30am) and then, STAY for our Annual Church Meal! The church provides the meat, beverages, and tableware. Each JBC family is asked to bring (2) large side dishes to share with the congregation. We anticipate a bigger crowd than normal! You are welcome to invite your family and friends to join us for Services, and then also the best meal in town and many anticipated games for the children! Do not miss this wonderful celebration!
July 29-August 2:Teen Camp - Save the dates! More information will be provided on the website after our next Business Meeting.
Family Camp - Save the dates! Families interested in going to the Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro, TN are encouraged to see the Pastor ASAP.
Are YOU going to heaven? The Bible tells us that we are all sinners; we were born into a carnal, sinful body. Jesus Christ ~ the Almighty Creator and Son of God ~ came to earth from His throne to provide the world 'a means of escape' from their duty to pay for their sins. He paid for their sins....with His life. He was pure and sinless. He offered Himself as a lamb of sacrifice to pay for every man's sins (if they would call upon Him to do so). It is a FREE gift to YOU but it certainly was not cheap. But like every gift, it must be received and our old ways repented. If you would like to go to heaven, please DO NOT HESITATE to call us at Joy Baptist Church (319-372-8008 / 470-3999) for more information about what Jesus did for you and how quickly this day YOU can be saved and on your way to heaven! We do not know the day or hour that Jesus will return for His saints, or even how many breaths we are allotted on this earth. The scriptures tell us that our life is but a vapor. Do not postpone this MAJOR decision.
Teen Campers & Parents - Everyone going to Teen Camp (in two weeks!) at the Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro, TN ~ please meet at the piano following our Morning Worship Service. Thanks!