Upcoming Activities and Events:
What gifts will you bring to
the King of Kings this year?
Honor the Lord with thy substance,
and with the firstfruits of all thine increase.
(KJV, Proverbs 3:9)
Teens - All Teens are invited for LUNCH following the Morning Worship Service in the Fellowship Hall. Afterward, the guys are invited to the Briggs' home for games and snacks; the gals are invited to stay and make Christmas Cookies at the church, whereas each gal will take a platter of cookies home (one platter per family)! All Teens should be home between 3:30 - 4:30pm. Questions? Please see Mrs. Briggs.
Deacon's Meeting - Our Pastor has requested a meeting with all of the Deacons this evening at 5:00pm in his office. Thank you!
Christmas Boxes - This is the last rehearsal for this year! Let's sink our toes into the ground and really receive muscle memory and peace for our program!
Children's Christmas Program Dress Rehearsal - All children participating in the Christmas Program on Sunday, December 16th, need to rehearse in the JBC sanctuary on December 15th from 9:30am - 11:30am with LUNCH provided following the rehearsal. Our buses will be running. If you have any questions, please see/call Mrs. Geoffrion. Thanks!
December 21:JBC Christmas Program - Next Sunday night, the members of Joy Baptist Church warmly invite you to come and worship the King of Kings. The program, "Wise Men Still Seek Him" will begin at 6:00pm (sharp), including the JBC Orchestra, Children's Music Program, and the renowned BOXES troup. Many more surprises await in what promises to be a holy program to our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Please join us - no fee or offering taken. Please feel welcome to INVITE your friends and neighbors. We have ROOM in the 'inn'.
December 22:Teen's Christmas Party - All Teens are INVITED to attend a FUN gathering at the church from 6:00pm - 8:30pm. Food and games will be provided. Please bring a $5 gift to exchange. Please TAG your friends and bring them with you! They are most welcome!
December 30:Van Ministry Cookie Drive - If you would like to participate in this year's Cookie Drive for our Van Kids and their families, please sign up near the west entrance. On Saturday, December 22nd at 9:00am, please come and help us arrange them into platters for the families. Many hands make work light! Questions? Please see Mrs. Ausmus.
Youth Night - All Youth participating in Youth Night are requested to turn in your special music promptly to Music Minister Pierre Geoffrion. Thanks!
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!