Upcoming Activities and Events:
There be four things which are little upon the earth,
but they are exceeding wise:
the ants are a people not strong,
yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
(KJV, Proverbs 30:24-25)
Our instructive time with Deacon Clint Oldfield and Creation Corner will be suspended until the fall. In the meantime, he and his wife will be serving in Children’s Church this month, and planning ~ like all of you ~ their summer outings.
Promotion's Sunday - Praise the Lord for ALL that He has done, and the plans He has for every single child of God. Our young people are growing up ~ as they tend to do ~ and today we celebrate Promotion’s Sunday and their transition into their new classes! Congratulations!
Men's Fellowship - It's time to resume our Men's Fellowship! This Thursday, June 6, we (men) will meet at JBC at 11:00am. Plans include going to Pizza Ranch! Yum!
July 22-27:25th Anniversary of Joy Baptist Church and Annual All-Church Meal - Please save the DAY! This marks a Quarter of a Century for Joy Baptist Church and we are going to THANK the LORD will all our might! We have much planned and so, 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 All-Church Meal! Our meal this year will be catered by HyVee! We only ask the JBC ladies to bring (1) dessert or salad per family to share! You are welcome to invite your family and friends to join us for Services, and then FESTIVITIES, FUN, FOOD, and FELLOWSHIP! 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!