Upcoming Activities and Events:
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
(KJV, 1 Thessalonians 5:18)
Giving thanks always for all things unto God
and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(KJV, Ephesians 5:20)
Will Your Children Have That Memory?
All-Church Thanksgiving Meal - JBC heartily welcomes everyone present during our Morning Worship Services to JOIN US for the most scrumptious lunch in Fort Madison on Sunday, November 18! JBC will supply the meat, potatoes, stuffing, beverages and tableware. Each family is requested to bring (2) side dishes of food to share with the church family. We hope you will come and bring your family and friends. If you have any questions, please ask Suzie Muerhoff. Thanks!
Boxes - Remember, there will be NO Boxes practice this week in reverence to Thanksgiving. We hope that you will have a wonderful time with family and friends!
Happy Thanksgiving - We are so very thankful to our Great God in Heaven for the vast, innumerable blessings that He gives us daily. He equips us to serve Him and to be victorious in Him. His provision to us shines brightly to all whose eyes take a moment to look. There is no place in a Christian's life where He does not protect and provide. We thank Him now and always for being so amazing, wonderful, marvelous, and worthy of our ultimate praise!If you do not have a personal relationship with Him today, or remember a time when you surrendered your Life to Him and repented of your sins, please take this moment to call us so that we may show you in God's Word where YOU may know that YOU can have eternal life in Jesus Christ, God's Son. If you desire an eternal home in heaven, please call us quickly. Thank you!Our church office's number is 319-372-8008.
Fall/Winter Visitation - Please JOIN US for our Saturday Visitation at 10:30am, organizing in the Pastor's office! Sleep in, enjoy pancakes, and serve the Lord ~ all in the same morning!
Creation Corner w/ Clint - Deacon Clint Oldfield will teach during our Morning Worship Service, giving a Biblical application from God's Word on a topic within his expertise in science! Captivating for ALL ages!
Christmas Boxes - Super job concentrating! Our third rehearsal is on Wednesday!
- November 28
- December 5
- December 12Note: There will be no rehearsal the week of Thanksgiving! Please enjoy your family and friends.
Ladies Christmas Party - The women of JBC are INVITED and encouraged to attend the best party of the season. This party will have you laughing from start to finish. No lie! We bring the definition to 'merriment'! So, save the date! The festivities will begin at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall! Each gal should plan to bring a plate of finger-food to share and a modest gift to exchange ($5 cap).
Children's Christmas Program Practice - Save the date! All children participating in the Christmas Program on Sunday, December 16th, need to rehearse on Saturday, December 8th from 9:30am - 11:30am. Our buses will be running. If you have any questions, please see/call Mrs. Geoffrion. Thanks!
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. Our buses will be running. If you have any questions, please see/call Mrs. Geoffrion. Thanks!
JBC Christmas Program - The members of Joy Baptist Church warmly invite you to come and worship the King of Kings. The program 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.
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!