Upcoming Activities and Events:
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!
Believer's Baptism - We are so happy for Delilah Rollins who obediently followed in Believer's Baptism last Sunday. Please pray for her as she continues her walk with the Lord that she remain focused and well-equipped to fight the spiritual battle ahead. Her example has encouraged two more youth to come: Christian Sawyer and Kayla Rollins! We are so pleased in their steadfastness and surety TO DO what the scriptures tell them is their next step to walk in His Will. Please pray for them as well, and all of our youth as they bear the terrible weight of today's perversions in the public schools.
What's Tonight? - Please JOIN US this Sunday evening for Film, Pizza & Fellowship! Please bring your favorite finger-food to share! Come, and bring a friend! Everything starts at 6:00pm!
Visitation/Funeral - Bro. Stevens' sister, Mary Margaret (aka Peggy) Simpson, passed away on Sunday, February 17th. Visitation at Prugh~Thielen in Burlington will be on Monday, February 25 from 5-7pm. Her funeral will be held at Riverside Baptist Church (313 Emmet Street, Burlington) on Tuesday, February 26th at 10am. Her burial will be at a later date. Please support the Stevens in prayer and your attendance, if available. Thank you!
Youth Rally - Teens, please save the date! Truth for Youth Teen Rally (studying Exodus chapters 20-22) will be at 1:00pm in Quincy. We will be leaving the church at 11:30am!
April 7-10:Call to Glory Publication - Pastor Beal has been published again, and it is a topic that many of us look forward to hearing annually! #4WiseGuys
April 21:REVIVAL w/ Evangelist Joseph Sturtz - Our partner in Missions, Bro. Joseph Sturtz, will be joining us for (4) days in April. We are so excited to make this announcement! He is such a terrific speaker: captivating, on point, and very knowledgeable in God's Word. Please SAVE THE DATE and begin to ask your friends to do the same! This Spring Revival will DO just THAT!
April 27:Easter Sunday
July 7:Mother & Daughter Banquet - Please save the date for our wonderful afternoon of Food, Fellowship, Fun, and Faithful teaching on the topic of the event. TBA! The event begins at NOON! All females are invited! The men of Joy Baptist Church will cook the hamburgers, hotdogs, and brats for us! Plus, BONUS, they'll do ALL the clean up! Each family of gals need only to bring (2) side dishes to share with everyone. (Mark your dishes!) This is a tremendous event with MUCH LAUGHTER, so feel free to invite your friends and family, as long as they are genetically FEMALE! See you soon!
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!