"BUT WHILE HE WAS STILL A LONG WAY OFF, HIS FATHER SAW HIM AND WAS FILLED WITH COMPASSION FOR HIM, HE RAN TO HIS SON..."
God's grace changes everything.
...our hearts, lives, community, city, culture, world.
What's happening At Joy?
SUMMER ALPHA COURSE
The Alpha Course is an introduction to the basics of Christianity. It’s centered around a weekly meal, a message and small group discussion. We welcome honest dialogue regarding questions about doubt and faith as it relates to our everyday lives.
It’s for you if you fit in any of these categories:
#1. people who are not Christians but want to explore Christianity,
#2. people who have recently become Christians
#3. people who are coming back to faith and want to strengthen their foundation.
If you’re interested in signing up for either or both, please SIGN UP HERE.
All are welcome!
Still wondering if this class is for you?
- Then come with questions to ask over a meal with us at our Kickoff Celebration Lunch on Sunday, July 14th at 1PM at our Church Office (224 W. 35th St., #610)
First Class is on Wednesday, July 17 at 7:30PM also at our Church Office (224 W. 35th St., #610)
**Classes are every Wednesday at 7:30PM from July 17 - September 11*
As we go through a time of transition, there is no better response than asking for God's blessing and seeking God's will through prayer. Our weekly prayer meetings will be held EVERY THURSDAY at the church office at 7:30-8:30pm (224 W.35th St, #610). We encourage everyone to come and pray together during this important time for JOY.
Partner with the Relief Bus on the 1st Saturdays of the month. The next one is Saturday, August 3rd from 10am - 2:15pm in East Harlem (Park Ave between 124th & 125th).
SIGN UP FOR OUR SUMMER DATES HERE!
This is a ministry to serve the city by sharing the love of God with our need neighbors every month. We serve lemonade, soup & bread, give referrals, give out clothes and pray for them.
If you have any questions, please email <JoyMCompassion@gmail.com>
Save the Date!
The 12th Annual Paterson Block Party will be held on Saturday, August 17th.
It is a time when we show the love of Jesus by serving one of the most underserved communities in New Jersey.
We cook-out lunch, play with the neighborhood's children (face painting, arts & crafts, bouncy house), pray for people, provide medical services, etc.
If you are interested in being part of the PLANNING committee, please contact Missions Director Kevin Hwang for more info.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our 2019 Summer VBS.
VBS is a great opportunity to reach out and invite your community and friends. We will also be needing volunteers so if you can help or for questions, please email Sheila <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
THEME: "ROAR! Life is wild; God is good”
WHO: Children ages 2-8 years old ($15 for 1st child and $10 per additional)
WHEN: Mon 8/19 - Wed 8/21, 10am -1pm (Lunch is provided)
Short-term missions are a great way to encourage our missionary partners and participate in what God is doing throughout the nations. If you are possibly interested in going to a short-term mission this year, please sign-up here. You can also check out our website for more information.
Our TLC Community Groups are on summer break and will resume early September.
Please check out our other upcoming events to connect and grow in your walk with Christ!
Our Community Groups (aka small groups) are about 6-12 people who gather weekly in members' homes throughout the city. We worship, read and try to apply a bible passage, pray for one another, encourage and simply enjoy doing life together.
College students, our college ministry is now on summer break. If you're interested in getting involved throughout the school year or for more info, please email David <email@example.com>.
*Joy College Ministry seeks to care for, equip, and challenge college students, while partnering with them in their calling to share the Gospel across campuses.