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. #4. people who are long-time believers who'd like a refresher on the basics of Christianity.
VBS is coming up soon! It's from August 28th - 30th, 10am - 1pm for ages 2 - 8 years old and it's FREE! This is a great opportunity to reach out and invite your community and friends. We will also be needing volunteers so if you can help, please fill out the form below. For questions please email Sheila <email@example.com>. THEME: Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” WHEN: Tues 8/28-Thurs 8/30, 10am -1pm WHERE: Church Office - 224 W. 35th St., #610 Please VOLUNTEER TO HELP OR REGISTER HERE!
Pastor John's Summer Reading List
Summer is a great time to grow in your relationship with God. I encourage you to take advantage of it by planning now to grow.
Here are some books I would recommend you read over the summer:
SAVE THE DATE for our11th annual Love Paterson Block Party is happening on Saturday, August 25th. Please join us and be a part of sharing God’s love to the residents of Paterson, NJ. If you are interested in being part of the PLANNING committee or help out on the day of the block party, please apply here. For more info, please email Kevin <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Jung <email@example.com>
THURSDAYS ARE THE NEW FRIDAY NIGHT PRAYER
For the summer, our Friday Night Prayer will now be on Thursdays.
Thursdays* 7:30 - 9 PM (except weeks that Friday Night Worship is on) Next one is Thursday, 7/12 at David & Linda's in Long Island City (Court Sq. stop on E, M & 7)
Our highest core value is intimacy with Jesus! Come experience God's JOY in prayer and worship. What we do: Worship. Prayer for the church, city, world. Prayer for one another. Beginners to prayer are welcome. For more info, please email Shirley for their specific home address <Shirley@joychurch.com>.
Upcoming Missions Trips
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 small groups are on summer break and will resume beginning of September!
JOY'S COLLEGE MINISTRY
Joy College Corner is a time to connect with other students from various campuses and to pray with one another after service. This happens weekly during the school year, and non-college students are also welcome to come and chat! We are on summer break but visit our Visitors Info Booth to find out about other upcoming events.
If you're interested in getting involved, please email David <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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.
If you are considering whether you should get engaged or not, or are already engaged, please sign up for a one-on-one with Pastor John and Bethany.
Worship nights are held on the first Friday of every month at 7:30 pm. Our upcoming one is Friday, August 3 at 7:30PM. It's to come together and bend our knees, stand in awe, and invite the presence of God. No agenda. For any and all to attend. No elaborate worship set. Just our hearts, united as one body. We're going to seek God's glory and experience Him. Come, for an hour or two, let's prioritize our intimacy with the One who is worthy. Questions? Email Dan <email@example.com>
Online giving is also now available on our website on the far right on the top tab.
Save the date for our newcomers luncheon this coming Sunday, August 5th at 1:15PM. A great opportunity for any newcomers and visitors to get to know our deacons and staff and find out more about Joy! This will take place at our Church Office (224 W 35th, Suite #610). PLEASE RSVP HERE!
Are you new(er) to Joy Church? Wondering if this is a church you can call home? To answer that, you can either attend for a few months and try to figure it out on your own, or you can save some time by attending the Newcomers' Lunch on Sunday, August 5th at 1:15PM at our Church Office (224 W 35th, Suite #610)...
You'll meet Pastor Doug, staff, deacon & leaders who will share our beliefs, mission, vision, history and core values.
You'll meet other visitors and newbies checking us out just like you.