Our Young Adults’ fellowship group is about “Living IN Community” together as we share life experiences and grow in our faith. LinC has been a wonderful place for young individuals and families to develop relationships with one another and become more involved with Joy. LinC meets on the first Friday of each month with some special events also planned. We also have a LinC Ladies group that meets on the third Thursday of each month. All are welcome to join us!
As this group has grown, we have realized how special and unique our young adult ministry at Joy really is. The stories we hear over and over share how important this is for people when they are looking for a church home. We all know young adults, friends, neighbors, or co-workers, who may not be connected to a church family. Please join us in sharing the exciting things going on with LinC with those in our community.
See what’s happening on our Facebook page here .
Empty-Nesters (of any age)
We have several fellowship groups available for adults of all ages who are empty-nesters. We would love for you to get connected with any of these groups! Feel free to contact us if you want more information about them.
BBT – Break Bread Together
There’s no better place to share friendships than around the dinner table! This is a fellowship group (for adults only) who enjoy going out for meals at local restaurants. All are welcome to join and enjoy building meaningful relationships. Meets Monthly. Contact Sally and Russ Dix for more information.
JOYful Seniors – Retired and Loving It
Make no mistake, our retirees are out to have a good time! This group of retirees gather for fellowship, dinner and various events, and being retired, their events are not limited to after work hours and evenings! They’ve toured the town to see Christmas lights, rolled the dice at an evening of BUNCO, and explored the beauty of botanical gardens. See what this group is up to and join the fun. Contact Faith Reitmeir for more information.
Men of Joy
This is Joy’s group associated with the Lutheran Men in Mission. Their mission is to strengthen the spiritual development and witness of men and to provide mission development support for new congregations in the South Carolina Synod. They have a program meeting once a month as well as two groups that meet weekly for devotions and prayer. The Men of Joy also gather before each service on Sunday mornings for a time of prayer and thanksgiving. They host our annual Christmas Dinner and Auction in support of community charities.
Joy has a group of ladies that is part of the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The mission of WELCA is to mobilize women to act boldly on their faith in Jesus Christ. They meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:00am and the third Monday of the month at 7:00pm. The ladies of WELCA gather for monthly meetings, annual retreats, and special events. They support several ministry projects including prayer shawl ministry, collecting cell phones for the Sheriff’s Office, and collections for the state convention. Contact Julie Watson, President, for more information.
We have several groups that meet for activities, conversations, fellowship, prayer and praise. Contact the office to find out more about any of these special interest groups.
Joy Hikers – Occasional Hiking Trips – Seasonally scheduled hikes for families and individuals. Contact Scooter Kennedy
Hand & Foot Canasta – Meets 1st Friday of the month at members home to play Canasta and enjoy fellowship. Individuals and/or couples. Contact Sharlene Teichmann.
Branches – Fellowship groups for adults in their 40’s and 50’s.
GIFT Ladies – Growing in Friendship Together – Monthly dining and fellowship together. All ladies of Joy are invited. Contact Sue Stoner.
LINC Ladies – Living in Community – Young Adult Women meet monthly on 3rd Tuesday for dinner. Contact Jillian Cox.
Card Crafters 242 – Meets 1st Wednesday to make greeting cards to be used by the church. Contact Jeanne Thompson.
Joyful Readers – Meets the last Monday of the month to discuss a preselected book. Contact Mary Ann Crout.
Choir – We have a praise band and traditional adult choir, and seasonally we have Hand Bell Choir. Contact Patricia Williams.