“Joy is large enough to have great things happening all the time and small enough that the pastor and others know your name.” Beverly S. Member of Joy
Advent began Sunday, November 27th encompasses the four Sundays and weekdays that lead up to Christmas.
Advent Wreath has no beginning or end, reminding us of the eternity of God’s love and the everlasting love we find in Jesus.
1st Candle – Hope or Prophecy Candle reminds us God has fulfilled all of his Old Testament prophecies concerning the coming Savior.
2nd Candle – Love or Bethlehem Candle reminds us God prepared for the coming of his Son into the manger.
3rd Candle – Joy or Shepherd’s Candle reminds us to tell this good news of the birth of Jesus with joy, just like the shepherds did after they saw the child in the manger
4th Candle – Peace or Angel’s Candle reminds us of the Christian’s great hope of resurrection and everlasting life because the Christ Child will come again.
“An Advent Observed” is a collection of daily devotions presented by clergy and lay people across NC and SC. Our very own Pastor Lane is participating!Click here to access the website a new episodes appears each morning.
To Parents of kids Preschool Through 5th grade!
The Faith Formation Leadership Team invite you to explore Wonder Ink, a digital curriculum that is not limited to Sunday mornings. Wonder Ink empowers families and invites children to experience the wonder of God every day in every way.
Click here to watch a short video.
To learn more or register, visit the Children and Youth Networks page.
NURSERY is open!
Joy is happy to announce we have childcare for both services.
Children ages infant to age 4 are welcome to go to the nursery after the children’s sermon and should be picked up after the sermon.
November Verse: Oh give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; for His steadfast love endures forever! 1 Chronicles 6:34