Archive | April 2014


Come one, come all, come as you are! It’s Coffeehouse time again. Invite a friend or two to hang out. Enjoy music, free snacks and self-serve coffee bar. It’s a nice time to relax and spend time with friends in a peaceful atmosphere before you tackle the work week on Monday morning. Contact for more info.

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What Are You So Afraid Of?

What kind of fears do you face? It might be something simple like being afraid of spiders or snakes, or it might be something big like terrorists, war, or gang violence. Whatever fears you face, there is no reason to live in fear if you are a Christ Follower. In Sunday’s message Pastor Marlan discusses kinds of fear and the way to be set free from life controlling fears that disrupt your life. Click on the arrow below to listen.

Here is the bulletin from Sunday morning
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Cleaning Day

Cleaning is probably not on most people’s bucket list. It’s more likely to rank right up there with visits to the dentist – no offence intended to all of you dentists out there. Nonetheless, nine willing victims cheerfully rolled up their sleeves and tackled winter’s debris left around the church building today. As a result the windows now sparkle, shelving is orderly, all of the cobwebs are gone from the corners, the bathrooms got a deep clean as did the kitchen and sanctuary, and a lot of the junk is now on its way to its final resting place. Many thanks to Joyce, Rosa, Carl, Chris, Tammy, Ronni, Ruth, Marlan, and Heidi for their work today. And special thanks to the two little workers who came along with Carl and Tammy to help out. Kudos to Carl and Tammy for providing lunch for the team. If you missed the work day, never fear; there will be more to come. And if you have a couple hours free once a month sign up for the clean team – they could use some extra hands.
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Giving Made Easy

Every little bit helps… we’ve all heard that saying. When it comes to financial matters it’s true; all of those pennies,  nickels, dimes, and quarters add up after time and make the bank account grow. Fred Meyer has created a painless way for people to add some change to the offering plate without ever taking out their wallet during offering time. Sign up for a Fred Meyer Rewards card and link your card to Joy Christian Center. Then each time you shop Freddy’s donates a small percentage to JCC. You may think it’s not worth the effort, but if everyone participates, those small percentages add up in a hurry. JCC encourages everyone to practice the Biblical principle of tithing and giving offerings, and this is one easy way to make a difference one purchase at a time. Click on the link below to read the information on how to be a part of this program, and thank you!


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Movie Night

If you’re a teen or young adult looking for something to do, join the JCC young people for snacks and a movie Friday, April 25th at 6:30 PM. There’s always something good playing at the once a month Friday Night at the Movies at JCC, so come check out this month’s featured film. Snacks and beverages are provided, and there’s no charge, so bring a friend and come on over. Directions are on the Contact info page of the blog or you can call 349-0225 or email

Spring Cleaning

hand cleanIt’s that time again. The days are longer, and the sun is brighter and warmer.  The trees are budding, the flowers are getting ready to blossom, and the snow it melting. And all the stuff that was buried under the snow is emerging, all the dirty windows that were conveniently hidden by the darkness are being exposed, and all the junk that got stuffed into the basement or behind the curtain is now spilling over. So! Let’s grab some gloves, squeegees, buckets, trash bags and paint brushes and get busy spiffing up the JCC church building. Let’s get rid of the clutter, freshen up the paint, and make those windows sparkle. Please join us Saturday, April 26th at 9:30 AM to do battle with the residue of this past winter. Lunch will be provided, so come on out for a couple of hours and we’ll get the job done and have lunch together.


Resurrection Weekend

We had a fantastic time this Resurrection Weekend. Pastor Rei brought a wonderful message Friday evening at the Good Friday Service, and Pastor Marlan brought a heartfelt Resurrection Sunday morning message. The Teens presented a brief skit Sunday morning, and Pastor Rei and Thomas shared some special music. Thank you to everyone that participated in the services and the potluck Sunday after the service.  Here are the messages and bulletin from this weekend as well as some pictures for you to enjoy.

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