You Are a Treasure to God

Joy Christian Center would like to invite those of you who are in the Anchorage area to join us for our annual Valentine’s get together. The Theme this year is Treasure Island:  You are a Treasure to God. This is not a couples only event, and you don’t have to attend JCC to come have fun with us. There will be good food, live music provided by our Samoan friends, prizes, and games. Join us Sunday, February 11th at 5:30 PM at 4335 Laurel Street. If you have questions you can call 907-301-4803 for more information.


Kindness and Compassion

Most people appreciate it when someone shows them compassion when they goof things up, but it can be difficult to extend the same compassion to others when they make a mess of things. Particularly when what they do adversely affects them. Pastor Marlan’s Sunday message emphasizes the need to treat others with kindness and compassion. Click on the arrow to listen to Sunday’s message.


There are some big changes – really big – coming to Joy Christian Center. Our founding pastors, Ruth and Marlan Schoenleben  announced their resignation Sunday morning. They put forth the Children/Youth pastors, Pastor Caleb and Pastor Shayna Bialik, as candidates for the ministry team who will take over the reins of JCC. Members will vote on this during the upcoming Annual Business meeting February 25th. Pastor Marlan and Pastor Ruth’s last day will be April 1st, East Sunday of this year. You can click on the arrow below to listen to what the pastors had to say about this upcoming change.


Please take time to read this month’s newsletter found on the Publications page of this blog.

Ladies Night Out

Ladies, it’s time for another night of food, fun, and fellowship at our monthly Ladies Night Out. Please bring your favorite soup recipe to exchange and enjoy dinner and devotions with us Friday, January 19th at 6:30 PM. Please download and fill out the not-so-secret-sisters exchange page for January and bring it to the get-together along with your favorite soup recipe. The other page provides directions and information for the exchange. We’ll see you tomorrow night!

january sisters sister directions

For More Info…

We hope you are having a wonderful summer so far. So much to do! So many places to go and people to see! Don’t forget to keep tabs on what JCC is up to by visiting our Facebook page

You can also click on the Events page of this blog to find out what’s up next this summer at JCC. Read our weekly bulletin on the Publication page to see what’s up, too.

To find out more lots more information about JCC visit our webpage

We apologize for the lack of sermon’s being posted. We will be posting Sunday messages again in a few weeks.

Coming Soon!

It’s time for our Spring Coffeehouse once again. Come relax and chase away the winter chill that’s still hanging on with some hot beverages, warm friendship, and live music. Bring a friend and double the joy April 2nd at 5:30 PM.

Donating to JCC

Giving is not a particularly popular subject, so I will be brief. We just want to let you know that the “donate” button on our website, is up and running again. If you already give tithes and offerings in the service – great! If you have a home church by all means, please give your tithes and offerings there. However, if you feel like God would like you to give a little something to Joy Christian Center, or if you are on vacation, sick at home, or for some other reason are unable to get to Sunday morning services but would like to donate please avail yourself of  the online option provided on the website. Just go to and scroll down the page until you see the “donate” button. Click on the button, enter the amount of your donation, and Pay Pal will walk you through the rest of the steps.


Thank you for your support of Joy Christian Center! We appreciate it.