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.
Yesterday JCC celebrated with three more young people who decided to be baptized in water. We will be doing another baptismal service next Sunday morning, so if you are in the Anchorage area and would like to be baptized in water you can give us a call at 349-0255.
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, http://akjoy.com/ 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 http://akjoy.com/ 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.
Today’s devotional, reposted from Holley Gerth’s blog, points us to a purpose and reason for being that transcends our human ideas of worth and value. It both humbles and lifts us up to realize the truth of the simple assertion put forth in this article.
“Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom are all things and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we exist through Him.
1 Corinthians 8:6, NASB
As the excitement of a new year begins to slip into the ordinary we can find ourselves asking, seeking, “Why am I really here?” Is there more than the Monday morning commute, the Saturday sleep-in, the working and the going and the doing? It can feel big, this life, and we struggle to find our place in it. It can feel small, this life, and we wonder if we matter.
I’ve been thinking perhaps the question we’ve chosen isn’t the one that will give us the answers we really long for most. Let’s dare to ask not “Why am I here?” but “Who am I here for?” The first inquiry seems to hang in the air unanswered but the response to the latter is at read more
(c) 2017 Holley Gerth http://holleygerth.com/
Mark you calendars for February 12th at 5:30 PM and plan on joining the JCC family for a Valentine’s celebration country style. Come enjoy a relaxed, come-as-you-are evening of country Gospel music, some down home country style cooking, and fellowship with a great bunch of folks. This is NOT a couples only evening; everyone is welcome.
President Trump has a list of things that he wants to accomplish in the first 100 days of his presidency. What about you? What’s on your list to accomplish this year in the next 100 days? What are your goals and dreams? What do you want God to do in your life or through you? Let the question percolate in your spirit as you listen to this week’s message by Pastor Marlan.
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Last Sunday’s message by Steve Webb asked listeners to think about whether they were fat or thin in the Spirit. Click on the arrow to listen to the message from 1-15-2017
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