Special Events

Faith & Understanding Lecture Series
Our “Faith and Understanding” lecture series is back beginning Monday, January 7th at 7:00 pm. On the first Monday evening of each month, January through May 2019, we will explore a different topic.

The first topic is: “Understanding Mental Health in our Community.” We have invited our local chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) to give us an overview of some of the key topics and issues facing our community in regards to mental health. The presentation will feature a panel of folks with varying ties to the mental health community who will share their insights and help us begin a conversation together. We will be discussing brain function and dysfunction, some statistics on mental health in our community and a brief description of NAMI resources for finding help, pamphlets on specific illnesses and outreach materials. The majority of the time will be reserved for open discussion on mental health issues. Come learn and share about this important topic in a welcoming and open environment.

Joy Budget Discussion 
To get ready for the annual congregation meeting, anyone interested in the details of the budget is invited to join the Finance Committee for a discussion after worship on Sunday, January 13, 2019. As in past years, the idea is to identify and resolve any problems in the draft budget so that a clear version can be provided to the congregation for the annual meeting.

Joy Annual Congregation Meeting
Our annual congregation meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019, after the worship service. We will have a potluck meal, review the past year, set the 2019 budget, elect Council members, and more. An information packet will be available the week before the meeting. See you there!

Calling All Bakers!
As an extra bonus at the annual meeting on January 27, we will have a bake sale/auction at the same time. We welcome anything from simple cookies to favorite pies to the most extravagant display of culinary talent. Please bring your goodies and your sweet tooth to the annual meeting!

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