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JOY (Just Older Youth)

Our JOY (Just Older Youth) are an active, vital part of the church.  They are involved in several areas of ministry:

  • JOY Singers – Music:  We sing in church, in nursing homes and other locations.
  • Nursing Home Communion Ministry:  We lead monthly worship services at Hillside Retirement Community, Carillon, and Brookdale Retirement Community.
  • First Friday Fellowship, 11:30 a.m. at The Forks
  • Discipleship:  We encourage all of our seniors to attend Sunday school.
  • Connection Ministry to Seniors:  Our seniors have begun a care ministry to seniors in our church and in our community.

Upcoming JOY Trips

September 15-21: Mackinac Island


• 6 Nights Lodging, including Overnights
• 6 Breakfasts
• 1 Lunch
• 4 Full Course Dinners, including Zehnder’s & Antlers
• Soo Locks Boat Cruise
• Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland
• Frankenmuth Village Shops
• Horse-drawn Carriage Tour of Mackinac Island
• Hydro-jet Ferry Ride
• Visit to Grand Hotel
• Tahquamenon Falls
• Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum
• Jack Pine Lumberjack Show
• Souvenir Gift
• Luggage Handling in Michigan
• All Taxes & Meal Gratuities
• Motorcoach Transportation


December 3-6: Amish Christmas

* 3 Nights Lodging at the Heritage Hotel
* 3 Breakfasts
* 3 Dinners including Shady Maple Smorgasbord,
* Hershey Farm Restaurant, & Amish Meal w/Lapp Family *’Joy to the World” at the American Music Theatre
*” Daniel” at the Sight & Sound Theatre
* Turkey Hill Experience w/Taste Lab
* Guided tour of Hershey, PA plus Chocolate World
* Koziar’s Christmas Village
* Optional stop at Strasburg Railroad Museum (on own) *Souvenir Gift
* Luggage Handling
* All Taxes & Meal Gratuities
* Motorcoach Transportation