Dear families,

Ms. Kathy and I pray that you all are safe and well and have missed seeing you and the children of our church! We have been working diligently to plan ministry opportunities for JOY kids in the midst of these new circumstances for the fall.  In the spirit of loving thy neighbor, keeping ourselves and you all safe is top priority when planning for JOY kids. The United Methodist Church is allowing small groups to meet in person with careful distancing in place. Our hope is to offer fun, outdoor adventures and service projects. We will continue offering Sunday school every Sunday virtually as well. When meeting in person, we will have procedures in place to practice social distancing and hand washing. This means, masks are required for our in person gatherings and all events will be outside (weather permitting).

We thank you for all of your prayers and support. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via email, scarlette pless

We are excited for things to kick off in the fall and for the opportunity to gather in person again!

Blessings to all,

Ms. Scarlette and Ms. Kathy


August: 23rd-4th graders are invited to join us for FB live worship (at families comfort level) to receive their Bibles. They will be outside and masked.

September: 19th-Socially Distanced Picnic at Waterrock Knob at 12pm. Bring your own picnic and lawn chairs. Join us for hiking afterwards if you would like.

October: 9th-Drive in movie night at the church! We will need a headcount for this event.

23rd-For this event, we will need an RSVP for pumpkin carving! We will meet out on the church lawn to carve in our family units.

November: 14th-Meet on the church lawn to make posters and signs, to share with the residents of Skyland Care Center outside of their windows.


JOY kids will resume at the start of Spring Semester!