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

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Dear Families,

In the spirit of loving thy neighbor, keeping ourselves, parents and children safe is top priority when planning for JOY kids. With it being cold and flu season, we have decided to offer virtual gatherings, along with self-guided mission opportunities in the early part of our spring semester. If numbers in our area trend in the right direction, we will reassess and plan for in person. Once the weather warms up again, we do plan to offer outdoor, in person gatherings. We will continue offering Sunday school, every Sunday, virtually. 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.

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, scarlettepless@gmail.com or by phone, 704-797-1603.

We are excited for the spring!

Blessings to all,

Ms. Scarlette and Ms. Kathy

January 9th: 11:00am-JOY kids and families are invited to gather virtually. It will be great for the children to see one another, share how their holiday was and we can share prayer requests/praises and have a time of prayer. We will send out a link via Zoom closer to date.

February 6th: Anytime-Self-guided mission opportunity, “Driving Prayer Stations.” We will send out more information closer to date.

March 13th: 1:00pm-A Virtual Gathering for parents. Parents can gather to share blessings and challenges with one another and to share prayer requests and praises, ending our time with prayer. We will send a link via Zoom closer to date.

April 2nd: Ms. Kathy and I, along with other volunteers, will leave a surprise egg hunt for your kids to find in your yard.

May 8th:  11am-Picnic at East La Porte.