Congratulations to Team Community of Joy!

Congratulations to our runners who ran in challenging heat to help those in need.

Eight runners participated in the Minnesota Half Marathon on August second to raise support for Team World Vision. World Vision is a Christian organization dedicated to working in communities world wide, tackling the causes of poverty and sharing God’s hope for a brighter future.

Team Community of Joy raised $9,440 bringing clean water for life to 189 people.
Team World Vision runners at the Minnesota Half Marathon raised $119,827 bringing clean water for life to 2,396 people.

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Team Community of Joy for Team World Vision

Meet five of the nine members of Team CoJ, all of whom attend CoJ.

Meet five of the nine members of Team CoJ.  This photo was taken at a recent team meeting.

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of one of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Matthew 25:40

The Lord Jesus tells us in Matthew 25:34-40 that whatever we do for the hungry, thirsty, sick, and others in need, we do for Christ. Community of Joy is excited to once again be doing the work of Christ by running a half-marathon with Team World Vision. Team World Vision is a ministry that raises funds through donor-supported runs for clean water, sanitation, and hygiene programs in Africa by providing wells, water systems, rain water harvesting systems, and many other permanent water solutions.   By providing clean water, preventable child death is cut by up to 57%.

God has placed this cause on the hearts of our 9 person team.  We are a mix of first-time and experienced runners pushed out of our comfort zones for the cause of Christ.  We pray that through our fundraising efforts and the work of World Vision many people will be reached with clean water and that in the process, many will receive the Living Water of Christ.”

Please join us in our journey with Team World Vision. We will be training for our half-marathon (13.1 miles) throughout the summer and running our race on August 2nd, which  begins at 8:00 a.m. in St. Paul.  Maps of the race course will be available at Community of Joy.  You can support our team and ministry in three equally important ways: by praying for our team and the ministry of Team World Vision, by coming out to cheer for us on race day, and by making a donation to the team using the following link.

www.teamworldvision.donordrive.com/team/communityofjoy

Thank you!  Team Community of Joy

 

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Free Spanish Classes

Free Spanish classes are being offered at Community of Joy church! All levels are welcome, no sign up costs, no requirements for attendance or grades, just a willing to learn and participate in a relaxed, creative class environment. These classes will continue each Saturday 10:30 to 11:15 until the summer. Summer schedule will vary, possible different activities, locations, and possibly longer times, but will continue throughout the summer and into the next school year. You can email us at joelandtammyb@gmail.com or also see our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/SpanishClassCommunityofJoy/ events. See you there!

¡Clases gratis de español se ofrecen en la iglesia Community of Joy! Todos niveles son bienvenidos, sin costo, sin requisito de asistencia o nota de calificación, solo tener el deseo para aprender y participar en un ambiente relajado y creativo. Las clases van a continuar cada sábado a las 10.30 a.m. a 11.15 a.m. hasta el verano. El horario de verano va a variar, con otras actividades, lugares, posiblemente mas tiempo pero va a continuar durante todo el verano y en el siguiente año escolar. Se puede contactarnos por correo electrónico, joelandtammyb@gmail.com o también en nuestro pagina de Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/SpanishClassCommunityofJoy/ events. ¡Nos vemos pronto!

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Summer Camps Registration 2014

Kinder Camp 2014

Ships Ahoy!

Join us for a nautical adventure, as little one enjoy; crafts, snack, games, music, puppets and more. Throughout the program children will learn Biblical truths that ANCHOR their faith in Christ. They will be cared for by a loving staff at a ratio of one leader to every 4 children. Don’t miss out the fun of COJ Kinder Camp.

Dates
June 10th-12th 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Ages
2 to Kindergarten

Registration
Register Online

Cost
$15

Payment Options
Make Online Payment
or
Write out and mail a check to
Community of Joy Church
Attention: Marissa Eastling
4015 Northview Terrace
Eagan, MN 55123

Day Camp 2014

Anchored in Christ

AHOY! The COAST IS CLEAR for another summer at COJ Day Camp! DON’T MISS THE BOAT it’s time to LAUNCH OUT!

Come June, ALL HANDS will BE ON DECK and the CAPTAIN will be NAVIGATING at the HELM shouting, “ANCHORS AWEIGH!” The CREW MEMBERS will prep the GALLEY and get the CABINS SHIP SHAPE, paying careful attention to those UPPER AND LOWER BERTHS! DECKHANDS, prepare to NAVIGATE the VESSEL through SMOOTH SAILING and HIGH TIDE!

Your CRUISE DIRECTOR is putting together your entertainment favorites along with some surprises! We will go ABOVEBOARD to produce fun skits, CLEAR THE DECK for great music, and we’ll MUSTER all PASSENGERS while the CREW brings us the the love of Christ!

So get ready to CAST OFF, and prepare to DROP ANCHOR as our CREW MEMBERS teach that for this VOYAGE we are ANCHORED in the BIBLE, ANCHORED in CHRIST, ANCHORED during the STORMS, and as followers of Jesus, we are ALWAYS ANCHORED! We are all IN THE SAME BOAT, so knowing that we have a faithful ANCHOR that is FIRM and SECURE brings us HOPE for the rest of the CRUISE! The best summer ever is straight ahead!

Please provide a bag a lunch for your child each day. Snacks will be provided.

Dates
June 16th-19th from 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.

Ages
Entering 1st Grade to Entering 6th Grade

Registration
Register Online

Cost
$10

Payment Options
Make Online Payment
or
Write out and mail a check to
Community of Joy Church
Attention: Marissa Eastling
4015 Northview Terrace
Eagan, MN 55123

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CoJ Assists Feed My Starving Children

On Friday evening, January 17, 2014, 43 volunteers packed meals at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan.  We helped pack 49 boxes containing 10,584 meals in about 45 minutes.  What does that mean in practical terms?  Simply that 29 kids from Haiti experiencing real hunger were fed for an entire year.  How much did that cost?  It took $2,328.48 or $.22/meal.  In order for FMSC to accomplish its mission, it takes volunteers and donors.  Check out FMSC to see how you can help.

Volunteering at FMSC puts a smile on your face :)

Volunteering at FMSC puts a smile on your face :)

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