Amishlands Tour 2016

The Jolly Jays are hosting a White Star Tours, Amishlands Pennsylvania Trip. We are leaving Monday, October 31, 2016, and returning Saturday, November 5, 2016. Time of departure and return will be announced later. Our charter bus, supplied by White Star Tours, will be picking us up at the parking lot of Jay First Baptist Church.
The Jolly Jays will also provide a light breakfast Monday morning before we depart and we will supply bottled water for the trip. Extra cooler space will be available for the duration of the trip.
Cost is only $630.00 double occupancy with trips and taxes included. The only extra costs for the traveler will be: lunches each day, dinners during our travel days, and any souvenirs.
We have 50 open spaces available on a first come, first serve basis. A deposit of $50.00 is due by Friday, March 25, 2016, with the remaining balance due by Friday, July 29, 2016.
Contact Mrs. Laverne Little at (850) 982-4590 or Pastor George Fredericks at (407) 399-0688 for a trip brochure and any additional information.

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Happy New Year!

He who fritters away the early morning, its opportunity and freshness, in other pursuits than seeking God will make poor headway seeking him the rest of the day. If God is not first in our thoughts and efforts in the morning, he will be in the last place the remainder of the day.

—E.M. Bounds

As you begin the New Year, make sure to seek God first. Begin each day with a thanksgiving to God and each day will be a blessing.

May you have a Blessed New Year!

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Great time of fellowship and remembering the “reason for the season”, our Savior’s birth.

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The Wonder of Christmas

At Christmas, shivers in the spine have nothing to do with climate. Songs are sung not with the lips but with the heart. And light comes not from utilities but from the heavens.

—Author unknown

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Celebrate the True Gift

Had a wonderful time last night hearing our Children’s Choir sing about our Savior’s birth!Children's Choir Christmas 2015

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Celebrate the True Gift

childpgcCome join us Sunday, Dcember 13th, at 6PM. Our children’s choir will be presenting their Christmas program, “Celebrate the True Gift”. There will be a birthday party for Jesus immediately following the program. Come enjoy a wonderful time of fellowship as we hear our children sing about the True Gift of Christmas, Jesus Christ.

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Heartfelt Thanks

He who thanks but with the lips
thanks but in part;
the full, the true Thanksgiving
comes from the heart.

—J.A. Shedd

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What Is A Teacher?

What is a teacher, if not a mirror in which we perceive the divine image hidden in the soul? What is a teacher, if not a sower of seed and a cultivator of young gardens? What is a teacher, if not a shaper of souls and a guide who gently shows the right path for the journey? What is a teacher, if not the most hopeful of dreamers, who plants and nurtures and sees the bright destiny and harvest of the work even when the student cannot? What is a teacher, if not a shepherd watching over the flock and leading it to abundant pastures?

Dreamers and sharers of dreams, sowers of seed and guides who chart the way, mirrors of goodness and shepherds of grace — it is for these teachers and this ministry that we give abundant thanks to God.

—Author unknown

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Guide my words
Father, I face another day in which I will be called upon to use my words wisely and well. May they encourage those who listen. May they speak truth but also be said in love. May I pause before I pounce. May I be bold enough to speak when I would rather run away. Lord, I give my mouth to you today. May what comes forth be sweet and not bitter. May the journey each word takes from my mind to my heart to my lips be guided by your hand. May what comes out be life-giving rather than causing death. May my words make you proud and bring you glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

—Karen Ehman, Keep It Shut (Zondervan)

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On Wednesday, October 28th we will be joining with Jay United Methodist Church for a Trunk or Treat fellowship from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. If you would like to participate by decorating your vehicle and distributing candy or prizes, please park in the parking lot between the two churches.
We invite the children of the community to come join us for a time of fun and fellowship!

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