The JOY Ministry – Ministering to those who are 55+

Thalia Lynn’s senior adults are actively involved in every aspect of our church: worship, Bible study classes, missions organizations, and in church leadership positions. Our ministry to senior adults is known as the JOY Ministry. This ministry, directed by the church’s Senior Adult Minister, Sharon Walpole, is designed to address the needs and interests of adults aged 55 and above. We sponsor events that are open to those of any age whose schedules permit them to participate. Programming is offered to meet the spiritual, mental, physical, and social needs of the “ second half ” of our lives.
JOY DINNERS are fellowship opportunities that are typically scheduled on the third Thursday each month and include a devotion and after-dinner entertainment Reservations may be made by calling the church office (757-499-0557) by the Monday before the dinner.
JOY SINGERS is a choir made up of adults whose schedules permit them to be available on Tuesdays. On alternating weeks we “practice our praise” then share the joy we have found in Christ by singing and presenting devotional programs at several retirement facilities in our community. Join us!
JOY-DAYS are events sponsored by the JOY Seeker Ministry that will be of interest not only to our congregation but to others in our community. Some recent JOY Days included making cards for the homebound, packing meals for the homeless, and preparing cookie bags for teachers as they returned to school. All are invited to participate. We have also had guests who spoke about Bee-keeping, Elder Law, Home Safety, Senior Services, Heart Health, Attracting Butterflies to our Gardens, etc. 
JOY TRIPS are day – or overnight – trips to destinations of interest. In the past we have visited The Virginia Aquarium, the Hermitage Museum, and Lancaster, PA for several Sight and Sound shows.
Due to the current pandemic, our current schedule is limited.  Information about our programming is available in the monthly edition of The Vision.  Please call Sharon at 757.499.0557 if you have questions or suggestions.