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Chili Cook-off
Costume Contest

Joyful Harvest Third Annual MadHatter Chili Cook-off
and Halloween Costume Contest! October 29, 7:00 p.m!

Do like great chili? Want to show off your shiny, new Halloween costume? If so, be sure to join us for the third annual Joyful Harvest MadHatter Chili Cook-Off and Halloween Costume Contest! Wear your costume or an outrageous hat and bring your appetite! Saturday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. Bon appetite!

Wednesday Evening Family Bible Study

Wednesday Evening Family Bible Study!

Be part of the Disciple Ship – don’t miss the boat!
Starting October 26 from 6-8 p.m.

Join us Wednesday evenings on the Disciple Ship – Joyful Harvest’s family-time Bible Study. We gather at 6 p.m. for a potluck dinner, followed at 6:30 by Bible Study for all ages!

Children will have an exciting time as they experience Whirl Bible Class! Each Whirl lesson is centered on Scripture with characters that kids can relate to! These animated characters model what it’s like for kids to go through the questions and challenges of living out their faith.

Adults will explore the same bible texts that the children do, but through a forum-style, question and answer session with Pastor Doug! What a great topportunity for family discussions later in the week!

Everyone will come back together at the end of the evening to share Compline – a special, short, evening worship!

Dinner and a Movie Fireproof

Potluck Dinner and a Movie - Fireproof
October 30, 5:00 p.m.

Need to break out of your everyday life and have some fun? How about a night out for Dinner and a Movie? Join us Sunday Evening, October 30 for a huge dose of FUN!! We'll watch Fireproof. At work, inside burning buildings, Capt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter’s adage: Never leave your partner behind. At home, in the cooling embers of his marriage, he lives by his own rules. Is it too late to fireproof his marriage? His job is to rescue others. Now Caleb Holt is ready to face his toughest job ever... rescuing his wife’s heart. Rated:PG
Families come together on a Sunday evening each month to have dinner and watch a movie. Children are encouraged to bring a sleeping bag and pillow to lie on while watching the movie. Bring your favorite dish to share along with your church-appropriate beverage of choice and Joyful Harvest provides fresh movie popcorn and an exciting movie. Movies are family-friendly and entertaining for all. If you're looking for a great time and want to meet others in the community, come and join us! The dinner starts at 5:00 pm followed by the movie at 5:30 pm.

Substance Abuse

On Death and Dying: The Heroin Epidemic
How Bad Is It?
October 25, 7:00 p.m.

There is a growing epidemic of heroin, Fentynol and WAT abuse resulting in numerous deaths within McHenry and Lake Counties
Join us on October 25 at 7:00 p.m. to find out how to recognize the symptoms of drug abuse in your loved ones and what next steps toward dealing with this vicious killer.

Presenter: Thyra L. Broten
Guest Speaker: Ms. Kathlyn Long, in memory of her sister, Corene Kay Zeller Gray who sadly lost her struggle with addiction in August of this year.
Call the church office for more information - (847) 497-4569

Annual Meeting and Thanksgiving Dinner

Semi-Annual Meeting, Thanksgiving Dinner and OCC Packing Party!
November 13

Join us on Sunday, November 13 for worship at 9:00 am, followed at 10:15 by our semi-annual meeting where we'll be talking about all the great things that are going on and those new ideas for next year! We'll review ministries for 2016, vision and planning for 2017-2018 ministries, and approval of the Annual Missional Spending Plan for 2016-2017. It is important that all voting members be present. Mark your calendars!

Then, about 11:15, we'll have a Thanksgiving Celebration Potluck Dinner, complete with turkey, all the fixin's and wonderful fellowship. Bring a dish to pass and help us celebrate all the gifts of God during this Thanksgiving time. INVITE A FRIEND!!! And then stick around for the Operation Christmas Child Packing Party at 12:30 where we'll start packing all the wonderful gifts to send overseas to children in need! Consider bringing a few school supplies, toys, non-liquid hygiene products, and a personal note from you to help fill a shoebox! Pass along the love of Christ to others! Share the gifts that God has given you!


Monthly Mission Outing - to Feed My Starving Children
November 7, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children who are hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and the meals are then shipped to FMSC distribution partners, on their way across the globe. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world in their history.

We value FMSC and work with them on a monthly basis, helping feed those in our world who need our help. Join Joyful Harvest on November 7 as we serve those in need by packing simple meals to share. Meet at Joyful Harvest at 5:00 for the ride to Libertyville, or meet us at the FMSC facility! Come help us as we seek to feed our brothers and sisters in need! FMSC requires an accurate estimate of those attending, so please sign up on the Welcome Table or call the church office to reserve your spot!

Prayer Line

Monthly Prayer Line - First Thursday of Every Month

At Joyful Harvest, we believe in the power of prayer. Our prayer partners consider it an honor and privilege to pray for you. To reach a prayer partner, please call: (712) 432-1212 and enter access code: 970-705-734

Please join us the first Thursday of every month from 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Silent Chapel

Silent Chapel - Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Everyone needs time with God one-on-one, to pause from a hectic schedule to ask for God’s blessings, mercy and forgiveness. Joyful Harvest's Thursday Evening Silent Chapel came from a member's vision for a place for people in the Johnsburg community to experience solitude with the Lord. The candlelight and the light shining through the stained glass window paints the perfect scene for prayer. Guests are welcome and encouraged to record their prayers in the journal near the entrance of the Sanctuary. Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Join us for Worship!

Worship Opportunities:
 Saturday:  6:00 p.m.
 Sunday:  9:00 a.m.
AmazonSmile Baptism Caroling on the Corner Scout Sunday Christmas Pageant Praying

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