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Joyful Harvest

Characters of Character

Characters of Character is coming to Joyful Harvest!

Are you looking for a unique way to teach your child(ren) character development? Joni, the creator of Characters of Character, NFP, will teach children about the nine fun and lively characters she has developed and the traits that each represents during these "Mommy & Me Painting and Art Classes." Registration is required. Cost $10.00 per couple, add $5.00 for an added sibling for an hour or so of fun, learning and exploring the meaning of good character. When you register for Tuesday and Thursday you will receive the Character Resource Book for FREE.

Characters of Character is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit Organization whose mission is to provide a firm foundation for children to establish strong civic values by "Making a Difference One Child at a Time." The traits that Characters of Character focus on are Behavior, Perserverance, Friendship, Healhty Habbits, Manners, Respect, Responsibility, Self-Esteem and Kindness. Characters of Character earned a National Promising Practice Award in 2005 after piloting the characters in an elementary school in Grayslake, Illinois. There were only two schools who earned the award in Illinois that year and we are excited that Characters of Character is one of them.

Find out more information about this wonderful "Mommy and Me" program or register to attend on their website:

Memorial Day Worship

Memorial Day Remembrance Worship
May 29, 9:00 a.m.

On May 29th, we honor all those men and women who served their country in the military, who risked and lost their lives. As we remember the people who participated in war and those who gave the greatest sacrifice — their lives, we should also remember that war is not something that happens to other people in other places, it affects us all, all over the world. Memorial Day should be a reminder to us all to help promote peaceful resolutions to conflicts before they turn into war.

“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Join us May 29 at 9:00 a.m. as we remember those who gave their all for us and the God who will raise them in the final days.

Vacation Bible School

Follow the Light to Joyful Harbor - Vacation Bible School!
June 19-23, 9-Noon!

Come with us to Follow the Light! At Joyful Harbor Lighthouse VBS, kids learn to shine God's light. This VBS is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences that kids will see, hear, and touch. Team-building games, cool Bible songs, and active Bible adventures are just a few of the activities that help faith flow into real life. (Since everything is hands-on, kids might get a little messy. Be sure to send them in play clothes, safe shoes, and maybe with a towel since we will play some fun water games!)

Your kids will also participate in an outreach project, called Operation Christmas Child, that will let the kids in our community shine God's light to hurting kids around the world.

Limited openings are available! Sign up now by downloading the registration form (Click Here!) and returning it by June 10, along with payment to:
Joyful Harvest Church
5050 N Johnsburg Rd
Johnsburg, IL 60051

Tijuana Mission Trip

Tijuana Mission Trip Opportunity!
July 21 - 28

Discover another great way to help those in need – by building houses!

Check out the pictures in the narthex of past mission trips to Tijuana, Mexico! Ray Pratscher and Theresa Anconca will be helping to lead a mission trip to Tijuana, Mexico this summer to build houses for the homeless. The trip is from July 21st to the 28th. There will be monthly meetings at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 S. Pathway Court in Crystal Lake. The next meeting wil be March 12 at noon.

Come, listen and get enthusiastic about going along on this great mission opportunity – it will be life-changing! And if you can’t get away to be part of the trip, perhaps you might help out with prayers or financial support!

Have questions? Want more information about how you can get involved? Contact the church office at (847) 497-4569 or email and we'll help you help others!

Join us for Worship!

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

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