Get Involved & serve others!
There are many ways at New Joy Church to meet new people, grow friendships, and serve others in our community.
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We desire to partner with families in order to reach, and teach, kids for Christ. Our purpose is to model Jesus, and create a place for kids to meet and know Him.
From our Sunday School curriculum to the Kid’s Adventure Bibles, we want to make God’s Word practical and accessible to every kid! We would love to have your family join us for our Sunday school hour, at 9:00am where there is a class for children of all ages. Currently we are offering classes during our 10:30am worship service for Nursery and Toddlers during the entire service with children ages 3-6 dismissed after musical worship.
We also have other events during the week that are geared towards engaging children and their families, throughout the year. Those events include things like Vacation Bible School, Kids Bible Club and Kids Choir seasonally, and occasional Family Nights at the church!
Sundays @ 9:00am
Mark Farnham's "Every Believer Confident":
Jessica Hess - Rm 2
"Open" Study: Nevin Haller - Rm 6
Max Lucado's "Anxious for Nothing": Janelle Nolt - Rm 7
Mark Farnham's "Every Believer Confident":
Leon Fox - Rm 12
Weekly Devotional: Margaret Dietrich - Rm 15
Systematic Theology: Jim Stauffer - Rm 12
Sundays @ 6:00pm
Book of Romans: Travis & Jolyn Wolf - 2nd & 4th Sunday at Wolf residence
Men & Women's Bible Study
2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month
September 13th (No activities on Sept. 27th - Ephrata Parade)
Women (9:45am) Women of the Bible: Myrna Eberly Rm 12
Women (6:45pm) "The Virtuous Woman: Shattering the Superwoman Myth": Mandi Houston - Rm 7
Men (6:45pm) Fall Kickoff (Ice Cream Social): Dave Miller
-Bring favorite ice cream topping - Rm 16
For more information about small groups,
contact Nevin Haller or the church office at 717-733-2864.
New Joy’s Care Team is available to provide support, encouragement, and prayer for you during challenging and life-changing times. The Care Team responds to the congregation and community’s needs in the following ways:
Lovingly handmade afghans and cards
Flowers for mourning families (immediate family)
Prayer from those on the prayer chain
The Compassion Support Fund
The Care Team also manages the Compassion Support Fund, which provides assistance to those in the community who are in financial need. Compassion Support is funded through donations and fundraisers.
Care Team Events
The Care Team is always looking for volunteers for the following events:
Ephrata Cancer Center Patient Party in May
Chicken BBQ Compassion Support Fundraiser in the Fall
Operation Christmas Child in the Winter
Care Team Help
If you or someone you know could use assistance from The Care Team, please contact the church office at (717) 733-2864 Or firstname.lastname@example.org
Care Team Volunteers
If you would like to volunteer with The Care Team, please contact the church office at (717) 733-2864.
The Worship ministry is a place where people bring their music, drama, and all forms of art to God and the community of faith. As God gives talents, we seek to use them for praise and adoration to Christ our Lord!
The New Joy Worship Team desires to use all areas of the arts, including music, drama, video and dance to present special experiences on a regular basis.
Join the Worship Team
If you have gifts that you would like to bring to the Worship Team, contact the church office at
The Prayer Team meets on the first and third Wednesday evenings each month to lift up New Joy Church and our community in prayer. In addition, every Sunday morning prior to each service, members of the Prayer Team meet for a time of prayer.
Join the Prayer Team
If you would like to be a part of this intercessory Prayer Team, please contact Pastor Jeff Dunlevy at (717) 733-2864.
Axis Youth Group
Wednesday night youth group is a relaxed environment where students grades 6th - 12th can feel comfortable to come as they are. This is a low-pressure time of fellowship, games, and learning that meets every Wednesday evening in the Youth Rooms (13 & 14). Join us from 6:45-8:15pm during the school year. See our church calendar for special meeting times and events during the summer months.
Our hope as a ministry is to:
Gather -provide an environment that students enjoy coming to, and are comfortable asking others to join them in.
Know -develop Christ centered relationships between students and leaders that encourage sharing life’s struggles and celebrating victories together.
Grow -provide a time of Biblical study, sharing, and prayer, in order to foster and grow relationships with Christ; both as a group and as individuals.
Go -encourage students to take the lessons and tools that God has given them, to go out into the world and change lives for Christ.