Joy Circle

Joy Circle
The Ladies Joy Circle is: A vital ladies ministry committed to supporting the church, providing spiritual growth for the ladies of the congregation and meeting the needs of the community. The Ladies Joy Circle isn’t a ‘club’ or is it limited to a certain group of individuals who have ‘joined’. The Ladies Joy Circle involves all the ladies who attend the South Milford Church of Christ. As Christians, we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus, and to love others. The Ladies Joy Circle has formed various committees that help carry out the mission and your involvement is greatly needed. 
 
Monthly meetings are held at the church in Room #208 at 7 PM. 
Meetings are on the second Thursday of every month.
We hope you are able to join us!

Babies

babiesA gift is provided to families for their first child born after attending SMCC. Meals are provided after each baby. Please contact Committee Leader Lisa Whetzel if you know of someone within the church that has this need.

Basket Brigade

In November, we are offered an opportunity to support families within the community with a Thanksgiving meal. 
 
Committee Leaders:
Jean Patton
Kelli Engelberth
 

Campfire Fellowship Night

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Date in August
This is a great night of fellowship enjoying a pleasant Summer evening with one another. Event details TBD.
Contact Sherryl Rhinesmith.

CCH TRINE

 
The Christian Campus House at Trine University provides opportunities for students to engage in Christian fellowship activities. We support CCH by providing cookies and refreshments for their February worship night.
 
Committee Members:
Katie Bowman
Jan Whetzel
Maureen VanWinkle
Susan Cook

College & Military Care Packages

 
Encouragement cards & care packages are sent to our college students and those serving in the military.
 
Committee Leaders:
Jean Patton
Maureen VanWinkle
Shelly Williams 

Communion & Laundry

 
Communion & Laundry The Joy Circle prepares communion for Sunday services and launder the kitchen towels, baptism robes and towels.  Please contact Committee Leaders if interested in serving for a month.
 
 
See Joy Circle book for Schedule

Dad & Me Outing

 
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A special event organized for the fathers of SMCC and their children. This event changes every year whether it consists of Batting Cages, Archery, Dinners, etc., and may include a guest speaker.

Children’s Clothing & Toy Resale

Sell that gently used baby and children’s clothing that’s stored up in the attic and in the back of the closet. It’s a big event and a great opportunity!
 
Committee Leaders:
Lisa Hochstetler
Lisa Walter
Darla Meyer
Donna Conrad

Cookie Ministry

 
Cookies are baked and delivered to first time visitors who filled out a connection card. It’s a warm way to say welcome to SMCC!
 
Committee Leaders: Katie Bowman, Terri Deming, Maureen VanWinkle
 

Decorating Committee

Help decorate the church as the seasons transition and change!
Committee Leaders:
Terri Deming
Pat & Karen Fox
Ken & Nancy Pickett

Fundraising Committee

 
Finding fundraising opportunities for the JOY Circle
 
Committee Leaders:
Loretta Ritchie
Deb Robertson

Fall/Winter Event

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An activity or event planned in the fall or winter for the ladies of SMCC. This could be a shopping trip, a concert, a play, dinner, etc.
 
Committee Leaders:
Lisa Whetzel
Kathy DeMuyt
Sherryl Rhinesmith

Father’s Day Sunday

 
Fathers-Day
On Father’s Day, a special presentation is made in honor of the fathers and a couple of gifts are given away to those who meet the criteria pre-determined by this committee.
 
Committee Leader:
Tammie LaLone
Katie Wysong

Funeral Dinners

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A dinner is prepared and served for the members of SMCC and their families. Committee leaders plan the menu, purchase the food, request pies and contact volunteers to help with the preparation of the meal. Volunteers are contacted from the Helping Hands list. If you would like to help with a funeral dinner, please contact
 
Committee Leaders:
Jean Patton
Deb Robertson
Katie Bowman
Gail Warner
Maureen VanWinkle
Susan Cook
Jan Mishler
Nancy Pickett

Greeting Cards

Greeting Cards
Cards of encouragement are sent to our shut-ins, to those with health concerns, those who have suffered a family loss. Cards are also sent to those celebrating an anniversary or baptism. If you would like to request a card to be sent, contact these individuals.
 
Anniversary/Baptism
Marylin Donat
Health
Kelli Engelberth
Shut-Ins
Jo Ritchie
Sympathy
Terri Deming
Military
Susan Cook

Helping Hands

Helping Hands
Meals are provided to families who have recently returned home from the hospital or who have ongoing health concerns. Committee leaders contact the family to and arrange meals.
 Committee Leaders:
Lisa Walter

Ladies Night-In

ladies night in
A special evening for the ladies filled with various fun activities to encourage fellowship and spiritual growth. You want to be here for this!
 
Committee Leaders:
Kathy DeMuyt
Lisa Whetzel
Terri Deming

Ladies Spring Salad

spring salad
The Ladies Spring Salad is held in the month of April for all ladies throughout the area. This is one of our largest events and provides an evening of fellowship and spiritual encouragement. Those attending the event are asked to bring a salad or dessert. Entertainment is provided following the meal. Free-will offerings are accepted at the end of the evening. 
 
Committee Leaders:
Deb Robertson
Katie Wysong
Loretta Ritchie
Susan Cook
Pam Spencer
 

Operation Christmas Child

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Touch the heart of a child at Christmas with a gift-filled shoe box and the Good News of Jesus Christ. Shoe boxes with a list of needed items are provided to the congregation in October and returned in November.
 
Committee Leaders:
Katie Wysong
Lisa Whetzel
Susan Cook

Secret Sister Program

secret sisters
Anonymously lift up and encourage a sister in Christ through prayer, cards, and small gifts throughout the year. Secret sisters are revealed at the Ladies Joy Circle Christmas Party. 
 
Christmas Party December 17,2017
 
Committee Leaders:
Terri Deming
Kathy DeMuyt
Shelly Williams
 
 

Woodburn Christian Children’s Home

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This is a non-profit ministry providing a Christian family environment for children who are homeless or who have other special needs. WCCH is supported entirely by voluntary contributions and each year conducts a benefit auction on the third Saturday in October to raise funds. At the September Joy Circle meeting, the ladies purchase items for themed baskets to be placed in their benefit auction. 
 
Committee Leaders:
Katie Wysong
Susan Cook
Nancy Pickett
Do you want to join the Joy Circle?
Do you have an event that needs the help of the Joy Circle?
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