Community of Joy

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13 (NIV)

We enjoy one another's company, and we love to have fun. Jesus spent time with lots and lots of people, and we believe that is what we are made to do, too. And some of that is having fun together.


Each month we gather for a simple dinner out, either in town or in one of the many restaurants in the area. This is a great opportunity to just relax and get to know one another better. Some of us have gotten our "bowl" on, and are occasionally bowling together. There's even sometimes talk of forming a team. What a great activity when the weather out is cold and bleak...or when the cool air conditioning is just what you need.


We gather for a monthly craft night for which we gather for a very simple meal and then to learn and participate in either a practical or decorative craft. Participants take turns leading, and no matter the outcome, we especially get together to just talk and relax.


Small groups gather to attend a game or theater event or volunteer activity in the area, which includes parts of southern New York state as well. 


Each year, we head outside for our Annual Picnic where we worship among the trees and wildlife and enjoy a great meal together.


Our churches are grouped in an area, and we have a great time seeing old friends during a picnic at the Erie amusement center, Waldameer Park

Community of Joy formed through Baptism

           As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves               with Christ." Galatians 3:27