Java JOY

A Year of Experiencing God 

"And this is the real and eternal life: that they may know you, the one and only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you sent." John 17:3, The Message

God has many names in the Bible, and each name tells us something about His character-who God is and what He does. We learn to know God and His character through experiencing Him in our daily lives.

This year at Java JOY we are going to take a look at what that means exactly. Each month a local woman will share her personal and inspiring story of how she has experienced God and how He has impacted and changed her. We hope their stories and these coffee-house gathering will help you see God more clearly, love Him more deeply, and trust Him more completely. 

At our December Java JOY:  Experiencing God as Faithful

Cari Bousfield will share her story of how God has been faithful in providing strength and healing for herself and her daughter in the midst of many health challenges. Cari is a freelance writer who has recently published her first book, Having Faith. Her book offers hope, inspiration, and courage to "walk by faith, not by sight."  She is a JOY Blogger, loves worship music, and daydreams about becoming a successful author and speaker. She has been married to Robert for 13 years, and together they are raising their 12-year-old daughter, Faith.

We've also invited 12 Teen Challenge women to be our guests at this Java JOY, and we'd like to give each of them a Target gift card for $25. If you'd like to contribute, please donate online.

We also found out that the women would love to receive any of the following personal items. You can bring these items with you to Java JOY on Thursday, December 3.

  • Chapstick
  • Deodorant
  • Tampons
  • Body lotions
  • Body wash
  • Earrings
  • Tea bags
  • Candy bars
  • Granola bars
  • Games

[Please note the Teen Challenge restrictions: 1) No alcohol in the first 3 ingredients, with the exception of deodorant. 2) No product that doesn't list ingredients, with the exception of chapstick.]

Thursday, December 3

6:30 p.m. Social Time | 6:50 - 8:00 p.m. Speaker & Discussion

Boneshaker Coffee Company, 1501 Mapleton Ave., Bismarck

No cost to attend - Freewill offering taken

Come, bring a friend, and enjoy us for an evening of inspiration and discussion!

Java JOY is one of JOY International's small group events for women. We meet the first Thursday of every month to discuss topics relevant and interesting to women and the issues we face.