Joy Ministries

Hi, Welcome to Joy Ministries National

Joy Ministries is an interdenominational Christian organisation that gives individuals with an intellectual disability the opportunity to come together to worship and learn about God. As many traditional services are not able to cater to the special needs of these people, Joy Ministries provides a safe and positive environment where they can come … Read More...

Regional Groups

Here are all the areas around New Zealand where we meet together.

Auckland Central / West

We are invited to join other church services throughout different times of the year, for more details, check our newsletter.

We now have a leadership team to coordinate activities around the Auckland region – including our annual picnic at Cornwall Park on Anniversary weekend.
To find out more or join us at our next service or event, call Jan or Kevin on 09 818 3858 or email jandkbridgeman@hotmail.com

Auckland East

Welcome to Joy Ministries in East Auckland!  We are a warm and friendly group that meet on the 4th Saturday of each month (February to November). Our time starts at 10.00am with morning tea together in the Cafe.  After a time of fellowship, we gather in the Church for our service. We have a wonderful time of worship together, sharing news and celebrating any birthdays. We have a wonderful teaching time which is often accompanied by an activity along the same thoughts as the Bible lesson taught.
We have a wonderful time together and would like to extend a warm welcome to you to come along and join us soon.

If you would like to come and be with us or, have any questions you would like to ask, contact Christine McGill  09 576 3363  E: Christinemcgill56@gmail.com

Hamilton

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Welcome to Joy Ministries in Hamilton!
We have a wonderful time together and would like to extend a warm welcome to you to come along and join us soon.

If you would like to come and be with us or, have any questions you would like to ask, contact Jeni Hawker: Email: jennyhawker@clear.net.nz, phone: 07 855 0946.

Blenheim

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Welcome to Joy Ministries Marlborough!  We meet together at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on the first Thursday of the month (from February –December).  At 5.15, we gather together to enjoy a time of worship and praise, followed by a time of fellowship (dinner together in the hall provided by our local churches or cell groups). We enjoy outings together and have groups visiting us also. Recently, we decided to raise funds for the Riding Disabled Association (RDA) – we baked and sold cookies! Lots of cookies – but it was a great success and a wonderful time was had by everyone involved.
St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is located at 5 Henry St, Blenheim. We welcome you to come along and join us soon.

Ring David on 578 0598 or Johanna on 579 1164 to find out more

Hawkes Bay

Hawkes Bay Joy Ministries

Welcome!

Joy Ministries Hawkes Bay has been meeting together since 1995. Our main goal is to minister the love of God to people with disabilities, bringing spiritual input that many don’t have anywhere else. We keep things simple with the ministry and allow God to do the rest – it has been wonderful to see His hand working in and through us all.

Meetings

We meet every 2nd Sunday of the month – 2pm to 4pm  (February through to November)

Good News Bible Chapel – 8b Goddard Lane, Havelock North

Our meetings have a time for praise and worship where everyone is encouraged to participate whatever their gifting (we have hand held instruments for those who wish to use them). This is followed by a time of sharing together, this is a great time hearing about what God has been doing in their lives. We regularly have a visiting speaker or do crafts or even a skit – it is a wonderful time of fellowship enjoyed by everyone together. Finally, that all important afternoon tea – it is lovely for everyone, including the caregivers, to relax, enjoying a cuppa and a biscuit together.

We would love to invite you to our next service!

Additional Events

There are also plenty of extra fun social events throughout the year. Have a look at the Joy Ministries calendar for dates and details.

Contact Us

Brad and Karen Spurgeon

Email: spurgeonnz@gmail.com

Phone: 06 8761106

Below is a selection of photos taken at our meetings, come join us ????

Taupo

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Welcome to Joy Ministries Marlborough!  We meet together at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on the first Thursday of the month (from February –December).  At 5.15, we gather together to enjoy a time of worship and praise, followed by a time of fellowship (dinner together in the hall provided by our local churches or cell groups). We enjoy outings together and have groups visiting us also. Recently, we decided to raise funds for the Riding Disabled Association (RDA) – we baked and sold cookies! Lots of cookies – but it was a great success and a wonderful time was had by everyone involved.
St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is located at 5 Henry St, Blenheim. We welcome you to come along and join us soon.

Ring David on 578 0598 or Johanna on 579 1164 to find out more

Masterton

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Whakatane

Joy Ministries

Whakatane JOY ministries meets (fortnightly from 0930–1130) at the Whakatane Baptist Church centre, located at 67 Keepa Road, Coastlands, Whakatane.

We meet at the church at 9.30am with other church goers, and go into church and take part in the church singing/praying/notices etc. Once this first part of church is over, we go out to another room, where we have a Bible lesson, more singing, sharing and an activity. We also pray for one another during this time. As a group, we sponsor a deaf child from the Philippines.

After our JM time is finished, we join the other church goers, for a cupa (and hopefully a bikkie) and socialising.

Our fortnightly meetings always start sometime in Feb and goes through until mid Dec.

We welcome any new faces to this area..or old faces – and any other Whakatane faces that would like to join us….

Wanda Hughes
Leader Whakatane JM Email: bwtroop@gmail.com

Wairarapa

Welcome!

Hi – we meet every fourth Sunday of the month at 2.30pm, 117 Ngamutawa Road, Masterton.

We have a great time of fellowship, craft and songs, with stories to be told – all are welcome!  We have a cuppa and biscuit at the end,

If you’re interested, Philip and Brenda Morgan are the people to contact on: 063773125 or bpbeacgan996@gmail.com

We look forward to seeing you!

From the Joy Ministries Blog

August 4, 2018

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brief history

A brief history of Joy Ministries (NZ) [13 July 2018 update]

July 19, 2018

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Joy Ministries Auckland Sausage Sizzle fundraiser, 9am-4pm, Sat [14 July 2018]

July 9, 2018

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Joy Ministries Central/West Auckland July 2018 Newsletter

July 6, 2018

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Joy Ministries Central/West Auckland June 2018 Newsletter

June 9, 2018

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Wellington Camp March 2018

May 15, 2018

Joy Ministries Central/West Auckland May 2018 Newsletter

May 4, 2018

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2018 Camp recap

April 14, 2018

Our 2018 camp has now finished. We had a great weekend. Vanessa Creamer (former Chairman of Auckland committee) was our speaker. We also had some great Saturday night entertainment. Thank you to all our volunteers who made this weekend possible. Here are a few photos from the weekend.    

Joy Ministries Central/West Auckland April 2018 Newsletter

March 29, 2018

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Wellington CFFD Camp Photo

Joy Ministries Central/West Auckland March 2018 Newsletter is now available

March 7, 2018

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