Phil & Patti Funk
JOY Group Leaders
We are “Just Older Youth.” The JOY Group welcomes everyone ages 50 years and above for monthly fellowship events and dinners.
During the cold, snow-filled months our meetings center on lunch at the church following our Sunday morning service. This free luncheon typically includes a short talk on a subject which concerns many of us seniors.
As we move into the summer most of our events are picnics. The most popular locations for summer activities are the Funk Barn and Gravel Pit Park.
As the leaves turn color and the temperatures start to drop, we gather at two of our favorite restaurants. Both of them are located around Clymer, NY. The Monday night Seniors Buffet at the Dutch Village and the Amish Wedding Feast are regularly packed out with 50 of us in attendance. Rides are always provided for those of us who do not drive at night.
The year ends with two banquets held in our gymnasium. We join with the other Seniors from the community for a 250+ person Thanksgiving Dinner in our gymnasium.
There is no charge for any of our events (except at restaurants), but we do appreciate donations. The food is always good and who doesn't like to eat? But the real JOY in our JOY Group is the fellowship that we experience every month as we get together.
I encourage you to come out and meet the Praise Cathedral Joy Group and have a great meal. Enjoy the friendships that develop. Our events are posted in the weekly bulletin and a schedule for the year is available at the welcome center where you will also find the sign up sheets for each event.
We love our seniors!