Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Access is our special needs ministry and we meet every Sunday morning at 9:15am and 11am. All ages and levels of ability are welcome.

Expect to have fun! Joy Prom begins with a red carpet entrance where each guest’s name is announced and volunteers from our church welcome them with clapping and cheering. From there, you can visit several different stations including nail painting, shoe-shine, dessert service, photo booths, and carnival games. Music and dancing will start at 6:00pm. Stations will stay open until 8pm. There is also a low-sensory environment area for those who like a little less stimulation.

We offer light appetizers and desserts, that will include sugar free items, along with drinks such as tea, lemonade, and water. Dinner will NOT be served at Joy Prom, so please plan accordingly.

No. We ask that a parent or caregiver be present with each guest or group of guests throughout the evening. This gives family and caregivers a unique chance to share in the joy!

We ask that every parent/caregiver sign a release form for the guest(s) they bring to Joy Prom. We use these pictures and videos to promote future Joy Proms as well as share highlights from the event throughout the year to our church body and in the community.

Each year, free pictures of the event are posted online. We let guests know via email as soon as they are available. Here are links to the pictures from the past proms: 2017 & 2018. When you click on the links, you will be taken to the Google Photos albums.

Joy Prom would not be possible without the support of local businesses and volunteers. If you’d like to speak with someone about donating a product or service to Joy Prom, please email Lois. There are many opportunities to volunteer your time before and during the event. Watch for volunteer opportunities to open up in March.

Joy Prom Volunteer Opportunities

Help get everything ready for our many guests! Various work times available.

Direct our guests as they arrive and park.

Check-in our guests as they line up to enter – offer tiaras and crowns, and then escort them to the doors for their red carpet entrance!

Make our guests feel like celebrities by creating an atmosphere of high energy and excitement as they enter on one of the red carpets. Later, you may help get the party started on the dance floor!

Pamper our guests with the offer of a shoe shine or manicure.

Serve our guests in one of the dining areas with beverages and appetizers. Opportunities include: food preparation, greeting and seating guests, taking orders, serving food, and clearing tables.

Assist guests as they participate in carnival games, give out prizes for their participation, or hang out in the quiet sensory room with those taking a break from all the excitement.

Assist guests as they interact with a fire truck, or ride in an antique car.

Be readily available to answer questions and guide guests. Must have 2 years of volunteer experience with Joy Prom.

Document our guests’ evening at the red carpet, the dance floor, photo booths or other areas. Photos will be shared digitally with our guests.

Help Joy Prom run smoothly. Set-up and clean up the volunteer dinner, distribute water, move tables or chairs if needed, and be available for pop-up tasks.

Serve our guests (and the GFC staff!) by packing up and cleaning up when the event winds down. Clean-up will run from 7:30-9:00pm.