First Youth Fashion Show (Amina and Asia Richards, Pastor Beth).
(July) Pastor Beth Brashear appointed as interim pastor.
(Jan) Joy of Discovery begins NC Women’s Prison Ministry (Leaders: Rev. Willie Brazil and Donna Robey).
First Health Fair at Kappa House: 26 vendors and over 120 attendees.
Owen Davis and Pastor Charlene attend Music Workshop at Valparaiso University in Indiana.
First election of Joy of Discovery Mission’s Leadership Council:
Ostine Swan, Rose Reubel, Judy Baumbach, Bob Robey, Lenny Davis, Desireè Peterson, Marge Bailey, Jaye
Wurtzel and Pr. Charlene Limenih.
(July) First attendance at the ELCA Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) & Youth Gathering in New Orleans: Asia
and Amina Richards, Evan Wachter, Jeremy Davis. Silena Davis and Kyla Tresvant (adult companions).
Kyla Tresvant elected Secretary of the congregation.
Joy of Discovery begins tradition of Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations for the Triangle Lutheran Conference
(1st: Joy of Discovery; 2nd: Holy Trinity; 3rd: Good Shepherd; 4th: Abiding Savior).
(Jan) Joy of Discovery Neighborhood Evangelism Canvass: seven churches, 50 volunteers.
First congregational Sunday School Rally Day (organized and facilitated by Denise and Paul Tilden at their home).
(Jun 29) Lay preacher tradition begins with first preacher, James (Twiggy) Sanders.
Jay Wright is hired as Director of Music.
First Leadership Retreat at Camp Agape: Pastor Charlene, Rose Reubel, Francis Knight, Desireè Peterson, Damon and Alisa
Washington, Kyla Tresvant.
(Nov.) Pastor Charlene renews Damon and Alisa Washington's wedding vows (25 years).
(May) First Confirmation.
First Team Leaders’ Meeting with Bible study (Pastor Charlene’s home).
(Feb) First Black History Program (Joy of Discovery begins a tradition).
Damon Washington elected Treasurer and Alisa Washington elected Secretary.
Weekly Bible Studies began, rotating in homes of mission members.
(Oct) First Baptism: Chana Ricks and son Montel Harris.
(May 13) Thirteen Worshipers commit to Joy of Discovery’s ministry:
Charlene Limenih, Marge Bailey, Rose Reubel, Ostine Swan, Desireè Peterson, Lisa
Wachter, Evan Harris, Nathan Harris, Chana Ricks, Montrelle Harris, Olga Torres,
Linda Lee Ward and Linda Barrier.
(May 7) First formal worship at Kappa House with 105 attending.
(April) Worship facility located by Rose Reubel and Carlton Fellers.
Lease signed for Kappa House. (Pastor Limenih and Marge Bailey)
(Mar) First planning session, held at Pastor Charlene’s home.
(Attending: Ostine Swan, Olga Torres, Rose Reubel, Lisa Wachter, Marge Bailey, Pastor Charlene)
(Feb) Pastor Limenih proposes name for new church: Joy of Discovery.
(Feb) First worship service and offering collection at home of Pastor Limenih
(attending: Rose Reubel, Marge Bailey and Pastor Limenih)