Pastor Dan's Message Moments
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This is our time...this is our moment.  We are beginning  our  capital stewardship building campaign, "Glorious Unfolding."  As we move through these few months together, each of us will have the opportunity to prayerfully commit to our life together, both in service and financially.
Karyn and I, with our two children, moved to Ramona over 22 years ago with a vision for the future of a congregation named "Spirit of Joy."  Since then we have watched the congregation grow from a family of four to a family of nearly 500.  What an incredible journey, and what an unbelievable time to be entering into a building campaign. 
 We pray that each of you will take the time to read these brochures, mailings, eNewsletters, and other materials. Sign up for the prayer vigil, attend the Fellowship event, and prayerfully make a gift that will help us Soar in His Spirit (as one of our very first banners depicts)! 
Thank you all for your dedication to our ministry...may this be a time where we can truly be involved in God's Glorious Unfolding for Spirit of Joy. The time is now: We are invited to be a part of something that will be seen as God’s beacon of light, hope, and love on the corner of Highland Valley & Highway 67!
See you Sunday, Pastor Dan
Our Committee Chairs
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Thank you to our Glorious Unfolding Committee Chairs.
Back Row: John Boruff, Tom Aldern, Harvey Payne, Russ Popma, Al Rogers
Middle Row: Alyssa Barlow, Janine Stemper, Mick Hall, Chuck Bergstrom, Joan Hindman
Front Row: Barb Dacy, Patty Payne, Bev Payne, Lilly Popma, Jeanette Bergstrom, Pauline Litka
Keep up to date about our Glorious Unfolding.
  • Check out our Glorious Unfolding Web site at This section is under continuing construction, but but you'll find lots of good information there.
  • While your browsing there, don't miss the link to Amazon Smile where you can contribute to Spirit of Joy while you're shopping on
  • View a slide show of our architect's renditions of our new church facilities.
Home Fellowships Begin Tuesday
Next Tuesday, March 10, we start our Home Fellowships where we'll share the good news about Spirit of Joy's Glorious Unfolding at home meetings throughout Ramona.
These small and friendly gatherings will help you have a broader awareness about the vision for Spirit of Joy’s ministry and the grand plans for our new church facility. You’ll discover what this will mean for your family, for Spirit of Joy, and for God's work in Ramona. You'll receive answers to all of your questions. And you'll join others in prayer that we accomplish God's will and purposes through our efforts in the months and years to come.
Make a reservation at one of the home meetings listed below by sending email to
  • Tues, 3/10, 7pm - Ray & Jan Gretlein - 3137 Duck Pond Lane
  • Thu, 3/12, 7pm - Russ & Lilly Popma - 2441 Boundary Ave
  • Fri, 3/13, 6pm - Karen Dietmeyer - 1708 Lilac Road
  • Sun, 3/15, 11am - Spirit of Joy, Babysitting provided
  • Tues, 3/17, 6pm-Vern & Mary Paschke 2239-56 Black Canyon Rd
  • Thu, 3/19, 6pm - Full
  • Fri, 3/20, 7pm - Full
Don't Miss Lenten Devotions
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Our Lenten Devotions and Soup Suppers got off to a hearty start last Wednesday. Soups were extra tasty, fellowship was warm, and our Lenten devotion, the Parables of Lent, was inspirational and motivating. Tonight we promise it will be even better. Join us at 6:15 and at each of the 3 following Wednesdays.
Youth Winter Retreat News
SOJ Youth at Big Bear Winter Retreat
Our youth had a great time camping, worshipping and snowboarding at Big Bear over the weekend, and they returned safely. A big answer to prayer. They participated with several other California church youth groups. We praise God for each of these youth and for our wonderful children and youth ministry.