Message Moments

Last Sunday was a great day for Karyn and myself as we had the opportunity to greet everyone, and begin feeling that we are truly getting back into the life and ministry here at Spirit of Joy.  Having been away for over six weeks and recovering from open heart surgery, it gives one time to reflect on faith, life, and priorities.  Waking up after surgery and seeing the smiling faces of Karyn, Nikki, and Adam will always be a powerful picture held close to my heart.  Knowing that my immediate family, and all those in the family of God at Spirit of Joy were praying gave me a sense of peace, and ultimately joy in the Lord’s goodness.  Faith, family, and calling are garnering my attention these days, every day! 

I am so thankful to wake up to a new day, knowing that God continues to unfold His incredible plan before us.  These days I am slowly working back into the schedule at the office. Trying to do a few hours a day, and saving energy for our worship life together on Sunday.  It was great to be back among you on Sunday, feeling the wonderful Spirit of God in the midst of His people at Spirit of Joy. 

We cannot thank you enough for the hard work that everyone did in our absence.  From Holy Week, to Easter, to capital campaign, it is amazing the blessed efforts of so many at Spirit of Joy.  To think that we have almost reached $700,000 in building funds pledged is astonishing.  We are working hard now to secure the loan necessary to take the next step in ground breaking and building. 

As we look to June, we have the opportunity to gather for the congregation picnic, and continue our support of the summer ministries for children and our youth.  Look for ways that you can encourage and build up our children and youth.  We are blessed with a wonderful staff that work in all areas of the church.  Give them your support and blessings too!

We look forward to the weeks ahead, sharing in our future plans of ministry, building, and worship life. 

See you Sunday,
      Pastor Dan
Youth Fund Raisers

We invite you to support our summer youth activities by participating in these family-friendly fund raisers below. If you can't participate, we invite you to click here to make a contribution via PayPal.

Presented by Spirit of Joy Youth
June 12 4-9pm

Drop your kids off and pick them up anytime between the above hours.

$15 for the first child in your family, $10 for each additional child. We'll have CRAFTS and GAMES and DINNER and SNACKS and MOVIES. Anyone PreK- 6th grade can be signed in and dropped off at the door. 

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Featuring Disney's Big Hero 6
Friday, May 29, 7:00pm
Oak Tree Ranch

$5 per person, $20 for entire family, Tickets sold at the door

will be sold. 
All proceeds support
Spirit of Joy Youth.

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Coming Events
Fri, May 29 7:00 pm
Family Movie Night
Fri, Jun 12 4:00 pm
Parents Night Out
Sun, Jun 14 2:00 pm
Annual Church Picnic
Mon, Jul 13 9:00 am
Vacation Bible School Jul 13-17
Mon, Jul 13 9:00 am
Vacation Bible School Leaders Needed
Mon, Aug 10 5:30 pm
SOJ Youth Serve Open Door meals

SOJChurch Calendar

Weekly Activities
8:15 & 9:45 am: Worship
8:15: SS preK-6th grade
9:45: SS preK-High School
6:30-8pm: Junior High
Sunday: 1st & 3rd A.M.
11-12:30 High School
7-8am: Bible Study (On Hiatus until September)
7-8pm: Bible Study
9am: Prayers & Squares
4-6pm: Kids Klub (On Hiatus until September)
7-8:30pm: High School
7-8am: Men's Breakfast
First Wednesday
9:30am: Spirits of Grace
7-8pm: Women's Bible Study
7pm: Choir
Saturday: 1st & 3rd
Men's Bible Study (On hiatus until 1 August)
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