Spotlight on Youth
Recognizing our 2015 Graduates:
Front L-R: Selah, Cruz, Brynley, Shelby, Shannon, Marilyn Sproat (received MA degree in Social Work); Back L-R: Mikey Schuler, Nick Stemper, Cameron Krohne

Dear Church and Friends of Spirit of Joy Church,

I cannot believe we are already wrapping up another academic year with our kids and my second year as the Spirit of Joy Children's and Youth Director. Before starting the position I never imagined I would find such an incredible church family and group of kids to challenge and be challenged by.

Since joining Spirit of Joy our JUNIOR HIGH has expanded to include incoming 6th-8th graders. During the school year we met on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8 pm. This summer we are looking forward to our summer reatreat: BEACH CAMP 2.0. On June 29th-July3rd our students will be staying at a gorgeous Beach House in San Clemente just blocks from the beach learning about living with "No Limits". Janine Stemper will be coordinating all of the delicious food, Dougan and Denise Dimmit with all our games and logistics, and Britney and Bryce Harrison the worship and zazz. (Ed: zazz - A quantifiable amount of something special. The higher the amount the more likely it is to be successful and awesome. Look it up.)

Our SENIOR HIGH has been meeting on Tuesday nights from 7-8:30 pm and Sundays at 12pm for our Small Group Brunches. At the end of July we'll be going on our annual Houseboats trip for a week of waterskiing, wakeboarding, banana boating, fun-having, and growing closer with each other and Jesus. Spots are limited so if you know of someone interested in attending, make sure they get on it right away.

Our summer with the kids will be very exciting and full of over-nighters, beach trips, worship nights, and a prayer night. Make sure you check out the Spirit of Joy Youth page on the website to stay up-to-date on all events.

Our CHILDREN'S MINISTRY also had a great year. We've wrapped up our weekly KidsKLUB events and Sunday School classes. A big thank you to everyone who helped out for both ministries. At KidsKLUB Dougan Dimmit and TImothy Daniels ran our Journal Station, Barbara Mason faithfully ran our Craft Station, and Charlotte Berry and Kathy Lodico helped manage our Snack Station. For Sunday School at First Service we had Janine Stemper, Tori Barlow, Karen Beggs, and Jan Gretlein. At Second Service Amy Hall, Mick Hall, and Jessica White. Both teams are comprised of dedicated individuals who have poured their hearts into our kids, and work tirelessly behind the scenes. Next time you see one of these individuals please thank them for their phenomenal work.

Our kids' families can look forward to some more Family Movie Nights over summer, some KidsKLUB sponsored events, and another Parent's Night Out Fundraiser this coming Friday.

Blessings, Alyssa
Presented by Spirit of Joy Youth
Friday, 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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Congregational Picnic

The annual Congregational Picnic and Summer Kick-off party will be at Collier Park on Sunday, June 14 at 2:00pm.  

Come for food and fellowship, games for kids and adults.

Bring a side dish or dessert and join in the fun.

Please sign up on the kiosk.

Contact Jessica White at

Coming Events
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 Leaders Needed
Mon, Jul 13 9:00 am
Vacation Bible School Jul 13-17
Mon, Aug 10 5:30 pm
SOJ Youth Serve Open Door meals

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