Join us at our annual Thanksgiving Eve service at 7:00

And bring your Thanksgiving grocery bags for the Ramona Food & Clothes Closet on Sunday, November 22.


Don't miss our annual Christmas Gathering on December 6, 5-8 pm. We have an important change in evening events scheduled. Click here for more information.

And please don't forget to bring your Christmas Child Shoebox gift to church this coming Sunday, November 15.

Harvest Dinner & Stewardship

Sunday night's Harvest Dinner was a great celebration of Spirit of Joy's ongoing ministry in Ramona as we launch our 2016 Stewardship Campaign. Tara Gehler and Mike Schuler gave warm and inspiring testimonies in our kick-off to our annual Stewardship campaign. Click here to view our new 2015 Harvest Dinner Slideshow.

This year's campaign theme is "Glorious Unfolding" as we anticipate breaking ground early in 2016 and prepare to move into our beautiful new campus.

Photog Wants
Halloween Pics

Our SOJ media photographer wasn't able to make the SOJ Halloween Festival. So if you have any digital snaps of the event, please share them for our event gallery (click here to see the few we have.)  Send them as attached files to

By the way... we're always looking for good body-life photos from SOJ events. We'd appreciate your sending us any of your SOJ photos. We'll add them to our event galleries and archive them for our historical photo library at

Catching up with our commitments

Please pick up your giving statement in the rear of the sanctuary next Sunday. Our 2015 budget depends on everyone catching up with their commitment by the end of the year, so please check to see your contribution status through October.

You may also pick up your giving envelopes for 2016.

Important Dates

November 15: Commitment Sunday: Bring your 2016 stewardship commitment cards.

December 6: Congregational meeting between services.



Spirit of Joy Men served Open Door Meals Monday night this week.

Spirits of Grace will serve next on February 8, and the youth will be on duty May 9.


Please welcome our newest members:

Erin & David Davis with Charlie, Ashton & Blake;

Jeff & Dodie Bumgardner;

Jerry & Diane Cole;

Sylvia Marshall;

Karen & Alain Dechape;

Danny & Gina Donnelly, with Zachary & Ryan;

Wes Howland

Did you know that all members of Spirit of Joy are automatically assigned the task of being a Sunday Morning Greeter? This is a simple yet very important responsibility: Sharing the Joy by greeting everyone who enters the sanctuary with a friendly word, a smile, a handshake, and a bulletin.
Don't miss your opportunity to have this uplifting experience. Every month the Sunday Volunteers list is posted on the kiosk. It is also published once a month in this e-Newsletter and you can always click on the Sunday Volunteers link in the Useful Links list that appears in every e-Newsletter (see below).
Coming Events
Sun, Nov 15,
Christmas Child Shoebox Project
Sun, Nov 22,
Bring Thanksgiving Bags to Church
Wed, Nov 25 7:00 pm
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Sun, Dec 6,
Congregational Meeting Between Services
Please stay late and come early to the congregational meeting between services to approve council nominations and our budget.
Sun, Dec 6 5:00 pm
Annual Christmas Gathering
Sun, Dec 13,
Christmas Festival Sun
Our Spirit of Joy Festival Choir presents its Christmas Festival Concert at both services. Join us in worship through music as we prepare our spirits to celebrate the birth of Jesus, God's Word made flesh, come to love and save us.
Thu, Dec 24,
Christmas Eve Services
Mon, Feb 8 5:30 pm
Spirits of Grace serve Open Door meals
Fri, Apr 1,
Cheap USS Midway Tickets
Mon, May 9 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
6-7pm: Bible Study
9am: Prayers & Squares
4-6pm: Kids Klub
7-8:30pm: High School
7-8am: Men's Breakfast
First Wednesday
9:30am: Spirits of Grace
Second Wednesday
7-8pm: Women's Bible Study
7pm: Choir
Saturday Beginning 10/24
9-11am: Christmas Festival Choir
Saturday: 1st & 3rd
Men's Bible Study - Sermon on the Mount
Useful Links
Sunday Volunteers
Glorious Unfolding
Contribute to Bldg Fund
Amazon Smile
Weekly Activities
Photo Privacy Policy
Stephen Ministry
Task Force Leaders
Church Council
Youth Ministry
Youth Calendar
Kids Klub
Upcoming Events
Contact Us
e-News Archive
Photo Privacy Policy

We take videos and photos at most Spirit of Joy activities and events. We may use these photos and recordings in Spirit of Joy sponsored or approved publications or media, such as bulletins, newsletters, promotional materials, news articles, slide shows and online media such as our Web site at Click here to read our photo privacy policy and see how you can notify us if you don't want us to use photos or videos of you or your children.