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We begin the month of June with anticipations for these summer days, and with so much happening in the life of the church.  We welcome Luke Rios as our new children and youth minister, along with Denise Dimmitt who will be responsible for the children's ministry and programming.  Bryce Harrison will begin full time in the fall with both first and second service as our music director.  We will have special opportunities and are planning a time of thanksgiving for Joan Brown, and Alyssa Howland for their years of service and dedication to Spirit of Joy.  We are also very grateful that the Brown and Howland families will continue their involvement as members of our congregation.

At our special congregational meeting we shared the plan for moving forward with building on our property.  Many have seen the on site work that is being done to ready the property for building.  This has taken an enormous effort by our building committee as they have tried to be the best stewards of building finances every step of the way.  We are moving forward with the fellowship/worship center. This will give us every opportunity to do ministry immediately on the land... and to be on the land, on that Holy ground.  This means that we begin with facilities that will enable us to minister to the community in a big way. The sanctuary will also be ready for permitting...and as we accumulate the funds necessary, it will be built at that time.  So, we are a work in progress, blessed by God, and ready to move to our property, or new location.  We will no longer be paying rent, but will be on the property that was intended for the church over 25 years ago. 

Please continue to pray for God's ever present guidance, for all those involved in the building, and for the resources necessary to bring this vision to reality.

Blessings to you all as we embrace the changes before us, knowing of God's infinite wisdom in the journey we take together as His people.

See you Sunday. Pastor Dan
 
Welcome Luke Rios
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On Sunday we welcome Luke Rios as our new youth minister.

We are thrilled to have Luke begin his ministry with us. He will be involved in all aspects of our children and youth ministry.
 

Please welcome Luke personally on Sunday before or after church.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR RECOGNITION SUNDAY

Also this Sunday we'll recognize, celebrate and congratulate our graduating senior class, some of whom will also take part in both services. 

SPEAKING OF ROOT BEER FLOATS

That is, speaking of our youth: On Fathers' Day, June 18th, our youth will honor our fathers by serving Root Beer Floats

 
New Venue SOJ Men's Breakfast
 

Every Wednesday at 7:00 am for the past 11 years, men from Spirit of Joy have gathered at the Ramona Cafe for breakfast and fellowship.

Beginning June 7 we'll begin meeting at Denny's. Anyone for a tasty grand slam? We'll have a new menu but the same warm fellowship.

All men of all ages are invited and welcome. We urge you to drop by and check us out. We'd love to have you.

 
Help Vacation Bible School
 

Luke and Alyssa report that we need lots of help to ensure a successful summer for our children, so please consider helping out as described below:

  1. SUMMER SESSION SUNDAY SCHOOL
    Sign up for one, or multiple Sundays, to lead an easy & relaxed Sunday School Lesson. 
    We hope to give our regular Sunday School teachers a break, while still providing something during the service for young kids/families. Leading the lessons are easy because they are video based! You just need to show up provide a little set-up and clean-up, sign kids in and out, and you're done! 
  2. NURSERY 
    We need Nursery help, and are implementing a new year-long strategy to spread out the Nursery help. It's simple! Sign up for a month of Nursery duty for either 1st or 2nd service. For that month of Nursery Duty, you are on-call if anyone 0-5 y/o needs Nursery Care. Otherwise, you can sit in the service like a normal Sunday. 
  3. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  July 10-14 8 am - 12 pm
    Roles we have to fill:
    2-3 Creative Minds to help design the church decorating plan
    5-6 Station Leaders to run the Snack, Activity, Game, Journal stations, together
    2 Registration Table Leaders (to man the registration table, and help with administrative tasks during the week)
    ALL the help we can get decorating: Saturday July 8th, 10 am - 5 pm (ish) decorating, and Sunday July 9th 11 am - 5 pm and clean-up Friday July 14 11 am - 3 pm. All days are a party where the WHOLE FAMILY is invited to help us transform the church into a magical week of VBS. Food is usually provided.
    6-8 Student Helpers (12 - 17 y/o)

?If you're interested in helping, look for sign ups at church or send email to Luke and Alyssa at youth@sojchurch.com.

 

Sunday Morning Helpers
June 4 8:15 10:00
Greeters: Marilyn Hersey SOJ Youth
Readers: SOJ Youth SOJ Youth
Ushers: Curwin Team Barlow Team
Coffee Hosts: SPIRITS OF GRACE
Flowers: Sharon & Time Daniels Celebrating Our Families
June 11 8:15 10:00
Greeters: Carol Loux Kress Family
Readers: Sheila Gery Heidi Avera
Ushers: Curwin Team Barlow Team
Coffee Hosts: GEORGE & PERLITA NEWMAN
Flowers: George & Perlita Newman in Praise of God's Grace
June 18 8:15 10:00
Greeters: Lynch Family Lawless Family
Readers: Sandy Aldern Jim Barlow
Ushers: Curwin Team Barlow Team
Coffee Hosts: YOUTH SERVE ROOT BEER FLOATS
FOR FATHERS DAY
Flowers: Carol Miller celebrating Mother's Birthday
Zook Family celebrating Father's Day
June 25 8:15 10:00
Greeters: Martin Family Laurie Marshall
Readers: Laurie Boruff Dougan Dimmitt
Ushers: Curwin Team Barlow Team
Coffee Hosts: SPECIAL HOST
Flowers: Boruff's Celebrating John's 60th and
Natalie's 13th birthdays

Cleaning Crew for JUNE is Tom & Sandy Aldern

Everybody gets to be a greeter (we rotate active member families). Would you like to be a reader? Can you bring snacks & juice for coffee host time? Would you like to sponsor altar flowers? How about being an usher for your service? Altar guild could use your help preparing for communion. See the kiosk for charts or clipboards to help and be an active participant here at spirit of joy!