Summer Sunday School Second Service

For the past few years Sunday School went on hiatus during the summer months. But this year, thanks to our dedicated youth and children's ministry volunteers, we have Sunday School during second service for children preschool through high school. Kudos and thanks to Denise & Dougan Dimmitt, above, Tori Barlow, and our other great volunteers.

Turn UP Tuesdays
Getting Ready for Turn up Tuesdays

All of high school and college age are invited to "The Gathering" at Turn up Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm. This is a place where all are welcomed into a safe place of love and acceptance. Come and develop relationships with others while growing in Christ as a community.  Each Tuesday we'll start off with casual socializing, leading into worship, small group discussions, and ending with a variety of games.

"Without the human community one human being cannot survive." - Dalai Lama.

The Fruits of Knowing God

What were we made for? To know God.
What aim should we set for ourselves in life? To know God.
What is the “eternal life” that Jesus gives? Knowledge of God. (John 17:3)
What is the best thing in life, bringing more joy, delight and contentment than anything else? Knowledge of God. (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
What gives God most pleasure in man’s state?  Knowledge of God. (Hosea 6:6b)
(excerpted from Knowing God by J.I. Packer, Intervarsity Press 1973, page 33)

So what happens when we live God's way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard - things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments,  not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely. (Galatians 5:22-23, The Message translation).

Coming Events
Mon, Jul 10 9:00 am
Vacation Bible School Jul 10-14
Mon, Aug 14 5:30 pm
Spirits of Grace serve Open Door meals
Sun, Aug 27,
Rally Day All Day
Kick off the new school year at Spirit of Joy's annual Rally Sun. Sun School Registration at 8:15 service, between services, and at 10:00 service; Pancake Breakfast; Youth BBQ Dinner; and Pinewood Derby.

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Weekly Activities
8:15 & 10:00 am: Worship
8:15: SS preK-6th grade
10:00: SS preK-High School
6:30-8pm: Junior High
Sunday: 1st & 3rd A.M.
11-12:30 High School
8-9am: Bible Study
6-7pm: Bible Study
9am: Prayers & Squares
4-6pm: Kids Klub
7-8:30pm: High School
7-8am: Men's Breakfast Denny's
First Wednesday
9:30am: Spirits of Grace
Second Wednesday
Women's Bible Study
On hiatus until September
7pm: Choir
9:00am: Church Cleanup
We need your help: Please vounteer
Saturday: 1st & 3rd
8-9am: Men's Bible Study
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