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We are already into the month of July, weather is getting warmer, we celebrate the 4th of July tomorrow, and we look to these summer days to be filled with ministry at Spirit of Joy.

First, a huge thank you to everyone who was on the building property last Saturday.   Nine bioswales, 4000 plants, and we were able to accomplish the task and complete the work.  The County inspector checked our work and gave us a final list of tasks to finish.  Prayers abound!

Coming up in the weeks ahead, the youth will be traveling to Lake Shasta for their annual houseboat trip.  Once again Spirit of Joy Youth have filled an entire boat and are leaving Monday morning. July 8th. We look forward to hearing of the life-changing moments for so many of the youth on this incredible trip.  Youth will then have a game night at church July 23rd, 7pm.


Vacation Bible School plans and advertising are moving forward for the week of July 22-26.  This week long ministry for children at Spirit of Joy and throughout our community has been a popular ministry for many years.  This year the theme is Kingdom Rock!  Plan to sign you children up for this great week, and invite friends and neighbors to join in this year.

Our worship life continues each week at 8:15m and 10:00am.  You have been encouraged to let us know your favorite hymns and praise songs so that our music director Bryce, can incorporate them in our worship each week.

Our fall season will begin, Sunday, September 8th with Rally Day.  We will have a full schedule of ministries ready for our kick-off date and the weeks to follow.

Please, always remember that the ministry of the church continues while you are vacationing throughout the summer.  We are thankful for your continued commitment.

Blessings always, Pastor Dan
Container Plans

A couple of Sundays ago we had another presentation regarding plans for using shipping containers to reduce our building costs. Click on the links below to see more details.

1. Shipping Container Building Gallery

2. SOJ Church Container Concept Plans


VBS will ROCK Spirit of Joy the week of July 22-26, 8:30-11:30am

Spread the word.  Make sure your child, grandchild, niece or nephew is included. Invite your neighbors’ and friends’ kids to be part of the fun too!


Please support this year's VBS with a charitable contribution



Coming Events
Mon, Jul 8 6:00 am
Youth Summer Houseboat Retreat
It's time for youth to register for Houseboats Jul 8-13. This is a life-altering event, so please encourage high-school aged youth to check it out.
Mon, Jul 22,
Vacation Bible School Jul 22-26
Spread the word: Spirit of Joy VBS is coming! Make sure your child, grandchild, niece or nephew is included. Invite your neighbors' and friends' kids to be part of the fun too!
Mon, Aug 12 5:30 pm
SOJ MEN Serve Open Door Meals
Sun, Sep 8,
Rally Day
Kick off the new school year at Spirit of Joy's annual Rally Day.
Sun, Oct 13 5:30 pm
SOJ Men's "Let's Roll" Taco Dinner
Sat night. Catered Taco dinner. We'll learn about practical tactics anyone can use to confront and disable volatile or threatening situations at SOJ gatherings. This is a meeting every manly man for Christ should attend.
Sun, Nov 3 9:00 am
Single Church Service Today
Join us for a special message from our Pacifica Synod Bishop, Andy Taylor.
Sun, Nov 10 9:00 am
Harvest Brunch
Presto-Chango: This year our annual Harvest Dinner has been transformed into a Harvest Brunch. It immediately follows our only Sun service on Nov 10 at 9:00 am. Good church, good food, good fellowship. What's not to like.
Sun, Dec 8 5:00 pm
SOJ 25th Anniversary Celebration
Join us at the San Vicente Resort Banquet Room for a gala celebration of our 25th Anniversary. Put this date on your calendar. Details soon!

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Meet Sunday,Wed, and Thursday through the end of May. More info at
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8:15: SS preK-6th grade
10:00: SS preK-High School
Monday Bible Studies Book of Luke
6:30pm: Women's Bible Study
Most Mondays Sept 24-Dec 17 (check the schedule)
9am: Prayers & Squares
4-6pm Kids Klub
5pm: Junior High
7pm: High School
First Wednesday
9:00am: Spirits of Grace
7-8am: Men's Breakfast Denny's
7pm: Choir
9:00am: Church Cleanup
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Saturday: 1st & 3rd
8-9am: Men's Bible Study
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