eNews Update
May 26, 2021

    The leadership, your church council, is excited to announce the reopening of our indoor worship at our current location of 1735 Main Street on Sunday, July 4th.  For now, we will continue with one service. The service will be held at 9am each Sunday.  Additional details will be shared following the Council Meeting on June 21st.  This will give the leadership of Spirit of Joy time to incorporate any CDC guidelines and State of California suggestions for our worship together indoors.  In the meantime, our congregation will continue to meet on the church property each week for outdoor worship at 9am.  Please understand that we will now be continuing our live stream every week at Spirit of Joy, even when we have reentered the worship center.
     Our prayer line has a new coordinator.  Tori Barlow has volunteered to coordinate our prayer line.  If you have prayer requests you can contact Tori via email: at or by phone 760-522-0661.  If requests are received in the church office they will be forwarded to Tori.
     Continue your prayers for our life together at Spirit of Joy.  As we sell the property we will begin our reimagining of what it means to be the church in this community.  We need everyone onboard and committed to the life and work we are envisioning in the months and years to come. 
  Blessings always, 

  Pastor Dan 
Weekly Events:
Honoring Graduating High School Seniors
Shannon Stemper and Ryan Dimmitt are graduating
from Ramona High School in June.
We are collecting cards to give to them from friends in the congregation that would like to send sentiments to them.

      Please - this is a surprise for them
    A few other instructions....
  • Please send cards or letters no larger than 8 x 10
  • No packages
  • A card is more than enough for them, but if you wish to include something please let us know that you did.  I can make sure it's safe until they open it.
These cards will be handed out at the Senior Breakfast the High School will be putting on for them on June 15th.  Please give cards to Janine Stemper, Denise Dimmitt or Nick Stemper, by May 30th.

Thank you for your support of these incredible youth.
And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.
~Matthew 1:21
Hello Church Family,
Throughout the month of May, Spirit of Joy will be collecting children/youth Christian books.  Please bring any new or like-new books that you would like to donate.  In June we will host a Christian Book Drive-Through and hope to distribute as many books as we can to the children in our congregation and maybe all of Ramona!  Any Christian book appropriate for ages infants through 14 are welcome.  Thank you so much, and hopefully we can reach a lot of children with a gift of a book, and invite them to worship with us!  If you have any questions please speak with Jessica Parker or Jennifer Emerick.
Please donate books by:
  1. Dropping them in the collections box each week at our outdoor service.
  2. Dropping them in the collections box at the church office during office hours.
  3. Calling Christy Serra at 760-917-1023 to arrange a time for pick up at your house.
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
~Galatians 6:2
Building Fund Contributions:

5/16/2021:  $1,315
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
~Colossians 3:23-24

Men's Weekly Breakfast continues every Thursday, 8am, at Denny's in Ramona.

We have no specific agenda except to get to know other Christian men in an informal gathering.

We hope you can join us.

We are grateful for all ministries at Spirit of Joy meeting in the back room of our church facility.  Each of our groups can meet currently with a maximum of 8 persons.  Everyone is asked to wear a mask.  Cleaning is requested after each group meets.  We are moving closer to opening up our facility to more opportunities.  Thank you for your dedication to the protocols that have been in place for Spirit of Joy gatherings.
Check out ways you can support Spirit of Joy's ministry!
Safety Procedure for Worship
We encourage your arrival between 8-8:45am for set up.  Everyone is encouraged to wear masks on entry and departure on the church property.  Bring your own chairs, pop-ups, umbrellas, and bottled water.  To insure your safety, we will have a table with prepackaged communion (1st and 3rd Sunday each month) and bulletins (also a digital bulletin is available on your electronic devices).  Please practice social distancing of at least 6ft of separation per family unit.  Trash cans are available to dispose of all trash upon leaving.  If for any reason you are not feeling well, at higher risk, or uncomfortable with attending, we invite you to enjoy the service live-streamed.  If you prefer staying in your car, there will be a designated area for you to do so.
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