Faith Abounding with Thanksgiving
As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. Colossians 2:6-7
Thanksgiving is a perfect time to prepare our hearts for the coming Christmas season. It is a time to be thankful that our Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ, on that first Christmas day to die for our sins and raised Him from the grave so that we might live life abundantly in the power of the Holy Spirit.
I am also thankful for Calvary Chapel Oxnard whose focus is becoming more like Jesus by learning and living God’s word. To that end, Women’s Ministry provides various opportunities for you to grow in your relationship with Jesus and with one another.
Our mission is to provide opportunities for the women of our church and community to develop a more intimate relationship with God. Through various events, we seek to touch the heart of every woman with the love of Jesus as we come together for prayer, worship, the study of God’s Word, and fellowship. We are dedicated to serving our Lord and investing our time and talents in the spiritual growth of one another.
Our vision is to be a ministry of women devoted to God, equipped in the knowledge of His Word, and walking in ALL His fullness. Through our events we will see evidence of the power of the Holy Spirit as He saves, strengthens, and refreshes our commitment to the Lord. We see ourselves consistently living out our faith as we passionately serve God and one another, being rooted and grounded in the love of Christ.
As our organizing principle, we are Committed to Christ; Dedicated to Service.
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 7:12
Women’s Ministry Coordinator
Christmas Decorating – We will be decorating the church with Christmas décor on Thursday, December 5th from 9-12am. Anyone interested in helping prepare the church for the Christmas season is welcome. For more information, please contact Julie Tebo through the church office, 485-0111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Christmas Fellowship – Sing Unto the Lord! – Psalm 100 is the theme of our Christmas fellowship with a special musical program presented by Dana Johnson and Carolyn Miller. This celebration will be held on Saturday, December 14th, 7-9pm. Dessert and coffee will be provided. In the spirit of giving, you may wish to bring a wrapped gift for a needy family. Choose an ornament from the Christmas trees in the foyer or bring an Unwrapped gift for a newborn baby to be donated to the Crisis Pregnancy Center. For more information, please contact Rita Trejo through the church office, 485-0111 or email email@example.com.
Prayer – The Fruitful Vineyards prayer group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9pm in Room 205 at the church to intercede as the Lord leads. If you have a desire to pray or need prayer, please join us when you can. There is also an all-church prayer time during the first service on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month at 8am in Room 202. For more information, please contact Debbie De La Huerta through the church office, 485-0111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers meets on the first and third Wednesdays each month from 9:30-11:30am in the Fellowship Hall. This is for ladies who are pregnant and for moms of children ages 5 and under. Childcare is available. The cost is $35 per semester or $5 per meeting. For more information, contact Leela Braganza through the church office, 485-0111 or email email@example.com.
Women’s Bible Study – Bible study will be taking a break for the holidays after the November 21st session and will resume on January 16th. We are studying the Book of Acts this whole Bible study year, with two Thursday sessions—morning 9-11am and evening 6:30-8:30pm, with childcare provided at both for children ages 6 and under. Each week we have a time of worship, teaching, and then break up into small groups for discussion of the lesson. The study workbook can be purchased in the bookstore for $20. For more information contact Susan Bass through the church office, 485-0111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ministries We Offer:
Bible Study – The Women’s Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 9:00am and 6:30pm with the purpose of deepening our relationship with God and encouraging our spiritual growth through prayer, worship, teaching, and small group fellowship. Susan Bass is the director who coordinates this enriching ministry and invites you to dig deep into God’s word with us.
Prayer (Isaiah 61:1-4) – Fruitful Vineyards will be meeting for prayer the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7-9 pm. This is a prayer ministry for women committed to living holy lives by seeking God under the leading of the Holy Spirit in a setting which values confidentiality and expresses the love and grace of Christ. Debbie De La Huerta and other prayer warriors look forward to seeing lives changed as they listen to God and carry out His plan. You are welcome to join the group for prayer when you can.
Women’s Night of Worship – Quarterly we offer a night for women to come together to worship our God and to pray corporately. It is held at the Eastman campus in the upstairs sanctuary, Room 201, from 7-8:30pm.
MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) – Our MOPS group exists to encourage and strengthen women who are moms to infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children; to let them know that they are not alone during this season of their lives. We provide practical instruction on mothering, as well as opportunities to deepen friendships and to serve one another. MOPS is a place where you, as a mom, can be edified, encouraged, and find support…a place where you are not alone on this journey of mothering. Leela Braganza is in charge of organizing MOPS which meets two Wednesdays a month from September through May.
Women Discipling Women – We meet for the purpose of encouraging one another to experience the joy of the practical application of God’s word in our everyday lives, whether that be in cooking, gardening, decorating or other areas. We share our gifts and abilities that are designed by God while having fellowship in a real-life setting. Sandy Fuller is responsible for this ministry and invites you to check the calendar below for the next event.
Women’s Breakfasts (Isaiah 58:11) – This ministry provides women an opportunity to connect with other women at a breakfast on Saturday mornings throughout the year. It is a time for refreshment and renewal in our relationship with Jesus Christ through hearing the Word of God and witnessing how God is working in the lives of others. Marisela Bellenbaum has a great team of devoted servants who look forward to serving you at the next breakfast.
Annual Retreat – Liz Nichol is the coordinator of our annual retreat with the purpose of withdrawing from the world and finding seclusion in the Lord. The retreat is to be a time of refreshment which provides opportunities to build new friendships and strengthen established friendships through fellowship, prayer for one another, breaking bread together, worshipping our living God as one body, and learning about Him through teaching from His Word.
Christmas Decorating – Julie Tebo coordinates transforming the church from our everyday home to a place full of reminders of the birth of Christ as we celebrate Christmas. She leads a team of ladies who have a heart to decorate or those who just want to lend a helping hand. All are welcome to volunteer in this important ministry to our congregation.
Christmas Fellowship – Christmas is a special time of the year for the leader of our Christmas Fellowship, Rita Trejo. She and her team help us usher in the Christmas season with a special women’s fellowship and the giving tree as they remind us that Christmas starts with Christ. The fellowship is held on the second Saturday in December at 7:00pm. We hope you will plan to attend.
For more information or to let us know how we can better serve you in your walk with the Lord, contact Jerie Sagely, Women’s Ministry Coordinator, through the church office 805-485-0111 or you can email us at email@example.com. The main campus is located at 1925 Eastman Avenue in Oxnard with a satellite campus at The Elite Theater, 2731 S. Victoria Avenue, also in Oxnard. We would love for you to come and be a part of this growing ministry.
Calendar of Events:
|Tuesday||5||Fruitful Vineyards Prayer||7:00 – 9:00 pm|
|Wednesday||6||MOPS||9:30 – 11:30 am|
|Thursday||7||Bible Study – Lesson 8, Acts 10||9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm
|Thursday||14||Bible Study – Lesson 9, Acts 11||9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm
|Tuesday||19||Fruitful Vineyards Prayer||7:00 – 9:00 pm|
|Wednesday||20||MOPS||9:30 – 11:30 am|
|Thursday||21||Bible Study – Lesson 10
(Last session until January 16th)
|9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm
|Tuesday||3||Fruitful Vineyards Prayer||7:00 – 9:00 pm|
|Wednesday||4||MOPS||9:30 – 11:30 am|
|Thursday||5||Christmas Decorating||9:00 – 12:00 am|
|Saturday||14||Women’s Christmas Fellowship||7:00 – 9:00 pm|
|Tuesday||17||Fruitful Vineyards Prayer||7:00 – 9:00 pm|