Women’s Ministry

Strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man…

Women’s Ministry at Calvary Chapel Oxnard is the avenue God is using to fulfill His purpose in the lives of women today.  It is our desire to see women change as they draw closer to the Lord and learn to trust Him and live for Him.  As we keep the focus on Jesus, we do our best to help women comprehend what is the width and length and depth and height of the love of Christ so they will become firmly rooted and grounded in their relationship with Him and walk in all the fullness of God in this fallen world.

The mission of Women’s Ministry at Calvary Oxnard 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.

“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”  Ephesians 3:14-19

 

Blessings!
Jerie Sagely
Women’s Ministry Coordinator

 

Upcoming Events:

If you would like to join our Women’s Ministry Happenings email list, let us know by sending an email to ccowomen@outlook.com.  You can also check out the Women’s Ministry Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ccowomen.  Our activities are listed on the calendar below.

 

Women’s Night of Worship – The Women’s Night of Worship is Saturday, March 18th 7:00-8:30pm in the Upper Chapel.  This is a time we worship our King and wait on the Holy Spirit to lead us in prayer.  For more information, please contact Sheila Mount through the church office, 485-0111, or email ccowomen@outlook.com.

 

The Compassion Experience will be held in our new church building March 17-20.  This free event features an interactive journey through the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic.  Volunteers are needed to make this Experience complete, and you, as part of the body at Calvary Chapel of Oxnard, can help.  Register to volunteer for one day or all days online at https://cts.compassion.com/volunteer.php?l=737.  Areas of service include various responsibilities such as: greeting guests as they enter the Experience, setting up iPods for guests, assisting guests with questions and guidance in the World Impact room, etc.  You will be a provided a t-shirt to wear onsite, and special training will be provided for Event Volunteers prior to the event, as well as onsite when you arrive.  As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to walk through the Compassion Experience as part of your training.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided, but if your shift falls over a meal time, feel free to bring drinks/food as well.

 

Art Journaling Bible Study:  His Masterpiece is a new study that will meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm at the church beginning April 11.  This is a Bible study that welcomes all women whether they think they are an artist or not.  It’s about journaling what the Holy Spirit speaks to us when reading God’s Word and marking those moments.  We will have a time of creative fellowship and digging into the word.  For more information, please contact Lorie Mala through the church office, 485-0111 or email ccowomen@outlook.com.

 

Women Disciplinig Women will meet on Saturday, April 22, 9:00-11:30am.  Sandy Fuller will be demonstrating gardening tips at her home.  If you are new to gardening, need a gardening refresher, or just want some wonderful fellowship, this is the event for you.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information, please contact Sandy through the church office, 485-0111 or email ccowomen@outlook.com.

 

Rose Avenue Carnival Outreach will be held on Friday, April 28th, 3:00-6:30pm.  If you can help serve in any way, please contact Sharon Johnson at the church office, 485-0111 or email ccowomen@outlook.com.

 

Prayer – The Fruitful Vineyards prayer group meets on the 1st Tuesday of each month from 7 to 9pm in Room 206 at the Eastman campus to praise, pray, and intercede as the Lord leads.  On the 3rd Tuesday at 7pm, we meet at the Fuller home to pray via video with the Thurman family who are missionaries in the Middle East.  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 each Sunday at 8am in Room 202.  For more information, please contact Debbie De La Huerta through the church office, 485-0111, or email ccowomen@outlook.com.

 

Women’s Bible Study – Our Bible study in the gospel of John continues on Thursday mornings at 9-11am or Thursday evenings 6:30-8:30pm.  Childcare at both sessions is available for children from birth through 6 years old.  It’s not too late to join the study, and if you don’t have your book, they are available for $20.  For more information, please contact Lorraine Hansen through the church office, 485-0111, or email ccowomen@outlook.com.

 

MOPS & MOMS Next gets together the first and third Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11:30, with childcare available for infants through 6 year olds.  Please let Christine Friedl know you are interested or just show up.  She can be reached through the church office at 805-0111 or email ccowomen@outlook.com for more information.

 

 

Calendar of Events:

March

Thursday 16 Women’s Bible Study, Lesson 15 9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Friday-Monday 17–20 Compassion Experience
Saturday 18 Women’s Night of Worship 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 21 Fruitful Vineyards Prayer 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 22 MOPS & MOMS Next 9:30 – 11:30 am
Thursday 23 Women’s Bible Study, Lesson 16 9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Thursday 30 Women’s Bible Study, Lesson 17 9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm

April

Tuesday 4 Fruitful Vineyards Prayer 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5 MOPS & MOMS Next 9:30 – 11:30 am
Thursday 6 Women’s Bible Study, Lesson 18 9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11 His Masterpiece 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday 13 Women’s Bible Study Break
Tuesday 18 Fruitful Vineyards Prayer 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 19 MOPS & MOMS Next 9:30 – 11:30 am
Thursday 20 Women’s Bible Study, Lesson 19 9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday 22 Women Discipling Women 9:00 – 11:30 am
Tuesday 25 His Masterpiece 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday 27 Women’s Bible Study, Lesson 20 9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Friday 28 Rose Avenue Carnival Outreach 3:00 – 6:30 pm

May

Tuesday 2 Fruitful Vineyards Prayer 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 3 MOPS & MOMS Next 9:30 – 11:30 am
Thursday 4 Women’s Bible Study, Lesson 21 9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 9 His Masterpiece 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Thursday 11 Women’s Bible Study Fellowship 9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 16 Fruitful Vineyards Prayer 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 17 MOPS & MOMS Next 9:30 – 11:30 am
Tuesday 23 His Masterpiece 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

Ministries We Offer:

Art Journaling Bible Study:  His Masterpiece is a new Bible study that meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays at the church from 7:00 to 8:30pm.  This is a study that welcomes all women whether they think they are an artist or not.  It’s about journaling what the Holy Spirit speaks to us when reading God’s Word and marking those moments.  Lorie Mala teaches the basics of art journaling, and God does the rest.

 

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.  Lorraine Hansen 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 7-9pm.  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 – Sheila Mount organizes this time when women to come together throughout the year to worship our God and to pray corporately.  This meeting is held in the upstairs sanctuary, Room 201, from 7-8:30pm.

 

MOPS & MOMS Next – MOPS stands for Mothers of Pre-Schoolers, and MOMS Next represents the season of raising school-age children.  Christine Friedl leads the group as we gather together on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, September through May, at Calvary Chapel Oxnard in the Fellowship Hall between the hours of 9:30 – 11:30 am.  Our mission is to ‘nurture the nurturer’ by providing a safe place to gather, share, and encourage one another in an intimate relationship with God.  Childcare is provided.

 

Women’s Breakfasts – Olga Ochoa heads a team of servants to provide all who attend the breakfasts food for the body, soul, and spirit through fellowship, worship, and the word of God.  These breakfasts are held on Saturday mornings and provide the perfect opportunity to bring your sister, mother, friends and co-workers.

 

Healing Hearts Ministries – Lynn Aguiar leads a Healing Hearts Ministries Bible study for women titled The Hem of His Garment.  The 10-week study uses the Word of God to walk you through the healing process so you can be set free from past hurts and trauma.  By the time you are finished with this study, your life and relationship with Jesus will never be the same again.

 

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.

 

Annual Retreat – The purpose of our annual retreat is to withdraw from the world and find 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.  Sheila Mount is organizing the many people who assist with this event.

 

Christmas Decorating – Lorie Mala 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.

 

Blessing Tree – Christmas is a special time of the year for the leader of our Christmas Blessing Tree, Rita Trejo.  She and her team organize the Blessing Tree which gives all of us the opportunity to make Christmas special for those in need by providing gifts.

 

If you would like to serve in any of these ministries or 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 ccowomen@outlook.com or message us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ccowomen.  We would love for you to come and be a part of this growing ministry.