Committed to Christ; Dedicated to Service

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Upcoming Events

 

The Bridge – This is a group that fosters intentional fellowship of younger women with their peers and seasoned godly women to encourage growth in their relationship with Jesus and with one another.  We meet on the last Saturday of every month, 9:3011:30 am at the home of Linda Oksner.  Childcare is available with prior notice.  For more information contact Kaelee Reyolds through the church office, 485-0111, or email ccowomen@outlook.com.

 

The Blessing Tree – We have the opportunity to reach out to those in need at the Christmas season through the Blessing Tree.  Beginning Sunday, November 19 you can choose an ornament from the Blessing Trees in the foyer with a designated gift to purchase and return it either at the Women’s Christmas Fellowship or to the church by December 10.  Rita Trejo leads this ministry, and she can be reached through the church office, 485-0111, or email ccowomen@outlook.com.

 

Christmas Decorating – We will be transforming our church building into a Christmas sanctuary on Thursday evening, November 30 at 5:00 – 8:00 pm.  Lorie Mala will be coordinating this evening of fellowship as we work together to implement her vision.  If you are interested in lending a helping hand, Lorie can be reached through the church office, 485-0111 or email ccowomen@outlook.com.

 

Women’s Christmas Fellowship – Several ministries work together on the Women’s Christmas Fellowship to usher in the Christmas season with food, fellowship, and praise and worship.  It is a time we bring our Blessing Tree gifts and pray over them before they go out to the families.  We will be gathering on Saturday, December 9, 6:30 – 9:00 pm at the church.  For more information, please contact Sheila Mount through the church office, 485-0111, or email ccowomen@outlook.com.

 

Prayer – The Fruitful Vineyards prayer group meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the home of Debbie De La Huerta.  Please join us as we pray what the Holy Spirit lays on our hearts.  For more information, contact Debbie De La Huerta through the church office, 485-0111, or email ccowomen@outlook.com.

 

 

Calendar of Events

November 2017
Thursday 2 Women’s Bible Study 9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 7 Fruitful Vineyards Prayer 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7 His Masterpiece: Art Journaling 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Wednesday 8 MOPS & MOMS Next 9:30 – 11:30 am
Thursday 9 Women’s Bible Study 9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Thursday 16 Women’s Bible Study 9:00 – 11:00 am
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Sunday 19 The Blessing Tree Between Services
Tuesday 21 Fruitful Vineyards Prayer 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday 25 The Bridge 9:30 – 11:30 am
Sunday 26 The Blessing Tree Between Services
Thursday 30 Christmas Decorating 5:00 – 8:00 pm
December 2017
Sunday 3 The Blessing Tree Between Services
Tuesday 5 Fruitful Vineyards Prayer 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday 9 Women’s Christmas Fellowship 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Wednesday 13 MOPS & MOMS Next 9:30 – 11:30 am
Tuesday 19 Fruitful Vineyards Prayer 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday 30 The Bridge 9:30 – 11:30 am

 

 

Ministries We Offer

Art Journaling Bible Study: His Masterpiece 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.  Check the calendar for the next session.

 

Bible Study – The Women’s Bible Study meets on Thursdays at 9:00 am and 6:30 pm 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 that meets September through May and invites you to dig deep into God’s word with us.

 

The Bridge – The Bridge encourages intentional fellowship of younger women with their peers and seasoned godly women to grow in their relationship with Jesus and with one another.  It provides a safe, welcoming environment of belonging and connection as we experience the joy of the practical application of God’s word.  Kaelee Reynolds facilitates this group on the last Saturday of each month at 9:30-11:30 am.

 

Women’s Breakfasts – Theresa Mala 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.

 

MOPS & MOMS Next – MOPS stands for Mothers of Pre-Schoolers, and MOMS Next represents the season of raising school-age children.  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 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 7:00 – 8:30 pm.

 

Prayer (Isaiah 61:1-4) – Fruitful Vineyards meets for prayer the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 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 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.  Suzanne Still 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.

 

 

Mission and Vision

The mission of Women’s Ministry at Calvary Chapel 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