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THIS SUNDAY we continue our series of messages on shocking statements made by Jesus.  I’ll be sharing a message on some things Jesus tells us in Luke 14:25–27 and 12:49–53 that seem to contradict others things he teaches us to do. He specifically commands us to hate some pretty wonderful and special people in our lives! I encourage you to read the above passages in preparation for our time together.


ALL CHURCH PICNIC, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, FROM 12:30-4:30 PM AT CAMARILLO GROVE PARK– (6968 E. Camarillo Springs Road in Camarillo) food, fellowship, games, FUN! (I understand there might even be some jamming going on.)


DEADLINE FOR MEAL TICKETS- SIGN UP BY THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD!  Go to the table outside on the patio on Sunday, go online, or see the insert in this Sunday’s bulletin for all the info and sign up!


ONE WORSHIP SERVICE, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 10:00 AM:We’ll worship together at the church at 10:00 am and then go to the church picnic at 12:30-4:30 pm.


Please make note that our regular Sunday morning service schedule will be suspended that day.


IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN A LIFE GROUP! The primary purpose of LIFE Groups is joining with other believers and doing life together in community. It’s where we connect and assist one another in our faith journey. You can sign up through the church website or visit the Welcome Center today (a list of groups is available there.)  If you have any questions, please contact Darrell at or 805.660.3061.


ANNUAL OXNARD CHURCHES’ SERVE DAY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13: ThisONE CITY- ONE CHURCH” Serve Day will take place that day from about 9 AM to noon. Gold Coast is joining other churches in our area to serve the people of Oxnard through the love of Jesus. Last year’s first event of its kind proved to be a powerful experience and display of unity in the name of Jesus and this year’s event promises to be even greater! Put it on your calendars and plan now to be a part of it! You can go to our website to sign up as a volunteer under the Get Connected tab.If you usually serve at Buddy Break, please continue to serve as a Buddy or for set up or reset. Contact: Darrell Foote at 805.660.3061.


YOUTH RESCUE MISSION OUTREACH, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6: Meet at the church at 3:45 pm, then drive over to the Rescue Mission to serve. Return to Gold Coast Church by 6:30 pm. See Christian Schaefer in the Youth Room on Sunday or Stuart Baker at 805.427.5528.


STEPHEN MINISTRY: In difficult times, God’s love is especially precious to us, and it is very important to know someone who cares. Our congregation has trained Stephen Ministers who offer a ministry of Christian caring. To find out more about being trained as a Stephen Minister or to receive a Stephen Minister’s care, write “Stephen Ministry” on your Connection Card and place it in the offering basket this Sunday or call Art or Rose Flatray at 805.987.1428 for more information.


FATHER AND SON CAMP AT ANGELES CREST, OCTOBER 5-7: There are so many things coming against men and boys of faith in today’s world.  We need to not only survive – but thrive! While connecting and having a blast together, both you and your son will discover solid biblical principles on how to survive and thrive in your walk of faith. And dad, come learn more about how to be a Godly example with your son as you bond with him over the weekend.

Every generation (sons, dads, and grandfathers) are welcome.

DATE:  October 5-7, 2018

TIME:  Check-in and registration is on Friday evening from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The camp concludes on Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m.

COST:            Dads – $155

Jr High/High School Sons – $125

Elementary Age Sons (Kindergarten and up) – $115


PRAYER TIME EVERY SUNDAY MORNING: You’re invited to Sunday morning Prayer Time from 8:30-9:00 am in the Youth Room every Sunday! Come for a couple of minutes or stay longer. This is open to everyone! Prayer cards with suggested topics will be available – you can pray aloud or silently. You can contact Anne Romero if you have any questions at anne2grace@gmail.




Friday                         September 21           Dan 7-8; Ps 137; Lk 4

Saturday                    September 22           Dan 9-10; Ps 123; Lk 5

Sunday                      September 23           Dan 11-12; Lk 6

Monday                     September 24           Ezra 1; Ps 84-85; Lk 7

Tuesday                    September 25           Ezra 2-3; Lk 8

Wednesday              September 26           Ezra 4; Ps 113,127; Lk 9

Thursday                   September 27           Hag 1-2; Ps 129; Lk 10

Friday                         September 28           Zech 1-3; Lk 11

Saturday                    September 29           Zech 4-6; Lk12

Sunday                      September 30           Zech 7-9; Lk 13


Looking forward to seeing you Sunday!