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THIS SUNDAY we continue our sermon series, Relational Wisdom, from the book of Proverbs. We will look specifically at God says about how to speak to others. We’re going to see our words are powerful.


Craig Groeschel writes, “Perhaps the adult translation of the age-old children adage, ‘sticks and stones my break my bones, but words can never hurt me’ is more like ‘stick and stones can bruise your body for a few days, but words can scar your soul for life’… Whether you’re eighteen or eighty, you can probably recall the pain of someone’s harsh words scalding your soul.”


Rubel Shelly states, “Like starting a forest fire, it requires little effort to produce a “wildfire” with our tongues. Rumors, half-truths, grumblings, sarcastic remarks, hurtful things said in the heat of anger—all of these smoldering matches have the potential for burning down acres of office morale, family peace, and personal relationships.”


As we’ll see, Proverbs has much to say to those who desire to honor God with their tongues. It’s going to be good day to come together.  I look forward to seeing you!


HIGHER GROUND ESCONDIDO FALLS HIKE — SATURDAY, AUGUST 25: Join others for a beautiful hike in Malibu at Escondido Falls off Pacific Coast Highway. This hike will start off in a beautiful Malibu neighborhood overlooking the ocean with gorgeous views. We venture to a trail that takes us through a creek surrounded by herbs, flowers and wildlife. There will be fun rock-hopping until we reach the Lower Escondido Falls where water pours over a wall of lush green moss landing in a calm pool. Dogs are allowed on the trail. No bathrooms. (Use Starbucks in Malibu.) Invite a friend!


Difficulty: Easy to Moderate (A few hills may be difficult for anyone with knee issues.) Distance: 3.8 miles. Time:About 3 hours.


Meet at Starbucks in Camarillo at the Las Posas Shopping Center. We leave for Malibu by 8:45. Address: Winding Wind Way, Malibu, Off PCH, Near Paradise Cove


Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, hat and camera. A free continental breakfast is provided after the hike. Contact Margie Cantu at or 805.660.1187.


HIGHER GROUND HIKING T-SHIRTS AND TANK TOPS: Place/pick up your order in the lobby this Sunday.


OXNARD RESCUE MISSION OUTREACH, Saturday, September 1st, at 4:15-6:15 pm: Write “Rescue Mission” on your Connection Card this Sunday at one of the services.


ALL CHURCH PICNIC, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: Mark your calendars for a church picnic from 12:30-4:30 pm at Camarillo Grove Park- 6968 E. Camarillo Springs Road in Camarillo — food, fellowship, games, FUN!!! Get your tickets (and some for your friends) this Sunday.


ONE WORSHIP SERVICE, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT 10:00 AM:Please make note that there are regular Sunday morning service schedule will be suspended that day.


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.


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.


PERSPECTIVES, WEDNESDAYS, STARTING AUGUST 29: Camarillo Christian Church will be hosting ‘Perspectives on the World Christian Movement’ on Wednesday evenings, August 29-December 19. Experience 15 powerful lessons that have equipped thousands of everyday believers with great vision, hope, and passion. In Perspectives, scripture, history, culture, and strategy converge to reveal the unfolding of God’s redemptive purposes. He is on a mission to bless the people of the earth, and you’re invited to join Him. For more information, contact Donna Beeson at or or 805.630.2217. Register at



Thursday                   August 16                  2 Ki 24 ; Jer 22 ; Ps 112 ; Jn 18

Friday                         August 17                  Jer 23-25 ; Jn 19

Saturday                    August 18                  Jer 26,35-36 ; Jn 20

Sunday                      August 19                  Jer 45-47 ; Ps 105 ; 1 Jn 21

Monday                     August 20                  Jer 48-49 ; Ps 67 ; 1 Jn 1

Tuesday                    August 21                  Jer 21,24,27 ; Ps 118 ; 1 Jn 2

Wednesday              August 22                  Jer 28-30 ; 1 Jn 3

Thursday                   August 23                  Jer 31-32 ; 1 Jn 4

Friday                         August 24                  Jer 33-34 ; Ps 74 ; 1 Jn 5

Saturday                    August 25                  Jer 37-39 ; Ps 79 ; 2 Jn

Sunday                      August 26                  Jer 50-51 ; 3 Jn


SAVE THE DATE: “ONE CITY- ONE CHURCH” SERVE DAY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 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!