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THIS SUNDAY morning, as we’re in the final weeks of our study in the book of Hebrews, we come to Hebrews 12:14-17.  We’re going to look at God’s call to grow up spiritually and how that leads to living at peace with others.  In a world that seems more divided than ever, it’s an important to know what God’s word has to say about it being peacemakers. I look forward to seeing you.


LADIES’ BEACH BIKE RIDE, SATURDAY, JULY 28th: Join Donna Beeson and some of the ladies of Gold Coast on an 8-mile round trip bike ride on Saturday, July 28th. This from Donna- “Meet at 8:00 am at the San Buenaventura Beach. Park on the streets around Pierpont Blvd. and San Pedro (exit Seaward off the 101 freeway) or pay to park at the San Buenaventura Beach. Ride up the coast through the Harbor. We will stay on the trail by the railroad tract and come out on the exit for the Ventura Beaches. We’ll enjoy some light snacks as a reward. Contact me at 805.630.2217 so I know how many are expected.”


HIGHER GROUND HIKE, VENTURA BEACH, SUNDAY, JULY 29: Higher Ground is hosting a Ventura Beach Walk from Marina Park to the Ventura Pier and back after church on Sunday, July 29th from 2-5 pm. Come and see the beautiful ocean, walk along the shoreline, and soak up the sun! Dogs are allowed on Ventura beaches at Marina Park and San Buenaventura State Beach. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, hat and camera. Invite a friend! Contact Maggie Cantu at or 805.660.1187.

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 5 miles round trip

Hike Time: min. 2 hours


HIGHER GROUND HIKING T-SHIRTS AND TANK TOPS will be available in the lobby on Sunday.  Prices are from $9-12.


BUDDY BREAK TRAINING & SUPPORT, SUNDAY, JULY 29: Be a Buddy! Buddy Break is a free respite program for parents and caregivers who have children with special needs (VIPs). Have some fun and be a blessing to VIPs and their families! Buddies are volunteers who are paired with a VIP or sibling and are usually at least 14 years old. No previous experience is necessary, just a willing heart and an openness to learn! A Buddy Training class and a background check are required, at no cost to you. The next Buddy Training is Sunday, July 29th, after the second service in the Youth Room. Lunch will be provided. Sign up by writing “Buddy Break” on your Connection Card this Sunday!

Serve as support for Buddy Break by helping set up and reset rooms once a month! No training is required, just some strength to move items. Write “BB Support” on your Connection Card this Sunday. Contact Tana Seufert at or 805.485.5433 with any questions.


NINOS DE BAJA SUMMER TRIP, FRIDAY, AUG. 10 -SUNDAY, AUG. 12: This is a weekend of serving the amazing kids of the Ninos de Baja orphanage in El Porvenir, Mexico. We will take school supplies for the children. Water play is also planned with the kids. Come change a life – it will probably be yours. Estimated cost is about $100. A passport is required. Go to the table in the lobby to sign up or contact Mike or Lynne Yeaman at 


OXNARD RESCUE MISSION SERVICE — SATURDAY, AUGUST 4: Time is from 4:15-6:15 pm. Write “Rescue Mission” on your Connection Card to sign up or contact Stuart Baker at or 805.427.5528.


DISCIPLE-MAKING 101 – ANSWERING THE GREAT COMMISSION Seminar, Friday, August 10th, 7 pm to 9 pm and Saturday, August 11th, 9 am to 1 pm, Sojourn Church (445 Rosewood Ave, Suite G, Camarillo): Every Christian has been given the responsibility of making disciples of Jesus. But that can be hard to do, especially in Southern California. This seminar gives practical tips and concrete tools that will help you to share Jesus with the people God has already placed in your life.

Topics Covered:

What’s the difference between Disciple-Making and Evangelism?

How do I know if people in my life even want to hear about Jesus?

What if I think I’m definitely not a good enough Christian, don’t know enough and am not spiritual enough to teach anyone about Jesus?

What does the Disciple-Making process look like?

“Ok! I found someone who wants to know Jesus… now what do I do?”

I don’t have a testimony to share, so how do I share my faith?

What happens if people have questions I can’t answer?

“I was really, really skeptical of this class. I wasn’t comfortable talking to people about my faith. But afterward, when God brought someone across my path who was ready to start a relationship with Him, I was ready to guide her. It has been so cool being involved in her journey.”- Hannah Slaven

Cost: $30 until August 5th (after that, $100)

Register by going to


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



Friday             July 20           2 Ch. 29-31; Jas 4

Saturday       July 21           2 Ki 18,19; 2 Chr 32; Jas 5

Sunday          July 22           Is 36-37 & Ps 76 & 1 Pet 1

Monday         July 23           2 Ki 20 & Is. 38-39; Ps 75; 1 Pet 2

Tuesday        July 24           Is 40-42; 1 Pet 3

Wednesday  July 25           Is 43-45; 1 Pet 4

Thursday       July 26           Is 46-49; 1 Pet 5

Friday             July 27           Is 50-52; Ps 92; 2 Pet 1

Saturday        July 28           Is 53-56; 2 Pet 2

Sunday         July 29           Is 57-59; Ps 103; 2 Pet 3


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