Happenings

Help Support Malakai & The Carey Family

We as a church family are wanting to come alongside the Carey family to love and support them during this very difficult and challenging time. It was on April 29, 2019 the Todd and Cheri Carey’s 11 year old son Malakai was diagnosed with a rare type of liver cancer. Malakai’s cancer journey has been anything but simple. He underwent months of intense chemotherapy down at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. Just over a week ago Malakai underwent a full liver transplant. He is still in recovery at Children’s Hospital and thankfully his body seems to be accepting his new liver well.

However, the journey for the family has been long and it isn’t over. The Carey’s have four children. Two of whom are preschool age. Todd continues to work a full-time job and Cheri often needs to accompany Malakai to Los Angeles for treatment 3-4 times a week and for many multi-day overnight trips. This has resulted in numerous unexpected financial needs. 

They are family to us here at Reality and we are wanting to give our support to them financially through this year’s Women’s Christmas Boutique and also we are asking you to please prayerfully consider how you can give through The Young & Brave Foundation – Go to: theyoungandbrave.com

Online Auction!

Another opportunity to support Malakai and the Carey family! Shop for your holiday gifts on this awesome online auction: https://www.instagram.com/beatluigiauction/

All funds go to support the Carey Family, as their son, Malakai battles liver cancer. Action ends on December 8th at 7PM.

Redeemed: RVTA Women’s Christmas Worship Night

It’s that wonderful time of year again!!! Please join us for a night of worshiping Christ our Redeemer with special music and testimonies from our Teen Challenge sisters as well as, a Christmas message and extended time of worshiping all together. We encourage you to invite friends and loved ones and join in the festivities by bringing a dessert or appetizer to share. Date: Friday, December 6th Time: 6:30pm Where: Reality Ventura

Christmas Boutique

Calling all Christmas Shoppers…Women’s Ministry is hosting the 2nd Annual Christmas Boutique on Sunday, December 8th from 10am – 1:00pm. Local artisans will be selling their unique products front parking lot. In addition to the Boutique, there is a raffle and bake sale.

This event will help support Malakai and the Carey Family. They are family to us here at Reality and we are wanting to give our support to them financially through this year’s Women’s Christmas Boutique. This is a great opportunity to support the Carey Family as well as local artisans!

The Steadfast Life: A Study Through James

RVTA Women, we are kicking off 2020 with a study through the book of James! Registration is now open, so make sure to grab your spot!

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Christmas Eve at Reality Ventura

Celebrate Christmas Eve with us! Join us for our Christmas Eve Service on Tuesday, December 24th @ 4pm. We will celebrate together thru worship, and a gospel centered message. Kids ministry will be available for infants through 3rd grade!

Guest Preaching – December & January

Reality Ventura is part of a family of churches. We are 1 of 9 different Reality churches that range from Honolulu Hawaii all the way to London, England. In December and January we have the privilege of having pastors from some of those Reality churches preach at Reality Ventura. From Reality Stockton, Christian Simas will be continuing our advent series, Sunday, December 8th!

The Gospel Project

We’re so excited to announce that we launched our new curriculum: The Gospel Project for Kids! The Gospel Project takes kids on a Christ-centered, chronological journey through Scripture. Kids will discover how the gospel unfolds from Genesis through Revelation. When kids truly experience the gospel, their hearts are transformed. It is the gospel, not good behavior, that changes everything.

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Global Spotlight

Come and hear from Wesley & Natalie Roberts to see all that God is doing in Macedonia with Albanians, at our next Night for the Nations taking place on Sunday, December 8 from 6-8pm at Reality Ventura. Refreshments and Childcare will be provided.
 
Also as a way to join in prayer together for them, the next Prayer for the Nations will take place on Sunday, December 15, after first service in front of the stage (around 10am).
 
Last, for the month of December, we will be collecting money at the global table and upstairs in kids ministry that will go towards their Macedonian villages in need of groceries!
 

Community Groups

We relaunched Community Groups!

Go to the community groups page to learn more about the vision and also to view a list of community groups meeting throughout Ventura County – you’ll be able to contact a community group leader, request more information about their group… and sign up!

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RVTA Stickers

We just printed three different RVTA sticker designs, so grab one and stick on your car, water bottle or whatever else you want! These stickers was designed to identify fellow Reality Ventura Kingdom Family members specifically for the purpose of connection and prayer. When you see this sticker, pause for a moment and pray for that person! See a sticker, pray a prayer! 

Book Spotlight

In light of our current Kingdom Family series in the book of Ephesians, our featured Book Spotlight is When the Church Was a Family by Joseph Hellerman that we want to encourage everyone to purchase and read.

Spiritual formation occurs primarily in the context of community. But as the modern cultural norm of what social scientists call “radical American individualism” extends itself, many Christians grow lax in their relational accountability to the church. Faith threatens to become an “I” not “us,” a “my God” not “our God” concern.

When the Church Was a Family calls believers back to the wisdom of the first century, examining the early Christian church from a sociohistorical perspective and applying the findings to the evangelical church in America today. With confidence, author Joseph Hellerman writes intentionally to traditional church leaders and emerging church visionaries alike, believing what is detailed here about Jesus’ original vision for authentic Christian community will deeply satisfy the relational longings of both audiences.

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Christian Surfers Ventura

The MISSION of Christian Surfers is to be a ministry TO surfers and a mission FOR surfers to impact the beach and beyond with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Surfing, Fellowship, Community Outreach & Partnerships.

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Men’s Retreat Postponed

Due to several factors, including a lack sign-ups, the October men’s retreat is being postponed until sometime in the future. Sorry for any inconvenience. We are excited for something, possibly next spring, though.