Kingdom Family Summer Gatherings

This summer, we will be having six consecutive weeks of what we are calling “Kingdom Family Summer Gatherings” where we will be combining our 8:30am and 10:45am Sunday gatherings into one (packed) 9:30am gathering. Kids ministry will resume as always, but will also be meeting ONLY at 9:30am. Following the one 9:30am gathering, we will be congregating at picnic tables outside for a “Kingdom Family Meal”. A main course of BBQ will be provided free of charge, and the youth will be selling drinks to raise funds for Summer Camp, but we are asking that each of you bring a side dish to share. There will also be a fun zone for the kids! The Kingdom Family Summer Gatherings will begin Sunday, June 16, until Sunday, July 21. So make note of the time change, and show up early on those Sunday (if you want your choice of a seat!). This will be an incredible time for our church body to all be TOGETHER, as we gather around the cross in worship, and the table in fellowship. 

Fireside Chats: Discussions on Christ-centered Mothering

Flourish is excited to gather around the fire together over the next few months! This series is designed to create an intimate environment for you to pull up a chair alongside women who are also endeavoring to raise children with an eternal perspective in mind. We will gather to listen, learn, pray, and be encouraged in raising our kids. Each gathering features a different, experienced mom from our church body as she shares on different elements of Christ-centered mothering. Warm drinks and treats will be served.  

Friday, May 31 Tools for Discipling Our Kids, 7-8:30 pm, Reality Ventura

Friday, June 28 Raising Kids With a Missional Mindset, 7-8:30 pm, Reality Ventura

Friday, July 26 Praying For Our Kids, 7-8:30 pm, Reality Ventura

Friday, August 23 Understanding the Uniqueness of Each Child, 7-8:30 pm, Reality Ventura

Promotion Sunday

Hello parents of elementary kids!

Take note that on Sunday, June 16th is Promotion Sunday! This means that kindergartners will promote into 1st grade, 1st graders will promote into 2nd, and so on. 

Please start checking your child into their 2019-2020 grade on this date. 

Thank you!

If you have any questions please email the director at anna@realityventura.com

5th Grade Graduation

Family and friends,

Please join us at Reality Ventura as we commission the 5th graders out of Kids Ministry and into J-High! 

The 5th Grade Graduation ceremony will be held Thursday, June 13th from 5:30-6:30pm.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Gathering as One

The RVTA Marriage Ministry will be hosting a Gathering As One In the Park on Sunday, June 2nd at Foster Park from 3:30pm to 7:00pm. This is an opportunity to have a casual “couples only” picnic in the park. We will be eating and having fun together playing corn hole, bocci ball, etc… We will also having a time of worship together as One.

Please bring your own food and drinks (picnic style), blanket or chairs to sit on, a warm jacket for when the sun starts setting and whatever else you may want to bring for a fun and enjoyable time in the park. Also, if the weather is hot maybe something to swim in; since you can jump in the river that runs alongside the park. 

Location: Foster Park in Ventura off the 33 Freeway / 37 Casitas Vista Rd, Ventura, CA 93001 (*Imp: Casita Vista Road to Ventura River Area | Look For Sign On Righthand Side Of Road). Parking is $5.

RVTA Men’s Fishing Trip

Date – June 28-29
Price per person -$210
Contact Person – Mark Messner
Email- repairedmess@gmail.com
Cell – 805-890-9841

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New Book From Kate Merrick

Kate Merrick, our good friend, co-laborer, and wife of founding Reality Pastor, Britt Merrick has released a new book called Here Now: Unearthing Peace and Presence in an Overconnected World, and it releases April 2! Join her on a journey of what it means to practice presence, enter into your real life with courage, and put distraction in its place.

Also, come out for an evening of encouragement from Kate and worship at Reality Carpinteria on April 2 at 7pm, and pick up a copy of the book there! The book is also available online wherever books are sold.

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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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Prayer For the Nations

Prayer for the Nations will be praying the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and will be focusing on our Reality Ventura Global Partners, Friends, and Connections.

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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