Past Events

Past Events

May 22, 2020

Family Movie Night [Virtual]

Details: Join us on Friday, May 22nd for our first virtual Family Movie Night! We’ll be watching “Christopher Robin” (rated PG). Grab your popcorn and candy and enjoy a movie with your friends! Well… virtually anyway. 😊 We will be watching via Netflix Party, so you will need to have a Netflix account and Google Chrome on your computer in order to participate. If you do not have a Netflix account or a computer to participate in this way, you…
Mar 22, 2020

Enneagram 201

Due to the intimate nature of the subject matter, this is a closed class. If you’d like to register for this class, please contact the class’s teacher, Wayne Randolph, at So you’ve gone through last year’s 101 class, and you’ve discovered your Ennea-type pattern; now what? How do you use this powerful knowledge? Enneagram 201 will address these questions, offering an in-depth opportunity to explore your personal development using the map of the Enneagram as a transformational tool. In this…
Feb 15, 2020

Love Stinks! A Very Funny Fractured Fundraiser

This is the perfect way to spend the day after Valentine’s Day. Join us for an evening of sketch comedy written by Shannon McNally Ham. There will be an art gallery with works by local artist Meredith Newcom. Live Auction! Chocolate! Drinks! And side-splitting sketch comedy! For tickets and more information, go to This is an important event for the Fractured Actors Theater Company as they raise funds for their 2020 season. They are also seeking donations of auction items! If…
Jan 26, 2020

Party For Bob & Margie

As you probably know, Bob Harper’s last Sunday as Senior Pastor of Ventura Vineyard was December 29. Since he and Margie are remaining part of the Ventura Vineyard family, we did not have a “Farewell” party for them – however, we do want to celebrate both their 20+ years of pouring their lives and love into the Vineyard AND the fact that they will continue to do so as members of our congregation. So, mark your calendars for Sunday January…
Jan 24, 2020

VV Mosaic Team: “Just Mercy” Discussion

Join our Mosaic Team on Friday, January 24 from 7:00-8:30pm at the Ventura Vineyard for a discussion on the movie “Just Mercy” (see description below). If you are interested in participating in the discussion, please email Kathy Navarro Sochel ( or Linnea  Taylor ( Please see the movie before coming for the discussion. Just Mercy is based on a book of the same name written by the real Bryan Stevenson— a legal advocate who’s spent the better part of three decades crusading for the rights and…
Dec 24, 2019

Christmas eve service

Join us as we reflect on the meaning of Christmas, and celebrate the birth of our savior.
Dec 8, 2019

Blue Christmas

The holidays are nearly here! There are decorations, parties, dinners, and all manner of good cheer. In fact, it seems that Christmas is synonymous with celebrating. For those among us who are surrounded by festivities while alone, while enduring a difficult season, Christmastime can just plain hurt. Christmas is a time of celebration, yes. But, the reason we celebrate is what sustains us. We have hope. “God with us: Immanuel.” Everyone has moments in their lives when they need to…
Nov 3 – 24, 2019

Operation Christmas Child

Pick up a box at church and fill it with suggested items for a child. Click here for more information on how to fill a box!
Nov 23, 2019

Lectio Ladies

About Lectio Ladies The focus of this group is on community, transformation and hearing God’s voice through the Spiritual Discipline called Lectio Divina (“Divine Reading” in Latin). Often, there is a theme to the scriptures used to meditate on as ladies journal together then share their personal experiences of hearing God through His Word with the others in the group. It meets two Saturdays per month during the school year (from Sept/Oct-June but breaks during the month of December). It…
Nov 10, 2019

Sunday lunch

Join us for lunch after the service!
Nov 10, 2019

Ignatian Taste Test

Ignatius of Loyola was a 15th century Catholic priest who developed a curriculum for discipleship known as the Ignatian Exercises.  The Exercises are a collection of Ignatius’ insights, prayers and suggestions for living, and is considered one of the most influential books on the spiritual life ever written.  Ignatian spirituality is rooted in the conviction that God is active, persona, and above all, present to us.  It is a spirituality for everyday life, insisting that God is present in our world and active…
Nov 10, 2019

Tools for Cross-Cultural Communication

Have you ever felt misunderstood—even though you thought you made yourself clear?  Or maybe at school or work you dread the group projects or the team assignments because they often seem so awkward and disjointed.  Sometimes when communicating with anyone outside our family and social circles, it’s hard to connect, to keep things flowing, and to even grasp why a person said what they did.  Relating with people from different backgrounds can be so complicated that it’s easy to become “too shy to…
Nov 10, 2019

Intro to Stop Motion Animation

Children’s Enrichment: Intro to Stop Motion Animation w/ Erica Connell Erica Connell, from Wonderland Stage and Screen, will facilitate this 10 week class instructing children in the art of storytelling and the basics of creating stop motion animation. Students will explore their own stories in multimedia tools such as drawing, 3D objects and their own physicality. This class is free of charge and regular attendance is appreciated.
Oct 12, 2019

Changemakers Volunteer Day

You are invited you to partner with the non-profit WCDC (Westside Community Development Corporation) to help beautify and bring resources to the Westside community, aka The Avenue!  Ways to get involved:  Sign up HERE  to pick your volunteer task    Sign up  HERE to donate/loan items for our multiple projects! Please bring those items labeled on the day of the event.   Support the WCDC Changemaker Network by becoming a member and/or making a donation! Donations can be given via our website: Meet us at…
Sep 7, 2019

Town Hall

Our Town Hall Meeting is an opportunity for us to gather together as a family, to share opportunities for growth, and plan out leadership team. At our past Town Halls we’ve heard some wonderful ideas from the community that we have put into action. Come join us as we explore the future of the Ventura Vineyard. This is an important meeting, and we hope everyone will attend.
Jul 28, 2019

Church Picnic

Come to Camino Real park after the service for fun games, grilling, and hanging out. Bring a dish to share.
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