As this year draws to a close, we hope that you will join us for times of worship, fellowship, service, and celebration.

Armloads of Love. For many years, the congregation has been blessed to share food items with families in our neighborhood on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. It is a very meaningful and tangible way that our members can be a blessing to others as they have been blessed throughout their life.

Advent Bible Classes. Each Sunday at 9am, Bible classes are available for all ages. During Advent, the adults will meet in one combined class and will explore a series on “The Colors of Christmas.”

Family Advent Experience. Join us on Sunday, December 4, for a walk-through Family Advent Experience. Families will travel to different stations where Bible characters and storytellers will share the story leading up to the birth of Jesus. The experience continues at our celebration station for a craft and a treat.

RSVP required for a start time. Each start time is for up to 3 family units at a time. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094DAFA92FA7FEC70-family.

All-Church Christmas Party. The congregation is invited to a very special Conejo holiday gathering on Friday, December 9, beginning at 7pm at the home of Rick and Paula Marrs. Make plans now to come share in a delightful evening filled with warm holiday fellowship, Christmas carols, and tasty treats. Please bring substantial hors d’oeuvres or a favorite dessert to share.

Middle School Christmas Party. On Saturday, December 10, the middle school group is invited to the Johnsons’ home for a Christmas party. The party will be from 5:30 – 8:00pm, will include dinner, games, prizes, and festive fun! Just like last year, prizes will be waiting for those who dress festively for this fun occasion!

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Carols and Candlelight. On Sunday, December 11, beginning at 6pm, you are invited to our annual Carols and Candlelight Service. This special service will feature the singing of favorite holiday carols, the lighting of candles, the reading of the birth narratives of Christ, and the renewing experience of the wonder of Christ’s radiant coming. We will enjoy cookies and fellowship following the service. Be sure to invite friends and loved ones to this favorite holiday tradition as we enjoy the season of Advent together.

Extravagodyssey. On Friday, December 16, the youth group will gather for an all-nighter of epic proportions! Other youth groups from SoCal join in on the fun before the close of the year, making it a large party. The goal is to remember 2022, reflect upon what we have learned, and take the next step of faith as we look toward 2023. The cost per person is $40. This cost includes supplies for the evening, snacks/drinks, a middle-of-the-night trip to Sky Zone (formerly Defy/Dojoboom), a movie ticket to Avatar: The Way of Water, and breakfast.

Women’s Christmas Cookie Exchange. All CVCC women are invited to a Christmas Cookie Exchange at the home of Melissa Foster on Saturday, December 17, from 2 until 4pm. Please bring the following items for this exchange:

  • an appetizer to share
  • 6 dozen cookies
  • a container to take home cookies from the exchange
Rene Heard
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