Thursdays at 7pm (YA); Saturdays at 6pm; Sundays at 9am & 11am
SPANISH-SPEAKING SERVICE: Sundays at 11am
5495 Via Rocas, Westlake Village, CA 91362
Senior Pastor Shawn Thornton
Join us This week
November 18-19, 2023
This Weekend’s Worship Music
Thanksgiving Service: We invite you to gather with us for Calvary’s annual Thanksgiving Service THIS Sunday, November 19th at 6:00pm. This is a special service where we come together to give thanks for all God’s done in and through our lives.
Community Christmas Shoppe Toy Drive, October 28-December 2: Community Christmas Shoppe, sponsored by ActionVC, brings together close to 40 churches to provide free toys and the message of Jesus to 1000+ families across Ventura County. Qualified low-income families are invited to “shop” for free gifts. While parents choose gifts, children’s activities are provided. We anticipate a great need this Christmas so we need YOUR help!
Calvary is hosting the Special Abilities Christmas Shoppe on Saturday, December 2nd, for local families who have children with special abilities. Bring NEW, UNWRAPPED toys, stuffed animals, books, bikes, electronics, etc. for babies, toddlers, children & teens
The button below will take you to an Amazon Wish List for specific toys/gifts families with children who have special abilities have requested. If you prefer, you may purchase from this list and those items will be delivered to Calvary for that child.
Star of Wonder – Sunday, December 10th, 6:00-9:00pm (*5:00-6:00pm: Special Abilities families only): Star of Wonder is Calvary’s Christmas festival. Experience the thrill of snow sledding, inflatables, s’mores around the fire, and the Shepherd’s Petting Zoo. Coffee, hot cocoa, and food trucks will be on site. This event is Calvary’s gift to the community so invite your friends, family, and neighbors for a fun evening on our campus.
Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along: On Friday, December 15th at 7:30pm, join us for our annual traditional Handel’s Messiah Sing-Along and your favorite Christmas carols. The evening of music will include an orchestra conducted by Pepperdine’s Dr. Ryan Board. Music will be provided for you to sing along or just enjoy listening to one of the most celebrated musical works of all time. Invite your family and friends as we celebrate the birth of Christ as a community through music and song! Click the button below to purchase tickets.
Men’s Connect – A Bible Study for Men: Join us for a study through the book of Matthew on Saturdays at 7:30am in room 2104. Every week, we’ll come together for worship, teaching, and engaging table group discussions. The only material you’ll need is your Bible or Bible app. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with other men and grow together in God’s Word. We look forward to seeing you there!
YA (Young Adults, ages 18-30) Thursday Night Worship Service: Join us in-person on Thursdays at 7:00pm in the high school room 1500 as well as streaming on YouTube. (All ages are welcome to watch online.)
Westlake Worship was born out of the Young Adults ministry at Calvary Community Church. YA’s worship team saw and recognized that there were many in the community who had both the gift of creating and the hunger for a deeper level of worship. These songs are written from their own testimonies of how God has moved, we pray they bless others and lead people into His presence.
Salt Company is a gathering place for Seasoned Adults to refresh, retool, and refuel as they navigate the ever-changing terrain along route 60+. They meet on the 2nd & 4th Sundays at 9:00am in the Café. Come for intentional conversation, spiritual formation, service, and intergenerational friendship. For more info, email Pastor Dick Thompson.
Momentum meets on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays at 9:00am in the Café. Join other seasoned adults for a Bible study with Pastor Scott Davis. To be added to the email list to receive updates about Momentum, click below.
stewardship & generosity
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38)
A GRATEFUL AND JOYFUL HEART
Our weekly gifts reflect a grateful heart that wants to give back to God a portion of what He has already given us. We give with a joyful heart, confident that the Lord will use our gifts to support ministries through Calvary and advance the gospel of Jesus Christ. Through our gift-giving, we show God that He is first in our lives in everything! May the Lord be pleased and honored through our thankful and joyful generosity!
Calvary’s Online Giving Platform is through a company called Pushpay. This giving platform has become the standard platform for online donations (through your computer or smartphone/tablet) or through the Calvary Westlake App.
Missions & Outreach
Living Room, Calvary’s Russian-speaking ministry, gathers for worship, a devotion, and intentional relational time, on Saturdays at 6:00pm in room 1500 (HSM room). All Russian speakers are welcome, including families with children. If you have friends or co-workers who speak Russian, please let them know this is open to them, too.
Calvary is Going Global! THIS Sunday, November 19th at 12:30pm in room 2101, join us for our Go Global gathering! This event is an opportunity to hear about how Calvary is engaging all over the world and how you can get involved. If you have been curious about what Calvary is doing in the world, this is your chance to get acquainted and take the next step in joining in. We look forward to seeing you there!
Christmas Shoeboxes: Pack a shoebox with gifts for children in Mexico. Pick up a box and instructions at the Missions Counter in the lobby this weekend and return your box by December 10th.
Deliver Shoeboxes December 14-16: Join the team going to Mexico to drop off the boxes. This is always a heartfelt and heartwarming time together with our friends and mission partners in Ensenada. Cost: $150 ($85 for youth under 18 AND accompanied by an adult). Note: anyone over 16 MUST have a valid passport. For more info or to sign up click the button below.
Care, Support, & recovery
Care in time of trouble: If you are experiencing a challenging time in your life, we are here to help. We have people who can pray with you, support groups, classes, referrals to Christian therapists, and more. Contact Calvary’s Care Center at 818.575.2267
*NEW* Substance Recovery Group for Men & Women: Here you will learn how to help, find/maintain sobriety, and help others find sobriety. Starts Sunday, January 14th, from 1:00-2:30pm. This is a Christ-centered group that teaches scripture and the 12-steps. Open to anyone 18+. This is a Christ-centered group that teaches scripture and the 12-steps. Open to anyone 18+. For more info, contact Sam Rosenbland, Care Ministry Support and Recovery Group Coordinator at 818.575.2258 or click the button below.
*NEW* Finding Hope is a support group for people who have loved ones battling heroin, fentanyl, and other drug addictions. Finding Hope provides a space to process the bleak and sometimes traumatic realities brought on by addiction. Learn how to set proper boundaries, fight codependency, develop healthy habits, and much more. A new class starts in early 2024.
Child Dedication is a public expression of the fact that a child belongs to God. It is not for the salvation of a child but a public declaration by you, the parents, to raise your child in the way, truth, and life that is found in Jesus Christ. In the midst of this Christian community, you dedicate your child to God, seeking to teach them and model for them a life living and loving like Jesus. Child Dedications will be Sunday, November 26th, during the 9:00am and 11:00am services. Click the button below for more info. (Sign up by November 19th.)
SPECIAL ABILITIES MINISTRY
MIDDLE SCHOOL MINISTRY
- Sundays at 9:00am in the middle school room 1700
- Sundays at 11:00am in the middle school room 1700. Also streaming on YouTube
MSM Small Groups: “Tribes” meet Wednesdays from 5:30-7:15pm. Each week, students hang with friends as they open their Bibles together, exploring how God’s Word changes the way they live! All groups are lead by MSM staff and vetted (background checked & fingerprinted) volunteers. Groups are single-gender and grade-based.
Christmas Movie Night, Wednesday, December 13th from 6-8pm: This is another opportunity for students to spend time with each other at Calvary building the MSM community. No cost. There will not be dinner on this night but we will have candy and hot cocoa.
HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY
- Sundays at 11:00am in the high school room 1500
- Sundays at 5:00pm in the high school room 1500. Also streaming on YouTube
HSM Small Groups are where we teach high school students how to follow Jesus step-by-step. We do this by gathering on Tuesday or Wednesday nights in homes all over the Conejo Valley in gender-specific groups of 5-15 students. Group time involves studying the Bible, sharing about your life, and being challenged to take steps forward in your faith! SIGN UP HERE
Small Group in Spanish: Calvary’s Spanish-speaking ministry, Calvary Westlake Español, is starting a new small group going through Calvary’s Core Values. Starting Wednesday, September 200th, from 6:00-7:15pm in the Prayer Chapel. If you have friends, neighbors, or co-workers who speak Spanish, please let them know.
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