YOUNG ADULT GROUP
Begins Tuesday, May 8th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm in the Loft
Ongoing meetings the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
This is a safe space for those in early adulthood, 20’s and 30’s to gather and connect. Come explore with us in discovering what it means to Be Love, Share Love, and Serve Love. Invest in your future self with other like-minded souls, by exploring creative ways to balance the mind, body, and soul!
Lucky Lynch, Ministry Leader
Our Community Outreach Circle seeks opportunities to serve those beyond the walls of our Spiritual Center.
In 2018, join VCSL in serving adults and children who are homeless:
- Provide hygienic and “warmth” items to people who are homeless in the neighborhood around our Center
- Provide items needed for preschool children in Step-Up Ventura
- Become a supporting congregation for Family Promise in September 2018
- Serve lunches in the Family to Family Program
- Support pets without homes
Ministry of Prayer
Karen Mondragon, RScP, Ministry Leader
The Power of Prayer is a core value of our teaching. Our Center provides Licensed Spiritual Practitioners who have been trained in the art of prayer. No request is too big or too small. Prayer helps all of us connect to the light and love available to all beings. Prayer encourages healing, renewal and expanded possibilities. Prayer for one person blesses the entire world.
If you would like to receive prayer, you have several options:
- Fill out a blue Prayer Request form at the Center and place it in one of two of the Prayer Chests – on the altar and on the table in the social hall.
- Find a Practitioner at the front of the Church after service for a “1-minute miracle.”
- Contact a Practitioner by phone or email for Spiritual Guidance and Support.
- Fill out an on-line Prayer Request Form.
Partners in Prayer
Susan & Bill Seale, RScP’s, Ministry Leaders
People who pray for one another become bearers of the love and light that blesses everyone.
Our Partners in Prayer Program connects people seeking more prayer in their lives. No special training is required. We simply connect you with another heart-centered participant and encourage you to serve one another through the powerful practice of prayer.
Circle of Blessings – Congregational Care team
Rev. Judy Pando & Karen Hillman, RScP, Ministry Leaders
The Circle of Blessings is a circle of compassion, kindness, and sacred service that assists people with specific physical or emotional needs. They can provide transportation to church or medical appointments, visit people in the hospital or at home, offer meal support in times of grief or sickness, and assist in finding local resources for special needs. In addition, this ministry offers a twice monthly Grief Support Group. (See below).
The people who serve in this ministry recognize that serving blesses both giver and receiver. They see that caring in small ways blesses the world at large. To serve or be served by the Circle of Blessings, please click here.
Grief Support group
Rev. Judy Pando & Deana Sherry, Practitioner-in-Training, Ministry Leaders – Please note – NO GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP ON JULY 4, 2018.
Our Grief Support Group offers a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through life’s difficult experiences.
Each of us experiences the grief of loss and change. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Our Spiritual Center’s support group is led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
This group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Herron House, 133 S. Laurel Street, next door to the church. To participate in the Grief Support Group, please contact Rev. Judy Pando.
Paws & Effect – Pet Ministry
Sue & Dave Kabel, Ministry Leaders
We believe that the Divine manifests as love in all creatures great and small. Our Paws & Effect Team supports the congregation in matters concerning their animal companions. This includes praying for animals and owners, support through illnesses and deaths of beloved pets, and assisting people in welcoming new pets. They collaborate with the Circle of Blessing Team to assist people with special pet needs.
The Paws & Effect team offers an annual Pet Blessing service where participants celebrate the joy that comes with being part of an animal’s life. In addition, this team plays an important role in managing the animal actors that appear in our annual Christmas Eve Service. To serve or be served by this ministry, please click here.