Christmas Eve in the Barn

Ready for a new perspective this Christmas? Experience the Christmas Eve Gathering in a fresh way this year.

Venture’s Christmas Eve Gathering will be held in a Cherry Valley Barn this year (thanks to our friends at Los Rios for use of their barn!). We will gather at 4:00 pm for a short time of singing carols and hearing the Christmas story — while surrounded by the sights and sounds (and smells) that greeted Jesus as he entered our world 2,000 years ago.

Mark recently wrote a blog about celebrating Christmas in a barn, read it here.

The barn is located in Cherry Valley at 39756 Orchard Street. Find it here.

Operation Christmas Child

As a church, we hope to donate over 100 shoebox gifts to Samaritans Purse! Shoebox gifts can be brought on Sunday mornings or dropped off at the Venture Office and Ministry Center.

We will also send two teams to work a four-hour shift at the processing center in Corona. Join us either on December 1 or 15 to help Samaritan’s Purse sort thousands of shoebox gifts for children around the world. Sign up to serve on Sunday morning or contact Chuck Wells to reserve your spot.

Christ Alone

“What Child Is This?” may be the most important that is asked every December!

How we understand the baby in the manger is one of the most important parts of Christmas. Is he another prophet? A great teacher? Is he the promised Messiah? Is he God in the flesh? Our answers to these questions are what matters most at Christmas.

500 years ago, Martin Luther nailed 95 theses to the door at the Wittinburg Church, a key moment in the Protestant Reformation. One of the foundational beliefs of the Reformation is “Solus Christus” — Christ Alone. Jesus is the only way to the Father, and there is salvation in no one other than him. And there’s nothing we can add to his work. We are born into God’s family through Christ Alone!

This Christmas, we will reflect on Jesus as he is described in John 1 — who he is, what he accomplished, and our necessary response of faith. It could be your most important and significant Christmas ever!

Fall Y’all!

KidVenture Families — get ready for a great time at the Milligan’s home (Google Maps)! Fall Y’all will be held Sunday, October 29 from 3:30-6:30.

Fall Y’all is everything fun about Fall — good food, games, pumpkin carving, and more. The cost is $15 for the entire family. This Shin-dig is an annual favorite around KidVenture, as kids and families gather at Aaron’s home and enjoy all things Fall! Make plans to attend, you don’t want to miss this!

Sunday Afternoon Ballarini’s Group

The Ballarini’s Life Group is a new group forming for the REACH series at Venture. They will meet on Sunday afternoons at the Ballarini home in Yucaipa. The Ballarini’s are serious about God’s Word and caring for people. If the time and location work for your schedule, this group will be an encouragement to you! If last year’s group photo is any indication, you might even hang out on the moon!

Leader: Don and Jessica Ballarini

Time: 12:30-2:00 pm

Location: 12888 Brooks Lane, Yucaipa

Contact: Don Ballarini

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Sunday Evening Ballingers’ Group

The Ballingers’ Life Group meets every Sunday evening. The group balances time between fellowship over food, Bible study, and prayer. The group enjoys good friendships and likes to serve together.

Leaders: Mike and Priscilla Ballinger

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Location: Rotates between homes in Beaumont

Contact: Mike Ballinger

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Tuesday Night Women’s Study

The Tuesday Night Women’s Life Group is led by Amy Peterson and meets every other week at her home in Cherry Valley. The group is studying “An Unexplainable Life” as they journey through the book of Acts. The Women’s Life Group is a place to find significant friendships as you study the Word together.

Leader: Amy Peterson

Time: 6:30-8:00 pm

Location: 10881 Crowther Lane, Cherry Valley

Contact: Amy Peterson

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Tuesday Night Petersons’ Group

The Peterson Tuesday night group meets every other week with childcare for a shared fee. This is a great group for developing a better understanding of God’s Word while building meaningful friendships.

Leaders: Rob and Amy Peterson

Time: 7:00-8:30

Location: 10881 Crowther Lane, Cherry Valley

Contact: Rob Peterson

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Wednesday Night Wines/Rabenstein Group

The Wines/Rabenstein Life Group meets every Wednesday evening from 6:45-8:30. This group is convenient for parents of teenagers, the group meets during Venture’s Student Ministry. The group is friendly, fun, and the group most likely to use the word “Steampunk” in a Bible study!

Leaders: Matt and Bambi Wines, Jamie and Georgia Rabenstein

Time: 6:45-8:30 pm

Location: The Wines’ home, 10775 Fairview, Cherry Valley

Contact: Matt and Bambi Wines

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