Sundays with Anthem
Join us on Sundays for a time of worship through singing, teaching, prayer, and more! Here are the different way we'll gather together:
Arcturus and Livestream gatherings will meet at 9:30 AM. We'll have family time around 10AM both under the tent and over zoom for anyone at joining from home for a time to see one another and say hi. We'll close out our time Sunday morning by taking communion together.
We're excited to be with you this week!
Family Time Zoom
Meeting ID: 842 2215 6784
We will gather at
2p | 3:30p | 5p
We look forward to having you with us for one of these three gatherings. Come as you are...you're part of a generation of families that's gathering together to celebrate! We will sing, enjoy some yummy treats, take some pictures and hear about Jesus our Savior and King. Would you let us know what time you are planning on coming? We want to make sure we have a seat ready for you!
Christmas Eve Volunteers Needed
We still have several holes that need to filled to help make each of our Christmas Eve gatherings a success this year. There are two ways that you can jump in and help make the day awesome:
We are looking for bakers! We need about 15-20 people to make finger desserts (no cake or pies please). Each person would need to bring 2 dozen of your favorite holiday treats. Use the link below to sign up! If you have any questions, contact Barbara Grant Gould.
Serve at a Gathering
We are also looking for greeters, coffee makers, dessert host, and more, all with smiling faces! If you are available to help, follow the link below to sign up. If you have any questions, contact Celeste Scott.
Anthem Anywhere is a Sunday where the body of Christ at the Anthem family of churches will be gathering in homes, parks, coffee shops, breweries, and a variety of other venues around Ventura County and beyond, to worship Jesus, study the Scriptures, take communion, and pray together.
We are excited to take a Sunday and specifically remind ourselves that “the church” is not a building or an event, but a gathered group of believers in Jesus Christ.
Follow the links below to either register your group or to join a group that Sunday.
Date: THIS SUNDAY, January 26th
Anthem Kids Connect
We're excited to continue with Anthem Kids Connect this week. Our hope for this time is to provide kids with opportunities to connect with each other and some of their Anthem Kids leaders. We'll catch up with each other, pray, learn about Jesus and enjoy some other fun things during our gathering together.
Each week we'll send an email to parents with a prompt and info on how to prepare for the time together. If you have any questions, email email@example.com.
Wednesdays at 2pm
Meeting ID: 828 6755 5059
Save the Date
Save the date for our Anthem Summit coming May 1-2, 2020! Anthem's annual discipleship conference is designed for us to equip and empower each other in focused areas of Kingdom Life. Anthem Summit is a moment for our family of churches to unite around the vision and mission God has given us and for the body to equip each other for life and ministry.
Date: May 1-2, 2020
Easter has served as an opportunity for the last few years for us to share the Gospel with people in our community that don’t know Jesus or have disconnected from a Jesus story. As our new context has taken shape, we have been working through what we can do to bring Jesus into the lives of people that don’t know him. On Sunday, April 12 we will be hosting 4 online gatherings (each showing the same worship/teaching) that will feature a chat element. Those chats will be hosted by the teams that have been preparing to lead locations in our “pop up church” Easter plan. Our dream for Easter is that you would reach out to people in your neighborhood/network inviting them to hear the Gospel and hopefully to begin a relationship with Jesus!
We are providing 2 resources to help you do that. First, we have a digital invite that you can use to invite people via social media/email/evite/etc. You can go on our website or app to download a copy of this digital invite and share it as often as you want!
The second resource is a poster that you can use on/around your home as an invitation to your neighborhood. With the volume of neighborhood walks increasing by 6000% (anecdotal estimate), the opportunity to present a passive invitation is significant! The poster will be great for a window, a parked car, a fence, a tree… something in your yard that would engage passers by. Posters will be available for pick-up at the U (the Anthem Kids building) after our Sunday livestream this week.
Easter is an amazing opportunity to engage people that don’t know Jesus, we want to create avenues for those in our communities that are hurting and searching to meet Jesus and connect with his church. Take some time to pray through who you can reach out to and how you can engage people with the Gospel this Easter!
We need each other. We are built for community. We are called to love our neighbors as ourselves. Even though the world has changed rapidly, the mandate of the church has not. We are setting out to be a church that bears each other burdens and loves well during this time so no one goes unnoticed. We hope to see you and your family connected and growing in these uncertain times.
We've loved hearing you share your story of how Jesus has changed your life. To see all of these 1-minute videos, check out our instagram @anthemthousandoaks !
ASM at 11am
Sundays at 11am, students 6th-9th start in the main gathering and are dismissed after the first set of music to follow the ASM staff to the Anthem offices for a time of discussion / bible study based on the same passage being taught in the main gathering, but designed especially for middle school students.
CG Sign Ups
There is still time to get connected with a community group before we kickoff our new 2020/2021 season on Sep 20th!
Community Groups are groups of 15-45 people that meet together weekly for fellowship together, scripture discussion, and prayer. We'll be gathering virtually, in-person, or a combination of both.
If you are not currently in a community group, sign up and join one of our open groups using the link below.
Sunday Morning Doc
To help you prepare for our Sunday morning livestream, review the Sunday Morning doc. We've included an order of service and links to resources for engaging kids as well as discipling them through what they hear during the livestream gathering.
Some of our Community Groups will be taking communion and praying together via Zoom, grab the link from your leader.
If you’re not in a Community Group, join us here!
Meeting ID: 740 850 9606
Celebrate Generosity Gathering
We are so excited for our Celebrate Generosity gathering! This week we are gathering at Arcturus and online starting at 8:30am. Our backyard evening gathering is cancelled this Sunday.
For the Arcturus gathering we'll come together family-style in the parking lot. We'll be masking to mingle and will practice social distancing.
Bring a chair and some shade! We’ll hand out kids bags for your little ones after the first set of worship together.
Lyrics are available for the day below -- excited to have you join us in person and online!
Serve with Anthem
As we continue to meet in person under changing circumstances, we are once again in a season of “all hands on deck”. We need people for setup and tear down, welcome, coffee, kids bags, communion, tech, and prayer team.
Check out the link below for full details about current needs and to sign up to serve.
Operation Christmas Child
The last day to drop of your shoebox for Operation Christmas Child is this Sunday (11/22). The Moores will collect all remaining boxes on Sunday after the Arcturus gathering.
Choose either a boy or girl between the ages 2-14 and fill a shoebox on your own or "fill" a box online. A link with all the details can be found below. If you have any questions or would like to sign up to go to the OCC Processing Center in Fullerton on Friday, Nov 27th, contact the Moores by email or phone.
Diana: 805-630- 2141
Happy gifting everyone!
Drop-off Dates and Locations: Nov 15-22
- Sundays: bring your boxes to the Arcturus gathering at 9:30am (near the welcome table)
- Online: build a box all online at anytime before the 22nd
Christmas with Anthem
Merry Christmas Anthem Church! We are so excited to bring our community together for two gatherings (outdoors & online) on Thursday, December 24th at 4 and 6 PM. There’s a line from “O Holy Night” that says, “A weary world rejoices...”. That line pings many of our hearts as we have both felt the weariness of the world, yet we rejoice in the salvation that has come through Jesus Christ. Our hope is to provide a safe place for our community to explore the peace and joy that Jesus Christ brings into our lives as we give ourselves completely to him.
Giving cheerfully and sacrificially is a part of worship at Anthem. We give generously because God has first been generous to us.
At this time of year, many people are interested in making a “year end gift” to the church. Because we desire to be fully accountable for how we steward finances, and to be in compliance with the IRS, here are the deadlines for giving to be counted as donated in 2020.
Thank you to everyone who has expressed their worship of God by contributing financially to Anthem Church. If you are interested in making an online donation, please do that here: anthemchurch.org/give.
- One time donation: Must be submitted before midnight on December 31st.
- Recurring donations will be processed on their scheduled date and reported in the year the gift is deducted from your bank account.
Give Via Check or Cash
- Envelopes must be postmarked by December 31, 2020
- Handed in: Must be physically delivered on or by Thursday, December 31, 2020. We're sorry, but checks that are handed in after that point, even if it's back-dated to 12/31 or earlier, will be applied to your 2021 statement.
We will start our values series called This Is Anthem on Sunday. We'll spend the next 10 weeks walking through the different values and will share how they enable our up, in, & out approach to life with Jesus. This week we will begin with the Gospel.
Hope you are able to join us in person or online!
Save the date
Mark your calendars for the upcoming dates:
Sun, 1/10/21 — Family Meeting | 4-5:30PM
This is the last weekend to collect those $5 gift cards, snacks, and treats for the encouragement bags that will go out to the teachers / staff of TOHS next week!
We still have lots of cards for notes of encouragement so grab one or two at the Sunday gathering or drop them off at the office on Monday.
Follow the link below for full details on what's still needed. All items need to be collected by Mon, 2/1.
If you have any questions, contact Rob Patterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Worship + Tech Teams
This past year our tech needs as a church have grown exponentially with live-streaming and setting up weekly in the tent. While our needs have doubled, this team has numerically remained the same. We are looking for people who are willing to be trained to join the team. This Sunday we will have a lunch and training session following our morning gathering.
If you are interested in helping or learning more, email Rob at email@example.com to RSVP. NO experience necessary!
When: Sunday, February 28th directly following the gathering (lunch provided)
Where: Under the Anthem Tent
sunday toddler zone
The Toddler Zone will begin this Sunday! We will have an enclosed area adjacent to the tent for 0-3 year olds to get their energy out and play with toys while allowing parents to stay engaged during the gathering. At this time it won’t be the typical drop off, but we are asking parents to stay with their kids.
If you have any questions feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to gather with you all on Sunday!
Community Serve week
The week following Easter we are engaging our city and neighborhoods with tangible displays of God’s love and compassion. Check out this video from Rob to hear more about one of the locations we will be serving: Gabriel's House.
Use the link to sign up to help! We will be able to say “yes” to more projects once we know the amount of people we can expect.
If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
When: April 5-10
As a supplement to our series called This Is Anthem, we wanted to share brief conversations about how we can tangibly live out the presence of Jesus in our lives. This week, Matt spends time talking with Adam Schaechterle about fasting and hearing God's voice. We hope you enjoy it!
We'll be posting the episodes on our podcast feed called, Anthem Thousand Oaks: Everything Else. To get these episodes delivered automatically, be sure to subscribe.
Join us at 9 or 11am for our Easter Sunday gatherings. We will be gathering family style under the tent and online. We'll have kids bags available as well as the toddler zone for kids preschool and under.
We have a limited amount of chairs available so if you have lawn/beach chairs of your own, please bring those along for the day.
Come a little early for refreshments and to get settled and let's celebrate the Risen King together!
When: Sun, 4/4 @ 9 & 11AM
One of the biggest joys we have as a church is seeing parents choose to commit to raising their children in a way that points them to their loving Savior Jesus, and helping them find their way back to God in their homes.
Our next child dedication is scheduled for May 2nd. If you are interested in dedicating your kid(s) or want to know more about how child dedications at Anthem, click on the links below and let us know by Apr 28th.
When: Sun, May 2nd
Ak sunday breakout:
Hello Anthem Families and welcome to the Kids Breakout! This Sunday will be our first gathering and I wanted to share a bit about what we will be teaching and doing during our time together. One big change is that kids and our team of amazing volunteers will be learning and going through the same scripture that the adults are each Sunday. The hope is that you as a family will be able to have conversations and engage with the same bible passages each week and that when the kids are in service they can continue their learning of the book John with us all! Each week that the Kids Breakout meets, we will have worship, a Bible lesson, snack, and an activity or craft. I also wanted to include a list of amazing resources that might further supplement our study of John and the life of Jesus! Always feel free to reach out with any questions, needs, or suggestions!
We are super excited to bring back our Welcome Lunches! This is a great place for people to get to know Anthem a little better. Join us on Sunday, Apr 25th, we’d love to hear your story and answer any questions you may have about ours.
Lunch will be provided and kids are welcome. Please rsvp and let us know if you are planning to attend.
Hope to see you then!
Date: Sunday, April 25th
Location: Larson's backyard
Anthem Kids Breakout
We're so excited for another Anthem Kids Breakout this week. Kids (4 yrs to 5th grade) will worship with parents, then dismissed before the message for a lesson, worship, snack and activities with peers!
At this time we are planning to have a kids breakout once or twice per month through June. Here are the scheduled dates: 5/9, 5/23, 6/13, 6/27.
Memory Verse for April: John 3:16-17
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, That whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
Bible study methods class
Our Bible Study Methods class is starting next week! Reading the bible is a major part of being part of the church, but sometimes it can be hard to understand or we feel like we hit a plateau in our understanding. If you would like to learn how to get more out of your bible reading, or if you would like some practices to help understand the bible better then this class is for you. Steve Larson will be teaching a 4-week class that will run weekly on Thursday evenings starting April 29th at 7pm.
We will meet at the Anthem office with up to 20 people. If we have more, we will meet it in the chapel.
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.