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 December 8th. 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.
When: Sun, Dec 8
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
Join us on Sunday, Feb 23rd for Welcome Lunch! This is a great place for people who are looking to get to know Anthem a little better. We’d love to hear your story and answer any questions you may have about ours. Lunch will be provided and kids are welcome. Generally the lunch is hosted at a family home near the church. Use the link to sign up and to get the address for this month. Hope to see you then!
Date: Sunday, Feb 23
Time: 1-3 PM
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 !
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
Hey Anthem Fam!
We are so grateful for each of you. This time of “quarantine” has been tough, but having a church family that is loving, encouraging, supportive and generous has made such a massive difference. We are looking forward to our family meeting next Sunday (May 31) at 8PM on Zoom. Our hope is to continue to monitor communications from the various authorities this week and present a preliminary plan (which still may not have dates attached) at the family meeting. If you aren’t able to make it to the meeting, we will plan on recording it and making it available if you let us know you’d like it. Thanks again for walking with us in this wild time! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you are in need of prayer! Talk to you soon!
We are looking forward to our family meeting on Sunday. Our hope is to continue to monitor communications from the various authorities this week and present a preliminary plan (which still may not have dates attached) at the family meeting. If you aren’t able to make it to the meeting, we will plan on recording it and making it available if you let us know you’d like it. Thanks again for walking with us in this wild time! Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you are in need of prayer! Talk to you soon!
Date: Sun, May 31st at 8PM
Text-in Questions: 805-232-4318
We want to invite you to our first experiment this weekend! We know this isn’t for everyone and that is ok. The livestream will still be at 10:00AM and that is a great way to continue to gather with us. Each of the gatherings (in person and livestream) will include a message, worship through singing and an opportunity to take communion together.
If you are ready for an in person gathering, we’d love for you to join us! Below are some things we want to make you aware of to make sure that everyone is safe and comfortable as we step into our time together.
In person gathering times are 8:30am and 7:00pm in the courtyard of the U.
We loved seeing faces this past Sunday at the U courtyard gatherings -- thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the first attempt! As we mentioned before, this was going to be our first experiment with gathering in this way. We haven't set the date for our next in-person gathering yet, but stay tuned for more info soon on upcoming dates. Meanwhile, we hope that you will join our livestream gathering this Sunday for a time of worship together!