Summer Nights
Jun
22
to Aug 17

Summer Nights

  • Venture Christian - Playground Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re hosting Summer Nights at Venture on Saturdays following the 5pm service! Pack a picnic dinner, park your cooler, and enjoy dinner on the lawn with other friends and families. With music and fun, It's the perfect way to invite others to join you and spend the evening! Each weekend there will be a fun element from ice cream, movie night to games, waterplay fun and more. Check back often for updates!


Summer Nights start at 6:30 immediately after the 5pm service.

Schedule for July:

Sat, July 13:

Pack a picnic dinner/cooler and enjoy our gorgeous backyard views!

  • Meet new families and reconnect with those you’ve meant to meet-up with.

  • Bring swimsuits/towels for the little (and big ones). Enjoy a Playground Water Zone!

  • Enjoy music on the lawn and cool off with ice cream cart.

Sat, July 20:

Pack a picnic dinner/cooler and get ready to CLIMB!

  • Enjoy music on the lawn and meet new families

  • We’ll have a rock climbing wall, lawn games and more.

Sat, July 27:

Bring a picnic dinner and get your GAME on…games on the lawn.

Ice cream, face paining, balloon twister and more.

Schedule for August:

Sat, Aug 3:

Join us as we kick off August with music fun from the 80s and 90s! We encourage you to dress in theme!

We’ll feature photo booth fun and a food truck. Picnic and coolers are always welcome.

Sat, Aug 10

Obstacle course fun and lawn games, music and more! Pack dinner and snacks to enjoy on the lawn.

Sat, Aug 17

Summer Nights Finale - All Venture Family Picnic night

We encourage you to pack dinner and come enjoy mountain views,

live worship, treats and more!


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RESTORE Walk/Run at the Park
Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

RESTORE Walk/Run at the Park

  • Restore Walkathon - Martial Cottle Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the “Steps to Restoration Walkathon”

Support our missions partner Restore at the "Steps to Restoration Walk" at Martial Cottle Park in San Jose at 10am on Saturday, July 27. Join Venture and Restore to raise funds and awareness for survivors of trauma (ages 2 -21) in Cebu, Philippines through Restore Children and Family Services.


ABOUT RESTORE CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES

(Restore CFS) is a California-based nonprofit public benefit corporation.

OUR VISION. That children and families who have experienced trauma would find hope and radical restoration through effective, easily accessible services.

OUR MISSION. Restore CFS provides free, high-quality intervention and treatment for children and families with limited access to trauma recovery services. Our comprehensive, collaborative approach will enable holistic healing and transformation.

QUESTIONS?

Contact: JC Park

Email: jc@venture.cc

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High School Water Ski Trip
Aug
2
to Aug 5

High School Water Ski Trip

HSM's annual water ski trip at Don Pedro is back! Don Pedro is a great weekend for students to get connected to one another through boating, swimming, and small groups. Most importantly, it creates time where students can meet God in a new way! We are excited to be taking not only our incoming freshmen, but our super seniors are also invited to come join us!

  • Location: Don Pedro Lake, 10201 Bonds Flat Road La Grange, CA 95329

  • Price: $125
    Cost includes transportation to and from the church, all meals, camp sites, and water activities.

  • Speaker: Tim Lundy

  • Worship: Charley Hoy

Questions? Contact Heather »

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Better Man
Sep
12
to Nov 21

Better Man

WHAT IS BETTER MAN?

BetterMan is a growing community of men with a desire to get more life from their work, family, and marriages. We don’t want to live into cultural expressions of masculinity that lead men to live toxic, passive lives. The BetterMan Framework is about experiencing the life giving principles of manhood found in ancient biblical texts.

We know we can’t do it alone, so living into the BetterMan Framework begins around tables for several weeks, exploring together the state of manhood today, the life experiences that make us who we are, and a vision for manhood that is lifegiving.

Becoming a BetterMan continues building beyond the Framework for our masculinity with tools and resources leading to transforming experiences as we customize our journey to “Better”.

Together, our desire is to activate our lives, becoming BetterMen in pursuit of a passionate, full life as we heal our broken society and prepare future generations to do the same.


EVENT DETAILS

Dates: Thursdays, September 12 - November 21, 2019

Times: Doors open and coffee flows at 5:45am, session ends at 7:30am

Where: Venture Christian Church, Worship Center - 16845 Hicks Rd, Los Gatos

What: Live presentation followed by a table discussion

Cost: Free


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Child Baptism Class
Sep
22
9:30 AM09:30

Child Baptism Class

  • Venture Christian Church - Room 220 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re so excited to hear your child decide to witness to others that they accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior by getting baptized. It’s a powerful moment for your child. We can’t wait to meet your child, your spouse, and you, and listen to your child's faith journey with our Heavenly Father.

Baptism will be available at every service on the weekend of September 28-29.

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Short-Term Mission Trip: Jordan
Oct
4
to Oct 12

Short-Term Mission Trip: Jordan

Join a team that will minister to refugees displaced to Jordan. You will visit families in homes, provide humanitarian aid, share your testimony, work alongside other Christians, and encourage people on their spiritual journey.

Must be 18 years or older, and a background is required.

Cost: $1,800

For more information, email: onmission@venture.cc

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God Talk at the Mall
Jul
14
to Jul 17

God Talk at the Mall

  • Venture ( for training dates above) & Oakridge Mall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Volunteer with God Talk

As summer winds down and families prepare to go back to school, we’ll

have a GodTalk kiosk at Oakridge Mall July 19 - August 18 where we’ll be

representing Jesus and inviting them to Venture. If it's your first time

volunteering at GodTalk, we'll train you on how to approach people

passing by the kiosk.

Volunteer/Information meetings are held at Venture on Sunday, July 14 in Room 211 at 12:45pm and Wednesday July 17 in Room 224 at 7pm.

To volunteer, contact Rich and Charlene Sevcik at rs@truevine.net

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Hume Lake Summer Camp - High School
Jul
14
to Jul 20

Hume Lake Summer Camp - High School

Join Venture High School for our summer Hume Lake trip! Hume Lake is one thousand campers, epic team competitions, cinematic camp themes, chapel-shaking music, and virtually endless activities, all at 5200 feet elevation in the national forest. Hume Lake is actually very real — breakout groups with your peers and youth pastor, and a thousand simple moments where you notice the Gospel at play in your heart and all around you.

Registration will open March 5, 2019 at 9am to regularly attending students in our weekend and/or Tuesday Life Groups.

**Beginning April 2, at 9am, spots will be made available on first-come, first-served basis.


PLEASE NOTE: Registration does not guarantee a spot. A confirmation email will be sent to confirm your spot. 

Price: $740 ($350 Deposit)
(Includes: All meals, housing, transportation to and from the church, a free shirt, and counselors)

Questions? Email heather.e@venture.cc

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Short-Term Mission Trip: Joni & Friends Camp
Jul
7
to Jul 12

Short-Term Mission Trip: Joni & Friends Camp

  • Mission Springs Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Annually, Venture sends short-term missionaries (STMs) to serve at two Joni & Friends Camps, where STMs are partnered with a child with a disability, or family member. You will have an unforgettable week, with activities like square dancing, swimming, water games, and smiles.

No previous experience with disabilities is necessary. You will be trained, and there is constant support throughout the week. Must be 16 years or older though exceptions are made for mature late-teenagers with parental supervision.

Cost: $450.

To apply, click below and choose “Mission Springs Family Retreat II”

Most questions are answered here, or you can email Tabitha »

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20s/30s Beach Bonfire
Jul
5
1:00 PM13:00

20s/30s Beach Bonfire

Come hang out for a while at Seabright Beach in Santa Cruz. We'll be there from 1 to 10 and we'll have a bonfire in the evening. See you Friday, July 5th!

  • Bring your own dinner

  • Look for a pop-up tent near one of the fire pits on Seabright beach.

  • Event host is Dan Sullivan - 408-600-8527. Text or call if you need to find the group!

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Summer Movie Night
Jun
29
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Movie Night

  • Venture Christian - Playground Area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Don't miss Summer Movie Night at Venture!

Popcorn, hot dogs, movie theater candy and fun! Invite friends to join you for the 5pm service at Venture and stay after for a fun family movie night in our air-conditioned auditorium. We’ll watch The Lego Movie Part 2, a current family-friendly movie that will appeal to all ages.

Suggested donation: $2.50 per person or $5 per family (2 or more).

Sign up early so we can plan well. Also text us with the number in your party to give us an idea that you'll be coming at 555-888: vccmovie

Don’t forget to invite a few friends.

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Short-Term Mission Trip: Ethiopia
Jun
26
to Jul 7

Short-Term Mission Trip: Ethiopia

Venture members sponsor over 400 students at Hope School in Heeraraa, Ethiopia, where annually a short-term team ministers. The team will share the love of Christ with students and their families, which includes Bible stories, teaching English and science, crafts, sports, and relational evangelism.

Must be 18 years or older, and a background check is required.

For more information, contact Jack Elwell at jack.elwell@gmail.com

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20s/30s One Day Retreat
Jun
22
10:00 AM10:00

20s/30s One Day Retreat

Rescheduled from the previous date because of bad weather. We are now having this day retreat on June 22nd!

Are you feeling drained? Tired? Are you longing for some peace and quiet?

Join us for a day of spiritual refreshment with other 20s/30s.  We will be at Fasting Prayer Mountain in the Santa Cruz Mountains. We will spend a day being refreshed, worshipping together, and enjoying the great outdoors. This is a wonderful tucked away retreat center that we get to spend the day together at. We will conclude our time by breaking the fast at a local restaurant. Register here!

Details:

  • Cost - $10

  • Bring a small blanket or sweatshirt you can sit on

  • Bring plenty of water

  • Bring a bible (or an offline version on your bible app).

  • Schedule

    • 10 AM - 12 PM Welcome, singing, a short teaching and a time for individual bible reading and prayer

    • 12 PM - Break / hang out with board games and some lawn games

    • 1 PM - 3 PM - Singing, a short teaching, and a time of guided solitude and silence

    • 3 PM - Head to local restaurant to eat dinner together!

Register here!

We will meet at Prayer Mountain at 10 AM on Saturday morning.

Questions? Contact Nathan »

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Summer Nights
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Nights

We’re hosting Summer Nights at Venture on Saturdays following the 5pm service! Pack a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn with other friends and families. With music and fun It's the perfect way to invite others to join you and spend the evening! Each weekend there will be a fun element, with a movie night the last Saturday in June and other surprises for the rest of the summer. Check back for updates!


Summer Schedule for June:

Summer Nights start at 6:30 immediately after the 5pm service.

Sat, June 15: Father’s Day Weekend

Bring your own picnic dinner or purchase BBQ hot dogs and sausages for $2/pp, all Dads are free! Enjoy the vintage car show, classic cold brew coffee and classic rock.

Sat, June 22: Ice Cream Social

Bring your own picnic dinner and enjoy Ice Cream trucks.

Sat, June 29: Movie Night

Bring your own picnic dinner and enjoy a family- friendly movie! Movie food with theater candy and popcorn provided. Sign up for tickets here »



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Short-Term Mission Trip: Mt. Olive, Mississippi
Jun
15
to Jun 22

Short-Term Mission Trip: Mt. Olive, Mississippi

We are partnering with Mt. Olive Ministries to share Christ with families in Mississippi. This is a family trip, and there is no age requirement for children as long as you know that parents will be responsible to supervise their children. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information contact Mark and Barbara Lindsay at barb.lindsay@comcast.net

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Short-Term Mission Trip: Joni & Friends Camp
Jun
9
to Jun 14

Short-Term Mission Trip: Joni & Friends Camp

  • Mission Springs Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Annually, Venture sends short-term missionaries (STMs) to serve at two Joni & Friends Camps, where STMs are partnered with a child with a disability, or family member. You will have an unforgettable week, with activities like square dancing, swimming, water games, and smiles.

No previous experience with disabilities is necessary. You will be trained, and there is constant support throughout the week. Must be 16 years or older though exceptions are made for mature late-teenagers with parental supervision.

Cost: $450.

To apply, click below and choose “Mission Springs Family Retreat I”

Most questions are answered here, or you can email Tabitha »

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Summer Nights at Venture
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Nights at Venture

We’re hosting Summer Nights At Venture on Saturdays following the 5pm service! Pack a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn with other friends and families. With music and fun It's the perfect way to invite others to join you and spend the evening! Each weekend there will be a fun element, with a movie night the last Saturday in June and other surprises for the rest of the summer. Check back for updates!


Summer Schedule for June:

Summer Nights start at 6:30 immediately after the 5pm service.

Sat, June 8: Summer Nights Kick-off!

Hawaiian theme surprises. Sandwiches offered, but you’re welcome to bring your own picnic dinner.

Sat, June 15: Father’s Day Weekend

Bring your own picnic dinner and enjoy fun planned for Dads and everyone. Car show!

Sat, June 22: Ice Cream Social

Bring your own picnic dinner and enjoy Ice Cream trucks.

Sat, June 29: Movie Night

Bring your own picnic dinner and enjoy a family- friendly movie! Movie food with theater candy and popcorn provided.



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Women Impacting the Marketplace: Featuring Angela Ahrendts
Jun
8
8:30 AM08:30

Women Impacting the Marketplace: Featuring Angela Ahrendts

Join us in a conversation about faith, work, and family with former Senior Vice President, Apple Retail and CEO Burberry, Angela Ahrendts on Saturday, June 8 at Venture.

Agenda

Breakfast 8:30-9am

Conversation with Angela Ahrendts 9-10am

Networking 10-11:30am


Date: Saturday June 8

Time: 8:30am -11:30am

Location: Venture Christian Church, Venue 2 I16845 Hicks Rd, Los Gatos, CA)

Cost: $10

Free childcare is available, but must be requested by June 1 by contacting Kyla Cragg at kylac@icloud.com.





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2nd Annual Silicon Valley Prayer Walk
Jun
1
10:00 AM10:00

2nd Annual Silicon Valley Prayer Walk

Join us as we partner with the Values Advocacy Council and Bay Area churches at the:

2nd annual Silicon Valley prayer walk on Saturday, June 1 at 10am with Christians all over the Bay Area. The walk will start at City Hall and end at Cesar Chavez Park. Once there, we’ll have a time of corporate worship. For more info link here » or visit us at the Info Hub after services.

Watch last year’s walk here »

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Foster the Bay Interest Meeting
May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Foster the Bay Interest Meeting

Have a heart for foster kids? Venture’s partner, Foster the Bay is a coalition of churches committed to providing a loving home for every child in foster care.

Join us at an interest meeting in Room 305 on May 23 at 7pm at Venture. To register for the Interest Meeting, please click here.

We’ll hear from Nathan and Rachael Gelsinger, on their experience with foster care. Check out Rachael’s recent blog on her perspective of fostering here »

About Foster the Bay

Foster the Bay was born in 2015 when a Social Worker challenged Bay Area churches to mobilize "a faith alliance.” This alliance would partner local churches with their county agencies to address a growing crisis in the foster care system. The Church responded with a resounding yes. In the ensuing years, Foster the Bay has brought nearly 50 churches together in partnership, and 95 families have stepped forward to care for vulnerable children. We’ve seen evidence of the Church’s passion for children and families manifest as 250 individuals and families have surrounded foster families with love and care. So far, we’ve seen more than 100 children placed in loving, supportive homes. Together, we're moving towards a day when the lists of children waiting for a home will be replaced with lists of families willing to open their hearts. 

For more on Foster the Bay »

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Liberate Local BAY AREA
May
5
7:00 PM19:00

Liberate Local BAY AREA

  • Main Auditorium -Venture Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Venture Christian Church is hosting International Justice Mission’s (IJM) Liberate Local, and we don’t want you to miss it! Join us for a night of music and storytelling by Audrey Assad, Sarah Groves, and Robbie Seay Band. You’ll hear accounts from an IJM Investigator, and a survivor of sex trafficking from the Philippines, with chances to meet the artists and IJM Investigator.

Liberate Local will be on May 5 from 7-9:30pm.

Get your ticket today, and invite your family, friends, and neighbors!

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Beautiful Day 2019
May
4
to May 5

Beautiful Day 2019

Beautiful Day is Venture’s weekend-long community service outreach to be On Mission in our local community.

On May 4-5, Venture Christian Church, Venture en Español, Los Gatos Christian School, and our local partner ministries are serving together to makeover and beautify Foxworthy Baptist Church in San Jose. You can bring friends, your family, or your life group, and serve together.

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Choose a 4 hour block (8am - 12pm or 1-5pm), or you can be awesome and serve all day (or even both days!!). Lunch will be provided.

There will be plenty to do, including:

  • Painting

  • Landscaping

  • Construction

  • Decorating

  • Security & Medical

  • Food Prep

  • Registration

  • Supply Distribution

  • Set Up and Clean Up

Application

If you have a passion for loving others in our city and want to have a blast serving alongside current or future friends, sign up now! Youth ages 5 to 17 are welcome to volunteer, but ages 13 to 17 must have a parent present at check-in to sign a release, and ages 5 to 12 must have a parent or guardian present throughout the day, in order to participate. Venture students needing community service hours are welcome to apply.

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Venture Night of Prayer
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

Venture Night of Prayer

  • Main auditorium -Venture Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Save the date for Thursday, May 2 to pray for our nation, neighborhood communities, the church, Venture family, and unity across all cultures. Let’s pray together in the Worship Center at 7pm on this National Day of Prayer as we pray this year’s theme Love One Another.

Limited childcare available. Sign up soon! Ages: Infant - 5 years old

Link here »

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High School Senior Dessert
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

High School Senior Dessert

As graduation season is approaching, we are all excited to celebrate the accomplishment of your students. They have worked hard for the last 4 years and now it's our time to celebrate over them.

Will be hosting our Annual Senior Dessert!

If you and your family choose to participate in this night, there are 3 things we need from you.

1. Photos- Baby & Graduation (Sent via email)

2. Speaking- Each parent will be given the opportunity to speak about their student

3. Hall of Fame Poster- A poster board, filled with memories of your student (Please attach a string to hang it from)

(Due April 23rd)

Cost: Free

Contact: brooke@venture.cc

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Parent & Child Dedication Class
Apr
28
11:15 AM11:15

Parent & Child Dedication Class

  • Room 211, Venture Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Here at Venture, we believe child dedication is about both the parents and the child and as a result, we approach our baby dedications differently. In fact, we call our dedication service, Parent & Child Dedication. The typical age of a child being dedicated is birth through age two.

Dedication service will be on Sunday, May 12, 2019 (Mother's Day).

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Understanding and Loving Our Muslim Neighbors
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding and Loving Our Muslim Neighbors

In our increasingly divided world, confusion and misunderstanding abound, including confusion about Islam. How, as those commanded to love our neighbors, do we respond to radical Islam, and to violence against Muslims? Many Muslims are also children of Abraham, descendants of Ishmael earnestly seeking to follow God. We want to explore a bit of the history of Islam and discuss ways Christians can and are reach Muslim neighbors with Christ’s love.

Join us and invite friends for this event that will challenge you to Love Your Muslim Neighbor.

Speakers

  • Fouad Masri: Lebanese born founder and president of the Crescent Project www.crescentproject.org

  • Sarah: Muslim Background Believer (MMB), missionary, and leader

  • Safeeya: Kuwaiti MBB, evangelist, and missionary

  • Keivan Tehrani: Iranian MBB, Global Compassion Pastor at WestGate Church

  • Bashar Hadaad: Iraqi refugee and Arabic Church Pastor

  • And others to come...

Schedule

9am - Main Session

10:15am - Breakout Sessions 1

  • Hope for the Middle East and Beyond

  • Women and Islam

  • Radical Islam, and the Quran: What's Really Going On, How Should We Respond?

11:00am - Break

11:20am - General Session 2

12:00pm - Lunch

1pm - Breakout Session 2

  • Hope for the Middle East and Beyond

  • Women and Islam

  • Radical Islam, and the Quran: What's Really Going On, How Should We Respond?

1:45pm - Live Q&A

2:30pm - Closing

Drinks, snacks, and lunch are included in registration fee


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Engaged Couples Seminar
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Engaged Couples Seminar

  • Venture Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Because of the challenges that face today's married couples, we have put together a premarital seminar to help prepare couples for what lies ahead. It will be an enriching time of teaching, discussion, and working as a couple that we hope will be of benefit to you in the years to come.

This two-day class is a requirement for those being married by Venture pastors.

Dates & Times:

Friday, April 26th from 6:30-9pm and Saturday, April 27th from 9am - 2pm

Cost:

$50 per couple. Registrations needed by April 19th

Questions? Contact Nathan »



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Easter at Venture
Apr
21
1:00 PM13:00

Easter at Venture

Celebrate Easter with us!

We invite you to experience the freedom we find through Jesus.

Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to one of six identical services in the Worship Center:

Saturday / April 20 at 4pm | 5:30pm

Sunday / April 21 at 8:30am | 10am | 11:30am | 1pm

Translation services on Sunday at 11:30am in Korean and Mandarin.

Spanish service on Sunday at 6am in Venue 2.

For more details visit our Easter page and share unlimited invites online!

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Easter at Venture
Apr
21
11:30 AM11:30

Easter at Venture

Celebrate Easter with us!

We invite you to experience the freedom we find through Jesus.

Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to one of six identical services in the Worship Center:

Saturday / April 20 at 4pm | 5:30pm

Sunday / April 21 at 8:30am | 10am | 11:30am | 1pm

Translation services on Sunday at 11:30am in Korean and Mandarin.

Spanish service on Sunday at 6am in Venue 2.

For more details visit our Easter page and share unlimited invites online!

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Easter at Venture
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Easter at Venture

Celebrate Easter with us!

We invite you to experience the freedom we find through Jesus.

Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to one of six identical services in the Worship Center:

Saturday / April 20 at 4pm | 5:30pm

Sunday / April 21 at 8:30am | 10am | 11:30am | 1pm

Translation services on Sunday at 11:30am in Korean and Mandarin.

Spanish service on Sunday at 6am in Venue 2.

For more details visit our Easter page and share unlimited invites online!

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Easter at Venture
Apr
21
8:30 AM08:30

Easter at Venture

Celebrate Easter with us!

We invite you to experience the freedom we find through Jesus.

Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to one of six identical services in the Worship Center:

Saturday / April 20 at 4pm | 5:30pm

Sunday / April 21 at 8:30am | 10am | 11:30am | 1pm

Translation services on Sunday at 11:30am in Korean and Mandarin.

Spanish service on Sunday at 6am in Venue 2.

For more details visit our Easter page and share unlimited invites online!

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Easter at Venture
Apr
20
5:30 PM17:30

Easter at Venture

Celebrate Easter with us!

We invite you to experience the freedom we find through Jesus.

Invite family, friends, neighbors and co-workers to one of six identical services in the Worship Center:

Saturday / April 20 at 4pm | 5:30pm

Sunday / April 21 at 8:30am | 10am | 11:30am | 1pm

Translation services on Sunday at 11:30am in Korean and Mandarin. Spanish service on Sunday at 6am in Venue 2.

For more details visit our Easter page and share unlimited invites online!

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