Past Events

Past Events

Apr 17, 2022

Easter Sunrise Service

Bring your family and friends, blankets and lawn chairs to Harbor Cove Beach @ Ventura Harbor, on Easter Sunday (April 17th) at 6:00am for our Sunrise Service. This was a much beloved annual tradition in our community until 2020, and we’re so excited to finally be able to get back to the water together this year. In 2019, dolphins were spotted swimming in the water behind Bob Harper as he shared his Easter message — perhaps they will join us…
Apr 15, 2022

Good Friday Service

On Friday, April 15th at 7:00pm, we will have a contemplative service based on the seven last words of Jesus from the cross. Join us for prayer, scripture, reflection, silence, and candle lighting. This service is taking place in person at Liminal, and will also be live-streamed on our Facebook Page.
Apr 14, 2022

Maundy Thursday Movie Night + Discussion

Join us Thursday, April 14th at 7:00pm, when we’ll be having a movie night for Maundy Thursday, with a panel discussion afterward. The movie we’ll be watching is Mass, which tells the story of the aftermath of a violent tragedy that affects the lives of two couples in different ways. This event will take place in person, in Liminal’s Main Room.
Mar 16, 2022

“Surrender to Love” Online Book Study

This group, facilitated by Ben Downing, meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7pm via Zoom to read and discuss “Surrender to Love” by David Benner. “Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality…God is love, and (God) intends for us to live in (God’s) love. Surrendering to love leads to an unexpected place, where yieldedness to God frees us to become who (God) created us to be.” Please purchase the book prior to joining.Find it here.  Zoom link will be provided 1 day prior…
Mar 2, 2022

Ash Wednesday Service

Please join us Wednesday, March 2nd, as we mark the first day of Lent with a special Ash Wednesday service at 7pm, in person at Liminal. The service will also be live streamed on our Facebook Page for those who are unable to join in person. It will be a very short service, but one where we intentionally step into the luminous darkness and experience the wholeness of God.
Feb 25 – 26, 2022

Black History Movie Night

Join us on Zoom (www.liminalventura.org/MiamiMovie) this Saturday, February 26th at 7:00pm to discuss the movie, One Night in Miami! Didn’t have a chance to watch it yet? Don’t have Amazon Prime? We’ve got you covered. We’ll have a watch party, Friday, February 25th at 7:00pm over Zoom using the same link. But, I bet even if you didn’t watch the movie you’ll enjoy the discussion, so give it a try! Also, this film is rated R and is probably not…
Jan 30, 2022

Discover Liminal

If you’re new or new-ish to our community, we’d like to invite you to an event to learn more about who Liminal is. We’ll share some of Liminal’s story, go over our Mission, Vision, and Values, introduce various members of our Leadership Team, and be available for questions. And, if you’re open to sharing, we’d love to hear some of your story as well! This will take place on Sunday, January 30th, after the morning’s online service, via Zoom. Link…
Dec 15 – 25, 2021

Cielo Christmas Drive

The concept of shalom is a prominent one here at Liminal Church, so much in fact it’s square in the middle of our Mission Statement. The mysterious and beautiful idea of mutual wholeness, fullness and blessing. This Christmas season we get to participate in an act of shalom; to send our Christmas Fund donations to a place of shalom. The Cielo Cooperative, a part of Mission Emmanuel in the Dominican Republic, empowers women to learn and grow together while also…
Dec 24, 2021

Christmas Eve Service

Our Christmas Eve service will be on December 24th (no surprise there!) at 5:00pm, in person and online. This service will be family-friendly and one hour in length. We will sing Christmas carols, light candles, and enjoy the Christmas story as seen from an often-overlooked perspective. Please join us!
Dec 17, 2021

The Liminal Church of Ventura Enneagram Collective

PLEASE NOTE: This group is currently on pause. New schedule and information coming soon! GROUP DESCRIPTION: The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation. Stemming from the Greek words ennea (nine) and grammos (a written symbol), the nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world. Each Enneagram type has a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview. Learning about these patterns fosters greater…
Dec 17, 2021

Blend Christmas Party

Our youth group (“The Blend”) is having a Christmas party Friday, December 17th from 5pm to 9pm! This will also serve as a great celebration for the last day of school for this calendar year! Woo! We will start at  5pm so that we can fit in lots of extra fun! We will have a nice meal set up, Holiday treats, ‘Minute To Win It’ games, and will wrap up with a Christmas movie. Dress code is strictly cozy Christmas jammies! …
Dec 10, 2021

Christmas Movie Night

We’re having a Christmas Movie Night on Friday, December 10th at 7pm! Bring a sleeping bag or comfy blankets and pillows (and we’ll have our chairs available too), come in your pj’s if you’d like to, bring some Christmas treats, and we’ll watch a movie together here in our main room. Hot chocolate will be available! “What movie will we be watching?” you ask. Well, our church voted over the course of several weeks and we have a winner. We’ll…
Dec 5, 2021

Blue Christmas

Sometimes, “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year” don’t express the reality of life.  In fact, there are times when “merry” and “happy” seem impossible to even imagine.  We have a tradition at Liminal Church of taking time to recognize that, amidst the feasting and present unwrapping, there are those whose hearts are heavy.  Blue Christmas is a time when we can pause, and offer a safe space to process those harder things.  It is a time when we can come…
Dec 1, 2021

A Letter to My Congregation Book Study

A place to have a conversation with the Bible, each other, and God regarding Liminal Church’s desire to be a welcoming and affirming church for everyone.  Perhaps you have questions, need resources, or have a story to share. Maybe you are wondering about those verses that seem to condemn same-sex relationships.  You will need to read the book, A Letter to My Congregation, by Ken Wilson. This book study will take place via Zoom.
Nov 26, 2021

Christmas Decorating Party

We’re going to have a casual night of Christmas decorating here at the church on Friday, November 26th at 7pm. We’ve downsized our Christmas decor since our move so it won’t take too long. Bring some treats to share and we’ll put on some Christmas music and make the place feel more festive in time for Advent to begin. 
Oct 23, 2021

Soularize Learning Party

Soularize Learning Party! What does the idea of Humane Spirituality mean to you? How do we live out an innovative, empathetic and inclusive faith? On Saturday, October 23 from 9:00am to 6:30pm we will be meeting at Liminal and experiencing a mixture of live-streamed speakers and workshops, our own interactive activities and some time to learn and dream together about how we see God at work in our community and world. Some of the time will be spent exploring how…