On-site options: Dan Klein Sr's class is doing a hybrid of Zoom and in-person in the Board Room, as is Class 220 (in Room 220 at the back of the sanctuary, where you'll find Chris Andersen there to greet you). Nearby in Room 224 is the new prayer group for parents who are praying for their children to return to Christ. Down in Heartland Hall A you can join a small group watching episodes from acclaimed video drama "The Chosen" on the life of Christ. In Heartland Hall C you'll find Something Else Sabbath School in a hybrid format. (Welcome back, everyone!)
Our doors are open! Join us for Sabbath School at 9:45 and whole-church worship at 11:00am in the sanctuary.
The bulletin and church life news are always available and updated weekly on our CVC app.
Services are being streamed via Livestream (hosted by Union College) and on the CVC Facebook page. There is a sermon archive available for Apple TV, Roku, and directly on your device (full video or audio only) on our CVC app.
Sabbath Schools are continuing to meet--online, in-person, and in hybrid formats. All children and youth classes are meeting on-site and in-person.
Join us each Saturday for our weekly gathering.
Sabbath School: 9:45 – 10:45 am
Church Service: 11:00 am
Lead Pastor Simon Liversidge 805.498.2300
Perfect peace would be a really cool thing to have. Any kind of peace would be a cool thing to have!! The opposite of peace, as I see it, is anxiety, worry, or fear. Any of those negative qualities can be emotionally crippling so to find the antidote for them, I search for peace.
Isaiah describes the attainment of this perfect peace with two qualifiers. If I want “perfect peace” I need to:
The reason to do those two things, according to the prophet, is because “the Lord is the Rock eternal.” It is apparently the distractions of the world that create the negative opposites of perfect peace, so the more my attention is drawn to them, the more likely I will struggle with the consequences.
But if I focus on keeping my mind steadfastly on God and the more I trust HIM for the direction in my life the better chance I will have to attain “perfect peace.” I have found the process of attaining that peace comes from intentionally NOT looking at the world for my direction, and intentionally spending time every day with God developing the habit of “steadfastness.” An occasional glance at the Savior, or reading a Bible verse now and then is good but it will not build steadfastness with God. It may even cause distraction from God for lack of tangible self-evidence of its positive effect.
Focusing on the world happens almost by default because the bombardment is constant, and the result is too often not the peace I'm looking for, but the anxiety, worry, and fear I don't want. I need to practice steadfastness in my focus toward Jesus so I can experience His “perfect peace.”
Have a great day practicing the presence of Jesus steadfastly,