Welcome to the Assemblies of the Venice church of Christ!
We would love to have you visit with us in one of our assemblies. You will be our honored guest! We want you to feel comfortable in our assemblies and encourage you to participate in our spiritual activities.
We do not demand or expect any particular kind of dress: we have members and guests who dress up in suits and dresses, and we have members and guests who come wearing t-shirts and jeans. Above all things we are glad to see you in our assemblies and want you to be there!
The Voice is a weekly publication of the Venice church of Christ for your spiritual edification. We provide it on our website and also by e-mail; please contact us and we will gladly add you to the e-mail distribution list. We always welcome feedback and subject requests for The Voice.
January 29, 2023, features the 13th volume and 5th edition of The Voice: Aram, considering the Kingdom of Aram according to history and Scripture.
Sunday Morning Bible Class
We are meeting online on Sunday mornings from 8:30am until 9:15am Pacific Time in order to study what God has made known in Christ through the Spirit in the Scriptures.
Our evangelist Ethan is presently leading a study on Embodied Witness, Faithful Witness, exploring how we as Christians should faithfully bear witness to Jesus in modern society. In our studies we encourage questions, comments, and other such forms of feedback; we are coming together to learn together from the witness of the Word, and welcome everyone to share in that conversation with us.
We host our study through Google Meet; please contact us for the link and we will be happy to supply it to you!
Sunday Morning Assembly
We are meeting in person for our Sunday assembly at 10am Pacific Time at the Culver City Senior Center, 4095 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California 90230. We meet in Suites C71, C73, and C75 the first three rooms on the right when you enter from main entrance in the parking lot. We also provide an online option for those who are not able to meet with us physically hosted through Google Meet; please contact us for the link and we will be happy to supply it to you.
We will sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to glorify God and encourage one another, led today by Nate (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16). We sing without instrumental accompaniment, for God has not provided any authority for us to use instruments in our songs in the New Testament.
We will hear a reading of the Scripture in Matthew 5:1-12 by Gerald (cf. 1 Timothy 4:13). Masterville will then lead us in an opening prayer, giving thanks to God, making appeals for one another, and to ask for His guidance and glory throughout our assembly (cf. 1 Corinthians 14:14-17).
Ethan will then proclaim a message of what God has made known in Christ through the Spirit for between 25-45 minutes (Acts 20:7, 2 Timothy 4:1-4). In January 2023 we are exploring some of Jesus’ instruction; January 22 features a message on ceasing from sin based on 1 Peter 4:1-6, and you can follow along with the outline here.
After a time of invitation, reflection, and prayer, Adam will lead us as we focus our minds on the Lord Jesus and share in the Lord’s Supper (Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). We provide individual servings of the bread and the fruit of the vine.
Afterward Adam will continue to lead us to give thanks to God for all He has provided for us; a plate is available to provide the opportunity for the members to give back in order to accomplish the work of the local church in benevolence to fellow Christians, evangelism, and edification (1 Corinthians 16:1-4); we do not solicit contributions from our guests. All who wish to give may do so in the plate on the table by the front door or online through the Cash app or Zelle. Our assembly will conclude with announcements and a closing prayer led by Ormaun.
After we have concluded our assembly we enjoy talking with one another and getting to know our guests a bit better; we hope you stay around. Please fill out the following online card if you do not fill a paper version out; we will never sell your information and want to be able to thank you for visiting with us and to be of any service we can.
At 10:15 Pacific Time on Sunday mornings the conversation based on the week’s lesson is available online. The audio podcast edition is available through our anchor.fm feed here. Please join the conversation with your comments, questions, or thoughts!
Sunday Afternoon Service
On the first Sunday of every month at 2:00pm Pacific Time we host a short service for the residents of the Sunnyview Convalescent Center. We sing a couple of songs, pray a couple of prayers, feature a short message from the Scriptures, and then chat with the residents. We enjoy this opportunity to serve and encourage some of our fellow community members.
Wednesday Evening Online Gathering
We are meeting online on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm until 8:30pm Pacific Time to gather together to encourage one another in the Word and with each other’s presence.
For the week of January 22-28, 2023, we encourage one another to read and consider the following Bible passages:
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 9:1-7
The Psalm: Psalm 27:1-9
Gospel Reading: Matthew 4:12-23
New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
For the week of January 29 – February 04, 2023, we encourage one another to read and consider the following Bible passages:
Old Testament Reading: Micah 6:1-8
The Psalm: Psalm 15:1-5
Gospel Reading: Matthew 5:1-12
New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
During our online gathering we feature a prayer and a conversation based on one or more of the above Scripture readings. We will discuss the passage(s) and our thoughts on it; we welcome everyone’s comments, questions, and thoughts. We also check in with one another to see how everyone is doing and conclude with a prayer. You are always welcome to attend!
We host our meeting through Google Meet; please contact us for the link and we will be happy to supply it to you!