About St. Paul's
We're Glad You're Here!
Welcome to the website for St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Ventura, California! For over 130 years, we have been here in Ventura worshiping, loving and serving the Lord. We are a friendly, welcoming and inclusive congregation that lives up to our mission statement, "We follow Jesus, nurture ministry, and welcome all."
3290 Loma Vista Road, Ventura, California
Located in midtown across from Ventura County Medical Center, we are easy to find and look forward to welcoming you in person.
Sunday Services at 8am and 10:15am
At our Sunday Services you can experience uplifting worship, awesome music, inspiring and relevant preaching. We have wonderful programs for youth and children beginning at 10am on Sundays. Each of our services is followed by a time of fellowship with coffee and refreshments.
St. Paul's Deaf Ministry
Our 10:15am Sunday Services have an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter and offer all people the opportunity to learn, grow and experience church in a new and exciting way. This is a fully integrated Deaf Ministry, not one that separates some of us off to the side, but ministers to all of us together. Our interpreter is one of the altar ministers. She moves around and interprets from wherever the action takes her. This offers everyone the opportunity to participate fully and share the worship experience. What about the people who don't need an interpreter? They get to be inspired on yet another level, by this beautifully expressive visual language. And, because ASL is conceptual (based on meaning, rather than on a word for word translation), it invites us to explore our faith in a unique way, deeply considering the concepts behind the words we use. Come see for yourself. Come get inspired!
Beyond Sunday Worship
We are dedicated to keeping the faith, and working together to put our faith in action. We offer many small groups for bible study and fellowship. We also enjoy working together to reach out and help our neighbors by serving the world in the name of Christ. We feed the hungry, help those in need, and support programs that benefit the hungry, the homeless, children in foster care, women recently freed from human trafficking, migrants and refugees, and many other important causes. In addition, we are an Abolitionist Congregation actively working to abolish the scourge of modern-day slavery.
Please Consider Yourself Invited
We would love to have you join us. You can look forward to getting a warm welcome, having a wonderfully inspiring experience, and being offered a great cup of fair trade coffee before you go.
The people of St. Paul's wish you Peace.
About St. Paul's
We believe that the best way to get to know us is to come visit one Sunday, though we know it can be difficult to take that first step. We hope these photos share with you our values and invite you to join our community.
The Way of Love is a way of life.
More than a program or curriculum, it is an intentional commitment to a set of practices. It's a commitment to follow Jesus: Turn, Learn, Pray, Worship, Bless, Go, Rest
Watch the video to learn more