Nov
18
7:00 pm19:00

Adoption Story Night

Come and join us for a casual time of sharing to hear more about what God is doing in through families in Ventura County to impact the lives of the most vulnerable in our society. Hear from a foster and adoptive family as well as a former foster youth and learn more about ways you can be involved. Coffee and Dessert will be served. email defendingthefatherless.info for details

Orphan Sunday
Nov
13
9:00 am09:00

Orphan Sunday

  • Calvary Nexus

Join Defending the Fatherless during all services at Calvary Nexus, Calvary Community Church Westlake, Ventura Missionary, Calvary Oxnard, and Camarillo Christian onSunday November 13th to hear about how you can get involved in adoption and foster care in Ventura County.  Contact defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com for more information or to host your own Orphan Sunday event.

Nov
11
7:00 pm19:00

Camarillo Community Group

Join us on Friday Evenings to connect and fellowship with fellow foster and adoptive families. Led by Karen and Patrick Gamboa email defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com address and details

Mosaic Retreat in Simi Valley
Nov
5
9:00 am09:00

Mosaic Retreat in Simi Valley

Join fellow foster and adoptive Mothers for this all day retreat at Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley. 

The heart of Mosaic is to create a safe atmosphere where adoptive moms can come as they are, joyful or broken, energized or exhausted, and worship with other woman who share very similar life journeys. It is a day of worship, prayer, and encouragement through the Word. And, of course, lots of chocolate and fun! 

Nov
4
7:00 pm19:00

Camarillo Community Group

Join us on Friday Evenings to connect and fellowship with fellow foster and adoptive families. Led by Karen and Patrick Gamboa email defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com address and details

Oct
28
7:00 pm19:00

Camarillo Community Group

Join us on Friday Evenings to connect and fellowship with fellow foster and adoptive families. Led by Karen and Patrick Gamboa email defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com address and details

Oct
21
1:30 pm13:30

Camarillo Community Group

Join us on Friday Evenings to connect and fellowship with fellow foster and adoptive families. Led by Karen and Patrick Gamboa email defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com address and details

Oct
15
6:00 pm18:00

Calvary Community Church Support group

Join fellow foster and adoptive families as they support and equip each other on a bi-weekly basis. Currently going through an Empowered to Connect study, this group is led by Mike and Melinda Chou. Full childcare is provided. email defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com for more information

Oct
7
7:00 pm19:00

Camarillo Community Group

Join us on Friday Evenings to connect and fellowship with fellow foster and adoptive families. Led by Karen and Patrick Gamboa email defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com address and details

Oct
1
6:00 pm18:00

Calvary Community Church Support Group

Join fellow foster and adoptive families as they support and equip each other on a bi-weekly basis. Currently going through an Empowered to Connect study, this group is led by Mike and Melinda Chou. Full childcare is provided. email defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com for more information 

Sep
30
7:00 pm19:00

Camarillo Community Group

Join us on Friday Evenings to connect and fellowship with fellow foster and adoptive families. Led by Karen and Patrick Gamboa email defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com address and details

Sep
26
1:30 pm13:30

Camarillo Community Group

Join us on Friday Evenings to connect and fellowship with fellow foster and adoptive families. Led by Karen and Patrick Gamboa email defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com address and details

Sep
23
7:00 pm19:00

Camarillo Community Group

Join us on Friday Evenings to connect and fellowship with fellow foster and adoptive families. Led by Karen and Patrick Gamboa email defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com address and details

Sep
16
7:00 pm19:00

Camarillo Community Group

Join us on Friday Evenings to connect and fellowship with fellow foster and adoptive families. Led by Karen and Patrick Gamboa email defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com address and details

Sep
4
5:30 pm17:30

Foster Families Potluck

Join us for a monthly family potluck in Oxnard with Betty and Darrell Ebberson. This is a great chance to gather with other families in a relaxed setting to enjoy fellowship and fun. Contact Darrell.ebberson@gmail.com for upcoming dates. This event is ongoing

Aug
7
5:30 pm17:30

Foster Families Potluck

Join us for a monthly family potluck in Oxnard with Betty and Darrell Ebberson. This is a great chance to gather with other families in a relaxed setting to enjoy fellowship and fun. Contact Darrell.ebberson@gmail.com for upcoming dates. This event is ongoing

Jul
28
7:00 pm19:00

Summer moms series, "What I have learned"

Join us for a summer of encouragement as we hear from other foster Moms as they share what God has taught them on the journey of foster care and adoption.  This will be a casual time of sharing, praying for one another and enjoying the warm summer evenings. Contact defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com for location

Jul
23
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Movie nights

Join us for swimming and a potluck followed by a movie under the stars. For details contact defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com

Jul
21
7:00 pm19:00

Summer moms series, "What I have learned"

Join us for a summer of encouragement as we hear from other foster Moms as they share what God has taught them on the journey of foster care and adoption.  This will be a casual time of sharing, praying for one another and enjoying the warm summer evenings. Contact defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com for location

Jul
3
5:30 pm17:30

Foster Families potluck

Join us for a monthly family potluck in Oxnard with Betty and Darrell Ebberson. This is a great chance to gather with other families in a relaxed setting to enjoy fellowship and fun. Contact Darrell.ebberson@gmail.com for upcoming dates. This event is ongoing

Jun
30
7:00 pm19:00

Summer moms series, "What I have learned"

Join us for a summer of encouragement as we hear from other foster Moms as they share what God has taught them on the journey of foster care and adoption.  This will be a casual time of sharing, praying for one another and enjoying the warm summer evenings. Contact defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com for location

Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Moms series, "What I have learned"

Join us for a summer of encouragement as we hear from other foster Moms as they share what God has taught them on the journey of foster care and adoption.  This will be a casual time of sharing, praying for one another and enjoying the warm summer evenings. Contact defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com for location

Jun
16
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Mom's series, "What I have learned..."

Join us for a summer of encouragement as we hear from other foster Moms as they share what God has taught them on the journey of foster care and adoption.  This will be a casual time of sharing, praying for one another and enjoying the warm summer evenings. Contact defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com for location

Jun
11
6:00 pm18:00

Summer Movie night

Join us for a Potluck and swimming time followed by a movie under the stars. Contact defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com for details

Jun
2
7:00 pm19:00

Thursday night Community Group

Led by Karen and Patrick Gamboa, join us on Thursday evenings ongoing at 7pm for fellowship and prayer as we go through different studies on foster care and adoption.  This group is open to anyone who is interested in foster care or adoption. limited childcare is available. Contact Karen at defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com for location and more information.

This will be the last community group night before the Summer Break. Community Group will begin again in September. Join us for our Sunday evening potluck and movie nights during the Summer!

May
31
6:00 pm18:00

Ventura Networking

Monthly support group for foster and adoptive parents every month. This group is led by an experienced foster parent and meets at Ventura Missionary Church. If you need to connect with other families or need a listening ear this group is here for you. Contact Amanda at defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com for further information

May
27
10:00 am10:00

Park Day

  • pitts ranch park Camarillo Ca.

Bring all the kids and join us for Park Day at Pitts Ranch Park! This is a great time to join other families and enjoy fellowship while the kids play.  Hosted by Jessica contact her at wer2beachtoroks@aol.com This event offers training hours to Arrow families

May
21
2:00 pm14:00

5th Annual BBQ

Join us for our 5th Annual BBQ. This event is perfect for the entire family. Hamburgers, Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Bring a towel and a side dish to share and prepare to have a fun family day in the sun connecting with other foster and adoptive families.  For more information email defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com

May
19
7:00 pm19:00

Thursday night Community Group

Led by Karen and Patrick Gamboa, join us on Thursday evenings ongoing at 7pm for fellowship and prayer as we go through different studies on foster care and adoption.  This group is open to anyone who is interested in foster care or adoption. limited childcare is available. Contact Karen at defendingthefatherless.info@gmail.com for location and more information.