Women’s Summer Study and Upcoming Showers

For Women – Summer Study

The Women’s Ministry will be offering “A Woman Who Doesn’t Quit: 5 Habits from the Book of Ruth” by Nicki Koziarz a 6 week Bible Study DVD series on Fridays at 9:30am in the chapel starting June 16. Workbook – $13 (now available). Sign up in the church office or just come to the study.

Shower/Wedding Invitations

Bridal Shower Invitation – Ladies, you are invited to join us for a potluck bridal shower celebrating Jesica Mendez on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at noon in the chapel. Bring your favorite food to share (with the recipe). Jesica is registered at myregistry.com and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Please RSVP to 822-1353

Wedding Invitation – Ralph & Debi Mendez request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter, Jesica Hope to Ethan Eugene Thompson on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 11:30am at Country Oaks Baptist Church. Reception to follow. Please RSVP no later than August 1, 2017 to Debi Mendez at 822-1353 or jcdallstar@yahoo.com





Beach Retreat 2017

Women’s Beach Retreat Waiting List

We are still taking names for our Waiting List for the Women’s Beach Retreat (September 29-October 1). Ladies on the waiting list will be notified if we have any cancellations. Please sign up before 8/1/17.

When: Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 1, 2017
Where: Saylor’s Sandcastle north of Ventura @ Faria Beach

Signup Information

Sign-ups for the Women’s Ministry Annual Beach Retreat will be Sunday morning, April 23rd in the Chapel between first and second service and after second service. Signups taken on a first come basis.

  • Be ready for April 23! Pick up an application in advance and fill it in. Applications available in the Worship Center or church office.
  • ‹A $60 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of sign-up.       No exceptions. Total retreat cost is $160. $100 balance due by September 1. Each retreat attender is also expected to help make ONE MEAL. You will need to contribute both time & money.
  • ‹ Please note on your application if you are willing to sleep on a couch or floor mattress to make room for more women to attend.
  • ‹ Due to rising costs, we have a limited number of scholarships available this year. If you need a scholarship, please fill in the scholarship portion of the retreat application. You will still need to make a $60 deposit to hold your spot. Your $60 will be refunded if a scholarship is unavailable.
  • ‹ Coupons to make payments on your balance will be available.
  • ‹ After Sunday, April 23, 2017, registrations will be taken in the church office. After all openings are filled, a waiting list will be established. All vacancies will be filled through the waiting list. Historically, we have been able to allow everyone on the waiting list to attend the retreat. (If there is a committed, significant number of sign-ups beyond our capacity, other possibilities will be investigated to include more participants.)
  • ‹ The Beach Retreat is open to women (18 and up) who are members or regular attenders of Country Oaks Baptist Church. We value each woman who wants to attend this event and are doing everything we can to include as many women as possible.
  • ‹After the openings are filled, anyone on the waiting list who is unable to attend because no opening become available, their deposit will be refunded.
  • If you are unable to attend and another person fills your spot, a request can be made to the board to return your deposit or you may donate your deposit to the scholarship fund.


Summer Events for Women

Baby Shower

Please join us for a Baby Shower honoring Julie Woodward (and her Baby Boy) on Saturday, July 30 @ 11am at the church in the chapel. RSVP to Debi Mendez at 557-0833 or Jennifer Johnson 557-2647. Julie is registered at Amazon.com. (Be sure to register at smile.amazon.com to support Heritage Oak School while you shop! Then click on “Gift Cards & Registry.” Click on “Baby Registry” In “Find a Baby Registry” type Julie Woodward.) She would also really appreciate diapers and wipes.

Dress A Girl Around the World Sew Days

Come and sew simple dresses & shorts for needy children around the world. Come to one, come to all! We’re sewing on these days: Thursdays: July 14, August 11, September 8 from 4-8:00pm in the Chapel. Margo Amero (661.619.1493) is the contact person.

Women’s Summer Bible Study Continues

Let. It. Go. a 7 session DVD Bible Study – Friday mornings. If you are a control freak, this study is for you! Led by Linda Clements and Dana Hutson at 9:30am in the Chapel. Childcare. Books $20.

Summer Women’s Exercise

Wednesdays at 10am in Room 303 with Cydney and Line Dancing on Thursdays at 7:10am in the Grove with Ruthie.



Love n’ Fun

Come for Love n’ Fun

Friday, February 26 @ 6:30pm at Country Oaks Baptist Church

Ladies, mark your calendars and plan to come to our evening fellowship. Starting at 6:30pm in the chapel we’ll be enjoying fun and games and a dessert potluck. If you love to bake, bring something yummy. If you don’t love to bake, just bring yourself and a friend and enjoy the love n’ fun!

Love n fun


Apples of Gold Potluck



All Women are Invited!

Apples of Gold Potluck Party

on Friday, November 20 at 9:30am in the Chapel

The Women’s Ministry will be having an apple-themed potluck.

Please join us – even if you weren’t part of the fall Bible studies –

as we wrap up our “Keep it Shut!” study,

eat delicious food and have some fun! Please bring an apple dish to share.

They’ll be gifts, a special speaker and a preview of coming studies.

Dress A Girl Around the World Sew Days


Come join us to make God’s best dresses for girls in third world countries.
We have set new dates for 2015 for Dress A Girl Around the World Sew Days:

  • Thursday, November 5, 2015
  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
  • Thursday, February 11, 2016

All sewing days meet from 4-8pm in Country Oaks Baptist Church’s Chapel.
Margo Amero will teach participants how to make the simple pillowcase dresses.
Please RSVP to Margo at 661.619.1493 or margoamero@gmail.com if you would like to come or want more information. Thanks.

  • If you don’t like to sew, we are also accepting donations to help mail the dresses off. We completed around 200 dresses in 2013.
  • There will be a potluck dinner, so bring a dish to share since we’ll be working through the dinner hour.
  • Come for the whole time or an hour – whatever works for you.
  • If you can’t come to the Sew Day but would like to make dresses, we’ll be collecting them for a couple of weeks after the sew date..

Supplies (Bring what you have, buy some new, or just come and sew!):

Equipment: Sewing machine and sewing supplies, extension cords, irons, ironing boards, cutting mats, rotary cutters, scissors, pins, etc.

For the Dresses: 1 yard pieces of 100% cotton fabric OR 3/4 yard and 1/4 yard for trim OR a bright colorful pillowcase (you can also bring contrast fabrics for pockets, trim, lace, ribbon if you want to embellish your dress), 1″ Double Fold Bias Tape (Quilting Binding), Elastic 1/2 inch. Margo has the labels for the dresses. Patterns are also available for download and printing from the website.

Hope you all can come and join in the fun.


ALL NEW – Dress a Dude!

Dress a Dude ministry (based in Santa Cruz, CA) was started because we wanted the BOYS in third world countries to feel the love of Jesus, and to know they are valued and important as well as the girls who receive a dress. We make shorts in all different sizes for the boys. If you don’t sew but would like to help, we need tee shirts so the boys will receive a complete outfit.

DONATIONS NEEDED: If anyone would like to be part of this wonderful ministry you can donate a colorful tee shirt, just drop it off to COBC.

Join us at our monthly meetings as we make shorts and dresses and enjoy fellowship, fun and blessings in serving others.

Baby Shower for Brandi Bateman


Ladies, come bless Brandi Bateman on Saturday, August 15 from 3-5pm right here at Country Oaks Baptist Church in the chapel.

Please RSVP by August 1 to Wendy VonRueden (965-1240) or Jennifer Hopkins (714-337-6105.)

It’s a Boy! Brandi is registered at Target. Enter the Diaper Raffle for a chance to win door prizes: Last Names A-F bring Size 1, G-L bring Size 2, M-R bring Size 3 and S-Z bring size 4.