Join us February 15th at 10am (no 5pm tapestry) and back again at 5pm Feb 22!
Join us TONIGHT (Friday) at First Presbyterian Church at 7 pm for a worship concert & guest speaker Eugene Cho as a part of the Santa Barbara Mission Conference. College students are FREE tonight only, so don’t miss out. Transportation ideas: borrow a car, dial-a-ride, take the shuttle to the stop by Old Navy & walk (1.5 miles…get some exercise). We would love to see you there! At the door, just let them know you’re with Jay Shirley if you have any problems. We will see you there! It’s also going on tomorrow (Saturday) for a reasonable price.
Note: this is a DIFFERENT church than ours, El Montecito Presbyterian Church.
Otherwise wee you Sunday! Transportation provided at 4:45 leaving from the DC lot this week for Westmont, because we love you.
Sunday Feb 1…join us at 10am for worship and then a Superbowl party at Jay’s!
We’re BACK! Dinner will be ah-ma-zing. So be there.
Transportation provided at 4:45 leaving from the DC lot this week for Westmont, because we love you.
Sunday February 1st // Join us at 10am. Superbowl Party at Jay’s House! Join us on Sunday or email firstname.lastname@example.org for the address
Feb 15th // Join us at 10am.
March 29 // Join us at 10am.
April 5 // EASTER Join us at 10am.
When did Christmas become something we could just buy or sell? When did it become the perfect present tied up with lovely bows? God is WITH us. Emmanuel. What would it look like to stop, pause, and be WITH Christ? CHRISTmas. What would it look like to stop hustling and bustling and simply be with God? I think we should try it out.
I absolutely love everything about Christmas. Fresh baked cookies wafting through the house, twinkling lights, creamy hot chocolate, the smell of pine surrounding Christmas trees, singing along to “O Holy Night,” cozy blankets, families laughing… It’s a beautiful time of year. Something I certainly do not like about this time of year is when people approach it with dread, feeling stressed about finding the perfect present, or hosting the perfect party, or are so busy rushing around they simply miss the point. Jesus. The incarnation. The God of the universe humbled himself to become a baby, to become like US. If this ever becomes “normal” to us, I think we need to step back and breathe in this truth, this mystery.
Instead of getting swept up in the hustle and bustle of a new season, to-do lists, things to do and places to go, let’s stop. Refocus. And choose joy.
Let’s come together and remember the whole point behind nativity scenes and candy canes and chestnuts roasting over the open fire…the purpose is to celebrate the incarnation. The Gospel of John begins by saying, “ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Jesus made his dwelling among US. Our Holy Creator chose to come down to early, in a small town, in a humble dwelling place, so he could live among his people, so they could experience his love. This is the good news that gives us great JOY, great joy for all people (Luke 2:10). Let’s join in with the angels and sing, praise God, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests” (Luke 2:14).
11.19.14 join us for an M4 event at Montecito Covenant Church at 7pm followed by refreshments.
Join us THIS Sunday 11.23.14 for Thanksgiving Dinner! Join us at 5, followed by dinner at 6. If you happen to know you’re bringing lots of friends, especially Westmont people, please contact Mycah so we make sure to have enough food & rides :) If you’re interested in helping in the kitchen with prep or clean up, contact us!
Reminder: 11.30.14 join us at 9am or 10:30 because there will be NO tapestry.