Sunday, August 26, 2007

Westmont College Ministry Fair

Students are back at Westmont College and that means Fall has begun! Yesterday churches from around the area set up tables outside the dining room to present their ministries to incoming and returning students. MCC staff was out in force, giving away creative chap-stick tubes with our web site and worship hours, plus brownies and brochures.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Jesus? Yes. Church? no thanks

Sunday, August 26 begins a new series in worship based on the book of Acts and the birth of the church. The stark photo of the chancel speaks to what the early church was called to do before the first building was built and the first deacon commissioned: meet with Jesus and wait for the promised gift of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes waiting is far more difficult than doing. Waiting means I'm not in control, God is. Waiting means being still and quiet, and I like to talk and keep moving. Waiting means being passive and I like being active. Waiting means admitting I need something, and I like to think I have all I need.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

MCC Fiesta Parade!

MCC launched the Santa Barbara Fiesta in our own grand way with a Fiesta dinner and parade of bikes to the applause of all!