We like to say that El Montecito is "Big Enough to Meet Your Needs, but Small Enough to Know Them." We invite you to call or visit us to be able to answer your questions personally.
We are a congregation that seeks to glorify God the Father, Maker of Heaven and Earth, to affirm the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God's only divine Son, our Lord, and to acknowledge the power and presence of the Holy Spirit. In the context of the Presbyterian Church USA, and our historical reformed theological tradition, we are committed by our Biblical mandate to:
- Worship, honor, and glorify God in all we do.
- Minister to the Church body with the love and compassion God's Spirit provides.
- Bring the joy, hope, and truth of Jesus Christ to others who hunger for love, acceptance, healing, and forgiveness; here in our own community... and around the world, as we are led by God.
- The internet is a welcome addition to the communication tools that have traditionally been available, but it is NOT a substitute for personal interaction. And "personal" is exactly how we hope you will find us to be.
Rev. Jeff Bridgeman and Rev. Jan Armstrong are traveling in Israel as preparation to be commissioned at General Assembly in July 2014.
Rev. Bridgeman writes:
"After two days in Tel Aviv and Joppa, we went to Nazareth and then spent the night on the shores of Galilee. On a boat ride this morning as we sang a hymn, it finally got through all the buildings and businesses that this is where Jesus walked and he walked there for me. Follow me has a different sense to it now.
On the mount where Jesus gave the sermon on the mount, outside the church that was built there in the 30's, we had a service ourselves with communion, that I got to lead. Wow! To read the words of Jesus to those who have chosen to follow him and serve him. Very powerful.
Now we are leaving the ancient sight of Capernaum to go to an over view of the Golan heights and then to Jerusalem. It is beginning to sink in."
Women in the Word Bible Study!
Join as! We meet weekly on Monday mornings in Parish Hall with
current study titled "Women in the New Testament".
9:00 a.m. Coffee and goodies
9:30-11:30 a.m. Study
Join us for worship during the Advent Season!
Junior High Winter Camp at Forest Home! Living Boldly for Jesus!
Did you know . . . ?
Elmo is a Peacemaker church. Peacemaker Ministries provides educational programs and resources aimed at "equipping and assisting Christians and their churches to respond to conflict Biblically." For more information, visit the Peacemaker Ministries website, or contact the church office.
Junior High group attends Winter Camp at Forest Home. "Boldly Living For Christ!"
Office Hours: The church office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1455 East Valley Rd. in Montecito, CA
Early School practicing for Advent Night Program.