Sunday, August 20, 2006

church

Well, I tried my first new church today. Twin Lakes Church in Capitola. Wow, it was HUGE! I mean, there was an upstairs to sit too! The pastor wasn't there, he and another pastor switched for two weeks. The guest pastor was really good, but I'm interested to see the regular pastor. I enjoyed the service, but am looking forward to checking out some other churches.

One thing I had a hard time with was the scripture reading. I was one of maybe 5 people who opened their bibles. Even the pastor read from the piece of paper in the bulletin. I noticed they also had it up in power point. I guess when it is already there for you twice, why open the bible? That bothered me a tiny bit. Mostly because at Grace, Pastor Tim was always very adamant about opening out bibles, and I loved that.

Today made me Slo sick, really bad. I was really sad afterwards. Mostly I have been too busy to be sad, but then it just hit me! Can't wait to get back to visit.

I will be out of town next week with Christy, but the week after I think I will check out Santa Cruz bible church. That is also a huge church! If you know any churches up here, let me know!

2 comments:

Frank said...

Hi - just noticed your blog while doing a search on churches in Santa Cruz County.

You might want to take a look at ChristianCruz.com. We have a directory of churches in Santa Cruz County. Although the directory includes all churches which agree with the historic Christian faith (more than just evangelical churches which, from your post, is what I assume you're looking for), the site maintains an evangelical voice (I am a member of the evangelical ministers fellowship in Santa Cruz).

Besides Twin Lakes (where my family attends) and Santa Cruz Bible (where we have lots of friends), you might consider Shorelife Community Church in Capitola, High Street Community Church in Santa Cruz, Gateway Bible Church in Scotts Valley, Felton Bible Church in Felton, Vintage Faith Church in Santa Cruz, First Baptist Church in Watsonville, Christian Life Center in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Community Church, or Coastlands in Aptos.

Those are some of the more prominent evangelical churches in Santa Cruz County. There are more, of course, but those probably represent a fair sampling.

Hope that helps.

amy said...

did you find a church this weekend?
so my parents are here in SLO this wknd to take my furniture and such and we planned to go to 1st service at Grace 1 last time. i set my alarm 8:30.......pm. *slaps forehead* so here it is 10:15, parents are at church and i'm not. i think i'll go to 2nd service. i'm such a doofus...