Baptisms & Labor Day BBQ 9/1/13

by Element Christian Church


Join us September 1st at 1pm at 1371 Solomon Road. To learn more about baptism, click here. Baptisms are not magical, but they are a deeply spiritual event that reflects the work Jesus has done in our lives and for that we celebrate when we see life transformation within our church family!

We will then be having a BBQ afterwards in celebration. We are combining with Labor day. Kids are welcome to swim after baptisms!

What to Bring: Element is BBQing Tritip, making bread & beans, beverages. We ask you bring the following if your last name begins with:
  • AL - Desserts - (Few dozen)
  • MZ - Salad - or Side Dish

Other items to bring:

  • Folding chairs
  • Sunscreen
  • EzPopup tents
  • Lawn games
  • Extra Cookies
  • Pool Floaties
  • Swimsuits/Towels

Dads. A Father's Day Interview.

by Element Christian Church


On Mother's Day 2013 we interviewed Jessa, Amanda, and Pam as part of our service. We then thought, "wouldn't it be amazing to interview their husbands as well?" Well, the guys were game, just not in front of everyone. The video was incorporated into our Father's Day 2013 service, but being broken into 2 distinct parts. Here, on the blog site, we have edited them together to make one longer video about the wounds we experience as children and the redemption that the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings. Watch Matt, Nathan and Doug share their stories about what they learned from their dads and what it means to be a son of God, their Heavenly Father, whom we all can call, "Abba, Father."

Mother's Day Q&A #1: Priorities

by Element Christian Church


After our panel discussion on Mother's Day, Pam, Amanda, and Jessa hung around to answer some extra questions that were texted in to us. 

"As a single mom, how do you cope with the struggle of putting your husband before your children, especially when your child came before your husband?"
 
Mother's Day 2013 at Element Christian Church

 

GoBags Santa Maria

by Element Christian Church

GoBags Santa Maria

In Northern Santa Barbara County, many children must be removed from their homes each week and placed into the care of Child Welfare Services for their safety. Sometimes it is temporary, and sometimes it is permanent. In all cases, there is not much time to take any items from home they may need or want. 

When they remove a child from a home they often don’t have anything in which to place the child’s belongings, if they even have time to get any. Whatever items they can take quickly may go into a black trash bag. A black trash bag should never be a child’s suitcase. 

In order to make this a better experience for the children, GoBags Santa Maria is purchasing bags and collecting personal care items for these children – we hope to collect and assemble approximately 600 bags, 200 for each age group: Baby, School age and Teen. 

GoBags ListSocial Services workers have told us that they would rather carry a stack of 20 GoBags in their trunk for the children than use the black garbage bags. The Social Workers could then grab a gallon-sized zip loc bag filled with personal items appropriate for the age of the child they were picking up that day. They have compiled a “wish list” of items they know children need and want - Click here to download.



You can drop off your donations at Element on Sunday mornings or at the Stuff the Bag event on May 11th at Element.

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Baptism Stories - April 14, 2013

by Element Christian Church

 


Last Sunday was our Baptisms, and we had 20 people baptized! If you didn't make it, or missed reading the stories, this weeks blog is simply a link to them. Please read them, be excited for them, and always stand amazed at the goodness of our great God.

This is Baptism

by Element Christian Church


Learn more about Baptisms here.

Celebrating Baptisms & a "Nacho" Average Church Potluck!

This Sunday, April 14th at 1pm at 1371 Solomon Road. 

What to bring? If your last name begins with the letter:
  • A-L: Cooked taco meat (ground beef or shredded beef or chicken)
  • M-R: Grated/Shredded Cheese or Nacho Cheese & your favorite Salsa
  • S-Z: Beans - Refried (or however you like them on nachos) & and your favorite Salsa
Chips, Nacho Add-ons, Water & Dessert are provided!

What else to bring?
  • Chairs - i.e. lawn chairs, camping chairs, beach chairs, or a blanket.
  • Something to drink.
  • Swimsuit & towel if you want to go swimming afterwards.

Five Years!

by Element Christian Church
This Easter Sunday represented the Fifth Anniversary of Element Christian Church. Our first official service was Easter, 2008. At Element we believe God's blessings come in a multitude of ways, many of which we do not expect. So, here is a look over the past five years and the goodness of Jesus... 

Five Years! Thank You!

Click here to view the entire Five Year Info-graphic

Share your favorite Element Story or picture on our facebook page!

 

Easter Services 2013

by Element Christian Church
Easter Times

 

Easter Services

Saturday, 6pm (Nursery Care Only)Sunday: 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00am (Full Children's Programs)

You are invited this Easter to Element Christian Church as we look at the Theology of Easter.

Good Friday March 29, 2013

by Element Christian Church
Good Friday Service

Good Friday

Friday, March 30th at 11:00PM, Childcare is not available

This service is designed for those who already believe in the atoning work of Christ, and is simply a reminder of the humbleness we should live in as we remember the sacrifice that our Great God gave as He suffered and died for us.

...And the Winner Is...

by Element Christian Church
Congratulations to David Stovesand - Champion of the Moe-Karting Race day extravaganza. Check out the highlight video below, and be on the look out for the next MOE event coming this April. 

Are you smarter than an eKid!?

by Element Christian Church

Are you smarter than an eKid!? Take the memory challenge! Memorize the following verses. If you can memorize them all, you’ll get the prize! Yes, that’s right, bragging rights over your 5 year old -- Good job you! Memorize the verses this month, and recite them (from memory) to your gc leader or at the Welcome Center! Download the verses here.



Yes, There is Evil In The World

by Element Christian Church
Last Month, in light of the recent shootings, Aaron addresses people's fears and concerns in his sermon It's Not How You Play The Game. Our current society believes our struggle is only against flesh and blood, but the scxriptures teach that evil in the world is much deeper than that. The only thing that makes sense is the scripture's view of the world and the problem of evil in it.