The first thing you need to know is we love Jesus! We believe everyone has done things that are wrong, but God has provided a way for us to be forgiven. That's Jesus! At Monterey, you'll hear about forgiveness through faith in Jesus every Sunday.
You also need to know we believe the Bible is true. We put a lot of care into getting the Bible right and correctly applying it to our lives today. Our Sunday morning worship services are the best place to see/hear what that's like.
Monterey is a multi-generational, multi-ethnic church where everyone is welcome. We worship with songs from various generations, we embrace diversity, and we endeavor to show the love and hope of Jesus Christ to our whole community!
In response to the pandemic, we have two in-person worship services every Sunday morning at 9am and 10:30am, with chairs spread out, masks required, and social distancing encouraged. For those services, we are following all the local regulations about public health, but we also stream the 10:30 service live onto our website so everyone can watch from home.
If you attend a service in-person, you'll notice that our Worship Leader sings a song, but the church doesn't sing along. That's due to a local covid-restriction we're following. You'll also notice our kids and youth are in the main service with the adults because those ministries are only functioning online right now. But we're still very friendly and kids are absolutely welcome in our church!
All our ministries either moved online or decided to hibernate during the pandemic. We have a small group that meets for Bible study on Sundays at 9am, our Youth Pastor meets with our youth online on Wednesday and Sunday evenings, our Food Pantry is still open, and our Children's Director makes a packet of activities that reinforce the Sunday sermon. We are working on building a library of videos that cover different topics, as resources for ongoing learning.