Santa Maria Seventh-day
Teaching Truth, Serving God,
The Santa Maria Seventh day-Adventist Church is a community of Christians with a rich diversity in culture, age, talents, and gifts. We are constantly looking for ways to reach out to our community to share our love, the love of Christ and the wonderful message of hope in Christ.
Our prayer is that, whether you visit us here on our website or attend our Sabbath services or join us for one of our social events, that you will feel loved and compelled to walk closer with Jesus.
Pastor Carlos Garcia
To transform our community one family at a time by Teaching Truth, Serving God and Loving People.
We serve God in every possible way to help our community grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Our community is our family. We exist to serve our community making efforts to reach their needs in many ways.
Seventh-day Adventist beliefs are meant to permeate your whole life. Growing out of scriptures that paint a compelling portrait of God, you are invited to explore, experience and know the One who desires to make us whole.
Christianity Today featured and article on Frank Borman. Borman was the astronaut who selected the opening passages of Genesis to read during the first manned mission to orbit the moon and concluded the Christmas Eve broadcast by asking God to “bless everyone on ‘the good Earth’ 240,000 miles away.”
In 1968, “an estimated one billion people listened to the Apollo 8 astronauts read the Creation story. According to TV Guide, one out of every four humans on Earth turned on a TV the night to see Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders circle 60 miles above the rocky surface of the moon.
The three men were the first to leave Earth’s orbit and reach humanity’s nearest neighbor in space,” the article read.
Borman read the first 10 verses of Genesis 1. The awe of the moment was acknowledged with the reading of the first 10 verses of the King James Bible. The words thrilled many, caused a bit of controversy, and confused those who couldn’t see the connection between the greatest scientific adventure of the modern era and an ancient religious text.” Frank Borman died November 7 at the age of 95.
As we move closer into the holiday season we will see the lights, hear the music, and enjoy family, friends and food. But, let us not forget that there are still millions of souls who do not know about the Creator or His Son. May your light shine bright during this season and may people see Jesus because of you!