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Sunday Services

  • 9:00 - 10:10 Adult Bible Study and Children's Sunday School
  • 10:10 Fellowship time (Donuts and coffee)
  • 10:30 Worship Service (Children's church at 10:45)



Cachagua Services
Cachagua Church meets each Sunday of each month (11:00 am in the park in Caachagua). Come and see what is happening out in Cachagua yourself!






A Weekend to Remember

A handful of years back Lauren and I had the delight of attending A Weekend to Remember, the Family Life Marriage Conference held here in Monterey each November. And it was a treat for a number of reasons.

One, at the time, it was rare for the two of us to have an opportunity to get away…just the two of us. So, when we checked into the spacious room at the Monterey Hyatt for two nights, ate all our meals out – no cooking and no clean up – well, that was a rare treat indeed. Already the beginnings for a great mini-vacation.

And then we began attending the conference sessions (resisting the temptation to just spend the weekend playing, after all, I’d told our Elders that we’d be attending the retreat). The speakers were excellent. The principles presented were solidly from God’s Word and they were skillfully applied with great illustrations and applications from the stories of other couples’ lives. And it didn’t hurt either that our speakers used good humor to lead us through more than one difficult topic that could threaten to sabotage even the best of marriages.

Communication, conflict resolution, money management, sexual intimacy, and parenting were just a few of the topic areas that we explored through our times together. And though Lauren and I enjoy a lot of strength in our marriage, it’s surprising how much room there always is for growing deeper and stronger. There’s nothing like a couple of solid days to do nothing but focus on a marriage relationship. God’s Spirit clearly used the time to refresh our commitment to being more intentional in protecting and growing our marriage oneness.

Would we go again? You bet! Our marriage will always benefit from a fresh infusion of encouragement and fun. And that’s what the Weekend to Remember is all about. Remarkably, SBCCV now has three paid scholarship slots that are just waiting for couples to claim them. Maybe you’d like to go and get a couple who are your friends to go with you…here’s your opportunity and the encouragement to do it.

The dates for the conference are November 21-23. Our SBCCV couple to contact for registration or questions is Matt and Dana Suess at 624-3595. And you can register online at Our discount code is “BetterEveryYear.”

God’s heart is always for stronger marriages. When a marriage is good we have opportunities to catch glimpses of God’s committed love for us through that relationship. And strong marriages build strong families and strong churches.

If you are interested in the conference or even considering the possibility of attending, why not give Matt and Dana a call. I’m sure they’d love to hear from you to answer any questions you may have or to help you get signed up.

And one more plug for opportunities to strengthen your marriage…Matt and Dana are starting a new Wednesday evening series on Marriage Oneness beginning November 5th. Lauren and I plan on being a part of that and we’d love for you to join us. Let’s keep growing in this vital area, an area always ripe for refreshment in the days in which we live.

Yours for encouraging our marriages,

Pastor Dave






Sanctuary Bible Church
8340 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel, CA 93923