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Bringing Co-workers to Christ

Matt Klein sees opportunities to share the Gospel everywhere – especially at work, where he spends much of each day. “I make it quite clear to everyone that I have faith in God,” said Matt, who is a program management director at work. “I don’t want to bulldoze over...

God Provides Amid Fear and Persecution in China

Growing up in China, Eunice’s family never discussed religion. It’s safer that way. “I never had any chance to know anything about Christianity as a belief, not from family, not from school, until I attended university.” Eunice said. She discovered Christ while...

Blessed by Fellowship in her Faith Community

Meaghan Joynt has attended church most of her life but discovered the blessing of fellowship only recently. She never felt community at the church she attended as a child. And her church experience as a young adult in New York was as part of a professional choir that...

Mariners Posada Offers a Prelude to Christmas

There was no room in the inn for Mary and Joseph on that first Christmas, but Mariners will have plenty of room for the Coastside community at a traditional Posada celebration from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the church and nearby neighborhoods. You, your family...

Surrendering to Christ’s Persistent Invitation

Garold “Murph” Murphy lived life on his own terms for more than 60 years before he finally asked Christ to enter his life. He has battled addiction, relationship and other issues common to the world, and never felt very good about himself. “I just got tired. I’d had...

Mariners’ Generosity Shared To Our Community

Part of Ivette Moctezuma’s role at Mariners is to build bridges from our church to the Latino community in Half Moon Bay. Last year we sponsored a Financial Peace class with associates of Bay City Flowers. It was very successful and plans for a class this fall was in...

Meeting God Amid the Beauty of His Creation

God is constantly at hand, but sometimes the distractions of life and the world obscure his presence. Like many of us, Jim Davis says he feels closest to God when out alone in His creation. Jim recalls a particularly powerful connection one summer while working as a...

Sharing God’s Blessings to Grow His Church

God’s path for his church and its impact often isn’t clear to Christ’s followers until we look over our shoulders. Seven years ago, Joaquin Hernandez felt God call him to begin a new church here on the Coastside. With support and encouragement from his brothers,...

God’s Plan Opens New Vistas Via LifeGroup

The Coastside was comfortably familiar to Kathy Oler when she returned to Half Moon Bay in 2013 after 24 years in Arizona – the mountains and ocean, family and friends, church and community. Not that much had changed. But God had a new and unfamiliar plan in store for...

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