Operation Christmas Child 2019

The world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child utilizes gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. Are you ready to be a part of the movement?
How to Pack & Deliver Your Shoebox Gifts!
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Find a Shoebox

Start with an average-size cardboard or plastic shoebox. If you want to wrap it, cover the box and lid separately. Or pick-up a box at church.
Girl or Boy?
Decide whether you will pack a box for a girl or a boy, and the age category.
Can’t decide? Feel free to build multiple shoebox gifts! The more the merrier!
Fill with Gifts
Select a quality “wow” toy such as a doll, soccer ball with pump, or stuffed animal.
Then add other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies. See gift “DOs and DON’Ts” here.
Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.
$9 Tracking Labels
Donate $9 online and receive a tracking label to Follow Your Box and discover the destination of your shoebox gift.
Alternatively, you can use the labels from the printed brochure and send a check or cash in the envelope (provided in the brochure)1
Take your shoebox gift(s) to Faith Community Church on Sunday, Nov. 17 or 24 (between 9:30am-12:30pm) or during normal weekday operating hours by Nov. 22.

Estate Planning Workshop

November 10, 2019 | 12:30-2:30pm


  • What happens to the assets you leave behind at death?
  • Who is in control of your assets if you become incapacitated or die?
  • What happens to your minor children if you and your spouse die?
  • What taxes are due when you die?

These and other important issues will be discussed during a workshop entitled Estate Planning 101, led by John Yphantides, an estate planning attorney.

This is a free, no obligation event.

A complimentary lunch will be served!

Who should attend?

  • Individuals who want to be wise stewards with what they’ve been entrusted
  • Parents who want to responsibly provide for loved ones
  • Those who wish to be prepared to assist elderly parents or others in the event of mental incapacity
  • Those wanting to retain control over the management and ultimate distribution of their estate
  • Those interested in understanding the legal & tax issues involved with estate planning

Estate Planning Issues

  • Avoiding the high cost of probate – something worth preparing for
  • Revocable Living Trusts – what can they do for you?
  • Providing for minor or disabled beneficiaries after you’re gone
  • Estate and Gift Taxes – update on the new tax legislation that took effect in 2018 and new estate tax legislation being considered in CA
  • Charitable Tools – legal and tax tools for the charitably minded

About John Yphantides

John G. Yphantides is licensed as a California attorney and specializes in the area of Estate Planning, Trust and Probate administration, Business and Corporate law, and Non Profit/Tax Exempt Organization law. He is certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.

Fall Festival 2019

Fall is here and we hope you will be too–for our annual Fall Festival on Sunday, November 3.
After our 10:30am Worship Service, we will enjoy a chili potluck with lots of sides and fixin’s (baked potatoes, cornbread, salad, etc.)
This won’t just be any chili–this will be chili from participants in our chili cook-off who are submitting their very best recipes for your enjoyment.
Go here to let us know we can count on you to bring chili to share!
For the rest of us who’d like to attend but not submit chili for the cook-off, we’d ask that you bring a side or dessert to share.
Use the chart below to determine what kind of item to bring.
If your last name begins with the letter…
A-C: Bring a veggie/pasta salad (green salad w/dressing, macaroni/potato salad, etc.)
D-H: Bring a fruit salad (fruit medley, watergate/waldorf salad, JELL-O, etc.)
I-R: Bring a dessert
S-Z: Bring a bread item (rolls, corn bread, muffins, etc.)
Go here to let us know you’re coming and what you plant to bring.
Following the potluck lunch, there will be a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy, including a bounce house, field games, a craft station, and more!

Women’s Retreat 2020

March 6-8, 2020

Our Women’s Retreat at Pine Valley Women’s Conference allows women to step out of their current context, encounter Biblical teaching, and interact with other women on the same journey.
  • Great music & message (biblical & applicable)
  • Genuine service and kindness from staff
  • Peaceful environment with opportunities to reflect and connect with others
  • Adventure activities, workshops, & personal reflection


Cabin/Dorms, Lodge (with shared bathroom), and Lodge (with privatebathroom) can be viewed here.

Room type is subject to availability. If your selection ends up being unavailable, we will contact you about your next choice.


8668 Pine Creek Rd Pine Valley, CA 91962


Map of the campgrounds


Ropes Course, Disc Golf, Sand Volleyball, Lighted Basketball Court, Horseshoes, Sports Field, Camp Fires, Tire Swing, Archery, Hiking, Game Room, Elevation Gift Shop, Altitude Coffee Shop, Guided Hikes

Note: Some activities may require additional costs.


Trillia Newbell is the author of various books such as Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God’s Good Gifts and Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves.

Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Desiring God, *True Woman, Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and more.

As a sought after speaker, she has spoken at conferences, churches, retreats, colleges, and seminaries. She currently is the Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commissionfor the Southern Baptist Convention.

She resides with her husband and two children near Nashville, TN.

Moms of Faith | Fall Registration

Moms of Faith is a community of moms (with kids of all ages!) who come together to:

*Connect with and support one another

*Grow in our relationships with Christ

*Flourish as moms with grace and strength

We meet on the FIRST TUESDAYS of the month (October 1 – December 3, 2019). Check-in for childcare begins at 9:00am, and our sessions run from 9:15am-11:30am.

We hope you can join us to unplug as a mom and enjoy excellent speakers, crafts & activities, childcare, breakfast items, and best of all, support from other moms.

We’d love for you to invite a friend, neighbor, or any other mom who might appreciate connecting with other moms.

First time moms get their first meeting for free! (use drop-in rate for mom and enter the code FIRSTTIME. If you need childcare and think you’ll keep coming, you can register your child for the full semester for cheaper rate if you desire.).

We have childcare available for children ages 6 months to 5 years old. Babies under 6 months are welcome to sit with you during the meeting.

Your child’s registration fee covers the cost for supplies and childcare.

Movie Night: Mary Poppins Returns

Movie Night: Mary Poppins Returns

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us for a FREE summer movie night on the grass!

Starting at 6:30pm, enjoy free hotdogs, a bounce house for kids, lawn games, music & more.

When the sun goes down, we’ll be serving up popcorn & candy and showing the hit movie musical, Mary Poppins Returns (PG), on a huge outdoor screen!

Decades after her original visit, the mysterious nanny returns to help the Banks family. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

All ages are welcome, parental guidance is advised.

Men’s Retreat

About Men’s Fall Classic Retreat

This years theme is “Powering Up: How to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.” It focuses our attention on the power available to men who stay in step with the Holy Spirit of God. This is not just some esoteric or vague spiritual mysticism.
Rather God provides concrete, tangible, raw power for living life in a totally new manner through his indwelling Spirit.

Come and discover anew how to be a man who lives life with a fresh vitality and renewed perspective. We will also experience engaging worship, taste-bud busting food, and lots of activities to enjoy.

Register early by Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 11:59pm and get last year’s standard cabin rate of $125 (a $25 discount)!

Summer Camp 2019

Summer Camp for Jr. & High School students from June 24-28, 2019 at Camp Pondo in Running Springs, CA.

In the Wild: VBS 2019

IN THE WILD! VBS: Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19 from 9:00am-12:00pm at Faith Community Church (2700 Rancho Pancho, Carlsbad)

$35 per child (includes t-shirt, snacks, crafts, one music CD per family, & more!)

4-year-olds through entering 6th graders are welcome! (spaces are limited–so register soon!)

Please select the grade your child will be entering in the fall of 2019.
Children must be 4-years-old by August 1 to attend (must be fully potty trained).

We invite kids to grab their cameras, and get ready for wild encounters this summer as we adventure IN THE WILD!

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Through live music, engaging stories, creative activities, and fun games, we will zoom in & focus on Jesus while having a wild time!

Snacks will be served throughout the week. When registering, please let us know of your child’s food allergies and other relevant medical information.

Please contact Jenny Windham here for more information.
Registration for children is currently full, please join our wait list here.
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? We need LOTS of volunteers and would love to have your help! Visit our volunteer registration here!

Comedy & Coffee with Bob Stromberg

Tickets include coffee, dessert, and a 90-minute performance by renowned comedian/author/performer, Bob Stromberg.
All tickets are “general admission” with open seating on a first come, first-served basis. Lobby opens at 6:45pm, with auditorium doors opening at 7:00pm. Seating is limited, so please purchase tickets online in advance.

For over thirty years Bob Stromberg has been delighting audiences with his perfect blend of standup, story, and shtick. Always clean, his all-ages presentation is a disarming blend of knee-slapping comedy and wholesome fun!

Bob facilitates surprising laughter with an arsenal of stand-up, physical comedy, a non-threatening touch of audience participation, and yes…even hand shadows, which the London Metro described as “stunning.”