Newspaper Article on “Opening Sunday”

You’re Invited!

LobbyYou are invited to join us in celebrating our arrival in Rancho Carillo (Carlsbad) and the opening of our brand new church building at the corner of El Fuerte and Rancho Pancho.
We have already met a number of our new neighbors in the surrounding communities and have been greeted with such warm welcomes.
Now it’s our pleasure to welcome you! We would love to get to know you more and we hope you will be our guests this Sunday (Feb. 22)
Our service begins at 10:30am, but feel free to come early and enjoy coffee and refreshments starting at 10:00am. Come as you are–there is no formal dress code and everyone is welcome.
CreationKidsIf you have kids (nursery through 5th grade), you may check them in to our CreationKids children’s ministry area where they will enjoy fun stories, interactive games, relevant teaching, lively music, and more!
Middle School students (6th-8th) will be released from the main service at 10:45am to participate in Refuge which meets in The Shaft.
High School students are encouraged to participate with us in the main service.
Bounce house
Immediately following the service, we will be serving a complimentary BBQ lunch for you to enjoy with your family.
Kids can take advantage of free face-paintings and a bounce house with inflatable slide!
For more information, contact our church office here.

Video: Groundbreaking

Changes this Sunday (2/16)

We are extremely grateful for the outstanding facility that the Boys & Girls Club provides us each week for our Sunday services.

However, as sometimes happens with any rented venue, we were informed on Monday that our normal worship space will not be available due to the gym floor being resurfaced this weekend.

While this kind of change will be very rare, it also provides us with a unique opportunity. This Sunday we will have two worship services (in separate locations):

1) Our regular worship service at 10:30am in the Dance Studio of the Boys & Girls Club (we will still have IGNITE with Alex McLellan in the regular Conference Room at 9:00am).

2) An 8:45am service at Blinder Memorial Chapel (right by the Main Gate off I-5) on Camp Pendleton with others from our “Life on Life” Discipleship Retreat this weekend.

You are welcome to attend either service depending on your family’s needs. Both services will focus on our personal growth as disciples of Jesus Christ.

If you choose to attend at Camp Pendleton (you will need a current Driver’s License to show at the gate) there will not be any retreat costs for attending the service. In fact, you are invited to subsequently take-part in the retreat’s free evangelism training (following the service), as well as a complimentary BBQ lunch (hamburgers, hotdogs, etc.) starting at 11:30am.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to change-up your Sunday morning routine this week and experience what God has prepared through the retreat’s worship service.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Worship Service with Faith Warrior/Faith Community
WHEN: This Sunday, Feb. 16, 8:45-10:00am
WHERE: Blinder Memorial Chapel

Exit I-5 on to the Main Gate Camp Pendleton  (show your ID and tell the guard you are going to Blinder Memorial Chapel)

Turn Right at FIRST Light: Wire Mountain Road

Turn Left at stop sign

Turn Left on Jacinto Road

Chapel complex is on your right. (Brick Building)

Children are welcome at the chapel, however the service will be “family style” with a cry room available for infants and parents. Also, please bring your own baby/toddler diaper bags as there will not be a fully stocked nursery available.

If you and your family do not choose to attend the “Life on Life” Discipleship Retreat, please plan to use the non-gym entrance to the Boys & Girls Club building.

At the Boys & Girls Club, there WILL be Children’s Ministry activities as usual–although the nursery and preschool classrooms will be combined.

Video & Audio of Planning Commission Meeting

Did you miss last week’s historic moment in the life of FCC when we received approval from the City of Carlsbad Planning Commission to develop the land? Catch it all with the multimedia options below:

(Note: The Faith Community Church portion of the meeting begins around the 1 hour and 10 minute mark)

Stream the video and view Agenda online.

Download the video.

Download the audio.

In a 4-1 vote, the Commission approved Phase 1, 2 and 3 (with a review of parking prior to application of Phase 3). The one dissenting vote wanted to hold approval on Phase 3, and only approve Phase 1 and 2 due to parking concerns.

It was a full house as a number of FCC members and attenders were present to witness this HUGE historic milestone in the life of our church!

There was a lively discussion from the neighborhood, and nine neighbors spoke to the Planning Commission voicing their concerns about parking, traffic, noise and architectural design.

Don Mitchell did a great job addressing the Commission and neighbors. Our architect, Ken Smith, answered many questions and concerns that the Planning Commission had over the project.

In the end, it was agreed that the architect would work with the City Planning Department in implementing only a few minor changes, while still keeping the cost down for us.  In their closing remarks, the Planning Commission had good things to say about the value and worth of our church coming to the neighborhood.

Family Life Update & Response

Please watch the following FCC Family Life Update and respond using the form below.

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