COVID-19 Updates

RELEVANT RESOURCES DURING COVID-19
WORSHIP SERVICE | SUNDAY, APRIL 5

INFORMATION
As many of you are aware, both global and local communities are being impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The landscape has been changing rapidly and our staff and Elders have worked diligently to stay on top of the various medical and government updates–so we might best understand the situation and respond accordingly.
 
As California releases guidelines for group gatherings, we want to be team-players who work alongside our communities, cities, county, and country to do our part in minimizing the spread of the virus, as we pray for its swift demise. This means we will modify our regular services and events.
 
At this time we believe the most prudent and compassionate approach is to postpone our large worship services for a limited time.
 
We will not gather for our regular Sunday activities at church until further notice.
 
On Sunday, you will be able to access a virtual worship service from our website that will include music, message, and related announcements.
 
Additionally, you can still give your offering online here, or by mailing gifts to Faith Community Church (P.O. Box 130850 Carlsbad, CA 92013)
 
Please take time as families to love God, glorify Jesus, and grow in your faith.
 
However you find yourself studying God’s Word, we want to remind you that the Church (with a capital C) is the Body of Christ—not a building.
 
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit?…Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.” (1 Corinthians 6:19; 12:27).
 
In the end, we are glad to know that we have a faithful God who keeps us in His good care (Psalm 23). So, we are not unduly worried or afraid as we respond to this need. We recall what King David said, “Our God is a refuge, strength, and ever-present help in times of trouble!
 
Thus, even if we do not formally meet together, we still share the common bond of Christ in us and are connected by the same spiritual “bloodline” (as we’ve been learning while studying Acts).
 
This is also an opportunity for each of us to be the body of Christ to our neighbors and live out the call to “love God and love your neighbor as yourself” as well as to “do good to all men…” (Matthew 22:36-40; Galatians 6:10)
 
Be aware of how this crisis is affecting others around you and see what God would lead you to do to love and care for them.
 
We will continue to monitor the situation daily and keep you informed via church email blasts, our Facebook & Instagram pages, and website—so please check those sources for the latest information.
 
Please let us know if there is anything you need in the course of this temporary change. We will be in touch! Blessings!

-The Elders of Faith Community Church