Easter Sunday

We invite you to join us at Faith Community Church for Easter Sunday services and activities on April 1. Celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with live music and a message of hope found in the one and only risen Savior.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

8:30am: Early Easter Service
(Kids classes not running at this time. All ages are welcome in the service.)
 
9:30-10:30am: Brunch Buffet
(baked goods, egg dishes, fruit, coffee, and more!)
 

10:00am: Kids’ Easter Egg RUSH!
(on grass field)

10:30am: Easter Service
(nursery-5th grade Creation Kids children’s classes available)

During each Easter Service Dr. Doug Baker will be giving an encouraging and transformational message about Jesus Christ–the risen Savior.
 
“…Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures…was buried…[and] raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures…”  -1 Corinthians 15:3-4
 
Also, leading up to Easter Sunday, join us for our Good Friday service on March 31 at 6:30pm.
 

 
Faith Community Church | 2700 Rancho Pancho | Carlsbad | 92009


Risen: Good Friday Movie Event

Join us on Good Friday, April 14 at 6:45pm for this free movie event.
 
Risen is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection, as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a powerful Roman military tribune, and his aide, Lucius (Tom Felton), are tasked with solving the mystery of what happened to Jesus in the weeks following the crucifixion, in order to disprove the rumors of a risen Messiah and prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
 
We will serve communion afterward for those who would like to partake.
 
Come grab a seat in our auditorium at 6:45pm–the movie will begin promptly at 7:00pm. Risen is rated PG-13 and children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent. Family discussion guides will be available to take home with you free of charge.
 
There will not be childcare available for this event.



Got Questions?

by Justin Windham, Associate Pastor of Outreach & Discipleship

got questionsMany of us are a part of a unique generation–one that lives in the “internet age,” but also remembers a time before the World Wide Web.

In middle school, I can distinctly remember the tedious task of using big, physical, multi-volume encyclopedias to do research for homework assignments.
Yet, just a few years later in high school, I was browsing the internet to find information as though I had been doing it my whole life. Today, I can’t imagine not having the internet at my fingertips at any moment during the day.
As a child being raised in a Christian family, I learned a lot about God and the Bible through my parents and church. But when I had questions about faith, doubt, Jesus, the origins of the universe, pain and suffering, sin, and more–I didn’t know how to find the answers.
Aware of my frustrations, my parents bought me a reference book called, Where to Find It in the Bible: A Reference Guide from A to Z. I tattered that book’s pages as I would regularly scour it for biblical answers to very real questions I had.
Once our home PC became “web-enabled,” I began searching online for those same answers but quickly realized there was no “biblical orthodoxy” filter that ensured the results I found were actually from a Christ-honoring, bible-based perspective.
A few years later, a new and unique website called GotQuestions.org was published with the explicit mission of seeking “to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ by providing biblical, applicable, and timely answers to spiritually related questions through an internet presence.
Since that discovery, this has been my single most treasured online resource in my personal life and ministry.
The website does not just offer certain theologians’ opinions, but uses the Scriptures as the primary source of drawing conclusions. If a potential claim cannot be soundly backed by Scripture, the claim is not made.
And when ambiguity remains and clear-cut answers cannot be arrived at with confidence, the website gives the most compelling Scriptural arguments from the most prevalent views and leaves the reader to arrive at his/her own conclusions.
I have long believed that God is not afraid of our questions. If He’s truly God, there will always be satisfying answers to our most daunting questions.
Certainly, some of those questions won’t be answered on this side of heaven, but until then, www.gotquestions.org does a fantastic job attempting to fill the gap.
To understand the depth and breadth of this resource, I’m posting their current Top 10 most frequently asked questions. Click the links to view the related article.
As much as I love this website, like any extra-biblical material, no man-made resource is perfect and no one has all the answers except God Himself. I hope you enjoy using this website, but remember to always search the Scriptures for yourself and ask the Holy Spirit for wisdom and guidance as you seek truth.


Church Picnic (4/28)

You’ve probably noticed that spring is in full swing!

Having some good ol’ outdoor family fun is a great way to get to know each other better while enjoying delicious food and warmer weather in the process.

Our annual church picnic (Sunday, April 28) is open to everyone of all ages. Make a day of it by joining us at our church Worship Service (10:15am) at the Encinitas Community Center before heading over to Stagecoach Park for lunch and activities for the whole family (12:15-3:00pm).

Stagecoach Park is located at 3420 Camino de los Coches in Carlsbad.

There will be a number of benches to sit on, but we encourage you to bring the lawn chair of your choice to relax in.

Kids will love our FREE Bounce House and face-paintings.

Teens and adults can enjoy a friendly game of Ultimate Frisbee and other sports.

The main dish for lunch will be provided by us.

If you are currently a part of Faith Community, we ask you bring a side-dish or dessert to share (sign-up at church or use the contact form below to tell us what you are bringing).

If you are guests, lunch is on us–just plan to bring your appetite.

While it is not necessary to RSVP, we would really love to know if you plan to come (so we can plan to have enough food). Use the form below to give us a heads up that you are coming or to request more information. We’d love to hear from you!

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