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.



Good Friday Service

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Our Good Friday Service is an opportunity to come together at Faith Community Church to remember and reflect on the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
 
His death on the cross–while a somber and dark day in our world’s history–was the necessary precursor to the miracle of Resurrection Sunday (Easter).
 
Join us at 7:00pm on Friday, April 19 for a family worship service* that blends gospel narrative, contemplative music, and self-reflection.
 
Remember to finish the story on Easter Sunday during one of our Celebration Services (8:30am | 10:30am).
 
*Childcare available for children 4 years old & younger.
 
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.
1 Peter 2:24
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Faith Community Church | 2700 Rancho Pancho | Carlsbad | 92009


The Art of Marriage Retreat

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The Art of Marriage retreat is for anyone (married, engaged, dating, or single) who wants to fine-tune their thinking about marriage and be better equipped for relationship success.

The retreat is Friday, Nov. 4 (7:30-9pm) – Saturday, Nov. 5 (9am-4pm) and weaves together expert teaching, real life stories, humorous vignettes, and a whole lot more from six video sessions.   
 
Each topic leaps onto our big-screens from marriage experts and respected Christians leaders such as Dennis & Barbara Rainey, Voddie Baucham, Wayne & Margaret Grudem, Dave Harvey, and a host of others as they communicate with humor and insight about God’s purpose and plan for marriage.
 
You will learn how to communicate well, overcome loneliness, take ownership of your role in the relationship, work through conflict, obtain/increase intimacy, and leave a lasting family legacy.
 
Your registration includes The Art of Marriage workbook for each participant, 6-sessions of marriage preparation and improvement tips, snacks, lots of fun, and a fresh hope for living life in a new way.
 
There will be a lunch break on Saturday for you to enjoy one of the nearby eateries (not included in price).
 
There is no childcare available as we want to provide a setting that is without distraction and allows each participant to relax and get the most out of their time away. Come join us!

 

Faith Community Church
2700 Rancho Pancho, Carlsbad, 92009
www.faithcommunity.ws

 

EARLY BIRD rate is $45/couple and $25/individual through September 30.

STANDARD rate is $60/couple and $35/individual starting October 1.


The Gospel Exhibit

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Open to the Public: Thurs. April 2 (5-9pm) & Fri. April 3 (1-5pm & 8-9pm)
2700 Rancho Pancho, Carlsbad, CA 92009
 
The Gospel Exhibit ArtifactsThe Gospel Exhibit is a FREE 96-foot long walk-thru showcase that contains 33 displays.
 
The tour takes you through the major events surrounding the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
 
The various steps of His suffering are brought to light with recreated artifacts, anatomically correct models, and historical quotes.
 
Old Testament Messianic prophecies and fulfilled New Testament Scriptures are presented for each historical event.
 
The Gospel Exhibit features a powerful soundtrack, large screen video, and realistic sound effects complete the multi-sensory experience!
 

Comments on The Gospel Exhibit:
  • “Transforming!”
  • “Simply powerful!”
  • “It touched my heart and restored my faith.”
  • “An incredible intellectual and spiritual experience.”
  • “Beyond words…I have never experienced an exhibit such as this.”
  • “It was amazing…it will have a powerful impact on my life forever.”
  • “Beautiful. Precise. So heart moving. Thank you for that amazing journey.”
Invite others using the graphic below:
 The Gospel Exhibit at Faith Community Church graphic


Easter Sunday (4/5)

 
Easter Egg HuntWe at Faith Community Church invite you to join us for Easter Sunday services and activities on Sunday, April 5.
 
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
 
8:30am: Early Easter Service
(nursery-5th grade Children’s Ministry available)
Easter Brunch
9:30-10:15am: Continental Brunch
 
9:45am: Kids’ Easter Egg RUSH!
(on grass field)
 
10:30am: Easter Service
(nursery-5th grade Children’s Ministry available)
 
During each Easter Service Dr. Doug Baker will be giving an encouraging message called, Rise & Shine.
 
 
“‘Rise and shine!’ is a phrase heard throughout life, often when we least want to hear it. Yet, when God says it to us, it takes on a completely new and exciting meaning. It looks forward to life change that is empowered not by our own energy levels or interests but by God’s capacity and desires.
 
“At Easter Jesus rose from the dead, but the meaning of that moment is not merely rooted in history. It is an event that revolutionizes our lives as well. As we trust in Him, we are enabled to move out of the shadows and darkness of past harmful habits and present puzzlement into the light of clean slates, fresh hopes, and clear consciences and conceptions of life. Join us this Easter as we ‘Rise and Shine’ together.”
 
-Doug Baker
 
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Can You Handle Criticism?

by Chad Porter, Pastor of Student Discipleship

Can You Handle Criticism? imageDo you enjoy receiving rebuke or correction from others? The answer for most of us is a resounding “No!”
 
But why? Why is it so grating and difficult for us to hear the refining words of critique?
 
Pastor and counselor Alfred Poirier seeks to answer this very question in a great article. Here’s a short excerpt:
 

“In counseling, I see it [the inability to receive criticism] in the humorous way a couple will be diverted from the issue at hand to debate who said what, when, and where. Or in how people debate back and forth as to whether it was a Tuesday or a Wednesday when they did something. Why do we expend so much time and energy swatting at these flies with sledgehammers? Why are our hearts and minds so instantly engaged and our emotions surging with great vigor in our defense? The answer is simple. These issues are not minor or insignificant. We defend that which we deem of great value. We think it is our life we are saving. We believe something much larger will be lost if we do not use every means to rescue it. Our name, our reputation, our honor, our glory.”

So if you have 10 minutes today please take a break and read the whole thing, I beg you. You’ll be glad you did.le Criticism? “



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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