NONPROFIT ORG US POSTAGE PAID SAN JOSE CA PERMIT NO. 1335
478 Piercy Rd., San Jose CA 95138 Office: 408.365.0313
RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER San Jose Batting Cages
Easter Services, page 3
Young Adults, page 2
Located inside FCC’s Building B Offering baseball & softball cages, pitching lanes, Player Development, Hitting & Pitching Lessons, Team/Group Clinics, Core Fitness Training, and Birthday Parties www.SJBattingcages.com / (408) 360-9076
Celebrate Recovery, page 2
Crossfit FCC, page 2
FCC is a huge 17 acres 130,000 sq ft campus that accommodates weddings, conventions or family events. Available Facilities: 2 large auditoriums, 8,000+ sq ft, stage, theater lighting, and multi media projectors. Seats 400 for wedding or special meetings and conventions.
Women’s, page 4
1 large auditorium, 20,000 sq ft, seats 1,450, large stage, lobby that accommodates another 950 people.
Kids & Youth, page 5
Additional meeting rooms available for corporate/private events. Contact Christie at email@example.com or call 408-365-0313
Men, page 6
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Weekend Services: Sundays @ 9:00 am & 10:45 am Spirit Newspaper • Spring/Summer 2017 • A quarterly publication • Issue #23 • Published by Family Community Church 478 Piercy Rd, San Jose CA 95138 • Editor: Cindy Liardon • Photos: Michelle Hui
A Publication of Family Community Church Spring/Summer 2017
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Check out what you’ll find at FCC!
Welcome Home... FAMILY Community Church is growing and designed to meet your needs. Our South San Jose campus at 478 Piercy Road, gateway to the Silver Creek Area and Evergreen Valley, is near the 101 and 85 freeways. • Positive, practical messages that encourage you • Incredible musicians and uplifting music • Dedicated nursery workers, AWANA, VBS and Music Programs for children • Dynamic Jr. High and Sr. High programs • Crossfit FCC gym and batting cages Weekly Meeting Options: 1. Sunday 9:00 AM and 10:45 AM Worship Services in the Main Auditorium. Childcare, Kids, and Youth Programs.
3. Tuesday 7 PM, Young Adults Service in Stage3 Auditorium. Great band and passionate preaching for college and young professionals. Largest and most effective young adult ministry in the Bay Area! 4. Thursday, 7 PM, Adult “modern issues” and Bible classes, Youth & Awana. Several adult class options, childcare and $3 dinner at 6 PM in FCC’s food court! 5. Thursday, 7 PM, Celebrate Recovery in FCC’s Chapel. Safe setting to overcome habits, hurts and hang ups about life events limiting your potential.
POWERFUL MESSAGES Practical, Biblical messages in services throughout the week!
6. Saturday, 5 PM, Worship Service in FCC’s Chapel. Intimate setting. Same sermon as Sunday plus worship team. No kids programs or childcare. Church Office: 408-365-0313 www.FCCchurch.com
2. Sunday 9:00 AM Traditions Service in the Chapel. Worship experience with a mix of hymns and cherished choruses!
FUN FOR KIDS Classes designed for kids of all ages, plus fun special events!
YOUNG ADULTS An exploding ministry for young adults (20s & 30s)
EASTER AT FCC Find complete details on all of our Easter Weekend services on page 3
Upbeat worship times in all of our services, from kids to adults! Spirit Newspaper • Spring/Summer 2017 • 1
Young Adults in their 20s & 30s Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM in the Stage3 Auditorium
Our Cover Story... Coach Tony Santos (pictured middle): I was introduced to FCC in 1998 through the Spirit Newspaper. Although I was raised Catholic, I felt disconnected from God. The first Sunday I attended FCC, I was immediately drawn to the message. Pastor Bill was talking about “real life” situations and how God is relevant in everything we do. He touched my soul with a message of hope and acceptance. I yearned for more of the truth and would receive it on a weekly basis. I began to volunteer in the youth classrooms, helping 5-6 year old children learn about God’s love and how important each child is to God. I also joined a weekly men’s group that focused on being a positive, Godly head of the household and providing an environment of love for my family. Through the years, I have experienced pain through divorce, financial issues (including bankruptcy and foreclosure) the loss of loved ones and numerous court appearances. Through it all, I did not waver in my faith. It was
a genuine love for God and people that helped me persevere. Through these difficult seasons, FCC has always been there for me and my children, providing us with hope and counseling. By being positive and grateful for the things that I have, and forgiving those who have “wronged me”, my life has been transformed. I was baptized in 2011. Currently, I oversee the Christian Club at Westmont High School and I am the Head Football Coach at De Anza College where I participate in a daily prayer group at the end of each practice. I have one book on my desk, the Bible. It guides and educates my daily thoughts and actions. I’d encourage you to give FCC a try and see for yourself how God can transform you. Mala & Waylen (pictured left and right): Waylen and Mala are athletes on the DeAnza Football team. Since being under Coach Tony’s leadership, they’ve both started attending FCC and are important parts of FCC’s Encounter Young Adults group, serving on the Security team.
CELEBRATE RECOVERY Thursdays @ 7:00-8:30 PM CR is a recovery program for anyone struggling with habits (physical or of the mind) or addictions, that effect life negatively and don’t allow us to know and live the abundant life Jesus promised us. CR is a safe environment where we can get the help, friendships and strength to live one day at a time, trusting in Jesus and using the tools we’ve learned in Celebrate Recovery. More Info: www.fccchurch.com/ministries/recovery
Real people. Real problems. Real solutions. Let’s get real together.
www.fccchurch.com/ministries/outreach/crossfitfcc Regular Monthly Classes A variety of workouts, community support, scaled workouts.
Unlimited Classes $99 per month
Class Schedule (1 hour classes): Monday - Thursday 5:30 AM 7:00 AM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM Friday 5:30 AM
Servicemen Saturday Workout & Lunch Satuday, April 29 @ 9:00 AM - Noon CrossFit FCC wants to honor and appreciate our local servicemen and women in our community by offering a FREE workout and lunch to veterans and active military, as well as first responders (police, fire, paramedic). Servicemen/women: FREE
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Family/Friends: $10 workout / $5 lunch
* Waiver required for ALL to participate in workout. Ages 16 & 17 need parental signatures. Waivers provided at door.
Crossfit FCC 8-Week Bootcamp Begins May 1 Classes are designed to give you a total body workout and improve your overall fitness level in the shortest time possible. Expect running and rowing, athletic drills, body weight exercises, plyometrics, kettlebells, sandbags and functional movements. Bootcamp Class Schedule Mondays & Wednesdays - 10:00 AM & 7:00 PM Thursdays - 10:00 AM; Saturdays @ 8:00 AM Register @ www.CrossfitFCCBootcamp.com Get 20% off using promo code BOOTCAMP
NOT DONE YET Good Friday Service Friday, April 14 @ 7:00-8:30 PM Join us for our powerful and creative Good Friday service where we’ll unpack 4 key moments in the crucifixion story and discover why God’s not done yet! (Childcare not provided)
“WALK WITH JESUS” Family Event Saturday, April 15 @ 5:00-7:00 PM A powerful, free, family-friendly event! Discover details that led up to Jesus’ death, and what happened after He rose from the dead. Hear amazing stories, experience incredible moments of Jesus’ life and collect keepsakes to remind us that He’s alive and with us.
BEGINNING AGAIN Easter Sunday Services Sunday, April 16 @ 9:00 & 10:45 AM We’re not celebrating a collection of teachings. We’re not celebrating an idea. We’re celebrating an EVENT. An event in history that changed history....
Weekend Services Come visit this weekend! Sunday Worship Services 9:00 & 10:45 AM In FCC’s Main Auditorium Children’s Classes 9:00 AM: Nursery - Grade 4 10:45 AM: Nursery - Sr High Traditions Service Sunday @ 9:00 AM with traditional hymns & choruses FCC is a non-denominational Christian church open to everyone! More information: www.FCCchurch.com
Access to over 10,000 discipleship videos for kids, youth, and adults. And it’s all FREE for you! More Info: www.fccchurch.com/ministries/outreach/rightnowmedia Spirit Newspaper • Spring/Summer 2017 • 3
Women’s Bible Study The Armor of God by Pricilla Shirer Fridays @ 9:00-11:00 AM May 19 - June 30 All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you - unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. Ladies, come learn how to get serious, specific, and strategic in with prayer. Info/Register: www.fccchurch.com/classes/women/armorofgod
Women’s “Lovely” Conference with Liz Curtis Higgs
Friday, August 25 @ 6:30-9:30 PM and Saturday, August 26 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM Liz Curtis Higgs is a renowned speaker and author of 36 books, with 4.6 million copies in print, including her bestseller, Bad Girls of the Bible. Her messages are biblical, encouraging, down-to-earth, and profoundly funny. She has one goal: to help women embrace the grace of God with joy and abandon. We encourage you to invite the girls in your life and join us for this incredible weekend. Conference starts Friday, August 25 @ 6:30 PM. Coffee and cupcakes will be served before an evening of powerful worship and a creative message that will change how you view yourself and others. Saturday, August 26 will begin at 9:30 AM with breakfast. Lunch will also be served. Info/Register: www.fccchurch.com/eventsinfo/lovelyconference
Saturday, May 13 @ 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM Ladies, bring your mom, sister, aunts and girlfriends and join us for a great afternoon. Our special speaker will be Linda Newton. Linda is an internationally known speaker and will be sharing from her book, 12 Ways to Turn Your Pain Into Praise. $15 for ages 18 & up, through May 8. $25 at the door. $8 for ages 6 - 17, through 8. $10 at the door. Info/Register at www.fccchurch.com/eventsinfo/womenstea
Women’s Bible Study Your Move: 4 Questions to Ask When You Don’t Know What to Do Fridays @ 9:00-11:00 AM July 21 - August 11 Having trouble discerning what your next move in life should be? In four 20-minute small-group sessions and four full-length sermons, Andy Stanley discusses the important questions that will help you determine your best course of action. Learn how to enhance your life by making sound, godly decisions! Info/Register: www.fccchurch.com/classes/women/yourmove
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Women’s Bible Study To Live is Christ: Joining Paul’s Journey of Faith Fridays @ 9:00-11:00 AM September 8 - December 1 More than any other person, Paul provides us an example of sold-out servanthood. As we study the Book of Acts and the Letters of Paul, we’ll come to know the characters personally. Most of all we’ll feel the challenge to follow Paul’s example just as he followed the example of Christ. Info/Register: www.fccchurch.com/classes/women/bethmoorestudy
GALACTIC STARVEYORS Vacation Bible School
Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Children’s Ministry Sundays @ 9:00 AM & 10:45 AM ~ Nursery through Grade 4 Our Kidzplanet Children’s Ministry is a safe place where your children will have fun as they build a solid faith foundation. We offer classes that are age specific, exciting and God centered. All volunteers and leaders are carefully screened and supervised, and a stringent security process for all volunteers provides parents the assurance that their child is being well-cared for during the service. Questions? Email PastorMatthew@fccchurch.net
Students entering Kinder thru 3rd grade will focus their telescopes on the marvels painted in the sky by the Creator, and will discover that the God who created everything there is - the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible - wants a personal relationship with them! We invite your kids to join us as we show them the God who is over the moon in love with them. Snacks provided. Students should bring their own lunch daily. Info/Register: www.fccchurch.com/eventsinfo/vbs
KidShine Summer Camp Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM THE PLACE For 5th & 6th Graders - Sundays @ 10:45 AM Area56 is the place for fifth and sixth graders. Designed specifically for preteens, our service usually kicks off with a crazy, exciting game for everyone. Followed by live worship, and an engaging message, to discover what the Word of God has to say for their lives. Questions: Email PastorMatthew@fccchurch.net
KidShine is a performing arts day camp designed to give your student(s) a crash course in theater production. They’ll learn how to sing, dance, act, design, direct and so much more! Our goal is to unleash their God-given talents for His glory. The week will conclude with a performance on Friday evening for friends and family! Info/Register: www.fccchurch.com/eventsinfo/kidshinesummer
Jr. High & High School Ministries Sundays @ 10:45 AM & Thursdays @ 7:00 PM The Collective is a place for students to come build lasting relationships, play games and dive into God’s Word in a way that’s fun, age specific, engaging, and encouraging. Our Jr High and High School students meet together for worship and then break into different rooms for age appropriate teaching.
Coming this Summer
Immerse Summer Camp
July 30 - August 3 ~ Details coming to our website soon! www.fccchurch.com/ministries/youth
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For Single Adults, ages 40+ Potluck & Game Nights: April 14, June 24, July 15, August 19 @ 6:00-9:00 PM. A great way to connect with other singles. Invite a friend and bring a potluck dish to share.
Biblical Business Training e/o Monday @ 6:30-8:00 AM
Spring Dance & Potluck: Saturday, May 20 @ 6:00-10:30 PM: A night of food and dancing. $5 with a potluck dish; $15 without.
Coffee served. Optional breakfast available for $5 For both men & women
Next Meeting Date: April 24
Sunday Service Videos & Podcast
BBT will help you apply Biblical principals to the way you work, engage and interact with others while on the job. Each lesson is focused on a practical work topic such as entrepreneurship, integrity, competition, delegation, and teamwork.
FCC Archived Service Videos: Browse through recent services to our relevant Sunday messages. FCC iTunes Podcasts: Listen to sermons with our iTunes podcast! www.fccchurch.com/services/weekend-services/service-videos
Spring 2017 Art Exhibit Open through June 3 FCC’s Chapel Art Gallery 2017 Spring Collection: “The Cross” is an art exhibit by local Christian artists. The exhibit is open to our congregation and visitors to our church. The exhibit is open during our regular Sunday morning service times.
Oil Change Event
For seniors, single moms, or a single women attending college Saturday, May 20 @ 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Must be pre-registered with car info Saturdays @ 8:45 AM - Noon Once a month
Saturday, July 22 @ 8:00-10:00 AM In FCC’s main lobby $5 in advance, $8 at the door
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FCC has the privilege of serving our community by cleaning a stretch of Highway 85 South between Cottle and Great Oaks. Ages 15 & older are welcome to join us (adult supervision required). Meet @ 8:45 AM in FCC’s parking lot near the outdoor playground. Vests and gloves provided. See dates: www.fccchurch.com/ ministries/outreach/adopt-a-highway
Thursdays @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Separation and Divorce hurt but you don’t have to go through it alone. DivorceCare meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Cost: $15. Register or get more information at www.fccchurch.com/classes/churchwide/divorcecare
THE GOD QUESTIONS * Class offered Thursdays & Sundays * Thursdays @ 7:00-8:30 PM, starting April 20 Sundays @ 10:30 AM - Noon, starting April 23 An opportunity to ask your tough questions about God and not only discover truth for your own faith, but also build your confidence to help others with their questions as well. Class is $10 per person. Register at www.fccchurch.com/classes/churchwide/thegodquestions
Thurdays @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you’ve probably found there aren’t many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Cost: $15. Register or get more information at www.fccchurch.com/classes/churchwide/griefshare
Journey through The Bible
Thursdays @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Monthly Potluck Fellowship
2nd Thursday of every month @ Noon
Bring a dish to share and join us in FCC’s Room 253.
Traditions Service with Gospel Music: Sundays @ 9:00 AM
Join us for a 75 minute in-depth Bible Study. Each week stands on its own. This is an exciting time of discovering great truths in God’s Word. Join us and connect with others as we dig deeper into the Bible! More Info: www.fccchurch.com/classes/churchwide/bible75
“Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs” Thursdays @ 7:00-8:30 PM Join us for this amazing 10 week study and revitalize the love in your marriage! Class is $15 per person. Get more info or register at www.fccchurch.com/classes/marriage/marriageclass Spirit Newspaper • Spring/Summer 2017 • 7