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 Weekend, page 4
Young Adults, page 3
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 7
Crossfit FCC, page 3
Women’s, page 6
Youth, page 3
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. 1 large auditorium, 20,000 sq ft, seats 1,450, large stage, lobby that accommodates another 950 people. Additional meeting rooms available for corporate/private events. Contact Christie at email@example.com 408-365-0313
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Weekend Services: Sundays @ 9:00 am & 10:45 am Spirit Newspaper • Spring 2018 • A quarterly publication • Issue #25 • Published by Family Community Church 478 Piercy Rd, San Jose CA 95138 • Editor: Cindy Liardon
A Publication of Family Community Church Spring 2018
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. Sundays @ 9:00 AM and 10:45 AM Worship Services in the Main Auditorium. Childcare, Kids, and Youth Programs. 2. Sundays @ 5 PM Young Adults Service in Stage3 Auditorium. Great band and passionate preaching for college and young professionals. 3. Tuesdays @ 7 PM, Young Adults Service in Stage3 Auditorium. Largest and most effective young adult ministry in the Bay Area! 4. Thursdays @ 7 PM, Adult “modern issues” and Bible classes, Youth & Awana. $3 dinner at 6 PM in FCC’s food court!
MVMENT YOUTH An active and exciting ministry for Jr & Sr High School students
5. Thursdays @ 7 PM, Celebrate Recovery in FCC’s Chapel. Safe setting to overcome habits, hurts and hang ups about life events limiting your potential 6. Saturdays @ 5 PM, Worship Service in FCC’s Chapel. Same sermon as Sunday. No kids programs or childcare.
FUN FOR KIDS Classes designed for kids of all ages, plus fun special events!
An exploding ministry for young adults (20s & 30s)
DYNAMIC SERVICES EASTER AT FCC
Upbeat worship and practical, Biblical messages!
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Service Times ~ Sunday Services ~
Worship Services @ 9:00 & 10:45 AM In FCC’s Main Auditorium
Children’s Ministries Toddlers through Grade 4
Sundays 9:00 & 10:45 AM Our Children’s Ministry (toddlers to 4th grade) 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. To ensure we have a safe and secure environment for each child, all volunteers and leaders are carefully screened and supervised. That, along with our stringent security check-in process for all kids, FCC provides parents the assurance that their child is being well-cared for during services. Once the children are in their class, each of our classrooms are equipped with age specific games, toys and activities. We believe church should be enjoyable for our children, so we make sure they are all having fun as soon as they walk into their classroom.
Children & Youth 9:00 AM & 10:45 AM - Nursery - Grade 4 10:45 AM - Grades 5 & 6 10:45 AM - Mvment Youth Small Groups Traditions Service @ 9:00 AM with traditional hymns & choruses
~ Thursday Midweek Classes ~ AWANA Kids Club @ 7:00-8:30 PM Christian Education @ 7:00-8:30 PM Mvment Youth Service @ 7:00-8:30 PM
FCC is a non-denominational Christian church open to everyone!
Sunday classes consist of a time of worship, an engaging Bible lesson, creative arts and time for children to play together and get to know one another as they connect with God and other students and leaders. The only challenging part for parents can be getting your child to want to leave! At Family Community Church, our Ground Forces men’s ministry has a goal to see men mobilized for God. We want to build a community of Christ-centered men who love God, who live out transformed lives, and who serve and impact their worlds. We invite men to join us for one of the following, ongoing events to connect with God and with other men: • Quarterly Men’s Breakfast: We’re excited to see friendships being formed, guys praying and worshiping together and, of course, there’s delicious food. Our next Men’s Breakfast is Saturday May 5 at 8am.
AREA 56 5th & 6th Grade
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 to participate in, followed by live, student led WORSHIP and an engaging message to DISCOVER what the Word of God has to say to their lives. We also have small group time where each student can CONNECT with one another and build relationships with their peers. This gives them a chance to GROW, as they can get their questions answered and share their thoughts. Bring your 5th and 6th grader to this incredibly fun and incredibly impactful time in God.
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• “First Sundays at the Cross”: All men are welcome to join as we meet for prayer before the first service at 8:30am on the first Sunday of each month. It’s been powerful to see men arriving early, praying for our families and our church house, and leading by example. Be a part of it! • Donuts and Devotions: D & D takes place every first Saturday of the month at 7:15am. And it’s exactly what is sounds like - we eat donuts and we get into God’s Word. It’s a simple approach, but an incredible time connecting with God and with other men. If you’re looking for other ways to connect with other guys at FCC, learn about tools and resources to further your personal growth in God, or hang out and eat some good food (of which we do a lot), then come out to our next Ground Forces event or join a men’s Connect Group. Stay up to date at familycommunity.church/men or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Encounter Young Adults (ages 20s & 30s) Sundays @ 5:00 PM and Tuesdays @ 7:00 PM In FCC’s Stage3 Auditorium
Jr. High & High School Ministries
Encounter, Family Community Church’s young adult ministry, is a vibrant place where you can come as you are and not as you should be. Nearly 5 years in the making, the leaders of this house are adamant about life-change stemming from a love that can only be given from the one, true living God. After recently jumping to two services, Encounter is about to head into uncharted territory once again by moving our Tuesday night services to the main stage auditorium on May 1, 2018. We would love nothing more than for you to come out and experience the presence of Jesus in a new way. Encounter is now seeing over 600+ young adults coming to hear the Word of God. So come alone or grab a friend and join us for some fellowship, awesome worship and a compelling sermon. See you there!
MOVE GROUPS (small groups), Sundays @ 10:45 AM Midweek Service, Thursdays @ 7:00 PM Here at Family Community Church, God is doing exciting things in our youth ministry. “MVMENT YOUTH” is a place where middle school and high school students (7th-12th grade) can experience the presence of God, own their faith, grow in strong community with others, and be empowered to change their city. MVMENT YOUTH exists to draw students closer to Jesus and believe that the next generation is going somewhere. MVMENT YOUTH has service every Thursday at 6:45 PM in the Stage3 Auditorium & MVE GROUPS every Sunday at 10:45 AM in FCC’s Main Auditorium. We’d love for you to come be a part of what God is doing here at MVMENT YOUTH.
familycommunity.church/ministries/crossfit-fcc What is Crossfit? CrossFit is a program developed to offer a fullbody workout that combines elements of cardio, weight lifting, gymnastics, core training and more to prepare the body for the unexpected. Workouts are done in a group/class setting, with a Certified CrossFit Trainer leading every class. This ensures motivation as well as safety.
Why Crossfit? With the variety of workouts, community support, mental and physical challenges, and scaled workouts for all fitness levels, Crossfit FCC is definitely for everyone!
Regular Monthly Classes A variety of workouts, community support, scaled workouts.
Bootcamp $75 per month
Unlimited Classes $125 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
Saturday 9:00 AM only
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 @ 7:00 PM Fridays @ 10:00 AM Register @ www.CrossfitFCC.com
Is CrossFit For Me? Absolutely! Every workout is 100% scalable for ALL shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels. As you get better, we’ll scale up! Join us for a free trial class if you’d like!
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Kidshine Performing Arts Day Camp Monday, June 18 through Friday, June 22 Kidshine is five days of performing arts fun for students entering Kinder thru 8th grade. Activities include music, drama, dance, puppets, instruments and scenery painting; but the day camp is much more than that - it’s an opportunity to see God working as kids come together to discover and share their creativity. Our goal is to help kids discover new gifts and to experience God’s love. Kid’s lives are transformed as they experience the joy of using their gifts to honor God and bless others. Camp will conclude with a Friday performance, by the students, at 7pm. All friends and families are welcome to attend. Camp runs daily from 9am to 3pm for 3rd thru 8th graders; 9am to 12:30pm for Kinder thru 2nd graders. Students should bring a lunch daily. Snack is provided. $175 per child. Register online at familycommunity.church/kidscamp
“Above Rubies” Women’s Conference 2018 Friday, August 17 @ 6:30–9:30 PM and Saturday, August 18 @ 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM Ladies, we are over-the-moon excited about our 2018 Lovely Conference! Our Saturday guest speaker will be reknowned speaker and New York Times best-selling author, Lisa Bevere! Some of Lisa’s books include, “Girls With Swords”, “Fight Like a Girl”, “Without Rival” and many more. $59, Now - May 31, 2018 $69, June 1 - August 16, 2018 $79, At the door REGISTER NOW at familycommunity.church/women Spirit Newspaper • Spring 2018 • 5
FCC Sisters Women’s Ministries Women are invaluable to their families, society and the church. That’s why FCC Sisters Women’s Ministries is intentional in creating events to bring women together in order to connect to God and each other by developing lasting friendships. We host a variety of events and classes to teach, support and inspire women of all ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. All with the focus to help build authentic, meaningful relationships that will help you to focus on God and fulfill His unique purpose for your life, allowing you to make a difference in your families, churches, communities and city.
2 years old thru 6th grade
Thursdays @ 7:00-8:30 PM AWANA Bible Club is a Bible centered format which provides activities and programs for children ages 2 through 6th grade. Each Thursday evening consists of a large group lesson, game time and small group study time. AWANA helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth to faithfully follow Jesus Christ. As the AWANA pledge states, the goal of our club is to “reach boys and girls with the Gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.” More Info/Register at familycommunity.church/children
Sunday Service Videos & Podcast FCC Archived Service Videos: Browse through recent services to our relevant Sunday messages. FCC iTunes Podcasts: Listen to sermons with our iTunes podcast! familycommunity.church/services
CONNECT GROUPS At Family Community Church, we believe it is important for our members to live in community with one another. As the scripture that our church was founded on states in Psalm 68:6, “God sets lonely people in families.” We want to make big church small, so that nobody stands alone! That’s where our CONNECT GROUPS come in.
Adopt-A-Highway Saturdays @ 8:45 AM - Noon Once a month FCC has the privilege of serving our community by cleaning a stretch of Highway 85 South. 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. familycommunity.church/ministries/adopt-a-highway/
CONNECT GROUPS are small groups that meet together regularly. They are a place where people can find friendship, be mentored in their faith, understand and discuss the truth of God’s Word, identify and use their spiritual gifts, and provide care for one another. They are united around common interests, a local neighborhood, a particular life stage or an activity. Some of our groups meet in a leader’s home, others at the church or even at a coffee shop. There is a group for everyone and we have made it easy for you to find the perfect fit for you and your family. Visit familycommunity.church/ministries/connect-groups/ and get CONNECTED today!
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Thursdays @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
CELEBRATE RECOVERY Thursdays @ 7:00-8:30 PM
Separation and dvorce 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 at familycommunity.church/ministry
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. familycommunity.church/ministries/celebrate-recovery/
Real people. Real problems. Real solutions. 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 at familycommunity.church/ministry
Journey through The Bible
Access to over 10,000 discipleship videos for kids, youth, and adults. And it’s all FREE for you! familycommunity.church/ministries/rightnow-media
Thursdays @ 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM 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: familycommunity.church/ministry
“Biblical Business Training” Business Meeting 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 6:30-8:00 AM Coffee served. Optional breakfast available for $5 For both men & women BBT will help you apply Biblical principles 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. familycommunity.church/ministries/business-ministry/
Monthly Potluck Fellowship
2 Thursday of every month @ Noon nd
Bring a dish to share and join us in FCC’s Cafe Auditorium.
Traditions Service with Gospel Music: Sundays @ 9:00 AM This weekend service option is for those who prefer traditional hymns & worship choruses. The music is live, and the message can be viewed via video in FCC’s Chapel.
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Published on Mar 9, 2018