I'm New ...
We Welcome You To Our Home On The Internet!
As you explore our site, we know that you will find Family Fellowship Church to be a place for you and your whole family.
Whether you are young or mature, single or married, have children or are empty-nesters, we have a place for you. From our fun-filled children’s ministries and exciting youth groups to vibrant men and women’s ministries ... each event is shaped to be unique and focused on meeting needs and helping people grow.
We would like to extend a warm invitation to you to attend one of our Wednesday or Sunday services. Be sure read this whole page to assist you in gaining an informed opinion about our service in our community.
If you want to "peek through our windows" to see what our services are like, simply check out some audio and video clips right here on our Media pages on the website. Please use the "Contact Us" page to let us know how we may serve you better.
What To Expect When You Visit Us On A Sunday ...
Visiting a new church can be intimidating. We hope this brief introduction will help make you feel at home and we look forward to seeing you!
1. What kind of people are there?
Family Fellowship Church is an eclectic bunch of people representing several different ethnic groups, just like Oceanside. You're likely to bump into a school teacher, students, military folks, business folks, a mom, single folks, a grandpa, you name it.
2. How should I dress?
Clothing styles vary. Some folks wear jeans and flip-flops, others wear jackets and dresses. Wear what you like. There is no code or norm.
3. What happens when I get there? [for directions, click here]
The services start at 9:00AM and 11:00AM. Parking assistants will greet you as you enter our campus and direct you to the appropriate parking area. Visitors are encouraged to use our special visitor parking spaces. We invite you to pick up a program and visit the Information Center. Browse the program and you'll see all aspects of the service written there. If you have any questions, just ask. Before and afterwards we meet in front of the main sanctuary, where also light snacks and coffee are served before the services. This is a great time to get to meet some of your neighbors.
4. What About Children?
We love them and we are for them! We have a trained, friendly, staffed nursery for your convenience. During the services, the children are invited to attend Children's Church-a kid-friendly time that involves singing, crafts, and a lesson from the Bible to help them learn about the Christian faith.
Your child's safety is our first concern. To ensure that no one can harm your child, we have completed a background check on every teacher. We also use the following sign-in and check-out system:
- Parent receive a card with a security number when their child is signed into class.
- If there is an issue of any kind during the service, we will display your number on the screen in the main sanctuary.
- At close of the service, parents must show their security number to the teachers at the sign-in counter so we can match children to their appropriate parent or caregiver.
5. What is the service like?
The worship service is a dialogue (of sorts) between the congregation and God. The service includes music, prayers (silent and spoken), readings from Scripture, greeting one another (friendly and brief), a sermon, an offering, communion (the Lord Supper; twice a month), and a closing prayer.
6. How long does the service last?
About 75 minutes. Sometimes a little longer on special occasions, such as child dedications and water baptisms.
7. Am I required to do anything during the service?
No. An invitation to join in the Lord's Supper is given to all who profess to believe in Jesus Christ. If you don't believe or are not sure, we ask you not to participate in this part of the service. We would not ask you to do anything that would compromise your conscience or authenticity.
8. What do you believe at your church?
For a short statement of beliefs click here.
9. We hope you will join us!
If you have any questions for us, please do not hesitate to ask us. You can use our Contact Form located here, or call us at 760.439.1971.