Weekend Update (for July 4/5)

Happy Independence Day weekend! Join us on campus this Sunday for two simple, live services where we can come together to worship the Lord …

Our on-campus service times this weekend will be as follows …

On-campus worship

+ Sunday, 9am, Athletic Field (in English)
+ Sunday, 11am, in the Courtyard (in Spanish)

Both services will be outside, so please bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket, and don’t forget to wear your mask as an act of love for others. We also recommend bringing a water bottle. You do not need to pre-register to attend. Please note: Due to changing guidelines, our on-campus, live services and locations are subject to change on short notice.

For music lyrics, before you come to church on Sunday, access the July 4/5 Digital Worship Guide on your phone or tablet, select the worship lyrics button to open the page, and you’ll be all set to sing along with us. We also will partake in communion and the elements will be provided.

We appreciate your prayers and flexibility as we continue to work within the current, recommended health guidelines!


Church Online This Weekend

Essential Stories sermon series

Our summer teaching series on the parables of Jesus continues this Independence Day weekend (July 4/5). See below for links to watch the service online. CLICK HERE to access a printable sermon outline. Or click here to visit the sermons page.

Check out the Digital Worship Guide to enhance your worship experience. Services this weekend will conclude with communion. Please have some bread or crackers and juice/beverage ready at the end of the service to partake with Pastor Josh.

Online Service Options

efcc.online.church
Saturday 5:30pm | Sunday 8, 9:30 or 11am

YouTube (you choose the time!)

YouTube in Spanish: efccbienvenido


Next Prayer and Worship Night

Saturday, July 11
7pm, Family Center (Gym)
Join us as we seek the Lord together at our next Prayer & Worship Night on Saturday, July 11, at 7pm in the EFCC Family Center (Gym).


Summer Heart Healers Class

summer heart healers class

Wednesdays, Now Through August 19
6:30-8pm, Education Center, Room 24

When facing the challenges of a broken relationship, you may feel people don’t understand, but through Christ, you have the power to engage the future with confidence. CLICK HERE to register as space is limited. Come to this week’s class at EFCC on the second floor of the Education Center. There is no cost to attend; childcare is not available.


Apologetics Class (Online)

summer apologetics

Thursday Nights, 7-8pm
Happening Weekly Online Via Zoom

Can you make a case for the truth of Christianity? Can you answer questions about Christianity from family, friends, or co-workers? EFCC’s online apologetics class is going on now. Get help to grow in Christ and better defend your faith. Contact Gary & Sharon Zacharias (760-738-0601) to get the Zoom link to join us, or if you have questions.


Interest-free College Loan Program

Interest-free college loan program

EFCC’s Robert B. Foss Memorial Fund provides a limited number of interest-free loans to deserving college students who are EFCC members and attend California schools. Applicants will be considered based on church involvement, school and community activity, as well as academic records. CLICK HERE for more info and an application packet, or contact us for a printed packet. The submission deadline is coming soon — Sunday, July 12.


EFCC Church Library Now Open

Weekdays Beginning Monday, July 6
8:30am-5pm

Need a book or video to get you through the COVID-19 summer blues? Check out a book for personal growth, get a great Christian fiction novel, or view some of our DVDs. Located near the main office front desk, the church library is open during regular church business hours, 8:30am-5pm, Mondays to Fridays. (Please note: The church office will be closed this Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day Holiday).


Connect With EFCC’s Ministries

Keep in touch with us! CLICK HERE for our Connect With Us page to stay up to date with Faith Kids, Junior High, High School (Collide), Young Adults (theWell), and more.

Other Ways to Connect …

+ Pray for those in our church family via the Family News Update.

+ Donate to Emmanuel Faith — visit www.efcc.org/give.

Your offerings also can be mailed via any envelope to the church office:
Emmanuel Faith Community Church
Attn: Accounting
639 E. 17th Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025

Daily Fill Devotionals Summer Break …

Thank you for your positive feedback to The Daily Fill Devotionals. During the summer (starting Monday, July 6), the devotionals will be on pause, and will return Monday, August 10. If you’d like to review past devotionals during the break, CLICK HERE.


PSALM 27:1
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”