Connector for February 4

This Sunday:
True Security

Join us as our Lead Pastor Paul Smith brings a message from Matthew 17:1–13 as we begin our new series True Security.

Click here to view Pastor Paul’s video about preparing for Sunday!

As we continue to experience very high attendance, here are 3 things you can do to prepare for Sunday:

Arrive early! Plan on 20 minutes from street to seat.
Carpool if possible.
Consider attending 1st or 2nd service.

Main Services
8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am – In-person and online

Next Gen Services
8:15am – Birth through 4th grade
9:30am – All ages
11:00am – Birth through 4th grade

In the event of inclement weather, we will post any service delays or cancellations on our website, our Facebook page, and TV channels 18, 27, and 36.

If you or a family member are feeling unwell over the weekend, please worship with us online.

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for easy access to videos of our services.


This Sunday at 12:15pm

If you’re new to First Alliance, we hope you’ll join us. Enjoy lunch, meet our staff, and learn more about the heart of our church! Childcare will be provided.

Baptism Sunday

Sunday, February 11

If you have been thinking about getting baptized or are ready to take the next step in following Jesus, let us know by this Sunday.

Membership Class

If you are interested in exploring membership at First Alliance Church, please join us! We will discuss what it means to be a member, how to become a member, and provide background about The Alliance and FAC.

There are two options. Pick the one that works best for you:

  • Sunday, February 11, 12:30–3:00pm in the Dining Room – lunch provided, no childcare
  • Sunday, February 25 and March 3 at 11:00am in the Conference Room – both sessions required

This Sunday


Contagious Faith

Lower Auditorium Room 13

As disciples of Christ, we are called to share the gospel, but few of us are naturally comfortable with evangelism. We wrestle with internal fears, a lack of preparation, and the sense that reaching out to others might force us to act like someone we’re not. What if we could find a way to talk about Jesus that fits our personalities, makes us feel confident, and ignites a fire in others? Learn more.

Open Word

Family Life Center Room 203–204

This long-standing class is centered around an in-depth study of a book of the Bible. This Sunday Tyler Moore will facilitate a discussion of 1 Samuel 4:1b-7:1. Learn more.

Parents of Pre-Teens and Teens

Lower Auditorium Room 12

Connect with other parents and hear from our Next Gen pastors and others about a variety of topics that impact your kids—from mental health to social media, faith conversations, and more. This week’s discussion will be led by our Middle School Pastor Tanner Fouts. Learn more.

Young Marrieds and Growing Families

Dining Room

This class is aimed at helping those in this season of their lives with biblical teaching and community. Learn more.


Deeper Walk

Dining Room

Pursue spiritual maturity and claim the spiritual freedom afforded you in your relationship with Christ. Learn more.

Mining the Riches of the Old Testament

Family Life Center Room 203–204

Discover how God revealed himself to his people, learn to mine the riches of the Old Testament, and learn its lessons that are applicable today. Taught by Ron Gifford and John Roberts. This week: “…walking in the garden in the cool of the day.” Learn more.

The Word and the World

Family Life Center Youth Room (2nd floor)

Join Doug Matthews, Dan McPherson, and occasional guest speakers as we tackle cultural issues that, from a Christian perspective, can seem daunting. You’ll learn how the Word can inform how we live in this world that God so loves. Learn more.

This Week


Monday at 6:45pm

Join us every week for a time of corporate prayer as we intercede for our church, community, and world. Learn more.

Men’s Mid(ish) Week

Thursday at 6:30am

Come hear a short devotional while we eat breakfast together in the Dining Room. We’ll finish our time with prayer before we head out into the rest of the day on mission.


Friday, February 9 at 9:30am

MomGroup meets on the second Friday each month in the Lower Auditorium from 9:30–11:30am throughout the school year. Our goal is to encourage one another through fellowship and speakers while providing food and childcare. Moms of any age are welcome! Register now.

Men’s Breakfast

Saturday, February 10 at 9:00am

Join us for conversation and fellowship at Panera in Palomar Centre.

Coming Soon

Emotionally Healthy Relationships

Starts Tuesday, February 20 at 6:45pm

Discipleship deeply changes your relationship with others. Explore core biblical principles to guide you and others into loving well, and learn to practice these skills together in community. EHR is an 8-week course (Feb 20 – Apr 16, no meeting Apr 2) that needs your full participation and commitment to personal study. Cost is $25; space is limited. No childcare will be offered. Learn more.


Starts Thursday, February 29 at 6:30pm

GriefShare is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Over 13 weeks, you’ll find relief and comfort as you learn what to expect in the days ahead and how to navigate your personal grief process. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support each step of the way.

Mutuality in Marriage

Starts Sunday, March 3 at 12:15pm

Are you engaged or in the first few years of your marriage? Join licensed marriage and family therapist Kensi Duszynski for a 6-week workshop to help you and your spouse grow as a couple, communicate with intention, and lead lives that glorify God, honor each other, and reflect your unique oneness to an onlooking world. Lunch is provided; childcare is not provided. Cost is $50 per couple. Learn more.

Men’s Conference

Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16

We will meet at the church for food, fellowship, some teaching, and connection together! This is a great opportunity to invite friends, interact with guys you may not know, eat some good food, and hear some great teaching! Cost is $30.

Next Gen Ministries

FAC Kids – Birth through 4th Grade
Instagram | Facebook

Sundays at 8:15, 9:30, and 11:00am

Middle School – 5th through 8th Grade
Instagram | Spotify | Text @midupdate to 81010

Sundays at 9:30am
Wednesdays at 6:30pm

High School – 9th through 12th Grade
Newsletter | Instagram | Text @facparents to 81010

Sundays at 9:30am
Wednesdays at 6:30pm

YoungLives Donations

FAC’s local partner YoungLives thanks you for your generous donations! Here is an updated list of items that we are currently accepting.

  • Baby wipes
  • Formula
  • Clothes (sizes newborn to 24 months)

Lose something? Check our lost and found, located in the copy room of the church office inside the two cabinets with yellow labels. Items are kept for three months and then donated or discarded.

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