Worship at Christ Presbyterian Church seeks to engage heart, mind, and soul in an encounter with the living God, in the company of fellow pilgrims on the journey of faith. Whatever your story may be, whatever questions you bring, you’ll find a home at CPC!

Children

Children are cherished at CPC and we value their presence in the community of faith. While child care is provided during worship for infants and preschoolers, our children worship with us from kindergarten or first grade on. We are glad to put up with a few squirms and giggles so our children may learn the faith in their younger years!

Each child has a worship notebook with a variety of activities. We’re working on a redesign of our worship space that will include not a “cry room,” but rather a “prayground” for our more active children and their parents.

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9:00 am Contemporary Worship

This dynamic worship experience centers on the grace of God which meets us in scripture, prayer, and song. Led by our gifted band and praise singers, worship is informal and engaging in style, yet uniquely incorporates elements that have been meaningful to people of faith over the centuries.  The service includes a children’s message and quiet time for prayer.

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10:10 am Sunday School

Sunday School for preschool through adults happens between the two worship services at 10:10 – 10:45 a.m.  Click here for information about Sunday School for children and youth.  A variety of adult topics are offered, from Bible study to parenting to understanding our faith.

Our Sunday School is on a break for the summer.  Classes will resume on September 10. 

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11:00 am Traditional Worship

This spirited service combines the beauty and dignity of traditional worship with a reverent informality. Energy and celebration enliven our connection with generations of believers in a worship time that includes a children’s message and a choir that sings in a variety of styles.

Both services address the timeless truths of our faith to the chaotic times in which we live. Both celebrate the gift of life God has given us, and our calling to make a difference in the world, for truly we are “blessed to be a blessing” (Genesis 12:3).

What to expect…

Dress for worship varies at CPC, from the very casual to the occasional coat and tie.

Parking: Plenty of parking is available on campus. Parking for people with disabilities is available directly in front of the church entrance.

Child care: Children are cared for during worship and Sunday School for infants and preschoolers by our professional provider who has served children here for fifteen years. You’ll find Helga in the nursery in the Education Building (7807B) to the left as you approach the worship center.

Communion: We joyfully welcome all who trust in Christ to the Lord’s Table; all are invited to share the bread and the cup that are the signs of God’s grace and love. Communion, also called the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, is served on the first Sunday of each month and on Christmas Eve (11:00 p.m.) and Holy Thursday.

Offering: Sunday worship includes an offering of ourselves and our gifts, recognizing that we return to God a portion not only of our financial resources, but of our time and talents as well. At the 9:00 a.m. service, worshipers bring their financial offering forward during the offering song; at 11:00, offering plates are passed in the seats. These gifts pay the operating expenses of the church and make our mission possible. Our guests are not expected to make a financial gift to the church during worship.

Location: 

CPC is GPS friendly at 7807 Centella Street, Carlsbad, California 92009!

Directions from the ocean:

Head east (away from the ocean) on La Costa Avenue.  Pass the stoplight at Romeria Street, and begin looking for Levante, a street on the right just west of Rancho Santa Fe.  Turn right on Levante.  In 100 yards, turn left on Centella; you will find the church at the end of the cul-de-sac.

Directions from Rancho Santa Fe Road:

Turn west (toward the ocean) on La Costa Avenue.  Make an immediate left on Levante Street.  In 100 yards turn left on Centella; you’ll find the church at the end of the cul-de-sac.