sunday worship

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 are cherished at CPC and we value their presence in the community of faith. Our children worship with us during the beginning of each service. Each child has a worship notebook with a variety of activities. After a children's message, kids preschool-5th grade go their own classrooms for Sunday School. You can find each service's specific children's schedule times below.

Nursery: Childcare is provided during both worship services for infants and children up to age five.

Baby Space: Attached to the main sanctuary, our baby space is an option for a quiet room to watch the service with your baby or toddler. It includes one-way glass and comfy recliners.


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.


9:30 am Sunday School

Our children (preschool - 5th) are welcome in the Contemporary Service for worship, followed by a children's message. The kids then head over to Sunday School in the Education Building for lessons geared towards just them. Sunday School lasts until 10:15 a.m..


10:10 am Adult Education

Currently suspended due to health crisis.

Adult Education happens between the two worship services at 10:10 – 10:45 a.m.  A variety of adult topics are offered, from Bible study to parenting to understanding our faith.


10:45 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.


11:15 am Children's Program

Our children (preschool - 5th) are welcome in the Traditional Service for worship, followed by a children's message. The kids then head over to the Education Building for a group lesson with all of the kids in one big class.

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.

Childcare: Children are cared for during worship and Sunday School for infants and preschoolers by our professional provider who has served children here for many years. You’ll find 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 celebrated on the first Sunday of each month, on Ash Wednesday and on 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 10:45, offering baskets 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.



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.  Turn right on Romeria (there is a signal there), left on Levante, La Costa Heights School will be in front of you, and then right 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.