Just as followers of Jesus have done for over 2,000 years, we gather each week to worship God together. Currently we are gathering on Saturday evenings. We begin at 5PM and conclude at 6PM. Our gathering place is the parking lot of New Song Community Church, located at 3985 Mission Ave Oceanside, CA. Please bring a lawn chair or folding chair for your comfort. If you don’t have chairs there will be some available.
Every Sunday childcare is provided for children from birth to 5 years of age.
Our K-5 Class, Pillar Treehouse, meets every Sunday after worship, with the exception of Big Sunday, which is the first Sunday of the month. We feel that it’s extremely important that children realize that “big church” isn’t just for the adults. Children are encouraged to take notes and participate in worship with their families on Big Sunday.
We take the safety of our children, and yours, very seriously. To that end, each childcare worker is required to pass a comprehensive background check.
Our greeters will direct you to where our children’s classes meet. And, if you’d prefer, your children are more than welcome to remain with you in our worship gathering.
Also, the speakers outside in the courtyard play the message and provide a sort of “cry room”. This offers a place for moms with littles to tend to their children’s needs while streaming audio from the main worship gathering so you don’t have to miss out.
Our services are about an hour and a half. We usually sing 3-5 songs and the sermon lasts about 35 minutes. We also have a short Q&A time permitting at the end of the service.
The scripture makes it clear that a church is a group of Christians, not a building, and we meet in a school for various reasons. Firstly, real estate in Southern California comes at a premium, and renting a school each week it allows us to keep costs down. Not having our own building also keeps our focus on the community and highlight the importance of meeting outside the four walls of a church during the week. We have also had the opportunity to invest in Del Rio Elementary and the families of this community in ways we wouldn’t have been able to otherwise, and we cherish the partnership between the school and Pillar Church.
Pillar is a Christian church made up of diverse individuals from various denominational and religious backgrounds. Pillar is a part of a small family of churches situated near military installations around the world called the Praetorian Project. We also cooperate in missions with the Send Network and the International Mission Board.
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