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CHURCHES, Sept. 18-25


September 16, 2013
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

Seventh-day Adventist Church, preaching the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Sabbath (Saturday) services will begin with Bible study classes at 9:30 a.m. for all ages. The adult lesson is entitled, "Reformation: Healing Broken Relationships," continuing our quarter's studies on "Revival and Reformation." Lessons are available by looking up ssnet.org online.

The sermon will be presented by Pastor John Anderson. Holy Communion will be observed. Sermons are posted on our website which can be located at sdavalleycenter.net. A fellowship meal will be served after the church service. Sunday there will be singing at 10:00 a.m. at the Villas Convalescent Center in Escondido. Wednesday prayer meeting will convene at 7 p.m. All are invited.

If you have questions or want more information, email Pastor John at vcpastor@cox.net.

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BIBLE SEARCH 2013

It is amazing how many people have spent so much time in search for the meaning of our existence from the beginning of recorded history. It is also amazing how so many of the same, misguided, man-made religions and spiritual philosophies, continue to be recycled or reinvented to explain our reason for being here, on this planet, in this universe and where we go from here.

Genesis 1:27 claims, "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them." Revelation 4:11 adds, "You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power;

For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created."

In his letter to the Ephesians 3:8, 9, Paul wrote, "To me, who am less than the least of all the saints, this grace was given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ, and to make all people see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Christ Jesus;" Call 760-749-8860 for more information.

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RIDGEVIEW CHURCH

Ridgeview Church offers a casual atmosphere, friendly people, award-winning music, and sermons that you don't need to be an ancient Hebrew scholar to understand.

Pastor Bill Trok is currently teaching about "intersections" from the book of Mark. From preschool to teens to adult life groups, there's something for everyone at Ridgeview. It is a great place to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. There's currently an online Bible study. Search "Ridgeview University" on Facebook. Call 760-751-9890 or visit rc4u.org for more information.

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ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH

This week begins with Catechetical Sunday, then the Knights of Columbus breakfast for the parish and the Confirmation candidates, the Rosary and Divine Mercy devotion, Ministry of Women in Spanish, RCIA and RCIC in Spanish and English, the Welcoming Committee meeting, bible study, CCD begins, Boy Scouts meeting, Bible study on the book of Matthew, Confessions, Catholic Men's Fellowship, St. Vincent pantry, and Bible study Faith formation in English and Spanish.

Faith Formation classes begin this Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 3:30 p.m. This year's teachers are Bridget Banner – Kindergarten; Billee Calabrese — First year Sacrament preparation; Jana Schwerdtfeger – second year Sacrament preparation; Cheryl Jensen – 3rd grade; Kathy Eckert – 4th grade; and Lenny Passafuime – 5th grade.

The next High School Youth group Life night is Monday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m.

Middle School Youth Group is for youths in grades 6, 7, and 8 who meet on Monday nights at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. They begin Monday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall.

The High School Youth kick off was very successful with over 100 youth attending. It was a very messy evening but that is how Jesus would come to help us in our mess.

CATHOLICISM — what is it all about? The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program is for anyone who has been away from the Church for a while, anyone who would like to receive the sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation) or just has questions about the Catholic faith. Questions can be answered by Deacon Chuck in English at 751-4025 or Deacon Gil in Spanish at 749-2820. Come on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. and each Tuesday following.



CMF (Catholic Men's Fellowship) will be Saturday, Sept 21 (every third Saturday of the month) beginning with Mass at 7 a.m. followed by a delicious breakfast and a great speaker. All men are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend or friends!

The bereavement team is hosting a Formal English Tea on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 12 noon. There are just a few places left. Call Penny for reservations at 760-685-3403.

The Life in the Spirit seminar begins on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 9:00 a.m. There will be talks on the scriptures and explanations to understand this special stirring of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Questions? Call Julie Conger at 751-9039.

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VALLEY CENTER COMMUNITY CHURCH

Valley Center Community Church is an evangelical Bible-believing church. There are two Sunday morning worship services held at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Maxine Theater on the campus of VCHS. Nursery care is provided from infant to pre-kindergarten. In addition, there is Children's Church during the worship service for children ages Kindergarten through Grade 5. Visitors are welcome. Donuts and coffee are available after each service. Nursery and Children's Church are available at both services. Youth Sunday school is offered during the second service (10:30 a.m.).

Beginning Sept. 8, 2013 we will start the first service at 8:45 a.m. The second service will continue to start at 10:30 a.m. Please note this change on your calendars

VCCC has added a feature to their website so that you can listen to the sermons online. Just visit their website, www.vccc.org/adult and click on the "Media" button to hear this week's sermon or past sermons. If you still prefer to have a CD copy of the sermon, fill out an envelope on the information table in the lobby of the Maxine Theater. The recommended contribution for a CD is $5. You can pick it up at the church on Valley Center Road or it can be delivered by mail.

Adult Classes are on Sunday mornings. During the 8:45 a.m. hour we will have the Financial Peace University. This is a study designed by Dave Ramsey which will help you to get your finances in order. If you want to attend, please sign up at www.vccc.org/adult.

During the 10:30 a.m. hour we will have care and discipleship training. This class will give an overview of Biblical Counseling and show how to apply the techniques learned to solve problems which arrive in everyday life.

The Women's Retreat will be held Oct. 11 and 12, 2013 at the Tuscany Hills Resort. The topic will be "Women Encouraging Women" with our own Shannon McCoy as the speaker. Women, please plan to attend. More details will follow ...

The Men's Retreat will be held Nov. 15 and 16, 2013 at the Palomar Christian Conference Center. Men, please plan to attend. More details to follow ...

Craft and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Church Park. All proceeds and donations will go towards the Building Fund. Mark your calendars — this should be a fun event.

Gospel Communities are foundational to the life and ministry of VCCC. Gospel Communities are where we are able to be built up as disciples and make disciples of others as Jesus Christ calls us to do. Gospel Communities are small groups made up of families, couples, and singles of any age. These groups meet once a week in member's homes for times of fellowship around the Word of God. If you would like to join a Gospel Community (Sign-ups begin Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013) call the church office at 760-749-5151 or sign up online at www.vccc.org, or send an e-mail to info@vccc.org.

Gospel Community kick-off party is Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Church Park. More details to follow ...

Community Church Park — Located on the new church property, 29010 Cole Grade Road, which is the corner of Fruitvale and Cole Grade roads. The park is open to the entire community from dawn until dusk. There is playground equipment for small children, a walking trail, and picnic benches. A 9-hole Disc Golf Course is also open for use.

As you can see Valley Center Community Church has a wide offering of programs which appeal to every age group and life status. They are proud to follow and serve Jesus Christ and that is reflected in everything they do and in all the programs they offer. For a more comprehensive look at VCCC, please visit their website at www.vccc.org.

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