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Churches, Sept. 26 - Oct. 3


September 22, 2013
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

Seventh-day Adventist Church, preaches 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, "God's Misson Completed," concluding our quarter's studies on "Revival and Reformation." Lessons are available at ssnet.org. The sermon will be presented by Elder Grant Agadjanian, who has a deep interest in winning Muslims to Christianity. 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.

BIBLE SEARCH 2013

Genesis 1:1-4, reads, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, "Let there be light; and there was light"; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness."

1 Thessalonians 5:5-10, admonishes and encourages, "You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober (self-controlled). For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him." Ready to step into the light? Contact 760-749-8860.

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.

ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Along with our regular activities, the RCIA and RCIC continue in English and Spanish, Bible study resumes on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m., Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Tuesday and Thursday from 3-9 p.m., Ministry of Women in Spanish on Tuesday, Faith formation is on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., Boy Scouts meeting, Bible study on Matthew, Confession, Spanish faith formation, St. Vincent pantry, and Bereavement Ministry meeting.

The Friends of the Poor Walk included 74 walkers on the Heritage Trail. Thanks to all who participated.

The Life In the Spirit seminar begins Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 at 9 a.m. Come to find Jesus's joy, peace, power and love with the awareness of Jesus's constant presence with you. During the 8 weeks, talks will give us scriptures and explanations to understand the special stirring up of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Call Julie Conger at 751-9039 if you have any questions.

For a follow-up to the Women's Retreat, there will be Mass on Friday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. and snacks to follow. This successful retreat was led by Fr. Dave Pivonka for over 95 women.

"IT" is coming! Our first Welcome Weekend, Mass and Fellowship is on Oct. 5 and 6. Beginning with Praise and Worship music a half hour before Mass starts. Plan to come early and stay after Mass for fellowship and refreshments in the courtyard. We look forward to getting to know you better!

Middle school youth, grades 6 to 8, meet each Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. These years are on the edge because so much is going on in their lives physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. As a Catholic community, we have the opportunity to give them the EDGE they need in life: Jesus, The Word, The Eucharist, and the Church!

The Knights of Columbus are planning an Oktoberfest dinner and dance to be Oct. 19 with delicious "German style" food, DJ music, Polkas, Serenades, and jokes for a great evening of fun for all. Tickets available after all Masses. There will also be a silent auction with many surprises. Questions or wishing to donate an item, call Carol Johnson at 751-2295 or Tony Blazej at 760-685-2661.

VALLEY CENTER COMMUNITY CHURCH

VCCC is a vibrant, gospel driven and Christ-centered community church. We offer two Sunday morning worship services at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Our Sunday morning services are held at the Maxine Theater, located on the Valley Center High School campus.

Tomorrow night, Friday, Sept. 27, plan to join the men's group of VCCC for dinner, 5:30 p.m., at Mike's BBQ in Escondido, as well as the classic cars at "Cruisin' Grand" immediately following.

On Sat., Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a craft and bake sale will be held at the Church Park, 29010 Cole Grade Road. (Think Christmas gifts ... and get some of your shopping done early, and locally!) All proceeds and donations will go toward VCCC's Building Fund.

Women Of Vision presents their Fall Kick-off Brunch, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sat., Oct. 5. Speaking at this event held at Life Church, 1001 West Country Club Lane, Escondido, are Vicki Casper, Linda Mandrayar and Constance Padmore. Call the church 760-749-5151 for more information.

The 11th Annual Women's Retreat will be held at Tuscany Hills Resort in Valley Center, on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12.

Our ongoing weekly activities at the main church campus, 29105 Valley Center Road, include:

• AWANA — Mondays, 6:00-7:45 p.m.

• Men's Bible Study — Wednesdays, 5:45 a.m.

• Women's Bible Study — Wednesdays, 9-11 a.m.

• Youth Group — Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

For a more comprehensive look at VCCC, or to sign up for activities, visit www.vccc.org.

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