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CHURCHES, Dec. 12


December 12, 2013
Ridgeview Church


Casual atmosphere, good coffee, nice people, great sermons and contemporary Christmas music. Pastor Bill is currently starting a new series on "Rebooting Christmas: Restoring your 'device' to factory settings''. A hysterically funny marriage seminar, "Laughing Your Way To A Better Marriage" is coming in January. Sign up, or get more info at: www.rc4u.org. Ridgeview Church is a great place to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and discover God's purpose for your life.There's everything from a preschool to after school programs to college groups to adult home groups. Call 760-751-9890 for further info.

St. Stephens


This week Deacon Gil gave a talk on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, then we have our Penance Service, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Ministry of Women in Spanish, Bible Study, Faith formation for all youth, Advent Series on Conversion, Confession, Spanish Faith Formation, St. Vincent de Paul distribution, Flu Clinic, RCIA in English and Spanish.

Penance Services — all which are at 7 p.m. — began at St. Stephens on Dec. 9. Other Penance services in the area are:

• Monday, Dec. 16, St. Mary in Escondido

• Tuesday, Dec. 17, St. Gabriel in Poway

• Wednesday, Dec. 18, Mission Santa Isabel

• Thursday, Dec. 19 at St. Michael in Poway

• Friday, Dec. 20 at Mission San Antonio de Pala in Pala.

The topic for the next Edge Night, Monday, Dec. 16 for the middle school youth group is: Mysterious Love, The Trinity.

• Friday, Dec. 13 is the Scavenger Hunt at 7 p.m. in the Youth Room.

• First and second year Confirmation preparation meets on Sunday, Dec. 15.

• The Christmas Church decorating and dinner and movie will be on Monday, Dec. 23. beginning at 4 p.m.

• The High School Youth are invited to help us prepare for our Christmas celebrations.

• The next Youth Group Life Nite will be Monday, Jan. 6.

To help homeless teens, bring jeans/ jackets, new undergarments and money donations for their dinners. Now dinners are provided for 30 teens once a month. For more information, call Nancy at 749-4727.

St. Vincent De Paul Giving Tree — pick a tag for an underprivileged girl or boy with an unwrapped gift and tag attached by Dec. 15. Call Patti at 760-533-8785 for more information.

Book Collection (new or gently used) for Epiphany Prep, a low-income charter school from grades K-8. Look for the collection box. The drive ends on Dec. 15, 2013.

Seventh-day Adventist


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, "Our Prophetic Message," continuing our quarter's studies on "The Sanctuary." Lessons are available by looking up "www.ssnet.org" online.

The sermon will be presented by Kevin Drath. Sermons are posted on our website which can be located at www.sdavalleycenter.net. A fellowship meal will be served after the church service. Sunday there will be singing at 10 a.m. at the Villas Convalescent Center in Escondido. Wednesday prayer meeting will convene from 7-8:30 p.m. All are invited. Please plan to come to our special Christmas program on Dec. 21 at 7 p.m., with music and Scripture featuring the birth of our Messiah. 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.

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.

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

• AWANA

Mondays, 6-7:45 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 signup for activities, visit www.vccc.org.

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