December 30, 2013Ridgeview Church
Casual atmosphere, friendly people, great sermons and contemporary music. Pastor Bill is currently speaking on "Rebooting Christmas: Restoring your 'device' to factory settings''. A hysterically funny marriage seminar, "Laughing Your Way To A Better Marriage" is coming in early 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.
Many people remember Christmas for one particular gift as a symbol of the magic of life and the love of parents. For Christians, Jesus is the gift we remember as our greatest Christmas present, the one that affirms our faith in the goodness of life and the love of God.
The Israelites discovered God in nature: yet God was mysteriously absent from their lives. In time, it became clear that humans need to meet God in person, thus the birth of Christ. The Lord's arrival signals that God's kingdom is dynamically present among us in the here and now.
There will be a Mass for the Feast of St. Stephen on Thursday, Dec. 26 at 8:45 a.m. Faith formation classes resume the week of January 6, 2014, then we have RCIA, RCIC, Confessions on Friday, St. Vincent de Paul distribution and Bible study.
The Annual Homeless Outreach Project is Friday, January 3 at 9 a.m. in the parish hall. Items to be collected through the morning of January 3 are food for sack lunches, packaged snacks, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, etc.
The Boy's second year Confirmation Retreat is January 24-26, 2014 at Joshua Tree National Park. The Girl's Confirmation Retreat is January 31 to February 2nd.
Let's ring in the New Year as a family on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 6:30-9 p.m. with a festive dinner, appetizers, Prime Rib or Salmon with all the trimmings, dessert, wine and champagne toast. There will be live music and dancing. We will give thanks to God for this coming New Year of Faith with a sung Divine Mercy Chaplet, Adoration and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Please RSVP by Dec. 27 to Gloria at 749-2820. Cost for adults is $30 and $20 for youth.
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, "Exhortations From the Sanctuary," continuing our quarter's studies on "The Sanctuary." Lessons are available by looking up "ssnet.org" online. The sermon will be presented by Elder David Crockett. 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 10:00 a.m. at the Villas Convalescent Center in Escondido. All are invited. If you have questions or want more information, email Pastor John at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
For a more comprehensive look at VCCC, or to signup for activities, visit www.vccc.org.
(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.)