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Church News

July 16, 2014
Ridgeview Church

From Haitian orphanages, to Indonesian Bible translation to Swaziland AIDS clinics, Valley Center's Ridgeview Church makes "passion for God, compassion for others" their mission statement rather than just their motto. This Sunday will be the wrap-up of Vacation Bible School. This week, Ridgeview will be taking over 100 area kids hiking in Mammoth/Yosemite. Ridgeview Church is a great place to make new friends, reconnect with old ones and discover God's purpose for your life. From home Bible study groups to youth events to preschool, there's something for everyone of every age at Ridgeview. Call (760) 751-9890 or go to for further information.

St. Stephens

This week we have the High School youth beach party, the Rosary and Divine Mercy Devotion, Confirmation summer sessions, Curso Apollo (Spanish), Youth Bible Study at the Boyd's home, Adult Faith Formation on The Covenants, Confession, Spanish Bible Study, Youth Bible Study, Middle School youth pool party, St. Vincent pantry, Pre-Steuby party (note date change to Sunday, July 20) and Adult Faith Formation with Gloria Salinas.

The first Summer Catechetical Series will be next Sunday, July 20 following the 9 a.m. Mass in the parish hall. This will be a Q & A on anything regarding Catholic Scripture, Liturgy, morality, etc. presented by a panel of parishioners and Fr. Elmer.

Catholic Men's Fellowship (CMF) will meet Saturday, July 19 beginning with 7 a.m. Mass celebrated by Fr. Elmer followed by breakfast and a discussion ending by 9 a.m. Questions, call Brian at (760) 212-3888.

Registrations available now for Faith Formation 2014-2015 and the Men's Retreat scheduled September 5 – 7, 2014.

Come to see the Big News for SCRIP. You can sign up, print it out on your own computer. If you do not have a computer, we can still help you. Questions? Come to the SCRIP table after Mass.

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, "The Holy Spirit," continuing our quarter's studies on "The Teachings of Jesus." Lessons are available by looking up "" online. The sermon will be presented by Kevin Drath. Sermons are posted on our website which can be located at 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 is prayer meeting at 7 p.m. with supper at 6 p.m. We are studying the book The Desire of Ages on the life of Christ. All are invited. If you have questions or want more information, email Pastor John

St. Francis Episcopal Church

St. Francis Episcopal Church is a vibrant church in Pauma Valley. The church's mission is to share the love of Christ. The Episcopal Church welcomes all to celebrate and share Christ's love for his people and is located at 16608 Hwy. 76 near the Pauma Valley Community Center. All are invited to join in our Sunday morning worship services.

Holy Eucharist is celebrated at both our Sunday services. The 8 a.m. service is a quiet service without music. The 10 a.m. service offers congregational singing, a weekly musical offering by the St. Francis Choir and Sunday School and babysitting. After the 10 a.m. service, there is food, coffee, and conversation for all.

This coming Sunday, we will be thanking Ana Manriquez for her many years of service as our nursery worker. Ana came to our church many years ago. She has helped the families and children in our church to enjoy their worship time together. She has held babies, led SundaySchool lessons, helped with our coffee hour, and mainly been a part of our church family. She has watched some children come in to church as infants and now are in college.

While she was a part of our church family she graduated from Valley Center High School, California State University San Marcos, and is now employed by The University of St. Augustine, San Marcos, Campus as a Clinical Education Site Development Representative, Her position covers the western region of the United States. She will be missed. Join us this Sunday as we celebrate her ministry to our children.

If you are interested in learning more about St. Francis Episcopal Church, check out the church website.

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