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Church News

August 06, 2014
Ridgeview Church

The "church for people who don't do church". An eclectic blend of Valley Centerites, music that runs the gamut from old-school hymns to rockin' Contemporary Christian and sermons that are entertaining, thought-provoking, and rarely boring. Ridgeview Church is a great place to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and discover God's purpose for your life. There's something for everyone, from an award winning preschool, to after school programs and youth groups. There are also a few different home study groups for men, women, and couples of all ages. Call (760) 751-9890 or go to for further info.

St. Stephens

This week we had our Second Catechetical Series on Science and the Church. The last and final one for the summer will be August 17 on The Mass presented by John Boyd after the 9:00 a.m. Mass in the parish hall. All are welcome. There is no fee.

The Knights of Columbus meet this week along with Bible Study for adults, pre-baptism seminars in English and Spanish, Confessions, St. Vincent pantry distribution and Adult Faith Formation with Gloria Salinas. The High School Youth Bible Study will be at the home of John and Stephanie Boyd (Hannah) each Wednesday evening starting at 7:00 p.m. Middle School youth summer pool party is this Friday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m.

It's time to register your children for Faith Formation 2014-2015 after Mass or in the parish office. Also the Men's Retreat is coming September 5-7. So register after Mass this weekend.

St. Stephen's High School Diocesan Youth Olympics will compete Saturday, August 23rd from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Pala Mission. St. Stephens is the 2013 gold medal winner. Tell Ellen or Colleen Murphy if you want to be on this year's team.

The Catholic Answers 2014 National Conference will be September 4-6 in San Diego. Check the website: www.CatholicAnswersCon-ference. com/SanDiego for more information and to register.

Scrip News: we now have the opportunity to help the Stand Up For Kids program by purchasing Fast food gift cards in $10-$15 denominations. Come to our SCRIP table after Mass for more information.

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, "Growing in Christ," continuing our quarter's studies on "The Teachings of Jesus." Lessons are available by looking up "" online. The sermon will be presented by Doug Munson. 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 10:00 a.m. at the Villas Convalescent Center in Escondido. Wednesday is prayer meeting at 7, 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 at

St. Francis Episcopal Church

St. Francis Episcopal Church is a small but 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. The church is located at 16608 Hwy. 76 near the Pauma Valley Community Center. All are invited to join in our Sunday morning worship service.

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 and a weekly musical offering by the St. Francis Choir. After the 10 a.m.service, there is food, coffee, and conversation for all. Sunday School and babysitting are available at the 10 a.m. service.

Sign up your child now for Sunday School class which will begin this September 7. This will also be the date that Bishop Mathes will be visiting our church. Join us for a day of joyful worship of our Lord.

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