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Church News

August 13, 2014

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

We celebrate this Holy Day of Obligation on the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Friday, August 15 at 8:45 a.m. in English and the Bilingual Mass at 7 p.m. The Vigil Mass is on Thursday, August 14 at 7 p.m.

The final Summer Catechetical Series will be Sunday, August 17 after the 9 a.m. Mass. The topic will be The Mass presented by parishioner John Boyd. All are welcome and there is no charge.

CFM (Catholic Men's Fellowship) will meet Saturday, August 16 at 7 a.m. for all you good men, young and not so young, single or married. Join us for Mass with Fr. Elmer at 7 a.m. followed by a satisfying breakfast.

High School Diocesan Youth Olympics will be Saturday, August 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pala Mission. St. Stephen's youth just happen to be the 2013 Gold Medal winner.

Get ready for "Back to School" by using SCRIP cards for JC Penney, Kohl's Marshalls, Payless Shoes, Ross, Sears, TJ MAXX, Target, Waymart and many more. Come to the SCRIP table to see what else is available.

SCRIP NEWS – now you can purchase gift cards for the Stand Up For Kids program to give as a donation or directly to homeless teens or other homeless people. There are many cards in the $5 to $10 price range.

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, "Living Like Christ," continuing our quarter's studies on "The Teachings of Jesus." Lessons are available by looking online. The sermon will be presented by Pastor John Anderson entitled, "There Is Hope." 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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