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Church News

August 20, 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

It is our pleasure to Welcome New or Returning parishioners to our St. Stephen family.

No matter how long you've been away, you can always come home. Remember God never forces. God only invites.

All men are invited to the Men's Retreat, September 5-7 at the Divine Word Retreat

Center, Riverside. Registration brochures are in the Church narthex. It is time to register for Faith Formation which begins September 24.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) will begin meeting each Tuesday evening

beginning September 23 and continuing until Easter. For those who have been away from the church for a while or anyone interested in learning about the Catholic faith, then RCIA is for you.

High School Diocesan Youth Olympics competition is Saturday, August 23 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pala Mission. Contact Ellen or Colleen Murphy to join the team.

BEREAVEMENT CORNER – there is an excellent book that can help guide you or a loved one through grief – "Eight Critical Questions for Mourners...And the Answers That Will Help You Heal" by Alan D. Wolfeit, Ph.D. Order this from Remember what Helen Keller said, "The only way to the other side is through." We are here for you.

There is still time to get ready for school. Purchase SCRIP cards for J C Penney, Kohl's, Marshalls, Payless Shoes, Ross, Sears, TJ MAXX, Target, Walmart and many more. Cards in the $5 to $10 denominations are also available for the Stand Up For Kids program to use for the homeless teens and adults. Come to our SCRIP table after Mass with your questions!

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 Church," continuing our quarter's studies on "The Teachings of Jesus." Lessons are available by looking up "" online. The sermon will be presented by Elder David Crockett.

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 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 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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