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Church News

August 27, 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

The seventh annual Friends of the Poor Walk will be held Saturday, September 13 beginning at 8 a.m. at Adam's Park to walk on the Heritage Trail. St. Vincent de Paul Conference President Chuck Clayton said, "We are trying for more community participation. Our food pantry is open to the entire community." Donations have been received from Armstrong's Egg Ranch, Von's, Solar Rain Bottle Water Co. and Bates Nut Farm. All proceeds benefit needy families in Valley Center and Pauma Valley who come to the food pantry. After the walk, refreshments and breakfast burritos will be served along with free T-shirts to the first 100 walkers. The food pantry is open to all families of any faith who are in need by coming to the lower parking lot at St. Stephen's Parish located at 31020 Cole Grade Road, each Saturday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. For more information or to sponsor a walker, you may sign up at

Register now for the Men's 2014 Retreat to be held at the Divine Word Retreat Center in Riverside, September 5 – 7. For details, call Tom at (760) 749-6564 or Deacon Gil at (760) 749-2820.

R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) begins Tuesday, September 23 at 7 p.m. in the youth room. Anyone interested in learning about the Catholic Faith or needing to receive sacraments is most welcome. If interested, call Nadia at (619) 709-0963 or Sean at (760) 801-2378.

CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) begins Wednesday, September 24 for all youth grades K through fifth grade. Children must be registered. Call Ellen or Carmen at (760) 749-3352 with questions.

All high school youth are invited to participate in a Youth Bible Study each Wednesday evening at the home of Hannah Boyd starting at 7 p.m. The study is given year round.

SCRIP NEWS –there is still time to purchase cards for school clothes, etc. Attention all Ralph's shoppers – you must register for the new term beginning September 1 to continue making your donations come to our parish. This is for all continuing shoppers or new people. This can be done online at or by using the scan bar available at the SCRIP table.

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, "Our Mission," continuing our quarter's studies on "The Teachings of Jesus." Lessons are available by looking up "" online. The sermon will be presented by Pastor John Anderson. 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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