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Church News

September 24, 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

This week begins with Catechetical Sunday, a special day to recognize those bringing the Church's teachings to the world. Parents are truly the primary catechists of their children. They prepare the soil and plant the first seeds of faith. Parents are encouraged to take seriously their role of making their Catholic households a place where faith is passed onto the next generation. This is why the rite of blessing of catechists includes an optional blessing for parents and guardians.

Kindergarten through fifth grade catechists include Bridget, Billee, Jana, Cheryl, Katherine, Kathy and Lenny.

Breakfast is prepared for the first and second Confirmandi this week, along with High School youth group, RCIA, Women's Bible Study, Faith Formation K-5, Curso Apollo (Spanish), Women's Guild general meeting, Bible study on Revelation, Confession, Spanish Adult Faith Formation, Bible Study with Gloria, St. Vincent pantry distribution and Single Parent/Divorced/Widowed gathering.

Adult Formation Series will be next Sunday, Sept. 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., presented by parishioner and attorney Mark Ginella. He will present Sola Scriptura: A Blueprint for Anarchy and will explain why Catholics believe that Christian truth is affirmed by Scripture and Tradition and that the bible alone doctrine is not enough. There is no cost and all are welcome!

The next session will be Sunday, Oct. 26, which will include a session for Children.

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 Second Coming of Jesus," concluding our quarter's studies on "The Teachings of Jesus." Lessons are available by looking up "" online. The sermon will be presented by Pastor Grant Agadjanian, whose ministry is an outreach to Muslims.

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. We are an active parish that has enjoys wonderful events throughout the year.

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.

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.

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