Tuesday, October 21, 2014 • 09:57

Church News

October 15, 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 www.rc4u.org for further info

St. Stephens

October 18 and 19 will be our annual Welcome Weekend. This is the time to invite friends and neighbors to join us for a social gathering after all the Masses. Beverages and snack foods will be provided for all. The winners will be chosen for the beautiful gift baskets that have recently been on display.

The 40 Days For Life Fall Campaign to pray for an end to abortion has begun. St. Stephen has adopted Tuesday, Oct.21 as its day for vigil prayer at the San Marcos abortion clinic located at 120 Craven Road at the corner of Twin Oaks Valley Road and Craven. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. this year.

Catholic Men's Fellowship (CMF) is calling all men to join us Saturday, Oct. 18, for Mass at 7:00 a.m., breakfast and fellowship with speakers from time to time. Invite a friend, dad, son, or brother since all men are welcome.

Our High School Youth will be assembling Homeless Kits to be distributed to our parish community in November to be given to anyone in need. We are looking for donations of bottled water, packaged snacks, and gift cards available through Scrip, socks and gallon size zip-lock bags. A box for donations will be in the narthex.

Youth News – CCD, Jr. and High School youth groups, Imagine Youth Day – USD Shiley Theater is Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. High School Youth dance will be Saturday, Nov. 1. Lifeteen Inspiration tour at Magic Mountain will be Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. and the next Confirmation formation will be Oct. 19 at 8:30 a.m.

Other activities include RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults), Women's Biblestudy, Bible Study on the book of Revelation, Confession, St. Vincent de Paul pantry distribution, Spanish Faith Formation, Adult Faith Formation with Gloria Salinas, and the Single Parent/Divorced/Widowed gathering.

SCRIP News – since you all do shopping, eating out and buying gasoline and even shop online, why not use SCRIP that can be printed at home and help support our faith formation at the same time. Questions, come to the SCRIP table after Mass. We have gift cards for In-N-Out, Trader Joe's, and even iTunes among many, many others.

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 Perfecting of our Faith," continuing our quarter's studies on "The Book of James." Lessons are available by looking up ssnet.org online.

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 vcpastor@cox.net.

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. We are a small but welcoming church. Come check us out!

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