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Church News

November 26, 2014

Passion for God, compassion for others. Ridgeview Church is "the church for people who don't do church". Cool people, awesome music, and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and usually something you can use immediately.

On Nov. 28, 29 and 30, the famous Ridgeview Players will be putting on a production of The Sound of Music. Ridgeview Church is a great place to meet new friends, reconnect with old ones, and help discover God's plan for your life. From home Bible study groups to youth events to preschool, there's something for everyone of every age at Ridgeview. Call (760) 751-9890 or go to for further info.

St. Stephens

Our Thanksgiving Mass will be Thursday at 9 a.m.

The Parish Penance Service will be Monday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. There will be no youth group meeting as teens are encouraged to attend the penance service with their families. The Youth Room will be open at 5 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 8 is the Feast of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception and a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be at 6:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. will be a bilingual Mass.

Free flu shots are available on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in front of the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry.

The Holiday Edition of the "Grief's Companion" is available in the back of the church. It is filled with ideas on how to cope during the holidays and to honor those who have died before us. Call Penny with questions at (760) 685-3403.

Check out our Rolling Library Cart. Books, CD's, DVD'S and Cassette tapes are available as loaners for no hassle sharing. We only ask they be returned when you are finished. We also have a limited supply of the pocket size "The Catholic Devotional."

A new Bible Study on The Book of Psalms – the school of prayer will begin Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 in Briscoe Hall. John Boyd will use Jeff Cavin's DVD presentation for 11 sessions. All are welcome!

Remember to check out what SCRIP cards are available for your Christmas shopping. With over 200 merchants possible and many can even be ordered at your home at your convenience right away. We can help you at our SCRIP table after all Masses or call Pat at (760) 749-2182.

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, "One Lawgiver and Judge," continuing our quarter's studies on "The Book of James."

Lessons are available by looking up online. The sermon will be given by Elder Rick Meyer. 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. There will be no Wednesday prayer meeting this week. If you have questions or want more information, please 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.

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

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