Sunday, August 02, 2015 • 09:18

Church News

July 30, 2015

Passion for God, compassion for others. Ridgeview Church is "the church for people who don't do church." Cool people, eclectic music, and sermons that are entertaining, educational, and practical.

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 information.

St. Stephen Catholic Church

John and Kevin Murphy recently returned from a Mission trip to Uganda. Join us Sunday, Aug. 2 after the 9 a.m. Mass in Briscoe Hall as they give us an inspirational presentation about their experiences.

Adult Faith Formation Series: Join us Sunday, Aug. 9 after the 9 a.m. Mass for a relevant presentation by Jeff Tuttle on the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism/ISIS and the challenges faced by our Christian brothers and sisters in the Middle East.

Consider inviting any family members or friends who need God in their lives to join in the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program which officially begins at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22. This is a no-pressure inquiry into our Catholic faith.

Faith Formation 2015-2016: Registrations now open. All children and youth who attended last school year will be automatically promoted and enrolled to the next faith formation level. A short registration form and deposit are required. Faith formation begins in Kindergarten (no T-K). English K-5 classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 23. Anyone not involved last year, please come to the office during the week between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parish Directory: The next available time slots for your pictures will be in August. Sign up after Mass or on line at and click on "Portrait sign-up" to schedule your appointment while there is still time.

Parenting Pointers: July 26 was Parent's Day. We don't need another card or gift, but honoring the effort that parents make in raising children is important. Don't buy anything today, but ask your children what they think is the hardest part about being a parent.

Valley Center Seventh-Day Adventist Church

We are pleased to offer you complimentary Bible studies in English or Spanish if you would like a deeper understanding of what the Bible teaches and to know about last day events. If you have questions or would like more information, please email or call 760-975-4707. God Bless.

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!

Light of the Valley Church

At Light of the Valley Lutheran Church, Pastor Matt Helfrich leads participants in celebration of God's love and His grace at worship services held at 9 a.m. Sundays. The highlight of worship is Jesus' gift of Holy Communion. During a break before Bible study, participants enjoy fellowship time with refreshments and coffee.

Upcoming church events:

* Celebration BBQ and Family Movie at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7. Enjoy hot dogs and hamburgers with beans, chips, potato salad and apple pie. Dinner will be followed by a family-friendly Christian movie.

* Church Picnic and games at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30.

Everyone is invited to join in the fun at Light of the Valley! Contact the Church Office at (760) 749-9733 or and visit

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