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September 01, 2013
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH

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, "Reformation: The Willingness to Grow and Change," continuing our quarter's studies on "Revival and Reformation."

Lessons are available by looking ssnet.org online. The sermon will be presented by Pastor John Anderson, entitled, "God's Glorious Tomorrow," part 2.

Sermons are posted on our website which can be located at sdavalleycenter.net. A fellowship meal will be served after the church service. Sunday there will be singing at 10:00 a.m. at the Villas Convalescent Center in Escondido. Wednesday prayer meeting will convene at 7 p.m. All are invited. If you have questions or want more information, email Pastor John at vcpastor@cox.net.

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BIBLE SEARCH 2013

The temptation to sin against God is all around us all the time, but then, God is also. 1 Corinthians 10:13, encourages, "No temptation has overtaken you except such is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make a way of escape, that you may be able to bear it."

The Bible is clear that there is a point where God will turn us over to the sin we chose not to walk away from, (Romans1:20-22), but if, as an example, He can save a man like the apostle Paul, called Saul prior to his conversion, who had the blood of the saints on His hands (Acts 7:51-60), He can certainly redeem us if we are willing, just ask Him. Call 760-749-8860 for more information.

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RIDGEVIEW CHURCH

Ridgeview Church offers a casual atmosphere, friendly people, award-winning music, and sermons that you don't need to be an ancient Hebrew scholar to understand.

Pastor Bill Trok is currently teaching about "intersections" from the book of Mark. From preschool to teens to adult life groups, there's something for everyone at Ridgeview. It is a great place to make new friends and reconnect with old ones. There's currently an online Bible study. Search "Ridgeview University" on Facebook. Call 760-751-9890 or visit rc4u.org for more information.

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ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Catholicism — What is it all about? Inquiring minds want to know! Come to the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7:00 p.m. This is for anyone with questions about the Catholic faith, someone who has been away from the church for a while or someone who would like to prepare to receive the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Eucharist and Confirmation) or have your civil marriage blessed in the church with the Sacrament of Matrimony.

If interested, call Deacon Chuck at 751-4025 for English or Deacon Gil at 749-2820 for Spanish. Training for Youth Masses will be Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. All high school and college age young people who would like to be involved with the Youth Mass are invited.

Faith formation registration continues through Sept. 11. CCD classes begin Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m., high school meets Monday, Sept. 9 to kick off the new school year.

St. Vincet De Paul Friends of the Poor Walk will be Saturday, Sept. 15 at 8:30 a.m. The walk begins at Adams Park and covers more than a mile of the Heritage Trail. All money raised from the event will benefit the local food pantry.

A formal English Tea will be held for your enjoyment on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 12:00 noon. Space is limited, so call Penny for reservations at 760-685-3403.

A Life In the Spirit seminar begins at St. Stephen parish on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9:00 a.m. Have you ever had a strong desire for Jesus's joy, peace, power and love and still did not have the awareness of Jesus's constant presence within you? Then come to this 8-week session to find scriptures and explanations to understand and desire this stirring of the Holy Spirit in your life. If you have questions, call Julie at 751-9039.

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VALLEY CENTER COMMUNITY CHURCH

Valley Center Community Church is an evangelical Bible-believing church. There are two Sunday morning worship services held at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Maxine Theater on the campus of VCHS. Nursery care is provided from infant to pre-kindergarten. In addition, there is Children's Church during the worship service for children ages Kindergarten through Grade 5. Visitors are welcome. Donuts and coffee are available after each service. Nursery and Children's Church are available at both services. Youth Sunday school is offered during the second service (10:30 a.m.).

Beginning Sept. 8, 2013 we will start the first service at 8:45 a.m. The second service will continue to start at 10:30 a.m. Please note this change on your calendars. VCCC has added a feature to their website so that you can listen to the sermons online. Just visit their website, www.vccc.org and click on the "Media" button to hear this week's sermon or past sermons.

If you still prefer to have a CD copy of the sermon, fill out an envelope on the information table in the lobby of the Maxine Theater. The recommended contribution for a CD is $5. You can pick it up at the church on Valley Center Road or it can be delivered by mail.

Adult Classes are on Sunday mornings. During the 8:45 a.m. hour we will have the Financial Peace University. This is a study designed by Dave Ramsey which will help you to get your finances in order. If you want to attend, please sign up at www.vccc.org/adult.

During the 10:30 a.m. hour we will have care and discipleship training. This class will give an overview of Biblical Counseling and show how to apply the techniques learned to solve problems which arrive in everyday life.

AWANA will be starting on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the main church campus. AWANA is for ages preschool to 6th grade and uses Scripture memorization and fun activities to teach Bible stories and lessons. You can sign-up online at www.vccc.org/awan.a.

The Fall Women's Bible Study will begin on Sept. 11, 2013. We will be studying a book by Nancy Guthrie called The Promised One. This study looks at the emphasis on Christ in the book of Genesis. It looks to be a very interesting and enlightening study. Women, please join us. Books are available for $10. Childcare will be available during the study. Please sign-up at www.vccc.org/women.

The Women's Retreat will be held Oct. 11 and 12, 2013 at the Tuscany Hills Resort. The topic will be "Women Encouraging Women" with our own Shannon McCoy as the speaker. Women, please plan to attend. More details will follow ...

The Men's Retreat will be held Nov. 15 and 16, 2013 at the Palomar Christian Conference Center. Men, please plan to attend. More details to follow ...

Craft and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Church Park. All proceeds and donations will go towards the Building Fund. Mark your calendars — this should be a fun event.

Gospel Communities are foundational to the life and ministry of VCCC. Gospel Communities are where we are able to be built up as disciples and make disciples of others as Jesus Christ calls us to do. Gospel Communities are small groups made up of families, couples, and singles of any age. These groups meet once a week in member's homes for times of fellowship around the Word of God. If you would like to join a Gospel Community (Sign-ups begin Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013) call the church office at 760-749-5151 or sign up online at www.vccc.org, or send an e-mail to info@vccc.org.

Gospel Community kick-off party is Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Church Park. More details to follow ...

Community Church Park — Located on the new church property, 29010 Cole Grade Road, which is the corner of Fruitvale and Cole Grade roads. The park is open to the entire community from dawn until dusk. There is playground equipment for small children, a walking trail, and picnic benches. A 9-hole Disc Golf Course is also open for use.

As you can see Valley Center Community Church has a wide offering of programs which appeal to every age group and life status. They are proud to follow and serve Jesus Christ and that is reflected in everything they do and in all the programs they offer. For a more comprehensive look at VCCC, please visit their website at www.vccc.org" target="_blank">www.vccc.org.

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