Source: Valley Roadrunner


December 18, 2013

Ridgeview Church

Casual atmosphere, good coffee, nice people, great sermons and contemporary Christmas music. Pastor Bill is currently speaking on “Rebooting Christmas: Restoring your ‘device’ to factory settings’’. A hysterically funny marriage seminar, “Laughing Your Way To A Better Marriage” is coming in January. Sign up, or get more info at:

Ridgeview Church is a great place to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and discover God’s purpose for your life. There’s everything from a preschool to after school programs to college groups to adult home groups. Call 760-751-9890 for further info.

St. Stephens

This week begins with the Parish Breakfast for our Confirmation candidates, then we have Faith Formation for all youth, Bible Study, Welcome Committee meeting, Ministry of Women (Spanish), RCIA & RCIC, Conversion Advent Series, the Rosary and Divine Mercy Devotions, Confessions, St. Vincent Toy Distribution, and St. Vincent pantry.

This week we have the last Edge Night for our Middle School Youth. The next class resumes after Christmas on Jan. 13 Christmas Church decorating will be Monday, Dec. 23 will be dinner and a movie.

The Annual Homeless Outreach Project will be Friday, Jan. 3, at 9 a.m. in the parish hall. We are asking for donations of food for sack lunches, i.e. packaged snacks, peanut butter, jelly, tuna, etc. Requested items may be donated up through the morning of Jan. 3.

Helping Homeless Kids: needs are Jeans, jackets, new undergarments and $ for donations for dinners. The next dinner is Dec. 24 provided once a month for 30 homeless teens.

The next Youth Group Life Nite will be Monday, Jan. 6.

The Boy’s second year Confirmation Retreat will be January 24-26 at Joshua Tree National Park.Let us ring in the New Year as a Family on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

There will be a festive dinner, appetizers, Prime Rib or Salmon with all the trimmings, dessert, wine and a champagne toast. Also live music and dancing. We will join together as a family to give thanks to God for this coming New Year. Please RSVP by Dec. 27 at 749-2820 and leave a message. The cost is $30 for adults and $20 for youth.

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 Cosmic Conflict Over God’s Character,” continuing our quarter’s studies on “The Sanctuary.” Lessons are available by looking up online. A special Christmas program will feature Songs and Scripture highlighting the birth of the Messiah.

The homily, “From Crib to the Cross,” will be presented by Pastor Anderson. 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 10:00 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

Bible Search 2013

Genesis 1:1-4, reads, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light; and there was light” and there was light.

And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.” 1 Thessalonians 5:5-10, admonishes and encourages, “You are all sons of light and sons of the day. We are not of the night nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober (self-controlled). For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk are drunk at night. But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation. For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.”

Ready to step into the light? Contact 760-749-8860.

Valley Center Community Church

VCCC is a vibrant, gospel driven and Christ-centered community church. We offer two Sunday morning worship services at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Our Sunday morning services are held at the Maxine Theater, located on the Valley Center High School campus.

Ongoing weekly activities at the main church campus, 29105 Valley Center Road, include:

For a more comprehensive look at VCCC, or to signup for activities, visit