St. Gregory the Great's First Annual Gala

In October St. Gregory the Great held its first annual gala at the Torrey Pines Hilton. The theme was "An Evening in Tuscany." More than 400 parishioners joined in the festivities. The purpose of the evening was to celebrate community and honor Deacon Ferris Bell.

Deacon Bell is a longtime Scripps Ranch resident and a founding member of St. Gregory the Great Parish. During the event, he was honored with a slide presentation recounting a few of the highlights of his life. He was also given a plaque expressing the appreciation and love of his parish family.

Both a silent and a live auction were part of the evening's events. The funds from both auctions will be used for parish development.

Becky Forrest

Canyon Springs Church

Come enjoy a casual atmosphere, upbeat music, and motivating messages from Pastor Jack Hawkins, a well-known camp and conference speaker.

During November, we will finish our message series on Monsters: Dealing with Faith Killers in Your Life, as well as start a new series, Earning a Masters in Gratitude--a look at the book of Philippians. If you are looking for a church family, come worship with us at Canyon Springs Church. We think you will connect with many of the fabulous individuals who have already made Canyon Springs their church home.

Canyon Springs Church offers quality programs for infants through high school age that provide a safe environment in which to experience God's love. We have two Sunday services--8:30 and 10:30 am--and now meet at Marshall Middle School, 9700 Avenue of Nations. For more information, call 653-3664, email [[email protected]], or visit [].