Make no mistake about it: President Obama, Senator Reid, and Speaker Pelosi are pushing ahead with their government takeover of health care - this time, with a "new and improved" health care bill!

However President Obama's new health care proposal still contains the greatest expansion of abortion since Roe v. Wade -- and your tax dollars will still be paying for it.

We need your help right now, as the pro-abortion lobby has tightened its stranglehold on Congress and the White House. According to official White House visitor logs, President Obama has allowed Planned Parenthood unfettered access to his Administration. Planned Parenthood President, Cecile Richards, has privately met with President Obama's staff to discuss health care reform on several occasions (with her first visit coming only days after his inauguration!). This open door policy demonstrates the imminent danger of taxpayer-funded abortions - unless we take immediate action.

Will you stand with us by making an urgently-needed contribution of $50, $100, $250, or more? Americans United for Life stands in strong opposition to any bill that uses taxpayer dollars for abortion.

Speaker Pelosi, Senator Reid, and President Obama are determined to reward their friends at Planned Parenthood with your tax dollars. In Pelosi's own words, she will do anything and everything to pass health care reform: "If the gate is closed we will go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we will pole vault in. If that doesn't work, we will parachute in. But we are going to get health care reform passed."

We cannot let these radical, pro-abortion forces win. But we cannot fight back without significant financial support from partners like you. Will you help us ramp up our fight against taxpayer funded abortion with your tax-deductible contribution of $50, $100, $250 or more to Americans United for Life? I'm counting on your urgent contribution.

Yours for Life,
Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D.
President & CEO
Americans United for Life



Come for Stations of the Cross at 5:30PM and stay for soup in the Hall. There will be a basket set out for love gifts towards our Saint Vincent de Paul society who purchase groceries each week to feed over 150 families each week and to cover the soup supplies. Please call and R.S.V.P. with Maggie at the Pastoral Center if you will be coming so that we can have a head count. If you would like to make a meatless soup or bring some French flute bread to share, during the Friday’s of Lent, call Marie Alviz at 524-5837


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The Fillmore Church of Christ is pleased to offer a video series “Does God Exist?,” presented by John Clayton, a geologist and former atheist, at 219 Mountain View Street at Highway 126, beginning March 3, at 7PM. The public is cordially invited to this free series of videos, being shown each week at 7 PM, followed by a question and answer session. The purpose of the program is to provide thinking, seeking people with scientific evidence that God does exist and that the Bible is His Word. Lesson titles the month of March are: March 3rd, “Why I Left Atheism,” March 10th, “The Cosmos: A Logical Proof of God’s Existence,” March 17th, “The Cause of the Cosmos,” and March 24th, “God, Man, and Caveman,” and March 31st, “Jurassic Park and Genesis 17.” Other lessons in April and May include, “The Flood,” “The Age of Things,” “Fossils and Genesis 20,” “Evolution’s Proof of God”, “Issues of Biological Evolution” and others, ending on May 26th.

Clayton hold moster’s degrees in education and geology from Indiana University and Notre Dame University. He was awarded “Teacher of the Year Award” in 1972, and in 1985 was selected the Distinguished Physics Teacher for the State of Indiana by the American Association of Physics Teachers. For further information call 524-2851.


When the screen fills up with words, then the words tumble to the bottom and new words start up again at the top of the screen. Very nice!




By Jan Markell
February 22, 2010

Christianity Today online says that vampires are hot stuff right now even for Christians. Visit a Christian bookstore or publishing house Web site and you might be surprised how many vampire-themed books you will see. What's wrong with the picture? Legions of people will tell you that nothing is wrong. They are, in fact, trying to sanctify vampirism.

Stephanie Meyer's popular Twilight series is cashing in to be sure. Her four books which have sold over 17 million copies, and two movies thus far, are setting new records. To those of us who object, they will tell you that the theme of vampirism is just folklore. They aren't in the Bible. Relax.

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Starting February 15, Saint Francis Church of Assisi Church will be serving breakfast to seniors (60 years or older). All seniors are welcome. They will be serving from 8 am till 9:30 am, Monday through Friday. A small donation will be accepted.
Starting February 15, Saint Francis Church of Assisi Church will be serving breakfast to seniors (60 years or older). All seniors are welcome. They will be serving from 8 am till 9:30 am, Monday through Friday. A small donation will be accepted.
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"The congregation of the Fillmore First United Methodist Church invites the public to attend Sunday morning services on February 21 at 11:00 am. The service will include a presentation of the Lord's Prayer in sign language with music accompaniment by Ms Trisha Armstrong of Fillmore, who is an experienced, prolific, American sign language expert. The Church is located at 421 Sespe (corner of Sespe and Fillmore Streets).
For further information, call Marlene at 524-2841."



In Turkey just recently, a father and grandfather repeatedly beat Medine Memi, a sixteen-year-old girl, for the crime of talking (allegedly) to boys. The police weren’t interested. The beatings were eventually deemed insufficient punishment for Medine for the temerity of having her own human agency, so the father and grandfather killed her by burying her while she was “alive and fully conscious.”

My dear friend and courageous freedom fighter...


St. Stephen's Anglican Church will hold an Ash Wednesday Service, (Imposition of Ashes) February 17th at 7:00 p.m. at the Fillmore United Methodist Church, 421 Sespe Ave, Fillmore, CA. For more information, please contact Fr. Bob Hammond at (805) 524-1697, or


Just a friendly reminder about Fr. Bank's 3 day retreat starting on Monday at 9AM and 7:30PM both in the Church. Breakfast this Sunday in the Hall, our Saint Francis of Assisi Small Church Community will be serving breakfast on February 7 after the 9:00 Mass. Join us for a hearty breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee and orange juice. The cost is $4 for adults, $2 for kids and $10 per family.

On Wednesday morning after the retreat we are going to have a Mardi Gras Breakfast in the Hall. Sign up on Monday and Tuesday after the talk to bring some breakfast goodies to the Mardi Gras.

On Wednesday evening our "small faith community" will provide some hospitality after the retreat.

Fr. Banks will say all of our English Masses this weekend. Invite your friends and family to come and hear him. We are off to a great start!


“NO GREATER LOVE”, recently released and presented by LIONSGATE and Thomas Nelson will be showing at Faith Community Church at 355 D Street in Fillmore on Saturday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
The Special Events Team at Faith Community Church would like to invite you to bring your ‘sweetheart’ out for a special free Valentine movie event. Focus on the Family calls N0 GREATER LOVE, “inspiring and encouraging.” Moody radio calls it, “Amazing…a great movie, refreshing to watch and well made with an amazing plot and is good ‘clean’ entertainment!” Dennis Rainey, President of FamilyLife Today says, “A compelling story that powerfully reminds us that love is always the right choice.”

Popcorn, ‘movie candy,’ sodas and bottled water will be available for a small fee. For our Spanish speaking attendees, Spanish subtitles will be available.

View the trailer at For more info or to R.S.V.P. contact the church office at 524-5564 or go to our website at



Please read the following story and follow the instructions at the end! Thank You.

Like most elementary schools, it was typical to have a parade of students in and out of the health clinic throughout the day. We dispensed ice for bumps and bruises, Band-Aids for cuts, and liberal doses of sympathy and hugs. As principal, my office was right next door to the clinic, so I often dropped in to lend a hand and help out with the hugs. I knew that for some kids, mine might be the only one they got all day.

One morning I was putting a Band-Aid on a little girl's scraped knee. Her blonde hair was matted, and I noticed that she was shivering in her thin little sleeveless blouse. I found her a warm sweatshirt and helped her pull it on. "Thanks for taking care of me," she whispered as she climbed into my lap and snuggled up against me.

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Back row, left to right: Bailey Huerta, Sarah Stewart, Jessica Mayhew, CeCe Flinn. Front row, left to right: Sasha Adame, Corey Ballard, Joshua Sandoval, Noah Laber.
Back row, left to right: Bailey Huerta, Sarah Stewart, Jessica Mayhew, CeCe Flinn. Front row, left to right: Sasha Adame, Corey Ballard, Joshua Sandoval, Noah Laber.
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Fillmore Christian Academy sent 8 students to the ACSI district spelling bee held on January 15 at Cornerstone Christian School in Camarillo. There they competed with 13 other schools from both Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. We had one representative for each grade level from 1st grade through 8th grade. Those representing the school were as follows: 1st grade Sasha Adame, 2nd grade Corey Ballard, 3rd grade Noah Laber, 4th grade Joshua Sandoval, 5th grade Sarah Stewart, 6th grade Bailey Huerta, 7th grade Cece Flinn, 8th grade Jessica Mayhew. Three of our students received third place in their grade level – Sasha Adame, Noah Laber and Bailey Huerta.


Father Scott Kingsbury, the Canon Missioner, for the Diocese of the West, the Anglican Church in America will visit St. Stephens Anglican Church in Fillmore on February 2nd for a “Renewal of Mission.” St. Stephens(formerly Dayspring Anglican Church) a Mission of the Anglican Church in America, invites those interested in helping build a traditional Anglican Church in Fillmore and Ventura County to Evening Prayer and a “how to proceed meeting”, Tuesday, February 2nd, at 7:00 p.m., at the Fillmore United Methodist Church, 421 Sespe Ave, Fillmore, CA.

For more information, or if you plan to attend, please contact Fr. Bob Hammond at (805) 524-1697, or


The Bell Choir of the Bardsdale United Methodist Church invites the community to a Sweethearts' Dinner Saturday evening, February 13th, at 6 pm in LeBard Hall.

An enchanting evening complete with hors doeuvres and a choice of chicken or tri-tip dinner with dessert will be accompanied by a program that will certainly put those who come in a Valentine's Day state of mind.
A suggested donation is $15 per person or $25 a couple.

To purchase tickets or more information, call Marcia Heerema, 524-3674 or Mimi Burns, 524-1823 or the church at 524-2070.

We hope you save the date and bring your sweeheart or come be our sweetheart.


56% of all Americans and 58% of those 18-29 years old say abortion ‘morally wrong’

On the eve of the 37th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout the United States, a new survey shows a strong majority of Americans believe abortion to be “morally wrong."

“Millennials” (those 18-29) consider abortion to be “morally wrong” even more (58%) than Baby Boomers (those 45-64) (51%). Generation X (those 30-44) are similar to Millennials (60% see abortion as “morally wrong”). More than 6 in 10 of the Greatest Generation (those 65+) feel the same.

The most recent Knights of Columbus – Marist survey – conducted in...


Good afternoon Everyone,

United Parents offer monthly parent support groups the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10am to noon at the Chocolate Church: Trinity Church, 600 Saratoga, Fillmore (corner of 2nd Street & Saratoga). [This is also where the One Step A La Vez is located.]

The support group is led by a bi-lingual parent. If you have questions about United Parents, want brochures, etc, their phone number is (805) 384-1555 or go to the website: for details and locations of each Parent workshop in our area.

Kindly, Ronda