Blood Donations Needed

San Diego Blood Bank LogoThe San Diego Blood Bank is in need of donors.  Since several Canyon View members have donated in the past, here is updated information for those who might consider scheduling an appointment. Their website is or, if you already have an account, which is a new portal. Also, you can call 1-800-469-7322 to schedule an appointment. At this time, appointments are required. No walk-ins are permitted.  The Blood Bank is slowly putting bloodmobiles back into service but the majority of donors are going to the established 6 donation sites.  If you schedule an appointment, please ask for your donation to be credited to our Canyon View account.  The code is CVCV, which is a change.  Thank you, in advance, for considering this incredible service of giving. 

If you have questions or comments, please contact Carol Simonson or Kenneth Heath.

Auditorium Worship Service

Dear Canyon View,

After two and a half months, we are finally able to open our building to a worship service in the auditorium on Sunday mornings at 10:00 AM, starting June 7th.  It has been a long wait. We are thankful for your prayers, patience, and understanding during this time. Please continue being patient as we will be proceeding slowly, cautiously, and prayerfully.

As before, we are always concerned about everyone’s health and safety, and we are aware that not everyone is ready for worship in our auditorium. Therefore, we will continue the 8:00 AM Drive-In and Courtyard Service.  The 10:00 AM Online Service will continue as well.

For the 10:00 AM Auditorium Service, a nursery and toddler room will be available for you to supervise your own children. In the nursery it is 0-1 year old and in the toddler room 1-2 years old. Please be sure to write your name and contact number on the whiteboard as you enter so that we will have a record of who has used the room.  There will be “busy bags” available if you wish to keep your children with you. At a later date, we expect to add a 20-minute children’s worship for children 3 years old to the third grade during the 10:00 AM auditorium sermon.  The youth ministry will not be meeting in person this Sunday, June 7th.  Austin, our youth minister, is working out a plan that will be communicated to parents in future announcements that will outline how we will continue to serve the youth in our congregation as we phase into reopening the building for use.

In keeping with the State of California guidelines, there is an imposed limit of 100 people in the building at a time.  The pre-screening medical protocol is in effect. Please refer to the Covid Protocol for Canyon View sent to you last week by mail and email or view the documents here: COVID Worship Service Protocols.

These assemblies will each have their own method of fellowship and interaction.  We pray that everyone will make the best-informed decision about which service is right for them at this time. The most important thing is that you worship!  Our assemblies will continue to be less than an hour and will be God glorifying, encouraging, and simple.

We look forward to the opportunity of being together again!

May God continue to bless you and bless the Canyon View Family.

With the love of Christ,

The Elders of Canyon View

Drive in Services at Canyon View



An important Message from the Elders – updated 03/18/19

**An Important Announcement from the Canyon View Elders**

Dear Canyon View Family,

In an effort to do our best to keep each other well during the Corona Virus outbreak, and to help keep it from spreading to our families and friends, the Eldership has decided to implement some of the precautionary measures set forth by the County of San Diego.  These temporary measures are in the interest of public health and make good sense. They are as follows:

  • We ask that senior members, any members who are currently sick, and at-risk members to stay away from ALL church gatherings until the Elders feel it is safe.
  • We will suspend all Canyon View facility gatherings. This includes Sunday and Wednesday gatherings, as well as weekday activities that put members in close proximity to each other. (Ladies Tuesday Bible Class and Card Ministry, MOPS, and Al-Anon)
  • The church office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • We will have video services posted on our Facebook page instead of Sunday and Wednesday gatherings. Email reminders will be sent to our members.
  • We will have the all-in-one communion cups available in the office. Please call or email the office for more information.
  • We will postpone the Ministry Fair and Missions Sunday until April.
  • We will suspend the Sunday 6:00 pm worship at Canyon Villas since the attendees are all older members and residents, 55–100 years old.
  • Life Groups will make their own wise choices about meeting together. It is suggested that you do not meet.

These measures are based on official information. The point of the restrictions is more than keeping people from getting sick, it’s about containing the spread to the public. Everyone needs to do their part.

Since we are a family, while we are not together, let’s keep in touch.  Call, email, and text each other frequently. Spend time in prayer, Bible reading, and take advantage of spiritual lessons online.

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:37-39

Your servants,
The Canyon View Elders.

Sunday Morning – 02/23/19

This is to My Father’s Glory: My Personal Ministry
What’s Your Ministry?
When we understand the Grace and Kindness that God has show us, we respond in service


Month of Thankfulness

Nearly 20 years ago, Canyon View began to have a “Spiritual Renewal Weekend” early each September. Members would come to the building to participate in 30-minute segments of prayer during a 24-hour period of prayer and fasting. That led to years of building our prayer life during a “Month of Prayer” in October. For the last few years, we have focused on one aspect of prayer during our “Month of Thankfulness” in November. The elders encourage you to support this yearly tradition of observing prayer for a full month, dedicated to thanking God for a multitude of blessings that he bountifully provides. What a great opportunity to grow in this spiritual discipline! You will find prayer guides in the lobby which give suggested prayer topics for each day for adults, as well as for our youth and children.

This year, on Saturday, November 9th, we will join our voices in thankfulness to God for our loving church family at Canyon View. You will have the opportunity to join with other members during a 24-hour day of prayer. Rather than taking place at our building, you will pray for our congregation for a 30-minute period wherever you are—at home or work, by yourself or with friends or family. From midnight Friday to midnight Saturday, there are forty-eight 30-minute time slots. As soon as possible, locate the sign-up sheet in the lobby to choose your preferred time with God in prayer. Let’s cover our Canyon View family in sweet conversations with our God during that full and blessed day!

Additionally, November 3rd is the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church. That Sunday we will have the opportunity to view a video that focuses on a missionary spreading the gospel on the border of China and North Korea. In addition to our prayers of thanksgiving during November, this day of prayer reminds us of all the missionaries worldwide who NEED our prayers.

“We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers” (1 Thessalonians 1:2).

Download the Prayer List here

Family Fall Festival

Canyon View is hosting a family-oriented Fall Festival as a safe and fun alternative to Halloween. There will be various activity areas with games, prizes, and fun. There will also be food and lots of treats and candy for the children.

We need more support! As hosts, please help by donating treats, prizes, and candy. Volunteers can look at the sign up sheets to see what areas still need to be filled.

The smallest help does not go unseen. Most importantly, invite your neighbors and friends.

We hope to see you this Saturday, October 26 (5:00-8:00PM). Sign-up sheets are in the lobby.

For additional information, please contact Darren Rury, Jason Godfrey, or the office.

Sunday Morning – 09/08/19

Jesus Died for everyone… EVERYONE! 

For us to have a full and accurate understanding of Jesus on the cross, we must understand and confess that The Innocent died for the Guilty! He died on the cross for everyone…EVERYONE!

Back-to-School Ministry

Thank you note received from Kit Carson Elementary:
To everyone at Canyon View: Thank you so much for your kind and generous donations of backpacks stuffed with supplies! We can’t tell you enough here at Carson how much we appreciate (and need) community support from amazing people such as yourselves. It means so much to know that our families in need will be taken care of.
Thanks to you, our students can come to school prepared to learn. But not only that—it warms our hearts to know that they can walk in those doors in the morning and be proud of their cool new backpacks and binders. They don’t have to be embarrassed about using hand-me-downs. You can tell by the looks on their faces how much it means to them as well. We want you to know that we truly value our relationship with you and we wouldn’t have such a successful school year without your wonderful efforts.
Carson Elementary School Staff


The Canyon View Back-to-School ministry provided 25 fully supplied backpacks for eager students at Kit Carson Elementary School in nearby Linda Vista. The bounty was delivered via two carts on Monday, the first day of school.
In addition, boxes of surplus supplies and items for the staff workroom were included. This message is a collective “Thank You” to all the members at Canyon View who generously continue to support this community outreach.
A note was included in each backpack with these thoughts, in English and Spanish (Thanks, Gilbert for your translation!):
“This backpack was carefully filled with love by members of the Canyon View Church of Christ and Canyon Villas Retirement Facility. May your child’s new school year be full of learning and friendships.”

West Coast Ladies Retreat

October 25-27

Guest Speaker: Kay Gowen

This year we will be BREWING UP some wonderful experiences that will have our cups overflowing with love from lessons in 1 John. We are thrilled to have Kay Gowen return as our guest speaker this year. She is from Searcy, Arkansas and is the Director of Abundant Living Senior Outreach at Harding University. We look forward to Kay bringing us HEART STIRRING lessons that will deepen our relationship with God and with each other. There will be a LATTE LOVE to drink in as we taste the sweet, sweet love our Heavenly Father has for each of us as we encourage each other to work together in WELL BLENDED HARMONY. See you at the COFFEE SHOP, we mean the beautiful mountains of Oak Glen! We can’t wait to share a cup of steaming hot coffee (or tea) and fellowship with you.

Your West Coast Ladies Retreat Committee, 2019

Regular price: $165 The Early Bird Special: $150 (Ends Aug. 31st.)

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