Religion Briefs, Jan. 18, 2013

Mountain Stream Meditation Center

Our Buddhist Insight Meditation group meets every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Mountain Stream Meditation Center, 710 Zion St., Nevada City. On January 21, guiding teacher John Travis will lead a silent meditation followed by a talk. Please carpool.

For more information: www.mtstream.org or (530) 265-6111. Follow Mountain Stream on Facebook.

Unity in the Gold Country

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. when the Rev. Madalyn Wade, shares her talk, “What Now?” Music by Kalyani. “The Way of Mastery” group meets each Monday evening at 7p.m. Ho’oponopono meditation each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Men’s and Women’s groups meet each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. ACIM meets each Thursday at 7 p.m. We are located at 180 Cambridge Ct., Grass Valley, opposite Peaceful Valley Farm Supply.

Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center is a spiritual community dedicated to expanding consciousness, promising to love and serve all, with enthusiasm, joy and playfulness!

Holy Wisdom, Nevada City

Orthodox Christians have been baptized in the name of the Holy Trinity and follow the ideals and beliefs of both the Scriptures and Sacred Tradition. We believe in a living and loving God, Whose Grace protects and guides us in the path of redemption.

Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Vespers: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call (530) 265-4714 or visit www.holywisdomnevadacity.org.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

This week is the second Sunday after the Epiphany and the Gospel is from John 2:1 -11. Pastor Charles Smith will be delivering the message at both the 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary services. Sunday School is held during the 10:30a.m. service with loving child care all morning. Jr. and Sr. Youth Group takes place downstairs in the Joseph Room at 10 a.m. with a light cereal breakfast and short Bible study before the group joins the 10:30a.m. service. A time for fellowship follows both services downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Another way to see one of our services is by going to Comcast Channel 11 on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. or Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. You may also view our services on our web page at nevadacitymethodist.com.

Foothill Center for Spiritual Living, Auburn

We are a community that values and supports each other in our spiritual awakening. We are committed to practical spirituality for everyday living. All of our activities are grounded in faith, nurtured with love and guided by Spirit. Come celebrate with us on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. for a 15-minute Silent Meditation followed by the service at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, January 20, our spiritual leader, Rev. Maggie Buck’s talk title is “Seed of Faith.” We are located at 2945 1st St. in the DeWitt Center, Auburn.

For directions and information, visit www.FCSLiving.org or call (530) 823-6986.

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

“Running the Race” is the title of the new sermon series at First Baptist! As we begin 2013, we’re going to be challenged with a message titled “Helping Others Succeed.” Traditional service at 9 a.m. features a mix of praise songs and hymns in traditional setting. Sunday School for adults, youth, children and preschoolers is provided. Contemporary service t 11 a.m. features upbeat praise music. Join us Wednesdays for dinner at 4:45 to 6 p.m. in the Upper Fellowship Hall. Prayer, Bible studies, children’s activities and youth group follow. We also offer Celebrate Recovery, a Christ based 12-Step program.

For more information, call (530) 273-7301, or visit www.firstbaptistgv.com.

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and Rev. Lani Howard. Her inspirational talk is titled “Born to Belong.” Enjoy the music of SharonJoy Jahoda and friends at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services.

Youth Ministry is held at 11 a.m. on the first Sunday each month; a Family Room is available all other Sundays. We are an interfaith community committed to awakening humanity to its spiritual magnificence. Our vision is “Celebrating Our Oneness In Spirit.” We are at 119 Florence Avenue in Grass Valley.

For more information or a parking map, visit www.sierracenter.org or call (530) 274-1018.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sunday, January 20 with our Pastor Alison Berry, who is returning from the Holy Land with our Mission Group.

Youth Group: on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m.

Adult Study: Teresa Avila, on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

United Methodist Women: Second Wednesday monthly at 10:30 a.m.

United Methodist Men: First Saturday monthly at 8 a.m.

Quilting Group: Second and fourth Thursdays at 10 a.m.

Family Fun Night: January 25.

Contemporary service is at 9 a.m. and traditional service at 10:30 a.m.

Junior High and High School Ages Youth Group on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m.

“Hilltop Kids” Sunday School is at 9 a.m.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church is located at 22559 Hacienda Drive in Grass Valley.

For more information all (530) 268-6907 or visit www.sierrapinesumc.org.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Mike continues the series “Radical Relationships -Exploring the Book of Ruth.” Our services are 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary, children’s programs, healing prayer and adult Sunday school is also at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Jr. & Sr. High meet at 9 a.m. in Hatcher, and in Worship at 10:30 a.m. We also offer a more contemporary Sunday Evening Service on the second Sunday of each month at 5:05 p.m. Listen to past sermons, read our monthly newsletter and find out more at www.sierrapres.com. We are located at 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City.

For more information, call (530) 265-3291.

EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts

Women’s Transformational Dreams & Healing Group every Tues. at 6 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Nanci Shanderá. New ongoing monthly group, “Embodying Your Wise Woman” for women 50+ starts Sat. Jan. 26. Email for detailed flyers. Spiritual counseling for women. Check website for other events at www.EarthSpiritCenter.com or email drnanci@earthspiritcenter.com.

Twin Cities Church

Join us as we begin our series “Like Jesus.” The message this week is “Praying Like Jesus.” Twin Cities Church meets Sundays at 8, 9:35, and 11:15 a.m. at 11726 Rough & Ready Highway. Children (birth through fifth grade) meet during every Sunday morning service. Senior High Students meet at 9:35 a.m. and Junior High Students meet at 11:15 a.m. in the east multi-purpose room. You can listen to a past service on KNCO 830AM, from 7 to 7:30 on Sunday mornings.

For more information call(530) 273-6425 or visit the website at www.twincitieschurch.com.

Metaphysical discussion group

Come share your thoughts, bring your joy and meet like-minded new friends. For information, call Lee Ann at (530) 272-2945.

Brother, can you spare an ... hour?

A group of local men meets from 6 to 7 a.m. Thursdays at Penny’s Diner for breakfast. Under the banner of “Christian Business Men’s Committee,” we have breakfast, read a portion of scripture, share what God has done in our life and pray. As a welcome break between weekends, these men encourage each other as they wish to encourage you in these trying times. Penny’s Diner is located at 2072 Nevada City Highway in the B&C Fowler Center in Grass Valley.

Pray Nevada County

We are seeking God on behalf of our communities. Open to all for Christian prayer, Pray Nevada County meets each Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. to pray for our county governments and services, schools and families, businesses and media, and churches and parachurch ministries. Since August 1997, 15 to 25 people from eight to 12 congregations have met each week to pray for our communities. We will be meeting at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Church Street, Grass Valley.

For more information or directions, call the scheduling secretary at (530) 432-0458 or Sierra Ministries International at (530) 478-1478.

The Healing Rooms of Nevada County

We pray for healing of body and spirit. Everyone is welcome whether they attend church or not. Come to the Main Lobby of the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, 155 Glasson Way, Grass Valley on Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. There is no fee and no appointment is necessary. Also, Tuesday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. healing ministry is available by appointment only.

For more information call (530) 478-1478 or visit http://www.healingroomsnc.com.

Grass Valley AM AGLOW

We are a local chapter of Aglow International and meet the second Tuesday of every month from 9:45 a.m. to noon at 336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley. Aglow is a wonderful opportunity for unity in the Body of Christ and is not “just for women” anymore! Take Brunswick Road to Whispering Pines Lane, left on Crown Point Circle and then right at Nevada County Board of Realtors.

Baby- sitting off site is available by making reservations in advance with Jamie Bartsch at (530) 272-6056.

Hope Bearers

We are a Christian cancer support group that meets at Foothill Church. Those with serious chronic illnesses, including cancer, and their care givers are encouraged to come and share in a safe environment concerning this difficult time. Family, friends and caregivers are all welcome. Meetings are 6 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of every month. Located at 14600 State Highway 49, Grass Valley. For information, call Edda at (530) 432-2862 or visit www.FoothillChurch.org/hope_bearers.

The Palestine-Israel Working Group of Nevada County (PIWG)

We advocate for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Peace Center of Nevada County, 216 B Main Street, Nevada City. PIWG sponsors the Women and Men in Black vigil Thursdays, 5:15 to 6 p.m. on the Broad Street bridge in Nevada City. We vigil to in support of the Women in Black in Israel, who founded the movement in 1988. All who support human rights and justice for all in Palestine and Israel are welcome to join the vigil. Bring a sign or use one of ours.

Church of the Essence

Come and join our spiritual gatherings. We are open to the public and would love to have you join us. We meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays with each evening beginning with a circulation of the Light through a guided meditation, followed by the evening presentation, which includes voluntary sharing and discussions. Classes available for those interested. We meet at Vela Massage Retreat, 763 B. South Auburn St. Grass Valley. For more information, visit www.churchoftheessence.org or call (530) 274-3128 or (530) 268-1118.


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