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EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts

Women’s monthly Transformational Healing Group, Thursday evenings. For information, email drnanci@earthspiritcenter.com. Transformational Mentoring also available for women.

For more information and other events, visit www.EarthSpiritCenter.com.

Unity in the Gold Country

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. when the Rev. Jerry Farrell shares Week #2 of our seven-week program with his talk, “Experiencing Energy.”   Music by Kellie Garmire.   “The Way of Mastery” group meets each Monday evening at 7 p.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!

Mountain Stream Meditation Center

Our Buddhist Insight Meditation group meets Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m., at Wild Mountain Yoga Center, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City.

On October 8, Mountain Stream teacher Heather Sundberg will lead a period of silent meditation followed by a talk. Mountain Stream can also be found on Facebook

For more information visit www.mtstream.org or call (530) 272-6425.

Holy Wisdom Nevada City

With everything on our plate these days, making room for church might be the last thing on your mind. This Sunday, take the time to come and find the peace that passes all understanding, renewing your commitment to faith. Rest in our savior Jesus Christ and face the coming week with New Life. Divine Liturgy is Sundays at 9:30 a.m.; Vespers is Wednesdays and Saturdays 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 World Communion Sunday. Church services are at 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m., Contemporary. Pastor Charles Smith will deliver the message. Sunday School classes are held during the 10:30 a.m. service with loving childcare all morning. Junior and senior high school youth will meet at 10 a.m. for a light breakfast and Bible Study before joining the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Fellowship takes place following both services. If you miss our service, one of them is recorded every week and can be seen on NCTV Channel 11 on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. or Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. or on our website at nevadacitymethodist.com.

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Do you know the hurts, habits and hang-ups that you struggle with, in your life? Pastor Mark will be in a new series titled “Life’s Healing Choices.” This week he will be focusing on the importance of “Letting Go.” 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 11 a.m. features upbeat praise music. Join us Wednesdays for dinner at 4:4 to 6 p.m. in the Upper Fellowship Hall.  Prayer, Bible studies, children’s activities and youth group follow.  Call (530) 273-7301, or visit www.firstbaptistgv.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, October 7, our spiritual leader, Rev. Maggie Buck’s talk title is “Growing and Supporting.” We are located at 2945 1st St. in the DeWitt Center, Auburn. For directions, visit www.FCSLiving.org or call (530) 823-6986.

Word-A-Live (WAL) Church

Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase welcome you to Word-A-Live Church, 10 a.m. Sundays, 10528 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley. Word-A-Live! Is worth the drive! We offer: Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. “A-Live in Recovery”, learn to be free from life-controlling behaviors; on Thursdays, Women’s Fall Bible Study at 9:45 a.m., from Glory to Glory (a Joyce Meyer teaching); Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m., Culture Revive Youth ages 12 to 18 ; Sat. at 5 p.m., corporate prayer; Equippers classes are Wed. 7 to 9 p.m., “School of the Supernatural”; IHOP is October 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. Special upcoming events: C.I. WEST COAST PROPHETIC GATHERING: OCTOBER 25 and 26 with Prophet Jane Hamon, and C.I. Ministers.

For more information, call (530) 432-9155 or visit www.word-a-live.org.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Grass Valley

A Blessing of the Animals service will be held in the yard in front of the church at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 7. Please bring your family pets to be blessed by Fr. Kellermann.  We hope to see you there!  Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 235 S. Church St., Grass Valley.

For more information, visit www.emmanuelgv.org or call (530) 273-7876.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sunday, October 7 with our Pastor Alison Berry. Alison will have a special three- week sermon series: Crossroads of Faith Oct. 21,28 and Nov. 4. Examining the three Abrahamic Faiths: Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

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

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

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

Junior High and High School Ages youth group meets Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church is located at 22559 Hacienda Drive in Grass Valley (near Lake of the Pines) and offers two services: 9 a.m. (contemporary) or 10:30 a.m. (traditional service).

“Hilltop Kids” Sunday school at 9 a.m.

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

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and Rev. Lani Howard. Her inspirational talk is titled “Enough Is Enough.” Enjoy the live music of Jeff Wright and Friends at both the 9:30 and 11:00 AM services.

Our Youth Ministry is held at 11:00. We are an interfaith community committed to awakening humanity to its spiritual magnificence and our vision is “Celebrating Our Oneness In Spirit.” We are at 119 Florence Avenue in Grass Valley.

For more information, visit www.sierracenter.org or call our office at (530) 274-1018.

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Join us for our Contemplative Worship Service at 8:45 a.m. This service includes candlelight, chants and song, silent prayer time, scripture and story. Our traditional service at 10:30 a.m. includes the Sunday message, choir, special music, caring and sharing time. Coffee fellowship follows. Communion is served every first Sunday at both services. Sunday School is held during the 8:45 a.m. service for ages 3 to 12, with chimes and drama 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. Child care for all ages is 8:30 a.m. until noon. Bible studies are held during the 8:45 a.m. service; Mondays at 1:30 p.m.; and Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Homework Heaven (our youth tutoring program), meets each Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Worship for young families (WOW), will meet on Wednesday, October 10 at 5 p.m. with a potluck supper. A worship service will follow. Our annual all Church Conference will be held on Sunday, October 14 at 11:30 a.m. in Wesley Hall.

For more information, call (530) 272-1946.

Peace Lutheran Church

Join us Sunday on this 19th Sunday after Pentecost at either of our traditional worship services at 8 or 11 a.m. or at our new blended service at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Richard O. Johnson will preside at the traditional services with Paul Perry at the organ bench while our blended service will be led by Pastor Virginia Ward and Anne Vaaler. Peace’s choir will sing at the 8 a.m. service. Also at 9:30, Pastor Johnson leads an adult Bible study on the Minor Prophets. We’re located at 828 W. Main Street in Grass Valley. For more information call (530) 273- 9631 or visit www.peacelutherangv.org.

Christian Science Church

Come visit our beautiful church in the woods at 375 Crown Point Circle. Church services and Sunday School meet at 10:00 a.m. The lesson sermon for this week is “Are Sin, Disease and Death Real?” Wednesday evening testimonial meetings take place at 7:30 where participants, in an informal way , share how the study of Christian Science has helped them overcome many adversities. Telephone number is 273-9452. All are welcome and child care is lovingly provided. In downtown Grass Valley at 147 Mill Street, the church maintains a Reading Room and Bookstore that is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop in for a quiet time to pray, meditate or inquire about the teachings of Christian Science.

For further information call: 273-0790.

New Covenant Baptist Church

Come and join us this Sunday as we finish our journey through ‘The Story’ with “Return of the King.”  New Covenant is a great place to be a part of each week at 10:45 on Sunday mornings. Warm fellowship, great music, Biblical preaching, and loving people all make up New Covenant.  We are located at 12582 Squirrel Creek Rd. in Grass Valley. See you on Sunday!

  For more information, visit www.newcovenantbaptistchurch.org.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

The Community Health Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, October 12. There will be over 65 vendors and lots of free screenings and demos.  Low cost flu shots, blood draws and psa testing will be a available.  Join us this Sunday as the Rev. Mike Griffin delivers the message “Come and Follow Me - Part 1.”  Our Services are 9 a.m. traditional, and 10:30 a.m. contemporary, with children’s programs at both times.  Our ankor Youth will gather at 9 a.m. for small group and join us for Worship at 10:30 a.m.  Visit our website at www.sierrapres.com to read our monthly newsletter.  We are located at 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City.

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

First Baptist Church of Nevada City

On Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. worship service, Dr. Ralph Wilson will be speaking on the topic, “The Warm Heart of a Disciple Maker,” from 1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:10. This is his third message in a series on Paul’s letters to the church at Thessalonica. We are also celebrating World Communion Sunday, to celebrate our union with Christians around the world, who partake of the Lord’s Supper in every country. On Wednesday nights at 6:45 p.m., Pastor Ralph is teaching a five-week course entitled, “Discover Your Gifts,” to help Christians figure out how God has equipped them for service. The study includes a survey with results that may surprise you. This historic church’s 10:30 a.m. service offers a blend of familiar hymns and up-to-date praise choruses. You are welcome! First Baptist is your friendly, spiritual home in the Sierra, at 300 Main St. across from the Nevada County Courthouse.

For more information, call (530) 265-4711 or visit www.fbcnevadacity.org.

Twin Cities Church

Sunday October 7, join us as we continue our series “Life Apps: Making Life Work.” The message this week is “The Worry App.” 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.

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.

St. Canice Catholic Church

We are so excited to announce a new Children’s Mass every third Sunday of the month at 9.30 a.m. at St. Canice Roman Catholic Church. The students at our Religious Education Classes were participants in the celebration of the Liturgy of the Mass. They are putting into action all that they are learning at the CCD classes. We welcome all families and newcomers to the area and visitors to our church. Mass schedule: Weekdays at 7.30 a.m.; Saturday Vigil at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday services at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. We are at 317 Washington Street in Nevada City.

For more information, visit www.stcanice.com or call (530) 265-2049.

Grass Valley AM AGLOW

We are a local chapter of Aglow International, meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:45 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 @ Nevada County Board of Realtors. Babysitting off site is available by making reservations in advance with Jamie Bartsch at 272-6056.

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. In the month of September, we will be meeting at Livingwell Medical Clinic, 113 Presley Way Suite 4, 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 Sierra Ministries International at (530) 478-1478 or visit ww.healingroomsnc.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.


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