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Religion Briefs, April 25, 2014

Combie Bible Church

We are hosting an Artisan Faire & Boutique from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday May 3, and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 4. There will be jewelry, candles, home decorations, children’s items Pampered Chef products, personal portraits, wood carvings and much, much more!  There will also be a bake sale and raffle along with lunch, refreshments and snacks.  A perfect place to do your Mother’s Day shopping!  Combie Bible Church is located at 229224 W. Hacienda Drive, across from Lake of the Pines.  Admission is free.  For more information please call 530-268-0209 or visit our website at

Christian Science Church

Our church is sponsoring a one-hour talk entitled, “Curing the Incurable” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the Holiday Inn Express in Grass Valley. Explore how to overcome fear and experience permanent cure. How the divine laws of God can heal and save you. Hear healings of anorexia, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and more. Elise Moore is an international speaker and has over 25 years of Christian healing ministry. There is no admission charge. This is our gift to the community. Child Care is provided and parking available. For more information, call 530-273-0790, or visit

Unity in the Gold Country

Join us this Sunday when Rev. Joe Sloan  shares his talk, “Where Is Love?”  Music by Brenda Boston and Jack Wallace. We are located at 180 Cambridge Ct., Grass Valley, off Whispering Pines Lane, across from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply. “The Way of Mastery” is held each Monday at 7 p.m.   The Men’s and Women’s Groups meet each Tuesday at 10 a.m.  “A Course in Miracles” every Thursday at 7 p.m.   Our Children’s Ministry program is held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.  A study of the book “I Am The Word” is every  Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Center.

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 April 28 community dharma leader Maeve Hassett will lead a silent meditation followed by a talk. Please carpool. Our group also meets at the Center for meditation and discussion on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 530-265-6111. Follow Mountain Stream on Facebook.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

At the historic Nevada City United Methodist Church, services this Second Sunday of Easter will begin with traditional worship at 9 a.m. followed by contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m.  Sunday School begins at 10:30 — childcare is available.  Join us for coffee and fellowship in Fellowship Hall following both services.  Adult Bible study on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.  Youth Group on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.  Prayer Shawl Ministry knitting and crocheting on Thursdays at noon.  Recordings of our services can be viewed on NCTV Comcast Channel 11, Sundays at 7:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and Fridays at 6:00 p.m.; or on our website at  We look forward to seeing you here!

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

 Come celebrate with us and Rev. Dr. Kenn Gordon Sunday morning.  His Inspirational talk is titled “Seeing the Christ in All.”  Enjoy the uplifting music of Billy Bensing and Kellie Garmire at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. Families with Children are welcome to join us. Child care is available at the 11 a.m. service. A family room with audio is available if needed at the early service. 

 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  or call 530-274-1018.

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

God’s grace is a gift we must allow to shine out of the abundance of all God has done for us. “Pay it Forward” is the next message Pastor Mark Rindels will be sharing from his series “Under Construction.” Traditional service at 9 a.m. features a mix of praise songs and hymns. Sunday School for adults, youth, children and preschoolers is provided.  Contemporary service at 11 a.m. features upbeat praise music.  Join us Wednesdays for dinner from 4:45 to 6 p.m. in the Upper Fellowship Hall. Prayer, Bible studies, children’s activities and youth group follow. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ based 12-Step program meets in the Lower Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, call 530-273-7301 or visit     

Word-A-Live (WAL) Church:

Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase invite you to Word-A-Live! Church, 10 a.m. Sundays at 10528 Spenceville Road in Penn Valley. Word-A-Live! Is worth the drive! Word-A-Live offers a variety of programs, including:

Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.: “A-Live! Recovery,” Learning to be free from life-controlling behaviors.

Wednesday’s : 7 to 9 p.m.: Equippers Classes, New Teachings, and Series continually. Next sabbatical April 30.

Thursdays at 9: 45 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study : “Stepping Up” by Beth Moore. Lunch first Thursday of each month. No woman’s bible study the second Thursday of each month.

Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m.: Culture Revive Youth ages 12 to 18.;

Saturdays 5 p.m.: Corporate prayer:

April 27, 7 to 9 p.m., IHOP


For more information, visit or call 530-432-9155.

Twin Cities Church

Join us for our series “The Good Life.” The message this week is “Living the Good Life.” We meet Sundays at 8, 9:35, and 11:15 a.m. Our Children’s Ministry (birth through fifth grade) has fantastic children’s programming at each of our services. High school students meet Sundays at our 9:35 a.m. service, and junior high school students meet at our 11:15 a.m. service.

You can listen to past messages on KNCO 830AM on Sunday mornings at 7 a.m., or you can check out videos of our messages and services at

For more information visit our website or our Facebook page at, or call us at 530-273-6425.

Holy Wisdom, Nevada City

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

Presanctified Liturgy: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 530-265-4714 or visit

EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts

Dr. Nanci Shanderá

Monthly Saturdays: Transformational Group; Tuesdays: Transformational Wholeness for women with cancer at SNMH; Wednesdays: women’s Mystery School; individual spiritual mentoring. See website and Facebook or email for details on all events, Dr. Nanci’s books, classes. For more information, visit or email

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sundays with our Pastor Alison Berry!

Adult Study: “Speaking Christian” on Wednesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m.

“United Methodist Men: First Saturday Monthly at 8 a.m.

Depression/Grief Support Group Wednesdays 6 to 7 p.m.

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

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church is located at 22559 Hacienda Drive, Grass Valley (near Lake of the Pines) and offers two services: Contemporary at 9 a.m. and traditional at 10:30 a.m. “Hilltop Kids” Sunday School at 9 a.m.

For more information call 530-268-6907 or visit

Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church

Join us on April 26 with Pastor Tim McMillen.

Saturday worship times: adult/youth/children Bible classes from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., morning worship service: 10:40 a.m. to noon. Services are also held in Spanish in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited to join our weekly fellowship meals following the Saturday service. Women’s Ministry Community Service Day, Sunday, April 13, 1 to 4 p.m. Youth Group will meet on Friday, April 11 and Friday, April 25. Pathfinder and Adventure Children’s clubs meet each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at Echo Ridge Christian School. We are located at 12889 Osborne Hill Road in Grass Valley (Just past Union Hill School on Hwy. 174). Visit our website at, 530-77-5017, or email

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Our Contemplative Service Begins at 8:45 a.m. followed by our Traditional Service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee fellowship follows each service. Sunday School is held during the 8:45 service for ages 3 to 12 with chimes and drama 9:45 to 10:30. Child care for all ages 8:30 until noon.

Please call the church office at 530-1946 for further information.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Our services are 9 a.m., traditional and 10:30 a.m., contemporary. The Good Friday Community Service will be here at noon, with Rev. Dan Prout delivering the Message and community band members and singers leading us in worship. On Good Friday evening, we will have parent’s time out free childcare for 2 to 12 year olds from 5 to 8 p.m. Please RSVP for free childcare.

On Sundays, we have children’s programs, healing prayer and adult Sunday school at 9 and 10:30 a.m., and ankor Youth meet at 10:15 a.m. Our Adult Sunday School classes during 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. are always very informative and fun. Visit our website at, to find out more information, listen to past sermons and read our monthly Newsletter online. We are located at 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City. Phone 530-265-3291.

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 the first and third Thursdays of each month, 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 530-478-1478 or visit

Pray Nevada County

We seek 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 April, we will be at Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City.

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

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