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Religion Briefs, Feb. 22, 2013

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.

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.

Combie Bible Church

The Art of Marriage, a presentation of FamilyLife Ministries, is being presented at Combie Bible Church. This is a new video-based marriage conference built on the same biblically based content as the Weekend to Remember Getaway that FamilyLife presents. The Art of Marriage brings together some of the most respected and influential pastors and experts on marriage and family to share with you and your spouse. It also brings a fresh approach to a video conference by weaving together the following elements to help couples fully experience God’s design for marriage: expert teaching, engaging stories, real-life testimonies, man-on-the-street interviews and humorous vignettes. The seminar will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday night, February 22 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23. Combie Bible Church is located at 22924 W. Hacienda Dr. by Lake of the Pines. To sign-up or for information please call the office, 530-268-0309, Tuesday through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Cost is $40/couple pre-registered, $50/couple at the door.

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. 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.

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.

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 third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at a private home. Please call 530-713-1131 for location and directions. Everyone who is interested in peace in the Middle East is welcome to join us. The next meeting is Tuesday, February 19, 2013. We will be discussing plans for raising funds for our Maia Project - bringing clean drinking water to a kindergarten in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip. We also maintain a weekly vigil of Women and Men in Black Thursdays from 5:15 to 6 p.m. on the Broad Street bridge in Nevada City. We have signs to share, and all who want the illegal occupation of Palestine by Israel to end are welcome to participate.

Anchored Encouragement

Presenting the teachings of Jesus. We meet at 10 a.m. at Valintina’s Bistro & Bakery the first, second and third Sundays of each month. The bistro is located at 1041 Sutton Way in Grass Valley. For more information, call Carl Jones at 530-263-8050 or visit anchoredencouragement.com.

Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church

We welcomes you to join us each Saturday morning as we focus on the following topics this month:

Feb. 23 - How To Keep The Sabbath (Luke 6:2).

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. Everyone is invited to join our weekly fellowship meals following the Saturday service.

We are located at 12889 Osborne Hill Road in Grass Valley (Just past Union Hill School on Hwy. 174).

Visit our website at www.gvadventist.com or call 530-477-5017.

Twin Cities Church

Join us as we begin our series, “Like Jesus.” The message this week is “Sharing 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.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Join us Sunday for “Worthy of the Human Spirit” by the Rev. Wendy Bartel. Who do we need to be and how do we need to treat one another such that we manifest the world of which we dream where justice prevails, peace guides our days, and love unites us even when we disagree? What do we do when we feel less than worthy or treat someone else as less than worthy? Unitarian Universalism affirms the inherent worth and dignity of every person — do we? We are located at 246 Church St., Grass Valley. Service, child care, religious education at 11 a.m.

For more information, visit www.uugrassvalley.org or call 530-274-1775.

Unity in the Gold Country

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. when Rev. Jerry Farrell, shares his special talk, and then immediately after service leads us in our Annual General Meeting. All are invited to attend. Music by Brenda Boston and jack Wallace. “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 every Monday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Mountain Stream Meditation Center, 710 Zion St., Nevada City. On February 25, community dharma leader Maeve Hassett will lead a silent meditation followed by a talk. Please carpool. Follow Mountain Stream on Facebook.

For more information visit http://www.mtstream.org or call 530-265-6111.

Holy Wisdom, Nevada City

The Orthodox Church is the guardian of the Tradition and the grace-filled gifts of the Early Church. She bears continuous and persistent witness to the truth expressed in this Tradition making it understandable and acceptable. The faith we preserve and confess is both catholic and universal. The Church is called to teach its own children as well as those outside of her.

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

Vespers: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 265-4714 or visit http://www.holywisdomnevadacity.org.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sunday, Feb. 24, with our Pastor Alison Berry.

Adult Lenten Study, “The Rising”: Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 10 a.m.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT! Dessert/Potluck, 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 with a Mardi Gras Theme.

Youth Groups every Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Active Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts Troops.

We continue to host Hospitality House on Tuesdays to assist the Homeless.

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

For more information telephone the Church Office at 530-268-6907 and visit http://www.sierrapinesumc.org.

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, February 24, our spiritual leader, Rev. Maggie Buck’s talk title is “Be at Peace!” We are temporarily located during repainting at 320A E Avenue, Auburn.

For more information, visit http://www.FCSLiving.org or call 530-823-6986.

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and Rev. Lani Howard. Her inspirational talk is titled “From Local to Global.” Enjoy the music of Gracie MacKenzie 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 http://www.sierracenter.org or call 530-274-1018.

New Covenant Baptist Church

Come and join us this Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m. as we celebrate together. This Sunday is Friend Day. A great day to bring friends with you to church. It will be a unique service followed by a potluck for all to share in. New Covenant is a great place to be a part of each week at 10:45 a.m. 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 http://www.newcovenantbaptistchurch.org.

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Have you recently felt like you were just going through the motions of life? Have you wished for a deeper understanding and relationship with God? You won’t want to miss Pastor Mark’s new sermon series titled “Fire in the Bones.” This week he will be preaching a sermon entitled “Let’s Get Personal.” 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 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 273-7301 or visit http://www.firstbaptistgv.com.

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship Church

We bring to your attention some changes at our church, Solid Rock. After 12 years of faithful service, Pastor James Edwards has retired. Pastor Mark O’Connell is presently leading the congregation and is teaching biblical truths that are relevant to these days. Please join us at 11665 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley. Our Sunday services start at 10 a.m. and bible study is from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

For more information, visit 530-432-1964.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

This week will be the second Sunday in Lent and the Gospel is from Luke 13:31-35. Pastor Charles Smith will be leading worship at both the 9 a.m.

traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary services. Sunday School is during the 10:30 service with loving child care all morning. Junior and senior

youth groups will be downstairs in the Joseph Room at 10 a.m. with a light cereal breakfast and short bible study before the group joins the 10:30 a.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.

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