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Religion Briefs, Oct. 11, 2013

Twin Cities Church

Join us Sunday as we begin our series “PRAYER Changes Things.” The message this week is “Prayer Changes Hearts.”

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

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Join us Sunday for this multigenerational, multi-species service, “Animal Blessing” with the Rev. Meghan Cefalu. The service will be held at 11 a.m. at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley. Bring your pets or photos of shy pets, to be blessed in the style of St. Francis of Assisi. Pass-the-plate collection will benefit Sammie’s Friends. We are a GLBT welcoming congregation. For more information, call 530-274-1675 or visit

Unity in the Gold Country

Join us this Sunday when, Licensed Unity Teacher Patricia Haller continues our seven week study program on the book by Deepak Chopra, “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success.” The second week is “The Law of Giving and Receiving.” Music by Steve Wallace. We are located at 180 Cambridge Ct., Grass Valley, off Whispering Pines Lane, across from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply. We are holding a Positive Parenting Class each Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. The Men’s Group beings their new book, “Proof of Heaven” at 10 a.m. on October 8. “Living ACIM” with Jon Mundy at 7 p.m. on October 24.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sunday, October 13, with our Pastor Alison Berry!:

October 12, 9 to 3 pm: Women’s retreat, “Is Clutter Taking Over?”

Adult Bible Study: “The Gospel According to Jesus” at Wednesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Bible Study based on the Weekly Lectionary: Fridays at 10 a.m.

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

United Methodist Women:2nd Wednesday monthly at 10:30 a.m.

We have a very active Scouting program!

WE have two services. 9 a.m. Contemporary Service and 10:30 a.m. Traditional Service.

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). “Hilltop Kids” : Sunday School at 9 a.m.

For more information call 530-268-6907 and visit our website at

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Grass Valley’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church has added an additional Sunday morning service:

7:30 a.m. – Rite I Holy Communion with no music.

9 a.m. – Rite II Holy Communion with music and Nursery

10:30 a.m. – Rite II Holy Communion with organ/choir, Nursery, and Sunday school.

Coffee and fellowship in Buck Hall follow each service.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 235 S. Church St., Grass Valley.

For more information, call 530-273-7876, email or visit

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. Please carpool.

On October 14, Mountain Stream guiding teacher John Travis will lead a silent meditation followed by a talk.

On October 12 and 13, Marv Treiger will teach two day-long workshops in Nevada City:

Saturday: “Breath and Portals to Awareness.”

Sunday: “Space and Awareness of Space.”


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. and on the first Sunday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a potluck.

Information: or 530-265-6111. Follow Mountain Stream on Facebook.

Holy Wisdom Nevada City

Why should I come to the Orthodox Church? Why should you go to work or school, “for that matter”? It is totally natural! As a child of God you must worship him in some way, somehow. This is a scriptural teaching. The Orthodox Church offers the most meaningful and rich expression of faith and worship there is! Why settle for less?

Divine Liturgy: Sundays 9:30 a.m.

Vespers: Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.

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

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

“Love lasts for a Lifetime” series is continuing this week! Pastor Mark will encourage us as we are “Waiting on God” to bring the right relationships into our life. 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 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. 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:

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

Thursdays at 9:45 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study. Series, “How to hear from God.”

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

Saturdays, 5 p.m.: Corporate Prayer.

Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m.: Equippers Classes, “New Series God’s Economy.”

Oct. 13: 7 to 9 p.m., IHOP.

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

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. Penny’s Diner is located at 2072 Nevada City Highway in the B&C Fowler Center in Grass Valley.

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

EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts

Women’s Transformational Dreams and Healing Group every Tuesday at 6 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Nanci Shanderá. Additional weekend workshops: “Embodying Your Wise Woman” for women 50+; Spiritual counseling for women; email for detailed flyers.

For more information and other events, visit or email The EarthSpirit Center can also be found on Facebook.

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

PIWG advocates 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. a private home.

Please call 530-713-1131 for location and directions. We also maintain a weekly vigil of Women and Men in Black Thursdays, 5:15 to 6 p.m. on the Broad Street bridge in Nevada City.

Anchored Encouragement

Presenting the teachings of Jesus. We meet at 10 a.m. at Valentina’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

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. We will be meeting at Women of Worth at Nevada County Contractors Association building, 149 Crown Point Ct. in Grass Valley.

Grass Valley AM AGLOW

We are a local chapter of Aglow International, meets the second Tuesday of every month from 9:45 a.m. to noon at 336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley. At the Oct. 8 meeting, our speaker will be Laura Duncan, ministering on the “Power of the Promises of God” and sharing the book she co-authored with her late husband Jeff.

Take Brunswick Road to Whispering Pines Lane, left on Crown Point Circle and then right at Nevada County Board of Realtors. Babysitting off site is available by making reservations in advance with Jamie Bartsch at 530-272-6056.

The Healing Rooms of Nevada County

Need healing? Physical or emotional? The Healing Rooms of Nevada County 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 first and third 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 530-478-1478 or visit

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sunday mornings at 8:45 for our Contemplative service or 10:30 a.m. for our Traditional service. Coffee will be available in between services as well as after the Traditional service. 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 8:30 a.m. until noon.

Homework Heaven meets each Wed. at 3:30 p.m. Worshiper starting at 5 p.m. followed by a worship service. Our young people will be conducting a car wash in the church parking lot this coming Sunday, during the worship service. Proceeds will go to children in poverty overseas.

Please call the church office at 530-272-1946 for further information.

Christian Science Church

“Are Sin, Disease and Death Real?” is the subject for this week’s Bible lesson sermon on Oct. 13; “Doctrine of Atonement” on Oct. 20; and “Probation After Death” on Oct. 27. Services and Sunday School meet at 10 a.m.

Every Wednesday evening at 7:30, a testimonial meeting is held. This is a time for sharing of progress and healing through the study of Christian Science. The church is located at 375 Crown Point Circle in Whispering Pines. For more information, call 530-273-9452. All are welcome and child care is provided.

A reading room and Bookstore at 147 Mill Street is provided for the community and offers many volumes and periodicals for study. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For further information, call 530-273-0790.

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.

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Nevada City United Methodist Church

At the historic Nevada City United Methodist Church, special services will be held this 21st Sunday after Pentecost during our Discipleship Drive, with traditional worship at 9, and contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. — childcare is available. Join us for coffee and fellowship in Fellowship Hall following both services. Adult bible study on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Adult book study Tuesday evenings at 7 p.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, Fridays at 6:30 p.m., or Sundays at 7:30 a.m.; or on our website: We look forward to seeing you here!

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and Rev. Madalyn Wade Sunday morning. Her Inspirational talk is titled “Making Love the Bottom Line.” Enjoy the live, uplifting music of Billy Bensing and Kellie Garmire at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. We also offer a mid-week meditative service on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

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. 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.

Christian Science Reading Room

“For a stable marriage,” is the topic for Tuesdays Audio Chat. Marriage should be a source of affection, tenderness, mutual appreciation, support, friendship, and love. To further explore some of the key spiritual ingredients of a successful, stable marriage, join the chat, and bring your questions. The speaker is Jenny Lobl, CSB, of London, England. The time is 11 a.m. to noon at 147 Mill Street. All are welcome.

Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church

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.

Save the date: Pathfinder fundraiser Fiesta Dinner & Raffle, Oct. 20, call the church office for details.

We are located at 12889 Osborne Hill Road in Grass Valley (Just past Union Hill School on Hwy. 174). Visit our website at or call 530-477-5017.

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