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Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sunday, January 26, with our Pastor Alison Berry!

New Adult Study: “Speaking Christian” beginning on Wednesday, January 29, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

“This Week’s Lectionary” Fridays at 10 a.m. with Pastor Alison

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

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

We have a very active Youth and Scouting program and many adult programs.

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. “Hilltop Kids” Sunday School at 9 a.m. Sierra Pines United Methodist Church is located at 22559 Hacienda Drive in Grass Valley, (near Lake of the Pines).

For more information call 530-268-6907 or visit http://www.sierrapinesumc.org.

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and Rev. Lani Howard Sunday morning. Her Inspirational talk is titled “Applying Our Knowledge.” Enjoy the live, uplifting music of Gracie MacKenzie and Friends 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 http://www.sierracenter.org or call 530-274-1018.

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Forgiveness is vital in every relationship. As Pastor Mark continues his series “Under Construction” we will be “Learning to Forgive” as we look at this week’s passage in 2 Corinthians 2:5-11. 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.

Call 530-273-7301, or visit http://www.firstbaptistgv.com.

Holy Wisdom, Nevada City

Many churches have allowed themselves to become too closely identified with secular society. Contrast this with the Old Testament, where there is the ever present fear of assimilation by pagan neighbors, and a fierce determination to keep Israel separate at all costs. This distinguished Israel from the idolatry around it. Ancient Christianity had and still has prohibitions for the same reasons.

Wednesday Vespers at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call 530-265-4714 or visit http://www.holywisdomnevadacity.org.

Unity in the Gold Country

Join us this Sunday when Rev. Jerry Farrell shares his talk, “Building a New Awareness of One’s Self.” 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. Healing Hand Energetic Clinic is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, January 18.

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 January 27, Mountain Stream will be pleased to host the Tibetan Monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery.

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 http://www.mtstream.org or call 530-265-6111. Follow Mountain Stream on Facebook.

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 anchoredencouragement.com.

Metaphysical discussion group

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

EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts

Rev. Dr. Nanci Shanderá Women’s Mystery School, Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; classes in Transformational Healing of Spirit, Mind, and Body; Dreams; Elderhood Wisdom Training; Alchemy; Shamanism; Ritual in our Stone Circle; ongoing Healing group for those dealing with cancer (at SNMH hospital); monthly Sierra Center for Spiritual Living Women’s Circle.

Spiritual counseling for women; check website and EarthSpirit Center on Facebook for event schedule, online classes, and Dr. Nanci’s books.

For more information, visit http://www.EarthSpiritCenter.com or email drnanci@earthspiritcenter.com.

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.

Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Worship Schedule:

January 25: Pastor Jeff Richards, “My Pastoral Prayer: Christ Dwells in Our Hearts.”

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. 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 http://www.gvadventist.com, or call 530-477-5017 or email gvsda@att.net.

Twin Cities Church

Join us as we begin our new series “RE:NEW.” The message this week is “RE:ENGAGE.” We meet Sundays at 8:00, 9:35, and 11:15. Our Children’s Ministry (birth through 5th grade) has fantastic children’s programming at each of our services.

High School Students meet Sundays at our 9:35 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 7:00 a.m., or you can check out videos of our messages and services at our website – www.twincitieschurch.com.

Find more information visit our website or our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/twincitieschurch, or call us at 530 273 6425.

Curious about Christianity?

Ever wonder what the big deal is about Jesus? Join our study group for four weeks at a private residence. Our first meeting will begin in February. For location and more information, contact Jessica at 530-913-6336.

Word-A-Live (WAL) Church

Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase invite you to Word-A-Live! Church at 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.

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 Class.

For more information, visit http://www.word-a-live.org or call 530-432-9155.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Our services are 9 a.m. Traditional and 10:30 a.m. Contemporary.

Children’s programs, healing prayer and adult Sunday school are also at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Visit our website at http://www.sierrapres.com, to read our newsletter online and like us on our Facebook page. We are located at 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City.

For more information, call 530-265-3291.

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Our Contemplative Service begins at 8:45 a.m. Our Traditional Service begins at 10:30 a.m. Coffee fellowship follows each service.

You are invited to join us for either 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 feel free to call the church office at 530-272-1946 for further information.

St. Canice Roman Catholic Church

Pope Francis on Wednesday called for greater solidarity in the world in his first New Year blessing as pontiff in front of crowds of pilgrims on St. Peter’s Square.

“We all have a responsibility to act so that the world may be a community of brothers who respect each other, who accept their diversity and who take care of one another,” the pope said on Catholic World Peace Day.

The first pope from Latin America said violence and injustice “cannot leave us indifferent or immobile” and said 2014 should bring “a real commitment to build a society with more justice and more solidarity.

Francis was elected in March 2013 following his predecessor Benedict XVI’s momentous resignation — a first for the Catholic Church since the Middle Ages. His down-to-earth style and commitment to reforming the Vatican have raised hopes in the Roman Catholic Church.

Daily Mass at 7:30 a.m. Mon. through Friday; Saturdays at 5:30 p.m.; Sundays at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

We are located on Washington St. in Nevada City.

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

We are a welcoming congregation open to all. UUCM is located at 246 Church Street in Grass Valley (the one with the rainbow flag).

For more information, call 530-274-1675, or visit the website at http://www.uugrassvalley.org.


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