Religion Briefs, June 13, 2014 |

Religion Briefs, June 13, 2014

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Growing in our relationship with the Lord is vital to our spiritual health. Join us this week as Pastor Mark closes his series "Under Construction" with a message entitled "Get a Spiritual Check-up." 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 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

KIDS SportsCamp will be held July 14-18, from 8:45 am – 12:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Grass Valley at 1866 Ridge Rd. Children will choose to participate in baseball, basketball, flag football or cheerleading. The camp will also include Bible stories, snacks, and scrimmages on Friday, as well as a Family Day barbecue and Awards Ceremony. For more info go to: or call 530-273-7301. Cost is $20 per child, which includes a T-shirt and family day lunch.

Unity in the Gold Country

Join us this Sunday when Rev. Barbara Walley shares her talk, "Our Fathers House Is Always Open." Music by Kalyani. 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. Our Children's Summer Camp, "Around The World In Three Days," will be 9 a.m. to noon on June 18, 19, and 20.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Join us Sunday when Liora Malicdem, associate professor of Religious Studies, CSU Bakersfield, will speak on 'The Wonder of Wondering Together" a Unitarian Universalist Perspective. 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

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 June 16, Mountain Stream teacher Heather Sundberg 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. Information: or 530-265-6111. Follow Mountain Stream on Facebook.

Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church

Ever hear the phrase "ancient church," "old church" or "original church?" Ever wondered exactly who they are referring to? Well, the church they are referring to is still very much alive and beating today. For Christ's Church will never die … it has always been, it is today, and it always will be. The Orthodox Church, since 33 AD.

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

Vespers: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

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

Nevada City United Methodist Church

At the historic Nevada City United Methodist Church, services 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. 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 p.m.; or on our website: We look forward to seeing you here!

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and Rev. Lani Howard on Sunday morning. Her Inspirational talk is titled "Lightening the Load." Enjoy the live and uplifting music of Jeff Wright 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 or call 530-274-1018.

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.

Wednesdays: 7 to 9 p.m.: Equippers Classes , New Teachings, and Series continually. Next sabbatical June 11

Thursdays at 9: 45 a.m.: Women's Bible Study Lunch first Thursday of each month. (no class second Thurs. of each month). Summer break until September.

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

Saturdays, 5 p.m.: Corporate Prayer.

June 29 : 7 to 9 p.m., IHOP.

July 25 through 27: "Prophetic Invasion," guest speaker Prophet John Harke.

CI CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE: November 14, 15, 16.

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

Twin Cities Church

Join us as we continue our series, "The Good Life." The message this week is "Developing Manly Friendships." 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. Beginning Sunday, June 15, the summer service times will be 9 and 10:45 a.m. High school students will begin meeting at 9 a.m. and junior high students will meet at 10:45. a.m.

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

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Our Services are at 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary. On Sundays, we offer 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 June are "The Torah" at 9 a.m. with Jim Line and "Francis Chan's Holy Spirit Series" at 10:30 a.m. with Jeff Patton. 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.

Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church

Worship Schedule

June 14 – Pastor Jeff Richards, Community: Children of the Father.

June 21 – Pastor Jeff Richards, Community: Role of Children and Parents.

June 28 – Pastor Tim McMillen, Communion service (picnic lunch in the park following the service).

Wilderness Escape Vacation Bible School will be held June 16 through 20, for children in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade. Register online at or call 530-477-5017.

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

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sundays with our Pastor Alison Berry! Lectionary Studies/most Fridays at 10 a.m. with Pastor Alison. We have a very active Scouting Program: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts.

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

United Methodist Men: Second Saturday Monthly at 8 a.m. (next meeting June 14).

"Hilltop Kids" Sunday School at 9 a.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.

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

Christian Science Church/Reading Room and Bookstore

Tuesdays: Stop by to visit our weekly live audio chats, including Q&A, with a professional healer on current topics. Deepen your understanding of the power of the Christ. Join us from 11 a.m. to noon at 147 Mill St. (our bookstore for spiritual resources). Visit for further information.

Wednesdays: Join our open Wednesday Meetings for sharing about healing from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. After hearing verses from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy on a theme, participants are invited to share personal examples of Christian healing and gratitude for God's care. The meeting is followed by greeting and fellowship.

Sundays: Stop by any Sunday at 10 a.m. to visit our weekly worship service centered on a sermon directly from the Bible and Science and Health. A Sunday School is held at the same time where students up to the age of 20 learn all about the Bible and how to apply its timeless spiritual lessons in their lives (childcare is provided).

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. There is a Sunday bible study during our for service. All are welcome.

Watch for information this month about our Vacation Bible School which will be held in July. Please call the church office at 530-272-1946 further information.

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

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 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.