Religion Briefs, June 6, 2014 |

Religion Briefs, June 6, 2014

Twin Cities Church

Join us as we continue our series, "The Good Life."  The message this week is "Enduring With Patient Perseverance." 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.

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 7, 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. On June 11, Heather Sundberg will guide the meditation and give a talk.

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For more information, visit  or call 530-65-6111. Follow Mountain Stream on Facebook.

Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church

Many Christians both women and men yearn for a more costly, demanding, life-changing discipleship. Orthodoxy meets that challenge. It is serious. It is difficult. It is demanding. It is about mercy, but it is also about overcoming oneself. It is not simply feel-good Christianity.

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

Vespers: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

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

Unity in the Gold Country

Join us this Sunday when Licensed Unity Teacher,  Patricia Haller, shares her talk, "The Power Of The Spoken Word." Music by Steve 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.  Our Children's Summer Camp, "Around The World In Three Days," will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on June 18, 19, and 20.

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Our reputation is an important factor in our lives, but what do we do when that is called into question.  Join us this week as Pastor Mark shares how Paul responded when his reputation was on trial in a message entitled "When Your Reputation is on Trial."

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

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

 Come celebrate with us and Rev. Madalyn Wade on Sunday morning.  Her Inspirational talk is titled "From Duty to Joy."  Enjoy the live and 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  or call 530-274-1018.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Join us this Pentecost Sunday, June 8, as the Rev. Mike Griffin continues the Series on ACTS.  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.

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 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.


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

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Evan Junker, executive director of the UU Justice Ministry, will speak at the service and

be available after the service for a discussion exploring how to promote justice in our community and the world.    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

Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church

 Worship Schedule

June 7 – Pastor Jeff Richards, Community: Peace Making Words.

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


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. From 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. on the first Monday of every month, we offer introductory instructions for anyone new to Mountain Stream or Insight Meditation.

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.

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

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!

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. "Doing the works of Jesus and greater works," is the topic for this coming Tuesday. 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.

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