Religion Briefs, March 28, 2014
March 27, 2014
Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church
Join us March 29 with Pastor Jeff Richards, Jesus’ Last Week: The Last Supper.
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.
Sierra Pines United Methodist Church
Please join us on Sundays with our Pastor Alison Berry!
Special Lenten Services: Soup Supper and Stations of the Cross on Fridays, including today, as well as April 4 and 11 at 5:30 p.m.
Good Friday Service: 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday: 6:30 a.m. Sunrise Service followed by breakfast by United Methodist Men.
Adult Study: “Speaking Christian” :Wednesdays 7 to 8:30 p.m.
“This Week’s Lectionary” Fridays at 10 a.m. with Pastor Alison.
Depression/Grief Support Group Wednesdays 6 to 7 p.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 rraditional at 10:30 a.m. “Hilltop Kids” Sunday School at 9 a.m.
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, “Becoming Beloved Community.” Enjoy the uplifting music of SharonJoy Jahoda and the Sierra Center All-Stars 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
Continuing in our series “Under Construction” Pastor Mark share on “The Grace of Giving”. Looking at the text from 2 Corinthians 8:1-15, we will learn that joyous giving starts with the giving our ourselves to the Lord.
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 for more information.
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 http://www.healingroomsnc.com.
Pray Nevada County
We seek 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.
In the month of April, we will be at Sierra Presbyterian Church, 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City. For more information or directions, call the scheduling secretary at 530-432-0458 or Sierra Ministries International at 530-478-1478.
Holy Wisdom, Nevada City
Orthodox life centers around the Resurrection. Great Lent is a “workshop” where the character of the believer is spiritually uplifted and strengthened; where his life is rededicated to the principles and ideals of the Gospel; where fasting and prayer culminate in deep conviction of life; where apathy and disinterest turn into vigorous activities of faith and good works.
Divine Liturgy: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Presanctified Liturgy: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
For more information, call 530-265-4714 or visit http://www.holywisdomnevadacity.org.
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 March 31 guiding teacher John Travis will lead a silent meditation followed by a talk.
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.
John Travis will teach a day long retreat in Nevada City from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, visit http://www.mtstream.org or call 530-265-6111. Follow Mountain Stream on Facebook.
Twin Cities Church
Join us for our series “Famous Last Words.” The message this week is “Vulnerability.” 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.
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 http://www.twincitieschurch.com.
For more information visit our website or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/twincitieschurch, or call us at 530-273-6425.
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.
Wednesday’s : 7 to 9 p.m.: Equippers Classes , New Teachings, and Series continually.
Thursdays at 9: 45 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study. “Stepping Up” by Beth Moore. Lunch first Thursday of each month. No woman’s bible study the second Thursday of each month.
Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m.: Culture Revive Youth ages 12 to 18.
Saturdays, 5 p.m.: Corporate Prayer.
Fri. March 28 at 7 p.m.; Sat. Mar 29 at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., “Prayer & Personal
Prophesy;” Sunday, March 30 at 10 a.m.,Special Outpouring Meetings.
Apostle Brad Kuechler, Pastor and Personal Trainer from Rock Church, San Pedro, Calif. Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
March 30: Special prayer for healings, 10 a.m.
April 6: 7 to 9 p.m., IHOP.
CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE: November 14, 15, 16
For more information, visit http://www.word-a-live.org or call 530-432-9155.
Unity in the Gold Country
Join us this Sunday when Licensed Unity Teacher, Patricia Haller, shares her talk, “Heart Centered Metaphysics.” Music by Billy Bensing and Kellie Garmire. 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” begins at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at the Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Christian Science Church.
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). Visit http://christiansciencegrassvalley.org for further information.
Nevada City United Methodist Church
At our historic church, services this third Sunday in Lent will 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. Adult Bible study on Tuesdays at 10 a.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, Sundays at 7:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and Fridays at 6 p.m.; or on our website http://www.nevadacitymethodist.com. We look forward to seeing you here!
EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts
Rev. Dr. Nanci Shanderá
Women’s Mystery School, Wednesdays at 6 p.m.; monthly classes in Transformational Healing of Spirit, Mind, and Body; Dreams; Elderhood Wisdom; Ritual in our Stone Circle; ongoing Healing group for those dealing with cancer at SNMH hospital (email for detailed flyer); spiritual counseling for women. Check website and EarthSpirit Center on Facebook for event schedule, online classes, and Dr. Nanci’s books.
Grace Lutheran Church
We invite you to join us for our Midweek Lenten Services, which began on Ash Wednesday. Lenten Services continue on the following four consecutive Wednesdays, at noon and 6 p.m., with a soup supper directly following the evening service each week. April 2 is “The Raising of the Saints,” and April 9 is “The Faith of the Roman Soldier.”
Grace Lutheran Church is located at 1979 Ridge Road, between the racquet club and Nevada Union High School.
If you need any further information, please phone the church office at 530-273-7043.
Sierra Presbyterian Church
Join us on Sundays in March as Rev. Mike Griffin’s begins a new series entitled “Because of the Resurrection, We Can…” 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., and ankor youth meet at 10:15 a.m. Our Adult Sunday School classes during 9 and 10:30 a.m. are always very informative and fun. We are located at 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City. Phone 530-265-3291 for more information.
Visit our website at http://www.sierrapres.com, to listen to past sermons and read our monthly Newsletter online.
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. 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. There will be a video based Lenten series, “Making Sense of God’s Will” with Rev. Tana on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. All are welcome.
Feel free to call the church office at 530-272-1946 for further information.
St. Canice, Nevada City
The Roman Catholic Church liturgical year consists of two times: Strong time and Ordinary time. The strong times are “ Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter” during which a particular mystery of salvation is celebrated. Ordinary Time, in turn, does not hold any particular mystery, but rather the same mystery of CHRIST in its fullness. St. Canice is observing Lent, which is the traditional purpose for the believer through prayer, penance, repentance, almsgiving, and self-denial for its institutional purpose in heightening its annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the death, burial and Resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the events of the Bible when Jesus is crucified on Good Friday, which then culminates in the celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. During Lent the Stations of the Cross, a devotional commemoration of Christ’s carrying the Cross and of his execution, will be observed at our Parish of St. Canice, Nevada City, on each Friday at noon. Lent is traditionally described as lasting for 40 days, in commemoration of the 40 days which, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus spent fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, where he endured temptation by the Devil. The beginning of Lent began Ash Wednesday March 5. Please come to observe with us in this the Season of Lent – Daily Masses 7:30 a.m., Saturday 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 8, 9 and 11 a.m.