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Religion Briefs, Nov. 23, 2012

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Join us Sunday for “That Which Transcends Me: A Tapestry of Faith.”

Continuing with our Tapestry of Faith series, three of our members/friends will share their individual perspectives on ‘That Which Transcends Me.” It is bound to be inspiring to all who are seekers. The UUCM Choir will sing. Service, childcare and religious education at 11 a.m. We are located at 246 Church St. in Grass Valley.

For more information, call (530) 274-1675 or visit

Holy Wisdom, Nevada City

The Orthodox Church is premodern, since the modern world has not served up a wide array of dependable answers. Looking for beauty? Looking for a life that can give some degree of stability and peace, while helping you face the realities of the world around them? Come home to Orthodoxy!

Divine Liturgy: Sundays 9:30 a.m.

Vespers: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

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

First Baptist Church of Nevada City

On Sunday during the 10:30 am worship service, a pulpit guest, Rev. David Rowe, will be preaching on “Hope that Endures” from Jeremiah 29:10-14 and Romans 15:13. This historic church’s 10:30 am service offers a blend of familiar hymns and up-to-date praise choruses. You are -welcome! First Baptist is your friendly, spiritual home in the Sierra, at 300 Main St. across from the Nevada County Courthouse.

Call (530) 265-4711 or visit for more information.

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. 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 November, we will be meeting at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Church Street, Grass Valley.

For more information or directions, call the scheduling secretary at (530) 432-0458 or Sierra Ministries International at (530) 478-1478.

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 @ Nevada County Board of Realtors.

Baby-sitting off site is available by making reservations in advance with Jamie Bartsch at (530) 272-6056.

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 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 (530) 478-1478 or visit

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

We advocate for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel. We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Peace Center of Nevada County, 216 B Main Street, Nevada City. PIWG sponsors the Women and Men in Black vigil Thursdays, 5:15 to 6 p.m. on the Broad Street bridge in Nevada City. We vigil to in support of the Women in Black in Israel, who founded the movement in 1988. All who support human rights and justice for all in Palestine and Israel are welcome to join the vigil. Bring a sign or use one of ours.

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and the Rev. Lani Howard. Her inspirational talk is titled “Evolving Always.” Enjoy the uplifting music of Gracie MacKenzie and friends at both the 9:30 and 11a.m. services.

Our Youth Ministry is held at 11 a.m. We are an interfaith community committed to awakening humanity to its spiritual magnificence and our vision is “Celebrating Our Oneness In Spirit.” We are at 119 Florence Avenue in Grass Valley.

For more information or for a parking map, visit or call (530) 274-1018.

Twin Cities Church

Join Sunday us as we continue our series “40 Days in the Word: Read for Life.” The message this week is “Understanding How The Bible Speaks To My Life.” 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 the website at

Unity in the Gold Country

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. when licensed Unity teacher, Patricia Haller, shares her talk, “Let’s Celebrate Life!” Music by Brenda Boston and Jack Wallace. “The Way of Mastery” group meets each Monday evening at 7 p.m. Ho’oponopono meditation each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Men’s and Women’s groups meet each Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. ACIM meets each Thursday at 7 p.m. We are located at 180 Cambridge Ct., Grass Valley, opposite Peaceful Valley Farm Supply.

Unity in the Gold Country Spiritual Center is a spiritual community dedicated to expanding consciousness, promising to love and serve all, with enthusiasm, joy and playfulness!

Nevada City United Methodist Church

Join us this last Sunday of the season of Pentecost at the 9 a.m. Traditional or the 10:30 a.m. Contemporary worship service. Pastor Charles Smith will deliver the message at both services. The Gospel reading is from John 18:33-37. Jr. and Sr. High Youth Bible Study takes place at 10 a.m. in our Joseph Room. Children’s Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m. during the contemporary service with loving childcare all morning. Fellowship follows both services downstairs in the Fellowship Hall. You can go to Comcast Channel 11 on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. or Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. to view one of our services, or visit our web page at

Mountain Stream Meditation Center

Our Buddhist Insight Meditation group meets Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Wild Mountain Yoga Center, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City. On November 26, Mountain Stream teacher Heather Sundberg will lead a period of silent meditation followed by a talk. Mountain Stream can also be found on Facebook.

For more information visit or call (530) 272-6425.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sunday, November 25 with our Pastor Alison Berry! Youth Group on Sunday at 4 p.m. Adult Study: Teresa Avila, on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. United Methodist Women: Second Wednesday monthly at 10:30 a.m.

United Methodist Men: First Saturday monthly at 8 a.m. We continue to host Hospitality House on Tuesdays to assist the Homeless. Our contemporary service is at 9 and our traditional service is at 10:30 a.m. Junior High and High School Ages Youth Groups are Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. Sierra Pines United Methodist Church is located at 22559 Hacienda Drive in Grass Valley (near Lake of the Pines). “Hilltop Kids” Sunday School at 9 a.m.

For more information telephone the Church Office at (530) 268-6907 and visit our website at

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.

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. As a welcome break between weekends, these men encourage each other as they wish to encourage you in these trying times.

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

EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts

Rev. Dr. Nanci Shanderá hosts a Women’s Transformational Healing Group held weekly; new Eldership Training for women over 50 starting in January; email for information. Spiritual counseling for women. Visit our website for other events at or email

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

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