Religion briefs, April 3, 2015 |

Religion briefs, April 3, 2015

Sierra Presbyterian Church

This Easter Sunday, we will have two beautiful services at 9 a.m.-Traditional and 10:30 a.m.-Contemporary. There will be a fun Easter egg hunt for the kids following the 10:30 a.m. children’s programs. “The STORY” is continuing on Sundays through early May at 9 a.m. Traditional and 10:30 a.m. Contemporary, Adult Sunday School at both hours, and fun and exciting Children’s Sunday School Classes at 10:30 am. We offer two book clubs on The STORY- Mondays at Eskaton at 1:30 p.m. and here at Sierra Pres on Tuesday Evenings at 6:30 p.m.. Please check our website for more information and read our monthly newsletter “The SIERRA Story” at, like us on Facebook to get all the news. 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City, (530) 265-3291.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

Celebrate Easter this Sunday at the historic Nevada City United Methodist Church! We will have 3 services – 7 a.m. Sunrise service on the church steps, 9 a.m. traditional with communion and 10:30 a.m. non-traditional with communion. Sunday School begins at 10:00 a.m. Fellowship begins at 7:30 a.m. and continues all morning. Childcare is available in our nursery. Recordings of services are on NCTV Comcast Channel 11- Sundays at 7:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and Fridays at 6:00 p.m.; or on our website: We look forward to seeing you here!

Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens

Easter Sunrise Service at the Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens 16343 Auburn Rd Grass Valley California 530-272-1363 at 7 a.m. service preformed by Pastor Larry Koen from the Liberty Bible Church in Yuba City, as he is generously donating his time to be with us. We invite all who are interested in attending. Refreshments will be available. We look forward to seeing everyone.

Trinity Episcopal Church

Easter is often called the “Super Bowl of church attendance.” Just like on Super Bowl Sunday, when people who seldom watch football games faithfully watch that one, Easter Sunday is when many who seldom attend church attend. There is no better place to go for Superbowl Church Sunday than Trinity Church, where Easter will be a celebration of sight, sounds and smells. While the 8:00 a.m. and the 9:30 a.m. are for those who prefer less pomp and circumstance, the 10:30 a.m. service pulls out all the stops in its celebration of Easter. This pageantry of praise will begin with handbells heralding in the procession of the celebrants, led by the Cross. With the waft of incense in the air, the cantor’s chant will begin the liturgy. Then the renown Trinity choir and resonant pipe organ will join with the congregation in musical adoration of the risen Christ. Father Christopher Seal will be the officiant and Father Brad Helmuth will give the homily for that service. Afterwards, there will an Easter egg hunt on the grounds for the children, a pleasure for the children and all who watch. All are always warmly welcomed at Trinity Church, especially on this wondrous Sunday. Be there a little early to have a seat on the 50 yard line for the 10:30 a.m. kick-off!

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 p.m. to 9 p.m.: “A-Live! Recovery,” Learning to be free from life-controlling behaviors.

Wednesdays: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Equippers Classes, new teachings, and series continually.

Thursdays, 9:45 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study Lunch first Thursday of each month (no class the second Thursday of each month).

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

Saturdays, 5 p.m.: Corporate Prayer.

April 12: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., IHOP.

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

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

We have services at both 9:45 and 11:30 a.m. on Sundays. Religious Education at 11:30 a.m. 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

Grace Lutheran Church

Reformation activities are gearing up at Grace Lutheran Church, located, at 1979 Ridge Road in Grass Valley. We will be celebrating the 497th anniversary of the Reformation this year with two Sunday celebrations. For more information feel free to call Grace Lutheran Church at 530-273-7043 or check out

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Contemplative service at 8:45 a.m. followed by traditional service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School at 8:45 a.m. followed by chimes and drama 9:45 a.m. to noon. Child care for all ages 8:30 a.m. to noon. Homework Heaven Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. Worship for young families (WOW),

Sunday, April 5 Easter 9 a.m. free breakfast for all; 9:15 a.m. Easter egg hunt, traditional service at 10 a.m.

Please call the Church Office at 530- 530-272-1946 for more information.

New Covenant Baptist Church

Our church is a great place to be a part of each week at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Warm fellowship, great music, Biblical preaching, and loving people all make up New Covenant. There are Bible studies for all ages beginning at 9:15 a.m. following by our worship celebration at 10:45 a.m. For more information check out our website at We are located at 12582 Squirrel Creek Rd. in Grass Valley. See you on Sunday!

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Enjoy the live, uplifting music of the Sierra Center Music Team 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.

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.

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 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is no fee and no appointment is necessary. Also, Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. healing ministry is available by appointment only. For more information call Sierra Ministries International 530-478-1478 or visit

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

Mountain Stream Meditation Center

Our Buddhist Insight Meditation group meets every Monday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Zion Street Dharma Center, 710 Zion St., Nevada City. Please carpool.

Our group also meets at the Zion Street Center on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. The first Wednesday of every month is Video Night. All other Wednesdays, a spiritual friends, or Kalyana Mitta, group meets. A Kalyana Mitta group brings members of the dharma community together to focus on Buddhist teachings, meditation and sharing experiences in a friendly, supportive way. This one-hour meeting is free and open to all levels of meditation practitioners. It is facilitated by Bruce Pardoe and Marcia Craighead.

For further information, visit or call 530-265-6111. Follow Mountain Stream on Facebook.

Holy Wisdom, Nevada City

The purpose of Great Lent is to prepare the faithful to not only commemorate, but to enter into the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus.

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

Vespers: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

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

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