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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




Women’s monthly Transformational Healing Group, Thursday evenings. For information, email drnanci@earthspiritcenter.com. Transformational mentoring also available for women.

For more information and other events, visit http://www.EarthSpiritCenter.com.

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 October 29, guiding teacher John Travis will lead a period of silent meditation followed by a talk. On Nov. 3, John Travis will lead a day-long at a location between Grass Valley and Auburn. For information: ann@mtstream.org.

For more general information visit http://www.mtstream.org or call (530) 272-6425. Mountain Stream can also be found on Facebook.

Holy Wisdom, Nevada City

The Creator of the Universe invites you to join Him in a renewing rest for our souls! Sunday is a day set apart to renew our lives and our faith as we Commune with the Creator of all. This Sunday, make time to worship with us, as we respond to Christ’s invitation to approach His table, and receive His Grace from on High.

Divine liturgy is on Sundays at 9:30 a.m.; Vespers is Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call (530) 265-4714 or visit http://www.holywisdomnevadacity.org.

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Do you know the hurts, habits and hang-ups that you struggle with, in your life? Pastor Mark will be in a new series titled “Life’s Healing Choices.” This week he will be focusing on the importance of “Repairing Relationships.” Traditional service at 9 a.m. features a mix of praise songs and hymns in a traditional setting. 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 at 4:45 to 6 p.m. in the Upper Fellowship Hall. Prayer, Bible Studies, Children’s activities and youth group follow.

For more information, call (530)273-7301 or visit http://www.firstbaptistgv.com.

Foothill Center for Spiritual Living, Auburn

We are a community that values and supports each other in our spiritual awakening. We are committed to practical spirituality for everyday living. All of our activities are grounded in faith, nurtured with love and guided by Spirit. Come celebrate with us on Sunday mornings at 10 am for a 15-minute Silent Meditation followed by the service at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, October 28, our guest speaker, the Rev. Julie Interrante is creating a special celebration called, “Day of the Dead.” We are located at 2945 1st St. in the DeWitt Center, Auburn.

For directions, visit http://www.FCSLiving.org or call (530) 823-6986.

Peace Lutheran Church

Join us on this Reformation Sunday at either of our traditional worship services at 8 or 11 a.m. or at our new blended service at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Richard O. Johnson will preside at the traditional services with Paul Perry at the organ bench while our blended service will be led by Pastor Virginia Ward and Anne Vaaler. Also at 9:30, Pastor Johnson leads an adult Bible study on the Minor Prophets. Peace’s choir will sing at both the 8 and 11 a.m. services. We’re located at 828 W. Main Street in Grass Valley.

For more information call (530) 273- 9631 or visit http://www.peacelutherangv.org.

Twin Cities Church

Join us for our series “40 Days in the Word: Read for Life.” The message this week is “Letting The Bible Change 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 http://www.twincitieschurch.com.

Word-A-Live (WAL) Church:

Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase welcome you to Word-A-Live Church, 10 a.m. Sundays, 10528 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley. Word-A-Live! Is worth the drive! Word-A-Live Offers: Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. “A-Live in Recovery,” learn to be free from life-controlling behaviors; on Thursdays, Women’s Fall Bible Study at 9:45 a.m., “From Glory to Glory” (a Joyce Meyer teaching); Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. Culture Revive Youth ages 12-18 ; Sat. at 5 p.m. is corporate prayer; Equippers Classes Wed. 7 to 9 p.m., “Deliverance From Bad Habits “; IHOP October 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. Special Upcoming Events: C.I. WEST COAST PROPHETIC GATHERING: OCTOBER 25, 26 Prophet Jane Hamon, and C.I. Ministers Breakfast on Saturday.

For more information, call (530) 432-9155 or visit http://www.word-a-live.org.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

This week is the 22nd Sunday after Pentecost. We hope you will join us as Pastor Charles Smith will be leading both the 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary service. Sunday School classes are held during the

10:30 service with loving childcare all morning. Jr. and Sr. High Youth will meet at 10 a.m for a light breakfast and Bible Study before joining the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Fellowship takes place following both services. If you miss our service, one of them is recorded every week and can be seen on NCTV Channel 11 on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. or Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m .or on our website at nevadacitymethodist.com.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sunday, October 28 with our Pastor Alison Berry! Alison will have a special 3 week Sermon series with Guest Speakers:

Crossroads of Faith Oct. 21, 28, Nov. 4.

Examining the 3 Abrahamic Faiths: Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

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.

Junior High and High School Ages: Youth Group on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m.

“Hilltop Kids” Sunday School at 9 a.m.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church is located at 22559 Hacienda Drive in 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 http://www.sierrapinesumc.org.

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and Rev. Lani Howard. Her inspirational talk is titled “Allowing Sufficiency to be Our Experience.” Enjoy the live music of Billy Bensing and Kellie Garmire at both the 9:30 and 11 a.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 our home page at http://www.sierracenter.org or call (530) 274-1018.

Bethel Church, Nevada County

Are you hungry for an encounter with God? Join us at Bethel Church on Sunday morning for a vibrant worship service. Pastor Brian Johnson will be bringing a message titled “Eyes to See & Ears to Hear.” Service begins at 10 a.m. Nursery care and Kids Church are available at the same time. Bethel Church is located at 13010 State Highway 49, Grass Valley.

For information call (530) 273-8475.

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 http://www.FoothillChurch.org/hope_bearers.

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 e_SClBhuman rights and justice for all in Palestine and Israel are welcome to join the vigil. Bring a sign or use one of ours.

St. Canice Catholic Church

We are so excited to announce a new Children’s Mass every third Sunday of the month at 9.30 a.m. at St. Canice Roman Catholic Church. The students at our Religious Education Classes were participants in the celebration of the Liturgy of the Mass. They are putting into action all that they are learning at the CCD classes. We welcome all families and newcomers to the area and visitors to our church. Mass schedule: Weekdays at 7.30 a.m.; Saturday Vigil at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday services at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. We are at 317 Washington Street in Nevada City.

For more information, visit http://www.stcanice.com or call (530) 265-2049.

Grass Valley AM AGLOW

We are a local chapter of Aglow International, meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 9:45 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.

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 September, we will be meeting at Livingwell Medical Clinic, 113 Presley Way Suite 4, Grass Valley.

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 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 Sierra Ministries International at (530) 478-1478 or visit ww.healingroomsnc.com.e_SClB


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