Religion Briefs: Hope Bearers, PIWG, St. Canice  |

Religion Briefs: Hope Bearers, PIWG, St. Canice 

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

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.

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 or call (530) 265-2049.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

The Community Health Fair is today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be over 65 vendors and lots of free screenings and demos. Low cost flu shots, great door prizes and lots of useful information will be a available. We also want you to join us this Sunday as Rev. Mike Griffin delivers the message “Come and Follow Me – Part 2”. Our Services are 9 a.m. Traditional and 10:30 a.m. Contemporary, with Children’s Programs at both times. Our ankor Youth will gather at 9 a.m. for small group and join us for Worship at 10:30 a.m. Visit our website to find out more information and to read our monthly newsletter. We are located at 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City, (530) 265-3291.

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

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sunday, October 14 with our Pastor Alison Berry for one Service at 10 a.m. Alison will have a special three week sermon series: Crossroads of Faith on 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 Men: 1st Saturday monthly at 8 a.m.

United Methodist Women: 2nd Wednesday monthly at 10:30 am.

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 in Grass Valley

(near Lake of the Pines).

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

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.

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

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.

Twin Cities Church

Sunday October 14, join us for our series “40 Days in the Word: Read for Life.” The message this week is “Embracing the Bible for 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

Peace Lutheran Church

Join us Sunday on this 20th Sunday after Pentecost at either of our traditional worship services at 8 or 11 a.m. or at our new blended service at 9:30 a.m. Guest Pastor David Baker will preside at the traditional services with guest organist Richard Tumilty at the organ bench. Our blended service will be led Pastor Virginia Ward and Anne Vaaler. Our locally acclaimed choir will sing at the 11 a.m. service. We’re located at 828 W. Main Street in Grass Valley.

For more information call (530) 273- 9631 or visit

Unity in the Gold Country

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. when Rev. Jerry Farrell shares Week #3 of our 7-week program with his talk, “Experiencing Energy Part #2.” Music by Steve 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!

Holy Wisdom, Nevada City

Maybe a special warming is what we need! With all the cold, hard, realities in the World today, it’s comforting to know there’s a place we can experience the warmth of God’s Love. Come, renew your Faith, Your Life, your Family. This Sunday, worship with us and make the World a little warmer place to be.

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

Vespers: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

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

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 15, Mountain Stream teacher Heather Sundberg will lead a period of silent meditation followed by a talk.

For more information: or (530) 272-6425. Mountain Stream can also be found on Facebook.

On Nov. 3, Mountain Stream guiding teacher John Travis will lead a daylong at a location between Grass Valley and Auburn.

For information email

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 “Coming Clean”. Traditional service at 9 a.m. features a mix of praise songs and hymns in traditional setting. Sunday School for Adults, youth, children, & preschoolers is provided. Contemporary service 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 & youth group follow.

For more information, call (530) 273-7301, or visit

Nevada City United Methodist Church

This week is the 20th Sunday after Pentecost and the Gospel is from Mark 10:17-31. Join us as Pastor Charles Smith delivers the message at both the 9 a.m. Traditional and 10:30 a.m. Contemporary services. Sunday School classes are held during the 10:30 a.m. 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

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 a.m. for a 15-minute Silent Meditation followed by the service at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, October 14,, our spiritual leader, Rev. Maggie Buck’s talk title is “Commitment.” We are located at 2945 1st St. in the DeWitt Center, Auburn.

For directions, visit or call (530) 823-6986.

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 6-9 p.m. Culture Revive Youth ages 12 to 18 ; Sat. at 5 p.m. is corporate prayer; Equippers Classes Wed. 7 to 9 p.m.,“Deliverance From Bad Habits; IHOP is October 14 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

For more information, call (530) 432-9155 or visit

First Baptist Church of Nevada City

On Sunday during the 10:30 a.m. worship service, Dr. Ralph Wilson will be speaking on the topic, “The Command and Blessing of Holy Sex,” from 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12. This is his fourth message in a series on Paul’s letters to the church at Thessalonica. On Wednesday nights at 6:45 p.m., Pastor Ralph is teaching a 5-week course entitled, “Discover Your Gifts,” to help Christians figure out how God has equipped them for service. The study includes a survey with results that may surprise you. This historic church’s 10:30 a.m. 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.

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and Rev. Lani Howard. Her inspirational talk is titled “Sharing and Caring.” Enjoy the live music of Gracie MacKenzie and Friends 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 or call our office at (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 Cindy Johnson will be bringing the message. Service begins at 10 a.m. Nursery care and Kids Church are available at the same time. Bethel Church is located at 13010 State Hwy. 49, Grass Valley. For information call (530) 273-8475.

EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts

Women’s monthly Transformational Healing Group, Thursday evenings. For information, email Transformational Mentoring also available for women.

For more information and other events, visit

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