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Religion Briefs, May 17, 2013

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 offers a variety of programs, including:

Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.: “A-Live! Recovery,” learning to be free from life-controlling behaviors.



Thursdays at 9:45 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study, “How To Get Your Day Started Right.”

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




Saturdays, 5 p.m.: Corporate Prayer.

Wednesdays : 7 to 9 p.m.: Equippers Classes, “Revelation Knowledge Leading to the Supernatural.”

May 19, 7 to 9 p.m.: IHOP.

May 26: Doris Cabalerros from Guatemala. Service starts at 10 a.m.

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

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and the Rev. Madalyn Wade on Sunday morning. Her inspirational talk is titled “Life is for Learning.” Enjoy the music of SharonJoy Jahoda and friends at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. We also offer a mid-week meditative service on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Youth Ministry is at 11 a.m. on the first Sunday each month; our Family Room is available all other Sundays. 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.

Bethel Church, Nevada County

Are you hungry for an encounter with God? Join us at Bethel Church on Sunday morning for our worship service. Pastor Brian Johnson will be speaking. Service begins at 10 a.m. Nursery care and Kids Church are available at the same time. Wednesday evening is Family Night with Adult Study, Elevate Youth Ministries, Royal Rangers and Girl’s Ministries being held at 6:30 p.m. Bethel Church is located at 13010 State Highway.

For information call 530-273-8475.

First Baptist Church of Nevada City

This Sunday, Pastor Ralph continuing a series on Paul’s Letter to the Philippians with a message at the 10:30 a.m. service on “Straining towards Life’s Finish Line” (Philippians 3:12-4:1). Dr. Wilson is the author of “Philippians: Discipleship Lessons” (JesusWalk, 2012), available from Amazon.com. On Wednesdays we meet at the church for a potluck at 6 and singing and Bible study at 7 p.m.

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 http://www.fbcnevadacity.org 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 government’s and services, schools and families, businesses and media, and churches and parachurch ministries. Since August 1997, 15 to 25 people from 8 to 12 congregations have met each week to pray for our communities. In the month of May we will be at the Salvation Army facility on Alta Street, Grass Valley. For more information or directions, call the scheduling secretary at 530-432-0458 or Sierra Ministries International at 530-478-1478.

EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts

Women’s Transformational Dreams & Healing Group every Tues. at 6 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Nanci Shanderá. New ongoing monthly group, “Embodying Your Wise Woman” for women 50 and over. Email for detailed flyers. Spiritual counseling for women. Check website for other events at http://www.EarthSpiritCenter.com or email drnanci@earthspiritcenter.com.

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)

PIWG advocates for human rights, equality and justice for all in Palestine and Israel. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. a private home. Please call 530-713-1131 for location and directions.

We also maintain a weekly vigil of Women and Men in Black Thursdays, 5:15 to 6 p.m. on the Broad Street bridge in Nevada City.

Anchored Encouragement

Presenting the teachings of Jesus. We meet at 10 a.m. at Valentina’s Bistro & Bakery the first, second and third Sundays of each month. The bistro is located at 1041 Sutton Way in Grass Valley. For more information, call Carl Jones at 530-263-8050 or visit anchoredencouragement.com.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Join us Sunday with the Rev. Meghan Cefalu, Paige Anderson-orgrimson and the grown-ups, kids and teens involved in our Religious Education program. You can find us at 246 Church St. in Grass Valley. Service, childcare and religious education are at 11 a.m.

For more information, call 530-274-1675 or visit http://www.uugrassvalley.org.

Holy Wisdom, Nevada City

Many Orthodox converts are fleeing megachurch Christianity and coming to Orthodoxy. They are coming because they want something on Sunday morning besides a rock band and a giant plasma TV screen. They are seeking mystery. They want a non-fundamentalist approach to the faith and the faith of the ages. Come home to the church of Peter and Paul!

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

Vespers: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

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

Twin Cities Church

Join us Sunday as we begin our new series “Unstuck” The message this week is “Building A Home Where Grace Is In Place.” 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 http://www.twincitieschurch.com.

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Have you recently felt like you were just going through the motions of life? Have you wished for a deeper understanding and relationship with God? You won’t want to miss Pastor Mark’s sermon series titled “Fire in the Bones.” This week he will be preaching a sermon entitled “Keep Praying Until God Answers.” 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 11:00 AM 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. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ based 12-Step program meets in the Lower Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m.

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

St. Canice Roman Catholic Church of Nevada City

Our Masses are: 7:30 a.m. daily, Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., 9:30 and 11 a.m. Every third Sunday in the month is our Children’s Mass at 9:30 a.m.

Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church

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. Everyone is invited to join our weekly fellowship meals following the Saturday service.

We are located at 12889 Osborne Hill Road in Grass Valley (Just past Union Hill School on Hwy. 174).

For more information, visit http://www.gvadventist.com or call 530-477-5017.

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. 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 530-478-1478 or visit http://www.healingroomsnc.com.

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship Church

We bring to your attention some changes at our church, Solid Rock. After 12 years of faithful service, Pastor James Edwards has retired. Pastor Mark O’Connell is presently leading the congregation and is teaching biblical truths that are relevant to these days. Please join us at 11665 Spenceville Rd, Penn Valley. Our Sunday services start at 10 a.m. and bible study is from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

For more information, call 530-432-1964.

Church of the Essence

Come and join our spiritual gatherings. We meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays with each evening beginning with a circulation of the Light through a guided meditation, followed by the evening presentation, which includes voluntary sharing and discussions. Classes available for those interested. We meet at Vela Massage Retreat, 763 B. South Auburn St. Grass Valley.

For more information, visit http://www.churchoftheessence.org or call 530-274-3128 or 530-268-1118.

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

Nevada City United Methodist Church

At the top of Broad St., regular services will be held this Pentecost Sunday at Nevada City United Methodist Church, with traditional worship at 9, and contemporary worship at 10:30 a.m. Junior and senior high bible study will meet at 10 a.m. with a light cereal breakfast; Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m., childcare is available. Join us for coffee and fellowship in Fellowship Hall following both services. During the week:

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. Need yard work done? Our youth group is taking on the challenge during their 30-hour famine. Call 530-265-2797 for more information. Mark you calendars for May 25, the First-Annual Gospel Music Festival!

Recordings of our services can be viewed on Comcast Channel 11, Fridays at 6:30 p.m., or Sundays at 7:30 a.m. or at http://www.nevadacitymethodist.com. We look forward to seeing you here!

Grass Valley AM AGLOW

We are a local chapter of Aglow International and meet the second Tuesday of every month from 9:45 a.m. to noon at 336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley. Aglow is an 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.

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 May 20, guiding teacher John Travis will lead a silent meditation followed by a talk. Please carpool. 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. Teja Bell and Anne Cushmann will teach “The Breath of Life”: chi gung, gentle yoga and meditation. Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19. Information: Susan@mtstream.org or call 530-885-9495.

For more information visit http://www.mtstream.org or call 530-265-6111. Follow Mountain Stream on Facebook.


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