Religion Briefs, Nov. 7, 2014 |

Religion Briefs, Nov. 7, 2014

Holy Widsom Nevada City

Looking for a Christ-Centered Church?

We invite all followers of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ who wish to be led into the fullness of the worship of the Holy Trinity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Get to know the original Church, her history, worship and theology throughout the ages.

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

Vespers: Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

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

Twin Cities Church

Join us for our new series, “Outrageous Stuff Jesus Said.” The message this week is, “Restrain Your Judgment.” We meet Sundays at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Our Children’s Ministry (birth through fifth grade) has fantastic children’s programming at each of our services. High school students meet Sundays at our 9 a.m. service, and Junior high school students meet at our 10:45 a.m. service.

You can listen to past messages on KNCO 830AM on Sunday mornings at 7 a.m. or you can check out videos of our messages and services at our website — Find more information visit our website or our Facebook page –, or call us at 530-273-6425.

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 November 17,community dharma leader Maeve Hassett will lead a silent meditation followed by a talk. Please carpool. Our group also meets at the Center on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Information: or 530-265-6111. Follow Mountain Stream on Facebook.

Christian Science Church / Reading Room and Bookstore

Reading Room and Bookstore OPEN HOUSE from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. Drop in to browse and enjoy refreshments. We would love meeting you. 147 Mill Street, Grass Valley.

Tuesdays: “Breaking free from sensuality,” is the topic for this coming Tuesday’s live audio chat including Q&A. Discover the meaning behind true satisfaction and joy in life. Stop by from 11 a.m. to noon at 147 Mill Street, (our bookstore for spiritual resources). Visit for further information.

Wednesdays: Join our open Wednesday Meetings for sharing about healing from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. After hearing verses from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy on a theme, participants are invited to share personal examples of Christian healing and gratitude for God’s care. The meeting is followed by greeting and fellowship.

Sundays: Stop by any Sunday at 10:00 a.m. to visit our weekly worship service centered on a sermon directly from the Bible and Science and Health. A Sunday School is held at the same time where students up to the age of 20 learn all about the Bible and how to apply its timeless spiritual lessons in their lives (childcare is provided).

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

God calls us to be obedient as we live out our lives. Join us this week as Pastor Mark Rindels shares how we can “Experience God through the Kingdom People with a Mission Heart”. God has a plan for the gospel to impact the entire world and He has chosen kingdom people to take it to the ends of the earth. As a special feature this week John Hamilton of Camp Alta with give a presentation. 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. Call 530-273-7301, or visit

Nevada City United Methodist Church

Here at the historic Nevada City United Methodist Church it is the 22nd Sunday in Kingdomtide. Traditional worship begins at 9 a.m. followed by contemporary worship with communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School begins at 10:30 a.m. — childcare is available. Join us for coffee and fellowship in Fellowship Hall following both services. Youth Group meets at 5 p.m. on Sundays. Prayer Shawl Ministry knitting and crocheting on Thursdays at noon. Recordings of our services can be viewed on NCTV Comcast Channel 11, Sundays at 7:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and Fridays at 6p.m.; or on our website: We look forward to seeing you here!

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sundays with our Pastor Alison Berry!

Professional Magician! Nick Fedoroff at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 8.Tickets: Adult $15 Child under 12: $10 Please call 530-268-6907.

United Methodist Men meet 2nd Saturday Monthly at 8 am.

Adult Study Wednesdays 7-8:30 pm: “Wisdom Jesus”

Lectionary Studies: Most Fridays at 10 am with Pastor Alison.

Youth Group: 4-6 pm on Sundays.

We have very active Boy Scout and Girl Scout Programs.

Sundays : 9am Contemporary Service and 10:30 am Traditional Service

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, Grass Valley

(near Lake of the Pines) and offers two Services: Contemporary at 9 a.m.

and Traditional at 10:30 a.m. “Hilltop Kids” : Sunday School at 9 a.m.

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

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Our Contemplative Service begins at 8:45 am with our Traditional Service beginning at 10:30 am. Sunday School is held during the 8:45 service with chimes and drama 9:45 until noon. Child Care for all ages 8:30 until noon. Homework Heaven meets each Wednesday at 3:30. Worship for young families (WOW), will be held on Wed. Nov. 12 with a potluck at 5 p.m. followed by a Worship Service at 5:30 p.m. Third Friday Fling for High School/Young Adults under age 21 will meet on Fri. Nov. 21 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the church. Beginning Sun. Nov. 23 we will begin a 4 part Advent Series at the traditional Service. Please call the church office at 530-272-1946 for additional information.

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and Rev. Lanette Howard this Sunday. Her inspirational talk is titled “Appreciating Our Bounty.” Enjoy the live, uplifting music of Gracie MacKenzie and Friends at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. Families with Children are welcome to join us. Child care is available at the 11a.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.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Handel’s MESSIAH is coming once again to Sierra Pres at 3 and 6 p.m. on Sunday, December 7. Rehearsals are well underway and many talented musicians and singers from the community are participating. Tickets are available at SPD Grass Valley, at the Church, and on our website under “events”. “The STORY” is continuing on Sundays in November through Advent at 9am Traditional and 10:30am Contemporary, and Adult Sunday School at both hours and fun and exciting Children’s Sunday School Classes at 10:30am. 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. We are at 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City, 530-265-3291.

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:

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

Wednesdays: 7 to 9 p.m.: Equippers Classes, new teachings, and series continually. Next sabbatical Nov. 19.

Thursdays at 9: 45 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study Lunch first Thursday of each month (no class second Thurs. of each month). Fridays, 6 to 9 p.m.: Culture Revive Youth ages 12 to 18.

Saturdays, 5 p.m.: Corporate Prayer. November 9: 7 to 9 p.m., IHOP. CI CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE: November 14, 15, 16. For more information, visit or call 530-432-9155.

Unity in the Gold Country

Join us this Sunday when Rev. Jerry Farrell continues our 7 Week Program, “The 52 Codes for Conscious Self Evolution.” His talk for Week #5 of the series is “Charged With Creative Force”. Music by Angelika. We are located at 180 Cambridge Ct., Grass Valley, off Whispering Pines Lane, across from Peaceful Valley Farm Supply. “The Way of Mastery” is held each Monday at 7 p.m. The Men’s and Women’s Groups meet each Tuesday at 10 a.m.. “A Course in Miracles” every Thursday at 7 p.m. Our Children’s Ministry program is held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. A study of the book “The Book of Love and Creation” is every Wednesday at 1 PM at the Center.

Barbara Marx Hubbard will be giving two presentations at Unity In The Gold Country the weekend of November 15 and 16.. Our Saturday event is: “Awakening a New Humanity: The Co-Creator Rising In You” and takes place from 2 to 4 p.m.. Sunday’s event is: “Experience the 52 Codes For Conscious Self Evolution” and begins at 12:15 PM. Tickets for both the Saturday and the Sunday events are available at Unity in the Gold Country, Briar Patch or on line at For more information go to our website

Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Worship Schedule:

November 8 – Pastor Jeff Richards, Atonement: Our Sins in the Great Controversy.

November 15 – Pastor Jeff Richards, Atonement: 1844 and Living Today.

November 22 – Grant Agadjanian, A Sure Harvest Ministry.

November 29 – Pastor Jeff Richards, Thanksgiving.

Church Social on November 8 at 5:45 p.m.  Ladies Pajama Party & Movie Night, free showing of the Christian film, Mom’s Night Out, Saturday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. Pathfinder and Adventurer kids clubs meets weekly on Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m. Weekly prayer meeting on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

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. Services are also held in Spanish in the fellowship hall. Fellowship meal after each worship service, everyone is welcome to enjoy this meal.  We are located at 12889 Osborne Hill Road in Grass Valley (Just past Union Hill School on Hwy. 174). Visit our website at, 530-477-5017, email

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. Grace will continue its Reformation activities on Sunday, November 2 with a Reformation Celebration Party from 4 to 6 p.m. There will be a potluck dinner along with a myriad of games and activities for children, including a chance to meet Martin Luther himself. Grace will also be assembling and packaging up shoeboxes for the “Operation Christmas Child” mission work done by Samartian’s Purse during the party. For more information feel free to call Grace Lutheran Church at 530-273-7043 or check out


New Covenant Baptist Church

New Covenant 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!

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 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 530-478-1478 or visit

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.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

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 the website at

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

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