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Religion Briefs, Oct. 7, 2016

Unity in the Gold Country

Please join us this Sunday, October 9, as Rev. Jerry Farrell continues our special seven week program on the book, “Whatever Arises, Love That,” as he shares his talk, “Surrendering To The Master” at our service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Music will be by Gabriel Clark and Yvette Cadeaux. Our Children’s Ministry program is held each Sunday also at 10:30 a.m. 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. Food Addicts in Recovery meets each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. “A Course in Miracles” every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Rev. Jerry hosts a “Matt Kahn Study Group” the first and third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. A new study group on the book, “A Course of Love” has begun. It is being held every Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Twin Cities Church



Join us as we continue our series “Stand Out: Influence for the Common Good.” The message this week is “Faithfulness.” We meet Sunday mornings at 9and 10:45 a.m. Our Children’s Ministry (birth through fifth grade) will have 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. TCC Young Adults meet on Thursday nights at 6:30 p.m., visit our website for more information, including location.

You can listen to past messages on KNCO 830AM Sunday mornings at 7 a.m., or you can check out our service live at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays at live.twincitieschurch.tv. You can find more information and videos of our messages by visiting http://www.twincitieschurch.com or our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/twincitieschurch, or call us at 530-273-6425.




Holy Wisdom, Nevada City

Orthodoxy’s teaching is about freedom and worthiness of man as God’s co-worker in his salvation; not as a “salt pillar” that cannot do anything. This makes clear the meaning of all Gospel commandments leading to salvation, not by faith alone and makes obvious the truth of the Orthodox Church. Come join us and find out the true meaning of salvation. Divine Liturgy is Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Vespers on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 530-265-4714 or visit http://www.holywisdomnevadacity.org.

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Crisis can drive us to a state of panic. However, God’s desire for us is to have peace at all times. Join us this week as Pastor Mark Rindels shares how we can trust God and “Avoid the Panic Mode.” Traditional service at 9 a.m. features a mix of praise songs and hymns in traditional setting. Contemporary service at 11 a.m. features upbeat praise music. Sunday school for adults, youth, children and preschoolers is provided. Wednesday dinner from 4:45 to 6 p.m. in the Upper Fellowship Hall. Prayer, Bible studies, children’s activities and youth group follow. Call 530-273-7301, or visit http://www.firstbaptistgv.com for more information.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

We are a welcoming, reconciling congregation with open hearts, open minds and open doors to ALL. We invite you to join us for Sunday Worship Service at 10 a.m. with our Pastor Joan Pell! Pastor Joan’s Upcoming Series is “What If?” Small study groups include “Wisdom Jesus” by Cynthia Bourgeault at 3 p.m Fridays at a member’s home — call office for details and afternoon Bible Study with Pastor Joan on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in the Sanctuary.

We are located at 22559 Hacienda Drive in Grass Valley (near Lake of the Pines). Past sermons can be read or watched on our website. Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sierrapines.umc. 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 this Sunday at our 10 a.m. service!  Our theme for October is “Global Transformation Through Individual Transformation,” and the talk title for the day will be “Don’t Do Anything Until I Get Back.”  Uplifting music will be provided by Gracie MacKenzie and Friends.  Child care is available and families with children are welcome to join us. 

 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.

Congregation B’nai Harim at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center (NCJCC)

We invite the community to join us for the Jewish High Holiday services for the holiday of Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year and was celebrated on October 2 and 3. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement and begins on the evening of October 11.

The service schedule is as follows:

Kol Nidre: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 11. Morning Services: 10/12/16 10:00 am

Yizkor/Remembrance Service: 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 12.

Our High Holiday services, like all of our worship services, are open to all, regardless of financial means. No one is turned away for lack of funds, but reservations are required for High Holiday services. For guests, visitors, and regular attendees who are not currently members, we request the following donations with your reservation. Visitors from other Jewish Congregations may bring a letter on their Temple letterhead stating that they are members for free reciprocal admission to our services.

For further information or reservations, please visit http://www.ncjcc.org or call 530-477-0922.

Trinity Church

Eucharistic services are celebrated every Sunday at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m, with a full music program at the latest one. Father Christopher Seal and Father Brad Helmuth alternate acting as celebrant and rotate giving the homily with Deacon Rich Degeorgis. Find deep spirituality and warm friendship while worshiping at Trinity Church. Join us at 202 High Street, Nevada City. All are welcome.

Jewel Heart Norcal Study Group

We meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays at our house in Grass Valley (Alta Sierra). This is a change from our past location, time and day. Jewel Heart Norcal is a Mahayana Buddhist Study Group in the tradition of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Our study of karma will help each individual to live a happier and more fulfilling life! Our current study of Karma including different types of karma, how we create it, how we can purify it and how it works in our lives. We are using the book, “The Four Noble Truths” by Kyabje Gelek Rimpoche as our resource for our current studies.

For more information contact jbreault51@gmail.com or call Joe at 916-580-8258. Or visit our website Jewelnorcal.org or on Facebook at “jewelheartnorcal.” Jewel Heart Norcal is a Study Group under the auspices of Jewel Heart International. For more information on Jewel Heart International visit http://www.jewelheart.org.

North San Juan United Methodist Church

We are friendly, relevant, and relaxed. Everyone is welcome, come as you are. We meet at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning with snacks and friendly fellowship to follow. We are located at 10121 Flume St. in North San Juan. Call Pastor Patty Inis for more information at 916-500-8361 or email pastorpattynsjumc@gmail.com.

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 http://www.uugrassvalley.org.

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 http://www.healingroomsnc.com.

First Church of Christ, Scientist / Reading Room and Bookstore

Sundays: Stop by any Sunday at 10 a.m. to visit our weekly worship service centered on a sermon directly from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. 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). The church location is: 375 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley.

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 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.

Reading Room and Bookstore: Every Christian Science church provides a public Reading Room for the community. It is a combination library, bookstore, and also a center for spiritual discovery and exploration…a place to find answers to one’s relationship to God. There are many resources available for study or purchase, including The Christian Science Monitor Weekly and the online daily news edition. The location is 147 Mill St., open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit http://christiansciencegrassvalley.org for further information.

Word-A-Live (WAL) Church:

Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase would like to invite everyone to join them on Sundays at 10 a.m. 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 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.: “Alive in Receovery” join us in learning to be free from life-controlling behaviors.”

Wednesday’s: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: “Equippers Classes” New teachings continuously.

Thursdays 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. “Women’s Bible Study.”

Fridays, 6 to 9 pm “Revival Youth” ages 12 to 18. All year long.

Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.: “Corporate Prayer.”

First Saturday of every month, 8 a.m. Men’s Breakfast and Study.

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

Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church

Pathfinder and Adventurer Kids Clubs are now accepting new members, call the church office for more information. God’s Closet Children’s Clothing Collection & Distribution is seeking donations of gently used children’s clothing. Donations may be dropped off during office hours. 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 http://www.gvadventist.com, call 530-477-5017 or email gvsda@att.net.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

At the historic Nevada City United Methodist Church this 19th Sunday after Pentecost, our traditional worship begins at 9 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., we have our family worship which includes our praise band and Children’s Sunday School. Childcare is available in our nursery. Coffee and fellowship in Fellowship Hall after both services. Recordings of services can be viewed on NCTV Comcast Channel 11 on Sundays at 7:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and Fridays at 6 p.m.; or on our website at http://www.nevadacitymethodist.com. We look forward to seeing you here!

Peace Lutheran Church

Sunday’s early service at Peace Lutheran Church is changing. The new start time is now 8:30 a.m. Casual, intimate and friendly, the early service features updated music set amid the familiar Lutheran structure of Gather, Word, Meal and Send. We preach God’s word for modern men and women who seek to know their Creator more deeply and follow the Jesus Path more closely. Holy Communion is served every Sunday. No experience necessary. All are welcome! Sunday worship is at 8:30 and 11 a.m. To speak to Pastor Eileen Smith Le Van, call 530-273-9631. Learn more at http://www.PeaceLutheranGV.org.

EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts

Dr. Nanci Shanderá

First Saturdays: Practical Mysticism at Inner Path in Nevada City, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Tuesdays: Transformational Wholeness for women with cancer; monthly: Women 55+ Consciousness Group; Intuitive Counseling; Soul Readings; books on transformation. For more information, email drnanci@earthspiritcenter.com or visit EarthSpiritCenter.com.

Penn Valley Community Church

We are temporarily meeting at the Penn Valley Seventh Day Adventist Church building. Our Sunday School is at 9 a.m.; with a worship service at 10 a.m. On Wednesdays this is Bible Study at 10 a.m. in the Buttermaker’s Cottage at Western Gateway Park. Our youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Ready Springs gym. On Thursdays, Pearls’ Bible Study at 10 a.m. in the church office, and AWANA at 6:30 p.m. in the Ready Springs gym. We are located at 17328 Penn Valley Dr. Unit B in Penn Valley. For more information, call 530-432-1161, email pvcc@pennvalleychurch.com or visit  http://www.pennvalleychurch.com.

North San Juan Community Church

We are a non-denominational church of self proclaimed “Pedestrians” — “Jesus did the talkin’ and we’ll do the walkin,” says Associate Pastor Lane Baldwin, with a fire in his heart. Here are examples of programs we have provided in one year:

– “Souper Sunday” allows anyone to come in after church, at noon, have a bottomless bowl of soup and a family movie at 1 p.m.

– “Operation Feed the Ridge,” we distribute six bags of groceries a day Monday through Saturday.

Again, we wouldn’t be able to help our community without our community’s help.

For more information, call 530-415-9705 or visit http://www.nsjcommunitychurch.org.

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Please join us for our contemplative service at 8:45 a.m. or our traditional service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship following each service. Sunday School is 8:45 a.m. followed by chimes and drama 9:45 a.m. to noon. Teen/Young Adult class at 8:45 a.m. on the third floor. Child care for all ages 8:30 a.m. until noon. Rejoice Yoga, Christian Yoga meditation at 6:30 p.m. On Wednesday evenings in the sanctuary. Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church St. The suggested donation is $10 for the class, but is not required. All are invited. Call 530-272-1946 for further information.

New Covenant Baptist Church

Our services begin at 10:45 a.m. and we look forward to having you with us. New Covenant is a great place to be each week as we celebrate together in contemporary worship and and Biblical based preaching. You won’t encounter a more welcoming and friendly place. We also have Bible studies for all ages beginning at 9:15 a.m. and midweek studies at 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday nights. We are located at 12582 Squirrel Creek Rd. in Grass Valley. For more information visit our website at http://www.newcovenantbaptistchurch.org. See you on Sunday.

Grace Lutheran Church

Pastor Kent Schaaf and the members of Grace Lutheran Church invites you to join us each Sunday for our Divine Service with Communion, beginning at 9 a.m. Following each service is a fellowship time for refreshments located in the Social Hall. In addition, Sunday School is provided for the children and adult Bible Study begins at 10:30 a.m. Grace Lutheran Church is located at 1979 Ridge Road, between the racquet club and Nevada Union High School. To learn more, please phone the church office at 530-273-7043, or take a peek at our current web site, http://www.gracelutherangv.org.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Join us on Sundays as we share Jesus through the Gospel of Luke at 9 a.m. traditional service and 10:30 a.m. contemporary service. We have Adult Sunday School at both hours. We also have fun and exciting Children’s Sunday School Classes and ankored Youth at 10:30 a.m. Please check our website where you can download a “family activities” brochure and read our monthly newsletter “The Sierra Story” at http://www.sierrapres.com, like us on Facebook. We are located at 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City. For more information, call 530-265-3291.


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