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Unity in the Gold Country

Please join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. when Rev. Joe Sloan, shares his talk “Removing Fences.” Music by Brenda Boston and Sharon Bigley “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!

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 September 24, Mountain Stream guiding teacher John Travis 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.

Holy Wisdom, Nevada City

Is there a single true faith or is Christianity just one of many inner spiritual paths which lead to the same goal? Do all denominations point to the same Truth? The Truth is not a spiritual perspective that one constructs. There is no “relativism” or “varying perspectives” or “nuances” in the Truth as revealed by Christ. Divine Liturgy us Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and Vespers is Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.

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

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sunday, September 23, with our Pastor Alison Berry. Welcome to our new Family Ministries Director, Ruth Ridgway!

Adult Study: Teresa Avila, on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., beginning on Sept. 26..

United Methodist Men: First Saturday monthly at 8 a.m.

United Methodist Women: Second Wednesday monthly at 10:30 a.m.

Hands on Healing: Sept. 22 at 1:30 p.m.;

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) and offers two Services: Contemporary at 9 a.m.

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

For more information call (530) 268-6907 or visit

Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church

We welcome you to join us each Saturday morning as we focus on the following topics this month:

Sept. 22 – Service will be held at Church Campout, Scott’s Flat Lake.

Sept. 29 – Life Stories in Genesis: Victory Through Defeat, Gen. 33:1-32.

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.

Our youth group will meet on Friday, Sept. 7, call the church office for time and location. Join us on Sunday, Sept. 16 for a car wash fundraiser for our Pathfinder and Adventure clubs.

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

For more information, visit or call (530) 477-5017.

Twin Cities Church

Join us Sunday for “The Life App Series.” The message this week is “The Forgiveness App.” Twin Cities Church meets Sundays at 8, 9:35, and 11:15 a.m. at 11726 Rough and 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

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Join us for “Middles, Endings, Beginnings: The Continuous Cycle,” with the Revs. Wendy Bartel and Lynn Gardner. At any given moment we are in the middle of something or finishing or beginning anew. Sometimes we are occupying all three stations at once. Each moment, each choice we make, each person we meet is an opportunity to live our best selves. At this time of sabbatical and renewal, who are you called to become? Let us mark this moment in our lives together as we embark on this journey of shared ministry and shared becoming. Located at 246 Church St. in Grass Valley. For more information, call (530) 274-1675 or visit

Peace Lutheran Church, Grass Valley

Join us at either of our traditional worship services at 8 or 11, or at 9:30 a.m. for our blended service on this 17th Sunday after Pentecost. At our traditional services, Pastor Richard O. Johnson will preside, with Paul Perry at the organ bench. Our blended service will be led by Pastor Virginia Ward and Ann Vaaler. Also at 9:30 a.m., Pastor Johnson leads an adult Bible study on the Minor Prophets. Our locally acclaimed choir will sing at the 11:00 service. We’re located at 828 W. Main Street in Grass Valley.

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

Nevada City United Methodist Church

This is our last week of having guest speakers delivering the message at both our 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services. This week we have Nancy Hartl and Peggy Hernanzez, who are two of our own members of our church speaking on “Presence.” Children’s Sunday School classes will be 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 worship service. Fellowship takes place following both services. If you miss one of our services, they are recorded each week and one of them can be viewed 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

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 “Admitting Need”. Traditional service at 9 a.m. features a mix of praise songs and hymns in traditional setting. Sunday School for adults, youth, children and 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 and youth group follow.

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

St. Canice Roman Catholic Church

317 Washington Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 530 265 2049

We now have a new Children’s Mass every third Sunday of the month at 9.30 a.m. The students at our Religious Education Classes were recently 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. If you would like more information about any of the events at our church please feel free to call or check out our website.

Mass Schedule: Weekdays 7: 30 a.m.; Saturday Vigil: 5.30 p.m.; Sunday Services 8,, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Kim Mello is the director of our Religious Education Classes held at our facility on Rewards St. Nevada City.

For more information, call (530) 559 0912.

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, September 23, our spiritual leader, Rev. Maggie Buck’s talk title is “Making It All Come Together.” 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 Offers: Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. “A-Live in Recovery” — learn to be free from life-controlling behaviors. On Thursdays is Women’s Fall Bible Study at 9:45 a.m., From Glory to Glory (a Joyce Meyer teaching). Today from 6 to 9 p.m. is Culture Revive for youth ages 13 to 18. Special Guest Tom Terry. Sat. at 5 p.m. is corporate prayer. Equippers Class Wed. 7 to 9 p.m. A wonderful spirit filled teaching by Pastor Tom Terry! Special Upcoming Events: Celebrate 20 years with Word-A-Live September 22 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and September 23. Pot Bless 1:30. Pastor Tom Terry Holy Ghost blow out. Next IHOP is September 30 from 7 to 9 p.m. C.I. WEST COAST PROPHETIC GATHERING: OCTOBER 25, 26 with Prophet Jane Hamon, and C.I. Ministers.

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

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and Rev. Lani Howard. Her inspirational talk is titled “Patience With the Process.” 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 Brian Johnson will be bringing Part 2 of message titled “Remember the Blessings.” 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.

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 Secret of Bountiful Believers,” from 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. Pastor Ralph is an expository preacher and the author of 30 books in the JesusWalk Bible Study Series. This is the first 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 five-week course entitled, “Discover Your Gifts,” to help Christians figure out how God has equipped them for service. The study will include 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.

For more information, call (530) 265-4711 or visit

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

The BAM Project ~ A Nevada County Tapestry

We invite ALL women to come and pray with them at the Biblical Gardens near Alta Sierra at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday Sept. 8. We will join together as the power of prayerful woman to pray for each others friends, families, businesses, the upcoming BAM events and the upcoming elections. This is a free event. Donations to give to the Biblical Gardens will be accepted. We do request RSVP’s at: or on the BAM Facebook events page at: Click on events then “Power of a Praying Woman.”

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. 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.

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.

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