Unity in the Gold Country

Join us this Sunday at our 10:30 a.m. service, when the Rev. Jerry Farrell, will be speaking. Join us for Easter Service next Sunday when the UGC choir and band will provide the music. Sai Maa’s Master Teachers are here this Friday and Saturday. The Course in Miracles is held Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. Youth Ministry provides Sunday school classes for children of all ages. We are located at 500 Crown Point Circle, off of Brunswick Road and Whispering Pines. For more information, call 274-2463 or visit

New Covenant Baptist Church

New Covenant Baptist Church is beginning a series titled “The Great Adventure Begins.” NCBC offers life groups at 9 a.m., refreshments at 10:20 a.m. and worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. Services meet at 140 Park Avenue.

Threshold Bible study (ages 18-29) meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Fields’ home. Wednesday activities are held at 453 S. Auburn and begin with a family meal at 5 p.m. Suggested donation $5/adult; $2/child; $12/family. At 6:15 p.m., children grades 1-6 participate in “TeamKid” and there is a general adult study led by Pastor Randy. NCBC offers several life groups on the series “Your Church: Experiencing God together” daily. Call for group locations and times. Thursday evening at 7 p.m. grades 7-12 participate in “Epicentre” at 453 S. Auburn Street. New Covenant is sponsoring a Mission for the Hispanic community, meeting in our worship center every Thursday night at 7 p.m. 453 S. Auburn Street.

Grace Lutheran Church

Palm Sunday; Jesus comes to Jerusalem. Pastor George’s sermon topic for the sixth Sunday in Lent is, “Fools for Christ” from Philippians 2:5.

April 5 is Maundy Thursday and there will be a service of the Upper Room. This will be done as the Seder meal which Christ had with his disciples. Please register in advance. Reservations may be made by signing the sheet in the narthex or by calling the church office.

April 6 is Good Friday. There will be a Good Friday prayer service at 12:10 p.m. and a Tennebrae (service of darkness) at 7:30 p.m. The message will be “Deliver us from Evil.”

Worship begins at 9 a.m. every Sunday morning with Bible study and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. Mid-week Bible study on Wednesday at 9 a.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 273 7043 or visit gracelutheran

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

The Healing Rooms of Nevada County are open. We pray for the healing for the body, soul and spirit. We meet at the Outpatient Center Conference Rooms at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, from 7-9 p.m. every Thursday. There is no fee and no reservation is necessary. For more information, call 478-1478.

Shambhala Meditation Group

Meets weekly Thursday evening 7 to 8 p.m. at Stillpoint Studios, 300 Sierra College Drive, Suite 155, Grass Valley. For more information, call 878-3660.

Peace Lutheran Church

Palm Sunday will be celebrated with a festive procession with palms and a brief drama by the Peace Players, the congregation’s drama group. The senior choir will sing at both the 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services.

Holy Week continues with Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m., Good Friday Tenebrae service at 7:30 p.m., and the Easter Vigil on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Peace is open during construction of its new fellowship center. Valet parking is available for those who need it. For more information, call 273-9631 or visit

Truth Worship Center

Come and join our Bible-based, family-friendly church at 1784 Ridge Road, Grass Valley. The theme this Sunday will be “Don’t let things get you down. Jesus is the answer.” The key scipture is from “Php 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Worship begins at 10 a.m. Sunday School classes are available for all children and young people.

Sunday Evening Service will continue with the theme of Apostle Paul and begins at 6 p.m. Bible study is Tuesday night at 7 p.m. The subject is “character building.” Ladies prayer and Bible study is Wednesday at 10 a.m. For more information, call 272-6455 or visit

Nevada City United Methodist Church

This Sunday is Palm Sunday. The Chancel Choir will present a Holy Week Cantata, “Out of the Shadows,” at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. It is also Communion Sunday. Communion will be offered to everyone who would like to take part. Fellowship Time is at 10 a.m. Sunday School classes for pre-school to senior high kids are at 10:30 a.m. Next week there will be a Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m. Good Friday service is at 7 p.m.

The Youth Group Spaghetti Feed and Dessert Auction is Sunday evening at 5 p.m. Call the office at 265-2797 for details.

The pastor is the Rev. Charles Smith. The Nevada City United Methodist Church is located at 433 Broad Street.

North San Juan United Methodist

On Sunday, the North San Juan United Methodist Church Passion/Palm Sunday Worship Service is at 8:30 a.m. The church will celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and remember his passion and death. On Tuesday at 10 a.m., there is a Bible study at the church. On Holy Thursday at 8 p.m., there will be a Communion service. On April 6 at 7 p.m., a Tenebrae service will be celebrated. For more information, call Pastor Judson O. Gears at 432-7774.

Downieville United Methodist Church

On Sunday, the Downieville United Methodist Church Passion/Palm Sunday Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. The church will celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and remember his passion and death. On April 6 at noon, the Downieville Ecumenical Good Friday Service will be held at the Downieville Immaculate Conception Church. For more information, call Pastor Judson O. Gears at 432-7774.

Sierra City Community Church (United Methodist)

On Sunday, the Sierra City Community Church (United Methodist) Passion/Palm Sunday Worship Service is at noon. The church will celebrate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and remember his passion and death. On Holy Thursday at 6 p.m., there will be a Communion service. For more information, call Pastor Judson O. Gears at 432-7774.

Landmark Missionary Baptist Church

We are excited about our Resurrection Day Sonrise Breakfast. Come celebrate Resurrection Day April 8 starting with a free continental sonrise breakfast at 9:30 a.m., followed by a praise and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We welcome you to worship with us every Sunday in praise and worship from 10:30 a.m. to noon., and at Bible Study on Wednesday nights, 7-8 p.m. for all ages. For more information, call Pastor Edward F. Owen at 274-1900, write or visit

Trinity Church, Nevada City

This Sunday, the focus and sermon topic for the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services is “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit,” delivered by Father Christopher Seal, senior pastor. All Christian people are invited to receive Communion.

From 9:15 to 10:15, Allan Haley, esquire, will continue the forum on “The Bible: A User’s Guide.” During the same time slot, our Sunday Bible study leader Jeff Janssen will continue a study of the deep meaning of Jesus and his followers’ journey toward Jerusalem and the crucifixion.

Also from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m., Ben Mills leads the senior high youth group. Sunday school and junior youth group (fifth and sixth grades) meets at 10:30 a.m.

Each Wednesday morning a women’s Bible study meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., now studying a book on the ancestress of King David and Jesus, “Tamar” by Francine Rivers. On Friday at 5:30 p.m., we will have the Stations of the Cross, a meditation on Jesus’ last day, followed by a soup supper and a discussion of Lenten Bible readings. On April 6, we will celebrate Communion at 7 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m. On Tuesday, we will celebrate a Christian version of the Passover meal with traditional foods and ceremonies. For reservations, call the church office.

Trinity Church is located at the corner of Nevada and High Streets, Nevada City. For more information, call 265-8836 or visit

Catholic Church of St. Stephen the First Martyr

Catholic Church of St. Stephen the First Martyr. Sunday is Palm Sunday. Confession and masses are at regular times. On April 5, 9 a.m. is Tenebrae service, 6-6:45 is confessions, 7 p.m. Solemn Mass of the Lord’s Supper. Afterwards the altar is stripped, the Holy Sacrifice is interrupted, not to be offered again until Holy Saturday evening. On Good Friday: 8 a.m. is Tenebrae, noon is Stations of the Cross, 12-12:45 p.m. are confessions, 1 p.m. is the Solemn Liturgy of the Passion, John’s Gospel. On April 7, Holy Saturday: 9 a.m. Tenebrae, , 9:30-10:15 p.m. confessions; 10:30 p.m. Easter Vigil, Lessons from the Old Testament Prophesies. St. Stephen’s is at 5461 44th St., Sacramento. For more information, call (916) 455-5114.

Christian Life Center

This Sunday, we will begin with praise and worship music at 10:30 a.m. Our pastor, Dr. Stroup, will continue his series of a powerful morning message titled “Who’s in Charge of Your Life?” Come Wednesday evenings beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by Bible studies for men, women, Missionettes and Royal Rangers & children of all ages at 7 p.m. Monday nights is Celebrate Recovery at 6:30 p.m. CLC will be having a great Easter Egg Hunt on April 7 and a wonderful Easter Sunday service program April 8. For more information, call 273-8475 or visit

Congregation B’Nai Harim

On Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Congregation B’Nai Harim – the Nevada County Jewish Community Center, 506 Walsh Street, Grass Valley – will have Shabbat services. It will be “Past President’s Night” as past presidents of the Congregation have been invited to join us. George Feineman will be honored and acknowledged as our immediate past president. Oneg to follow. The gift shop for Passover items will be open after services.

On Saturday, we’ll have its Torah Study with Rabbi Michael Oblath.

Also Saturday at 6 p.m., Rabbi Michael Oblath will be discussing and analyzing the movie “The Exodus Decoded.”

On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m., we will celebrate Passover with a Seder. For more information, call 477-0922.

Grass Valley First Baptist Church

Palm Sunday will be celebrated with the Chamber Choir leading the worship at 10:30 a.m. Music and scriptures will tell the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus. Pastor Jim Poorboy will bring the message. Bible study for all ages will be at 9 a.m preceding the worship at 10:30.

Wednesday evening Fellowship dinner will begin at 4:45 p.m. followed by a prayer meeting at 6 p.m. Also, there will be children’s choir, Mission Friends, GA’s and Royal Ambassadors for the children. The adult worship orchestra will rehearse at 6:30 and worship choir at 7:30. The glory choir will sing at Highgate at 10:30 on Thursday. Saturday night will be a movie night with “Facing the Giants” shown in the Upper Fellowship Hall.

For more information, call 273-7301 or visit

EarthSpirit Center

Spiritual Growth Groups with Dr. Nanci Shanderá. Learn the spiritual secrets within you through the study of dreams and magical growth opportunities in everyday experience. These groups are mind and heart expanding and filled with love and humor. You will learn how to recognize adversity as a gift that helps you strengthen your connection with God.

Second Wednesdays (for men & women). Fourth Wednesdays (for women) 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donation. The Sacred Bee, 1451-A East Main St. in Grass Valley.

For more information, call 265-9097, e-mail or visit

Christian Science Church

“How Christ Heals Resistant Problems” is the title of a talk to be given at 2 p.m. Sunday by Robert Gilbert, a Christian Science teacher and practitioner from Upland. Gilbert holds a master of theology degree from Boston University.

Admission is free and no donations will be requested.

The church is located at 375 Crown Point Circle in Whispering Pines. For more information, call 273-9452 or the downtown Reading Room 273-0790.

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