Religion briefs 5/18/07
Mountain Stream Meditation
Our Buddhist insight meditation group meets Mondays, 7:30-9 p.m. at Wild Mountain Yoga, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City. On Monday, guest teacher Leigh Braisington leads our regular meditation and talk. On Sunday, John Travis teaches a day of walking and sitting meditation, G.V. 272-6425 or http://www.mtstream .org.
Unity in the Gold Country
Join us Sunday at 10:30 a.m. when the Rev. Jerry Farrell will speak on “If You Build It… .” Music will be provided by the band Jubilate Deo who were with us Easter Sunday. On May 23, a six-week class will start on “The Secret & Beyond.” There are two classes available: 9:30-11 a.m. and 7-8:30 p.m.
274-2463 or visit http://www.unitygold.us. 500 Crown Point Circle.
Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church
This evening, the Day of Ascension of our Lord, we will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at 5:30. The Divine Liturgy begins each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday is the Seventh Sunday of Pascha Ð the Sunday of the holy fathers.
Pastoral care and the Sacrament of Penance are always available by arrangement with Father Paul. For more information, visit holywisdomnevadacity.org, e-mail info@holywisdomnevadacity. org or call 265-4714.
Nevada City United Methodist Church
On Sunday, the traditional worship service with choir begins at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship time at 10 a.m., and the contemporary service with Spirit Rising praise band at 10:30 a.m. Child care is provided. Sunday School classes for pre-school through senior high are at 10:30 a.m.
The Rev. Charles Smith pastor. 265-2797 or visit http://www.nevadacitymethodist. com. 433 Broad Street.
Grass Valley Friends Meeting
Our spiritual life as Quakers is centered on our way of worshipping God: We meet together in silence. Here we come to know each other in the spirit and build the “beloved community,” and here we are led by the divine. We offer several queries to contemplate this: Do I live in thoughtful awareness of God’s constant presence in my life? Am I sensitive and open to leadings of the spirit in my life? What steps do I take to center my life and to stay open to continuing revelation? For more information about the local Quaker Meeting, contact Dean Olson, 273-2094.
Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains
What is the urgent Unitarian Universalist message that the world is waiting to hear? Are we part of a select group? Do we really believe our faith has a message of hope and promise that is worth our trying to “convert” others? Our guest speaker will be the Rev. Tom Lewis, an ordained UU Minister. Service, childcare and religious education, 11 a.m. At 9:30 a.m., a media education film, discussion and snacks. This week, Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land: U.S. Media & the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
274-1675 or visit http://www.uugrassvalley.org. 246 So. Church St., GV.
Solid Rock Christian Fellowship
Sunday worship, 11 a.m. Senior Pastor Jim Edwards will be teaching God’s word and how it applies to you in today’s world. Children’s church and nursery care provided.
Inner State Youth Ministries meets Fridays, 6 p.m. All youth in Nevada County, junior high though high school, are welcome to worship God and fellowship. This Friday, “Relentless Pursuit” is performing live. Midweek adult Bible study and high school Bible study meet Wednesdays, 7 p.m. Women of the Rock meet the first and third Monday of the month, 7 p.m. Men of the Rock meet the first and third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m.
11665 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley. 432-1964.
Grass Valley United Methodist Church
Grass Valley United Methodist Church is the oldest Protestant church in the area. Join us on Sunday at 8:45 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. as we celebrate our 155th anniversary.
Our address is 236 S. Church St. The entrance to the parking lot is on South School Street. Sunday school for kids is at 8:45 a.m. Child care is available during both services and we have refreshments for all after each service.
To learn more call the church office at (530) 272-1946 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday or visit our Web site at http://www.gv-umc.org/.
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