Religion 05/22/08 |

Religion 05/22/08

St. Patrick Church

Celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi, Sunday, May 25, 6:30 p.m. mass. Following mass there will be procession through the streets of the neighborhood lead by the Holy Eucharist. All members of the congregation, members of the community and their family and friends are invited to participate in the glorious event.

For more information, call 273-2347.

Gold Country Calvary Chapel

13026 La Barr Meadows Road. Pastor Mike Warren teaches New Testament on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday school and nursery care, same time. Wednesday service, 7 p.m., devoted to Old Testament teaching. Child care available. Women’s Bible study, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Men’s Bible study, Mondays at 7 p.m. We believe that Christianity is not a religion but a relationship between you and Jesus Christ.

Call 274-2108 or 478-1177 Tuesday through Friday.

Trinity Church

The ancient/future Church: Biblical, Evangelical, Liturgical, and Historic. This Sunday our service is at 8 and 10:30 a.m. At 9:15 a.m. is adult forum on “Science and Religion,” adult Bible study, and high school youth group.

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

Nevada City United Methodist Church

The traditional Sunday worship service with choir begins at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship 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.

Nevada City United Methodist Church, Rev. Charles Smith pastor, is located at 433 Broad Street. Call 265-2797 or visit

Sierra Center for Positive Living

Rev. Madalyn Wade’s talk is “Happiness Part Two.” The music is led by Erin Gailsdaughter at the 11 a.m. service. We are an inter-faith community living the Science of Mind philosophy, and our vision is “Celebrating Our Oneness In Spirit.”

Service at 9 a.m. is Reflective Service and the Spiritual Lesson. Service at 11 a.m. is celebratory with live music, and our Junior Church Program is held at this time.

Our services are held at 119 Florence Avenue in Grass Valley. Visit home page for a parking map!

Questions, please call our office, 274-1018.

Mountain Stream Meditation

Our Buddhist Insight Meditation group meets Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Wild Mt. Yoga Center, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City.

On May 26, guiding teacher, John Travis, will offer a talk after a regular silent meditation.

For more information please call 272-6425 or visit

Twin Cities Church

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, “The Secret to Happiness.” The message this week is “Be Resilient.”

Twin Cities Church meets Sundays at 8, 9:35 and 11:15 a.m. at 11726 Rough and Ready Highway. Children (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 a.m. on Sundays.

For more information, call 273-6425 or visit

Unity in the Gold Country

Join us this Memorial Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at our new facility at 180 Cambridge Court. Music will be by Linda Whan and Bob Couper. Michael Brown, author of “The Presence Process,” will present a workshop on Friday, May 30, at 7 p.m. ($25) and Saturday, May 31 ($75) at 10 a.m.

The grand opening of the new facility is scheduled for June 1. The Men’s Group and Women’s Sacred Circle meet Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Youth programs are at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Unity is an inclusive spiritual community honoring all spiritual paths that honor a loving God. Call 274-2463 or visit

The Church of the Nazarene

The Church of the Nazarene, 331 Hughes Road, Grass Valley, has been ministering to the community and the surrounding areas for more than 70 years.

Our Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship is at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible study and prayer is at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call the church at 273-9218. Pastor Ron Hilton’s cell phone is 263-2047.

Abundant Life Community Church

Come experience God’s life-changing grace. Join us in the series, “God at Work,” this Sunday for worship at either 8:45 or 10:30 a.m. Both services are identical, and children’s classes are available both hours.

Family Night happens every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

For more information, call 273-1139.

Congregation B’nai Harim

Friday, May 23, 7:30 p.m., at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center, 506 Walsh Street, Grass Valley, will have its Shabbat Service with Rabbi Alan Greenbaum. Please plan to attend. Guests are always welcome. The Judaica Shop will be open for Bar/Bat Mitzvah and graduation presents. Oneg to follow.

Pray Nevada County

We meet Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. to pray for our county governments and services, schools and families, businesses, media, churches and para church ministries. Since August 1997, we have met each week to pray for our communities.

May meetings will be held at Foothill Community Church, Highway 49, Grass Valley. Meetings in June will be at Nevada County Christian Fellowship, 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley.

For more information, call the scheduling secretary at 432-0458 or Sierra Ministries International at 478-1478.


Grass Valley’s next meeting is Thursday, June 12, at 9:45 a.m. Trudy Singh from Reno, Nev., will be our speaker. Praise and worship will be provided by Reverends George and Lillie Parker, LionSong Ministries. Aglow is a nondenominational Christian organization and all women are invited. Meeting will be held at Nevada County Association of Realtors in Grass Valley.

Aglow’s meetings are regularly shown on Cable Channel 11, NCTV at 4 p.m. Thursdays, courtesy of Transformations Unlimited.

Regular broadcasts of Transformation Unlimited can be seen on NCTV Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Call 432-9258 for further information.

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

We pray for the healing for the body, soul and spirit. Everyone is welcome whether they attend church or not. We meet in the Chapel at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday. The chapel is located in the main lobby of the hospital. There is no fee and no reservation is necessary.

For more information call Sierra Ministries International at 478-1478 or visit

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Please join us on Sunday when Pastor Don Lee’s sermon topic will be “Peter and Paul: No Blame Please!”

Enjoy our contemporary music by ReGenesis at 9 a.m. and our traditional service with music by Joy Unlimited, directed by Cherry Hayes at 10:30 a.m. Pianist, Joan Garrett.

A new adult education study, “Eclipsing Empire,” will begin on Friday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m. and another, “Gospel of Thomas,” on Sunday, June 8, at 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call 268-6907 and visit

Angela Diaz 5/20/08 run with photo

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Please join us this Saturday for Eucharist and music at 5 p.m. Saturday services will be held every fourth Saturday. Call the church office at 273-7876 to get your tickets for the June Spring Luncheon coming soon! Sunday services continue at 8 and 10 a.m.

St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish

Traditional Latin Rite

Father Novokowsky, FSSP, Pastor; Fathers Masutti, FSSP, & McNeely, FSSP, parochial vicars. Re: Sick Calls – contact parish office. If an emergency, dial office, press 1, leave a message. The priest on call will be paged immediately. May crowning Sat., May 31, and Day of Recollection for Mothers & Daughters, after 9 a.m. Mass until 4 p.m. Lunch provided. Free will offering. Parish bake sale fundraiser Sun., May 25. For information call Fatima, (916) 451-9752. External celebration of Feast of Corpus Christi, Sun., May 25, at 10:30 a.m. High Mass. Traditional procession and prayers at three outdoor altars follow.

Information: or office (916) 455-5114. St. Stephen’s is at 5461 44th St., Sacramento.

Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church

We are a Christian Church. In fact, Holy Orthodoxy is as old as Christianity itself.

Orthodoxy is the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. We practice the ancient faith given to us by the Lord, and practiced since the time of the Apostles.

Divine Liturgy is Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Vespers is each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

May 22 is the fifth Sunday of Pascha Ð The Sunday of the Samaritan Woman.

Christian Science Church

“Soul and Body” is the title of the lesson sermon to be read at the 10 a.m. service. The Golden Text is from 1 Cor: “…glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” Sunday school is held at the same hour.

At the Wednesday meetings at 7:30 p.m., people tell of healings all through the application of Christian Science teachings.

The church is located at 375 Crown Point Circle. Call 273-9452. Visit the Reading Room and Bookstore at 147 Mill Street. It is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 273-0790.

New Covenant Church

Join us this week as Pastor Randy wraps up the Come Thirsty series and shows us ways to get back on track. We look forward to you joining our family. Sunday mornings we meet at 140 Park Avenue. LifeGroups meet 9 a.m.; Worship begins 10:45 a.m. (children’s church and childcare provided).

Visit for all the fun things going on for the kids.

We also offer numerous weekly small groups during the week. Please call 274-8516 for times and information about anything going on.

First Baptist Church

Sunday, contemporary service begins at 9 a.m. Sunday school is taught at 9 a.m. Bible study is also conducted at 9 a.m. Childcare is provided.

The blended service begins at 11:00 a.m. Children’s church is provided. Pastor Mark Rindels will be preaching a message titled “Cease-fire: Finding a peace that lasts.” The drama team will be presenting a vignette illustrating how to build peace-centered relationships. All veterans will be recognized.

Join us on Wednesdays for Fellowship Dinner, 4:45 to 6 p.m., in the Upper Fellowship Hall. Prayer meetings, Bible study, children’s mission groups, and music rehearsals follow. Call 273-7301 or visit

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Come out to the Fairgrounds this Saturday for Praise in the Mountains from noon to 8 p.m. Free admission, six gospel bands, food and fun for the whole family. Join us this Sunday as Pastor Linda Preaches on “The Fruit of Repentance is Revival.” Traditional: 9 a.m., contemporary: 10:30 a.m., includes a moment for missions from the Emergency Assistance Coalition. Adult Sunday Seminars are at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Children and youth programs and healing prayer are offered at all services.

Visit or call 265-3291. We are located at 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Belief or disbelief in God can appear on the outside to be a fairly uncomplicated determination. But when we scratch the surface of many seemingly simple things we are often surprised by profound complexity.

In her thought-provoking sermon, “Raise Your Hand if You Believe in God,” Rev. Meghan Cefalu invites each of us to further explore our beliefs.

Service, religious education and childcare at 11 a.m.

Call 274-1675 or visit 246 So. Church St., Grass Valley.

Word-A-Live! Church

Word-A-Live! Church is non-denominational and networks with Christian International (CI) Apostolic and Prophetic Ministries. All people are welcome to come and celebrate with us beginning at 10 a.m. with contemporary presence driven worship, along with ministry of the Word and the Spirit, relevant for living.

Wednesday at 7 p.m. is Equippers Class (along with Kidz Club); Thursday at 9:45 a.m. is Women’s Bible study; and Friday nights (7 p.m.) is Youth Team.

10528 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley. For information, call 432-9155, e-mail or visit www.

EarthSpirit Center

Weekly Soul Exploration Group, Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Dragonfly Studio, 17328 Penn Valley Road, tax-deductible donation. Dreams for Healing at hospital Cancer Center – call Debby at 274-6872 to register for next series starting in June; also new 4 Modality Art Class beginning in June. Also spiritual counseling; Fall Women’s Retreat; Intro. to Mystery School beginning Fall 2008. See website calendar for details.

Dr. Nanci Shanderá, 265-9097,,

Baha’i Faith

Nancy Portillo, Baha’i’ for 30 years, Reiki Master Teacher, Energy Worker, Master Virtue Facilitator for The Virtues Project, will speak on “Healing and the Baha’i’ Faith,” on Saturday, May 24, 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the BriarPatch Community Room, 290 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley.

Nancy has lived in Grass Valley for six years. Nancy, an inspiring speaker, has traveled the U.S. and internationally, speaking on Health and Healing, Family Life and Education and Character Development.

“Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy….. and love for Thee is my companion.” Baha’u’llah.

New Beginnings Community Christian Fellowship

We exist to have relationship with God and each other. Jesus said in Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed.”

Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. Small groups (women’s and men’s Bible studies) meet Mondays. Boundaries study group meets Thursdays at 7 p.m.

We meet at Union Hill School, 11638 Colfax Highway in Grass Valley.Call 277-9998 or

Grace Lutheran Church

The Pastor and people of Grace bid you a warm welcome. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9 a.m. followed by Family Education hour at 10:30 a.m.

Vacation Bible School (A Friendship Trek with Jesus our Forever Friend) begins on June 9 through 13, starting with a light supper at 5:30 p.m. followed by songs, stories and crafts.

For more information and preregistration, call the church office at 273-7043. Visit

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

“Seeking God’s Way” is the topic for Sunday’s sermon by Pastor Barbara Smith. In our ongoing relationship with God we strive to discover His way to do His work in the world. Service hours are 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Childcare provided at both services.

Senior Lunch is today (Thursday, May 22) at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday GVUMC holds “Homework Heaven,” after school tutoring help for kids, starting at 3:30 p.m.

For information on these programs and much more, contact the church office at 272-1946 or visit GVUMC is located in the heart of downtown Grass Valley on Church Street.

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