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Gold Country Calvary Chapel

13026 La Barr Meadows Road. We invite you to join us in worship and learning God’s word. Pastor Mike Warren teaches New Testament on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday school and nursery care, same time. Wednesday service at 7 p.m. is devoted to Old Testament teaching. Child care available. Women’s Bible study, Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. Men’s Bible study, Wednesdays 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

Trinity Church, Nevada City, 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.

St. Stephen the First Martyr Parish

Traditional Roman Latin Rite

Fatima Rosary Procession, 13th of each month, May through October after 6:30 p.m. Mass. Camp Sacred Heart, June 15 through 21. See Tish if you can help or be a sponsor. For a Spiritus Sanctus Academy application (Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Granite Bay) call (916) 899-9187 or e-mail Also, download 2008 applications for St. Stephen’s Academy, or call (916) 455-1350. June 15, fifth Sunday after Pentecost and Brotherhood Sunday. “Go first and be reconciled to thy brother.” Recognize the Fatherhood of God.

(916) 455-5114. 5461 44th St., Sacramento.

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 June 16, guiding teacher, John Travis, will offer a talk after a regular silent meditation.

Heather Sundberg offers a day of meditation June 22, with a focus on Big Mind.

For more information, call 272-6425 or visit

Twin Cities Church

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our new series, “Nu Me Brand.” The first message is “I Am Chosen.”

Twin Cities Church meets Sundays at 8, 9:35, and 11:15 a.m. at 11726 Rough & 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. Sundays.

For more information, call 273-6425 or visit

Scientology Mission of Auburn

“A primary trap is to succumb to invitations to hate,” from “A New Slant on Life” by L. Ron Hubbard. Come in and find out more.

The mission is located at 4035 Grass Valley Highway, Suite J, in the Black Forest Plaza near Dry Creek Road. Hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

Call 886-0650 or for information about Scientology, visit

Abundant Life Community Church

Come experience God’s life-changing grace at Abundant Life, the growing church with a big heart on Alta Street. Join us in the series, “God at Work,” this Sunday for worship at either 8:45 or 10:30 a.m. Discover how God is at work in our relationships. Both services are identical, and children’s classes are available both hours.

Vacation Bible School is coming soon! Join us the evenings of June 23 through 27 for an exciting time with children through the fifth grade.

For more information, call 273-1139.

Sierra Center for Positive Living

Our guest Pastor candidate’s talk is entitled “Be Cause,” and the music is led by SharonJoy Johoda. We have two services, at 9:30 (new time) and 11 a.m., both with live music. It is important for members to attend and see the candidates this month. We are an inter-faith community living the Science of Mind philosophy. Our vision is “Celebrating Our Oneness In Spirit.”

Our Junior Church Program is held at the 11 a.m. service. Our services are held at 119 Florence Avenue in Grass Valley. Visit home page for a parking map!

Questions, please call our office at 274-1018.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

Join a friendly bunch of men at their monthly breakfast and fellowship on Saturday, June 14 at Perko’s Restaurant at precisely 8:08 a.m. Please call the church office to register.

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 Pines United Methodist Church

Join us for a Musical Celebration at both the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services with “Joy Unlimited” sharing a Musical Liturgy. Our choir is directed by Cherry Hayes, and the pianist is Joan Garrett.

Adult Education Study, “Eclipsing Empire,” Fridays at 10:30 a.m.

A study of “The Gospel of Thomas,” June 18 at 7 p.m.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church is located at 22559 Hacienda Drive, Grass Valley, and offers two services: Contemporary at 9 a.m. and traditional at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 9 a.m.

For more information, call 268-6907 and visit

Christian Science Church

“God the Preserver of Man ” is the subject of this week’s Bible lesson sermon at the l0 a.m. Sunday service. The Golden Text is from Psalms: “The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.” Sunday school meets at the same hour.

A Wednesday testimonial meeting is held each week at 7:30 p.m. Child care is available.

All are welcome to attend our church at 375 Crown Point Circle. Call 273-9452.

Visit our Reading Room and Bookstore at 147 Mill Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All are welcome. Call 273-0790.


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.

Pray Nevada County

Pray Nevada County, seeking God on behalf of our communities, is open to all Christians. Pray Nevada County meets each 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, 15 to 25 people from eight to 12 congregations have met each week to pray for our communities.

June meetings 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.

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

The Healing Rooms of Nevada County are open. 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

Congregation B’nai Harim

Friday, June 13, 7:30 p.m., Congregation B’nai Harim at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center, 506 Walsh Street, Grass Valley, will have Rabbi Alan Greenbaum lead the Shabbat Service. There is only one service; no family service until August. Plan to attend and welcome back our Rabbi after his trip to Israel. The Judaica Shop is open for your Holiday needs. Oneg to follow services.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Emmanuel Episcopal Church has received a grant from the Episcopal Community Services of the Diocese of Northern California, to coordinate homeless outreach and services with Hospitality House. The ECS grant will assist Emmanuel with a coordinator position to work closely with Hospitality House in arranging shelter services and supportive assistance to persons and families who are in need of shelter and other human services.

Emmanuel is located at 235 South Church St., Grass Valley. Sunday services are at 8 and 10 a.m. with a contemporary Eucharist and music every fourth Saturday at 5 p.m.


Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church

Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church is 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.

We invite you to come and visit, ask questions, and participate in our community of faith.

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

Sunday, June 15, is Holy Pentecost and the fifth anniversary of the church!

Peace Lutheran Church

Services of Holy Communion will be offered at 8 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. Pastor Richard Johnson will preach and preside; Richard Tumilty will be guest organist.

Pastor Johnson continues the adult Bible study on Jeremiah at 9:30 a.m.

Peace is located at 828 West Main St. in Grass Valley. For more information, visit or call 273-9631.

New Covenant Church

Join us this week as Pastor Randy helps us get our batteries recharged for the summer. We look forward to you joining our family. Sunday mornings we meet at 140 Park Avenue. LifeGroups meet at 9 a.m.; Worship begins 10:45 a.m. Children’s church and childcare provided.

Join us this year for fun in the sun. Vacation Bible School will be July 20 through 24 from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. and will be held at Park Avenue High School.

We offer numerous small groups during the week all summer long. Call the church office at 274-8516 for times and more information about anything going on.

First Baptist Church

Sunday, the Contemporary service begins at 9 a.m. Sunday school is taught at this hour as well as Bible study for adults. Childcare is provided. The traditional service begins at 11 a.m. Children’s church is provided.

Pastor Mark Rindels will be preaching a message titled “Dads: Building a Spiritual Legacy.” All dads will be honored. Don’t miss a time of refreshment and fellowship between the two services at 10:15 a.m. in the Upper Grounds Cafe.

Join us on Wednesdays for dinner, 4:45 to 6 p.m., in the Upper Fellowship Hall. Prayer meeting, Bible studies, and children’s mission groups will follow.

Call 273-7301 or visit

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, celebrates the liberation of the slaves on June 19, 1865. We like to point to all the social changes that have taken place since that appalling time in our nation’s history. But as Rev. Meghan Cefalu points out, when Rev. Jeremiah Wright was drawn into the national spotlight, it became clear that racism is still very present in our public dialogue. New members of our congregation will be welcomed during this service. The choir will sing.

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

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

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Youth confirmation will take place on June 15 at the 8:45 a.m. service. Pastor Barb’s sermon topic is “Do You Believe in Miracles?” Church services are at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Childcare provided.

GVUMC Stephen Ministers provide comfort to those who may be lonely, sad or discouraged. Contact Pastor Barb to find out more about this comfort ministry. Last Friday Supper will be held on June 13, starting at 5:30 p.m.

GVUMC is located in the heart of downtown Grass Valley on Church Street. Call 272-1946 or visit for a listing of programs.

Grace Lutheran Church

Grace offers Gospel-powered, Christ-centered worship as we serve our community by sharing Christ’s love. We welcome you to join us each Sunday at 9 a.m. followed by Sunday school and Bible study at 10:30 a.m. Mid-week Bible study is at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday and at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

For more information, call 273-7043 or visit

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. $20 for eight weeks, starts June 20. Also, “The Art of Healing: Four Modalities for Body, Mind & Spirit” starts June 9, no cost except supplies. Also Soul purpose counseling; Fall Women’s Retreat Fall 2008. See website calendar for details.

Dr. Nanci Shanderá, 265-9097,,

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 meet Mondays. Boundaries study group meets Thursdays at 7 p.m.

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

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Happy Father’s Day! Join us for this Sunday as Pastor Scott delivers the final Nehemiah Message. Traditional, 9 a.m.; contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday seminars are at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Children and youth programs and healing prayer are offered at all services.

Upcoming events include Parent’s “Time Out;” VBS and a Garden and Quilts Tour.

For more information, visit or call 265-3291. We are located at 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City.

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