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Religion briefs

On Sunday at 8:30 a.m. the North San Juan United Methodist Church will celebrate Holy Communion, Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be preaching, “By What Authority?” On Tuesday at 10 a.m., there is a Bible study at the church. The community is invited.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Valentine’s Day cards are on the store shelves, and expressions of love pour forth from many of us at this time. The Rev. Joy Atkinson’s sermon, “I Love, Therefore I Am!” will explore different forms of love, this essential feeling that makes us who we are. Sunday services begin 11 a.m. at 246 S. Church St. (corner of Walsh), Grass Valley. Childcare and religious education provided. Video of the previous Sunday’s service can be seen on cable Channel 11 at 5:30 p.m Sunday and 1 p.m. Thursday. Streaming videos of many earlier services can be seen at http://nevadaci

For more information call 274-1675 or visit

Word-A-Live! Church

Our location is 10528 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley. We offer “Straight up messages for straight up people.” This Sunday at 10 a.m., Pastor Chipchase will be ministering the word of the Lord, and “United We Stand in Prayer” service will follow at 7 p.m. The monthly Men’s meeting is Saturday at 8 a.m. This meeting is held on the first Saturday of every month and is open to all men in our community for a time of fellowship, encouragment and prayer.

“Regional Women’s Studies” with Beth Moore continues today at 9:45 a.m. and Monday night at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at 7 p.m is our community class, “What to do when you come face-to-face with the Truth.” Revivalist Randy Billings will be revisiting us Feb.10 through Feb. 19. For any information, call the office at 432-9155.

The Sisterhood

of B’Nai Harim

The Sisterhood of B’Nai Harim – Nevada County Jewish Community Center will have as featured speaker Dr. Arnie Adicoff, retired cardiologist today at 1:15 p.m., 506 Walsh St. in Grass Valley. He will be speaking to the Sisterhood members and guests about matters of the heart as they relate to women.

We invite all women to attend to hear this very eloquent speaker. For more information call 477-0922.

The Brotherhood from Congregation B’Nai Harim

Nevada County Jewish Community Center – 506 Walsh St. Grass Valley. Sunday at 8 a.m. Practicing Patent Attorney, Mark Jacobs, Esq. will be the guest speaker talking on Patent Laws and Copyright practices. For more information and reservations call 477-0922, bagels and lox will be provided.

New Covenant Baptist Church

Total Fitness: You can’t get it at just any gym! Get in shape, go back to school, get out of debt…seems like we’re all into self improvement. But what about your spiritual life? You can’t take care of that at the gym. At New Covenant Baptist Church, we are exploring the ways to get “Fit for Life.” You’ll see that spiritual health brings all the other areas of life into balance.

Join us Sunday’s at 10:30 a.m. for fellowship and refreshments. Our Worship hour begins at 10:45 a.m. at the Park Ave Alternative Educational Site, 140 Park Ave. off South Auburn at School Alley or Park Ave.

For more information, call our Church office at 274-8516.

Thursday nights at 7 p.m. New Covenant Baptist Church is sponsoring a Mission for the Hispanic community, meeting in our Worship Center every Thursday night at 7 p.m. “Le invitamos a alabar a Dios con nosotros. Nuestra adoracion es netamente en Espanol. Traiga a su familia para gozarse. Nuestros brazos y Corazon estan abiertos a todos los hispanos, especialmente aqui en Grass Valley. Asamblea Apostolica @ La Iglesia Bautista, 453 S. Auburn Street.”

Sierra Pines United Methodist

The sermon topic for this Sunday is based upon 1 Corinthians 8:1-13. Our senior youth will lead us on a worship journey to Darfur, where civil war has led to a horrifying holocaust. Where do we find the hope in such conflict?

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church offers two regular services, contemporary at 9 a.m. and traditional at 10:30 a.m.

This Saturday the United Methodist Men will hold their monthly breakfast meeting at 8 a.m. in the MPR.

Sierra Pines UMC church is located at 22559 W. Hacienda Dr. (near Lake of the Pines).

For more information call 268-6907, and visit http://www.sier

Grace Lutheran Church

Grace Lutheran Church, on Ridge Road, next to Nevada Union High School, welcomes you to worship this Sunday. This week, Pastor Degner’s sermon theme will be, “Discipleship Training,” based on I Corinthians 9:24-27. Paul uses the analogy of the athlete who prepares for a race. An athlete knows how to discipline himself that he might compete so as to win the prize. He is willing to work long and hard hours to compete in this race. So it is with discipleship. One can not be a disciple, a follower of Christ, and not be disciplined in faithful living.

Services are at 9 a.m. every Sunday with Family Christian Education Hour following at 10:30 a.m.

For more information call the church office at 273-7043.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

This Sunday, Pastor Scott continues his message series, “A Glimpse of Heaven,” from the Book of Revelation. Sunday’s message will be part 12 “The Truth About Armageddon,” from Rev. 16.

Our prayer at Sierra Presbyterian is to minister to the spiritual needs of all people, regardless of age, background, or worship style preference. This is why we have three distinctly different worship services; Traditional 8:30 a.m., Contemporary 10 a.m., and Way Contemporary 11:30 a.m.

Want to know more about the Presbyterian Church. You are invited to attend a membership seminar on Feb. 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. Questions are welcome. Call Audrey McIntosh at 265-3291 ext. 18.

Sierra Presbyterian is located in Nevada City, off Highway 49, at the Gold Flat/Ridge Road Exit at the corner of Zion and Ridge Road.

Downieville United Methodist Church

On Sunday at 10:30 a.m. the Downieville United Methodist Church will celebrate Holy Communion, Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be preaching, “By What Authority?” The community is invited.


Aglow’s meeting is Feb. 9, at 9:45 a.m. to noon at Esterly Hall at the Nevada County Board of Realtors building and will feature George and Lillie Parker as speakers and Praise and Worship leaders. George and Lillie have traveled extensively throughout the United States preaching the gospel through the spoken word, singing, drama, and operating in the Holy Spirit’s gifts. Both have been licensed, ordained ministers for 16 years. From 1992 through 2000 they traveled as LionSong Ministries across the nation.

Aglow is an International, nondenominational Christian woman’s group. All women are invited to attend. Come and join us and enjoy this wonderful ministry of George and Lillie. There will be a free continental breakfast served.

For more information call 432-9258.

EarthSpirit Center Church: The Gathering

EarthSpirit Center Church: The Gathering meets Sunday at 10 a.m. at the Nevada City Veteran’s Hall. Abundant parking, wheelchair accessible. (No childcare or youth group at this time.) The theme for February is “Open Heart ‘Surgery’: Emergence from the Depths,” which explores how the dark period of winter serves us. Dr. Shanderá will speak on the theme, lead a related guided imagery experience, then answer questions re: spiritual growth and personal dreams. This will be followed by a healing prayer circle. Join us for this loving, humor-filled, and inspiring event. For more information call Rev. Dr. Nanci Shanderá, Ph.D., Director at the EarthSpirit Center at 265-9097, visit http://www.EarthSpirit, or email earthspir

Good News Project

The Good News Project offers prayer for healing every Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Higgins Lions Community Center, 22490 E. Hacienda Dr. (one mile past LOP entrance). We pray for the unchurched as well as those who attend church. There is no fee and no appointment is necessary. For more information call 268-3899, or visit http://www.thegoodnewspro

Grace Lutheran Church

Grace Lutheran Church welcomes you to worship this Sunday. This week, Pastor Degner’s sermon theme will be, “Jesus, The Healing Servant.”

The gospel lesson for the day tells the story of Jesus healing Peter’s mother-in-law, as well as the townspeople having illnesses, and people possessed of demons. Jesus is the healer – healing people of their physical and spiritual infirmities. Everyone is looking for one kind of cure or another. Be it for a serious disease like cancer; the sickness of one’s child; to a broken heart. All human beings have an illness of one kind or another. Illnesses that are known and sicknesses we may not even be aware of. Jesus comes to be our healer. St. Mark tells us that everyone sought Jesus. Why? That he might heal them? Why do you seek Jesus?

Services are at 9 a.m. every Sunday with Family Christian Education Hour following at 10:30 a.m.

For more information call the church office at 273-7043.

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

The Healing Rooms of Nevada County are open at the Conference Rooms of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital on Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. We pray for healing for the body, soul, and spirit. Everyone is welcome whether you attend church or not. No appointment is necessary and there is no fee.

For directions or more information visit, or call 268-3899.

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