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Meetings with Prajna: Revealing your true nature

These gatherings feature silence and/or guided experience followed by a short talk and dialogue on living from our deepest and truest essence – present awareness. “I invite you to simply sit, rest, and be what you already are, prior to thought, prior to all doings,” says Prajna. “By resting here, all that is needed remains; all that is not needed falls away.”

Prajna also shares from her experiences with her mentor and modern-day sage Adyashanti and encourages us to inquire into the nature of thought. These meetings are deeply nourishing. When: Most Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Where: The Sierra Center for Meditation and Well Being, 10260 Ridge Road, Nevada City. For more information about Prajna, her meeting schedule and silent retreats, visit or call (530) 265-2084. Suggested donation is $10.

Aglow – Grass Valley

Aglow’s meeting March 9 will feature Pastor Cindy Johnson of Grass Valley Assembly of God. She serves at assistant pastor as well as the Anna Prayer coordinator for the Northern California/Nevada Assemblies of God.

She will be joined by Delores King, mother and mentor of Pastor Cindy. Delores is a breast cancer survivor and was healed of Parkinson’s disease in the year 2000. Prior to raising a family, she traveled as an evangelist in Northern California. Their topic will be “The Power of the Praying Woman.”

Praise and worship will be led by Lou Ann Lee, Worship Leader/Women’s Pastor of Celebration Community Church. She is also an accomplished singer/songwriter. All women are invited to attend. Aglow is an international, nondenominational Christian Woman’s group. Join us for this special time together and enjoy a free continental breakfast.

Meeting time is 9:45 a.m. to noon at the Nevada County Board of Realtor’s building, Esterly Hall, 336 Crown Point Circle, off Brunswick Road. For more information, call 432-9258.

Congregation B’Nai Harim

Today at 1:15 p.m. the Sisterhood of Congregation B’Nai Harim will meet at 506 Walsh St. in Grass Valley. Michal Kohane is our guest speaker and the executive director of the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region. The focus of her talk will be the biblical and modern heroines of our time. For several years she was our school principal. All guests and participants of the Temple are invited. Refreshments will be served. Special Passover items are now available.

On Sunday at 8:30 a.m., Brotherhood of Congregation B’Nai Harim will meet at 506 Walsh St. in Grass Valley and will have a presentation on “Urology of the Aging Male” by Dr. Duncan Harris of Nevada City. Harris is a graduate of the Loma Linda University. Since 1999 he has been in practice with Dr. Alan Wong in Nevada City.

The Brotherhood will serve bagels and lox at 8 a.m. before the meeting. Open to guests. For reservations, call 477-0922.

Christian Life Center

Following a time of inspirational praise and worship, Pastor Jerry Stroup will be introducing our new associate pastor and his family, Pastor David and Marci Dena, on Sunday. Pastor David will be bringing the message in our morning service. You are welcome to join our Fellowship Potluck Luncheon immediately following the service. Wednesday night is our Fellowship Night with dinner at 6 and studies for all beginning at 7. Our women’s study group will be beginning Beth Moore’s study, “Jesus One and Only.” We welcome you to join. Sunday evening at 6 p.m. we invite you to attend as Dick and Dorothy Grizzel of Arizona Navajo Indian Ministries will be sharing about their work. Christian Life Center is located at 13010 Highway 49, Grass Valley. For more information, call 273-8475 or visit

Downieville United Methodist Church

Holy Communion will be celebrated at the Downieville United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will preach on “Driven into the Wilderness.” The community is invited.

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