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Religion briefs

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

The Healing Rooms of Nevada County are open. We pray for healing for the body, soul and spirit. Everyone is welcome, whether you attend church or not. Location: Outpatient Center Conference Rooms at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital from 7 to 9 p.m. There is no fee and no reservation is necessary. For more information, call 268-3899 or visit

Mountain Stream Meditation Center

Mountain Stream Meditation Center, a Buddhist Insight meditation group, meets Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9 at Wild Mountain Yoga, 574 Searls Ave., in Nevada City. On Monday evening Don Frazer will show a video dharma talk on the “Four Foundations of Mindfulness” by Carol Wilson. All levels of experience are welcome to attend. For more information, call Barbara at 272-6425 or visit

New Covenant Baptist Church

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. Come and “work out” with us this Sunday as Pastor Randy continues his series on “Total Fitness with Body Building: Some Assembly Required.”

Join us Sundays 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 Avenue.

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.”

Peace Lutheran Church

Pastor Richard Johnson will be the preacher on the First Sunday in Lent this week at Peace Lutheran Church. Services are held at 8 and 10:45 a.m.; the senior choir will sing at the early service this week.

Midweek Lenten services of Evening Prayer continue on Thursdays at 7 p.m. with a focus on the Psalms. Pastor Dean Eatman will be the preacher this week. The service is preceded by soup supper at 6 p.m.; all are welcome.

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

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Sunday, Pastor Scott Dickson continues in the book of Revelation with “Our God Reigns Supreme” from Chapter 20. A spirit-filled message and worship experience awaits you at one of our three services: Traditional 8:30 a.m.; Contemporary 10 a.m.; Way Contemporary 11:30 a.m. Sunday evenings we have “Generations” at 6, a time of fellowship and short lesson on family values by Tim Grebe, youth and young families director.

We host Hospitality House tonight with thanks to the LDS Church for steadfastly providing generous meals for our friends in need.

Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. Prime-Timers (age 70 and up) meet for their annual corned beef and cabbage luncheon and program featuring the talents of Mr. Magic. For reservations, call the church office at 265-3291.

Sierra Center for Positive Living

At the Sierra Center for Positive Living, our mission statement is: Inspiring People to Live Spiritually Awakened Lives. The theme for March is “Becoming Your Own Hero.” The Rev. Sandra Fairbanks’ message this Sunday is on “Altruism.” She will explore finding purpose when we feel sad or depressed or simply feel that something is missing in our lives. The service starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Banner Grange Hall, 12629 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

Ongoing events: Book Circle every Thursday morning. Call 274-7167 for details; Meditative Service the second Wednesday of the month, 6:45 p.m.

For more information, call 274-1018 or visit http://www.sierra

Sierra City Community Church (United Methodist)

Holy Communion will be celebrated at the Sierra City Community Church (United Methodist) on Sunday at noon. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will preach on “Driven into the Wilderness.” Their monthly church potluck will follow at 1 p.m. The community is invited.

Sierra Pines United Methodist

Pastor Don Lee’s sermon topic for this Sunday is “Brain Buckets.” Helmets used to be for bikers, and even bikers aren’t always crazy about them. Today, you’re weird if you’re not wearing a helmet.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church offers two regular services, contemporary at 9 a.m. and traditional at 10:30 a.m. Sierra Pines UMC church is located at 22559 W. Hacienda Dr. (near Lake of the Pines).

March 3 is youth Friday Fun Night for sixth- through eighth-graders, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the MPR.

This Sunday, the Rev. Jim Dempsey will lead a discussion group at 9 a.m. The group will continue into April. The center of the discussion will focus on audio tapes of lectures given by Bishop John Shelby Spong that were part of his latest book titled “The Sins of Scripture.”

For more information, call the church office at 268-6907 and visit our Web site at

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Join us for “The Seven UU Principles: A Celebration in Song,” an all-music service paying tribute, through song, to the guiding principles of Unitarian Universalism. Contemporary and folk selections will be performed by UUCM members and choir members and congregants will sing favorites from the hymnal, affirming our shared values in a new and upbeat style.

Sunday services begin at 11 a.m. at 246 S. Church St. (corner of Walsh), Grass Valley. Child care and religious education provided.

The Men’s Group will meet on Wednesday; call 265-2240 for more information.

For more information, call 274-1675 or visit http://www.uugrass

Twin Cities Church

Our 40 Days of Community series, “We’re Better Together,” continues this week with the message, “Reaching Together.” We hope you’ll join as we learn how to love one another and take that love out into our community.

Twin Cities Church meets every Sunday at 8:15, 10, and 11:45 a.m. at 11726 Rough and Ready Highway.

If you are unable to make it to Sunday service, listen to “Encouragement for Life” on KNCO 830AM on Sundays from 7 to 7:30 a.m. to hear one of Twin Cities past messages.

For more information, call the church office at 273-6425 or visit http://www.twincitieschurch .com/.

Unity in the Gold Country

March provides an exciting lineup of events and speakers at Unity. On March 12, we will have visiting musician and singer Anton Miserak from Mount Shasta providing music at the service and giving a love offering concert immediately afterwards. The Rev. Jerry will give the lesson that day. On March 19, local favorite Angelika will give the lesson and provide the music. That Sunday we will also be hosting our annual St. Patrick’s Day potluck.

This Sunday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Joe Sloan’s lesson is titled “Something of Heaven.” We are located at 500 Crown Point Circle off of Brunswick Road and Whispering Pines.

For more information, call the church office at 274-2463 or visit

Word-A-Live! Church

We are located at 10528 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, and offer “Straight up messages for straight up people.” You are invited to join us as Pastor Chipchase ministers an awesome word from the Lord Sunday at 10 a.m. Sunday evening is “United We Stand in Prayer” service at 7. We offer children’s ministry from nursery school through the teens.

Our communitywide men’s meeting is Saturday (March 4) at 8 a.m. This monthly men’s meeting is open to all men for a time of fellowship and encouragement.

Our “Regional Women’s Studies” is today at 9:45 a.m. and Monday at 6:30 p.m. This exciting teaching explores what it means to believe God (all group sessions are free). Women of all ages are welcome. For more information, call 432-9155.

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