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Religion briefs

You are always welcome at Abundant Life, the growing church with a big heart on Alta Street. This Sunday we’ll consider if and how God still speaks to us as Associate Pastor Cary Sanders brings the message, “The Silence of God.” We worship together at 9 a.m., with children being dismissed mid-service to experience God through age-appropriate Bible lessons. You’ll find genuine passion in our services as we encounter God, praise Him for who He is and learn how to live abundantly.

Midweek events always include a Ladies’ Bible Study every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and Family Night every Wednesday at 7., with classes for the whole family including CROSSover, where middle school and high school students enjoy an action-packed hour of games, friendship and discovery of how to apply Biblical principles in everyday situations.

For more information, call 273-1139.

Auburn Aglow

Auburn Aglow Community Lighthouse, a nondenominational women’s outreach, meets Friday. Refreshments at 6 p.m., ministry at 6:30 p.m., at the Auburn Civic Community Center, Rose Room, 1225 Lincoln Way in Auburn. Guest speaker will be Laura Lewis, a volunteer docent at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park on Highway 49 in Coloma. Her interest in Gold Rush history led to her interest in historical reproduction quilts. She started quilting five years ago, creating about one hand-quilted quilt a year.

Grace Lutheran Church

The pastor and people of Grace Lutheran Church welcome you to experience the love of God in your life. This Sunday we will be beginning our November “Stir Up” emphasis (“Seek how to stir one another up to faith and good works,” Hebrews 10:24), we will be encouraging one another in the management of our time. In celebration of All Saint’s Sunday, Pastor George will preach on 1 Peter 4:10, “Use your gifts for one another.”

Grace Lutheran offers many opportunities to worship, fellowship and study God’s Word. Worship begins at 9 a.m. every Sunday morning with Bible Study and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Mid-week Bible Study on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m.

If you do not have a church home, you are invited to come and join us in worship and fellowship.

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

Grass Valley First Baptist Church

Everyone is welcome to hear Pastor Jim Poorboy speak this Sunday on the theme of remembrance in the celebration around Veterans Day. The choir, Praise Team, and orchestra will lead us to worship. The morning worship service begins at 10:30, preceded by Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. A nursery is provided for the babies.

Wednesday night starts with a Fellowship Dinner beginning at 4:45. Following will be an all-church prayer meeting at 6 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to come and pray with us. A Bible Study On “Your Church Experiencing God together” will follow at 6:30 p.m. Orchestra rehearsal is at 6:30 p.m. and choir practice at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday will be a town hall meeting and potluck after the morning worship. Come and bring a potluck, enjoy fellowship, and be a part of the town meeting that will continue to celebrate our history and plan for our future.

For more information, call 273-7301 or visit http://www.first

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Grass Valley United Methodist Church is a loving, enthusiastic community of Christians that would be happy to welcome you. Our vision is to be an alive, growing, “on-fire” church where individual lives are transformed by their relationship with Jesus Christ. Members pray and read the Bible daily, faithfully keep the covenants with God through their daily actions, and minister to others.

On Sunday we’ll be learning about how to love, God, the church, each other, and ourselves. Join us for the family oriented worship service is at 8:45 a.m. or the traditional service at 10:30 a.m. Child care is available and after each service we’ll share fellowship and refreshments.

The church is located located at 236 S. Church St. between Neal and Walsh Streets in downtown Grass Valley. The entrance to the parking lot is on South School Street.

For more information call the church office at 272-1946 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday or visit

Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church

Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church is a Pan-Orthodox community that invites all Christians to come back to the church that is Eucharistic, evangelical and missionary – The ancient Church of Christ. The Divine Liturgy begins each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For those whom we wish to pray for and remember this-coming Sunday, please e-mail or call the church.

Luke 16:19-31 – “The Rich Man and Lazarus,” is the Gospel lesson on the 22st Sunday after Pentecost and the subject of this week’s homily by Father Paul.

Wednesday evening Vespers begins at 5:30. This-coming Wednesday, the 23rd after Pentecost, begins Advent. The Gospel for Vespers is St. Luke 11:9-13. “Ask and it will be given…” In celebration of Advent, there will be a soup supper and Bible study immediately after the Vespers service. For more information, call 265-4714, visit or e-mail Father Paul at info@holywis

New Beginnings Community Christian Fellowship

At New Beginnings, we desire to share the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ, the risen Son of God, with our neighbors in our community and abroad. We offer Christ-like loving and relational environments in which we can disciple the love of Christ to one another in order to become more active and effective members of our families, community and the body of Jesus Christ.

This week Ron Neilsen will be continuing his series on “The Kingdom of God.”

Sunday morning service, corporately worshiping in song, music and the teaching of God’s word, begins at 10 a.m. Children’s church is also at 10 a.m. Small groups (Women’s and Men’s Bible studies and Home Fellowships) meet mid-week for more intimate fellowship and diving deeper into God’s word.

We meet at Union Hill School, located at 11638 Colfax Highway in Grass Valley. For more information, call 274-7877 or e-mail

Peace Lutheran Church

Holy Communion will be celebrated at 8 and 10:45 a.m. services this Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church. Pastor Dean Eatman will preach. At 9:30 a.m., families are invited to join for the “Celebration of Grace” while the adult Bible class meets in the Fellowship Hall. Several new members will be welcomed into the congregation this week.

Peace Lutheran is currently “open during construction” of a new Fellowship Center. Valet parking is available for those who cannot negotiate the disrupted parking lot; simply drive around to the drop-off area near the front door of the sanctuary and your car will be cared for by a helpful church member.

For more information, call 273-9631 or visit http://www.peace

New Covenant Baptist Church

New Covenant Baptist Church is concluding a series titled “Becoming a Contagious Christian.” NCBC offers Traditional worship at 9 a.m., refreshments at 10:20 a.m. and Contemporary Worship at 10:45 a.m. Both services meet at 140 Park Ave. and have child care available. Life Groups for all ages meet at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Come, join us as we discover what God has to say to us.

Threshold Bible study (ages 18-29) meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Fields’ home.

Wednesday activities are held at 453 S. Auburn and begin with a family meal at 5 p.m. Child care is available for preschool children; Children grades one through six participate in “TeamKid”; and grades seven through 12 participate in “EPICENTRE.” NCBC offers a Beth Moore women’s study on “Daniel,” a General Adult Bible Study, “Experiencing God,” and an adult Bible study Thursday 7 p.m. titled “Living Water.” All are welcome to join us.

For more information, call 274-8516.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

In her talk, “Energy Medicine In Our Everyday Lives,” Reiki Master Eva Tobie will speak on the wisdom she has received from her hospice clients and how she has applied that wisdom to her daily life. Eva will address the importance of healing yourself first before you can assist in the healing of others. Nov. 17, join us at the Elks Lodge in Grass Valley for Lavender Roses, a live theater piece that will “Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life.”

Sunday services, childcare and youth religious education begin at 11 a.m. at 246 S. Church St., Grass Valley. 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 For more information call 274-1675 or visit

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