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Religion briefs

Pastor Don Lee will be returning to the pulpit this Sunday after completing a Mission in Dulac, La., with a Mission Team from Sierra Pines. They assisted victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Pastor Don’s Sermon topic will be “The Old Testament: This is What is Good.” Sierra Pines United Methodist Church, located at 22559 Hacienda Drive (near Lake of the Pines) offers two regular services: Contemporary at 9 a.m. and Traditional at 10:30 a.m.

A Dazzling Bouquet, a Pops Concert, will be presented Saturday at 7 p.m. We continue to assist the homeless with Hospitality House. AA meetings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 1p.m.

For more information about events, services, or to talk to Pastor Don, telephone the Church Office at 268-6907.

Congregation B’Nai Harim

On Friday at 7:30 p.m., Congregation B’Nai Harim at 506 Walsh Street, Grass Valley, will hold Sabbath (Shabbat) Services with Rabbi Michael Oblath. Ask the Rabbi Night, “Do We Have a Concept of Hell?” Refreshments at our Oneg. Guests welcome.

The Nevada County Jewish Community Center will have Torah Study, Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. with Rabbi Michael Oblath.

Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church

Our Sabbath services start at 9:30 on Saturday, with classes for all ages, and the worship service starts at 10:40. A vegetarian fellowship meal follows the sermon, and all are welcome.

The Grass Valley S.D.A. Church will be hosting a travelogue/Bible study “In the footsteps of Paul.” It is a video series filmed on location in Jerusalem, Athens, Rome, Antioch, Damascus, plus other cities that Paul visited. It is on Friday nights at 7 p.m., Saturday nights at 5:30, and Tuesday nights at 7. There is no cost to attend.

A group of 70 adults and youth will be going to Belize to build a school this week. They will also be conducting an eye clinic. Future missions trips will need experienced construction volunteers. For more information, call 477-5017.

Trinity Church, Nevada City

This Sunday the focus and sermon topic for the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services is, “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone,” delivered by Father Christopher Seal, senior pastor.

From 9:15 to 10:15, Allan Haley, esquire, will continue the forum on “The Bible: A User’s Guide,” this week considering the history of writing and copying the Bible manuscript texts. During the same time slot, our Sunday Bible Study leader Jeff Janssen will continue a study of the deep meaning of Jesus and His followers’ journey toward Jerusalem and the Crucifixion. Also from 9:15-10:15 a.m., Ben Mills leads the Senior High Youth Group. Sunday School and Junior Youth Group (5th and 6th grades) meets at 10:30 a.m.

Each Wednesday morning, a Women’s Bible Study meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. On Tuesday, there will be a presentation of “Christ in the Passover,” including a dinner. For reservations and location, call the church office. Each Friday at 5:30, during Lent, we do the Stations of the Cross, a profound meditation on Jesus’ last day, followed by a soup supper and a discussion of Lent Bible readings.

For more information, call the church office at 265-8836. Trinity Church is located at the corner of Nevada and High streets, Nevada City.

Christian Science Church

“Matter” is the subject of this week’s Bible lesson sermon to be read at the 10 a.m. service. The golden text is from Ecclesiastes; “Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.” Sunday School for students up to the age of 20 takes place at the same hour. The church is located at 375 Crown Point Circle in Whispering Pines. For further information, call 273-9452.

Every Wednesday evening at 7:30, a testimonial meeting is held where gratitude is expressed for healing and growth in the study and application of Christian Science.

Preparations are now being made for the annual lecture to be presented to the community on April 1 at 2 p.m in the church auditorium. Robert Gilbert, a practitioner and teacher with a master of theology degree from Boston University, will talk on “How the Christ Heals Resistant Problems.”

The Reading Room and Bookstore at 147 Mill Street is open to the public from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For further information, call 273-0790.

Abundant Life Community Church

This Sunday morning we continue the series, “Answer Me This … Questions that Jesus Asked” as Associate Pastor Cary Sanders will bring the message, “Do You Wish to Go Away?” We worship together at 9 a.m., with children being dismissed mid-service to experience God through age-appropriate Bible lessons.

Wednesday Activities: The Ladies’ Bible Study, held at 10:30 a.m., is studying, “Great People of the Bible.” Childcare is available with advanced request. Family Night takes place at 7 p.m., with classes for the whole family including >crossover>, where middle school and high school students enjoy an action-packed hour of games, friendships, and discovering how to apply biblical principles in everyday situations. For more information, please call 273-1139.

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