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Religion briefs

Truth Worship Center

Renewal will be the theme for the weekend services at Truth. Special services will be held on Saturday at 7 p.m., with refreshments after the service. Special services continue on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. All services begin with lively, heartfelt praise and worship from the music team.

Bible study Tuesday, 7 p.m. Ladies prayer/Bible study, Wednesday, 10 a.m. We are a Bible-based, family friendly church. 272-6455 or visit, 1784 Ridge Road, Grass Valley, across from Nevada Union High School.

Foothill Church

Sunday Service is at 10 a.m., come a little early and enjoy coffee, tea and snacks before service.

On Friday, youth meet at 7 p.m. All junior high and high school youth are welcome. Call the church for information on special outings and to talk to one of the youth leaders. 272-8511 or e-mail, 14600 State Hwy. 49, just three miles south of Grass Valley next to the fire station.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Emmanuel will celebrate the Feast of the Pentecost this Sunday at the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. The Holy Eucharist will feature the New Zealand liturgy. At 10 a.m., a bagpiper will join us to celebrate the consecration by Scottish Episcopal Church bishops of the American Episcopal Church’s first bishop, Samuel Seabury.

For more information, call 283-7876 or visit, 235 South Church St. in Grass Valley.

Calvary Bible Church

Pastor Scott Gallagher continues with his series on “Knowing God” with the message, “Our God is Abba.” Traditional service, 9 a.m.; contemporary service, 10:45. Sunday School classes are offered at both times.

There will be a potluck for young marrieds on June 1. Family Camp at Sugarpine Point on Lake Tahoe is June 24-29. Vacation Bible School and Day Camp will be July 9-13. The Senior High Mexico Missions Trip will be July 14-22. 273-1343.

Trinity Church

Trinity Church, Nevada City, the ancient/future Church: Biblical, Evangelical, Liturgical and Historic. We celebrate Communion at 8 a.m., 9:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. The message this week is on, “First … He abides with you and He will be in you,” presented by Father Christopher Seal.

Also at 9:15 a.m. is High School Youth Group and Adult Forum where we discuss the proposed Anglican Covenant. Adult Bible Study will take place. or call 265-8836. Trinity Church is at Nevada and High streets, Nevada City.

Catholic Church of St. Stephen the First Martyr

May 27 is Pentecost Sunday, “Come, Holy Ghost, fill the hearts of Thy faithful.” Low Mass, 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. High Mass, 10:30 a.m.

Scripture/Apologetics class, “What We Believe and Why, Wednesdays,” 7:30-9 p.m., with Fr. Deprey. Children’s Project Fair, June 9. Sign up in the Narthex. or call (916) 455-5114. 5461 44th St. Sacramento.

Christian Life Center

“Pentecost Sunday” will be the subject of Dr. Jerry Stroup’s message this Sunday.

Memorial Day program, May 28, 11 a.m. Old fashioned Tent Revival will be held in July. Celebrate Recovery meets Mondays, 6:30 p.m., for any one with hurts, hang-ups, and addictions of all types: alcohol, drugs, food, gambling, etc.

For more information, please visit or call 273-8475. If you need prayer, call 273-PRAY.

First Baptist Church of Grass Valley

Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. with Interim Pastor Poorboy speaking on the mission of the church. The Worship Choir and orchestra will lead the congregation.

Wednesday night dinner will be from 4:45-6 before the prayer meeting, mission groups and orchestra and choir rehearsals. Chamber Choir and Bells rehearse Tuesdays at 6 and 7:30, respectively. Movie night in the Upper Fellowship Hall is on May 25, 7 p.m. Plan to be a part of our Relay for Life Lamplighters Prayer Booth on June 2 at the Fairgrounds. 273-7301 or visit

Sierra City Community Church (United Methodist)

On Sunday, May 27, the Sierra City Community Church Worship Service is at noon. The Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be preaching on “Wanted: Dreamers and Envisioners.” The community is invited.

Christian Science Church

“Soul and Body” is the subject of this week’s Bible lesson sermon at the 10 a.m. service.

Testimonial meetings are Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. 273-9452. 375 Crown Point Circle.

The Reading Room is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Books and periodicals are available for study or purchase. 273-0790. 147 Mill Street.

North San Juan United Methodist

On Sunday, May 27, the North San Juan United Methodist Church Worship Service is at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will preach, “Wanted: Dreamers and Envisioners.” On May 29, at 10 a.m., we have our weekly Bible study. The community is invited.

Downieville United Methodist Church

On Sunday, May 27, the Downieville United Methodist Church Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be preaching on “Wanted: Dreamers and Envisioners.” The community is invited.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

Sunday is a Pentecost and Memorial Day Celebration. The traditional worship service with choir begins at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship time at 10 a.m. and the contemporary service, with Spirit Rising praise band, at 10:30 a.m. Child care is provided. Sunday School classes for pre-school through senior high are at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday Bible study meets at 10 a.m. in the Joseph Room. Rev. Charles Smith is pastor. 265-2797 or visit http://www.nevada 433 Broad Street.

Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church

Holy Wisdom welcomes all Christians to come back to the ancient, original and historic Church of Christ. The Divine Liturgy begins each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 27, is Holy Pentecost.

Vespers is celebrated each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Pastoral care and the Sacrament of Penance are available by arrangement with Fr. Paul., e-mail, 265-4714.

Pray Nevada County

Pray Nevada County meets each Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. to pray for our county governments, services, schools, families, businesses, media, churches and parachurch ministries. Since August 1997, 15-25 people from 8-12 congregations have met each week to pray for our communities.

May meetings will be held at Christian Life Center, 13010 Hwy. 49, Grass Valley. 432-0458 or 478-1478.

Good News Project

The Good News Project offers prayer for healing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month between 7 and 9 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Covenant Church office, 10064 Streeter Road, Unit 5. Streeter Road is located 1/4 mile South of Hwy. 49 and Combie Road intersection. Follow the sign to the rear of the building, where the offices are located.

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 432-0458.

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

The Healing Rooms of Nevada County are open. We pray for the healing for the body, soul and spirit. Everyone is welcome whether they attend church or not.

The meeting room is at the Chapel at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, 7-9 p.m., every Thursday. The chapel is located in the main lobby of the hospital. There is no fee and no reservation is necessary. 478-1478 or visit

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

On the Day of Pentecost we welcome Jeree Waller as our guest speaker. We invite you to join us and wear red (optional). Sierra Pines offers two services: contemporary, 9 a.m.; traditional, 10:30 a.m. Child care for children under 5 is provided.

“Living the Questions,” a small group study, will begin June 6 at 6:30 p.m. or June 8 at 11 a.m.

268-6907 or 22559 Hacienda Drive (near Lake of the Pines).

Grass Valley Nazarene

Our mission is to reach our community with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ while strengthening believers and glorifying God through our daily lives. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Bible study, 6 p.m., e-mail, 331 Hughes Road.

Abundant Life Community Church

This Sunday we will honor our veterans and finish the sermon series, “Direct Connect: Living in the Spirit.” We have two worship times: 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Both services are identical and age-group Bible studies for the whole family are held concurrently.

Call for information on men’s, women’s and children’s activities. Family Night, Wednesdays, 7 p.m., features classes for all age groups. 273-1139.

The Landmark Missionary Baptist Church of Grass Valley

Old Fashioned Revival on May 24 and 25, from 7-9 p.m., and May 26, from 10-12. Also, don’t forget our regular Sunday Service, 10:30 to noon, with a free potluck lunch served right after services every Sunday.

274-1900, e-mail or visit 11962 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

United Methodist would love to have you visit on Sunday morning at 8:45 or 10:30. Sunday School for kids is at 8:45 and child care is available during both services.

Call 272-1946 between 9:30 and 12:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday, or visit

236 S. Church Street between Neal and Walsh in downtown Grass Valley. The parking lot is on S. School Street.

Unity in the Gold Country

Join us Sunday, May 27, at 10:30 a.m. when Rev. Joe Sloan will give the message. Music will be provided by the band Shanti Shanti from Reno, with a short concert afterwards.

The class, “The Secret & Beyond” continues for the next five Wednesdays from either 9:30-11 a.m., or 7-8:30 p.m; new members still welcome. The Course in Miracles group meets Thursdays at 7 p.m.

Unity is an inclusive spiritual community welcoming all seekers of truth and is affiliated with “The Daily Word.” 274-2463 or 500 Crown Point Circle.

Twin Cities Church

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, “Desperate Households,” with the message, “What to do When Storms Strike.”

Twin Cities Church meets Sundays at 8:15, 10, and 11:45 a.m. Children, birth through fifth grade, meet during every Sunday morning service. Junior high students meet at 10 a.m. and senior high students meet at 11:45 a.m. in the east multi-purpose room.

You can listen to a past service on KNCO 830AM, 7 to 7:30 on Sunday mornings.

273-6425 or visit 11726 Rough and Ready Hwy.

New Covenant Baptist Church

New Covenant is journeying through “The Great Adventure” series. Sunday LifeGroups meet at 9 a.m.; worship service begins at 10:45 a.m. Child care is provided.

Threshold (ages 18-29) meets Sundays, 5:30 p.m., 265 Sutton Way. Wednesday activities at 453 S. Auburn beginning with dinner at 5 p.m.; “Teamkid” (grades one-five) and a General Adult Study is at 6:15. On Thursdays, 7 p.m., New Covenant sponsors a mission for the Hispanic community in our Worship Center, 453 S. Auburn St. “300,” (grades 6-12) meets Thursdays, 7 p.m. New Covenant offers LifeGroups daily, please call for locations/times. 274-8516. 140 Park Ave.

Grass Valley Friends meeting

Our spiritual life as Quakers is centered on our way of worshipping God: We meet together in silence. Here we come to know each other in the spirit and build the “beloved community,” and here we are led by the divine. We offer several queries to contemplate this: Do I live in thoughtful awareness of God’s constant presence in my life? Am I sensitive and open to leadings of the spirit in my life? What steps do I take to center my life and to stay open to continuing revelation? Dean Olson, 273-2094.

Grace Lutheran Church

Join us on this Day of Pentecost (Memorial Day weekend) and hear how Jesus sends His Holy Spirit from heaven to earth. Pastor George’s sermon is titled “We are one in the Spirit.”

Worship begins at 9 a.m. every Sunday morning with Bible Study and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. Bible Study, Wednesdays, 9 a.m. and Thursdays, 7 p.m. 273 7043 or visit

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