Religion briefs |

Religion briefs

Christian Life Center

You won’t want to miss this opportunity to attend an old-fashioned, tent revival camp meeting at the Christian Life Center. The next three weekends will be a time of healing, deliverance and salvation. Beginning this Friday, at 7 p.m., Saturday, at 6 p.m., and Sunday, at 10:30 a.m., with old-time gospel music and speaker Ervin Asiatico at each service. Kids camp will be available at every service.

For more information, visit or call 530-273-8475.

Highway 49, one and one half miles below K-Mart, in Grass Valley.

Sierra Presbyterian

Sunday services: traditional, 9 a.m.; contemporary, 10:30 a.m.; CORE, 5:15 p.m.; and an intergenerational dinner, 6:15 p.m. Adult Sunday seminars are at 9 a.m., with Jim Line, and 10:30 a.m., with Paul Bridges. Child and youth programs and healing prayer are offered at all services. At noon, the Baja team will serve chicken enchiladas and give details on their recent mission trip. Vacation Bible School will be held the week of July 23.

Visit or call 256-3291, for more information.

175 Ridge Road, Nevada City.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Emmanuel is the oldest Episcopal church in continuous operation in California. “Our history teaches us about our future!” Visit for photos and activities. Saturday Eucharist, July 14 at 5 p.m., features old favorites from the Cursillo songbook, with pianist and organist Tom Warren. The Saturday and Sunday sermons focus on Luke’s account of the Lord’s Prayer taught by Jesus.

235 South Church St., Grass Valley.

Truth Worship Center

Vacation Bible school will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m., July 16 to July 29, for youth 3-16 years of age.

“Where are you putting your trust” is the theme for the weekend services. Sunday services begin at 10 a.m., and Sunday school is offered for all children and teens. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m.

Friday night youth service is at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday Bible Study is at 7 p.m. and ladies prayer and Bible study is Wednesdays, at 10 a.m.

For additional information, call 272-6455 or visit www.

1784 Ridge Road, Grass Valley (across from NUHS).

New Beginnings Community Christian Fellowship

At New Beginnings, Sunday morning service begins at 10 a.m. This week’s special guest speaker is revivalist Randy Billings. Billings was an Assembly of God pastor for 15 years and, with his wife, Sandy, is the founder of Kingdom Cry Ministries International. He will speak at two services this Sunday, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Small group Bible studies and home fellowships meet mid-week.

For more information, call 277-9998 or email newbegin Union Hill School, 11638 Colfax Highway, Grass Valley.

North San Juan United Methodist

On Sunday, the North San Juan United Methodist worship service will be held at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be preaching, “A Victim of Violence.” The monthly church potluck will begin at 4 p.m.

Monday – Friday, July 23-27, 9 a.m. – noon, the North San Juan United Methodist Church will host it’s vacation Bible school. For information and/or registration call 292-3333. The community is invited.

Downieville United Methodist Church

The Downieville United Methodist worship service will be held on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be preaching, “A Victim of Violence.” The community is invited.

Sierra City Community Church (United Methodist)

The Sierra City Community worship service will be held at noon Sunday. The Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be preaching, “A Victim of Violence.” Wednesday evening, 6:30 – 8 p.m., vacation Bible school meets at the home of Miriam and Tom Dines. The community is invited.

Trinity Church

Trinity Church in Nevada City is the ancient/future church: Biblical, evangelical, liturgical and historic. Communion is celebrated at 8 and 10:30 a.m. At 9:15 a.m. high school youth group and adult Bible study begins. The groups are studying the book of Acts. For more information, visit or call the church office at 265-8836.

Nevada and High Streets, Nevada City.

Pray Nevada County

Pray Nevada County, seeking God on behalf of communities, is open to all Christians. Pray Nevada County meets from noon to 1 p.m., Tuesdays to pray for the county’s governments, services, schools, families, businesses, media, churches and parachurch ministries. Since August 1997, 15 to 25 people from eight to 12 congregations have met each week to pray.

The July meeting will be held at Whispering Pines Church of God, 680 Brighton St., Grass Valley. For more information, call the scheduling secretary at 432-0458 or Sierra Ministries International at 478-1478.

Catholic Church of St. Stephen the First Martyr.

Traditional Latin Rite. Friday, July 13, Fatima Rosary Procession and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament after 6:30 p.m. Mass. Register in the bookstore or call (916) 223-3112, for the Day of Recollection, men and women, Saturday, July 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., “A Ray of Light Divine.” Conferences by St. Stephen’s FSSP priests. Mass, confession, Benediction. Lunch provided. On Sunday, 7th Sunday after Pentecost. “Exhort all nations to come and praise their Lord,” Low Mass 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. High Mass, with Gregorian Chant Schola, 10:30 a.m. (916) 455-5114.

5461 44th St., Sacramento.

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

The Healing Rooms of Nevada County are open. Pray for the healing for the body, soul and spirit. Everyone is welcome. the meeting room has been changed to the chapel at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, 7 to 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.

For more information, call Sierra Ministries International at 478-1478 or visit,

Good News Project

The Good News Project offers prayer for healing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. The hours are 7 to 9 p.m. At the Sierra Vista Covenant Church office at 10064 Streeter Road, Unit 5. Streeter Road is located one fourth mile south of Highway 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.

Sierra Pines United Methodist

Lay Leader Marie Kimmes will share the message. Sierra Pines offers two services: contemporary, 9 a.m., and traditional, 10:30 a.m.

July 20, a Hospitality House benefit and Bella Nota wine tasting/classical music concert will be at Mekhaye Garden, 11282 N. Bloomfield, N.C. Gate opens at 5:30 p.m. Call 800-375-9311, for tickets, $25 in advance, $30 at gate.

For more information about events, services, or to talk with Pastor Don, telephone the church office at 268-6907 and visit

22559 West Hacienda Drive (near Lake of the Pines).

Christian Science Church

“GOD” is the subject of this week’s sermon. The Golden Text is from Lamentations: “…great is thy faithfulness.” Two new readers will preside, Bill Dale Jr., as reader of Science and Health with Key to The Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, and Pat Griener, as reader of the King James Bible. Church worship and Sunday school are held at the same hour.

Testimonial meetings take place Wednesday evenings, at 7:30. 273-9452. 375 Crown Point Circle.

The Reading Room and Bookstore, is open to the public, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Learn more about Christian Science through its many publications and media outlets. Call 273-0790. 147 Mill Street.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

Sunday, July 15, we celebrate”Building Community as We Serve” and highlight our “Brat Booth,” which will be open for business during the Nevada County Fair, the Roamin’ Angels Car Show and the Draft Horse Classic.

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

Nevada City United Methodist Church, Rev. Charles Smith pastor, is located at 433 Broad Street. Call 265-2797 or visit

Abundant Life Community Church

You are always welcome at Abundant Life, the growing church with a big heart on Alta Street! This Sunday we continue to learn from the life of David with the message, “The Blessing and Curse of Family.” Worship with us at either 8:45 or 10:30 a.m. Both services are identical, and age-group Bible studies, for the whole family, are held concurrently.

Family Night is a big hit on Wednesdays, from 7 Ð 8 p.m., with age-grouped classes for everyone.

Come experience God’s life-changing grace. Call us at 273-1139.

Congregation B’Nai Harim – The Nevada County Jewish Community Center

Rabbi Michael Oblath’s final Friday Shabbat service is July 13, at 7:30 p.m. He is moving to his new congregation in Anchorage, Alaska. The Community wish him well. Oneg to follow services, where guests are always welcome. Saturday, July 14, 9:30 a.m., Rabbi Oblath will have his last Torah Study group in our congregation.

507 Walsh Street, Grass Valley.

Grass Valley Nazarene

Grass Valley Nazarene has been ministering to this community and the surrounding area for more than 70 years. 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. Our Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., morning worship is at 10:45 a.m. and Sunday evening Bible study is at 6 p.m.

For more information,

331 Hughes Road.

Word-A-Live! Church

We offer straight up messages for straight up people! This Sunday (10 a.m.) our speaker is Reverend George Parker from LionSong Ministries. All are welcome to join us for this powerful sermon by Reverend Parker! Wednesday is our Bible study, “Teach me to Pray,” along with Kidz Club (7 p.m.). Youth are Friday night, at 7 p.m.

For questions about meetings or for prayer, call 432-9155, email or visit

10528 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley.

Unity in the Gold County

Join us Sunday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m., when Rev. Joe Sloan will give the message entitled “Who Do You Love,” with music by Sharon Joy Jahoda and Bill Garwood. This Sunday we begin a new meditation service, starting at 9 a.m., in addition to our regular service. “The Ten Commandments of Relationship” begins Wednesday, July 25, at 7 p.m.

Unity is an inclusive spiritual community, honoring all spiritual paths that honor a loving God and is affiliated with “The Daily Word.” For more information, phone 274-2463 or visit

500 Crown Point Circle, off of Whispering Pines.

Mountain Stream Meditation

Our Buddhist Insight Meditation group meets Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. July 16, John Travis, founding teacher of Mountain Stream, will talk on “Indra’s Net: Interconnectedness” after a regular silent meditation. All levels of practice welcomed.

For more information, call Barbara at 272-6425 or visit

Wild Mt. Yoga, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City.

Twin Cities Church

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our summer series, “Intersect: Where Faith Influences Culture.” The message this week is “Pursue Authentic Transformation.”

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, from 7 to 7:30, Sunday mornings.

For more information, call 273-6425 or visit

11726 Rough and Ready Highway.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Learn about “Christianity and Practical Knowledge” as guest speaker Lisa Wilkinson, member of the local Gnostic Christian Church, discusses Gnostic Christianity. The gnosis, or “practical knowledge,” focuses on the private teachings of Jesus, directed toward his disciples, rather than his public teachings, which rallied the people to love one another.

Service, religious education and childcare at 11 a.m. For more information, call 274-1675 or visit

246 So. Church St., Grass Valley.

New Covenant Church

Join New Covenant as thye explore what God has to say about life-changing prayer.

Sunday mornings, 140 Park Avenue: LifeGroups at 9 a.m.; worship at 10:45 a.m. (childcare provided). Threshold, ages 18-29, meets at 2 p.m. at 536 Whiting, No. 65.

Wednesdays at 453 S. Auburn: Teamkid, grades one through five, 6:15; general adult study, 6:30.

Thursdays at 453 S. Auburn: “300,” grades six through 12, meets, 5 p.m. Mission for the Hispanic community, 7 p.m.

Today, children can join us for water games, 453 S. Auburn.

VBS-Game Central is July 15-19.

For additional studies and information, call 274-8516.

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Grass Valley United Methodist is an enthusiastic community of Christians that would love to welcome you.

Family worship is at 8:45 a.m. and a traditional service at 10:30 a.m., most Sunday mornings. On fifth Sundays, the services are combined at 10 a.m.

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

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

Grace Lutheran Church

The pastor and people of Grace welcome you to join us this Sunday as Pastor George Matranga continues his sermons on the Ten Commandments. This week he will speak on the Fifth Commandment, “The Easiest to Keep.”

Worship begins at 9 a.m., every Sunday morning, with Bible study and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 273 7043 or visit

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User