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Religion briefs

Truth Worship Center

“Jesus in the miracle worker” is the theme for Sunday services at Truth Worship Center. Sunday morning services begin at 10; Sunday School is offered for all children and teens. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m. Special songs are highlighted at each service.

Tuesday Bible study is at 7 p.m. Ladies prayer and Bible study is Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

For additional information, call the church office at 272-6455 or visit www.

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

Peace Lutheran Church

Prayer is the topic at services Sunday. Pastor Johnson will preach and preside at Holy Communion at 8 and 10:45 a.m., with Paul Perry at the organ bench. All are welcome, and childcare is provided.

Visit us at or call 273-9631, for more information.

828 West Main St., Grass Valley.

B’Nai Harim

Holly Leeds will conduct services Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m., with Oneg to follow. The Judaica shop will be open for your Holiday needs.

506 Walsh Street, Grass Valley.

Christian Life Center

Experience Bob Johnson, of San Francisco, and his unique, prophetic ministry, which he uses to minister to the homeless. Check out his work at

Saturday evening, experience wonderful, bilingual praise and worship with the Hispanic Praise Team and drama provided by Fusion Christian Fellowship from Yuba City. Tent camp meetings are at Christian Life Center off Highway 49. Admission is free Friday evening at 7 p.m., Saturday evening at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Kids Camp at every service.

For more information, call 273-8475.

North San Juan United Methodist

Sunday, July 29, at 8:30 a.m., North San Juan United Methodist Church will celebrate Holy Communion. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be preaching, “An Invitation to a Journey.” On Tuesday, a Bible study will be held at the church. The community is invited.

Downieville United Methodist Church

On Sunday at 10:30 a.m., the Downieville United Methodist Church will celebrate Holy Communion. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be “An Invitation to a Journey.” The community is invited.

Sierra City Community Church (United Methodist)

The Sierra City Community Church Sunday will celebrate Holy Communion Sunday at noon. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be preaching, “An Invitation to a Journey.” A church potluck will follow the service. The community is invited.

Trinity Church

Trinity Church, the ancient/future church: Biblical, evangelical, liturgical and historic. Celebrate Communion at 8 and 10:30 a.m. High school youth group and adult Bible study meet at 9:15 a.m. and are studying the book of Acts.

For more information, visit or call the church office at 265-8836.

Nevada and High Streets, Nevada City.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors. On Sunday, Pastor Don Lee’s Sermon topic will be “Hosea’s Mug Shots.” Sierra Pines offers two services: contemporary at 9 a.m. and traditional at 10:30 a.m.

Living the Questions, a small group study, continues Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. Missions include Last Friday Supper, Hospitality House, Interfaith Food Ministries, Women of Worth and others.

For more information, telephone the church office at 268-6907 and visit

22559 Hacienda Drive (near Lake of the Pines).

First Baptist Church of Grass Valley

A contemporary Sunday evening service has started at First Baptist. It is different in format from the traditional service that meets Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Worship Choir, Praise Team and orchestra will lead the Sunday morning services and contemporary Christian music leads worship in the evening. Interim Pastor Poorboy will be the speaker.

Vacation Bible school on Wednesday evenings will be held for children each week in August. It will begin with a dinner from 4:45 to 5:45p.m. and continue until 7:30 p.m.

Call the church office at 273-7301 or visit, for more information.

EarthSpirit Center

Spiritual Growth Groups with Dr. Nanci Shanderá. Learn the spiritual secrets within through the study of dreams and magical growth opportunities in everyday experience. These groups are mind and heart expanding and filled with love and humor. You will learn how to recognize adversity as a gift that helps strengthen your connection with God.

Second Wednesdays are for men and women; fourth Wednesdays are for women. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donation. For more information, call Dr. Nanci at 265-9097, email or visit

The Sacred Bee, 1451-A East Main St., Grass Valley.

Catholic Church of St. Stephen the First Martyr

Classical Roman Rite. Liturgy book discussion, Saturday, July 28, 10 to noon, on “The Heresy of Formlessness,’ e.g., importance of rubrics, why the Gospel (High Mass) is sung toward the North, why the prose of Paul becomes song in Gregorian Chant and why Abel, Abraham and Melchisedek are mentioned during the Offertory.

St. Stephen Academy opens Sept. 10. Faculty pictures and bios are at Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, “My house is a house of prayer for all nations.”

For more information, call 916-455-5114. 5461 44th Street, Sacramento.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

Celebrate the fifth Sunday of July with a single service beginning at 10 a.m. Child care is provided. Sunday School classes for pre-school through senior high are at 10. There will be an all church potluck and UMC informational meeting following the single service.

For more information, call 265-2797 or visit

Nevada City United Methodist Church, Rev. Charles Smith pastor, is located at 433 Broad Street.

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 meetings 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.

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.

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. 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,

New Beginnings Community Christian Fellowship

New Beginnings offers Christ-like loving and relational environments in which we can grow in relationship with Jesus Christ and each other.

Sunday morning service, corporately worshiping in song, music and the teaching of God’s word, begins 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. Ron Neilsen will be sharing on Reconciling our God Concept.

Call 277-9998 or email for more information.

Union Hill School, 11638 Colfax Highway, Grass Valley.

Grass Valley Nazarene

Grass Valley Nazarene has been ministering to the community and the surrounding area for more than 70 years. Their mission is to reach the community with the love and compassion of Jesus Christ, while strengthening believers and glorifying God through their daily lives. Our Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship is at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday evening Bible study is at 6 p.m.

For more information, email

331 Hughes Road, Grass Valley.

Word-A-Live! Church

Straight up messages for straight up people. Pastor Chipchase will be ministering to the congregation on Sunday. Wednesday, at 7 p.m., is community Bible study, “Teach me to Pray.” Wednesday night is also the Kingdom Kidz Club, at 7 p.m. All kids are encouraged to join.

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

10528 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley.

Mountain Stream Meditation

The Buddhist Insight Meditation group meets Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. This Monday, Mary Helen Fein from the Auburn sangha will talk on “Devotion,” after a silent meditation. All levels of practice are welcome.

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

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

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Sunday services: traditional at 9 a.m., contemporary at 10:30 a.m., CORE at 5:15 p.m. and an intergenerational dinner at 6:15 p.m.

Adult Sunday seminars are at 9 a.m. with Jim Line and 10:30 a.m. with Paul Bridges. Children and youth programs and healing prayer are offered at all services. Sierra Community Bible Study will begin Sept. 13, with the Book of Romans, using John Stott’s Guide.

For more information, visit or call 256-3291.

175 Ridge Road, Nevada City.

Unity in the Gold Country

Patricia Haller, L.U.T. will give the message entitled “Living the Universal Laws,” with music by the band Jubilate Deo on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.. The new meditation service starts at 9 a.m., Sundays.

Michael Brown, author of “The Presence Process,” will present a workshop Wednesday at 6 p.m. Call for details.

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 Whispering Pines.

Abundant Life Community Church

You are always welcome at Abundant Life, the growing church with a big heart on Alta Street. A new sermon series on the Parables on Sunday. Worship 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 to 8 p.m., with age-grouped classes for everyone.

Call 273-1139 for more information.

Twin Cities Church

The summer series, “Intersect: Where Faith Influences Culture,” continues on Sunday. The message this week is, “Model Respect and Submission.”

Twin Cities 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.

Listen to past services on KNCO 830AM, Sunday mornings from 7 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 273-6425 or visit

11726 Rough and Ready Highway.

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

This month, Grass Valley Friends Meeting is focusing on the testimony of reaching out. In our affiliations we make clear that our faith is one of experience rather than creed or doctrine. In sharing that experience with persons from other backgrounds, through common worship and shared service, our sense of community is enriched.

For more information, call 273-3340.

New Covenant Church

Join New Covenant as they 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. This Sunday “300” goes to the lake.

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.

For additional studies and information, call 274-8516.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

How do we balance knowing who we are with being open to change? How can we hold passionately onto our beliefs and values while being accepting of other views? In his sermon, “Being Decidedly Uncertain,” guest speaker Jan Ogren will affirm that while many religions try to offer answers, Unitarian Universalism encourages a personal search for truth and meaning: a continual opening to the unknown.

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

246 So. Church Street, Grass Valley.

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Celebrate the combined fifth Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. Refreshments are available. Following the service will be an inside picnic lunch and video.

For further information about weekly activities, please call the church office at 272-1946, between 9:30 and 12:30 a.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

On Sunday, Pastor George Matranga continues his sermons on the Ten Commandments. This week he will speak on the Seventh Commandment, “Do you have an eye problem?”

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

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship

Sunday service begins at 11 a.m. with praise and worship. Children’s church and nursery is provided. All are welcome to worship God with us.

Women Of The Rock meet the first and third Monday of the month. Men Of The Rock meet the first and third Tuesday of the month. Midweek Bible study, for all ages, is at 7 p.m., Wednesdays. Inner State Youth Ministries meet from 6 to 9 p.m., Fridays, for sixth through twelfth grade.

For more information, call 432-1964.

11665 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley.

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