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Religion briefs

Twin Cities Church

The series, “God Revealed,” continues on Sunday. The message this week is “Finding Security.”

Twin Cities Church meets Sundays at 8 a.m., 9:35 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., 11726 Rough and Ready Highway. Children (through 5th grade) meet during every Sunday morning service. Senior High Students meet at 9:35 a.m., and Junior High Students meet at 11:15 a.m., in the East Multi Purpose Room.

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

For more information, call 273-6425 or visit

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Can attending church change your life? Come visit Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 South Church Street, and find out.

Worship services are held at 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. most weeks and offer refreshments after each service.

Sunday School is at 8:45 a.m., and child care is provided during all services. Rev. Barbara Smith is pastor.

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

New Covenant Church

If you could ask God one question, what would it be? Come join New Covenant Church to explore The God Questions.

Sunday morning services are held at 140 Park Ave. LifeGroups meet at 9 a.m., and worship begins 10:45 a.m. Childcare is provided.

AWANA, women’s Bible study, “Breaking Free” and adult Bible study, “The God Questions,” meet Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m.,453 S. Auburn St.

On Thursdays at 7 p.m. “300”, for grades six through twelve, meets at 453 S. Auburn St. in Grass Valley.

Numerous weekly small groups are offered. Call 274-8516 for times and more information.

Mountain Stream Meditation

The Buddhist Insight Meditation group meets Mondays, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., at Wild Mt. Yoga, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City.

On Monday, Maeve Hassett, Auburn Mountain Stream member and Community Dharma Leader in training, will talk on “Reflections on the Middle Way.” All are welcomed.

Debra Travis offers a day of Meditation and Creativity for Healing this Saturday. For information, call 205-5593 or visit

EarthSpirit Center

EarthSpirit Center is a transdenominational spiritual center emphasizing development and expression of the soul through study of alchemy, shamanism and mystical practice from all traditions.

Ongoing groups, workshops and private sessions are offered to assist you in your spiritual growth.

New: Nurses BRN classes, mystery school, readings, dreamwork and spiritual counseling.

For details, call Dr. Nanci Shandera at 265-9097, or visit

Congregation B’nai Harim

Congregation B’nai Harim, the Nevada County Jewish Community Center, is located at 506 Walsh Street, Grass Valley.

The Sisterhood will lead a full dinner service with a Shabbat Service intertwined at 6 p.m. pm Frodau. Call 477-7047 or 346-2158 if you plan to attend. The cost of the dinner will be $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger, or $25 per family.

The Brotherhood of Congregation B’nai Harim, NCJCC, will have its meeting 8:30 a.m. this Sunday. Dr. Arnie Adicoff will be speaking on “Investment Strategies in the 21st Century.”

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

The Church’s 20th anniversary celebration will be held this Sunday at 10 a.m. Several special guests will attend, and a potluck lunch will follow the service.

Plan to attend Friday Night Fun this week. A youth talent show will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $5.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church, located at 22559 Hacienda Drive (near Lake of the Pines), offers two services: contemporary at 9 a.m. and traditional at 10:30 a.m.

For more information, call the Church office at 268-6907, or visit http://www.sierrapines

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Sunday is “All Saints Sunday” at Emmanuel. Deacon Anne Nielsen will preach. Parishioners are asked to bring their pledge cards to the 8 and 10 a.m.

Eucharists for presentation and blessing during the offertory. Vestry members will be available at each service to answer any questions. Additional cards are available at the church.

Check the Web site at

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

The Healing Rooms of Nevada County are open. Pray for the healing of the body, soul and spirit. Everyone is welcomed.

Meet at the Chapel in the main lobby of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital from 7 – 9 p.m. every Thursday. There is no fee and no reservation is necessary.

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

Pray Nevada County

Pray Nevada County, seeking God on behalf of our communities, is open to all Christians.

Pray Nevada County meets every Tuesday from noon to 1:00 p.m to pray for county governments and services, schools and 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 for our communities.

November meetings will be held at the Wolf Mountain Christian Center, 16555 Jericho Rd., Grass Valley. For directions and 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 from 7 to 9 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.

Meet at the Sierra Vista Covenant Church office, 10064 Streeter Road, Unit 5. Streeter Road is located 1/4 mile south of the 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.


Grass Valley’s next meeting is Nov. 8. Reverend Linda Langley, President of Transformations Unlimited, will be the guest speaker. Praise and worship will be provided by Reverends George and Lillie Parker of LionSong Ministries.

Aglow is a nondenominational Christian organization, and all women are invited.

Aglow’s meetings are regularly shown at 4 p.m. every Thursday, Cable Channel 11, NCTV, courtesy of Transformations Unlimited. Regular broadcasts of Transformation Unlimited can be seen at 11 a.m. every Saturday and 7 p.m. every Sunday, Cable Channel 11, NCTV.

For more information, call 432-9258.

Truth Worship Center

Truth Worship Center is located at 1784 Ridge Road, Grass Valley. The theme for this week is “Jesus the miracle worker.” The focus is on miracles, healing, deliverance and in-filling of the Holy Ghost.

Special revival services will continue Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., with praise and worship led by the worship team.

On Saturday at 10 a.m., there will be an open workshop at the Church on practical financial management for Christians. Bible study is 7 p.m. on Tuesday, and ladies prayer meeting is 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

For more information, call 272-6455 or visit http://www.truthworshipcenterupci.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

This week, celebrate All Saints Sunday with communion. All are welcomed.

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 also at 10:30 a.m.

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

For more information, call 265-2797 or visit

Trinity Church

Trinity Church, the ancient/future Church: Biblical, Evangelical, Liturgical and Historic. Celebrate Communion at 8 and 10:30 a.m.

The high school youth group; the adult forum, where the lecture is on “The Bible: A User’s Guide;” and adult Bible study, a study of the book of Romans, are at 9:15 a.m.

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

Trinity Church is located at Nevada and High streets in Nevada City.

Christian Life Center

Hear Missionary Dan Hensley speak on Sunday at the Christian Life Center’s Annual International Missions Convention. Hensley is from Grass Valley and will be going to the Philippines with his family. There will be a missionary parade representing many nations of the world.

Wednesday evenings begin with dinner at 6 p.m. followed by activities for children and high school youth, with women’s and men’s ministries beginning at 7 p.m.

For prayer, 24 hours a day, please call 273-PRAY and your request will be prayed for. Celebrate Recovery meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday. For more information, call 273-8475.

Foothill Church

Pastor Sam Barger has a relaxed, down-to-earth style of communicating relevant Biblical truths and principles with humor and inspiration that can be applied to daily life in a practical way.

Sunday Service is at 10 a.m. Sunday School Programs for pre-school children through Jr. high grades are available.

Fusion, high school student ministries, meets 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Fusion678, for junior high students meets Sunday mornings.

Women’s Ministry has Bible study at 7 a.m. Thursdays at IHOP and 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Church.

Foothill Church is located at 14600 State Hwy 49, Grass Valley.

For information, call 272-8511 or e-mail

Solid Rock Christian Fellowship

Join the seventh anniversary celebration with Pastors Jim Edwards and Greg Vesely.

The goal is to study God’s Word and strive to build stronger families and relationships with God.

All-ages, midweek Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Inner State Youth Ministries meet at 6 p.m. every Friday night at the church.

We are located at 11665 Spenceville Road in Penn Valley. The church telephone number is 432-1964.

First Baptist Church of Grass Valley

Dr. Mark Rindels will speak this Sunday “in view of a call” to be the Senior Pastor of our church. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. and the contemporary service begins at 6 p.m. A potluck lunch will follow to allow everyone to get acquainted with the prospective pastor and his family. There will also be a question and answer period. The following Sunday after worship, there will be a vote by the active members.

Adult Sunday School classes will meet at 8:45 a.m. for a continental breakfast before the classes begin at 9 a.m.

For more information, call 273-7301 or visit

Abundant Life Community Church

A new series, “Give Thanks,” begins Sunday. Have you ever felt that you don’t have anything to give thanks for? Worship at either 8:45 or 10:30 a.m. Both services are identical. Youth and adult Bible studies are held at 8:45 a.m., and both hours have children’s classes.

Family Night, 7 p.m. every Wednesday, is a big hit, with age-grouped classes for the whole family.

Call 273-1139 for more information.

Unity of the Gold Country

On Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Jerry gives the message entitled “I Can See Clearly,” with music by Linda Whan and Bob Couper.

The Course in Miracles group meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday.

The Women’s Sacred Circle will have a special presentation on Sufism at 10 a.m., Nov. 11.

Unity of the Gold Country is located at 500 Crown Point Circle, off of Whispering Pine. 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, call 274-2463 or visit

Catholic Church of St. Stephen the First Martyr

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, Traditional Latin Rite Parish. Thurs., Nov. 1, All Saints Day. Holy Day of Obligation. Low Mass: 7 a.m., 12:15 p.m.. High Mass, 7 p.m. All Souls Commemoration, Fri., Nov. 2. All Souls Novena for our faithful departed. Priests each celebrate 3 masses. Low Mass: 6:30, 7:05, 7:45, 11:40 a.m., 12:15, 12:50, 5:15, 5:55 p.m. High Mass 7 p.m. St. Stephen’s Library open to parishioners every Sun. after 10:30 a.m. High Mass until 3 p.m. Vespers. $10,000 was raised at Donor Dinner for the Academy. For information, call (916)455-5114. 5461 44th St., Sacramento.

Peace Lutheran Church

All Saints Sunday will be celebrated at Peace Lutheran Church this week at both 8 and 10:45 a.m. services. Pastor Johnson will preside, with Paul Perry at the organ and the senior choir singing at the later service.

At noon, the congregation will hold a “celebration luncheon,” giving thanks for the almost-completed new Fellowship Center. The luncheon will feature an “imagination tour” of the new facility, as members dream about the ministries that the new construction will facilitate.

For more information, call 273-9631 or visit

Christian Science Church

“Everlasting Punishment” is the subject of this week’s 10 a.m. service. The Golden text is from Psalms: “…..the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting.” Sunday School also meets at 10 a.m.

Testimonial meetings at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays provides time for expressions of gratitude and healing through the application of study from the Bible, science and health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.

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

The church is located at 375 Crown Point Circle. Call 273-9452.

Sierra Presbyterian

Attend the Community Health Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday .

This Sunday morning, Pastor Scott will preach Part 4 of the David Series. Traditional service will be held at 9 a.m. and contemporary at 10:30 a.m. The evening CORE service is at 5:15 p.m., and an Intergenerational Potluck Dinner at 6:15 p.m. Children and youth programs and healing prayer are offered at all services.

The new Youth Director, Steve, will be welcomed with a get-together in Hatcher after the 2nd Service. Healing Prayer Service will be Tuesday evening.

The church is located at 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City. 256-3291;

Grace Lutheran Church

Celebrate All Saint’s Sunday (commemoration of the faithful departed) this week. Pastor George will deliver a message from Revelation 7:9-17, “The Distant Triumph Song.”

Worship begins at 9 a.m. every Sunday with Bible study and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m.

Midweek Bible study is at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

For information, call the church office at 273-7043, or visit

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