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Religion briefs

Unity in the Gold Country

Mark Berry will be the guest speaker at Unity In The Gold Country on Sunday. His lesson is titled, “Going to the Light.” Services are held at 10:30 a.m. at Esterly Hall, 336 Crown Point Circle (Board of Realtors Building).

Guest soloist will be Patty Anne. Unity’s youth groups meet at the Spiritual Learning Center, 333 Crown Point Circle, Suite 215. Child care is available. All are welcome. Refreshments and fellowship follow.

Unity is offering several classes now, including “4 T Prosperity” class on Tuesdays, “Mystical Experiences in the Bible” on Wednesdays and “A Course In Miracles” on Thursdays, all at 7 p.m. For more information about Unity and the classes offered, check out the Web site at or call 274-2GOD.

Truth Worship Center

“God is still the best thing going,” is the theme for the month of February. Sunday morning at the 10 a.m. service the pastor will be ministering on the subject of “Jesus is the miracle worker” Matthew 7:7-8. Sunday School classes are offered for all ages. Each class is designed for the students. Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. This is a special worship and praise service. The pastor will be preaching this service.

Bible study will continue on the application of practical Christianity Tuesday night at 7 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 272-6455.

Solid Rock Foursquare Church

Solid Rock Healing Rooms are open on the first three Mondays of each month. The Healing Rooms are open to anyone who desires private personal prayer for physical, emotional or spiritual healing. We are open from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Throughout the week: Single Women’s Fellowship is learning about “Safe People” and meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m.. Women’s Ministry, currently doing a study of Proverbs, meets Friday mornings at 10 a.m. for fellowship and prayer. InnerState Youth Ministries meets every Friday at 6 p.m., and Reconcilers, taught by Pastor Ron Neilsen, is Sunday at 6 p.m.. Sunday services are adult bible study at 10 a.m. and worship service with Senior Pastor Jim Edwards sharing God’s word at 11 a.m. Home Fellowships meet throughout the week, call the church for a schedule and locations.

The church is located at 11665 Spenceville Road, in Penn Valley. For more information, call 432-1964

Grass Valley First Baptist Church

The regular Sunday morning Bible study is for all age groups, including adults, and begins at 9 a.m. Pastor James Ward will speak in the Morning Worship service at 10:30 a.m.

An introduction to a Women’s Bible study featuring the “Beloved Disciple” by Beth Moore begins this week. The Wednesday evening study will begin each week at 6 p.m. and the Thursday morning group meets at 9 a.m. in the lower fellowship hall. Cost of the workbook for this eleven-week study is $20.

The Singles group P.G.I.F. (Pizza, Games, Inspiration, Friendship) activity this Friday is called “Cruise Night and Taco Salad.” Singles, ages 30-100 are invited. Saturday is a Girls’ Shopping Spree at the Galleria. Meet at K-mart in Grass Valley at 9 a.m. to carpool.

For more information, call the church office at 273-7301.

Sierra Center for Positive Living

This Sunday at the Sierra Center for Positive Living, a Religious Science church, the Rev. Sandra Fairbanks will begin a new series, Season for Peace, with the first talk entitled, “Peace Begins With Me (The only place it can start).” The celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Banner Grange Hall, 12629 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. Tapes of previous services are available at the church book store. It is Prayer Partner Sunday.

Congregational music will be the Ralph Williams Combo, featuring vocal artist Gracie McKenzie. Jr. The church will also be participating in the “Season of Peace” program with special lessons geared toward the youth, starting at 10:30 a.m.

The church office is located in the Yuba River Professional Building, 12059 Nevada City Highway, No. 210, Grass Valley, next to Lyons.

For more information, call 274-1018 or check the Web site at

Sierra Pines United Methodist

Pastor Don’s sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany is “Selective Hearing.” The corrupt leaders of Jeremiah’s time and Jesus’ time reject their words of warning and calls to faithfulness. Will we hear words that lead us to division, anger, and exclusivism, or are we ready to hear God’s word, which leads us to paths of right living.

The contemporary celebration service begins at 9 a.m. and the traditional service is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages is at 9 a.m. in classrooms 1, 2 and 3. A second Adult Sunday School class is available at 10:30 a.m.

Immediately after each service is a special “Souper Sunday” Fellowship sponsored by the United Methodist Youth. A cup of soup will be available to raise funds to fight slavery in our world. It is estimated that 27 million people on earth are being held as slaves. Funds collected will be used to publicize this unjust system of human bondage.

The Sierra Pines Community Players will present another Mystery Dinner, “Hi-Jinks on the High Seas” on Feb. 27, 28 and 29. Tickets sales will begin on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at the church. All seats are reserved and have a limited number available for each performance. For $14 you get a great meal, watch a fantastic show and test your detective skills on either Friday or Saturday night, or for $10 you can get a dessert and watch the show on Sunday afternoon.

For more information call the church office at 268-6907, and visit our Web site at

Twin Cities Church

“Healthy Attitude Toward Church” is the subject of this Sunday’s message. This is the last message in the “Healthy Attitudes” series. Our next series is titled “Blessed to Bless.”

Twin Cities Church meets every Sunday at 8:30, 10, and 11:30 a.m. at the Veteran’s Hall in Grass Valley at 255 S. Auburn St. Children (birth through fifth grade) meet during every Sunday morning service. Junior high students meet at 11:30 and have small group Bible study at 10 a.m. High school students meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Vet’s Building and have small group Bible study during the 11:30 a.m. service.

For more information call the church office at 273-6425 or visit the Web site at

Word-A-Live! Family Church

“Word-A-Live! Family Church” meets Sundays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

We at WAFC invite all denominations to come worship in God’s presence every Sunday. Pastors Mike & Sandra Chipchase minister powerfully under the unction of the Holy Spirit.

Dr. Dobson’s video series “Bringing up Boys” continues on Sunday, Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. service.

Weight Loss Ministry 6:30 p.m. Monday, February 2nd. Intercessory Prayer 10:00 a.m. every Tuesday.

Women’s Frontline Bible Study 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. time for fellowship, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 29th and Thursday, Feb. 5th.

Corporate Prayer 6:00 p.m. every Saturday evening

“Word-A-Live! Family Church” 10528 Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley is a non-denominational Full Gospel Church with emphasis on equipping the Saints for the work of the ministry. WAFC is networked with Christian International Ministries, Dr. Bill Hamon, Santa Rosa Beach. For further information please call us at the church office, 432-9155.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains program will be “Please Understand Me,” by the Rev. Don Garrett. There are few things we desire more and accomplish less than understanding each other. We’ll explore some of the resources our Unitarian and Universalist heritages have to offer that can help us reach this elusive goal.

For more information, call 265-2240. Services are held Sundays at 11 a.m. with child care and religious education at the same time at the corner of South Church and Walsh streets in Grass Valley

In a continuing quest to find spirituality through different approaches, the Spirituality Group of the Unitarians will meet Thursday, Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at the chapel at So. Church and Walsh Streets. KVMR radio host and humorist Bill Tuttle will lead the group in discussing the spirituality of humor. With some laughs, participants will share ways that humor increases their feelings and insights about spirit in their lives.

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