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Solid Rock Foursquare Church

InnerState Youth meets on Fridays, 6 -8:30 p.m. for paintball, basketball, XBox games, the snack shop and a speaker offering a practical talk that is relevant for today’s youth.

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.; 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.

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

Twin Cities Church

The subject of this Sunday’s message is “Managed Portfolio.” This is the second message in our series “Blessed to Bless.” Our children’s study will be “The Good Shepherd.”

Twin Cities Church meets every Sunday morning 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 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

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

On Sunday, Feb. 15, guest speakers representing Stake President Michael Dahle will address the same topics in all eleven Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints congregations in Nevada City, Foresthill, Colfax and Auburn.

The topics in February will be “A Mighty Change of Heart” and “Were There Not 10 Cleansed?” The speakers may be heard at the Nevada City Chapel, 615 Hollow Way, Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., or 1 p.m. Visitors are invited.

For more information call 265-5891.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Shrove Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. Also known as “Fat Tuesday,” it is traditionally a day of heavy eating in anticipation of Lent sacrifices. Historically, pancakes were served as supplies of oil, fresh eggs, and other fatty foods were consumed in the preparation for Lent, the 40-day period of fasting and self-denial before Easter.

In 1916, the year of the first sale, the women of Emmanuel Episcopal Church did not have the means to do pancakes. A waffle iron was supplied by one of the women of the church and from that day on, waffles became the tradition.

On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 235 S. Church St. in Grass Valley will mark the occasion of Shrove Tuesday with its 88th annual waffle sale in two meals: brunch/lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The menu and price range is identical for both meals: $3.50-$6.50, including all the waffles you can eat; preschoolers eat for $2.25. Reservations are required for groups of four or more and can be made by Monday, Feb. 23. For reservations or more information call Dorie Clinch at 273-7396.

Proceeds from the sale help support our community outreach programs, such as Interfaith Food Ministry, the Alzheimer’s Support Group, the Manzanita Family Center, the Ladies’ Relief Society, the Emergency Coalition, and the Area 4 Senior Outreach Program.

Sierra Center for Positive Living

This Sunday at the Sierra Center for Positive Living, a Religious Science church, the Rev. Sandra Fairbanks will continue the series “Season for Peace” with her talk titled “Getting the Juice,” which focuses on humanity. 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.

Congregational music by the Ralph Williams Combo, with guest vocalist, Sharon Joy Jahoda. Jr. Church will also be participating in the “Season of Peace” program with special lessons geared toward the youth starting at 10:30.

Prayer treatment is available after the service, provided by licensed practitioners.

This is Potluck Sunday. All are invited to stay for the feasting and conversation after the service. Food donations will also be collected for the Interfaith Food Ministry, sponsored by the youth group.

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

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

“We’re the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For,” part two, Rev. Julie Kain, Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains consulting minister.

A follow-up worship service to lift up the learnings about intentional relationship building that were offered at the collaborative ministry workshop and collaborative community worship service on Jan. 17-18. 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.

Word-A-Live Family Church

“Word-A-Live! Family Church” meets this Sunday, Feb. 15th for its 10 a.m. and 6 p.m services. 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.

Corporate Prayer every Saturday evening at 6 p.m. Sunday Services Feb.15, 10 a.m. normal morning service, 6 p.m. evening service.

“Word-A-Live! Family Church,” 10528 Spenceville Road, 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 more information please call us at the church office, 432-9155.

Sierra Pines United Methodist

Pastor Don’s sermon for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany is “The Purpose of Life Is Not Happiness.” From Luke’s version of The Beatitudes we find strength to bless and heal and to participate in the vision Jesus offers of a world of abundance, joy, and mercy for all.

The contemporary celebration service begins at 9 a.m. and 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.

The Building Bridges of Understanding class will be held this Monday at 6:30 p.m. The class will continue its study of Hinduism with Hindu guests to explain their faith traditions.

The Gospel of Luke study session continues this month. Led by Pastor Don, the Bible study is called “Luke’s Vision of Salvation.” February’s classes are held on Wednesday the 18 at 6:30 p.m., and on Friday the 13 and 20 at 9:30 a.m. The only book needed for this class is a Bible.

The Sierra Pines Community Players will present another Mystery Dinner, “Hi-Jinks on the High Seas” on Feb. 27, 28 and 29.

All seats are reserved. For $14 you get a great meal, watch a fantastic show and test your detective skills on either the Friday or Saturday 6 p.m. performance. Or for $10 you can get a great dessert and still watch this fantastic show at the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m.

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

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