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This Sunday at the Sierra Center for Positive Living, a Religious Science church, guest speaker, the Rev. Melissa Horton, will continue the series, Season for Peace, with her talk entitled “The Key to Peace,” which focuses on patience. 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. This is Birthday Sunday for March.

Congregational music by local artist, Gracie MacKenzie.

Jr. Church, starting at 10:30, will also be participating in the “Season of Peace” program with special lessons geared toward youth.



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

All are welcome and invited to stay for refreshments after the service.




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

For information, call 274-1018 or check the Web site at http://www.sierracenter.org.

Sierra Pines United Methodist

Pastor Don’s sermon for the seventh Sunday after Epiphany is “Keep the Wow Happening!” Faithfulness is following on in confidence that God is leading and that what lies ahead is even greater than what we have already experienced.

The contemporary celebration service begins at 9 a.m., and the traditional service is at 10:30 a.m. The monthly Quiet Worship service will be at 7 p.m.

The Sierra Pines Community Players will present another mystery dinner, “Hi-Jinks on the High Seas,” on Friday and Sunday. All seats are reserved. For $14 you get a great meal, watch a fantastic show and test your detective skills on Friday at the 6 p.m. performance. The Saturday performance is sold out. Or for $10 you can get a great dessert and still watch this fantastic show at the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. For reservations, call Jeannie Martinsen at 268-3010.

For more information, call the church office at 268-6907 or visit our Web site at http://www.sierrapinesumc.com.

Truth Worship Center

The Ten Commandments Monument program will sponsor a barbecue Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. at the church fellowship hall. Brandin Iron Grill has donated its barbecue and staff to prepare a tri-tip lunch featuring tri-tip sandwiches and several side dishes. The cost will be $8 and all profits will go toward the Ten Commandments monument. Also on display will be a full-size replica of the monument. All are welcome to stop by and view the monument. The dedication for the church will be on Easter Sunday.

“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 minister on the subject of “Giving God Your Very Best,” Ecclesiastes 9:10. Sunday School classes are offered for all ages. Each class is designed for the students.

Tuesday night Bible study at 7 p.m. will continue on the application of practical Christianity.

For more information, call the church office at 272-6455.

Twin Cities Church

The current message series, “Blessed to Bless,” will continue this Sunday. The message for the Sunday morning services will be “Salty Talk.” Our children will be studying Nicodemus.

The Twin Cities Church “New Community” service will be held 5:30 p.m. this Sunday evening at the Veterans Hall. The “Blessed to Bless” series will be wrapped up with the message “Gap Work.”

Twin Cities annual Friend Day will be March 7 with the start of the new series “I Have a Question.” Join us for this special day when we roll out the red carpet treatment.

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

For more information, call the church office at 273-6425 or visit the Web site at http://www.twincitieschurch.com.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

The program will be “Risking the Road to Jericho” with the Rev. Parisa Parsa. The parable of the Good Samaritan is a familiar one for many of us as we endeavor to do good in the world. This morning’s sermon will be an exploration of some of its meaning for us as religious liberals, traveling the road to personal and social transformation.

Parsa is a Unitarian Universalist community minister, who currently serves as Minister at Large with the Faithful Fools Street Ministry in San Francisco, a ministry that “seeks to make clear the connection between homed and homeless people as we seek to be justice-making people of faith across religious traditions.” She also serves as a consultant to seven Unitarian Universalist urban social justice ministries. 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.


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