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Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

The Turners have recorded over 16 albums and have held over 5,000 concerts on radio, television and personal appearances throughout the United States, Canada, and foreign countries.

The Turners will provide a virtuoso performance using the 5-string banjo, fiddle, steel guitar, and string bass. Favorite songs like, “How Great Thou Art,” “Amazing Grace,” and “In the Sweet By and By,” will take on a new meaning when played and sung in the Turner’s gospel-bluegrass style.



Come as you are. There will be a free-will offering received to help with the musicians’ expenses. Sierra Pines United Methodist Church is located near Lake of the Pines, at 22559 W. Hacienda Drive.

For more information, call 268-6907.




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. The site is open from 6:30 to 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.; 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 11a.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

Twin Cities Church

“Can I Trust the Bible?” is the subject of this Sunday’s message. This is the second message in the “I Have a Question” series. Next week the message will be “Why on Earth Am I Here?” Children will be learning about the Pharisees.

Twin Cities is offering a Q & A time for anyone having questions about the “Passion” movie. One our pastors will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sundays, through April 4 at the Library at Hennessy School. There is no need to register.

The 4th annual Twin Cities Church golf tournament is coming up on April 24, at Beale Air Force Base. There will be a Texas Style Barbecue Buffet served after the tournament. Contact the church office, ext. 29, to register.

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 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 service.

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

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains church presents “Practicing Generosity” with the Rev. Julie Kain.

As we give of ourselves, so we receive and grow. An essential part of being in community is cultivating an individual practice of generosity. When we are nourished by the benefits of community, in order to be in healthy relationship (which means a pursuit of wholeness), we each need to find the specific ways we are willing, and excited, to give back to the community as a whole.

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 invites all denominations to worship every Sunday with pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase.

“The Meal that Heals” is about the atoning work of Christ, our healing, the beatings before his crucifixion and his death on the cross.

Visitors will listen to teaching No. 2 Sunday at 10 a.m. and continue to receive the revelation that Communion can and will change your thinking and your life.

The next four teachings will be the Sundays of March 21 and 28 at 10 a.m. and the Wednesdays of March 17 and 24. Teachings will be followed by Communion at each service.

Frontline Women’s Bible Study “Prayer Power” is at 9:30 am. today, with fellowship from 10 to 11:15 a.m. The Bible Study Youth Group will be at 7 p.m. Friday.

Nutrition and Weight Loss Class will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 22. Intercessory prayer is every Tuesday morning at 10 a.m. Kidz Club is Wednesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. Rick Young Flag Ministry teachings and demonstrations are Sunday, March 14, at 6 p.m.

All services offer children’s care for a variety of ages.

Word-A-Live! Family Church at 10528 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, is a nondenominational Full Gospel Church with emphasis on equipping the Saints for the work of the ministry. Word-A-Live is networked with Christian International Ministries, Dr. Bill Hamon, Santa Rosa Beach.

For more information, call the church office at 432-9155.

Sierra Pines United Methodist

Pastor Don’s sermon for the third Sunday of Lent is “The Master Gardener.” The owner of the garden misses the value of his unproductive fig tree, but the master gardener knows there is more in the tree than meets the eye – and knows how to bring it forth. Scripture: Luke 13:1-9.

A contemporary service begins at 9 a.m. and a traditional service is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes are available for all ages at the 9 a.m. service, and an adult class is available at the 10:30 a.m. service. Children’s Choir meets at 10:10 a.m. in classroom 3.

At 6:30 p.m., the monthly forum’s topic is what the social principals of the United Methodist Church say about political responsibility and religion.

On Saturday, the Senior Youth will have a movie night beginning at 6 p.m. in Room 3. Also on Saturday, P.E.O. Reciprocity meets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. AA meets Tuesday at 1 p.m. in classroom 1. The United Methodist Women meet Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Mike and Charlotte Turner, Gospel and Bluegrass musicians, will present a concert on Friday, March 19, at 7 p.m. at Sierra Pines. If you like Gospel and Bluegrass music, this is one concert you will not want to miss.

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

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 “Who Tipped the Playing Field?” which focuses on equality.

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 is by the Ralph Williams Combo.

Jr. Church will also be participating in the “Season of Peace” program with special lessons geared toward the youth starting at 10:30. The topic this week is “Respect for Others.”

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 Lyons.

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


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