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Grass Valley Church of Christ

Vacation Bible School hosted by the Grass Valley Church of Christ will be July 12-16, from 9 a.m. to noon for children ages 2 years to sixth-grade. The church is located at 670 Whiting St. in Grass Valley. This year’s theme is “Discovering Bible Treasures” and will include snacks, games, puppets and more. Free. For more information call 273-0401.

Twin Cities Church



Our summer series, “Band of Believers,” begins this Sunday with the message “Great Expectations.” Join us as we learn what God can do with a group of ordinary men and women who band together empowered by His Holy Spirit.

“Rescue 911” is the summer curriculum for the children. This eight-week series will teach kids to put their trust in God using Psalm 9:9-11 as our theme.




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 10 a.m. in the Hennessy multi-purpose room and have small group Bible study at 8:30 a.m. Senior high students meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Hennessy multi-purpose room.

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

Organ concert set at Grace Lutheran

Arvin Nicholas Berner will perform an organ concert Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. He is one of California’s premier young organists and will be performing works by Mendelssohn, Buxtehude and Bach.

He will be performing on Grace’s 15 rank tracker (mechanical) action pipe organ. The church is located on Ridge Road next to Nevada Union High School. For more information call 273-7043.

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

Healing Rooms of Nevada County are open each Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Living Well Medical Clinic, 113 Presley Way. We pray for healing for the body, soul, and spirit. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge. For more information call Director Don Moore at 268-3898.

Solid Rock Foursquare Church

“Dating, Love, Marriage and Sex” beginning July 11 we will start a 12-week in-depth study about dating, love, marriage and sex. Classes begin at 6 p.m. Sunday evenings.

Throughout the week: Healing Rooms are open on the first three Tuesdays of each month. They are open from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to anyone who desires private personal prayer for physical, emotional or spiritual healing; Women’s Ministry, currently doing a study of Proverbs, meets Friday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. for fellowship and prayer; InnerStateYouth Ministries meets every Friday at 6 p.m.; Sunday services are Adult Bible Study at 10 a.m.; 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.

Sierra Center for Positive Living

This Sunday at the Sierra Center for Positive Living, Rev. Sandra Fairbanks will begin a new series, “For Your Own Sake, Forgive.” The first talk is entitled, “Dealing with the F Word.”

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.

Jr. Church provides programs with special lessons geared toward the youth starting at 10:30 a.m. The July theme is, “Letting Go and Letting God,” with Sunday’s title being, “Turn It Over to God.”

Classes are held in our new office (the blue house next to the Banner Grange), 12569 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

All are welcome to stay for conversation and coffee after the service.

Also, the Compassionate Care team will offer a Grief and Healing Circle after the service. If you are experiencing a loss, be it a relationship, a job, a death, a health issue, etc., join this circle for support and healing.

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

The church office is located next to the Banner Grange, 12569 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

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

Vacation Bible School

Emmanuel Episcopal, Peace Lutheran and Grass Valley United Methodist churches invite all children to a week of Bible stories, mission events, crafts, music, puppets, recreation and lots of fun at their Vacation Bible School, July 19-23, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 136 S. Church St. near downtown Grass Valley.

Pre-registration in church offices. For more information call Mary at 273-3678.

Sierra Pines United Methodist

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church offers two regular services, a contemporary service at 9 a.m. and traditional service at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 22559 W. Hacienda Dr. (near Lake of the Pines).

Our guest speaker this Sunday is the Rev. Jim Hulin. His sermon topic is “In His Steps.” Sunday School classes are available for children of all ages at the 9 a.m. service. Child Care is available for all services.

A free Vacation Bible School will be offered July 26-30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

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

Unity in the Gold Country

This Sunday Unity in the Gold Country presents “Shanti Shanti” (see advertisement this page). Hear the unfolding of God though sound and transforming story.

This is a rare opportunity to have a group of this caliber perform a Sunday service. Immediately following the service (approximately noon), “Shanti Shanti” will perform a 45 minute concert followed by a reception.

Sunday services are held at 10:30 a.m. in Esterly Hall, 336 Crown Point Circle (off of Whispering Pines, off of Brunswick Road – follow the signs).

Unity’s youth groups meet at the Spiritual Learning Center, 333 Crown Point Circle, Suite 215. Child Care is available at Esterly Hall. Unity is open to people of all faiths and everyone is welcome.

Several classes are being offered, including the “The Keys To The Kingdom” on Wednesday “A Course in Miracles” on Thursdays, both at 7 p.m. in the Learning Center.

For more information about Unity and the classes offered please check our Web site at http://www.unitygold.us or call 274-2463.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church located at 1866 Ridge Road in Grass Valley is sponsoring a very exciting Bible school program for the kids of the community July 12-16 from 4:30-8 p.m. “God’s All-Star Champions” is an interactive learning experience for children ages kindergarten to sixth-grade.

Kids will learn to be God’s all-star champions as they experience a sporting adventure in five very different training camps.

For more information or to register for “God’s All-Star Champions,” call First Baptist Church at 273-7301.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains’ sermon is “Imagination as a Spiritual Discipline” by Nathan Walker, student at Union Theological Seminary.

When we hear the word imagination, we think about the aesthetic, the creative, and the fantastical.

Yet, imagination is more powerful than act of the creative. If used as a spiritual discipline, one can use the imagination to see the world through the eyes of someone else.

Coordinator: Anita Wald-Tuttle. The UUCM meets every Sunday at 11 a.m. Child care and religious education are provided at the same time.

The location of the Unitarian Universalist chapel is the corner of South Church and Walsh streets in Grass Valley. For more information call 265-2240 or visit the Web site at http://www.uugrassvalley.org


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