Religion briefs 6/07/07 |

Religion briefs 6/07/07

Christian Life Center

Wade Cogan, Missionary to Alaska, will be our guest speaker this Sunday morning!

Wednesday evenings we begin with dinner at 6 p.m., followed by bible studies/activities for women, men, high school age youth, MPact Girls Clubs and Royal Rangers of all ages. Celebrate Recovery meets at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, at CLC, for any one with hurts, hang-ups, and/or addictions of all types.

For more information, visit our Web site, or call 273-8475. If you are in need of prayer, call 273-PRAY 24/7!

Christian Science Church

“God the Only Cause and Creator” is the subject of this week’s Bible lesson sermon to be read at the 10 a.m. service. Sunday School meets at the same hour.

Wednesday evening healing testimonial meetings are held at 7:30. The church is located at 375 Crown Point Circle. Call, 273-9452, for more information.

The Reading Room and Bookstore, 147 Mill Street, is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

This month, Grass Valley Friends Meeting is focusing on our Testimony of Personal Relationships.

Our private lives and personal relationships can be nurtured and enriched by a shared reliance upon God. We are called to respond to that of God in everyone.

From the beginning, Friends have emphasized the equality of marriage partners. In the loving home and family, young and old learn about equality and its limitations, simple forms of stewardship, integrity’s many guises, simplicity’s complexities and how hard, but satisfying, it is to be peaceable.

For more information about the local Quaker Meeting, contact Dean Olson, 273-2094.

North San Juan United Methodist

On Sunday, June 10, the North San Juan United Methodist Church Worship Service is at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be preaching, “Thou Art the Potter; I Am the Clay.” On Tuesday, June 12 at 10 a.m., we have our weekly Bible study. The community is invited.

Downieville United Methodist Church

On Sunday, June 10, the Downieville United Methodist Church Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be preaching, “Thou Art the Potter; I Am the Clay.” The community is invited.

Sierra City Community Church (United Methodist)

On Sunday, June 10, the Sierra City Community Church (United Methodist) Worship Service is at noon. The Rev. Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be preaching, “Thou Art the Potter; I Am the Clay.” The community is invited.

Trinity Church

Trinity Church, Nevada City, the ancient/future Church: Biblical, Evangelical, Liturgical and Historic. We celebrate Communion at 8, 9:15 and 10:30 a.m. Also, at 9:15 a.m. is High School Youth Group; Adult Forum, where the lectures are on “The Bible: A User’s Guide”; and Adult Bible Study where we are studying the book of Acts.

For more information, visit or call the church office at 265-8836. Trinity Church is located at Nevada and High Streets, Nevada City.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

The first Saturday Eucharist is 5 p.m., June 9, with Katya Kolesnikova as our guest organist. The liturgy will be contemporary, with a variety of music.

The Thursday program follows Eucharist and Healing at 10 a.m. We will begin discussion of “On A Wing and A Prayer” by Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori. Proposed covenant discussion and potluck is at 5 p.m. this Thursday in Buck Hall. The all-pairsh picnic celebrating our youth is at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Lake Wildwood. Please call the parish office for details, 273-7876. Easter and Pentecost pictures are up on our Web site:

Catholic Church of St. Stephen the First Martyr

Traditional Latin Rite, Wednesday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. Meeting with Fr. Lebel to determine interest in a California pilgrimage, Mission to Mission. Sunday, June 10, External Solemnity of Feast of Corpus Christi. “May our Lord Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament be praised, adored, and loved, with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time.” Procession, Benediction after 10:30 a.m. High Mass. Our Lady of Fatima Processions with Rosary following 6:30 p.m. Mass, thirteenth of each month, May-October. 6451 44th St. Sacramento, (916) 455-5114.

Aglow – Grass Valley

Aglow’s June 14 meeting welcomes Don Moore, president and founder, along with his wife Cheryl, of Lifeline Ministries International (LMI). Before retiring from 40 years of pastoring, Don and Cheryl started LMI as a missionary outreach. He helped start the healing rooms in 2005.

Praise and worship will be provided by Reverends George and Lillie Parker, LionSong Ministries. All women are invited to attend. Aglow is an International, non-denominational Christian woman’s group.

Meeting will be from 9:45 a.m. to noon, Esterly Hall, Nevada County Board of Realtor’s Building, 336 Crown Point Circle, off Brunswick Road. For more information, call 432-9258.

Calvary Chapel Grass Valley

Calvary Chapel is hosting a Vacation Bible School, “Sonforce Kids Special Agents” for all children going into Kindergarten through sixth grade. Your mission for this all-week adventure is to come and have fun with songs, skits, Bible stories, crafts and games. This mission will he held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 18 through June 22. Call 268-2539, early, to pre-register your child or visit

Calvary Chapel is located at 10050 Wolf Rd.

Truth Worship Center

A special bi-lingual (Spanish and English) service will be at 7 p.m., Saturday. “How great is our God” will be the theme for the Sunday’s 10 a.m. services. Sunday School is available for all children and young people. Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m.

Youth activity is planned for Thursday evening. Saturday at noon the singles will be meeting at the church. Weekly Bible study meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Ladies Bible Study and Prayer meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays.

For additional information, call the church office at 272-6455, or visit http://www.truth

Peace Lutheran Church

Sunday is the annual “Sermon in Song” at Peace, with Peace’s Senior Choir and Handbell Choir taking major parts in both services, 8 and 10:45 a.m. Darrell Crawford will conduct two of his own compositions. Becky Siemers directs the “Bells of Peace.” Pastor Richard Johnson will preside at both services, which will include Holy Communion. All are welcome at this festive musical celebration.

Sunday School for children is at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 273-9631, or visit

Peace is located at 828 West Main St. in Grass Valley.

Congregation B’Nai Harim

Rabbi Michael Oblath will conduct Friday night services at 7:30 p.m., June 9, at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center, 506 Walsh Street Grass Valley. Guests welcome; refreshments served at the Oneg.

EarthSpirit Center

Spiritual Growth Groups with Dr. Nanci Shanderá. Learn the spiritual secrets within you through the study of dreams and magical growth opportunities in everyday experience. These groups are mind and heart expanding and filled with love and humor. You will learn how to recognize adversity as a gift that helps you strengthen your connection with God.

Second Wednesdays are for men and women and fourth Wednesdays are for women. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Donation. For more information, call Dr. Nanci at 265-9097, e-mail or visit The Sacred Bee, 1451-A, East Main St. in Grass Valley.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

This Sunday, June 10, is Promotion Sunday and Teacher Appreciation Day. Rev. Pam Fine will preach and distribute Bibles to the new fourth grade students (second service). The traditional worship service, with choir, begins at 9 a.m., followed by fellowship time at 10 and the contemporary service with Spirit Rising praise band at 10:30. Child care is provided. Sunday School classes for preschool through senior high are at 10:30 a.m.

Call 265-2797 or visit Nevada City United Methodist Church, Rev. Charles Smith pastor, is located at 433 Broad Street.

New Beginnings Community Christian Fellowship

New Beginnings desires to share the Gospel and love of Jesus Christ with our neighbors in our community and abroad. We offer a Christ-like loving and relational environment in which we can grow with Jesus Christ and each other.

This Sunday, Ron Neilsen will bring a message on the Father’s Heart of Grace at 10 a.m. Women’s and Men’s Bible studies and Home Fellowships meet mid-week, for more intimate fellowship and for diving deeper into God’s word.

We meet at Union Hill School, 11638 Colfax Hwy., Grass Valley. You can reach us by phone at 277-9998 or by e-mail at

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Pastor Don Lee will speak on: “What we need from Jesus comes to us through the Spirit operating on the rule of usability.” Sierra Pines offers two services: contemporary at 9 a.m. and traditional at 10:30 a.m. Child Care, under five, provided.

Living the Questions, a small group study, will begin at 6:30 p.m., June 6, or at 11 a.m., June 8.

Music Through the Centuries will be presented at 10:30 a.m., June 13.

For more information, call 268-6907 and visit

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church, 22559 Hacienda Drive (near Lake of the Pines).

Good News Project

The Good News Project offers prayer for healing on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. The hours are 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sierra Vista Covenant Church office, 10064 Streeter Road, Unit 5. Streeter Road is located 1/4 mile South of Highway 49 and the Combie Road intersection. Follow the sign to the rear of the building, where the offices are located.

We pray for the unchurched as well as those who attend church. There is no fee and no appointment is necessary. For more information, call 432-0458.

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

The Healing Rooms of Nevada County are open. We pray for the healing for the body, soul and spirit. Everyone is welcome whether they attend church or not. Meeting room has been changed to the Chapel at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, from 7-9 p.m., every Thursday. The chapel is located in the main lobby of the hospital. There is no fee and no reservation is necessary. For more information, call Sierra Ministries International at 478-1478 or visit

Pray Nevada County

Pray Nevada County, seeking God on behalf of our communities, is open to all Christians. Pray Nevada County meets each Tuesday, noon to 1 p.m., to pray for our county’s governments, services, schools, families, businesses, media, churches and parachurch ministries. Since August 1997, 15 to 25 people from eight to 12 congregations have met each week to pray for our communities.

June meeting will be held at Neal Street Park near Del Oro Theater, Grass Valley. For more information, call the scheduling secretary at 432-0458 or Sierra Ministries International at 478-1478.

Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church

The Grass Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church is preparing for Vacation Bible School. The theme is “Avalanche Ranch” and it runs from June 18-23, 9 a.m. to noon. It is free, and includes singing, crafts, games, Bible stories, snacks and visits with live animals. Kids from one to 13 years are welcome, and pre-registration can be done at Call 477-5017, for more information.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Join us for “The Interdependent Web,” a worship service led in part by the children and teens that will explore the Unitarian Universalist seventh principle. We are deeply imbedded in the natural world and our actions affect the rest of the inhabitants of our planet. Yet each person, no matter how small, can make a positive difference. This is an intergenerational service; there will be no religious education classes for children. Childcare will be provided for the very young. Service, 11 a.m.

For more information, call 274-1675 or visit

246 So. Church St., Grass Valley.

Calvary Bible Church

Pastor Scott Gallagher continues with his series, “Knowing God” with a message titled, “Our God of Grace.” There is a traditional service at 9 and a contemporary service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes are offered at both times.

Family Camp, at Sugarpine Point on Lake Tahoe, is June 24 through 29. Vacation Bible School and Day Camp will be held July 9 through 13. The Senior High Mexico Missions Trip will be July 14 through 22. Call the church office at 273-1343, for more information.

Abundant Life Community Church

You are always welcome at Abundant Life, the growing church with a big heart on Alta Street! This Sunday we continue to learn from the life of David. We have two worship times to choose from: 8:45 or 10:30 a.m. Both services are identical, and age-group Bible studies for the whole family are held concurrently.

Call for information on men’s, women’s, and children’s activities. Family Night, Wednesdays at 7 p.m., features classes for all age groups, including >crossover> for sixth through twelfth grade students.

Come experience God’s life-changing grace! Call us at 273-1139.

Mountain Stream Meditation

Our Buddhist Insight Meditation group meets Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. June 11, former Buddhist monk, Santikaro, will lead the meditation and dharma talk. After living in Thailand for 20 years, he founded a monastery for lay practitioners in Wisconsin called Liberation Park. All levels of practice welcomed. For more information, call Barbara at 272-6425.

Wild Mt. Yoga, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City.

Unity in the Gold Country

Join this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. when Rev Joe Sloan will give the message, “Making Changes.” Music will be provided by Sharon Joy Jahoda and Bob Couper.

The Women’s Sacred Circle and Men’s Group both meet at 10 a.m., Tuesdays. The Course in Miracles group meets at 7 p.m., Thursdays. The annual Church picnic is June 24.

Unity is an inclusive spiritual community, welcoming all seekers of truth and is affiliated with “The Daily Word.” For more information, phone 274-2463 or visit

500 Crown Point Circle, off of Whispering Pines.

New Covenant Church

Join New Covenant as we journey through “The Great Adventure.”

Sundays: LifeGroups, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m., 140 Park Avenue. Childcare provided. Threshold, ages 18 through 29, 5:30 p.m., 265 Sutton Way.

Wednesday activities are at 453 S. Auburn: Family Dinner, 5 p.m.; Teamkid, grades one through five, 6:15; general adult study, 6:30.

Thursday: “300”, grades six through twelve, 5 p.m., 15490 Lewis Road. Mission for the Hispanic community, 7 p.m., 453 S. Auburn Street.

Friday: Lake Day, 10 a.m., 453 S. Auburn.

Saturday: Sunsplash, children first through sixth grades, 453 S. Auburn.

For additional information, call 274-8516.

Twin Cities Church

Join us this Sunday as we continue in our series, “Desperate Households,” with the message, “What to do When Communication Crashes.”

Twin Cities meets Sundays at 8:15, 10 and 11:45 a.m. Children, birth through fifth grade, meet during every Sunday morning service. Junior High Students meet at 10 a.m. and Senior High Students meet at 11:45 a.m., in the East Multi Purpose Room.

You can listen to a past service on KNCO 830 AM, from 7 to 7:30, Sunday mornings.

For more information, call 273-6425 or visit

11726 Rough & Ready Highway.

Church of Inner Light

Church of Inner Light cordially invites you to join us for the Sunday Meditation, noon to 1 p.m., Sundays, followed by energy healings. This meditation is open to all. The one-hour meditation is a time to give to yourself. Say Hello to your space, the Supreme Being and your truth in present time. The guided meditation is led by Rev. Ed Norman. The energy healings help you release foreign energy and get back in your body. $5 donation. For information, call 775-324-2872.

20 Hillcrest Dr. Reno, inside the Reno Psychic Institute and Mystic Rose Giftshop.

Grass Valley United Methodist

Grass Valley United Methodist will be holding a yard sale, all day June 9 in our parking lot on S. Church St.

Please join us for family worship at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday or a traditional service at 10:30 a.m. There will be activities for kids during the service and child care is available.

For further information, call the church office at 272-1946 between 9:30 and 12:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday or visit

236 South Church Street between Neal and Walsh, downtown Grass Valley.

Grace Lutheran Church

Join us at 9 a.m. this Sunday for worship. Pastor George’s message is “Taking Care of God’s Name,” from Exodus 20:7.

Vacation Bible School runs June 18 through 22, beginning at 5:30 p.m. with dinner followed by lessons, crafts, games science projects and music. Come one, come all. The theme this year is “Great Bible Reef – Dive Deep into God’s Word.”

For more information, call the church office at 273 7043 or visit

Grass Valley Shambhala Meditaion Group

Shambhala will offer in our DVD Study Series, The Five Skandhas with Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche from 7 to 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 7. In sanskrit, the five skandhas means “heap” or “collection.” This talk examines the dualistic process of the Five Skandhas, seeing this as our psychological make-up. See this approach as a direct, simple way to understand the process without a metaphysical or philosophical overlay. There are the skandhas of form, feeling, impulse, concept and consciousness. Understanding this is basic preparation to understanding ourselves experientially, not intellectually.

Call Joy at 477-0662, for more information.

Sierra Presbyterian

Join us this Sunday for Pastor Linda’s sermon, “The Mission of the Church.” Services are: traditional, 9 a.m.; contemporary, 10:30 a.m.; CORE, 5:15 p.m. Intergenerational Dinner is at 6:15 p.m. and Generations is at 7 p.m. Adult Sunday Seminars are at 9 a.m., with Jim Line, and 10:30 a.m., with Paul Bridges. Children and youth programs and healing prayer are offered at all services. For more information, call 256-3291 or visit

175 Ridge Road, Nevada City.

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