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On July 19-23, the Nevada City First Baptist Church will hold its Family Vacation Bible School from 6:30-9 p.m. The program is designed for preschool age children up to those entering the fifth grade. Parents are encouraged to join their children for all or part of the program each night as the children will be worshipping God through songs and prayer, making Bible point crafts, and discovering life-changing Bible truths in fun and memorable ways.

This free event will be held at the church, which is located at 300 Main St. in Nevada City, across from the courthouse. Families are encouraged to join us for dinner on Wednesday, July 21, at 5:30 p.m., before the program that night. Space is limited and preregistration is recommended. For information or registration, call 273-0125.

Solid Rock Foursquare Church

“Dating, Love, Marriage and Sex” – On Sunday we began a 12-week, in-depth study of these topics. Classes begin at 6 p.m. Sundays.

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

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

Healing Rooms of Nevada County are open each Thursday, 7-9 pm 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 information, call Don Moore, director, at 268-3898.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The third Sunday, July 18, guest speakers representing Stake President Michael Dahle will speak on the same topics in all 11 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ congregations in Nevada City, Foresthill, Colfax and Auburn. The topic in July will be “Teaching our Children the Lord’s Standards.” The speakers may be heard at the Nevada City Chapel, 615 Hollow Way, Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 265-5891.

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).

Pastor Don Lee’s sermon topic this Sunday is “The First Stone an Saul’s Rage.” Acts 7:54-8:3 helps us to reflect on anger – its positive and negative values. Sunday School classes are available for children of all ages at the 9 a.m. service. Child care is available for all services. The UM Youth meet at 6 p.m. in Classroom 3. At 6:30 p.m., Pastor Don will continue with his monthly “Building Bridges of Understanding” class. The study was developed by the California Council of Churches and focuses on the five major faith traditions. This month will include a study of Islam and meets in Classroom 1.

A free Vacation Bible School will be offered July 26-30 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The theme is “Under the Sea” and will be filled with songs, games, great stories and yummy snacks. Come and be ready to meet Emmy the Sea Anemone, Clarence the Clam, Timothy the Sea Turtle, Bruce, and Splash.

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

Sierra Center for

Positive Living

This Sunday at the Sierra Center for Positive Living, Rev. Sandra Fairbanks continues the series, “For Your Own Sake, Forgive.” The talk is entitled, “Reclaiming Your Power.” 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 will be by the Ralph Williams Combo.

Junior 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.” This Sunday the title of the lesson is “Be Ready to Accept Your Good.” Classes are held in our new office (the blue house next to the Banner Grange), 12569 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

All are welcome to stay for the monthly Bring a Friend Potluck. The youth will be collecting nonperishable food for the food bank and would appreciate donations.

Prayer treatment is also available after the service and is 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.sierra center.org

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains presents “The Folk Spirit in Hymnody,” Richard Geisler and the Village Festival Players. This amateur ensemble meets regularly to play recorders and will present music from various cultures.

It is the music of the “folk”; the lyrics are Christian. Geisler will invite the congregation to learn a tuneful hymn or two and sing along with the recorders. The coordinator is John Church.

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 information, call 265-2240 or visit the Web site at http://www.uugrassvalley.org

Unity in the Gold Country

On Frida,y Unity in the Gold Country presents Bhante Wimala, the renowned Buddhist Monk who will thrill us with his insight on Western living from the Buddhist perspective. The event will take place at 7 p.m. in Esterly Hall.

At the Sunday Service, Rev. Joe Sloan will speak of “Traveling Light.” The service begins at 10:30 a.m., Esterly Hall, 336 Crown Point Circle. Special music will be provided by soloist Sue Livingston of Sacramento.

Bob Couper will be at the piano. Unity’s youth groups meet across the street at the Spiritual Learning Center, 333 Crown Point Circle, Suite 215. Unity is open to people of all faiths and everyone is welcomed.

Several classes are being offered now, including the “Keys to the Kingdom” on Wednesdays and “A Course in Miracles” on Thursdays, both at 7 p.m. The Women’s Circle meets on Wednesday Mornings at 10 a.m. All women are welcome.

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

Foothill Church

Foothill Church has a new ministry group for people in their 20s and 30s and their families called the “20/30 Fellowship.” The 20/30 Fellowship Group will have its first meeting Sunday, hosted by Rich and Ann Drais. It will be held at LOP, Park No. 3, immediately following our Sunday services.

They are looking forward to gatherings filled with lots of food, fellowship, fun and lively discussions about marriage, family, schooling, discipline, and etc.

It is a great opportunity to share experiences, support each other and learn from each others trials, tribulations, and triumphs! Interested parties should RSVP Ann for more information, gate access, and directions at 268-8011.

Foothill Church is located at 14600 State Highway 49, Grass Valley, just three miles south of Grass Valley, next to the fire station.

Services are 10 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. For more information, call the church office at 272-8511.

Twin Cities Church

Our summer series, “Band of Believers,” continues this Sunday with the message “Blown Away,” which focuses on Acts 2:1-13. 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 its theme.

Twin Cities Church meets every Sunday morning at 8:30, 10, and 11:30 at the Veteran’s Hall in Grass Valley, 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

Truth Worship Center

Truth Worship Center’s message on Sunday will be the study of creation during both services. Sunday morning at the 10 a.m. service, the message text will be from Gen 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Special songs will be selected during the morning worship and praise service.

Sunday evening, the theme of creation will continue with scriptural and scientific evidence presented. In our present age, it is important to understand the very foundation of our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Tuesday Bible Study will be at 7 p.m.

Home Bible Studies are offered free of charge, which cover the main themes of the Word of God.

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

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