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Truth Worship Center

Truth Worship Center’s message on Sunday will be the beginning of a series entitled “God cares about you, He really does.” Sunday morning services begin at the 10 a.m. Special songs will be selected during the morning worship and praise service. Sunday School classes for all ages are offered. Sunday evening praise and worship service begins at 6 p.m.

Tuesday Bible Study will be at 7 p.m. The book of 1 Peter is the current subject of the bible study.



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 272-6455.




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 “Reaching for Understanding.” Sometimes reading the Bible is not enough to gain understanding of Scriptures Good News message – what else can be done.

A Free Vacation Bible School will begin Monday, July 26-30, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The theme is “Under the Sea” and will be filled with songs, games, great stories and yummy snacks. Meet Emmy the Sea Anemone, Clarence the Clam, Timothy the Sea Turtle, Bruce, and Splash.

A potluck dinner will be held on Thursday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m. Bob Sulkerson will be at Sierra Pines UMC to tell us what is currently happening in the Nevada County Habitat for Humanity program.

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

Penn Valley Community Church

Penn Valley Community Church hosts Vacation Bible School for children 3-years-old through sixth-grade, Monday July 26-30, from 9 a.m. to noon.

For more information call 432-1791.

Unity in the Gold Country

At Unity in the Gold Country this Sunday the Rev. Joe Sloan’s lesson is entitled “Our Daily Bread.”

The worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. at Esterly Hall, 336 Crown Point Circle. Special music will be provided by a guest soloist, and 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. “For over 100 years Unity has left no one out.”

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 Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. – all women are welcome.

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

Foothill Church

It’s time for Vacation Bible School at Foothill Church. This year’s Olympic theme is called “Son Games,” the VBS of Champions 2004.

The program includes 100 percent Bible ingredients, Gold Metal Music, Global Games and Heart-Healthy Fun. VBS is for children ages 4-years-old through the sixth- grade.

Game times are Sunday, July 25 through Friday, July 30 and will run from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. each evening. You don’t have to be a member to join in the fun.

Treat your kids to a memorable week of Bible stories, crafts, skits, games and songs.

Everyone is welcome, bring a friend. Get your registration forms at our Sunday 10 a.m. services or Wednesday 7 p.m. services.

The church is located at 14600 State Highway 49 just three miles south of Grass Valley next to the Fire Station.

For more information or registration call Foothill Church at 272-8511.

Young Singles congregation formed

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has formed an Auburn 5th Young Single Adults Branch for people between the ages of 18-30. They meet in the Colfax building, 1875 S. Auburn St., Colfax on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.

This branch (church) began with 30 young adults and by June 27, the attendance had grown to 60.

The members come from Auburn, Alta Sierra, Colfax, Grass Valley, Lake of The Pines, Newcastle, Nevada City, Penn Valley and Yuba City.

William H. Cline Jr. is the branch president, 1st counselor is Varin Larsen and 2nd counselor is Dan Downey.

Two members were interviewed and asked what they thought of the new branch. Jordan Wambaugh, president of the Elders Quorum said, “It is great to meet people your own age. We are in the planning stages of organizing the church meetings and planning other activities such as dances, barbecues etc. that will be of interest to the members.”

Talia Smoorenburg said, “It is nice being with a group of young people who have the same standards and morals. The branch also gives us an opportunity to learn and grow.”

The young people are an enthusiastic group from various backgrounds. Returned missionaries, college students, working people.

It is an exciting time in their lives as they are making decisions about jobs, schools and things that will effect the rest of their lives. Any young adult is welcome to attend the new Young Singles Adult Branch located in Colfax.

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

Healing Rooms of Nevada County are open each Thursday, 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 Don Moore at 268-3898.

Solid Rock Foursquare Church

Special guest Dr. Chuck Flynn who has a ministry that combines rich teaching of the Word of God with a very unique gift – The Word of Knowledge – to individuals and congregations that edify the Body of Christ, will be speaking Saturday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Throughout the week: Healing Rooms are open on the first three Tuesdays of each month.

They are open 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; 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.

The church is located at 11665 Spenceville Road, in Penn Valley. For more information call 432-1964.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains sermon, “Restorative Justice and the Importance of Reconciliation” by Lisa M. Rea.

Rea is president of the Justice and Reconciliation Project, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing restoration, reconciliation and healing to crime victims and offenders. Unitarian Universalist’s favor justice, equity and compassion in human relations.

Rea will share her passion for steps we can take to restore and heal those harmed by crime. She has seen crime victims and offenders reconcile. John Church is the coordinator.

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

Sierra Center for Positive Living

This Sunday at the Sierra Center for Positive Living, guest speaker Johathan Robinson will talk on “Experiencing the Sacred in Daily Life.”

Robinson is a psychotherapist and N.Y. Times bestseller list author. He has appeared on Oprah and CNN, and is known for his humor and inspiring stories. The celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Banner Grange Hall, 12629 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

Special Workshop: Jonathan Robinson will offer a workshop on “Experiencing the Sacred in Daily Life” at Banner Grange from 1 to 3:30 p.m. A $20 love offering is suggested.

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

Twin Cities Church

Our summer series, “Band of Believers,” continues this Sunday with the message “Making Ripples,” which focuses on Acts 2:14-47. 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 a 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 Website at http://www.twincitieschurch.com

Word-A-Live Family Church

Word-A-Live! Family Church welcomes all denominations to join us every Sunday morning at 10 a.m. as we enter into The Lord’s presence with contemporary Christian worship. Pastor Mike Chipchase & Pastor Sandra Chipchase speak with authority and power as the Holy Spirit guides them with the Word of God.

On Sunday, 9:30 a.m. prayer, 10 a.m. service, Valerie Jackson, Women’s Aglow area president for Northern California will be ministering. Home Bible Study Fellowship Groups meet on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in Lake Wildwood and on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Penn Valley. Call the church for any further information, 432-9155.

Word-A-Live! Family Church is a non-denominational church with emphasis on equipping the saints for the work of the ministry.

The church is are located at 10528 Spenceville Rd., across the street from the fire station, Penn Valley, 432-9155.


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