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Healing Rooms of Nevada County

We believe that Jesus still heals today! We are open each Thursday 7-9 p.m. at Living Well Medical Clinic, 113 Presley Way. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge.

For more information, call Director Don Moore at 268-3898.



Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-day Saints




Guest speakers representing Stake President Michael Dahle will speak the same topics in all 10 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ congregations Sunday in Nevada City, Foresthill, Colfax and Auburn. The topic in July was “Successfully Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.” The speakers may be heard at the Nevada City Chapel, 615 Hollow Way, Sunday at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 265-5891.

Foothill Church

Sunday right after church is our 20/30 Fellowship Potluck. The 20/30 Fellowship is for parents in their 20s and 30s and their families. We meet once a month, on the third Sunday. The host for the month provides the main dish or barbecue and the rest of us bring a side dish or dessert.

This Sunday, we will meet at Memorial Park in Grass Valley near the children’s playground area.

Rich and Ann Drais will be your host again, so bring your side dish or dessert and come join the fun and the fellowship. For more information, call Ann or Richard Drais at 268-8011.

Foothill Church is located at 14600 State Highway 49, just three miles south of McKnight Way in Grass Valley. Service times are at 10 a.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, call 272-8511.

Word-A-Live

Family Church

Word-A-Live! Family Church invites all to join its Sunday morning service at 10 a.m. Word-A-Live! worships with exciting and anointed contemporary music. Word-A-Live! is a nondenominational church networked with Christian International, Dr. Bill Hamon, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase are ordained ministers of Christian International Ministries. On Sunday, Pastor Sandra will ministering “On your Spiritual Temperature.”

On Aug. 25 through 29, guest speakers Pastors Tom and Stella Terry will be ministering.

Word-A-Live! Family Church will be celebrating its 12th birthday in September.

At 9:30 a.m. every Sunday is preprayer and at 6 p.m. every Saturday is Corporate Prayer.

For more information on classes and ministries, please call 432-9155.

The church is located at 10528 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, CA 95945, across the street from the Penn Valley Fire Department.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

The Rev. Scott Dickson has been chosen as Sierra Presbyterian Church’s senior pastor following an 18-month search by a Sierra Presbyterian pastor nominating committee. He succeeds Dr. Toby Nelson, who had been serving on an interim basis since Dr. Bruce Heiple retired in 2002 after 20 years as church minister.

Dickson, 49, comes to Sierra Presbyterian from John Knox Presbyterian Church in Dublin in Northern California after serving as a minister there for 10 years.

In his new role, Dickson will head a staff of nine colleagues in a church with about 550 members.

He will begin his first series of sermons Sunday, although he spoke to the congregation earlier in the year just prior to being hired.

Dickson brings a wealth of talent to the table. He is both a trained Stephen Minster and Alpha leader and a certified California Police Chaplain. And for relaxation, he tinkers with antique radios, circa 1930, and works on vintage GMC products; he names a ’57 Chevy and a ’69 Chevelle.

Dickson and his wife of 25 years, Rhonda, have elected to live in Nevada City. They have two sons: Chris, 18, who will attend Sierra College, and Mike, 15, who will be a sophomore at Nevada Union High School.

Unitarian Universalist

Community of the Mountains

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains service will be “Just So Long and Long Enough,” the first sermon for the congregation by new minister, the Rev. Joy Atkinson. Persons there will be able to learn about the tasks, possibilities and challenges that face her in this interim ministry year in the life of a congregation.

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.

Videos of last week’s service are shown on Cable Channel 11 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays and at 1 p.m. on Thursdays.

For more information, call 265-2240.

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Pastor James Ward’s sermon this Sunday is “The Shadow and the Shelter,” which continues his “Celebrating Christ in Colossians” series. Sundays, Sunday School for all ages begins at 9 a.m. followed by the Morning Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.

The Young Adult Arts Ensemble meets at 4 p.m. with Sunday Evening Worship at 6 p.m. “Women in Prayer” meets at 7 p.m. Mondays. “Prayer Time for Adults” is held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. with Bible Study following at 6:30 p.m. The “PGIF Singles Outreach” meets every Friday at 6 p.m.

You won’t want to miss the Church Worship Choir singing at the Nevada County Fair on Aug. 14 at 1 p.m. in the Special Events Tent.

First Baptist Church is located at 1866 Ridge Road in Grass Valley (across the street from Nevada Union High School.)

For more information, call the office at 273-7301 or visit our Web site at http://www.firstbaptistgv.com

Truth Worship

Center

Truth Worship Center’s message on Sunday will be “The foundation of the Church.” Are we still building on the original foundation? The key scripture is found in Matt 16:18-19 – 18: “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” – 19: “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Sunday morning services begin at the 10 a.m. Sunday School classes for all ages are offered. This will be “Back to School Sunday.”

Sunday Evening praise and worship service will highlight a young pastor and evangelist. The service begins at 6 p.m.

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

Twin Cities Church

Our summer series, “Band of Believers,” continues this Sunday with the message “Purifying Discipline,” which focuses on Acts 4:32-5:42. 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.

Twin Cities Church meets every Sunday at 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 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

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. We are open from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Throughout the week: Call the church for a schedule and locations of the Home Fellowships that meet throughout the week; Women’s Ministry, currently doing a study of the book of Acts, meets at 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoons for fellowship and prayer; InnerStateYouth Ministries meets every at 6 p.m. Friday; Sunday services are Adult Bible Study at 10 a.m. and Worship Service with Senior Pastor Jim Edwards sharing God’s Word at 11 a.m. “Dating, Love, Marriage and Sex,” classes begin at 6 p.m. Sunday evenings.

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

Sierra Pines

United Methodist

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church offers two regular services, a contemporary service at 9 a.m., traditional service at 10:30 a.m., and a Quiet Worship service at 7 p.m.

After the 10:30 a.m. service, a potluck lunch will begin at noon. After the lunch, an All Church Conference has been called to consider approval of Tana McDonald’s continuance in the process leading to ordained ministry. Come and join us at this joyful event. The church is located at 22559 W. Hacienda Drive (near Lake of the Pines).

Monday at 7 p.m., Iyad Qumri and his family from Jerusalem will discuss the current conditions in Israel and Palestine. A trip to the Holy Land is planned for early January. Iyad will be the tour guide and help us understand first-hand the grassroots efforts that are leading toward peace. You can learn more from the Web site http://www.annadwa.htm

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

Sierra Center

for Positive Living

This Sunday at the Sierra Center for Positive Living, the Rev. Sandra Fairbanks continues the Honor Series, based on the book, “One Day My Soul Just Opened Up,” by Iyanla Vanzant. The talk is titled “Honoring Your Self.” 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 Jim Townsend and friends, with guest artist Annie McCann.

All are welcome to stay for coffee and conversation after the service. The youth request that you please bring some canned or packaged food for their monthly food collection. 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, Grass Valley. For more information, call 274-1018 or check the Web site at http://www.sierracenter.org

Word-A-Live Family Church

Word-A-Live! Family Church invites all to join their Sunday morning service at 10 a.m. Word-A-Live! worships with exciting and anointed contemporary music. Word-A-Live! is a non-denominational church networked with Christian International, Dr. Bill Hamon, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.

Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase are ordained ministers of Christian International Ministries. On Sunday, Pastor Sandra will ministering “On your Spiritual Temperature.” On Aug. 25 through Aug. 29, guest speakers Pastors Tom and Stella Terry will be ministering.

Word-A-Live! Family Church will be celbrating its 12th birthday in September.

At 9:30 a.m. every Sunday is preprayer and at 6 p.m. every Saturday is Corporate Prayer.

For more information on classes and ministries, please call 432-9155. The church is located at 10528 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, CA 95945 across the street from the Penn Valley Fire Department.


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