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Religion briefs

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. Pastors Tom and Stella Terry will be ministering Saturday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m and Sunday, Aug. 29, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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

Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. is preprayer and every Saturday night at 6 p.m. is Corporate Prayer. For more information on classes and ministries, call 432-9155. The church is located at 10528 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley, CA 95945, across the street from the Penn Valley Fire Department.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains service will be on “Telling the Truth,” coordinated by Ruth Ghio. This service will focus on influential Americans, such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Walt Whitman. We will hear quotes from different people and then briefly share our important beliefs, ideas and thoughts. The quotes and sharing will be nonpolitical in nature, but thoughtful, mindful and heartfelt.

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 and 6 p.m. on Sundays and at 1 p.m. on Thursdays.

For more information, call 265-2240.

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 What You Feel.”

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. This is Birthday Sunday for September.

Congregational music will be by our own Gracie MacKenzie and friends and the Sierra Center Choir.

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

The annual general meeting is after the service. Everyone is invited. Members vote and lunch will be served.

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

Twin Cities Church

Our summer series, “Band of Believers,” continues this Sunday with the message titled “Following Costs,” which focuses on Acts 6:8 Ð 7:60. 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.

Our children will be learning about trust and the thief on the cross using Luke 23:32-43.

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

B’nai Harim

Congregation B’nai Harim at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center is holding an open house for new and prospective members in conjunction with religious school registration on Sunday, Aug. 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. Meet Rabbi Michael Oblath, school administrator and education committee chair.

The church is located at 506 Walsh St. in Grass Valley. For more information, call 477-0922.

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

Healing Rooms of Nevada County are open each Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Living Well Medical Clinic, 113 Presley Way in Grass Valley. 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.

Truth Worship Center

“God’s grace is sufficient” will be the subject of Sunday morning’s message, and the scripture setting will be from Romans 3:23-24 “23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Sunday morning service begins at 10. Sunday School classes are offered for children of all ages.

Sunday evening from 5 to 9 there will be a barbecue for everyone who desires to come and participate in fellowship. For more information, call the church office. This will be the fifth Sunday event.

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 and cover the main themes of the Word of God.

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

Sierra Pines United Methodist

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

Reverend Jim Hulin from LOP will be our guest preacher this Sunday. Sunday School classes are available for children of all ages at the 9 a.m. service. Child care is available at both services. The UM Youth meets at 6 p.m. in classroom 3.

On Friday, the Knotty Pines Forest group will serve at The Last Friday Supper at Grass Valley UMC. Our Regenesis praise band will entertain and sing during the dinner. On Saturday, the Ponderosa Forest group will picnic and attend a play at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Other activities at the church during the weeks of Aug. 23-Sept. 3 include: Monday Boy Scout Troop 783 meet at 6 p.m. in the MPR. On Tuesday, AA meets at 1 p.m. in Classroom 1. On Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to noon, the Nevada County Health Department will hold a Blood Pressure Clinic in the MP room. This is part of the Nevada County Senior Outreach program but is open to all ages.

For more information, call the church office at 268-6907 or visit our Web site at

Unity in the Gold Country

This Sunday at Unity in the Gold Country, Rev. Joe Sloan’s lesson will be “Bring The Children.” The service, at Esterly Hall, 336 Crown Point Circle (Brunswick, to Whispering Pines to Crown Point), begins at 10:30 a.m.

Children’s Church begins at the same time at the Learning Center, 333 Crown Point Circle and toddler care is available at Esterly Hall. Everyone is welcome! “For over a hundred years, Unity has left no one out.”

Weekday classes include the Women’s Circle at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and “A Course in Miracles” at 7 p.m. Thursdays, both at the Learning Center. There is no beginning or end to these classes and anyone is welcome anytime. Regular Wednesday night classes will begin again in September. For more information, call the office at 274-2463 or visit our Web site

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

If you are 50 years old or older and would like to sing with the “Glory Choir” at the First Baptist Church, come to Room 104 on Thursday at 10 a.m. We would love to meet you and have you become a part of our wonderful “Glory Choir!” We invite all preschool Moms to attend the “MOPS” (Mothers of Preschoolers) meetings that will meet twice a month at the First Baptist Church starting Sept. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. MOPS’ purpose is to nurture every mother of a preschooler by meeting her distinctive needs to the glory of Jesus Christ. On Sept. 12, the AWANAs will begin meeting every Sunday from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m.

We are a family church with Sunday School for all ages, beginning at 9 a.m. on Sundays and followed by the Morning Worship Service at 10:30. There is an extended session for younger children and a special worship time for children, grades one though four.

The First Baptist Church is located at 1866 Ridge Road in Grass Valley. For more information, call the church office at 273-7301 or visit the Web at

Solid Rock Foursquare Church

Solid Rock healing rooms are open on the first three Tuesdays 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 to 8:30 p.m.

Throughout the week: 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.; Home Fellowships meet throughout the week – call the church for times and locations. 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.

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