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Religion briefs

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

We invite all moms of children six years and under to attend the fall MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meetings. MOPS will be hosted by First Baptist Church twice a month beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. You can join other mothers for breakfast, hear a speaker, be encouraged, share your thoughts and opinions, be supported and tap into your creative side by making a craft. Call the church office for registration fees and further information.

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, followed by the Morning Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. There is an extended session for younger children and a special worship time for children grades one though four.

The Young Adult Arts Ensemble meets at 4 p.m., with Sunday Evening Worship at 6 p.m.

Women in Prayer meets at 7 a.m. Monday mornings. 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 Fridays at 6 p.m.

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 church’s Web site 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. They are open from 6:30 – 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. Worship Service, with Senior Pastor Jim Edwards sharing God’s Word, is 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.

Unity in the Gold Country

This Sunday at Unity in the Gold Country, guest speaker Mark Berry’s lesson is titled “Our Labor, God’s Will.” Mark is a sought after speaker in Rockland, Auburn, and the Grass Valley area. The soloist will be Patty Ann, and Bob Couper will provide his magic on the piano. 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.

Weekday classes include the Women’s Circle at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and A Course in Miracles at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, both at the Learning Center. There is no beginning/end to theses classes and all are welcome. Regular Wednesday night classes will begin again in September. For more information on classes or other special events call the Church Office at 274-2463 or visit our Web site,

Sierra Pines United Methodist

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

Visiting Pastor Gil Viera’s sermon is titled “More to Life Than We See.” The Scripture for this Sunday is 1st Corinthians 13:9-12 and Mark 1:35-39. Sunday School Classes are available for children of all ages at the 9 a.m. service. Child care is provided for all services. The United Methodist Youth Council meet at 10:30 a.m. in classroom 3.

On Friday, the Pine Nut Forest group will have a potluck and boat parade (LOP) at the Tomczaks’ home. Call 268-7766 for the time.

The United Methodist Men group will hold its monthly breakfast meeting this Saturday at 8 a.m. in the MPR.

Boy Scout Troop 783 meets at 6 p.m. on Monday. There is an AA group meeting on Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Room 1. A memorial service will be held for Dorothy Holt at 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the LOP Club House. Sign-up for Dinner for Eight groups has now begun.

Homecoming Sunday is Sunday, Sept. 12. After the 10:30 a.m. service, a potluck picnic, complete with games, is planned. The United Methodist Men will provide and cook the barbecue items. Please bring your own table service

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

Sierra Presbyterian Church

The final summer Worship-In-The-Park sponsored by Sierra Presbyterian Church will be Sunday at 5 p.m. This will replace the usual Way Contemporary Service, which is usually at 11:30 a.m. There will be worship and music, a short talk by Tim Grebe and food. Pastor Scott Dickson will be speaking about “Stain Management” at the traditional 8:30 a.m. service and the contemporary 10 a.m. service, which will be held at the church.

Twin Cities Church

Our summer series, “Band of Believers,” concludes this Sunday with the message “Expanding Circle,” which focuses on Acts 8. 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 new series, “Can You Hear Me Now?” begins Sunday, Sept. 12.

This week, our children will be learning about getting the job done when they study Nehemiah 1 2:1-10.

Twin Cities Church meets every Sunday morning at 8:30, 10, and 11:30 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 church’s Web site at

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 entitled, “Honoring the Process.” 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 Prayer Partner Sunday.

Congregational music will be performed by Jim Townsend and friends.

Junior Church provides programs with special lessons geared toward the youth starting at 10:30 a.m. The lesson this Sunday is, “The more I give, the more life gives to me.” Classes are held in our new office (the blue house next to the Banner Grange) at 12569 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

All are welcome to stay for coffee and conversation after the service.

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 Rd. in Grass Valley.

For more information, call 274-1018 or check the web site at


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 nondenominational and networks with Christian International.

Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase are ordained ministers of Christian International Ministries. On Sunday, Pastor Mike Chipchase is ministering.

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 95945, across the street from the Penn Valley Fire Department.

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