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Religion briefs

This Sunday the Rev. Joe Sloan’s lesson is entitled “The Law of Compensation.” The scripture reference will be Matthew 10:5-9. Special music will be local folk singer and songwriter Doug Hill. Bob Couper will provide piano support. 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 these classes and anyone is welcome anytime. Regular Wednesday night Classes will begin again in October. For more information call the Church Office at 274-2463 or visit our Web site

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 – 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 at 11:00 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.

First Baptist Church – Grass Valley

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 in first through fourth grades. The 9 a.m. Sunday School this fall includes two new classes: “College and Career” and “Adult Ladies.”

Upcoming events: 2 p.m. on Sunday the “PGIF Singles Outreach” will host a potluck picnic. If you would like to attend, please RSVP and get more information about the picnic by calling the church office. The “Women’s Ministries” will continue to host a “Beginners Quilting Class” each month. A new class begins Oct. 21 with classes held the third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are interested, please call the Church Office for class information.

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

Word-A-Live Family Church

Word-A-Live! Family Church invites all to their 10 a.m. Sunday service with exciting and anointed contemporary worship.

Word-A-Live! is nondenominational and networks with Christian International. Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase are ordained ministers of Christian International Ministries.

This weekend is Word-A-Live’s! “12th Birthday Celebration.” Celebrating with them will be guest ministers Pastor John and Karan Pursell of Madera. Saturday, Sept. 25, Pastor John will hold a special session for all from 10 a.m. to noon. Sunday, Sept. 26, they will minister with the anointed Word of God through powerful prophetic preaching at both the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. services.

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

Sierra Center for Positive Living

This Sunday at the Sierra Center for Positive Living, the Rev. Sandra Fairbanks’ talk is titled “Creating Glorious Health: The Body is a Telling Book.” 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 Jim Townsend and friends and the Sierra Center Choir.

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

The Rev. Sandra will host her monthly Coffee with the Pastor after the service. This is a good time to ask your questions about our church and teachings.

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 for information.

Twin Cities Church

Our series, “Can You Hear Me Now?” continues this week with the message “Receiving God’s Word.” The message next week will be “Recognizing God’s Word.” Join us for this series on how to hear from and talk with God.

This week our children will be learning about doing what they need to do, and then watching what God can do, when they study John 6:1-14.

Our New Community Celebration, “A Time to Come Together,” will be tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Veteran’s Hall. This will be a special time to see what is in store for our future as we make preparations to move into our new building.

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.

For more information, call the church office at 273-6425 or visit the Web site at

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

Healing Rooms of Nevada County are open Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the 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.

The Good News Project prayer for healing takes place at Higgins Lions Community Center, 22490 E. Hacienda (one mile past LOP entrance), from 7 to 9 p.m. every Sunday. There is no fee and no appointment is necessary. Visit for more information.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains Service for Sunday will be Yom Kippur (Jewish Day of Atonement) Service: Whatever Became of Guilt? The Rev. Joy Atkinson.

Guilt is not popular among Unitarian Universalists. Many of us feel relieved to have left behind oppressive guilt feelings from our religious past when we joined our liberal religious movement. Yet, in our personal lives, we do sometimes feel guilty. What constructive role, if any, can guilt play in our lives?

Sunday Service is 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, Sundays at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. and Thursdays at 1 p.m. For more information call 265-2240 or visit

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