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We hope you will visit with our First Baptist Church family as Pastor James Ward’s sermon series continues in the book of Timothy during the Sunday Worship Service. Beginning Sundays, Sunday school for all ages starts at 9 a.m., 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 9 a.m. Sunday school this fall includes two new classes: “College and Career” and “Adult Ladies.” The young adult arts ensemble meets at 4 p.m. and the AWANAs at 5:45 p.m. Sunday Evening Worship at 6 p.m. is an informal time of singing, prayer and Bible study.

Women in prayer meets at 7 a.m. on Monday. Women’s Bible study is held on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets every first and third Tuesday from 9 to 11:30 a.m. A family fellowship dinner is held on Wednesdays at 4:45 p.m. Dinner reservations are needed — call the church office for more information. Following the dinner is prayer time for adults at 6 p.m. and Bible study at 6:30 p.m. For children, the children’s choir meets at 6 p.m. with the youth group meeting at 6:30 p.m. The men’s bible study is held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. The PGIF singles outreach (for ages 30 to 100) meets every Friday at 6 p.m.

On Sunday the PGIF singles outreach will host a pool party. 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. 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 http://www.firstbaptistgv.com.

Sierra Center for Positive Living

This Sunday at the Sierra Center for Positive Living, guest author Val Jon Farris will begin a new series, “Seven Dimensions of Infinite Love,” and this first installment is on humility. Mr. Farris is the author of Inca Fire. 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. A powerful healing circle will follow the service.

Congregational music by Jim Townsend and vocalist Valerie Lowe.

Jr. Church provides programs with special lessons geared toward the youth starting at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday’s lesson is “I Speak Up — Virtue is Assertiveness.” We now have a dedicated weekly program for teens. In October, teens are studying the book “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.” Classes are held in our new office (the blue house next to the Banner Grange), 12569 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

You are invited to stay for conversation and coffee after the service.

Also, the Compassionate Care team will offer a Grief and Healing Circle after the service. If you are experiencing a loss, be it a relationship, a job, a death, a health issue, etc., join this circle for support and healing.

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

A one day workshop, on Saturday, Oct. 16, Turning The Tide of Humanity, to be presented by Val Jon Farris, combines a positive mix of lecture, personal process work and deep emotional insight. Val Jon is the Executive Director of Wisdom For Humanity.

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 new series, “Table Talk,” begins this Sunday with the message “Talking to a Friend About the Da Vinci Code.” Join us as we learn how to talk to our friends about important issues.

This week our children will be learning about respect for who’s in charge when they study Luke 20:19-26.

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 multipurpose room and have small group bible study at 8:30 a.m. Senior high students meet at 11:30 a.m. in the Hennessy multipurpose room.

For more information call the church office at 273-6425 or visit the Web site at http://www.twincitieschurch.com

Saint Patrick

Catholic Church

The Knights of Columbus of Grass Valley and parishioners of Saint Patrick Catholic Church dedicated a memorial to the Unborn Child on Sunday, Sept. 26.

The marble stone memorial is a reminder that many “unwanted” children are denied their rights to become living human beings and a productive member of society.

The memorial was provided by fund-raising efforts of the Knights and members of the parish. The memorial is located in the rose garden adjacent to the hall and church.

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