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Religion briefs

Roman Catholic Traditional Latin Rite

St. Stephen the First Martyr Catholic Church, 5461 44th St. in Sacramento, ministers to traditional Catholics. High Mass is sung every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Gregorian chants and mixed choirs assist.

A diverse congregation joins in the responses, Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei. The celebrant faces the tabernacle; communicants kneel at the altar rail. Bring your old Sunday or daily missal. Young families, teens and seniors attend from all over the diocese, many from the foothills. Of necessity, confessions are held on Sundays before Mass as well as Saturdays, owing to distances people travel. Women and girls are encouraged to wear dresses and a head covering. Men and boys wear shirts and slacks or suits. Sunday low masses are 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For weekday mass times, scheduled devotions, classes, directions and other information, call Gloria Thiele at 274-3583.

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Sunday morning’s message will be “Poured Out” given by Pastor Barbara Smith at both the 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. services. The Sunday School lesson for children ages 6 through 12 at 8:45 a.m. will focus on how children approach God and others with love and respect. Two different Adult Bible Study classes, one that connects faith and current issues and the other a more traditional adult Bible study, meet at 9 a.m. Childcare is available at both services.

Grass Valley United Methodist is always looking for musically inclined individuals to join our Chancel Choir rehearsal on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., or Striking Bells and Wesley Ringers Handbells rehearsal on Wednesdays at 5 and 6:30 p.m.

A variety of adult fellowship opportunities such as Joyn-a-Friend fellowship potluck this Saturday, Oct. 23, at 6 p.m., the Prayers and Squares quilting group on Fridays at 9:30 a.m. or Men’s Breakfast at IHOP on Wednesday at 7:30 a.m.

Grass Valley United Methodist Church is looking for a child care provider to work Sundays. For information on this or any other activities call the church at 272-1946. Grass Valley United Methodist Church is located at 236 S. Church St. in Grass Valley.

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. We pray for healing for the body, soul and spirit. Everyone is welcome, whether you attend church or not. No appointment is necessary and there is no charge. For more information visit our web site at or call Director Don Moore at 268-3899.

The Good News Project offers prayer for healing every Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Higgins Lions Community Center, 22490 E. Hacienda Dr. (one mile past LOP entrance). We pray for the unchurched as well as those who attend church. There is no fee and no appointment is necessary. For more information call 268-3899 or visit our Web site at

First Baptist Church – Grass Valley

Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Lil’ Lambs Learning Center (a ministry of First Baptist Church) will hold “It’s A Bazaar” fund-raiser at the church. The Lil’ Lambs Learning Center has a variety of programs to meet your family’s needs for infant and toddler childcare for children to age 12. We are open for enrollments now. The “Women’s Ministries” will continue to host a “Beginners Quilting Class” each month. A new class begins today with classes held the third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, Pastor James Ward’s sermon series continues the book of Timothy. 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.

“Women in Prayer” meets at 8 a.m. on Monday mornings. “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.

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

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. The church is located at 22559 West Hacienda Drive (near Lake of the Pines).

Pastor Don Lee’s sermon for Sunday is “The Missyplicity Project.” The lure of longevity has inspired a rich pet owner to finance the cloning of his dog, Missy. The dog was a dud, but they created at Copycat. Better to focus less on cloning pet life and more on preparing for eternal life. Sunday School classes are available for children of all ages at the 9 a.m. service. Child Care is provided at all services.

Join the Brown Bag Bible Bread Breaking Noon Bible study group on Monday. Participants will read and casually discuss the lectionary readings for the week.

Sierra Pines UMC is hosting its Halloween Carnival on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be games, prizes and Treats from Trunks. If you have a Halloween costume please wear it. All are invited for this fun event. For more information call the church office.

For more information call the church office at 268-6907, and visit our 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. Hours are from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Throughout the week: Women’s Ministry, currently doing a study of the book of Acts, meets Friday 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 a.m.

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

Twin Cities Church

Our series, “Table Talk,” continues this Sunday with the message, “Talking to a Friend About Abortion.” The message next week will be, “Talking to a Friend About Jesus.” Join us as we learn how to talk to our friends about important issues.

This week, our children will be learning about showing respect to God when they study Matthew 8:8.

Twin Cities Church “New Community” service will be this Sunday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m., at the Veteran’s Hall. Join us for this special celebration, including baptisms.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Junior High Halloween Alternative Event. This will take place on Oct. 31, at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building. There will be a guest singer, food, games and fun. Contact the church office for more information.

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 Garage 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

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains service will be on “United Nations Day.” This service will commemorate the birth of the United Nations. Ted Smith, president of the Golden Empire Chapter of the UNA will speak on “The United Nations: Past, Present, and Potential.” Bill Toensing will assist in this service, which will include national anthems of several nations as well as the little known UN anthem.

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 information call 265-2240 or visit

Word-A-Live Family Church

Word-A-Live! Family Church invites all to their 10 a.m. Sunday morning service with exciting and anointed contemporary Christian worship. Word-A-Live! is nondenominational and networks with Christian International of which Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase are ordained.

Women’s Ministry has begun a new countywide Bible study series for all women “Living Beyond Yourself” on Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. and Monday evenings 6:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Friday, October 22, 7 p.m. is Youth Night.

Every Saturday night at 6 p.m. is Corporate Prayer.

Sunday at 9:30 a.m. there will be a preprayer and “Lasagna to Go” youth fund-raiser after morning service.

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

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