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Religion briefs

Our series, “In The Zone,” continues this week with the message, “Passion that Endures.” Join us as we learn to know Jesus Christ better – the only person who has lived every moment of His life “In The Zone.”

Our next New Community Service will be Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the Veteran’s Hall. We will observe communion as we prepare our hearts for Easter.

Mark your calendars for Twin Cities’ Fifth Annual Golf Tournament, April 16.

Twin Cities Church meets every Sunday at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. at the Veteran’s Hall in Grass Valley at 255 S. Auburn St.

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

Peace Lutheran Church

The excitement of Palm Sunday leads to the wonder of the passion during services this Sunday at Peace Lutheran Church at 8 and 10:45 a.m. Both senior and junior choirs will sing, and the congregation will take part in a dramatic reading of the passion according to St. Matthew.

This festive and profound service begins Holy Week at Peace, which will include services at 7 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. The celebration will culminate in the Easter Vigil, 7 p.m., March 26, and festival services Easter morning at 8 and 10:45 a.m.

The church is located at 828 W. Main St. in Grass Valley. Child care is provided. For more information, visit us on the Web at, or call 273-9631.

Foothill Church

“His Passion for Us – His Motivation” is part two of Pastor Marvin Talamantez’s Easter Series, titled “Understanding The Passion.”

Our Easter Program will be a presentation of “Beyond The Passion,” an original two-act play written and directed by Dr. Alan R. Niquette and produced by Dramatic Difference Ministries. Dramatic Difference Ministries’ productions combine humor, serious drama, music and special effects to convey messages of hope in a creative, entertaining format designed to appeal to all ages. This play is filled with surprises right up to the very last moment.

Foothill Church is a Foursquare Church and is located at 14600 State Highway 49, just three miles south of Grass Valley next to the Fire Station. Service Times: Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. including nursery and Children’s Church. Wednesday at 7 p.m. is Believers Bible Study, Youth, and Royal Rangers and Missionettes. For more information, call the church office at 272-8511.


Center Church

EarthSpirit Center will have a booth at the annual Body-Mind-Spirit Fair at the Miners Foundry Saturday and Sunday. Dr. Nanci Shanderá will be speaking on Alchemy and Spiritual Transformation on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m.

EarthSpirit Center Church serves as a bridge between human experience and the mysteries, creativity and purpose of the Soul. EarthSpirit espouses individuality and authenticity, growing from adversity, inner honesty and humor as essential elements in spiritual evolvement.

Also available are individual sessions, The Gold Within You Twelve-Week Trainings, Vision Quests, and Mystery School. For more information, call the Rev. Dr. Nanci Shanderá, Ph.D., at 265-9097,, or e-mail

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 W. Hacienda Drive (near Lake of the Pines).

This Sunday is Palm Sunday and will be a musical morning. Starting with a procession with palms and the combined music of Regenesis and Joy Unlimited, we begin the journey through the holiest day of the Christian Year. United Methodist Youth meet at 10 a.m. in Classroom 3. At 6:30 p.m., the Building Bridges class will meet in Room 1.

On Monday, the Brown Bag Bible Bread Breaking Noon Bible study group will meet in Classroom 1. On Thursday, a Seder Dinner and Tenebrae Worship Service will be held in the MPR at 6 p.m. These services reflect on The Last Supper, Jesus’ final hours with his disciples, his crucifixion and burial.

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

Solid Rock Foursquare Church

“Building a Stronger Family” is one of our emphases at Solid Rock Foursquare Church. Sunday Services begin with Adult Bible Study at 10 a.m and worship services with Pastor Jim Edwards sharing the word of God at 11 a.m. Nursery and Children’s Church are offered during service.

Interstate Youth Ministries will meet every Friday at 6 p.m. and offer skateboarding and paint ball, along with many other activities. Pastor Greg Vesely will be sharing God’s word. All youth are welcome.

Solid Rock offers the Healing Rooms, which are open to anyone who desires private personal prayer for physical, emotional or spiritual healing. No appointment is necessary, and you don’t have to belong to any particular church. Everyone is welcome. Healing Rooms are available the first three Tuesdays of each month and are open from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

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

New Covenant

These are exciting days at New Covenant! God has truly blessed us over the past several weeks as we continue to have standing room only.

Beginning this Sunday, our Sunday morning services and adult Bible studies will be located at the Park Avenue Alternative Education site, located on Park Avenue just off South Auburn. Our services consist of a blended contemporary worship style – messages that are challenging and relevant. We want to extend a personal invitation for you to come and give us a try and see what God has in store for you this week.

Our services start at 10:45 a.m. each week with small groups meeting at 9:30 a.m. First-time guests are encouraged to visit our welcome table and enjoy free coffee and doughnuts. There is something for the entire family, so don’t miss out on what could literally change your life!

Sierra Center

for Positive Living

This Sunday at the Sierra Center for Positive Living, we continue the Season for Nonviolence series. This week’s Quality of Peace is “Unity.” “One One One,” is the title of Rev. Sandra Fairbanks’ talk. The celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Banner Grange Hall, 12629 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

Every third Sunday the Youth collect nonperishable food to be donated to the Interfaith Food Ministry. Please bring your food donations. Checks are welcome.

The church office is next to the Banner Grange, 12569 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

Special events:

Friday, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Grass Valley United Methodist Church, the Grass Valley Friends meeting and the Season for Nonviolence Alliance present Lonnie Valentine, who will give a free public lecture titled, “The Power of Compassion: Nonviolence Never Fails.”

Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grass Valley United Methodist Church, Valentine will present a workshop titled “The Spiritual Basis for Peace Making in Our Times.”

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

Unity in the Gold Country

This Palm Sunday, Rev. Elaine Bienvenue, a visiting Unity minister, will present “The Case for Non-Violence.” She will be joined by Harmonious Combustion, which will provide special music for the service. In preparing for Easter, Unity in the Gold Country will be offering a special Maundy Thursday service on March 24 from 6:30 to 7 p.m.; on March 25, the Good Friday service begins at 7 p.m. All services will be conducted in our new location at 500 Crown Point Circle in Grass Valley.

Ongoing weekday classes include: The Women’s Sacred Circle on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Unity Basics on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and A Course in Miracles on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Our Chaplaincy program is conducting a healing service every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m.

For more information, call the church office at 274-2463 or visit our Web site at

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