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Unitarian Universalist

The Easter Sunday Unitarian Universalist Service is about “Finding Easter,” with the Rev. Joy Atkinson. What can the Easter resurrection story mean to modern Unitarian Universalists? Is it about annual spring renewal, bunnies and eggs and ancient myths? Might it also be a metaphor for something even more profound in our lives? Join us for song and celebration and an exploration of the Easter message of hope. Please remember to bring contributions of nonperishables for the Interfaith Food Ministry, which will be collected at church today.

Services are Sundays 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.

For more information, call 274-1675 or visit

You Bet/Red Dog Community Church

The You Bet – Red Dog Community Church would like to invite you to our services this Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our Sunrise Service is at 6:30 a.m. This will be outside, weather permitting. At 8 a.m. we will enjoy a Breakfast Buffet and fellowship. At 9 a.m. there will be an Egg Hunt for the children. And our Main Service starts at 10 a.m.

Last Sunday, five of our youth gave speeches for our Associational Speakers Tournament. And three children participated in the Bible Drill. All did very well and will be competing in Fresno at the State Tournament Saturday, April 2.

The You Bet – Red Dog Community Church is located at 20641 Red Dog Road in Grass Valley. For more information, call 273-7908.

Sierra Pines United Methodist

Friday is Good Friday. Our monthly Quiet Worship team will lead us in prayer, meditation and singing, beginning at 7 p.m. This is a beautiful candlelight service that stresses quiet communion with God.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church offers three services on Easter Sunday: Sunrise Service at 7 a.m., Contemporary at 9 a.m. and Traditional at 10:30 a.m. Following the Sunrise Service, between 7:30 to 8:15 a.m., will be our Easter Breakfast. The church is located at 22559 W. Hacienda Drive (near Lake of the Pines).

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

Solid Rock

Foresquare Church

He is Risen! Please join us at Solid Rock Foursquare Church for our Resurrection Sunday Services beginning with Adult Bible Study at 10 a.m. At the Worship Services at 11 a.m., Senior Pastor Jim Edwards will be sharing God’s word, “Retrieving the Blood.” Nursery and Children’s Church are offered during service.

All are welcome to join us at 6 p.m. for a special showing of “The Passion of the Christ” (Parental discretion advised). Nursery and children’s services will be offered.

Interstate Youth Ministries will meet every Friday at 6 p.m. Activates such as skateboarding and paint ball will be featured, along with many other activities. Pastor Greg Vesely will be sharing Gods word. All youth are welcome.

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

Twin Cities Church

Join us for one of our four identical Easter services: Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. We will continue in our series, “In The Zone,” with the message “Victory That Empowers.” 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 annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Memorial Park playground. There will be a separate egg hunt for toddlers.

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 Street.

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

Unity in the Gold Country

Our Good Friday Passion Service will take place at 7 p.m. and will be conducted by the Rev. Joe Sloan, with music by Patty Ann DaCunha. The Easter Sunday Flower Service will take place at the regular time of 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Rev. Joe Sloan will share his Easter message. The Unity Choir will provide music along with soloist Saun Stone, accompanied by Mary Bennett and Bob Couper.

Ongoing weekly classes include: The Women’s Sacred Circle on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; A Course in Miracles on Thursdays at 7 p.m.; and our Chaplaincy Program, which meets every Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. to provide prayer and healing for anyone who wishes to attend.

Truth Worship


Brighten your Easter with a visit to Truth Worship Center. We’ll breath new life into your Easter morning with real people, inspiring music and a message on faith, hope and renewal. Make this Easter one your family will remember. Come at 10 a.m. on Easter morning and enjoy the morning with us.

Sunday evening’s celebration service will begin at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served after the evening service.

For more information, call the church office at 272-6455.


Word-A-Live! Family Church is nondenominational, a network of Christian International, where Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase are ordained.

Services are 10 a.m. Sundays with powerfully anointed Contemporary Christian Worship.

Saturday, March 26, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, is “Kidz Outreach in the Park.” We invite you to bring your children, grandchildren and friends for bracelet making and hand and face painting.

Everyone is invited to our Easter Drama, “If I was There,” Easter Sunday, at 10 a.m. Following at Gateway Park will be fellowship and water baptisms, beginning at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 432-9155. The church is at 10528 Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley, across from PVFD.

Sierra Center for Positive Living

The Sierra Center for Positive Living will hold a special Easter Celebration at 10:30 a.m. in the Banner Grange. The Rev. Sandra Fairbanks’ topic will be “Be Here Now!” Jill Fox will deliver a short talk on “Acceptance” as part of the continuing Season for Nonviolence commemoration.

Sierra Center’s unique annual flower ceremony will be held. Music by John Christian and the Sierra Center Singers will feature vocals by Melody Beebe and Claudette Paige. The Spirit Drum Circle led by Bob Scarlett will be part of the service.

The Grange is located at 12629 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

A Science of Mind eight-week class called “The Metaphysical Bible” begins March 29 and one titled “The Spiritual Path” begins March 31.

For more information, call 274-1018. To learn about the Sierra Center, Science of Mind teachings, classes and coming events, go to

Sierra City Community Church (United Methodist)

Sierra City Community Church (United Methodist) will celebrate communion on Maundy Thursday at 6 p.m. On Easter Sunday at noon, Dr. Judson O. Gears, pastor, will be preaching “On the eighth day.” An Easter potluck lunch will follow the worship. The community is invited.

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