Religion Briefs: March 5, 2010 |

Religion Briefs: March 5, 2010

Foothill Center for Spiritual Living, Auburn

We value and support each other in our spiritual awakening. We are committed to practical spirituality for everyday living. Our activities are grounded in faith, nurtured with love and guided by Spirit. Celebrate with us, 10 a.m. Sundays, 15-minute Heart Centering Meditation followed by 10:30 a.m. main service – Sunday, spiritual leader, Rev. Maggie Buck is speaking; “I Am Worthy!”

Spiritual Mind Treatment Workshop, noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 6. $20.

2945 First St., DeWitt Center, Auburn.; 823-6986.

Twin Cities Church

Join us Sunday as we begin, “Hang In There: Persevering Through Difficulty.” The message this week is, “Choose Responsibility.”

Twin Cities Church meets Sundays at 8, 9:35, and 11:15 a.m. at 11726 Rough & Ready Highway. Children meet during every Sunday service. Senior high students meet at 9:35 a.m., junior high students meet at 11:15 a.m. in the East Multi Purpose Room.

Listen to a past service on KNCO 830AM, 7 a.m. Sundays.

Call 273-6425 or visit

Unity in the Gold Country

Join us 10:30 a.m. Sunday when Rev. Joe gives his talk, “Honoring the Past, Celebrating the Future” with music by Billy Bensing and Kellie Garmire. A special celebration of our 10th anniversary will take place during the service at 180 Cambridge Court.

Men’s and Women’s Groups meet 10 a.m. Tuesdays, A Course In Miracles 7 p.m. Thursdays.

Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to spirituality based on the teachings of Jesus, while honoring the universal truths in all religions.


Mountain Stream Meditation Center 

Our Buddhist Insight Meditation group meets Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Wild Mt. Yoga Center, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City.  

On March 8, Paul Steege will give a talk following a silent meditation. Paul is a Buddhist practitioner.  

For more information: (530) 272-6425 or 

Word-A-Live! Church

Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase invite you, 10 a.m. Sundays, relevant messages; presence driven worship, praise.

This month Pastor Sandra Chipchase will be ministering on Walking in the Blessings of God.

Kidz Church, Nursery, Tots available, healing and special prayer. Wednesday (7 p.m.), Family Night, Kid’s Club; Adult Class, Cultivating a Life of Thankfulness; youth meet 7 p.m. Fridays. 

Watch our services on NCTV 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

10526 Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley. 432-9155.


Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church

The season of Great Lent has begun. It is the time of preparation for the feast of the Resurrection of Christ. It is the living symbol of man’s entire life which is to be fulfilled in his own resurrection from the dead with Christ. It is a time of renewed devotion: of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Come join us.


Divine Liturgy – 9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Presactified Liturgy – 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Thursdays through March 25, there will be a Soup Supper at 5:30 p.m. in Buck Hall. Fr. Seth is speaking on the meanings of Jesus’ seven last words. Bring your own soup bowl, spoon, and beverage cup. Compline will follow at 7 p.m.

The Daughters of the King will offer a Quiet Day, conducted by Kendra Williams, 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Registration $15, $20 after March 10. Bring a sack lunch.

273-7876, 235 S. Church St., Grass Valley.


Grass Valley’s morning Aglow meets the second Tuesday of each month. March guest speaker, Pastor Kathy Watson of Rocklin. Praise and worship provided by Reverends George and Lillie Parker.

Aglow is a nondenominational Christian organization. All women invited. Meetings at 9:45 a.m., 335 Crown Point Circle, Nevada County Association of Realtors, Grass Valley. Call 272-5113.

Aglow’s meetings are shown on NCTV 4 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays courtesy of Transformations Unlimited. Broadcasts of Transformations Unlimited on NCTV, 11 a.m. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays.

Pray Nevada County

Pray Nevada County – seeking God on behalf of our communities is open to all Christians. Pray Nevada County meets noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for our county governments, services, schools, families, businesses, media, churches and parachurch ministries. Since August 1997, 15 to 25 people from eight to 12 congregations have met each week. 

March meetings at Nevada City First Baptist Church, 300 Main Street, Nevada City. 

For information or directions, call the scheduling secretary, 432-0458 or Sierra Ministries International, 478-1478.

St. Patrick’s Church

Everyone is welcome to a free community meal, 5 to 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at St. Patrick’s Church Hall, 235 Chapel St., Grass Valley.

The meal is sponsored by members of St. Patrick’s Church and volunteers from the Nevada County Community.

EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts

Rev. Dr. Nanci Shandera.

Prayer-Visioning Circle, 10 a.m. Sunday (e-mail your requests by 9 a.m.).

Spiritual counseling, SoulWork (past lives, between lifetimes agreements); classes: Dreams, art, alchemy, mysticism, shamanism, Women over 50 groups.

(530) 265-9097,,

Combie Bible Church

Mark your calendar!

Combie Bible Church and CEAR, INC will be having a free electronic waste collection on April 17. Now is the time to start collecting all your old electronics to bring to the church in April.

We will accept monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers, keyboards, mice, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, toasters, mixers, blenders, and microwave ovens.

We cannot accept large appliances, furniture, hazardous waste including fluorescent bulbs, paint, pesticides, used oil, cleaning supplies, tires, etc.

Sunday Morning Sweat Your Prayers

For thousands of years our ancestors danced to worship, pray, heal and to journey into the territory of the heart!

Awaken the spirit within and come move to Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms with music from around the world with DJ Divine.

9 a.m. and 11 a.m., at the South Yuba Club, 555 Searls Ave., Nevada City. Single dance $10 to $15; both $25. No experience necessary – first dance free.

(530) 477-7757,

The Essence of Now

The Essence of Now, formerly known as the Church of the Essence, meets 7 to 9 p.m. every Wednesday. Presentations, Healings and Discussions.

Miners Village, 206 Sacramento St., #207, Re-Connections, Nevada City.

We will also be doing Psychic Readings & Healings at the Psychic Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 20 and 21 at the Miners Foundry.

(530) 274-3128,

The Rock on the Ridge

Our series is called “What are the angels?” and is based on, Angels are spirits, who serve God, and are sent by God, to help serve them that shall receive salvation, through the word of the truth of the gospel of Yeshua the Messiah.

Gold Country Calvary Chapel

13026 La Barr Meadows Road. Join us in worship and learning God’s word. Pastor Mike Warren teaches New Testament, 9:30 a.m. Sundays. Children’s Sunday school, nursery care, same time. Old Testament teaching, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Child care available. Women’s Bible study, 2 and 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Men’s Bible study, 7 p.m. Mondays.

Christianity is not a religion but a relationship between you and Jesus Christ.

(530) 274-2108, Tuesday through Friday.

Shambhala Meditation Group

Jan. 21 we began our new year using the DVD series “Practicing Peace in Times of War” with Pema Chodron and Richard Reoch, President of Shambhala. The series will last approximately 10 weeks.

How individuals respond to challenges in life can mean the difference between perpetuating a violent culture or creating a culture of compassion; it’s never too late to discover a new way of living.

Meetings are 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at Tree of Life Medical Center, 10024 Newtown Road, Nevada City. 277-4963.

Bethel Church

Come experience Bethel Church, a vibrant growing church. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10 a.m. with Pastor Brian Johnson speaking on “Living the Love of God.” Kids Church and Nursery care are provided at that time.

Wednesday evening is Family Night with Adult Study, Youth Group, Royal Rangers and Girl’s Ministries held at 6:30 p.m.

Bethel Church is located at 13010 State Hwy. 49, Grass Valley. For information call (530) 273-8475.

St. Stephen the First Martyr

R. Cath. Gregorian Latin Rite

Lenten Mission March 9, 10, 11 on “Peter” with Fr. Saguto from San Diego. Two conferences each day after 6:30 p.m. Mass. Confessions & Benediction each day. Stations every Friday. Weekly series of classes on Genesis begins March 23 after 6:30 p.m. Mass. Unlock the rest of Scripture, Old and New. March 7, third Sunday of Lent. Low Mass 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. High Mass 10:30 a.m. See total Bulletin online.

(916) 455-5114,

5461 44th Street, Sacramento.

Peace Lutheran Church

The Lenten journey continues at Peace Lutheran Church, with services of Holy Communion at 8 and 10:45 a.m. this Sunday. Pastor Johnson will preach, and Paul Perry will be at the organ bench.

On Thursday, there will be a soup supper at 6 p.m. and Evening Prayer at 7 p.m. The congregation continues its reflection on the Seven Daily Sins, with a reflection by Pastor Morgado on envy.

Peace is located at 828 West Main St. in Grass Valley. For information, visit

First Baptist Church of Nevada City

This week Dr. Ralph Wilson is addressing the topic: “Karma or Kross — You Choose.” He contends that Karma is the norm, but forgiveness supersedes it .

Our 10:30 a.m. service offers a blend of familiar hymns and up-to-date praise choruses. Wednesday evenings join us for our 6 p.m. family potluck followed by a 7 p.m. Bible study.

First Baptist is your friendly, spiritual home in the Sierra – 300 Main St. across from the County Courthouse.

Call 265-4711 or visit

Nevada City United Methodist Church

This coming Sunday is the first Sunday of the month; every first Sunday we celebrate communion at both the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services. Come listen to another inspiring message delivered by Pastor Charles Smith. Sunday school is held during the 10:30 a.m. worship with loving childcare all morning. Fellowship time follows services downstairs in Fellowship Hall.

Watch our services on Comcast Channel 11 on Friday at 6:30 p.m. or Sunday at 7:30 a.m., or by going to

New Covenant Baptist Church

Join us this week as Pastor Randy Fields starts a new series on living out our great adventure. Sunday mornings we meet at 12582 Squirrel Creek: LifeGroups meet, 9 a.m.; Worship begins, 10:45 a.m. (children’s church, childcare provided).  

We have been missing you at AWANA. If you have a 2 year old through eighth grader this is for you. We meet 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays.

Visit our Web site for updates or to listen to a prior message., 274-8516.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Join us Sunday as Pastor Scott delivers the message “Affirming One Another” Part XXXVI from the Romans Series. Our services are at 9 a.m., traditional and 10:30 a.m., contemporary. Children’s programs and healing prayer offered at all services. Adult Sunday Seminars are at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and the youth program is at 10:30 a.m.

Contact the office today to sign up for free childcare on selected Friday nights. 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City. Phone 256-3291.

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Pastor Mark will be in part 10 of his “Do I Matter?” series, titled “Hit the Road Running.” Contemporary service, 9 a.m. features upbeat praise music. Blended service at 11 a.m. features a mix of praise songs and hymns in traditional setting. Sunday school for adults, youth, children, and preschoolers is provided.

Join us Wednesdays for dinner, 4:45 to 6 p.m. in Upper Fellowship Hall for prayer, Bible studies, children’s activities and youth group follow.

Call 273-7301 or visit

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

As a descendant of Africans who survived in America, to travel to the African continent, the cradle of civilization, was a dream that Rev. Kraba nurtured and finally fulfilled in the summer of 2008. Though not always easy, life is about growth, and her dream vacation became an opportunity for cultural and spiritual growth in a rebirth of herself.

Service, childcare, Religious Education, 11 a.m.


Congregation B’nai Harim

After World War II, the victorious Allied nations conducted numerous war crimes trials of accused war criminals.

Frederick Baer, a Midwestern attorney, was commissioned to be part of the Prosecution team for the Allied nations. He had the opportunity to visit the infamous Nuremberg trial.

Through his diary, he has left us a story of his experiences. His son, Douglas Baer, will read excerpts.

7:30 p.m. March 16, Nevada County Jewish Community Center, 506 Walsh St., Grass Valley.

Limited seating. RSVP to

Point Man International Ministries and St. Canice Church

Point Man International Ministries “Veterans Helping Veterans” support group.

Mutual support, fellowship, spiritual healing. Faith-based: All Christian denominations. Free, confidential. An opportunity to discuss the unique needs of those who have experienced the horrors and stress of combat.

6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, St. Canice Hall, 236 Reward St., Nevada City.

Sponsored by the Nevada County Outpost of Point Man International Ministries and St. Canice Church., (530) 400-2099.

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