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Dr. David Walker, president of Religious Science International, ordained the Rev. Sandra Fairbanks and installed her as pastor of the Sierra Center for Positive Living in Grass Valley at services Friday. Fairbanks founded a center in Flagstaff, Ariz., in 1997, and joined the local congregation in September.
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Talk on inner peace

The Rev. Sandra Fairbanks continues the “Spirit Quest” series Sunday with a talk on “Inner Peace” at the Sierra Center for Positive Living, a Religious Science church.

The celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Banner Grange Hall, 12629 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. Tapes of previous services are at the church book store.

Junior church and ‘Tween/Teens meet during the service. The public is invited to stay for potluck and conversation.

The church office is in the Yuba River Professional Building, 12059 Nevada City Highway, Suite 210, Grass Valley, next to Lyon’s.

Call 274-1018 or check the Web site at for more information.

Bible talks slated

The public is invited to attend nondenominational Bible talks at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Nov. 22 at the Nevada County Madelyn Helling Library.

The talks are designed to acquaint people with the life and teachings of Jesus and strengthen the faith of believers. The Bible is the only textbook used in the one-hour talks.

Kirkin’ celebrated

With the skirl of bagpipes and the flash of tartans, the Gold Country Celtic Society will be host to a Kirkin’ at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Church, Nevada and High streets in Nevada City.

Although the Kirkin’ originated in North America, its roots go back more than 200 years in Scottish history. The Kirkin’ has become a worldwide tradition wherever people of Scot and Scotch-Irish descent have settled.

Central to its theme is the presentation of the tartans of clans, families, regions and regiments, symbolizing rededication to God’s service.

Take a fresh step

Twin Cities Church continues the message series “Steps to a Fresh Start” Sunday with the Rev. Ron Thompson’s “Starting Fresh.”

The New Community Chorus will rehearse in preparation for the New Community Celebration service Nov. 24. Rehearsals are scheduled at 7 p.m. today and Nov. 21 at First Baptist Church in Grass Valley. The chorus is open to anyone who loves to sing; no experience is necessary.

The Student Ministry will have a parent information meeting from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building, 255 S. Auburn St., behind the stage. Student ministry Rev. Ed Perez will lead a discussion about what’s in store for the upcoming year.

Twin Cities meets Sunday at the veterans hall at 8:45 and 10:45 a.m. There are children’s classes at both services. Junior high students meet at 8:45 a.m., and high school students meet at 10:45 a.m.

For more information on upcoming events, call the church office at 273-6425 or go to

Spanish service set

Truth Worship Center is sponsoring a special Spanish-speaking service at 7:30 p.m. tonight. The bilingual service includes special music and singing. A missionary and his family from Mexico will preach. Transportation will be provided by calling 272-6455.

Truth Worship Center, a Pentecostal church, is at 1784 Ridge Road, across from Nevada Union High School.

Don’t just assume

The message Sunday at Unity In the Gold Country will be “Don’t Make Any Assumptions,” the third of the “Four Agreements” from a book by Don Miguel Ruiz. The Rev. Joe Sloan will present the lesson with music by John DuFour.

Services are at 10:30 a.m. at Esterly Hall, Board of Realtors Building, 336 Crown Point Circle in Grass Valley. Youth church meets at the same time across the street in the Spiritual Learning Center, 333 Crown Point Circle, Suite 215. All are welcome. Refreshments and fellowship follow.

Classes are held during the week at the Spiritual Learning Center. Womens’ Circle meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays to discuss “The 12 Powers.” For more information, call 274-2463 or go to

Unity is affiliated with the Association of Unity Churches and the 114-year-old Unity School of Christianity, which publishes The Daily Word.

– The Union staff

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