The subject of this Sunday’s message is “Shining Light.” This is the second message in the series “Blessed to Bless.” The children’s study will be “Jesus Blessing the Children.”

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 11:30 and have small group bible study at 10 a.m. High school students meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Vet’s Building and have small group Bible study during the 11:30 service.

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

Unitarian Universalist

Community of the Mountains

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains sermon will be “The Meaningless Life,” with Ruth Ghio. What happens when we give meaning or value to things? We often become judgmental. Whatever we value becomes good and that which is different is considered bad. Then polarization and splits begin to happen, which lead to unresolved conflict, war and abuse.

Ruth will explore ways to stay out of this trap and perhaps end an ancient cycle. Ruth is a board member of Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains, a practicing psychotherapist, and a practicing spiritual director. A potluck lunch open to all follows the service. For more information, call 265-2240.

Services are held 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.

Truth Worship Center

“God is still the best thing going” is the theme for the month of February. Sunday morning at the 10 a.m. service, the pastor will be ministering on “the value of worship,” (St. John 4:23-24). Sunday School classes are offered for all ages. Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m.

Tuesday night Bible study, at 7 p.m., will continue on the application of practical Christianity. The key verse will be from Matthew 7:13-14.

The Ten Commandments Monument program will have its next event Saturday, Feb. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. It will be a lunch featuring tri-tip sandwiches and several side dishes. The cost will be $8, with all profits going toward the Ten Commandments Monument.

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

Sierra Pines United Methodist

Pastor Don’s sermon for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany is “Keep the Wow Happening!” Faithfulness is following on in confidence that God is leading and that what lies ahead is even greater than what we have already experienced.

The contemporary celebration service begins at 9 a.m., and the traditional service is at 10:30 a.m. The monthly Quiet Worship service will be at 7 p.m.

Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten season, will be observed Wednesday. Please join us for a potluck soup and salad meal at 6 p.m., followed by an evening of worship at 7 p.m.

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

Sierra Center for Positive Living

Sunday at the Sierra Center for Positive Living, a Religious Science church, the Rev. Sandra Fairbanks will continue the series, “Season for Peace,” with her talk titled, “Can’t They Do It First?” that focuses on forgiveness. The celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. at Banner Grange Hall, 12629 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley. Tapes of previous services are available at the church book store.

Congregational music will be provided by Jim Townsend and the Sierra Center Choir.

Junior Church, starting at 10:30 a.m., will also be participating in the “Season of Peace” program, with special lessons geared toward the youth.

This Sunday after the service is “Coffee with the Pastor.” You are invited to meet with the Rev. Sandra and ask questions about the teachings.

The church office is located in the Yuba River Professional Building, 12059 Nevada City Highway, No. 210, Grass Valley, next to Lyon’s.

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

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