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Religion briefs

Churches across America are, in the words of Marva Dawn, “dumbing down.” In order to make people comfortable, the strong message of the Gospel has been watered down, her strong symbols – like the cross – jettisoned in favor of generic meeting space, and sanctuaries have become auditoriums. Further, in many instances, the call to radical commitment to Jesus and his church has given way to the therapeutic meeting of peoples own perceived needs – often devoid of spiritual significance.

First Baptist Church is located across from Nevada Union High School. Small group Bible study begins each Sunday at 9 am and our service of worship follows at 10:30 a.m. Find out for yourself what makes First Baptist Church different.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains presents Canvass Sunday, Sermon on the Amount, Rev. Joy Atkinson. This Sunday is canvass Sunday- the Sunday on which most of the congregation will receive a visit from a canvasser to take pledges so that UUCM can have a secure and solvent second decade of existence. What will this take? Join us for a celebratory launching of the annual pledge drive and a new decade as a Unitarian Universalist congregation. The choir will sing special celebratory music.

Videos of a previous Sunday are shown on Cable Channel 11 at 5:30 p.m on Sundays and at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. Streaming videos of many earlier services can be seen at on the Web.

For more information, call 274-1465. 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.

First Baptist Church, Nevada City

First Baptist Church of Nevada City welcomes you. Please join us on Sundays for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Worship services at 10:55 a.m. Pastor William Romell will be bringing the first of a two-part message: “In Search of the Perfect Christian, Part I” with the text from Romans 7:21-25.

Wednesday nights at 6 p.m., we have a potluck, and Bible Study for all ages.

On Saturday we will have a men’s breakfast at 8 a.m. All men are welcome for a good breakfast and a time of fellowship. Call the church office if you would like to attend.

First Baptist Church, Nevada City is located at 300 Main St. in Nevada City. For more information call 265-4711.

Nevada County Christian Fellowship

NCCF gathers on the lord’s day to hear from him, to encourage one another in the faith, glorify God through the use of our gifts and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The gathering begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school is available for ages 3-13, child care is also provided for children up to 3 years old.

NCCF is a nondenominational, Bible-believing church, pastored by a small group of elders. We emphasize sound doctrine, unity and cooperation within the local Christian community and we encourage all believers to minister to the needs of the body of Christ.

Nevada County Christian Fellowship is located at 1262 Sutton Way in Grass Valley.

For more information call 274-7662.

Foothill Church

Teen Challenge Women’s Choir will be our special guests this Sunday. Pastor Marvin Talamantez will be doing a short teaching on Transformation as well.

Women’s Bible Study meets at 9:30 a.m. and they are finishing up a study in Galatians on “Fruit of the Spirit.”

On April 17, we will be having our 1st Annual Spaghetti Dinner & Pie Auction. Come on out for a free spaghetti dinner and join in the fun of the pie auction, silent auction and kids raffle. We are raising money for a medical mission to Sri Lanka to aid tsunami victims.

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.

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