Religion Briefs: Feb. 12, 2010 |

Religion Briefs: Feb. 12, 2010

Unity in the Gold Country

10:30 a.m. Sunday Rev. Joe Sloan presents a Valentine’s Day service with music by Tad Toomay from Unity of Berkeley, at 180 Cambridge Court.

The Men’s and Women’s Group meet 10 a.m. Tuesdays, A Course In Miracles 7 p.m. Thursdays. Feb. 28, Aman Motwane will hold a workshop, “How to Prosper in Good Times or Bad.”

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


Peace Lutheran Church

Pastor David Baker is the guest preacher this week. Services of Holy Communion are offered at 8 and 10:45 a.m. All welcome.

Lent begins next Wednesday, with an Ash Wednesday communion service including imposition of ashes. Pastors Richard Johnson and Judith

Morgado will be preaching during Lent on the Seven Deadly Sins.

Midweek Lenten services of Evening Prayer will be offered at 7 p.m. Thursdays, beginning Feb. 25.

828 West Main St. in Grass Valley. Visit or call 273-9631.

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,,

Twin Cities Church

Join us Sunday as we continue, “Create Space: Making Room for God.” The message this week is, “Create Space to Invest God’s Resources.”

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

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

273-6425 or

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and Rev. Lani Howard. Her talk is titled “Humanity Re-enacts the Nature of God.” Enjoy live music with Billy Bensing and Kelly Garmire at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. service. Junior Church Program at 11 a.m. We are an interfaith community committed to awakening humanity to its spiritual magnificence and our vision is “Celebrating Our Oneness In Spirit.”

119 Florence Avenue, Grass Valley. For information or a parking map, visit or call 274-1018.

Trinity Church

Ash Wednesday: Services at 7 a.m., noon, and 7 p.m.

Stations of the Cross: 5:30 p.m. Fridays in Lent, with a short talk afterward on a theme from one of the Stations.

Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church

The Orthodox Church is the Universal Church established by Jesus Christ, Unchanged and Unchanging! We teach the Holy Bible as the True Word of God! The primary emphasis of our service is the worship of God. We believe that through our communion with God and with one another we are nourished and we receive life.

(530) 265-4714.

Divine Liturgy – 9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Vespers – 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

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,

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 Feb. 15, Linda Franklin will give a talk following a silent meditation. Linda is a Buddhist practitioner and a member of the Auburn sangha.  

For more information call (530) 272-6425 or visit 

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

On Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 16, we will have a Waffle Sale in Buck Hall. Meals will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is Feb. 17. We will celebrate the Eucharist with the Imposition of Ashes at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 273-7876. Emmanuel Episcopal Church is located at 235 S. Church St. in Grass Valley.

St. Stephen the First Martyr

R. Cath. Gregorian Latin Rite

Homebound in need of the Sacrament, call the office. Emergencies in off hours, press 1, leave a message. Priest-on-call will be paged. Sunday, Feb. 14, Rosa Mystica Girls Society will have pastries and sandwiches after Masses to fund summer retreat. It is Quinquagesima Sunday. Low Mass 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. High Mass 10:30 a.m. Confessions every day before Masses. See Bulletin online.

(916) 455-5114,

5461 44th Street, Sacramento.

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.

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. 15 to 25 people from eight to 12 congregations meet each week.

February meetings at New Covenant Baptist Church, Squirrel Creek Road. March meetings at Nevada City First Baptist Church.

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

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

The Healing Rooms of Nevada County pray for the healing for the body, soul and spirit. Everyone is welcome whether they attend church or not. They meet 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Chapel at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. There is no fee and no reservation is necessary.

For more information call Sierra Ministries International, 478-1478 or visit


Grass Valley’s morning Aglow changed their meeting date to the second Tuesday of each month. March, guest speaker Pastor Kathy Walker of Rocklin. Praise and worship provided by Reverends George and Lillie Parker.

Aglow is a nondenominational Christian organization. All women invited. Meetings at the Nevada County Association of Realtors, Grass Valley.

Aglow’s meetings are shown on Cable Channel 11, NCTV, 4 p.m. Thursdays courtesy of Transformations Unlimited. Broadcasts of Transformation Unlimited can be seen on NCTV on Saturdays, 11 a.m.; Sundays, 7 p.m.

Word-A-Live! Church

Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase invite you 10 a.m. Sundays.  

Kidz Church, Nursery, Tots available; healing and special prayer at all services. 

Adult class, 7 p.m. Wednesday, “When God’s People Pray.”

Women’s Bible study, “What Happens When We Have A Heart of Thanksgiving,” 9:45 a.m. Thursdays.  

Youth meet 7 p.m. Fridays. 

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

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

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. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Old Testament teaching. 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 or (530) 478-1177, Tuesday through Friday.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Join us Sunday when our Volunteer In Mission Team speaks on their travels to Palestine and Israel.

Adult Ministries: New Testament: 6 p.m. Wednesdays.

Faith and Politics: 10:30 a.m. Fridays.

“Valentine Hugs and Kisses” fundraiser: Feb. 7 through 14: Treats for sale!

Mystery Dinner Theater: Feb. 19, 20: For tickets call (530) 273-7004.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church, 22559 Hacienda Drive, Grass Valley offers two services: 9 a.m. contemporary, 10:30 a.m. traditional. 9 a.m. Sunday school.


Foothill Center for Spiritual Living, Auburn

We value and support each other in our spiritual awakening. We are committed to spirituality for living. Our activities are grounded in faith, nurtured with love and guided by Spirit. 10 a.m. Sundays, 15-minute Heart Centering Meditation; 10:30 a.m. main service – Rev. Maggie Buck is speaking; “Give Your Best to the World!”

Recommitment Valentine’s Sunday, a ceremony during service to affirm relationships.

The Next Visioning, 9:30 a.m. Sunday upstairs.

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

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Join us Sunday as Pastor Linda Line delivers the message “When Death Becomes Life” from Galatians and Romans. Our services are 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary. Children’s programs and healing prayer offered at all services. Adult Sunday seminars at 9 and 10:30 a.m. Youth program at 10:30 a.m.

Contact the office to sign up for free childcare Feb. 19.

Join our Alpha Express course 10:30 a.m. Sundays. 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City. 256-3291.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

Sunday services at 9 a.m., traditional worship, 10:30 a.m., contemporary. Pastor Charles Smith will be delivering the message. Sunday school during the 10:30 a.m. worship with childcare all morning. Fellowship time follows services.

7 p.m. Feb. 16, a Mardi Gras Hymnal with the Fulton Street Dixieland Jazz Band. Join us for this

Fat Tuesday event with decadent dessert following.

Watch services on Comcast Channel 11 6:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. Sunday, or visit

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 “The Love of God.” Kid’s Church and Nursery are provided at the same 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.

New Covenant Baptist Church

Sometimes we don’t want reality to set in. Join us as Pastor Randy Fields continues Realities of All Realities, Heaven. Sundays, 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.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

We celebrate Valentine’s Day with Celtic stories of love, accompanied by the harp, the most romantic of instruments. Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist.

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

274-1675., 246 Church St., Grass Valley.

Grass Valley United Methodist Church

Grass Valley United Methodist church will host the Compassion Fatigue Labyrinth on Feb. 13. Call for details.

Last Friday Supper at 5:30 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 12. Everyone invited.

Ash Wednesday service, 5 p.m. Feb. 17. Pastor Tana will be starting a Lenten class 2 p.m. Thursdays.

Sunday services, 8:45 and 10:30 a.m.

GVUMC is located in downtown Grass Valley on Church Street.

Call 272-1946 or visit for a listing of programs for all ages.

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Pastor Mark will be in part seven of his “Love Thy Neighbor” series, titled “Discovering Your Fishing Holes.” Contemporary service, 9 a.m. features upbeat praise music. Blended service, 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 6 p.m. Wednesdays in Upper Fellowship Hall for prayer, Bible studies, children’s activities and youth group follow.

Call (530) 273-7301 or visit

Grace Lutheran Church (LCMS)

Do you drag yourself out of bed in the morning and prepare for another drab day? The disciples marveled at the transfiguration of Christ and they began anew that day. Are you ready to do the same? Come join us.

Sundays: 9 a.m. worship; 10:30 a.m. Family Education; 11:30 a.m. praise worship.

Bible Studies: 9 a.m. Wednesdays; 8:30 a.m. Fridays in Penn Valley.

KNCO broadcasts the Lutheran Hour, Sundays, 7:30 a.m.

(530) 273-7043;

Congregation B’nai Harim

Feb. 12, 6 p.m. family service, Congregation B’nai Harim at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center, 506 Walsh Street, Grass Valley, followed by pizza in the social hall. Please plan to donate $5 or $10 per family. Call 477-0922 and leave your reservation.

Main Shabbat service, 7:30 p.m. with Rabbi Myra Soifer. Samantha Karp will share in the service for her Bat Mitzvah. She will be called to the Torah 10 a.m. Saturday.

Feb. 28, 10 a.m., celebrating the Holiday of Purim.

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 March 21 at the Miners Foundry.

(530) 274-3128,

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