Religion Briefs: Feb. 19, 2010 |

Religion Briefs: Feb. 19, 2010

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Celebrate with us and Rev. Lani Howard. Her talk is titled “Releasing Judgment.” Enjoy live music with SharonJoy Jahoda at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. service. Junior Church Program is held 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 in Grass Valley. For more information or a parking map, visit our home page at or call our office at 274-1018.

Twin Cities Church

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

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, 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.


Unity in the Gold Country

10:30 a.m. Sunday Rev. Joe Sloan presents “Love In the Wilderness” with music by Steve Wallace and Bob Couper, at 180 Cambridge Court.

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

Feb. 28, Aman Motwane will hold a workshop, “Being Peace and Prospering 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.


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 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.

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. 22, the monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery will give a talk on The Three Delusions that affect the mind. This evening is a part of the monks’ annual visit to Nevada County.  

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

Trinity Church

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

7 p.m. Feb. 28, Candlelight Compline Service.

Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church

The season of Great Lent, which began Monday, 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.

(530) 265-4714.

Divine Liturgy – 9:30 a.m. Sundays.

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

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Each Thursday, Feb. 25 to March 25, Soup Supper in Buck Hall. These suppers, beginning at 5:30 p.m., are open to all. Fr. Seth will present “Words of Truth — Words of Life” to help us explore the meanings of Jesus’ seven last words so we can be closer to him and so that his courage and fidelity can give meaning to our lives. Bring your own soup bowl, spoon, and beverage cup.

Call 273-7876. 235 S. Church St. in Grass Valley.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Sunday Pastor Don Lee’s sermon topic will be “When No is Yes: Awaken.”

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

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

Mystery Dinner Theater: Feb. 19 and 20. Call 273-7004.

Wednesday Night Family, Couple Nights: 6 p.m. Feb. 24 (potluck dinner); 6:30 p.m. class.

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



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 are invited. Meetings at the Nevada County Association of Realtors, Grass Valley.

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

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,,

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.

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 at the Chapel at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays. There is no fee and no reservation is necessary.

For more information call Sierra Ministries International, (530) 478-1478 or visit

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,

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 or (530) 478-1177, Tuesday through Friday.

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. March meetings will be at Nevada City First Baptist Church.

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

Word-A-Live! Church

Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase; 10 a.m. Sundays. “How to Walk in God’s Blessings;” presence driven worship, praise.  

Kidz Church, Nursery, Tots; healing, special prayer.  

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

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

Youth, 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.


Foothill Center for Spiritual Living, Auburn

We are a community that values and supports each other in our spiritual awakening. We are committed to practical spirituality for everyday living. All of 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 – this Sunday our spiritual leader Rev. Maggie Buck is speaking, and her talk is, “Global Heart of Love!”

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

Nevada City United Methodist Church

Join us this first Sunday of Lent for worship. Pastor Charles Smith will be delivering his message at both the 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary services. Sunday school is held during the 10:30 a.m. worship with loving childcare all morning. Fellowship time follows both services downstairs in Fellowship Hall.

You can also watch our services on Comcast Channel 11 6:30 p.m. Friday or 7:30 a.m. Sunday, or by going to our Web page at

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

In the era of the 24-hour news cycle, many of us struggle with the question of how to divide our energy and attention between the global, the political and the personal. This balancing act of the information age forces us to confront a timeless spiritual question: What is it that sustains us? The choir will sing.

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

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

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 next dinner will be held Feb. 22.

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

Grace Lutheran Church (LCMS)

Lenten Sermon Series: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, “The Body of Christ”: Feet, hands, eyes, ears, etc. Then join us for soup supper at 6:15 p.m.

Each Sunday the Rev. Chris DelCol will focus on a tree in the Bible, starting with the tree of Knowledge and ending with the crucifixion tree.

Sundays: Worship: 9 a.m.; Education: 10:30 a.m.; Praise: 11:30 a.m.

Bible Studies: Wednesdays, Grass Valley; Fridays, Penn Valley.

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


First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Pastor Mark will be in part eight of his “Love Thy Neighbor” series, titled “Un-stereotyping Evangelism.” 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, 6 p.m. in Upper Fellowship Hall for prayer, Bible studies, children’s activities and youth group follow.

Call (530) 273-7301 or visit

St. Stephen the First Martyr

R. Cath. Gregorian Latin Rite

Spain and France with Fr. McNeely and Fr. Fryar. Barcelona, Lourdes, Paris and more. (916) 223-3112. Third Anniversary of the Confraternity & Chair of St. Peter Apostle, Feb. 22. Lenten Mission by Fr. Saguto, FSSP, March 9, 10, 11. See Bulletin online for Lenten Fast & Abstinence observations. Feb. 21, first Sunday of Lent. Low Mass 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. High Mass 10:30 a.m. Vespers, Benediction 3 p.m.

(916) 544-5114,

5461 44th Street, Sacramento.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Join us Sunday as Pastor Scott delivers the message “How to Have an Effective Life” Part XXXV from the Romans Series. Our services are 9 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary. Children’s programs and healing prayer are 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 to sign up for free childcare on selected Friday nights. 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City. 256-3291.

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