Religion Briefs: Feb. 26, 2010 |

Religion Briefs: Feb. 26, 2010

Trinity Church

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

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

Combie Bible Church

Mark your calendar!

Combie Bible Church and CEAR, INC will be having a free electronic waste collection on April 17. Now is the time to start collecting all your old electronics to bring to the church in April.

We will accept monitors, televisions, desktop and notebook PCs, VCRs, stereo equipment, speakers, keyboards, mice, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, toasters, mixers, blenders, and microwave ovens.

We cannot accept large appliances, furniture, hazardous waste including fluorescent bulbs, paint, pesticides, used oil, cleaning supplies, tires, etc.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Each Thursday through March 25, we will have a Soup Supper at 5:30 p.m. in Buck Hall. These suppers 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. Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 235 S. Church St., Grass Valley.

Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church

During this Lenten season we invite all followers and lovers of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ who wish to be led into the fullness of the worship of the Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


Divine Liturgy – 9:30 a.m. Sundays.

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

Word-A-Live! Church

Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase invite you 10 a.m. Sundays; relevant messages, presence driven worship, praise.  

Kidz Church, Nursery, Tots; healing and 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 meet, 7 p.m. Fridays. 

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

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



Grass Valley’s morning Aglow has changed their meeting date to the second Tuesday of each month. March guest speaker will be Pastor Kathy Watson of Rocklin. Praise and worship will be 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 11 a.m. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays.

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 from 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

Pray Nevada County

Pray Nevada County – seeking God on behalf of our communities is open to all Christians. Pray Nevada County meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays to pray for our county governments and services, schools and families, businesses and media and churches and parachurch ministries. Since August 1997, 15 to 25 people from eight to 12 congregations have met each week.

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.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

This will be the second Sunday in Lent and we will have another inspiring sermon given by Pastor Charles Smith 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 services downstairs in Fellowship Hall.

You can 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

St. Stephen the First Martyr

R. Cath. Gregorian Latin Rite

Mark your calendars. March 9, 10, 11, Lenten Mission on “Peter,” given by Fr. Gerard Saguto, FSSP. Sunday, March 21, St. Patrick’s Ceili celebration/fundraiser for Irish dance classes. Corned beef dinner. See Bulletin for full details and parish information. Stations of the Cross, Fridays after 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Mass. Feb. 28, second Sunday of Lent. Low Mass 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m. High Mass 10:30 a.m.

(916) 455-5114,

5461 44th St., Sacramento.

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. Celebrate, 10 a.m. Sundays, 15-minute Heart Centering Meditation, 10:30 a.m. main service – Sunday, guest speaker Rev. Barbara Leger’s talk is, “Keep Good Company!”

Rev. Leger is offering a workshop, “When One Must Win, Everyone Loses!” 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. $25.

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

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Join us this second Sunday in Lent when Pastor Don Lee’s sermon topic will be When No is Yes: Reframe.

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

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

Wednesday Night Family and Couple Nights began Feb. 24.

Relationship Class: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

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

Call 268-6907; visit

Peace Lutheran Church

The Lenten journey continues at Peace Lutheran Church with services of Holy Communion at 8 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Johnson will preach; Paul Perry is at the organ bench. Nursery care is offered throughout Sunday morning; Sunday school for

all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

Midweek Lenten services of Evening Prayer 7 p.m. Thursdays are reflecting on the Seven Deadly Sins; this week’s reflection is on Sloth.

Peace is located at 828 West Main St. in Grass Valley. Visit

New Covenant Baptist Church

Coming to the table of Christ gives us the chance to reflect on what has been done for us. Pastor Randy Fields takes a look at the importance of being ready. Sundays, 12582 Squirrel Creek: 9 a.m. LifeGroups; 10:45 a.m. worship (children’s church, childcare provided).  

We have been missing you at AWANA, 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesdays. If you have a 2 year old through eighth grader this is for you.

Visit to listen to a message.


Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Appearance influences how people respond to us and how we respond to others. Our brains are primed to categorize; in a world full of information, that is useful. It can be dangerous when those who are different are categorized as “other.” Bringing awareness to our tendencies can help us to see the inherent worth and dignity in each person, as well as to take responsibility for images we project and perceive.

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

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

Bible Study Fellowship

Bible Study Fellowship is continuing our study of the Gospel of John and would love for you to join us! The women’s class meets from 9:10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays at Calvary Bible Church on Hwy. 174 in Grass Valley. Our next introduction class will be held March 3. Come grow in God’s Word and get to know other women in this inter-denominational study. We even have a program for your pre-schooler and an upcoming program for babies!

Call 271-0428 for more information.

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Pastor Mark will be in part nine of his “Love Thy Neighbor” series, titled “Hit the Road Running.” 9 a.m. contemporary service features upbeat praise music. 11 a.m. blended service 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)

Lenten sermon series: “Behold the Trees” and “The Body of Christ.” 9 a.m. Sunday, the Oaks of Mamre. 11:30 a.m. Pastor Chris will talk about the mouth of Jesus. Please join us for Lenten devotions, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays followed by soup supper at 6:15 p.m.

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

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

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


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.

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,,

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,

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.

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,

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

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, Tuesday through Friday.

Mountain Stream Meditation Center 

Our Buddhist Insight Meditation group meets Mondays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Wild Mt. Yoga, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City. 

On March 1, David Judd will give a dharma talk titled “Understanding Our Mind” after a regular silent meditation. David is a dharma student and a member of the Auburn sangha. All are welcomed. 

Please visit our Web site at for more information about upcoming

activities and retreats, or call (530) 272-6425.

Twin Cities Church

Join us Sunday as we begin our series, “Hang In There: Persevering Through Difficulty.” The message this week is, “Choose Hope.”

Twin Cities Church meets Sundays, 8, 9:35, 11:15 a.m., 11726 Rough & Ready Highway. Children meet during every Sunday morning 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.

For information, call 273-6425 or visit

Unity in the Gold Country

10:30 a.m. Sunday Aman Motwane, author of “Yes, You Can Change the World” will be our guest speaker, with music by Kalyani. Noon he will hold a workshop, “Being Peace and Prospering in Good Times or Bad,” at 180 Cambridge Court.

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

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


Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Celebrate with us and Rev. Lani Howard. Her talk is titled “The House of Love.” Enjoy live music with Gracie MacKenzie and Friends 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 our home page at or call our office at 274-1018.

First Baptist Church of Nevada City

Dr. Ralph Wilson is surveying the life, teachings, and spirituality of Jesus of Nazareth. This week his message is “Jesus and the Lost Sheep — a Parable for Today.”

The 10:30 a.m. service offers a blend of familiar hymns and up-to-date praise choruses. Wednesdays join us for our 6 p.m. family potluck followed by Bible study at 7 p.m.

First Baptist is your friendly, spiritual home in the Sierra — 300 Main St. across from the County Courthouse.


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