Religion Briefs: March 12, 2010 |

Religion Briefs: March 12, 2010

Twin Cities Church

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

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 at 9:35 a.m., junior high students meet at 11:15 a.m. in the East Multi Purpose Room.

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

Call 273-6425 or visit

Bethel Church

Come experience Bethel Church, a vibrant growing church. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10 a.m. Guest speaker, Rev. John McDaniel will be preaching. Kids Church and nursery care are provided at that 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 273-8475.

Word-A-Live! Church

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

This month’s message: Walking in the Blessings of God By Overcoming Adversity. 

Kidz Church, Nursery, Tots available; healing and special prayer. Wednesday nights, Family Night, Kid’s Club; Adult Class, through spring, Cultivating a Life of Thankfulness. 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. (530) 432-9155.

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.


Divine Liturgy – 9:30 a.m. Sundays.

Vespers – 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

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 March 15, Maeve Hassett will give a talk following a silent meditation. Maeve is a Community Dharma Leader, trained at Spirit Rock Meditation Center and a regular speaker at Mountain Stream in Nevada City.

For more information: (530) 272-6425 or

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.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Pastor Don Lee: “When No is Yes: Process.”

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

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

Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 18.

“Sweet Life Cafe” Women’s Retreat: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 27.

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


Emmanuel Episcopal Church

The next parish breakfast will be at 9 a.m. this Sunday in Buck Hall. The program will be a presentation/report of our church team’s recent trip to Uganda.

Soup Suppers will continue through March 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Buck Hall. Bring your own soup bowl, spoon, and beverage cup.

DOK Quiet Day, led by Kendra Williams, 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 13, in Buck Hall. Bring a sack lunch.

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

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.

Peace Lutheran Church

Fourth Sunday of Lent, the parable of the prodigal son. Pastor Johnson will preach at 8 and 10:45 a.m. services. Paul Perry at the organ bench. Holy Communion celebrated.

After church, Spring Spud Spectacular, a fundraiser for a playground. 2 p.m. a Service of the Word for Healing will be offered in the sanctuary.

Thursday at 7 p.m. Evening Prayer discussion continues of the Seven Deadly Sins. Pastor Johnson reflects on lust.

828 West Main St., Grass Valley.; 273-9631.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

Scouting Sunday, we will lift up participants. Pastor Charles will deliver another message at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. services.

Sunday, an offering for One Great Hour of Sharing which lays the foundation of UMCOR’s work by covering the costs of doing business. All gifts designated to specific programs can go 100% to those programs.

Sunday school during the 10:30 a.m. service. Childcare all morning.

Watch us on Cable Channel 11 6:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

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;

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. Our activities are grounded in faith, nurtured with love and guided by Spirit. Celebrate with us Sundays, 10 a.m., 15-minute Heart Centering Meditation followed by main service at 10:30 a.m. – Sunday, our spiritual leader, Rev. Maggie Buck, is speaking; her talk title is “The Gentle Nature of Spirit!”

2945 First St., DeWitt Center, Auburn.; (530) 823-6986.

New Covenant Baptist Church

As a child it seemed like everyday was a new adventure. As I have gotten older I go on a lot less adventures. Join us this week as Pastor Randy Fields continues his series on living out our great adventure. We look forward to you joining our family. Sunday mornings we meet at 12582 Squirrel Creek: LifeGroups meet, 9 a.m.; Worship begins, 10:45 a.m. (children’s church, childcare provided).  

Visit our Web site for updates or to listen to a message.; 274-8516.

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.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Turn your clocks forward because you won’t want to miss this Sunday’s sermon. Pastor Scott recaps the past 36 messages from Romans in Part I of II “Lessons on the Road to Rome.” Services 9 a.m., traditional; 10:30 a.m., contemporary. Children’s programs and healing prayer offered at all services. Adult Sunday Seminars, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; youth program, 10:30 a.m.

Contact the office to sign up for free childcare on selected Fridays. 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City. 256-3291.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

In her book on the subject, author Ruth Morris explains that “Transformative justice uses the power unleashed by the harm of a crime to let those most affected find truly creative, healing solutions.” Our current legal system is one of retributive justice; it focuses on the question: Who did it, and how can we punish them? Transformative justice asks: Who has been hurt, and how can we heal them? Special music today from the group Emma’s Revolution.

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


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.

(530) 273-2347.

Congregation B’nai Harim

6 p.m. March 12, Shabbat service. Family service. Potluck to follow Torah service. We will honor our Lay Leaders. Judaica shop open.

9:30 a.m. March 13, Torah Study.

9:30 a.m. March 14, Sunday school, Rabbi’s Kids.

The Crane Culture Theater will perform.

7:30 p.m. March 16, Adult Education. After World War II, the Allied nations conducted war crime trials. Frederick Baer visited the infamous Nuremberg trial. Doug Baer will read excerpts from his father’s diary. RSVP 478-9484,

First Baptist Church, Grass Valley

Pastor Mark will be in part 11 of his “Love Thy Neighbor?” series, titled “Living a Happy Life.” 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 from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays for dinner in the Upper Fellowship Hall. Prayer, Bible studies, children’s activities and youth group follow.

Call 273-7301 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,

Grace Lutheran Church (LCMS)

Lenten sermon series, “Behold the Trees” and “The Body of Christ.” 9 a.m. Sunday is “Jonah’s Withered Plant.” At 11:30 a.m. Pastor Chris will talk about the ears 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, Grass Valley; Fridays, Penn Valley.

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


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,,

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: “How to Know You Love God.”

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 a 7 p.m. Bible study.

First Baptist is your friendly, spiritual home in the Sierra – at 300 Main

St. across from the County Courthouse.

Call 265-4711 or visit

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