Religion Briefs: Oct. 8, 2009 |

Religion Briefs: Oct. 8, 2009

The Union Staff

Truth Worship Center

“What can God do for you?” is the theme of the upcoming revival this coming month. Services will begin on Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. with Sunday school offered. Sunday evening revival service, 6 p.m. The music department will provide special music. This revival will continue for four weeks each Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tuesday Bible study, 7 p.m.

Wednesday ladies prayer meeting, 10 a.m.

http://www.truthworshipcenterofgrassvalley or 272-6455.

Twin Cities Church

We continue, “40 Days of Love: Let Love Be Your Highest Goal.” The message is, “Love is Not Angry.”

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 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.


Unity in the Gold Country

Join us Sunday, 10:30 a.m. when Rev. Joe Sloan presents his talk, “A Radical Redefinition of Prosperity” with music by Robert Heirendt, Marina Bokelman, and Bob Couper, at 180 Cambridge Court, off Whispering Pines Lane (opposite Peaceful Valley).

Men’s and women’s groups meet at 10 a.m. each Tuesday. A Course in Miracles meets each Thursday at 7 p.m.

Unity is an inclusive spiritual community honoring all spiritual paths that honor a loving God.


Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and Rev. Lani Howard. Her talk is titled “Opening to Gratitude” and the theme this month is Prosperity for All. Enjoy live music with Jeff Wright at the 9:30 and 11 a.m. services. Junior Church Program, 11 a.m. We are an interfaith community living the Science of Mind philosophy and our vision is “Celebrating Our Oneness In Spirit.”

119 Florence Avenue, Grass Valley.

Information or a parking map, visit or call 274-1018.

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.

At the South Yuba Club, 555 Searls Ave., Nevada City. New times: 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 to noon. 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.  

Oct. 12, Maeve Hassett will give a talk following a silent meditation. Maeve received training as a Community Dharma Leader at Sprit Rock Meditation Center and is a frequent Dharma leader in Nevada City, Auburn and Rocklin. 

A free beginning meditation class Tuesdays, Oct. 13 to Nov. 17 with David Blatte, 7:30 to 9 p.m., 272-6425.

Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church

Christianity is a religion of truth. The truth is that sometimes the fallen world isn’t very nice. Rather than begin the hard work of dealing with the truth, many try to stretch and distort Christianity to include the reassuring things they want by using words and phrases that sound Christian, but really aren’t.

Come and visit the early church as it was meant to be.


Divine Liturgy – Sundays 9:30 a.m.

Vespers – Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.

Congregation B’nai Harim

Oct. 9, 7 p.m. Congregation B’nai Harim, Nevada County Jewish Community Center, 506 Walsh Street, Grass Valley, Simchat Torah. The family service will use the young people’s prayer book. The children and all in the community will help with the rewinding of the Torah scrolls. Regular Torah service, 7:30 p.m. No potluck dinner. Oneg following the later service.

Oct. 10, 9:30 a.m. Torah study with Rabbi Soifer. 1 p.m. Welcome party, potluck luncheon for Rabbi Soifer at the Starr’s. RSVP 274-8014.

Word-A-Live! Church

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

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

Wednesday (7 p.m.) Family Night, Kid’s Club; adult class: Slam Door on the Devil. 

Women’s Bible study, Thursdays, 9:45 a.m.

Youth meet, Fridays 7 p.m. 

Prophet Gale Sheehan Sunday. Women’s conference, Oct. 30 to 31. 

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

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


Pray Nevada County

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

October meetings at the offices of Living Well Medical Clinic, 113 Presley Way, Suite 4.

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


Grass Valley’s morning Aglow’s next meeting is Thursday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m. Dr. Bea Parker of Sacramento will be our guest speaker.

Praise and worship provided by Rev. George and Lillie Parker, LionSong Ministries.

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.

Gold Country Calvary Chapel

13026 La Barr Meadows Road. Join us in worship and learning God’s word. Pastor Mike Warren teaches New Testament, Sundays, 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday school, nursery care, same time. Wednesday, 7 p.m., Old Testament teaching. Child care available. Women’s Bible study, Tuesdays, 2 and 6 p.m. Men’s Bible study, Mondays, 7 p.m.

Christianity is not a religion but a relationship between you and Jesus Christ.

274-2108 or 478-1177, Tuesday through Friday.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

The Men’s Club Breakfast will be this Sunday at 9 a.m. in Buck Hall. Cecelia Chan will tell about our mission team’s recent trip to Uganda.

Further opportunities to hear about the Uganda experience are offered on Friday, Oct. 16, at 1:30 p.m. and again at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 273-7876.

St. Stephen the First Martyr

R. Catholic Gregorian Latin Rite

Final 2009 Fatima Rosary and Procession after 6:30 p.m. Mass, Oct. 13. Help needed for All Saints’ Eve Party. Call Matt (916) 486-6210. October is month of the Holy Rosary. Still room for California Missions Pilgrimage, Oct. 19 to 27. Call Tish (916) 223-3112. Oct. 11, 19th Sunday after Pentecost. Low Mass 8:30 a.m., 1 p.m.; High Mass 10:30 a.m. Lots of news. See online Bulletin.

(916) 455-5114, 5461 44th Street, Sacramento.

Nevada City United Methodist Church

Join us this 19th Sunday after Pentecost. Pastor Charles Smith will be delivering the sermon this Sunday at both the 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services. Sunday school and Youth Christian Education is held during the 10:30 a.m. service with loving childcare all morning. Fellowship time is held following both services.

Another way to view our worship service is by tuning in to cable channel 11 on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. or Sunday at 7 a.m.

Grace Driven People

Join us not for just 40 days of Grace but endless days of Grace!

Not only are we saved by Grace but we live by Grace. As a new creation we rest “in Christ,” completely forgiven and accepted, free from condemnation. We are: The “church,” the righteousness of God, blessed with every spiritual blessing, holy, perfect and blameless, freed from the law and dead to sin.

Friday at 6 p.m., Bill – 477-1870 or or

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.

Peace Lutheran Church

Pastor Richard Johnson will preach at services of Holy Communion this week at Peace Lutheran Church. The services are at 8 and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school for all ages at 9:20 a.m. The adult class is currently

studying the gospel of Matthew. All are welcome.

Peace is located at 828 West Main St. in Grass Valley. For more information, please call 273-9631.

New Covenant Church

Join us this week as Pastor Randy Fields continues his series on taking a look at how much we trust God in our finances. Sundays we meet at 12582 Squirrel Creek. LifeGroups, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m. (children’s church and childcare provided.)

Ever heard of Revelation House? If so we need your help. Please see our Web site for more information or call the church office for details.

Please visit our Web site for updates or to listen to a prior message., 274-8516.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

“Direct Experience of the Transforming Mystery and Wonder.” Unitarian Universalism draws from many sources. There are six sources that we as a denomination list; the first states, “Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life.” This will be a celebration of that direct experience.

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

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

First Baptist Church

Pastor Mark will be in part five of his “Truth Project” series, titled “Science: What is True?” Contemporary service at 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.

Call 273-7301 or visit

EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts

Rev. Dr. Nanci Shandera.

Prayer Circle, Sunday 10 a.m. (e-mail your requests by 9 a.m.; please specify name of person with request).

Counseling, end-of-life services, ceremonies, classes: Dreams, art, alchemy, mysticism, shamanism. Quarterly Women Over 50 groups.


Saint Patrick’s Church

Oct. 14, everyone is invited to Saint Patrick’s Church for a discussion on “Charity in Truth,” Pope Benedict’s recent encyclical. In this document the Pope offers an ethical analysis of the global economic crisis and a moral framework on how to move forward as one human family. Stephen Matuszak, S.T.L. will be the presenter. Everyone is welcome!

A simple, no charge supper is served at 5 p.m. The session will begin at 6 p.m. in the Large Hall.

273-2336 ext. 201.

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Join us Sunday as Pastor Scott Dickson delivers “Let God Be God” from Romans Chapter 9. Our services are traditional, 9 a.m. and contemporary, 10:30 a.m. Adult Sunday seminars, 9 and 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Children’s programs and healing prayer are offered at all services, and youth programs at 10:30 a.m.

For information on our free childcare programs and upcoming Harvest and Health Fairs visit or call 265-3291.

175 Ridge Road, Nevada City.

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