Religion briefs: Oct. 8, 2010 |

Religion briefs: Oct. 8, 2010

Word-A-Live! Family Church

Pastors Mike and Sandra Chipchase invite you to worship! We hold 10 a.m. Sunday service and provide children’s programs and nursery through age 13.

7 p.m. Wednesdays, Equippers class – breaking bad habits and Kidz Club!

9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays, woman’s Bible study. 

Army Youth, 7 p.m. Fridays (seventh grade through high school welcome).

Free seminar, Oct. 8 and 9, Praying Home the Prodigals, with international minister Fr. Jim Wilson.

10528 Spenceville Road, Penn Valley. 432-9155,

Nevada City United Methodist Church

Join us this Sunday for worship at either the 9 a.m. traditional or 10:30 a.m. contemporary service. Pastor Charles Smith will be delivering

the message this 20th Sunday after Pentecost. Children’s Christian Education Classes are held during the 10:30 a.m. service with loving childcare all morning. Fellowship follows both services downstairs in Fellowship Hall.

If you miss our service, you can watch it on Channel 11 at 6:30 p.m. Friday or 7:30 a.m. Sunday or by visiting

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 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 weekly.

October meetings in the Conference Room at the County Superintendent of Schools Office, Nevada City.

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

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living

Come celebrate with us and Patrick Harbula, our guest speaker. His talk is titled “Love Unfolding Love.” Enjoy our live music with Billy Bensing and Kellie Garmire at both the 9:30 and 11 a.m. service. Our Junior Church Program is held at 11 a.m. We are an interfaith community committed to awakening humanity to its spiritual magnificence.

Harbula is also facilitating a great workshop in the afternoon. See our web calendar for information.

119 Florence Ave., Grass Valley. Visit or call 274-1018.

Holy Wisdom Orthodox Church

Why do people embrace “New Age” religions? Most search for things which are not in themselves wrong. It’s just they can’t find them in Evangelical Protestantism. The Orthodox Church has those things; ritual; being connected to our past and the spirit world, sanctified matter, mystery, the feminine mystique and the dedication to peace.

Divine Liturgy, Sundays at 9:30 a.m.

Vespers, Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., (530) 265-4714.

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 Mountain Yoga Center, 574 Searls Ave., Nevada City.

On Oct. 11, Community Dharma Leader Mary Helen Fein from the Auburn sangha will lead a period of meditation followed by a talk.

For more information: or (530) 272-6425.

EarthSpirit Center for the Transformational Arts

Rev. Dr. Nanci Shandera.

E-mail for information on the following: Sacred Feminine Women’s Circle, first Fridays, 6:30 to 8 p.m., donation.

Fundraiser yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9.

Crystal class with Valerie Kack, Ph.D., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17.

Music Salon Sunday, Nov. 14.

Spiritual mentoring, transformational art classes.

(530) 265-9097,,

Sierra Presbyterian Church

Join us this Sunday as Rev. Dr. Linda Line delivers the message: “Share” from 1 Thessalonians. Our services are at 9 a.m. – traditional and 10:30 a.m. – contemporary. Children and youth programs and healing prayer are offered at all services.   

Adult Sunday seminars are at 9 and 10:30 a.m.  

Community Health Fair coming soon – visit our new website for more information:

We are located at 175 Ridge Road, Nevada City. Phone (530) 265-3291.

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. Come celebrate with us, 10 a.m. Sundays, 15-minute Heart Centering Meditation followed by the 10:30 a.m. service – Sunday, Oct. 10, spiritual leader Rev. Maggie Buck’s talk is “My Good is My God!”

2945 First St., DeWitt Center, Auburn. Visit or call 823-6986.

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church

Sunday: “Being Faithful: Abigail and David.”

“Fabulous Fall Frenzy!” 5 p.m. Oct. 9. Limited tickets available, call 273-7004.

Bible study: 2 to 3 p.m. Fridays.

“Faith and American Politics”: 10 a.m. Fridays with Cathy Tolman and 7 p.m. Thursdays with Fred Skeen.

Sisters of the heart Women’s Retreat! Oct. 23.

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.


Gold Country Calvary Chapel

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

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

13026 La Barr Meadows Road. (530) 274-2108, Tuesday through Friday.

Grass Valley Quakers

The Grass Valley Quakers are holding an art auction to benefit the Nevada County Food Bank at Summer Thymes Bakery and Deli, 421 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley. The auction ends at noon on Oct. 27. Most of the 30 works of art available to bid on were donated by local artists.

New Covenant Baptist Church

Satan doesn’t usually hit us with an all-out frontal attack. It’s the little landmines that do the most damage. At the slightest misstep – boom! You find yourself flown off the path, feeling separated from God and His blessings, humiliated, estranged from the love and respect of friends and family.  

Join us Sunday as Pastor Randy starts this new series and dealing with pride. 12582 Squirrel Creek: LifeGroups meet, 9 a.m.; Worship begins, 10:45 a.m. (children’s church, childcare provided.); 274-8516.

Sunday Morning Sweat Your Prayers

For thousands of years our ancestors danced to worship, pray, heal and 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.

9:30 a.m. to noon at the South Yuba Club, 555 Searls Ave., Nevada City. $10 to $15. First dance free. No experience necessary.

(530) 477-7757;

Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains

Healing Your Life: Lesson’s on the Path of Ayurveda. Each of us is on a journey to heal our lives: Physically, emotionally and spiritually. Dr. Marc Halpern of the College of Ayurveda will explore this journey from an Ayurvedic Perspective, giving insight into the individual paths each of us must walk. Based on his to-be-published book, Dr. Halpern will explore the possibility of reaching our full potential.

Service, childcare, religious education, 11 a.m.

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

Grass Valley AM Aglow

A local chapter of Aglow International meets from 9:45 a.m. to noon the second Tuesday of every month at 336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley. Guest speaker at the Oct. 12 meeting, Dan Prout, President of Sierra Ministries International, Director of the Healing Rooms of Nevada County and founder of Pray Nevada County. He will bring a message, A Nation Blessed.

Aglow is an opportunity for unity in the Body of Christ and is not “just for women”! Babysitting available by making reservations, call 272-6056.

The Essence of Now

The Essence of Now meets 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Presentations, healings and discussions.

Miners Village, 206 Sacramento St., #207, Re-Connections, Nevada City.

(530) 274-3128,

Congregation B’nai Harim

Friday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m., Congregation B’nai Harim at the Nevada County Jewish Community Center, 506 Walsh St., Grass Valley will have a Dairy Potluck Dinner. 6:45 p.m., Young Peoples Service presented by the Religious School. At 7:30 p.m. the regular scheduled Shabbat service and a hosted Oneg follows.

Please call (530) 477-0922 to find out what you are able to bring to the pot luck.

Judaica shop is open to all your holiday needs.

Grace Lutheran Church (LCMS)

Are you in need of healing? Both body and soul are vulnerable and subject to disease. Our Gospel lesson this week is the healing of the 10 lepers. Please join us Sunday in giving thanks and praise to our Great Healer of body and soul.

Sunday mornings: Worship, 9 a.m.; Education, 10:30 a.m.; Praise, 11:30 a.m.

Bible studies: Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, 9 a.m., Friday in Penn Valley.

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

(530) 273-7043;

Healing Rooms of Nevada County

The Healing Rooms of Nevada County pray for the healing of the body, soul and spirit. Everyone is welcome whether they attend church or not. They meet in the Chapel at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital from 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

Bethel Church Nevada County

Are you hungry for an encounter with God? Join us at Bethel Church on Sunday morning for a vibrant worship service followed by Pastor Brian Johnson’s message, “Heroes Part 3 – David.” Service begins at 10 a.m. Nursery care and Kids Church are available at the same time. Bethel Church is located at 13010 State Highway 49, Grass Valley.

For information call (530) 273-8475.

First Baptist Church of Nevada City

Pastor Ralph will be speaking on “What on Earth Am I Here For?” to kick off the “40 Days of Purpose” spiritual growth emphasis. The campaign has four emphases: Preaching, Bible memory, daily readings in The Purpose Driven Life, and group meeting in homes. There’s still time for you to be a part of this.

10:30 a.m. service offers familiar hymns and up-to-date praise choruses.

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

265-4711 or

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