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Baha’i Faith

“The oneness of humanity is a spiritual truth around which revolve all the teachings of the Baha’i’ Faith. Recognition of this truth compels the abandonment of all prejudices of race, color, creed nation, and class – of everything which enables people to consider themselves superior to others.”

The principle of the oneness of humankind “is no mere outburst of ignorant emotionalism or an expression of vague and pious hope…It does not constitute merely the enunciation of an ideal….It implies an organic change in the structure of present-day society, a change such as the world has not yet experienced.”



– The Nevada County Baha’i’s

Statement from the National Spiritual Assembly of The Baha’i’s of the U.S.




First Baptist Church

“Precept Upon Precept” Bible study by Kay Arthur is designed to teach you how to study God’s Word for yourself. There will be an eight-week study class in I Corinthians, beginning Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Another class will be held Jan. 23 from 10 a.m.-noon at the First Baptist Church Grass Valley, 1866 Ridge Road.

Women of all denominations are encouraged to come and discover a disciplined approach to a richer, fuller understanding of God’s Word. For information and reservations, call 273-7301.

Twin Cities Church

Twin Cities Church is continuing the current message series this Sunday titled “Walking Wisely.” Pastor Ron Thompson’s message this week will be “Using My Treasures Wisely.”

The Women’s Enrichment Ministries is beginning a new semester this week. They meet every Wednesday morning from 9-11a.m. at First Baptist Church on Ridge Road in Grass Valley.

All women are invited to attend. The New Community Chorus will be rehearsing on Thursday nights, Jan. 23 and 30 in preparation for the

New Community Celebration on Sunday, Feb. 2.

Anyone who enjoys singing is invited to participate.

For more information on upcoming events, please call the Twin

Cities Church office at 73-6425 or visit their Web site at http://www.twincitieschurch.com

B’nai Harim, Nevada County Jewish Community Center

‘Ethnic Sampler’ Jewish food and Jewish humor are alive and well in the Sierra foothills. You can see that for yourself Saturday, Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. when the synagogue in Grass Valley, B’nai Harim at the Jewish Community Center, offers an ethnic sampler of food from the “Sisterhood” cookbook and entertainment by Jewish humorist Jack Laskin.

Sponsored by the NCJCC Sisterhood, the ethnic sampler event is a fund-raiser with proceeds going to the synagogue’s religious school.

The cost is $15, which reserves a plate and a seat. Checks should be made payable to the NCJCC Sisterhood and sent to B’nai Harim at the NCJCC, P.O. Box 1229, Nevada City, CA 95959, attention: Ethnic Sampler. Or, to make reservations by phone, call (530) 477-0922.

Sierra Center for Positive Living, Religious Science

The Rev. Sandra Fairbanks continues the series, “Back to Basics.” Her third talk is “What it does” held at the Sierra Center for Positive Living, a Religious Science church.

This Sunday is ‘Bring a Friend Sunday’ and the monthly potluck after the service, as well as new member induction. The celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. will be held at Banner Grange Hall, 12629 McCourtney Road in Grass Valley.

The church office is located in the Yuba River Professional Building, 12059 Nevada City Hwy., #210, Grass Valley, next to Lyons. Please call 274-1018 or check the Web site at http://www.sierracenter.org for information.

Unitarian Universalist Community of the

Mountains

Consulting Minister Julie Kain will discuss “A Theology of Hope.” What is the theological foundation that supported the brilliant career of Martin Luther King Jr. as a courageous leader for civil rights?

What served as his ground for hope and how might we draw from its strength today?

Our celebration of the King holiday will include special music and art. Services are 11 a.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains in Grass

Valley.

Unity in the Gold Country

The Rev. Joe Sloan will present a lesson this Sunday at Unity in the Gold Country titled, “Your Best Friend.” Special music will be performed by Lila Devi.

Services are held at 10:30 a.m. at Esterly Hall (Board of Realtors Building, lower level) located at 336 Crown Point Circle in Grass Valley.

Child care is available. Youth church meets at the same time across the street in the Spiritual Learning Center at 333 Crown Point Circle, Suite 215.

Several new classes have begun, and you can still join Tai Chi on Tuesdays and “Bible Alive” on Wednesdays. The Women’s Circle meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m.

For more information, call 274-2463 or check out the complete calendar on the Web page at http://www.unitygold.us

Unity is affiliated with the Association of Unity Churches and the 115-year-old Unity School of Christianity, which publishes The Daily Word.

Truth Worship Center

Truth Worship Center is sponsoring a series on Salvation, “What Does it Take to be a Born Again Christian.” This will be a several part series.

This Sunday, we will be doing an in-depth study on the Holy Ghost, being born of the Spirit. The scripture setting will be Acts 2:1-4. We will be discussing speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance. There will also be a time of worship and praise. Sunday School classes for the younger children are offered.

Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. This will be a special time of worship and praise to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Truth Worship Center (UPCI) is located at 1784 Ridge Road Across from the high school.

Questions? Call 272-6455.


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