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Children donate 42 birthday bags to food pantry

August 1, 2019

Rolling River Day Camp recently concluded with a fun family program and a big surprise: Children donated 42 birthday bags to Interfaith Food Ministry, Nevada County’s faith-based food pantry. IFM development coordinator Lindy Beatie attended...


Religion Briefs, Aug. 2, 2019

August 1, 2019

Twin Cities Church Join us as we continue our series “Hope Rising: Living Between Now and Not Yet.” The message this week is “Flourishing Hope.” We meet Sunday mornings at 9 and 10:45 a.m. Our...


Becky Goodwin: Clergy: saints or sinners?

August 1, 2019

It happens all the time. Someone will cuss in my presence, and immediately apologize, often with a patronizing tone and a chuckle. “Oh, sorry, Reverend! Haha!” As if my tender clerical ears have never heard...


New pastor at Nevada City United Methodist Church

July 30, 2019

This month, Nevada City United Methodist Church is welcoming their new pastor, Reverend David Niu. After serving the congregation for the past four years, Pastor Kristin Sachen retired in June. Niu is an experienced pastor...


Religion Briefs, July 5, 2019

July 4, 2019

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living Join us as we continue our 2019 Theme, “Spirituality in Action.” The Rev. Rafe A. Ellis will be our guide through our July theme, “Advocate for Freedom of Thought,” exploring...


Pastoral change at Sierra Pine UMC

July 4, 2019

It is a time of transition and change at Sierra Pines United Methodist Church in Grass Valley near Lake of the Pines. Our much loved pastor, Joan Pell, has accepted a three-year commission with the...


Is there life after death?

July 4, 2019

Do we persist in conscious awareness after death? Many people believe we do, many want to believe but have doubts, and some say death marks the end of personal existence. Setting religious belief aside, is...



Chabad of Grass Valley hosts kids’ summer camp

June 12, 2019

Camp Gan Izzy of the Foothills is not your typical summer camp. Camp Gan Izzy is a five-day Jewish summer camp for children ages three to 13 that imprints memories and friendships for a lifetime....


That good old baylor line in the doctrinal sand

June 6, 2019

Like all historic private universities, Baylor University — chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas — has its share of beloved traditions. One of them is that public prayers during graduation ceremonies are given...


Chabad of Grass Valley commemorates Shavuot

June 6, 2019

When thinking Jewish holidays, Passover, Chanukah and Yom Kippur come to mind. Nevertheless, Shavuot is considered one of Judaism’s major holidays and was in fact a “pilgrimage” when all of Israel would travel to Jerusalem...


Spirituality in action

June 6, 2019

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living invites you to join them as they continue our 2019 theme, “Spirituality in Action.” Rev. Rafe A. Ellis, senior minister, and Rev. Madalyn Wade, assistant minister will be your guides...


Religion Briefs, June 7, 2019

June 6, 2019

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains We are an open and progressive community in the heart of Grass Valley. We invite all to attend Sunday services and other events throughout the month of June,...







Preparing for Passover

April 4, 2019

Residents of Nevada County are warmly invited to attend a traditional Passover Seder with Rabbi Nochum Yusewitz and his wife on Friday, April 19 at The Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley. The third annual...


First female bishop of Northern California elected

April 4, 2019

The Reverend Canon Megan M. Traquair was elected the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California at the diocese’s Special Electing Convention in February. Bishop-Elect Megan is the first woman to be elected...