The following is a sampling of what area churches have to offer this week and in the following weeks: Aglow — Grass Valley Pastor: Revs. George and Lillie Parker, LionSong Ministries. Address: Esterly Hall at Nevada County Board of Realtor’s Building, 336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley. (530) 432-9258. Auburn Community Church of God Reach Pastor Trish Ellis-Lewis at (916) 838-4945. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 11946 Masters Court, Auburn. (530) 889-1568 or (916) 337-3085. Auburn Eckankar The Eckankar Center is located in the Gold Country Mall at 884 Lincoln Way, Suite 37. The public is welcome. Auburn Foursquare Church Services: 10 a.m. Sundays and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Address: Pastors: Robert and Jaylina Bennett. 4065 Highway 49 #206, Auburn. (530) 885-1787 or www.auburnfoursquarechurch.org. Auburn First Assembly Of God Pastor: Robert Baker. Services: 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Address: 4200 Highway 49 in Auburn. (530) 889-3904. Visit www.auburnfirstassembly.org to learn more about the church. Auburn Grace Community Church Pastor: Phil Sparling. Services: 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Address: 3126 Olympic Way, Auburn. (530) 823-8330 or www.auburngrace.com. Auburn Presbyterian This Sunday Pastor Ken's message is "The Secret of Life", with scripture from Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:6-11, and John 11:1-45. Children's classes are at 10. The Healing Ministry follows worship. Women of Grace meet Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. W.O.W. youth group meets Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Ecumenical Lenten Service this Wednesday is at Sisters of Mercy at 7 p.m. The Men's Breakfast Bible Study Group meets Friday at 7 a.m. at Denny's in the Bel Air Center. The Maundy Thursday Communion Service will be held April 21 at 7 p.m. Easter Sonrise Service will be held outdoors at 6 a.m. Sunday, April 24, followed by a pancake breakfast served by the APC Youth Group at 7, decoration of the floral cross at 8, and Easter Worship at 10 a.m. Keenagers (active retirees) meet Tuesday April 26 at 11:30 a.m. at Sizzler for lunch and a program by Kurt Simon about technology, the beginning of the space program, and his previous life as a computer geek. Sunday service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Reverend Doctor Ken Winter. 13025 Bell Air Drive, Auburn 95603; (530) 823-3916 or www.auburnpresbyterian.org. Auburn Seventh-day Adventist Pastor: Dan Appel. Services: 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Address: 12225 Rock Creek Road. (530) 885-4232. www.aubsda.org. Auburn Sovereign Grace Fellowship Pastor: Josh Winans. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: Canyon View Community Center, 471 Maidu Drive in Auburn. www.asgrace.org. Authentic Life Church Formally known as Grace Christian Fellowship. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 258 Elm Ave., Auburn. (530) 823-1318. Pastor, Darren Bills. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.alcauburn.org/. Bayside Auburn Fred T. will be preaching this Sunday. Fred is one of Uganda's passionate preachers. He leads REACH, which is rescuing orphans and street children from the suffering of poverty and AIDS. This servant of God will inspire you. Invite a friend and see how the Kingdom of God is at move in a world in real need of hope and compassion. Service times are 9:15 and 11 a.m. Senior Pastor: Gene Maynard. Service Address: 450 Nevada St. Our Church office is at 490 Nevada St. You can contact us at (530) 885-9400 or www.baysideauburn.org Bell Road Baptist Senior Pastor: Rob Patterson. Services: 10:15 a.m., 2 p.m. (Spanish) and 6 p.m. Sunday. Address: 707 Bell Road in Auburn. (530) 885-5212 or www.bellroad.org. Berean Bible Fellowship Pastor: Rev. Gary Eldridge. Services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 1 p.m. first Sunday. Address: 22490 E. Hacienda Drive (Higgins Lions Center), near Lake of the Pines. (530) 271-7077 or www.bbf-gv.com. Bethlehem Lutheran Church Pastor: Bryon Hansen. Services: 5 p.m. Saturday (contemplative liturgy) and 8:30 a.m. (traditional w/choir and organ), 9:45 a.m. Sunday school and 10:30 a.m. (non-traditional w/ praise band) Sunday. Address: 1279 High St. in Auburn. (530) 885-4515 or www.blcauburn.org. B’Nai Harim Services: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Address: Nevada County Jewish Community Center, 506 Walsh St. in Grass Valley. (530) 477-0922. Calvary Bible Church On the Divide Pastor: Vince Paiz. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday. Address: 20801 Todd Valley Road, Foresthill. Calvary Chapel Auburn Pastor: Greg Denham. Services: Services: 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Address: 1101 Auburn Ravine Road in Auburn. (530) 885-6332. Celebration Community Fellowship Pastor: Cedric Lee. Services: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Address: Placer Hills Elementary School, 16801 Placer Hills Road, Meadow Vista. (530) 878-1365 or www.ccfellowship.org. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Sunday Services: Alta Sierra Ward — 9 a.m. to noon; Auburn 2nd Ward — 1 to 4 p.m.; Auburn 4th Branch (Spanish speaking) — 9 a.m. to noon; and Lake of the Pines Ward — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. all at 1255 Bell Road, Auburn. Auburn 1st Ward — 9 a.m.-noon; and Auburn 3rd Ward — 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. both at 287 Poet Smith Drive, Auburn. Colfax Ward — 9 a.m. to noon; and Auburn 5th Branch (Young Single Adults) — 1 to 4 p.m. both at 1875 South Auburn St., Colfax. Foresthill Branch — 9 a.m. to noon at 20895 Todd Valley Road. Cornerstone Community Church Pastor: Adam Talbott. Service: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 11111 Dry Creek Road, Auburn. (530) 823-0141 or www.cornerstonecc.org. Elevation Church Sunday evenings from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Location: Bell Road Baptist, 707 Bell Road, Auburn. Pastor: Eric Van Patten. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: Web site: www.elevationlive.com. Faith Lutheran Pastor: Doug Zike. Services 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Address: 1115 Combie Road in Meadow Vista. (530) 878-1870 or www.faithmv.net. First Baptist Church Services: 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Address: 139 E. Placer St. Auburn. (530) 885-8458 or www.fbcauburn.com. First Church of Christ, Scientist The Lesson-Sermon for this Sunday asks the question "Are Sin Disease and Death Real?" We are to never accept the imposition of sin, disease and death! God, good is all. Wednesday Testimony Meeting begins at 7 p.m. If you can't join us in person, join us by teleconference. See our website www.csauburn.com for instruction on how to call in. The Reading Room hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Church service and Sunday school begin at 10 a.m. Childcare is provided. NOTE: Our new address is: 994 Lincoln Way, Auburn (530) 885-4811. Website: www.scauburn.com. First Congregational Church Pastor: Rev. Rick Kuykendall. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn. (530) 885-9087. Foothill Center for Spiritual Living Join us this Sunday, April 10 for: Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m., 30-minute Visioning, 10 a.m., 15-minute Silent Meditation, 10:30 a.m. Rev. Maggie Buck’s talk title is: ”Spiritual Evolution." Music offered by MaMuse. Special Invitation: The sensational duo, MaMuse, performs in a concert/fundraiser at FCSL this coming Saturday, April 9th from 7 to 9 p.m.; the concert benefits the Auburn Interfaith Food Closet. You can still get tickets for $22 online http://www.FCSLiving.org/tix. For directions to FCSL, consult website, www.FCSLiving.org and for more information, call (530) 823-6986. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Address: 2945 First St. (DeWitt Center). (530) 823-6986 or www.fcsliving.org. The Good News Project Address: Sierra Vista Covenant Church, 10064 Streeter Road, Unit 5, off Highway 49 near Combie Road. (530) 432-0458. Gospel Lighthouse Pastor: Rev. Donald Dunn. Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Address: 13145 Luther Road, Auburn. (530) 823-5652. Grace Bible Church Pastor-teacher: Bill Vaughan. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 3050 Bell Road, Auburn. (530) 878-3813 or www.gracebible.org. Hope Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Synod Pastor: Jonathan Kehren. Services: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Address: 7117 Hope Way, Penryn. (916) 652-4273 or hlcpenryn.org. Hope Lutheran School principal: Paul Leifer. (916) 652-0459, PrincipalLeifer@sbcglobal.net. Lighthouse Baptist Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor: Jim Chambers. Address: 11538 E Ave. (DeWitt Center) in Auburn. (530) 887-1912 or www.lhbc.us. Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 6440 King Road, Loomis. (916) 652-6011. Newcastle United Methodist Pastor: David Kim. Services: 8 a.m. (meditation) and 10 a.m. (traditional) Sunday. Address: 410 Buena Vista Ave. in Newcastle. (916) 663-2250. New Faith United Church of Christ Pastor: Rev. Dr. Gerry Paulsen. Services and Sunday school: 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Address: 540 Wall St., Auburn (Pamelot School for Dance). (530) 887-5477 or www.newfaithucc.org. new life Christian Church Address: 11400 Lariat Ranch Road (Auburn Elementary School). New office is located at 381 B Nevada St., Auburn. Office hours 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday. (530) 392-4866 or www.newlifeauburn.org. New Life Church Pastor: Jerry McCool. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. 10530 Ophir Road, Auburn. (530) 885-2273. Parkside Church of the Nazarene Sunday school for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Main worship service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Spanish worship service at 5:30 p.m. Sundays in the fellowship hall. AA meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in room E310. Road 2 Recovery offered every Friday: 6 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. music, testimonies, teaching; 8 p.m. group meetings; 9 p.m. Connections Café with dessert and coffee. Address: 3885 Richardson Drive, Auburn. (530) 823-9911 or www.parksidenaz.org. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Pioneer United Methodist Pastor: Rev. Barbara Smith. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 1338 Lincoln Way, Auburn. (530) 885-4196 or www.pioneerumc.org. Scientology Mission of Auburn Hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Address: 4035 Highway 49, Suite J in the Black Forest Plaza, Auburn. (530) 886-0650 or scientology.org. Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists This week: Come enjoy a welcoming congregation, committed to the responsible and compassionate stewardship of all life. We support spiritual and intellectual journeys through worship, social justice, and programs for children, youth and adults. Co-Ministers Revs. Wendy Bartel and Lynn Gardner. Service: 10 a.m., Sunday. Address: 190 Finley Street, Auburn. (530) 823-0953 or www.mysfuu.org. Sierra Grace Fellowship Service and Spanish Bible study: 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Address: 1260 Wesley Lane, Auburn. (530) 889-9089 or www.sierragrace.org. Sierra Pines United Methodist Church This week: Join us on April 10, the 5th Sunday of Lent, when Pastor Don Lee’s Message will be: “No Cream Please.” Adult Studies: “Sowing Tears, Reaping Joy” a Lenten Bible Study led by Pastor Don: Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. and: Fridays at 10 to 11:30 a.m. On Palm Sunday, April 17th, we will be having one Service at 10 a.m. Easter Week Services: Holy Thursday: 7 p.m. Good Friday: Noon, Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m., services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sierra Pines United Methodist Church is located at 22559 Hacienda Drive, G.V. (near Lake of the Pines) and offers two Services: Contemporary at 9 a.m. and Traditional at 10:30 a.m. “Hilltop Kids are Hopping”: Sunday school at 9 a.m. Pastor Don Lee. For more information telephone the Church Office at (530) 268-6907 and visit website www.sierrapinesumc.org. Spiritualist Chapel of the Pines Pastor: Rev. George Brenner. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday (healing service) and 7 p.m. Friday (all message service). Address: 457 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 7, Auburn. (530) 823-1816 or www.spiritualistchapelofthepines.com. St. Joseph Catholic Church This Week: Six-Week Reflection series: Conversion of the Heart. Would you like to grow deeper in your faith? Conversion of the Heart is a six-week series focusing on spiritual reflection, an opportunity for Catholics to open their hearts to the Lord through Mary. You can learn more about the series from the "In the Arms of Mary" website: http://www.inthearmsofmary.org/. The series begins Wednesday, April 27, starting at noon in the large conference room and lasting for one hour. Father Bob O'Neill will be available on some of the six Wednesdays for spiritual direction and confession. If you are interested in discovering how you can deepen your faith, call Phyllis Whitney at (530) 823-9303 or Jana Devereux at (916) 458-5000. Parochial Administrator: Fr. Brian Atienza, Deacons Richard Cadenasso, and Mike Young. Masses: Saturday, 5 p.m. (Vigil) and Sunday, 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., (Spanish) and 5 p.m. (Latin). Sacrament of Reconciliation: Every Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m. - also by appointment. Every Saturday (Foresthill) 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. Sunday (Spanish) 11:15 a.m. Address: 1162 Lincoln Way, (530) 885-2956, www.auburncatholic.com. St. Luke’s Episcopal Services: 8, and 10 a.m. Sunday. 10 a.m. Wednesday. Address: 124 Orange St., Auburn. (530) 885-2316 or www.stlukesauburn.org. St. Mark’s Anglican Church Revs. James Wilson and Edward Wolf. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 5983 Webb St. Loomis. (916) 652-5736, www.stmarksanglican.com or www.stmarksloomis.com. St. Paul Lutheran The date for Vacation Bible School has been set for June 27-July 1, with the theme “Big Jungle Adventure.” More details will follow later, and you can pre-register by calling the church. This Sunday for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, the sermon topic will be “Wake Up, Dry Bones!” based on Ezekiel 37:1-14. Pre-service singing will be at 8:45 a.m. The Service will be at 9 a.m., followed by refreshments and fellowship, then Education Hour at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jr. Confirmation Class will be at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, men's breakfast will be at 6:30 a.m., and women are welcome. Wednesday, there will be Mid-Week Lenten Services at 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Sermon topic will be “Judas Wants Jesus to Die” based on John 12:4-6. Also on Wednesday, Chime practice will be at 6 p.m., soup supper at 6:30 p.m. and Choir rehearsal at 7 p.m. Thursday, the LWML Ladies’ group will have a workshop at a member’s home at 10 a.m., followed by lunch and a Bible Study beginning at noon. Pastor: David Poganski. Church address: 275 Nation Drive, off Auburn Ravine Road near Ashford Park, in Auburn. (530) 885-5378. St. Peter’s Anglican Church Pastor: Rev. W. W. Skinner. Address: 185 Hoffman Ave., Auburn. (530) 885-6805. St. Teresa of Avila Father Michael Carroll. Parochial Vicar: Father Innocent Subiza. Masses: 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. 11600 Atwood Road, Auburn. (530) 889-2254 or www.stteresaauburn.com. United Methodist Gold Country Community Parish Pastor: Jan Brim. Services: Colfax United Methodist — 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 59 W. Church St., Colfax, (530) 346-2267. Dutch Flat United Methodist — 5:30 p.m. supper and 6:30 p.m. worship Sunday, 936 Stockton St., Dutch Flat, (530) 389-8836. Placer Hills United Methodist — 11 a.m. Sunday, 17250 Placer Hills Road, Meadow Vista, (530) 878-0651. Unity of Auburn Pastors: Revs. Karen and Mark Schindler. Services: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Address: 1212 High St., Auburn. (530) 888-6489 or www.unityofauburn.com.