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 Sunday service: 10 AM. Pastor: 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 Join us this Sunday as Pastor Gene continues the study in Luke entitled “Jesus in His Own Words”. Service times are at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Senior Pastor: Gene Maynard. Service Address: 450 Nevada St. 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 Friday August 27th Congregation B'nai Harim, 506 Walsh Street Grass Valley, will have Shabbat services led by Rabbi Alan Greenbaum, Jacob Ferguson will assist for his Bar Mitzvah. Sunday,September 18th Adult Education 2:30 p.m. Our guest speaker is Emily Blanck from AIPAC (American Israeli Political Action Committee). She will be here to share with us in the Community what is really happening in Israel and the Middle East these days, and how AIPAC is working with the American Congress to insure the one true democracy in the area that remains safe and secure. Refreshments will be served. Mark your calendars for Saturday September 24th 5- 8 p.m. our 3rd annual deli nite with all you can eat, held at the Miners Foundry Nevada City. Tickets are available at Briatpatch, Book Seller and the Temple office. Call 530 477-0922 and receive more information & place your order. 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 Summer schedule: One service at 9:30 a.m. Coffee time following. Pastor: Doug Zike. Fall schedule: 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 This week: Follow the Christ and never walk in darkness. This week's Bible Lesson "Christ Jesus" shows us how. Wednesday Testimony Meet beings at 7 PM. If you can't join us in person joins us by teleconference. See our website www.csauburn.com. for instruction on how to call in. Reading Room hours are 11 AM to 3 PM. Tuesday through Saturday. Church service and Sunday school begin at 10 AM. Child care is provided. Address: 994 Lincoln Way, Auburn. 530-885-4811. www.csauburn.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 This week: We begin this Sunday, August 28th at FCSL with a 30-minute Visioning at 9:30 am, followed by a 15-minute Silent Meditation at 10 am, both upstairs in the FCSL loft. Our spiritual leader, Rev. Maggie Buck’s talk title is “Celebrate Life!" here at the Foothill Center for Spiritual Living (FCSL), 2945 1st St., Auburn, this Sunday during the one-hour service in the sanctuary at 10:30 am. Our sacred music is performed by the FCSL Choir, the Harmonic Notes. For directions to FCSL, consult website www.FCSLiving.org and for more information, call (530) 823-6986. 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: Please join us on Sunday, August 28th, with our new Pastor Alison Berry! Come and Join us! Junior High and High School Ages: Youth Group on Sundays from 4-6 pm. United Methodist Men: 1st Saturday monthly at 8 am. United Methodist Women:2nd Wednesday monthly at 10:30 am ( Sept-June) Homecoming Sunday: Sept 11th/Potluck! Women’s Retreat: Sept. 17th 9am-3pm with Pastor Alison. Tickets now on sale. 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 am and Traditional at 10:30 am. “Hilltop Kids” : Sunday School at 9 am. For more information telephone the Church Office at 530-268-6907 and visit our website at 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: Parish Thrift Shop Expanding to Saturdays! For those of you thrift shop lovers who can't shop on weekdays, we are planning to add Saturdays to the schedule! Stay tuned to church bulletin for updates and announcing the start of Saturday hours, beginning in September. Now we need a few more volunteers to work in the shop; we plan to only ask for two Saturdays a month, 9 a.m. to noon. And we will try to work with everyone's schedules in the coordination. We need two volunteers for each shift. Proceeds from the added revenue will be shared with our St. Vincent de Paul ministry, as the need for funds to assist those in crisis keeps growing. SVDP is also looking for more parishioners to join in their ministry. For more information on these parish community volunteer opportunities you can call the SVDP at (530) 885-2920, or Peggy Meadows at (530) 823-8727. 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 LutheranThis week: On Sunday for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost, the sermon topic will be “Dare to Be a Disciple” based on Matthew 16:21-26. The Service will be at 9:00 a.m., followed by refreshments and fellowship, then Christian Education Hour at 10:30 a.m. On Tuesday, Men's Breakfast will be at 6:30 a.m., and women are welcome. 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.