The following is a sampling of what area churches have to offer this week and in the following weeks: Aglow 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. Phone:(530) 432-9258. Auburn Community Church of God Pastor: Trish Ellis-Lewis, (916) 838-4945. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 11946 Masters Court, Auburn. Phone: (530) 889-1568 or (916) 337-3085. Auburn Eckankar Address: Eckankar Center, 884 Lincoln Way, Suite 37, Auburn (Gold Country Mall). Auburn Foursquare Church Pastors: Robert and Jaylina Bennett. Services: 10 a.m. Sundays, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Address: 4065 Highway 49, No. 206, Auburn. Phone: (530) 885-1787. Website: 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, Auburn. Phone: (530) 889-3904. Website: www.auburnfirstassembly.org. Auburn Grace Community Church Pastor: Phil Sparling. Services: 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Address: 3126 Olympic Way, Auburn. Phone: (530) 823-8330. Website: www.auburngrace.com. Auburn Presbyterian Pastor: Ken Winter. Services: 10 a.m. Sundays. Refreshments available. Address: 13025 Bel Air Drive, Auburn. Phone: (530) 823-3916. Website: www.auburnpresbyterian.org. Auburn Seventh-day Adventist Pastor: Dan Appel. Services: 10:45 a.m. Saturdays. Address: 12225 Rock Creek Road, Auburn. Phone: (530) 885-4232. Website: www.aubsda.org. Auburn Sovereign Grace Fellowship Pastor: Josh Winans. Services: 10 a.m. Sundays. Address: Canyon View Community Center, 471 Maidu Drive, Auburn. Website: www.asgrace.org. Authentic Life Church Pastor: Darren Bills. Services: 10 a.m. Sundays. Address: 258 Elm Ave., Auburn. Phone: (530) 823-1318. Email: email@example.com, Website: www.alcauburn.org. Bayside Auburn Sunday, Jan. 1 there will be one combined worship service at 11 a.m. Pastor Gene will begin a three week series entitled “Getting Past Your Past” the message is “Reclaim a World of Possibility.” Senior Pastor: Gene Maynard. Service Address: 450 Nevada St. The 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. Sundays. Address: 707 Bell Road, Auburn. Phone: (530) 885-5212. Website: www.bellroad.org. Berean Bible Fellowship Pastor: Rev. Gary Eldridge. Services: 9:30 a.m. Sundays, 1 p.m. first Sundays. Address: 22490 E. Hacienda Drive (Higgins Lions Center), near Lake of the Pines. Phone:(530) 271-7077. Website: www.bbf-gv.com. Bethlehem Lutheran Church Pastor: Bryon Hansen. Services: 5 p.m. Saturdays (contemplative liturgy); 8:30 a.m. Sundays (traditional with choir and organ); 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; 10:30 a.m. Sundays (non-traditional with praise band). Address: 1279 High St., Auburn. Phone: (530) 885-4515. Website: www.blcauburn.org. B’Nai Harim Services: 7:30 p.m. Fridays. Address: Nevada County Jewish Community Center, 506 Walsh St., Grass Valley. Phone: (530) 477-0922. Calvary Bible Church on the Divide Pastor: Vince Paiz. Services: 11 a.m. Sundays. Address: 20801 Todd Valley Road, Foresthill. Calvary Chapel Auburn Pastor: Greg Denham. Services: 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Address: 1101 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn. Phone: (530) 885-6332. Celebration Community Fellowship Pastor: Cedric Lee. Services: 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Address: 383 Nevada St., Auburn. Phone: (530) 878-1365. Website: www.ccfellowship.org. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Services: Alta Sierra Ward, 9 a.m. to noon Sundays; Auburn 2nd Ward, 1-4 p.m. Sundays; Auburn 4th Branch (Spanish speaking), 9 a.m. to noon Sundays; Lake of the Pines Ward, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, all at 1255 Bell Road, Auburn. Auburn 1st Ward, 9 a.m. to noon Sundays; Auburn 3rd Ward, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Sundays, both at 287 Poet Smith Drive, Auburn. Colfax Ward, 9 a.m. to noon Sundays; Auburn 5th Branch (Young Single Adults), 1-4 p.m. Sundays, both at 1875 South Auburn St., Colfax. Foresthill Branch, 9 a.m. to noon Sundays at 20895 Todd Valley Road, Foresthill. Cornerstone Community Church Pastor: Adam Talbott. Services: 10 a.m. Sundays. Address: 11111 Dry Creek Road, Auburn. Phone: (530) 823-0141 or www.cornerstonecc.org. Elevation Church Services: 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sundays. Address: 609 Auburn-Folsom Road, Auburn. Phone: (530) 886-8880. Website: www.el-church.com. Faith Lutheran This week: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 there will be one worship service at 9:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran. Pastor: Doug Zike. Services: 8:30 and 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Address: 1115 Combie Road, Meadow Vista. Phone: (530) 878-1870. Website: www.faithmv.net. First Baptist Church Services: 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Address: 139 E. Placer St., Auburn. Phone: (530) 885-8458. Website: www.fbcauburn.com. First Church of Christ, Scientist Services: Church service and Sunday school begin at 10 a.m. Sundays (child care provided). Testimony meetings 7 p.m. Wednesdays (those who can’t join in person may join by teleconference; visit www.csauburn.com for instructions). Reading Room hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Address: 994 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Phone: (530) 885-4811. Website: csauburn.com. First Congregational Church Pastor: Rev. Rick Kuykendall. Services: 10 a.m. Sundays. Address: 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn. Phone: (530) 885-9087. Foothill Center for Spiritual Living This week: We begin this Sunday, Jan. 1 at Foothill Center for Spiritual Living, with a 15-minute silent meditation at 10 a.m., upstairs in the FCSL loft. The guest speaker, Brynde Lambert’s talk title is “God is Good!” here at the Foothill Center for Spiritual Living, 2945 1st St., Auburn, this Sunday during the one-hour service in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. Guest soloist is Brenda Boston. For directions to FCSL, consult website, www.FCSLiving.org, and for more information, call (530) 823-6986. Spiritual leader: Rev. Maggie Buck. The Good News Project Address: Sierra Vista Covenant Church, 10064 Streeter Road, Unit 5, Auburn. Phone: (530) 432-0458. Gospel Lighthouse Pastor: Rev. Donald Dunn. Services: 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Address: 13145 Luther Road, Auburn. Phone: (530) 823-5652. Grace Bible Church Pastor-teacher: Bill Vaughan. Services: 10 a.m. Sundays. Address: 3050 Bell Road, Auburn. Phone: (530) 878-3813. Website: www.gracebible.org. Hope Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Synod Pastor: Jonathan Kehren. Services: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Address: 7117 Hope Way, Penryn. Phone: (916) 652-4273. Website: www.hlcpenryn.org. Hope Lutheran School principal: Paul Leifer, (916) 652-0459, firstname.lastname@example.org. Lighthouse Baptist Pastor: Jim Chambers. Services: 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Address: 11538 E Ave. (DeWitt Center), Auburn. Phone: (530) 887-1912. Website: www.lhbc.us. Loomis Basin Congregational United Church of Christ Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 6440 King Road, Loomis. Phone: (916) 652-6011. Newcastle United Methodist Pastor: David Kim. Services: 8 a.m. (meditation) and 10 a.m. (traditional) Sundays. Address: 410 Buena Vista Ave., Newcastle. Phone: (916) 663-2250. New Faith United Church of Christ This week in Worship: New Year’s Day Service. Rev. Gerry presents the message; communion will be shared and the monthly offerings for PEACE for Families and Interfaith Food Bank collected. Pastor: Rev. Dr. Gerry Paulsen. Services: Worship and Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Address: 540 Wall St., Auburn (Pamelot School of Dance. Mail: 2280 Grass Valley Highway, No. 202, Auburn, CA 95603. Phone: (530) 887-5477. Website: www.newfaithucc.org. New life Christian Church Address: 11400 Lariat Ranch Road, Auburn (Auburn Elementary School). Office: 381 B Nevada St., Auburn. Office hours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays. Phone: (530) 392-4866. Website: www.newlifeauburn.org. New Life Church Pastor: Jerry McCool. Services: 10 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Address: 10530 Ophir Road, Auburn. Phone: (530) 885-2273. Parkside Church of the Nazarene Services: Main worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays, Spanish worship service at 5:30 p.m. Sundays (in Fellowship Hall). Sunday school: 9:15 a.m. (all ages) Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Room E310. Road 2 Recovery: 6 p.m. Fridays, dinner at 7 p.m.; music, testimonies and teaching at 8 p.m.; group meetings at 9 p.m. (Connections Café, with dessert and coffee. Address: 3885 Richardson Drive, Auburn. Phone: (530) 823-9911 Website: www.parksidenaz.org. Office hours:9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Pioneer United Methodist Pastor: Rev. Barbara Smith. Services: 10 a.m. Sundays. Address: 1338 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Phone: (530) 885-4196. Website: www.pioneerumc.org. Scientology Mission of Auburn Hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Address: 4035 Highway 49, Suite J, Auburn (Black Forest Plaza). Phone: (530) 886-0650. Website: www.scientology.org. Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists Co-Ministers: Revs. Wendy Bartel and Lynn Gardner. Servicse: 10 a.m. Sundays. Address: 190 Finley St., Auburn. Phone: (530) 823-0953. Website: www.mysfuu.org. 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. Sierra Grace Fellowship Service and Spanish Bible study: 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Address: 1260 Wesley Lane, Auburn. Phone: (530) 889-9089. Website: www.sierragrace.org. Sierra Pines United Methodist Church Pastors: Alison and Cathy Tolman. Services: 9 a.m. Sundays (contemporary) and 10:30 a.m. Sundays (traditional). Hilltop Kids: 9 a.m. Sunday school. Youth Group: 4-6 p.m. Sundays (junior high and high school ages). Adult Bible Class: 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Disciple 1, Overview of the Bible: October-June, United Methodist Men: 8 a.m. first Saturdays. United Methodist Women: 10:30 a.m. second Wednesdays. Address: 22559 Hacienda Drive, Grass Valley. Phone: (530) 268-6907. Website: www.sierrapinesumc.org. Spiritualist Chapel of the Pines Pastor: Rev. George Brenner. Services: 10 a.m. Sundays (healing service) and 7 p.m. Fridays (all message service. Address: 457 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 7, Auburn. Phone: (530) 823-1816. Website: www.spiritualistchapelofthepines.com. St. Joseph Catholic Church Fr. Brian Atienza, Deacons Richard Cadenasso and Mike Young. Mass: 5 p.m. Saturdays (vigil); 8 and 10 a.m. and noon Sundays (Spanish). Sacrament of Reconciliation: 3:30-4:30 p.m. Saturdays, also by appointment; 3:45-4:15 p.m. Saturdays (Foresthill); 11:15 a.m. Sundays (Spanish). Address: 1162 Lincoln Way, Auburn. Phone: (530) 885-2956. Website: www.auburncatholic.com. St. Luke’s Episcopal Services: 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Address: 124 Orange St., Auburn. Phone: (530) 885-2316. Website: www.stlukesauburn.org. St. Mark’s Anglican Church Revs. James Wilson and Edward Wolf. Services: 10 a.m. Sundays. Address: 5983 Webb St., Loomis. Phone: (916) 652-5736. Website: www.stmarksanglican.com or www.stmarksloomis.com. St. Paul Lutheran Blessed New Year! On Sunday as we focus on the Circumcision and Name of Jesus, the sermon topic will be “Two Timely Events” based on Luke 2:21. The service will be at 9 a.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship, then 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. Phone: (530) 885-6805. St. Teresa of Avila Father Michael Carroll. Parochial Vicar: Father Innocent Subiza. Mass: 5 p.m. Saturdays and 8:30, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sundays. Address: 11600 Atwood Road, Auburn. Phone: (530) 889-2254. Website: www.stteresaauburn.com. United Methodist Gold Country Community Parish Pastor: Jan Brim. Services: Colfax United Methodist, 9:30 a.m. Sundays, 59 W. Church St., Colfax, (530) 346-2267. Dutch Flat United Methodist: 5:30 p.m. supper and 6:30 p.m. worship Sundays, 936 Stockton St., Dutch Flat, (530) 389-8836. Placer Hills United Methodist: 11 a.m. Sundays, 17250 Placer Hills Road, Meadow Vista, (530) 878-0651. Unity of Auburn Pastors: Revs. Karen and Mark Schindler. Services: 9 and 11 a.m. Sundays. Address: 1212 High St., Auburn. Phone: (530) 888-6489. Website: www.unityofauburn.com.