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 Sunday Services: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Pastor: Phil Sparling. Address: 3126 Olympic Way, Auburn. (530) 823-8330 or www.auburngrace.com. Auburn Presbyterian Auburn Presbyterian is located at 13025 Bell Air Dr., Auburn (corner of Bell and New Airport Roads) Ample parking. Refreshments available. Sunday service: 10 a.m. 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 series 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. 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. 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 11:00 a.m. (non-traditional w/ praise band) Sunday. Address: 1279 High St. in Auburn. (530) 885-4515 or www.bethlehemlutheranauburn.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: 383 Nevada Street in Auburn 95603. (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 Elevation Church , 609 Auburn-Folsom Road, Auburn, CA 95603. (530) 886-8880 or www.el-church.com. services on Sundays 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Faith Lutheran Services: One service during the summer at 9:30 a.m. Senior Moments lunch is set for noon on Tuesday, July 24 at the Kirkpatrick home (878-7928) to help celebrate Pastor Zike?s more than 20 years of service to this congregation. Bring appetizers or side dishes. Hamburgers and dessert will be provided. Pastor: Doug Zike. Church 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 Freedom! Truth, God is the only source of all true freedom. The Lesson-Sermon for this week "Truth". Wednesday Testimony Meeting begins at 7 p.m. If you can't join us in person, join us by teleconference. See website www.csauburn.com for instruction on how to call in. Reading Room hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Church service and Sunday school begin at 10 a.m. Childcare is provided. Address: 994 Lincoln Way, Auburn (530) 885-4811 www.csauburn.com. First Congregational Church of Auburn, UCC Vacation Bible School is being prepared for Aug. 6-10. Children ages three to going into 8th grade are welcome. For information call Cherie in the church office Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday's sermon will be based on Ephesians 2: 16-22. Sundays begin with a Prayer Circle with the Pastor at 8:30 a.m. in the Rock Garden, then Church service is at 10 a.m. Children will be in church through the children's conversation before going to Sunday school. Come join us in Overmiller Hall after church for Mix and Mingle. Enjoy fellowship and coffee and refreshments. Pastor: Rev. Daniel Spacek. Church address: 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn. (530) 885-9087. Church email: email@example.com Church website: http://1ccauburn.org/. Pastor: Rev. Daniel Spacek. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn. (530) 885-9087. Foothill Center for Spiritual Living We begin this Sunday, at FCSL with a 15-minute silent meditation at 10 a.m., upstairs in the FCSL loft. Spiritual leader, Rev. Maggie Buck. Mount Shasta Keyboardist, Harmonica and Tabla Player Anton Mizerak and singer, Laura Berryhill are coming this Sunday, July 22 to Foothill Center for Spiritual Living, 2945 I Street, Auburn, CA 95603. Beginning at 12 Noon there will be Transformational Healing Music, Celtic Songs and Chants from around the world for a love offering. Everyone is welcome! Stay after church; bring a lunch and a friend. For directions to FCSL, consult website, www.FCSLiving.org and for more information, call (530) 823-6986 or go to: firstname.lastname@example.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 This Week in Worship: Sunday, July 22, David Loufbourrow presents Ephesians: Part II. Regular Worship: Services and Sunday school: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 540 Wall Street in the Pamelot School of Dance: Mail: 2280 Grass Valley Hwy., No. 202, Auburn, CA 95603. Phone (530) 887-5477 or www.newfaithucc.org. Pastor: Rev. Dr. Gerry Paulsen. 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 First Baptist Church Sierra First Baptist will host a series of discussions on Sunday evenings starting Jan. 15 regarding creation vs. evolution and other weekly topics. The church will use current scientific events, movies and other resources to examine the boundary where science and faith meet and what it really means. Talks will be held from 6:30-8 p.m., coordinated by Kevin and TJ Nations. The church is at 39390 Alta Bonnynook Road, Alta. For more information call (530) 389-2168. No cost to attend. 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 join us on Sunday, July 22, with Pastor Alison Berry! We will soon be welcoming our new Family Ministries Director, Ruth Ridgway! United Methodist Men: 1st Saturday monthly at 8 a.m. United Methodist Women: 2nd Wednesday monthly at 10:30 a.m. Sept-June. Scouting Troops are active! Junior High and High School ages: youth group on Sundays from 4-6 p.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?: Sunday school at 9 a.m. For more information telephone the Church Office at (530) 268-6907 and visit website www.sierrapinesumc.org. Spiritualist Chapel of the Pines The Spiritualist Chapel of the Pines is located at 457 Grass Valley Hwy., No. 7 in Auburn. Church services are held on Sundays at 10 a.m. 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: Fundraiser ? Help support family catechism, July 22, from 9 a.m. to 1p.m., and July 29, from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Religious art and statues, generously donated by the Carmelite Sisters in Georgetown, will be available for a silent auction. The proceeds will benefit Family Catechism. There are many beautiful works of art, for example: St. Therese, Padre Pio, St. Joseph, Holy Family, and much more. Come view them in the large conference room. Final bids are due on July 29 by 11:30 a.m. You can come by the office anytime during office hours to make bids for the bake sale as well. Pastor: Father Cesar Ageas, Deacons Richard Cadenasso, and Mike Young. Masses: Saturday, 5 p.m. (Vigil) and Sunday, 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish). Sunday (Foresthill) 4 p.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation: Every Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m.-also by appointment. Every Sunday (Foresthill) 3:15 - 3:45 p.m. Sunday (Spanish) 11:15 a.m. Address 1162 Lincoln Way, (530) 885-2956, www.auburncatholic.com, Also follow us on ? Facebook/St Joseph Church. 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 It?s time for an Amazing Desert Journey Vacation Bible School! Tomorrow we?ll have a church work day to make sure everything is nice and clean. On Sunday after education hour, we?ll be decorating. From Monday the 23rd through Friday the 27th, all children ages three through those going into 6th grade, as well as teen helpers, are invited to join in the fun at our Amazing Desert Journey as they learn about Jesus and the Sahara Desert. Next Friday the 27th, there will be a program and lunch for students and their families. All of this is free. We will be taking an optional offering for an organization that provides clean water in many countries. For more information and to register, go to http://vbs.cph.og/tools/RegisterStudents.aspx?evdi+489&Church+64E0F987 or call the church. This Sunday for the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, the Sermon Topic will be ?Bad and Good News? based on Jeremiah 23:1-6. The Service will be at 9 a.m., followed by refreshments and fellowship, then Education Hour at 10:30 a.m. 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 This week: Services: 9:30 a.m. Colfax United Methodist Church; 11 a.m. Placer Hills Community United Methodist Church and 5 p.m. Dutch Flat Methodist Church. Pastor: Jan Brim. Addresses: Colfax United Methodist, 59 W. Church St., Colfax, (530) 346-2267. Dutch Flat United Methodist, 936 Stockton St., Dutch Flat, (530) 389-8836. Placer Hills United Methodist, 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.