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 Church of Christ Steve Melton, minister of the Good News. Auburn Church of Christ meets in the DeWitt Center (11577 E Avenue at the corner of 1st and E behind Home Depot) at 9 a.m. for Bible class and 10 a.m. for worship on Sunday mornings. For more information contact us using one of the following ways: (530) 823-5683 (LOVE); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Facebook page. www.facebook.com/AuburnChurchOfChrist or visit website www.auburnchurchofchrist.com.
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 email@example.com or visit www.alcauburn.org/.
Bayside Auburn Join us Easter Sunday to celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection. Pastor Gene’s message is entitled “Making Sense of Life’s Lemons”. Service times are at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Don’t miss the opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Easter. Prayer stations are available on Good Friday, March 29, from noon to 6 p.m. Take advantage of this unique experience of reflection, solitude and intimacy. A Tenebrae service will follow at 7 p.m. to focus our hearts on the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. 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 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 Good Friday Services will be held at noon on Friday, March 29 at Calvary Chapel Auburn, located at 1101 Auburn Ravine Road. Calvary hosts sunrise services at 6 a.m. Sunday, March 31, at the Placer High School Stadium. Easter Services at Calvary Auburn at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Join them for breakfast before or after all Easter morning services at Calvary. Starbucks coffee and a light breakfast will be served in the cafe. There is no cost. Bring the whole family and invite a friend. 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 Good Friday Worship 7 p.m. Easter Sunday: two worship services: 8 a.m. featuring the FLC Choir and flowering of the cross followed by brunch and fellowship in the Fireside Room; then 10 a.m. featuring special music, a piece by the choir and flowering of the cross also followed by brunch and fellowship in the Fireside Room. Interim Pastor: Jack Kahle. 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 joy of the risen Christ is the theme of this week's Bible Lesson "Reality". The Wednesday testimony meeting begins at 7 p.m. If you are unable to join us in person, join us by teleconference. Testimonies of healing through the study of Christian Science are a part of the meeting. See website www.csauburn.com for instruction on how to call in. Reading Room hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, the "Bible" and other inspirational items are for sale. It is a quiet place to pray and/or rest. We invite you to enjoy our beautiful uptown location. Church service and Sunday school begin at 10 a.m. Childcare is provided. Address is 994 Lincoln Way Auburn (530) 885-4811 (Across the street from the State Theater) www.csauburn.com.
First Congregational Church of Auburn, UCC Pastor: Rev. Daniel Spacek. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn. (530) 885-9087.
Foothill Center for Spiritual Living This Easter Sunday, March 31, spiritual leader, Rev. Maggie Buck and the Celebration Choir will lead the service. Come join us! We are a community that values and supports each other in our spiritual awakening. We are committed to practical spirituality for everyday living. All of our activities are grounded in faith, nurtured with love and guided by Spirit. Come celebrate with us on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. for a 15-minute Silent Meditation followed by the service at 10:30 a.m. We are located at 2945 1st St. in the DeWitt Center, Auburn. For directions, visit www.FCSLiving.org or 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 This week in worship: Randy Ott presents the message, based on Luke 15:1–3, 11–32, “Re-Membering Grace.” One Great Hour of Sharing OCWM will be collected. 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 Baptist Church The leading explorer for the infamous Noah's Ark, Dr. Randall Price will be speaking about his adventures in locating the ark at the Alpha and Omega Prophecy and Creation Conference this April (10-14) at Shasta Bible College in Redding (2951 Goodwater Ave.) and other local churches. Along with Dr. Price, Creation Scientist expert Dr. John Morris who has also searched for the ark on Mt. Ararat will be speaking at Sierra Baptist Church (2215 Auburn Folsom Rd.) on April 14 at 10:45 a.m. on the hot topic of Creation and God. The events are free and open to the public. More information is available at www.shasta.edu or call 1-800-800-4SBC
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 Foothills Unitarian Universalists SFUU currently offers one Sunday service with a start time of 10 a.m. Starting Sept. 9, SFUU will offer two Sunday services, one starting at 9 a.m. and the second starting at 11a.m. 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. 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 Join us on Easter Sunday on March 31 with Pastor Alison Berry. Adult Lenten Study “The Rising”: meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 10 a.m. Good Friday Service is at 7 p.m. March 29. Easter Sunday services, March 31: Sunrise 6:30 a.m., Contemporary: 9 a.m. Traditional: 10:30 a.m. United Methodist Men Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. following the Sunrise Service. 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) “Hilltop Kids” Sunday school is at 9 am. For more information, telephone the Church Office at (530) 268-6907 and visit website: www.sierrapinesumc.org.
Skyline church of Christ Our physical address is not the same as our church address because we rent the senior center so our physical address is 11577 E street Auburn, CA 95603, sermon time is 10 a.m., group meeting times are Wednesday's at 6 p.m. and Thursday's at 7 p.m. and ladies Bible class at 10 a.m. Thursday's. Pastor: Steve Melton. Website is www.auburnchurchofchrist.com, and phone number is 1 (530) 823-5683.
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: 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). 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 Tonight the Good Friday service will be at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, the Easter Egg Hunt will be at Ashford Park at 10 a.m. sharp. Come early to park, because it starts right on time and it’s over in two minutes. Bring your own baskets. At the end, empty your candy into your baskets and turn your eggs in for a ticket to win prizes. This is a rain or shine event – if it rains, come anyway and someone will give you candy in your car. On Sunday for Easter Sunday as we celebrate the Resurrection of Our Lord, the sermon Topic will be “Come and See – Go and Tell” based on Mark 16:6-7. This service will offer the optional rite of anointing of oil. After the service, there will be an Easter brunch, then Bible study/youth group from 11-11:30 a.m. On Tuesday, Bible Breakfast will be at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, the LWML Ladies group will meet at a member’s home to work on quilts at 10 a.m., and then have lunch and Bible Study at noon. Pastor: David Poganski. Church address: 275 Nation Drive, off Auburn Ravine Road, 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. 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.