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 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 http://www.alcauburn.org/. Bayside Auburn Join us this Sunday as Pastor Gene continues the series “Jesus in His Own Words” from the gospel of Luke. Our service times are 9:15 and 11 a.m.; don’t miss the opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Easter. Prayer stations available on Good Friday, April 6, from noon to 6 p.m. Take advantage of this unique experience of reflection, solitude and intimacy, followed by a service at 7 p.m. to focus our hearts on the suffering and death of Jesus. 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: 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 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 This week: The Bible states "The Lord will light my darkness." This weeks Lesson-Sermon "Unreality" deals with things that are real vs. things that are unreal. Light vs. darkness. The Wednesday testimony meeting begins at 7 p.m. If you can't joins us in person join us by teleconference. See our website www.csauburn.com for instructions on how to call in. The Reading Room is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 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 Pastor: Rev. Rick Kuykendall. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn. (530) 885-9087. Foothill Center for Spiritual Living We begin this Sunday, April 1 at FCSL with a 15-minute Silent Meditation at 10 a.m., upstairs in the FCSL loft. Spiritual leader, Rev. Maggie Buck’s talk title is “Life is What You Make It" 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 a.m. Brenda Boston is the guest soloist. 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. Mercy Center Auburn Good Friday Taize-Tenebrae Service, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6, at Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, 535 Sacramento Street, Auburn, CA 95603. This service of worship is taken from two Christian prayer forms: the early Christian service of Tenebrae, the Latin word for "darkness" or "shadows," and Taizé Prayer of simple harmonized chant. The service incorporates silence and Sacred Scripture to enhance the expression of an invisible communion, not only with the crucified Jesus, but with the suffering amid and all around us. Participants gather in light, enter into the gradual darkness, and depart in silence. All are welcome. For further questions or information, call (530) 887-2019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Happy 17th Birthday New Faith. This Week in Worship, Shannon Detzer and the Not-Quite-Ready-for-Full-House Players present the 6th in our Lenten worship series: Praying Though the Senses. Sacred Drama ~ “Liz’ Stratagem for Peace” New Faith. 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 Palm Sunday, April 1, with our Pastor Alison Berry, returning from Haiti with the Mission Team. Junior High and High School Ages: Youth Group on Sundays from 4-6 p.m. Adult Bible Class: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.; Disciple 1: Overview of the Bible with Pastor Alison and Cathy Tolman. Women’s Book Club on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Hands on Healing: Saturday at 1:30 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 our website at 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: Parish Thrift Store - New spring and summer clothes are arriving daily. Mink stole: $60 (a total of 4 minks) New Oster bread machine: $50 (with instruction book), 15 Quart Stock Pot, Double carafe coffee maker, White Golf Bag, Bicycle helmets, Clothes Steamer, Stereo equipment, Lime green suede jacket $10, Long brown silk and wool sweater $5, Summer and Winter Shoes. We have a new selection of dishes, glasses and cups! Thrift Store Hour: Monday- Wednesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Pastor: Fr. Brian Atienza, Deacons Richard Cadenasso, and Mike Young. Masses: Saturday, 5 pm. (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, 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 This week: If we don’t get rained out, we’ll be going to the River Cats vs. A’s game tonight. As we celebrate Palm Sunday, the Sermon topic will be “Rejoice! Your King Is Coming to You” based on Zechariah 9:9-10. 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. Wednesday, Chime Choir will practice at 7: p.m., and Adult Choir at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, the LWML ladies will have crafts at 10 a.m., then lunch and Bible study at noon at a member’s home; Maundy Thursday Service will be at 7:30 p.m.; and Easter Egg stuffing for the Easter Egg Hunt at Ashford Park on Saturday the 7th will be at 8:15 p.m. 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.