Aglow - Grass Valley This week: The Sept. 13 meeting welcomes Rev. Rhonda Perryman and the Teen Challenge group of ladies from Lincoln. Almost new clothing donations will be collected. All women are invited to attend. Pastor: Revs. George and Lillie Parker, LionSong Ministries. Meeting: 9:45 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 13. Address: Esterly Hall at Nevada County Board of Realtor's Building, 336 Crown Point Circle, Grass Valley. (530) 432-9258. Auburn Grace Community Church This week: Pastor Phil Sparling is starting a series in Nehemiah at both Sunday services. The 55-plus adult Sunday school meets at 10:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Wednesday Nite Live resumes at 5 p.m. Wednesday with dinner. The new women's Bible study begins at 9 a.m. Wednesday. 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 This week: The Alzheimer's Support Group meets at 10 a.m. Friday. On Sunday, Pastor Ken Winter's message is "Do You Want to Be Healed?" with scripture from Matthew 9:27-31, Mark 9:14-29, and John 5:1-20. A healing service takes place following worship. The weekly prayer hour is at noon on Thursday. Choir practice resumes at 7 p.m. Thursday. The all-church camping trip to French Meadows is Sept. 14-16. Women's ministries presents a "Bits & Pieces" workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15, cost is $6 and includes lunch. Pastor: Ken Winter. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 13025 Bell Air Drive, Auburn. (530) 823-3916 or www.auburnpresbyterian.org. Auburn Seventh-day Adventist This week: Senior pastor Mike Speegle presents part three of his "The Table" series with "Let's Eat." Pastor: Mike Speegle. Services: 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Address: 12225 Rock Creek Road. (530) 885-4232. Auburn Sovereign Grace Fellowship This week: Main services are now at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings at the Canyon View Community Center. This Sunday Josh Winans will continue in his exposition of Colossians 3. Grace Groups, a small group ministry, have been reorganized and rescheduled and will continue in their study of the book of Genesis. A parenting seminar on video by Paul and Tedd Tripp entitled "The Case for Kids" will be held Sept. 21-22. Go online for more details. Pastor: Dr. Josh Winans. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: Canyon View Community Center, 471 Maidu Drive in Auburn. www.asgrace.org. Bell Road Baptist This week: Wednesday evening activities have begun - fellowship dinner at 5 p.m., Team KID at 5:30 p.m., various Bible classes at 6 p.m.(Bell Road University), and choir rehearsal at 7:15 p.m. On Friday, Sept. 14, The Roloffs will be at the church at 6 p.m. Dessert will follow. Free, reservations required. The seventh annual Children's Benefit Run will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Pastor: Rob Patterson. Services: 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Address: 707 Bell Road in Auburn. (530) 885-5212 or www.bellroad.org. Berean Bible Fellowship This week: Message is "The Hope of Redemption" Sunday. Pastor: Rev. Steve Reed. Assoc. 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. Calvary Bible Church On the Divide This week: "Comforted by your Faith Part II" from 1 Thessalonians Chapter 3:6-10. Pastor: Vince Paiz. Services: 11 a.m. Sunday. Address: 20801 Todd Valley Road, Foresthill. Celebration Community Fellowship This week: Join Worship Alive at 5 p.m. Saturday for a time of worship and prayer for our church and community. There will also be a special Kid's Alive for children ages 3 to fifth grade. Celebration offers a licensed American Sign language interpreter at the 10:30 a.m. service for the hearing impaired. 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. Elevation Church This week: Pastor Eric Van Patten will begin a new series coming up this Sunday entitled "Roots" about understanding roles of men, women and children. The first sermon is "Spare of the Divine." Pastor: Eric Van Patten. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: Pine Hills Adventist School, 13500 Richards Lane, Auburn. www.elevationlive.com. First Baptist Church This week: "Latter Day Scoffers" is the title of the message for Sunday morning from the book of II Peter. "Isaac and Family" will be the evening message from the book of Genesis. The Case for Kids Parenting Seminar will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. For more information call pastor Mark at (530) 885-8458. AWANA (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed) Kids club will be starting up again from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday for kids 2 through sixth grade. They will meet every Sunday evening from then on at 5:45 p.m. through the school year. FBC Men's Retreat is set for Sept. 14-15 at Sky Mountain. Special speaker is pastor Stu Fraser. Cost is $80. Senior pastor: Gaylen Smith. Services: 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Address: 139 E. Placer St. Auburn. (530) 885-8458 or www.fbcauburn.com. First Church of Christ, Scientist This week: The Lesson-Sermon for this Sunday is "Man." Reading room is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 1039 High St. (Gold Country Mall). First Congregational This week: "Finishing What You Start" based on Luke 14:25-33 is the Sunday sermon. Special music will be provided by Carole Darlington, flute; Lois Merth, violin; and Jane Roach, piano. These three performers will be presenting a short concert at noon next Sunday, Sept. 16, in the sanctuary of the church. Senior and junior high youth groups begin from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Beginning Tuesday, "Spiritwind" will host a series entitled "Our Spiritual Journeys" from 7 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday. Pastor: Rev. Rick Kuykendall. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn. (530) 885-9087. Foothill Community Church of Religious Science This week: Sunday's lesson by Rev. Wayna Scovell is "I Experience My Own Power." Soloist is Kate Muris. Music Director is Susan Carlson. Pastor: Rev. Wayna Scovell. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Address: 2945 First St. (DeWitt Center). (530) 823-6986. The Good News Project This week: Prayer healing from 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Sundays. Address: Sierra Vista Covenant Church, 10064 Streeter Road, Unit 5, off Highway 49 near Combie Road. (530) 432-0458. Grace Bible Church This week: Pastor Bill Vaughan will continue to preach from the book of Colossians. The young adult/college Bible study meets on Wednesday evenings. The Men of Grace Bible study meets on Saturday morning. The ladies' Bible study meets Tuesday evenings.Pastor-teacher: Bill Vaughan. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 3050 Bell Road, Auburn. (530) 878-3813 or www.gracebible.org. Grace Christian Fellowship This week: A barbecue honoring first responders and their families, will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday, public is welcome. "The Cross and The Towers" movie will be shown at 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, public is welcome. "Becoming What God Intended" women's Bible study is at 9:30 a.m. at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Men's meeting is at 7 a.m. Saturday. Pastor: Darren Bills. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 258 Elm Ave., Auburn. (530) 823-1318. Newcastle United Methodist This week: The sermon will be "Joy in the Journey." Pastor: David Kim. Services: 8 a.m. (meditation) and 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 410 Buena Vista Ave. in Newcastle. (916) 663-2250. New Faith UCC This week: The theme for Sunday is "Freed from Slavery." Sunday School resumes during worship this Sunday. New Faith's all-church family picnic is at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, in Christian Valley with music, barbecue, and games for the kids. Dave's CAve at New Faith resumes its fall concert schedule at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, with artists Anderson-Gram. Homemade desserts, soda and coffee are available for purchase. Tickets $12 at the door, $5 for children and students. Pastor: Rev. Dr. Gerry Paulsen. Services: 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 This week: Grand opening this Sunday with one service only at 10 a.m. at Auburn Elementary School. Sunday's message is "Honor The Past ... Envision The Future." Sport's life: Golf at Black Oak at 3:30 p.m., this Sunday. lifeGroups: Women's Bible dtudy begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11. Pastor: Bill Jenkins. Services: 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Address: 11400 Lariat Ranch Road (Auburn Elementary School). (530) 887-7350 or www.newlifeauburn.org. Scientology Mission of Auburn This week: Is it possible to be happy? How to live with children. Handling confusions in the workaday world. Man's search for his soul. These subjects and more are covered in the book "Scientology, A New Slant on Life," by L. Ron Hubbard. You can get it at the mission. Hours: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Sunday. Address: 4035 Highway 49, Suite J, Auburn. (530) 886-0650. Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists This week: Gathering of the Waters, an intergenerational service, will be held Sunday. Bring a vial of water from a place that is sacred or special to you, to commingle in the common bowl. Jason File, the new director of Religious Education, will be introduced and religious educators will be dedicated. Picnic after the service. Lay Leader: Larry Smith. Pastor: Rev. Catherine Linesch. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 190 Finley St., Auburn. (530) 823-0953 or www.auburnareauu.org. Sierra Pines United Methodist Church This week: Friday Fun Night will be held Friday at the fairgrounds. Homecoming Sunday is Sept. 9 with one service at 10 a.m. and a picnic following. Pastor Don's topic is "Homeward Bound." Pasta Frenzy Tickets for Sept. 22 will be on sale Sundays. An informational member inquiry class will be held Sept 16 and 23. Pastor: Don Lee. Services: 9 a.m. (contemporary) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional) Sunday. Address: 22559 West Hacienda Drive, near Lake of the Pines. (530) 268-6907 or www.sierrapinesumc.com. Sonrise Church This week: Pastor Gene will begin a new series entitled "The Presence" with part one called "Desire." Worship will be led by Riley Armstrong, a Sonrise church worship pastor candidate. Senior pastor: Gene Maynard. Services: 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Address: 12225 Rock Creek Road, Auburn. (530) 885-9400 or www.sonrise.org. Spiritualist Chapel of the Pines This week: Healing services begin at 10 a.m. conducted by Edith Norton. Following will be an inspirational speech by Rev. John Brooker. All message services are held at 7 p.m. each Friday, this week hosted by Patricia Hudson, medium. Pastor: Rev. George Brenner. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Friday. Address: 457 Grass Valley Highway, Suite 7, Auburn. (530) 823-1816 or www.spiritualistchapelofthepines.com. St. Joseph Catholic Church This week: The first Parish Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, with food, games, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Pastor: Father Glenn Dare. Masses: 5:30 p.m Saturday Vigil and 7:30am, 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. (Spanish). Sunday. Address: 1162 Lincoln Way. (530) 885-2956, www.auburncatholic.com. St. Luke's Episcopal This week: The three service winter schedule begins this Sunday. Sunday School resumes at 9:30 a.m. Services: 8, 9:15 (family service with junior choir) and 11 a.m. (with adult choir) Sunday. Health & Healing Eucharist service at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Address: 124 Orange St., Auburn. (530) 885-2316 or www.stlukesauburn.org. St. Mark's Anglican Church This week: The annual church picnic will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, following the regular service. A map will be available with directions to the picnic. If you need a ride please call (916) 652-5736 to arrange transportation. Sunday worship is followed by coffee, tea and light refreshments in the Parish Hall. Pastors: Revs. James Wilson and Edward Wolf. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 5983 Webb St. Loomis. (916) 652-5736 or www.findpeacewithchrist.org. St. Paul Lutheran This week: The church's 60th anniversary will be celebrated Sunday with a picnic at noon. Sunday is also Rally Day, the start of the new education year. Sunday's sermon topic is "Called to Stand Together" based upon Philemon 3-6. Pastor: David Poganski. Services: 9 a.m. Sunday. Address: 275 Nation Drive, off Auburn Ravine Road, in Auburn. (530) 885-5378. St. Peter's Anglican Church This week: It will be the fourteenth Sunday after Trinity. Rev. W.W. Skinner will be preaching from Phillipians 4:4-13. First and third Sundays are Holy Communion and Sunday school. Second and fourth Sundays are morning prayer and Sunday school. Pastors: Rev. W.W. Skinner and Deacon Hollis Whitten. Services: 10 a.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Holy Communion Wednesdays. Address: 185 Hoffman Ave., Auburn. (530) 885-6805. St. Teresa of Avila Pastor: Father Michael Carroll. Masses: 5 p.m. Saturday and 8:30, 11 a.m, and 5 p.m. Sunday. (530) 889-2254 or www.auburncatholic.com. Unity of Auburn This week: "Questions Thinking People Ask About the Bible: Everyone Interprets the Bible" is Sunday's topic. Guest soloist will be Brenda Boston. 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.