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 Faith Center Services: 10 a.m. Sundays. Address: Placer High School. 275 Orange St., Auburn. (530) 885-1787 or www.auburnfaithcenter.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 Remember to "Spring Forward" this weekend to avoid being late for this Sunday's message, "Come Home!", with scripture from Joshua 5:9-12, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, and Luke 15:1-3, 11b-14. Adult Bible study is at 9 a.m. and children's classes are at 10. The Women's Connection presents a six-week series, "Walk the Walk", continuing Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. The Ecumenical Lenten Service this Wednesday is at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at 7 p.m. The youth group W.O.W. meets Wednesday, from 6-8 p.m. for grades 6-12. W.I.S.E. meets Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. The weekly Prayer Hour is at noon on Thursday; choir practice is at 7 p.m. The Men's Breakfast Bible Study Group meets Friday at 7 a.m. at Denny's in the Bel Air Center. The Alzheimer's Care Group meets Friday March 19 at 10 a.m. Keenagers (active retirees) meet Tuesday March 23 at 11:30 a.m. at Sizzler: the speaker will be Greg Hegwer, CEO of the Auburn Gold Country Fairgrounds. Tickets are now available for the Seder Dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 1, with the service being conducted by Rabbi Richard Rubinstein of the Beth Yeshua Messianic Congregation in Sacramento. Tickets are $10 per adult and $5 for children 12 and under. 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. Bayside Auburn Join us this Sunday as Pastor Gene continues the series called “Kindle”. The message is entitled “Glide.” Senior Pastor: Gene Maynard. Services: 9 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday. 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 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: 8:30 and 10:30 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: Placer Hills Elementary School, 16801 Placer Hills Road, Meadow Vista. (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 What is good about death? Join Elevation Church as we remember and reflect on the death of Jesus at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 2 at Bell Road Baptist Church, 707 Bell Road, Auburn, CA 95603. (530) 886-8880. www.elevationlive.com. Sunday evenings from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Location: Bell Road Baptist, 707 Bell Road, Auburn. Sermon Series: Crossing the Line: Study of 1st and 2nd Peter. Pastor: Eric Van Patten. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: Web site: www.elevationlive.com. Faith Lutheran New schedule: One worship service at 9 a.m., coffee hour following, with Sunday school staring at 10:20 a.m. Woodstove Worship led by Youth and Family Minister, Joel Rothe. Will be held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month with a family potluck on the 3rd Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday: Bible study is at 6 p.m. followed by choir at 7. Wednesday men’s breakfast is at 6:30 a.m. at Sweetpeas, 9:30 a.m. Mom’s Bible study, 6:45 p.m. Christian meditation. Thursday morning Bible study continues. Pastor: Doug Zike. 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 Sunday the subject of the Lesson-Sermon is "Substance." Love, good, kindness and the like are real substance. Is what really lasts. The Wednesday testimony meeting begins at 7 p.m. Join us by teleconference. See website www.csauburn.com for instructions on how to sign on. The Reading Room is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday service and Sunday school begin at 10 a.m. Address: 1039 High Street, 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, March 14th at the Foothill Center for Spiritual Living (FCSL), 2945 1st St. in the DeWitt Center, Auburn at 9:30 a.m. with a 30-minute Visioning for the spiritual well-being of our community. This is followed by a 15-minute Heart Centering Meditation at 10 a.m. Our community spiritual leader and minister Rev. Maggie Buck is speaking at the main service in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. and her talk title is "The Gentle Nature of Spirit!" Jon DuFour is performing our sacred music. 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 This week Pastor Bill Vaughan will continue to teach from the book of First Peter. The men of Grace Bible study meets on Saturday mornings. The Youth Bible study meets on Wednesday evenings. The Ladies' Bible study meets Thursday 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 Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 258 Elm Ave., Auburn. (530) 823-1318. www.gcfauburn.org or firstname.lastname@example.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 Sunday’s 10:30 worship service “Embracing Love” is based on 2 Corinthians 5, a new creation. Dave’s Cave, hosted at New Faith presents Dana Hubbard’s acoustic blues Friday night at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door; $5 for students and children. Non-alcoholic drinks and desserts are available for purchase. New Faith continues to collect Kitchen Kit items for the Women’s Safe House, equipping women returning to apartment life. New Faith, a progressive Open & Affirming Church, meets at 540 Wall Street in Auburn. For more information, call 530-887-5477 or look on the web www.newfaithucc.org. Pastor: Rev. Dr. Gerry Paulsen. Services and Sunday school: 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 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) 887-7350 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 Worship Service: 9 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school for all ages at 10:30 a.m. Address: 3885 Richardson Drive, Auburn. (530) 823-9911 or www.apsnaz.org. Our office hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday. 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 Pastor: Rev. Catherine Linesch. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 190 Finley St. Auburn. (530) 823-0953 or www.auburnareauu.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 This week: join us on Sunday, March 14, 4th Sunday in Lent, when Pastor Don Lee’s Sermon Topic will be: ”When No is Yes: Process.” Adult Ministries: New Testament: Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Faith and Politics: Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Mothers of Pre-Schoolers: Thursday, March 18, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free Daycare for Children ages 0-10 years. “Sweet Life Café” Women’s Retreat: Saturday, March 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Youth: Sunday school: 9 a.m.; Pastor: Don Lee. Services: 9 a.m. (contemporary) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional) Sunday school 9 a.m. Address: 22559 West Hacienda Drive, near Lake of the Pines. (530) 268-6907 or www.sierrapinesumc.org. Spiritualist Chapel of the Pines 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: A “Special” Silent Auction While doing maintenance on the roof of St. Joseph Church, Kevin Letcher, found a necklace wedged on the top of a window. He climbed a ladder and using a wire was able to dislodge the piece of jewelry. Letcher gave the necklace to the St. Joseph Thrift Store. It was taken to OZ Jewelry in Old Town Auburn for evaluation by Catherine Rowe. Catherine cleaned the piece and after research found that the piece was an excellent copy of a “turn of the century” necklace. It is made of brass and copper with a genuine amethyst stone at its center and 2 fire cut purple glass beads at each end. The Thrift Store will hold a silent auction during the month of March. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The necklace can be viewed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parochial Administrator: Fr. Brian Atienza, and Fr. Arthur Najera. Deacons Richard Cadenasso, Jose Revelo and Mike Young. Masses: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. (Vigil) and Sunday, 7:30 a.m. 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, (Spanish) and 5 p.m. (Latin) Address: 1162 Lincoln Way, (530) 885-2956, www.auburncatholic.com. St. Luke’s Episcopal Worship services Sunday 8, 9:15 and 11 a.m. “Worship Services, Wednesday 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist and 7 p.m. Lenten Ecumenical Service at Bethlehem Lutheran Church…” Educational Opportunities include Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.: ‘Touched by Jesus’ & ‘e-merge’. Wednesday Bible study 11 a.m.: ’Conversations with Scripture: Jesus’ Parables’. Join us for our Early St, Patrick’s Day Potluck, this Sunday 5:30 p.m. Visit our historic sanctuary, open Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Pastor: Rev. Susan Plucker. Services: 8, 9:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday. 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 Pastor: David Poganski. Address: 275 Nation Drive, off Auburn Ravine Road near Ashford Park, in Auburn. (530) 885-5378. Pastor: David Poganski. 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 Pastor: Jan Brim. Services: Colfax United Methodist — 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 59 W. Church St., Colfax, (530) 346-2267. Dutch Flat United Methodist — 5:30 p.m. supper and 6:30 p.m. worship Sunday, 936 Stockton St., Dutch Flat, (530) 389-8836. Placer Hills United Methodist — 11 a.m. Sunday, 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.