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 This Saturday, Nov. 14 is the annual APC Christmas Fair, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with something for the entire family: quality hand-crafted craft items, delicious baked goods, previously-owned treasures, ladies' boutique, raffle prizes, food, and entertainment. This Sunday's message is "Why Can't She/He Be More Like Me?' with scripture from Genesis 1:24-28, 2:18-24, and 18:1-15. Adult Bible study is at 9 a.m. and children's classes are at 10. 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. Help is needed for APC's entry in this year's Festival of Lights Parade on Dec. 5. Contact Karl Simon if you can help work on the floats. Keenagers (active retirees) meet on Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m. (no meeting in November). Sunday service: 10 AM. 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 This week: Join us as Pastor Gene continues the series entitled “Revival”. The message is “Stuff 101: Coming to Grips with Who Owns the “Stuff.”” Worship 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. For more information call (530) 885-9400 or visit 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 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 This Saturday, Nov. 14 is the Annual Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church. This Sunday, Nov. 15: Just one church service at 9:30 followed by annual meeting and potluck. Next week return to the Fall schedule: Two services: 8:30 and 11 a.m. with coffee, fellowship and Christian Education classes in between. Each first and third Sunday at 5:30 p.m. is a simple potluck followed by the new Woodstove Worship led by Youth and Family Minister, Joel Rothe. Tuesday: Bible study at 6 p.m. followed by choir at 7 (note change). Thursday morning Bible study begins. Pastor: Doug Zike. Address: 1115 Combie Road in Meadow Vista. (530) 878-1870 or www.faithmv.net. First Baptist Church This Sunday morning John Trafton will be preaching. Pastor Stuart Fraser will preach at the evening service. AWANA (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed) kids program (3 years through 6th grade) meets on Sunday evenings at 5:45 p.m. FBC will be hosting a live simulcast “Focus on Parenting” seminar from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14. Cost is $25 for the seminar and $5 for Subway lunch if requested. Register online at website below. Keynote speaker is Larry Fowler, AWANA author and senior executive. FBC’s Fall Harvest Dinner and Concert is set for Saturday, Nov. 21. Hors d’oeuvres at 5 p.m., dinner seating at 5:45. The concert is set for 7 p.m. featuring, God’s Country Band. Cost is $8 per adult, $5 per children 3–10 years old. College & Career Group meets on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. FBC’s Youth meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at FBC. Sunday school classes for all ages meet each Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday services: 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Address: 139 E. Placer St. Auburn, (530) 885-8458, or www.fbcauburn.com. First Church of Christ, Scientist Get a new sense of who we are as God's immortal man. The Lesson-Sermon for this Sunday is "Mortals and Immortals." Wednesday testimony meeting begins at 7 p.m. Reading Room is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Church and Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. at 1039 High Street, Auburn. 510-885-4811. Visit website: www.scauburn.com. Church 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 This week: We begin this Sunday, Nov. 15 with a 15-minute heart centering , meditation at 10 a.m. upstairs in the loft. Rev. Maggie Buck's talk title for the main service beginning at 10:30 a.m. is "Awaken to God's Grace." The November Board of Trustees meeting takes place after the service this Sunday. Brenda Boston is the featured soloist for our sacred music. Gratitude is the spiritual theme this month. The November Board of Trustees Meeting takes place after the service this Sunday, also. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Address: 2945 First St. (DeWitt Center). (530) 823-6986 or www.fccrs.net. 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: Elder David Kramer will preach from the book of Philippians. Sunday evening we will meet for a potluck dinner and an evening of prayer and praise. The Men of Grace Bible study meets on Saturday morning. The Ladies' Bible study meets Thursday evenings. The Youth Bible study meets on Wednesday 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: Tuesday, 8:30 a.m., men's meeting. Tuesday, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. WOW Bible Study, "He Speaks to Me" with Priscilla Shirer. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. first and third Wednesday of the month for the 8-week “True Faced Home Group Bible study." Invite your friends; it's never too late to join. Childcare provided. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Intercessory prayer. Saturday, 7 a.m. men's meeting. Nov. 22 - Giving Thanksgiving! Grace will be giving out full turkey dinners to those in need. 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 This Sunday, Pastor David will talk about “Finding Security in God.” Two worship services are available each Sunday. At 8 a.m. the service is focused on meditation. The family service is at 10 a.m. Childcare, children’s Sunday school, and youth group is provided during the 10 a.m. service. Fellowship and service opportunities include the men’s breakfast group, ladies luncheons, choir, kids choir, guitar lessons, FAITH Fridays for youth, Bible study, Stephen Ministry, and community lunches. The Newcastle United Methodist Church is located at 410 Buena Vista Ave., in Newcastle. For more information call (916) 663-2250. 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 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 when Pastor Don Lee’s Sermon Topic will be “Yes!” An Evening of Thanksgiving for the Whole Family: Giant-Screen Panoramic Slide Show: “O Sing to the Lord, All the Earth!” presented by Rev. Don Baldwin. Friday, Nov. 13. Adult Studies: “Prayer and Spirit”: with Pastor Don: Wednesdays at 6 p.m. “Old Testament” with Mavis Isaacson: Thursdays at 6 p.m. “First Light” with Cathy Tolman Fridays at 10:30 a.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. Sunday School at 9 a.m. For more information telephone the Church Office at (530) 268-6907 or visit website www.sierrapinesumc.org. 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.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: “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” St. Joseph Parish Fourth Annual Christmas Boutique, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 Sunday, Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. in the large Conference Room. Unique Handmade crafts from local talented artists. Homemade treats such as Jams, Jellies and Tamales! St. Nicholas will be flying in from the North Pole to visit and take a photo with the children. Parish Thrift Store will be open for your shopping convenience with great holiday deals! Stop by “Rudolph’s Kitchen” and purchase an array of delicious desserts including traditional holiday favorites: fudge, cookies, cakes, breads, pies, brownies and much more. We will collect canned goods for the poor as well. Proceeds from this event will benefit needy families of our parish community. 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 a.m., 12:30 p.m., (Spanish) and 5 p.m. (Latin). Address: 1162 Lincoln Way, (530) 885-2956, www.auburncatholic.com. St. Luke’s Episcopal 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 This Sunday for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost, Pastor will talk about “Buildings That Last” based on Mark 13:1-2. Pre-service praise singing begins at 8:45 a.m. Worship Service is at 9 a.m. After the service, there will be a statue dedication for the refurbished Jesus statue, followed by refreshments and fellowship, then Youth and Adult Education Hour at 10:30 a.m. Youth Choir will rehearse at 11:30 a.m. Confirmation class is Monday at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, men's breakfast is at 6:30 a.m., (women are welcome). Wednesday is Bible Study at 10 a.m. at a member’s home. Adult Chime Choir will be at 7 p.m., and Adult Choir will be at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, the LWML Ladies’ group crafts will begin at 10 a.m., followed by lunch and Bible Study at noon. 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.