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 This week: As we gear up for the Thanksgiving Holiday, we need to keep in mind what we can truly be grateful for. Pastor Trish will begin a study on thankfulness this week with her sermon, "We Want to Thank You Lord." Come join us. Services begin at 10 a.m. at 11946 Masters Court, Auburn (off Hwy. 49 and across from Les Schwab Tires). 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 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 (formerly Sonrise Church) 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. 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 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 Vince Paiz 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 on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 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 yrs. old. College & Career Group meets on Sunday mornings at 9 a.m. FBC’s Youth meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at FBC. Friday, Oct. 30 the youth will participate in a canned food drive. 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 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 Sunday is Nov. 8th! Begin the morning at 9:30 a.m. with a 30-minute Visioning for the future of our church. A 15-minute Heart Centering Meditation follows at 10 a.m. Talk title for the main service beginning at 10:30 a.m. is "The Law of Wholeness: You Are Magnificent." Jon DuFour is featured soloist for the sacred music. The memorial service for Norm Wood, is scheduled for 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 7 at the church. A potluck follows at Kathy Wood’s home, 1530 Wimbledon Drive in Auburn. For more information, call the FCSL office at (530) 823-6986.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 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 email@example.com. 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 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, Nov 8 for a special Youth Service: Children, Youth and Youth Band participating. United Methodist Men: Saturday, Nov 7th at 8 a.m., United Methodist Women: Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. 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. Pastor: Don Lee. Services: 9 a.m. (contemporary) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional). Sunday school is a 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: Calling All Squires. The Columbian Squires is the youth organization of the Knight of Columbus. Catholic young men between the ages of 12 and 18 can become Squires. St. Achilleus Squires Circle No. 5143, the Squires Circle of Knights of Columbus Auburn Council No. 6149, is holding a reorganization meeting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 8 in the Large Conference Room. All squires, young men who wish to become Squires, and their parents are invited to attend. The chief counselor for the Squires Circle No. 5143 is Knight Jeff Jones. Jeff can be reached at (530) 367-3033, cell (530) 906-4093 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Jeff if you need more information. 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 St. Luke's Episcopal Church invites its members and the community to an Evensong service at 5 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 8 for favorite hymns and a potluck supper following. Come and share fellowship and tasty foods. No charge. St. Luke’s is located at 125 Orange Street, Auburn - corner of Lewis and Orange Streets. Pastor: Rev. Susan Plucker. Services: 8, 9:15 and 11 a.m. Sunday. (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.