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: Visit Auburn Community Church of God this Sunday at 10 a.m. for worshipping in song, praise, and The Word. Pastor Trish will be speaking on The "Prodigal Father," highlighting Luke 15:11-32. FCSL is located at 11946 Masters Court, Auburn (off Hwy. 49 across from Les Schwab Tire Shop. 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 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 Join us this Sunday as Pastor Gene continues the series “Re-exploring Church: No Additives, No Preservatives” a study in Acts 1 and 2. Services are at 9:15 and 11 a.m. Church - Boring…Not Here at Bayside Auburn. September is a huge, have fun in church, “Get in the Game” month. Here are some of the events coming up: Next 3 Sunday mornings - Ministry Fair, Sept. 12 - BBQ after the second service, Sept. 15 - Women’s Bible study begins, Sept. 18 - Prayer Walk from 7-9 p.m. and Sept. 19 – Family Game Night. Come join us! Senior Pastor: Gene Maynard. Service Address: 450 Nevada St. 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 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 Summer schedule: One worship service at 9 a.m., coffee hour following. 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 third Sunday at 5:30 p.m. 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 week: Rejoice in God's Glory, true Substance. The Bible lesson of the Sunday is "Substance.” Wednesday testimony meeting begins at 7 p.m. If you can't join us in person join us by teleconference. See our website www.csauburn.com for instruction on how to call in. Reading Room hours at 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Church service and Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Childcare is provided. 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, Sept. 12th at FCSL with a 15-minute Heart Centering Meditation at 10 a.m. upstairs in the loft. Our spiritual leader, Rev. Maggie Buck is speaking this Sunday at the one-hour service in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m, and her talk title is "Finding Peace!" Our sacred music is performed by Jon DuFour. For directions to FCSL, consult website, www.FCSLiving.org, and for more information, call (530) 823-6986. Services: 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Address: 2945 First St. (DeWitt Center). (530) 823-6986 or www.fcsliving.org. 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. 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 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. Celebrate Recovery offered every Friday: 6 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. music, testimonies, teaching; 8 p.m. group meetings; 9 p.m. Solid Rock 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 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, Sept. 12, for one Homecoming Sunday Service at 10 a.m. Pastor Don Lee’s Message will be: “Ordinary People: Samuel.” New Fall Classes! Bible study with Pastor Don: Fridays 2-3 p.m. beginning Sept 10. “Faith and American Politics”: Sept 24-Nov 5: Fridays 10-11:30 a.m. with Cathy Tolman and: Sept 16-Oct 28: Thursdays 7-8:30 pm with Fred Skeen ($16 for materials). Youth: Sunday school: 9 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. Pastor: Don Lee. For more information telephone the Church Office at 530-268-6907 and visit website 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: Religious Education news: Family Catechism Kick Off Party, Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Meet the teachers, food, prayer and music. Catechist Ministry Day! -Saturday, Sept. 18, Sign up in the office if you are in a teaching role in the parish. This is a wonderful day filled with enriching workshops, keynote speakers, really good lunch and Mass with Bishop Soto. The theme this year is Matrimony Sacrament of Enduring Love. This is one day you don't want to miss. Parochial Administrator: Fr. Brian Atienza, Deacons Richard Cadenasso, and Mike Young. Masses: Saturday, 5 p.m., (Vigil) and Sunday, 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. (Spanish) and 5 p.m. (Latin). 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) 11:30 a.m. Address: 1162 Lincoln Way, (530) 885-2956, www.auburncatholic.com. St. Luke’s Episcopal This Week: Sunday Worship Services 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. (childcare at 10 a.m.) After the service come join us for our Annual Parish Picnic. Call us for the location. Wednesday 10 a.m. Holy Communion with prayers for healing and anointing, Christian Education: Sunday school classes begins this year at a new time: 9-10 a.m. Elementary (grades K-5) features the "One Room Sunday School" series covering stories and lessons from the Old Testament: Judges and Kings, The Youth class (grades 6-12) will be the series” Veracity," which is a selection of video vignettes designed to get students talking, thinking, and growing as disciples. Subjects include:” The Walk" (Christian journey), and "24/7" (worship). "Wednesday Bible study at 11 a.m. begins a new study From Lifeway: “Together in Christ’ about living in community from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. Saturday, Sept 18, you’re invited to the Men’s Fellowship Breakfast 8 a.m. at Lou La Bontes. Be sure to visit the historical Sanctuary, open 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Come browse through the “Victorian Attic” Thrift Shop, located next door, open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. St Luke’s Welcomes You! Rector: Rev. Susan Plucker. Services: 8, and 10 a.m. Sunday. Location Orange & Lewis Streets, Downtown 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 On Sunday for the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, the sermon topic will be “I Too Will Praise Him” based on I Timothy 1:12-17. Pre-service singing is at 8:45 a.m. The Service is at 9 a.m. followed by refreshments and fellowship, then Education Hour at 10:30 a.m. The church picnic will be held after Education Hour. On Tuesday, Men's Breakfast will be at 6:30 a.m., and women are welcome. On Wednesday, Adult Chime practice will be at 7 p.m., and Adult Choir practice at 7:45 p.m. On Thursday, the LWML Ladies’ group will have a project at a member’s home at 10 a.m., then lunch and Bible study beginning at noon. 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 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.