Church News for Friday, March 22

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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 Church of Christ Steve Melton, minister of the Good News. Auburn Church of Christ meets in the DeWitt Center (11577 E Avenue at the corner of 1st and E behind Home Depot) at 9 a.m. for Bible class and 10 a.m. for worship on Sunday mornings. For more information contact us using one of the following ways: (530) 823-5683 (LOVE); e-mail:; Facebook page. or visit website

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 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

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 to learn more about the church.

Auburn Grace Community Church Sunday Services: 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Pastor: Phil Sparling. Address: 3126 Olympic Way, Auburn. (530) 823-8330 or

Auburn Presbyterian Auburn Presbyterian is located at 13025 Bell Air Dr., Auburn (corner of Bell and New Airport Roads) Ample parking. Refreshments available. Sunday service: 10 a.m. Pastor: Ken Winter. 13025 Bell Air Drive, Auburn 95603; (530) 823-3916 or

Auburn Seventh-day Adventist Pastor: Dan Appel. Services: 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Address: 12225 Rock Creek Road. (530) 885-4232.

Auburn Sovereign Grace Fellowship Pastor: Josh Winans. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: Canyon View Community Center, 471 Maidu Drive in Auburn.

Authentic Life Church Formally known as Grace Christian Fellowship. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 258 Elm Ave., Auburn. (530) 823-1318. Pastor, Darren Bills. Email or visit

Bayside Auburn Join us this Sunday as Pastor Gene begins a new 3-week sermon series called “Fear this”. The message this week is “Fear Pretense”. Service 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. You can contact us at (530) 885-9400 or

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

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

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 and 11:00 a.m. (non-traditional w/ praise band) Sunday. Address: 1279 High St. in Auburn. (530) 885-4515 or

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 Join us at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 24 to hear guest speaker, Dr. Chuck May speak on: “Everything You Want to Know about Passover and Easter (Ishtar).” Good Friday Service will be held at noon Friday, March 29 (at Calvary Chapel Auburn). Easter Sunrise Service, 6 a.m. Sunday, March 31 will be held at the Placer High School Stadium. Easter Services at Calvary Auburn will be at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. You are invited to join us for breakfast before or after all Easter morning services at Calvary. Starbucks coffee and a light breakfast will be served in the cafe. There is no cost. Bring the whole family and invite a friend! Pastor: Greg Denham. Services: Services: 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. 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: 383 Nevada Street in Auburn 95603.  (530) 878-1365 or

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

Elevation Church Elevation Church , 609 Auburn-Folsom Road, Auburn, CA 95603. (530) 886-8880 or services on Sundays 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Faith Lutheran A church work day starts at 8 a.m. Saturday March 23. On Palm Sunday, March 24 there will be one service at 10 a.m. After worship there will be a “Bread for the World” bake sale. On Maundy Thursday, March 28, Faith Lutheran and Bethlehem Lutheran communities join together for a soup supper at 6 p.m. and worship service at 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran in Auburn. Good Friday (March 29) worship will be at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran. Easter Sunday there will be two worship services 8 and 10 a.m. You are welcome to join us for brunch after either service at 9 a.m. or 11 a.m. Interim Pastor: Jack Kahle. Address: 1115 Combie Road in Meadow Vista. (530) 878-1870 or

First Baptist Church Services: 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Address: 139 E. Placer St. Auburn. (530) 885-8458 or

First Church of Christ, Scientist In this week's Bible Lesson "Matter" we learn God's love for His children who has the power the wisdom and discretion in the earth. The Wednesday testimony meeting begins at 7 p.m. If you are unable to join us in person, join is by teleconference. Testimonies of healing through the study of Christian Science are a part of this meeting. See our website for instructions on how to call in. Reading Room hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Science and Health with Key to the Scripture by Mary Baker Eddy, the Bible and other inspirational items are for sale; a quiet place to pray and/or rest. We invite you to enjoy our beautiful uptown location. Church Service and Sunday school begin at 10 a.m. Child care is provided.  Address 994 Lincoln Way, Auburn (530) 885-4811 (Across the street from the State Theater)

First Congregational Church of Auburn, UCC Pastor: Rev. Daniel Spacek. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 710 Auburn Ravine Road, Auburn. (530) 885-9087.

Foothill Center for Spiritual Living We begin this Sunday, March 24 at the Foothill Center for Spiritual Living (FCSL), 2945 1st St., Auburn, with a 15-minute Silent Meditation at 10 a.m., upstairs in the FCSL loft. Spiritual leader, Rev. Maggie Buck's talk title is "Giving Freely” and there will be special music by Jeff Wright and Friends, during the one-hour service in the sanctuary at 10:30 a.m. Since Easter falls on the last Sunday of the month, we will be celebrating our Opening to Prosperity this Sunday. For directions to FCSL, consult website,, and for more information or 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 Pastor-teacher: Bill Vaughan. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 3050 Bell Road, Auburn. (530) 878-3813 or

Hope Lutheran Church, Wisconsin Synod Hope Lutheran Church, in Penryn, invites all to celebrate Easter. Many people are looking for hope in difficult times like these. God’s Word gives us all real and lasting hope. Come and hear the good news of the Easter message, that through Jesus, we have forgiveness for all our sins and the sure hope of eternal life in heaven. Good Friday service is at 7 p.m. March 29 and Easter services are at 8 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 31.There will be an Easter breakfast served from 9-10 a.m. For the children, an Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 9:30 a.m. Hope Lutheran Church is located at 7117 Hope Way, North of the I-80 freeway by taking the Penryn Road off-ramp. For more information you may call Pastor Kehren at (916) 652-4273. Services: 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Address: 7117 Hope Way, Penryn. (916) 652-4273 or Hope Lutheran School principal: Paul Leifer. (916) 652-0459,

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.

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 This week in worship: Regular Worship Services and Sunday school: 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 540 Wall Street in the Pamelot School of Dance: Mail: 2280 Grass Valley Hwy., No. 202, Auburn, CA 95603. Phone (530) 887-5477 or Pastor: Rev. Dr. Gerry Paulsen.   

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) 392-4866 or

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 Sunday school for all ages at 9:15 a.m. Main worship service: 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Spanish worship service at 5:30 p.m. Sundays in the fellowship hall. AA meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in room E310. Road 2 Recovery offered every Friday: 6 p.m. dinner; 7 p.m. music, testimonies, teaching; 8 p.m. group meetings; 9 p.m. Connections Café with dessert and coffee. Address: 3885 Richardson Drive, Auburn. (530) 823-9911 or 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

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

Sierra Foothills Unitarian Universalists SFUU currently offers one Sunday service with a start time of 10 a.m. Starting Sept. 9, SFUU will offer two Sunday services, one starting at 9 a.m.  and the second starting at 11a.m. Come enjoy a welcoming congregation, committed to the responsible and compassionate stewardship of all life. We support spiritual and intellectual journeys through worship, social justice, and programs for children, youth and adults. Co-Ministers Revs. Wendy Bartel and Lynn Gardner. Address: 190 Finley Street, Auburn. (530) 823-0953 or

Sierra First Baptist Church Sierra First Baptist will host a series of discussions on Sunday evenings starting Jan. 15 regarding creation vs. evolution and other weekly topics. The church will use current scientific events, movies and other resources to examine the boundary where science and faith meet and what it really means. Talks will be held from 6:30-8 p.m., coordinated by Kevin and TJ Nations. The church is at 39390 Alta Bonnynook Road, Alta. For more information call (530) 389-2168. No cost to attend.

Sierra Grace Fellowship Service and Spanish Bible study: 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Address: 1260 Wesley Lane, Auburn. (530) 889-9089 or

Sierra Pines United Methodist Church Join us on Palm Sunday at 10 a.m. March 24, with Pastor Alison Berry. Adult Lenten Study “The Rising” is held at 7 p.m. Wednesday and at 10 a.m. Friday. UMW Game Day is Saturday March 23 at 12:30 pm. Tickets are $5. Hands on Healing takes place at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Season of Lent: Palm Sunday, 10 a.m. service, March 24; 7 p.m. Good Friday, March 29; Easter services: 6:30 a.m. Sunrise, March 31; 9 a.m. Contemporary and 10:30 a.m. Traditional. Junior High and High School Ages: Youth Group on Sundays from 4-6 p.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. “Hilltop Kids”:  Sunday School at 9 a.m. For more information telephone the Church Office at (530) 268-6907 and visit website

Sisters of Mercy Sisters of Mercy’s Good Friday Taizé-Tenebrae Service takes place next Friday, March 29, 7:30-8:30 p.m. This service of worship is taken from two Christian prayer forms:  the early Christian service of Tenebrae, the Latin word for "darkness" or "shadows," and Taizé Prayer of simple harmonized chant. The service incorporates silence and Sacred Scripture to enhance the expression of an invisible communion, not only with the crucified Jesus, but with the suffering amid and all around us. Participants gather in light, enter into the gradual darkness, and depart in silence. All are welcome. For further information, call (530) 887-2019 or email

Skyline church of Christ Our physical address is not the same as our church address because we rent the senior center so our physical address is 11577 E street Auburn, CA 95603, sermon time is 10 a.m., group meeting times are Wednesday's at 6 p.m. and Thursday's at 7 p.m. and ladies Bible class at 10 a.m. Thursday's. Pastor: Steve Melton. Website is, and phone number is 1 (530) 823-5683.

Spiritualist Chapel of the Pines The Spiritualist Chapel of the Pines is located at 457 Grass Valley Hwy., No. 7 in Auburn. Church services are held on Sundays at 10 a.m. 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

St. Joseph Catholic Church This Week: Pastor: Father. Cesar Ageas. Deacons Richard Cadenasso, and Mike Young. Masses: Saturday, 5 p.m., (Vigil) and Sunday, 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m., (Spanish). 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) 11:15 a.m. Address: 1162 Lincoln Way, (530) 885-2956,

 St. Luke’s Episcopal Services: 8, and 10 a.m. Sunday. 10 a.m. Wednesday. Address: 124 Orange St., Auburn. (530) 885-2316 or

St. Mark’s Anglican Church Revs. James Wilson and Edward Wolf. Services: 10 a.m. Sunday. Address: 5983 Webb St. Loomis. (916) 652-5736, or

St. Paul Lutheran There will be a Church workday Saturday, March 23 from 8 to 11 a.m. On Sunday for Palm Sunday, we’ll begin with pre-service praise singing at 8:45 a.m., and then move outside at 9 a.m. to begin the Worship Service as we process inside while waving our palm branches and singing “All Glory, Laud, and Honor.” The Sermon Topic will be “Jesus, the Divine Servant” based on Philippians 2:5-11. After the Service, there will be snack and fellowship time, and then at 10:30, Education Hour for the youth and children, and a voter’s meeting for the adults. On Tuesday, Bible Breakfast will be at 6:30 a.m. On Thursday, the LWML Ladies group will meet at a member’s home to work on quilts at 10 a.m., and then have lunch and Bible Study at noon. Thursday evening, the Maundy Thursday Communion Service will be at 7:30 p.m., followed by the young people stuffing over a thousand eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt at Ashford Park on March 30. On Friday, the Good Friday Service will be at 7:30 p.m. Pastor: David Poganski. Church address: 275 Nation Drive, off Auburn Ravine Road, 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

United Methodist Gold Country Community Parish Pastor: Jan Brim. Addresses: Colfax United Methodist, 59 W. Church St., Colfax, (530) 346-2267. Dutch Flat United Methodist, 936 Stockton St., Dutch Flat, (530) 389-8836. Placer Hills United Methodist, 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