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The Church At The Cross, in Pine Grove. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie.

Church of the Nazarene

On Sunday, March 22, Church of the Nazarene hosts, “Youth Sunday,” where the church’s youth will be leading worship at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. Get ready for joyful worship, an inspiring skit and a message brought to you by Pastor Austin and the kids. Afterward, instead of spending your cash at a restaurant, fill your stomachs while supporting the youth group. Join others in Fellowship Hall directly after the 11 a.m. service for a delectable spaghetti lunch served by none other than our teens who...

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Passover Seder’s symbolic foods help celebrate the deliverance from bitter slavery to sweet freedom. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Passover, an eight-day festival which celebrates freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt, is one of the most important holidays in the Jewish religion. This year it begins at sundown, Friday, April 3. The Mother Lode Jewish Community will be holding its annual Passover Dinner and Seder on the second night, Saturday, April 4, in Murphys. Everyone is welcome.

The Passover dinner is partially catered so that reservations and pre-payment are required. Space is limited. Member cost is $20 per adult, $15 per child. Non-members are $25 per...

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3 weeks ago
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River Pines Bible Church

You are invited to come hear the True Word. The Family Worship Service begins at 10 a.m. Pastor David Kaufman will continue to explore the Book of Ephesians, Ch. 4, Verses 25-32. His message will be, “Christians Not Defrauded.” Music will be performed by Dennis Paddock and Elena Kaufman. Women’s Bible Study, led by Carrol Dean, will be held at the church Wednesday mornings, at 9 a.m. The church is located in River Pines, on Shenandoah Road and Emigrant Trail. For information, call Pastor Dave, at (209)...

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Calvary Chapel Viewpoint Easter Series
Come join us as we learn more about our Savior, Jesus Christ, and the price he paid for the entire world. On March 8, we learned about the weight of the cross upon Jesus before he was even crucified along with what the weight of the cross means in our own lives. On March 15, we’ll see how Jesus was moved to the front of the line when it came to his death for you and me. On March 22, we’ll learn the true difference between a life of “Bondage or Freedom.” Then, on March 29, we will focus on Endurance. But not only the endurance of... [Read more]
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02/26/2015 10:02 AM
Church At The Cross, in Pine Grove. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

Church of the Nazarene

Church of the Nazarene offers Sunday services at 8:30 and 11 a.m., focusing on Jesus. Bible study for all ages starts on Sundays, at 9:45 a.m. Special programs and mid-week activities are offered for every age group and for families. Check out “Celebrate Recovery,” which meets weekly at 14050 Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek. For more information, visit scnaz.org.

Sophia’s Well of Wisdom

Wisdom Circle meets Sundays at 11 a.m. The topic for March is “Introduction to the Ageless Wisdom” with Rev. Patsy Fine...

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02/19/2015 12:53 PM
Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

Church of the Nazarene

Consider becoming part of Church of the Nazarene’s Hospitality Team. This is a critical ministry, as those who serve in its capacity help stimulate and strengthen the connection and social interaction among the people in our church family. You can help provide a welcome and warm gathering place for people to fellowship — to help everyone feel that this church is their church. Jesus can use you to be His welcoming arms to draw people from the outside into His presence. We need people of all ages to take part in...

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02/12/2015 10:36 AM
Folks from various churches in Amador County gathered for a Centering Prayer Workshop at Trinity Church in Sutter Creek. Centering Prayer is a contemplative spiritual practice of developing an intimate prayer life with God. It’s benefits heal our wounds and bring us into harmony and peace with one another. A great way to prepare for an authentic Valentine’s Day!

The Healing Word Foursquare Gospel Church

Feb. 21 offers a Men’s Breakfast, from 9 to 11 a.m., with host Pastor Dave Wilson. Feb. 28 offers a Women’s Breakfast, from 9 to 11 a.m., with Pastor Karen Rose hosting. Pastor Mary Ann Barcklay ministers food from the Bible, Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Also open to you is a smorgasbord of home-cooked food for lunch immediately after service. You’ll always be welcome here. Men’s Bible Study meets Monday evenings, at 7 p.m. Family Bible Study meets Wednesday evenings, at 6 p.m., studying...

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02/05/2015 11:52 AM
The Crossing Kind, with husband-and-wife team Jacob Thomas and Christina Noellé, will perform at Grace Fellowship Church on Feb. 15. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Jackson United Methodist Church

“Who God Is and What God Does,” will be the sermon when Jackson United Methodist Church meets on Sunday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m. Pastor Tim Gravatt will preside. The church address is 120 Church Street, between the old courthouse and Jackson Elementary School. A potluck will follow in Celebration Hall. Tuesday Bible Study is at 3:33 p.m., in the Daffodil Room. Saturday, Break Bread with Friends is from 9 to 11 a.m., in Celebration Hall. The free program is open to anyone who is hungry. For more information...

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01/29/2015 10:44 AM
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A Centering Prayer Workshop will be held onn Feb. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, located at 430 State Highway 49, in Sutter Creek. The workshop will be conducted by Pastor Jeff Mitchell, of the Good Shepherd Covenant Chruch, in Valley Springs. Pastor Mitchell is a trained Contemplative Outreach presenter.

Centering Prayer, which is based on a rich Christrian contemplative heritage, is a gentle, silent method of centering ourselves and becoming aware of God’s presence and of His healing action within...

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01/29/2015 10:41 AM
Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

Super Bowl Pizza At Church Of The Nazarene

Wondering what to serve for Super Bowl Sunday? This Sunday, place your order at the church for pizza, salad and soda, or download the order form at scnaz.org, and return it to the church this Sunday. Support our Sacred Space Youth Group by placing your Super Bowl Sunday pizza order for just $20, which includes a family-size, single-topping pizza from Papa Murphy’s, a one-pound bag of salad and a two-liter bottle of soda. Choose to pick it up from the church Saturday night, between 5 and 7...

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01/23/2015 10:30 AM
Celebration of the Holy Theophany (Epiphany--baptism) of our Lord Jesus Christ and blessing of the waters of Jackson Creek, St. Sava Church, Jackson, Calif. as Father Stephen Tumbas and Protodeacon Triva Paul reverently toss a cross made of ice into the waters as the faithful watch from bank below St. Sava Church. Photo by Larry Angier

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

The community is always welcome to worship with us at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Ione Congregation, located at 407 W. Marlette, in Ione. Sunday Sacrament meetings are held at 10 a.m. until 11:10 a.m.

Sutter Creek Baptist Church

You are welcome to join us for Bible study and worship at the Sutter Creek Baptist Church, located at 250 Hanford Street and Highway 49, across from the Days Inn motel.Worship on Sunday morning is at 10:30 a.m., following Bible study at 9...

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01/16/2015 11:23 AM
Church at the Cross, in Pine Grove. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Trinity Episcopal Church

The last of the Christmas decorations are likely stored away until next year. What about the message of Christmas? Do you store that away or does it stay active in your heart? Love and compassion for everyone is the message that Christ brings to us — not just at Christmas, but all year. Join us as we seek to be more compassionate, loving people. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. Sunday services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour at 11:30a.m. ...

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01/09/2015 10:47 AM
Serbian Christmas. Amador Ledger Dispatch photo by Bill Lavallie

River Pines Bible Church

The Family Worship Service begins at 10 a.m. This Sunday, Pastor David Kaufman’s message will be from the conclusion of Chapter 3 of the Book of Ephesians and titled, “Drawing On the Power of Christ.” Senior Pastor Art Kaufman will be absent as he is recovering from a stroke. Music will be performed by Dennis Paddock and Elena Kaufman. Stay after for refreshments and fellowship. All are welcome. The church is located in River Pines, on Shenandoah Road and Emigrant Trail. For information, call Pastor Dave, at...

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01/02/2015 10:34 AM
Ione Community United Methodist Church sponsored cookie decorating at this year’s Christmas Parade. Photo by Beverly Miller

Generation Life Church Assembly of God

Feel welcome to come and experience the excitement in worship every Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Rhoades brings a life-changing message that is applicable to the situations that we face everyday. Start the New Year with a new beginning. Next Generation Kids also has Christ-based activities in the Educational Building. Family Night is every Thursday, at 6:30 p.m., with activities for all ages. The church is located at 125 Academy Drive, in Sutter Creek. Look for the sidewalk sign at...

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12/26/2014 11:23 AM
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Sutter Creek Baptist Church

Come join us Sunday, at 9 a.m. for prayer and Bible study, then Worship Service at 10:30. Sunday evening sing time and bible study is 6 p.m. We will NOT have Bible Study on New years Eve. We will resume our study of the Gospel of Luke on January 7, at 6: p.m. 16 men enjoyed a time of fellowship at the monthly breakfast on Dec. 20, and 51 people celebrated the birth of our Savior with a candlelight service on the Dec. 21. Sutter Creek Baptist Church is located at 250 Hanford, across from the Days Inn, in...

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12/26/2014 11:01 AM
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Part II of the article published in the Amador Ledger Dispatch, on Dec. 19.

One of my favorite learning tools is, “The Great Courses” (TheGreatCourses.com), where I was delighted to find a cross-cultural overview of the winter holidays for 2014 in its big Holiday Wish Book. Although the review is brief, it highlights various ancient and traditional celebrations during the numerous winter festivals held around the world.

Here are winter holiday traditions commonly held in December, as described in, “The Great Courses,” holiday...

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12/26/2014 10:41 AM
Katie Aguirre, of Operation Warmth. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

A tent and a sleeping bag could change someone’s life.

Katie Aguirre works on behalf of our homeless population who are facing the coming winter with no shelter.

Once a month, Aguirre goes with friends, Ann Doner and Connie Strawbridge, to the Homeless Women’s Shelter, in Sacramento where Doner brings wonderful food for their body and soul, and Strawbridge and Aguirre bring music to share with their heart and spirit. After brunch, the trio goes outside to play music where countless other homeless people are on the street, lying...

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12/19/2014 11:12 AM
St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

The community is always welcome to worship with us at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints’ Ione Congregation, located at 407 W. Marlette, in Ione. Sunday Sacrament meetings are held at 10 a.m. until 11:10 a.m.

Sutter Creek United Methodist Church

“Love” will be the sermon topic on Sunday, Dec. 21, the fourth Sunday of Advent. Pastor Tim Gravatt or Pastor Tom Widlund will preside with Scripture from Luke 1:26-38. The service will begin at 11 a.m., with coffee and fellowship...

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12/19/2014 10:19 AM
A reenactment of Jesus’ birth in a lowly manger in Bethlehem. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

“Lead Me Back to Bethlehem” celebrates the Christmas Story in song.

The newly formed Amador Community Chorus and Orchestra, a 32–member choir and 14-piece orchestra under the direction of bandleader Steve Chambers, will offer a special musical Christmas story presentation, “Lead Me Back to Bethlehem”, to be performed in three separate locations the weekend of December 20 and 21.

The first performance will be at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Parish, 11361 Prospect Drive, in Martell, on Saturday, December 20 at 1 p.m....

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Patsy Fine
12/19/2014 10:10 AM
There are many holidays to celebrate during the winter season. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

I love learning! It’s the gift I give to myself. I also enjoy sharing with others, not only at Christmastime, but also throughout the year. One of my favorite learning tools is, “The Great Courses” (TheGreatCourses.com), where I was delighted to find a cross-cultural overview of the winter holidays for 2014 in its big “Holiday Wish Book.” Although the review is brief, it highlights various ancient and traditional celebrations during the numerous winter festivals held around the world.

Of special interest to me was the description...

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