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Tessa Marguerite
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Heather Murdock speaks with Pastor Mark Lehman, of Church of the Nazarene. Amador Ledger Dispatch by Tessa Marguerite

“Love, Hope and Faith with Heather Murdock,” hosted its first Christmas special on TSPN TV, on Wednesday, Dec. 17.

Murdock’s Christmas special featured guest appearances including Pastor Eugene Overstreet, from Sierra Baptist Church, in Pioneer; Pastor Paul Cherry, from Fiddletown Community Church, in Fiddletown; Pastor Erik Hansen, from Mt. Zion, Pine Grove; and Pastor Mark Lehman, from the Church of the Nazarene, in Sutter Creek.

Before the live broadcast on Wednesday morning, Murdock informed her guests that they each had...

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3 days ago
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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3 days ago
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
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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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See a Living Nativity on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Church of the Nazarene

See a Living Nativity on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, between 7 and 9 p.m., as Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene presents a “drive-through” reenactment of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. The Children’s Christmas Party happens Wednesday, Dec. 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the church. Pizza will be provided. Come Christmas Caroling at area nursing homes on Sunday, Dec. 21, after the 11 a.m. service. Church of the Nazarene offers Sunday services at 8:30 and 11 a.m., focusing on Jesus with, “The...

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Robert Mees
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Amador Christmas Special, Wednesday, December 17th at 8:30 am on TSPN
Love, Hope and Faith with Heather Murdock, the weekly Faith-Based television show on TSPN, will celebrate the birth of Christ with Heather’s first ever Christmas Special on TSPN TV, Wednesday, December 17th, from 8:30 – 9:30 am. Heather’s Christmas program will feature her special guests Pastor Eugene Overstreet from Sierra Baptist Church (Pioneer), Pastor Paul Cherry from Fiddletown Community Church (Fiddletown), Pastor Erik Hansen from Mt. Zion (Pine Grove) and Pastor Mark Lehman from the Church of the Nazarene (Sutter Creek). Each... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
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Break Bread with Friends celebrates its fifth anniversary. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
As the Wisdom Circle host, Marilyn Nutter will conclude November’s theme and open Advent on Sunday, Nov. 30. The topic, “The Dark Mother,” includes readings from Matthew Fox’s essay on the Dark Mother, along with inquiries into the Dark Madonnas of Europe, Kali, the Hindu Goddess with both creative and destructive aspects, and Sophia, as the hidden or mysterious wisdom of God. Shari Anderson, Gordon Rowland and Elisabeth Breegle will hold a holiday concert, “Tapestry of Wonder,” on Dec. 21, at 2 p.m. The spiritual center is located... [Read more]
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11/15/2014 9:50 AM
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Come and be a part of the annual Las Posadas Candlelight Walk, in Sutter Creek. Las Posadas is a centuries-old Spanish tradition which reenacts Mary and Joseph’s trip to Bethlehem. “This is a participatory event — everyone walks, carries a candle and sings. People can relate to this story because it is a one of hardship and deprivation — a young couple expecting a baby with no place to go except a stable,” remarked Faye Fyock, who, with her husband, organized the first event in 2006.

The procession begins on Spanish Street,...

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11/15/2014 9:14 AM
Hindu mystic, Paramahansa Yogananda, helped introduce yoga to the west. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Award-winning film about Hindu mystic comes to Jackson

On Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m., Gathr Films will present a special screening of the critically acclaimed film, “AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda,” at Jackson Cinema 4, located at 201 Vukuvich Way, in Jackson.

With strong endorsement from mainstream press and a run of sold-out shows in theaters across the country, “Awake” is now sweeping the nation with screenings made possible, in part, by Gathr Films’ Theatrical on Demand service.

“Awake” is an unconventional biography about...

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11/15/2014 10:18 AM
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The Interfaith Community Choir and Orchestra invites everyone to the 15th Annual Festival of Carols, a choral and symphonic concert benefiting the Interfaith Food Bank of Amador County. Because of the popularity of these annual concerts, the location and days have been changed to accommodate the community. This year’s concerts are scheduled the weekend before Thanksgiving, on Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m., at Grace Fellowship Church, located at 8040 S. Highway 49, in Jackson.

The generous support of...

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11/15/2014 9:46 AM
2012 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards recipients Daniel Rosenthal, Zak Kukoff, Adam Weinstein, Joe Langerman and Celine Yousefzadeh. Photo by Drew Altizer

The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, based on the Jewish concept of "repairing the world," recognize Jewish teens who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and are actively engaged in projects that embody the value of tikkun olam.

Teens are nominated and selected annually, and recipients are acknowledged at a celebratory luncheon where they are awarded $36,000 each, which they may use to further their philanthropic work or their education.

The Helen Diller Family Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Diller Teen...

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Carolyn Schmitz
11/15/2014 8:50 AM
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The Sutter Creek Baptist Church, located at 250 Hanford Street, at Highway 49, across the street from the Days Inn, invites you to join us for Bible studies at 9 a.m., on Sunday mornings, and 6 p.m. on Sunday evenings and Wednesday evenings. Sunday morning worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Bill is teaching from the book of Isaiah on Sunday, and Ron Watson from the book of Luke on Wednesdays. If you enjoy the traditional hymns of days gone by, along with Scripture-based studies and sermons, you will enjoy worshipping with us.... [Read more]
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Carolyn Schmitz
11/08/2014 6:53 AM
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Did you know that St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, consecrated in 1894, is the oldest Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States? Plan to join us on Sunday, Nov. 30, as we celebrate our 120th anniversary. Additionally, Liturgy will be served tomorrow, Nov. 8, for St. Demetrius. Divine Liturgy is offered every Sunday, at 10 a.m., and Vespers on Saturdays, at 6 p.m. Call Father Steve Tumbas, at 245-3142 for further information, or Father Deacon Triva Paul, at 223-4640 to arrange a visit of the church, located at 724 N. Main Street,... [Read more]
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Beverly Huston Fisher
10/31/2014 1:28 PM
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On Oct.1, Victory Village was awarded a federal SSVF grant for just above $467,000, one of only 19 organizations to receive it. The funding will provide services for at least 75 veteran families, including veteran housing, life skills, education, mental wellness and physical activities. Their main goal is, “to help veterans and their families bridge the gap from military service to civilian life,” and to rapidly transition them to more permanent housing.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs have enacted this initiative, SSVF,...

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10/31/2014 1:24 PM
The Church, the first in Northern America, symbolizes the Serbian people who ettled in Amador County and Jackson, who worked the mines, tilled the soil, raised families and celebrated their faith. Painting by Robert Richards

Jackson United Methodist Church

Sunday, Nov. 2, is Communion Sunday at Jackson United Methodist Church, and parishioners are reminded to bring their peanut butter, egg cartons and newspaper coupons to church. Services begin at 11 a.m., and Pastors Tim Gravatt or Tom Widlund will preside. Jackson United is located between the old courthouse and Jackson Elementary School. Fellowship will follow in the Daffodil Room, due to the impending annual rummage sale. Wednesday, at 3:33 p.m., there will be Bible Study in the room. Saturday Break...

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Robert Mees
10/27/2014 3:38 PM
Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project, brings joy and hope to needy children around the world through gift-filled shoe boxes.
Amador County has been so generous with its donation of Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child that we now have multiple processing centers. Upcountry, youcan drop off Christmas Showboxes at either Sierra Baptist Church or American River Bank, both off of Buckhorn Ridge Road in Pioneer, and in Jackson they can be dropped off at Grace Fellowship, 8040 S. State Highway 49. Shoeboxes can be either for a boy or a girl in any of three ages ranges (2-4, 5-9, or 10-14.) For more information on suggested contents, please contact Janice... [Read more]
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10/24/2014 10:49 AM
The youth group from Grace Fellowship Church recently went on a two-week mission trip to Haiti to work, serve and build relationships with the people and children. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch

Sutter Creek Baptist Church

Sutter Creek Baptist Church invites you to join us on Sunday mornings for Bible Study, at 9 a.m., and worship, at 10:30 a.m. If you appreciate the traditional hymns of days gone by, we have a praise /worship time with the Bible Study, at 6 p.m., on Sunday evenings, and Bible Study and prayer time on Wednesdays, at 6 p.m. We are a growing church family that cares about each other and would care about you. Our location is at 250 Hanford Street, at Highway 49, across from the Days Inn motel. For more...

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Carolyn Schmitz
10/18/2014 10:09 AM
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Tickets are on sale now for “Front Porch Friends,” this year’s ladies fall tea at Sutter Creek Church of the Nazarene, on Nov. 9, at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.Church of the Nazarene offers Sunday services at 8:30 and 11 a.m., and Bible study for all ages, at 9:45 a.m. “Becoming What Jesus Envisions.” The church is located at 14050 Ridge Road, in Sutter Creek. For more information, visit scnaz.org, or call 267-1307.

Sutter Creek Baptist Church

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Carolyn Schmitz
10/18/2014 9:49 AM
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The Call Church presents, Trunk - N - Treat, on Friday, Oct. 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. The evening offers a safe environment for your children to have fun, get candy and have a free dinner as an alternative to running through darkened streets on Halloween.

Cars, trucks and motorcycle trunks will be decorated and full of candy, and there will be free hot dogs, chips and drinks for everyone. There will also be a cake walk, and other kids’ activities.

Everyone is welcome, but please only the small children should...

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10/10/2014 10:26 AM
CSB’s Newest Disaster Releif Chaplains, from left to right, Pastor Eugene Overstreet, Donna Manfredi, Robert Mees, Betty Weatherby, Bob Lloyd, Bonnie Lloyd, Susan Gibson and Linda Davidge. Photo courtesy to the Amador Ledger Dispatch
Recently, members from Sierra Baptist Church, in Pioneer, participated in three days of training for Disaster Relief at a CSB California Disaster Relief event in Folsom. In addition to the chaplaincy trainees, pictured above, other participants received training in assessment, mass feeding, heavy equipment, chainsaw, clean-up and mud-out, water purification, administration, communications, and command center operations. Not only does this help prepare them for deployment to wildfires like the King and Weed fires, but California... [Read more]
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