Now that summer is here and the mornings are getting warmer, let’s get out for that early morning walk a little earlier by starting at 8am instead of 8:30am. We will be meeting at the Nevada County Fairgrounds at Gate 1 at 8:00am. We hope to see more of our church family joining us on Tuesdays and Fridays each week.

Ladies Breakfaast

Our Next Taize service will be Wednesday
July 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

A Taize service is a contemplative-type service which includes prayer and short repetitive refrains. It comes from Taizé which is an ecumenical community in the eastern part of France. Begun in 1940 as shelter for refugees fleeing WWII, it is now made up of over a hundred brothers, both Catholics and Protestants from various backgrounds, coming from around thirty nations. The community is a representation of reconciliation between divided Christians and between separated peoples. The Taizé community has developed a tradition of prayer including the short repetitive refrains and silent meditation that are part of the service. All are invited to attend.
Taize services are also being held in the sanctuary at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
Mens Club
  Chicken          Lunch
Our next chicken lunch will be Wednesday, July 10th at
12 noon in Fellowship Hall. The price is now $10. It remains the best deal in town! See you there!
Chicken Table
Community Chicken Lunch
Fun Night

 Family Fun Night

 Family Fun Night

Our next Family Fun Night will be Sunday, July 28th at 5 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The menu consists of turkey tacos with all the fixins’ and a yummy dessert for a mere $1.00 per person. After dinner, board games for all ages and experience levels are played. Come and join the fun!!
Volunteers Needed
  Free Friday Dinners
Join us for a free dinner offered from 5:30 - 6:30 pm on the last Friday of the month. Grass Valley United Methodist Church, 236 S. Church St., Grass Valley.
Free 2nd & 4th Mon. Dinners

A free, hot and nourishing dinner will be
served on the second and fourth Monday
evenings from 5-6 pm at St. Patrick’s
Catholic Church, 235 Chapel Street in Grass Valley.
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            Our Local Church Staff

Pastor…………………………………..David Niu
Administrative Assistant......Peggy Hernandez
Lay Leader…………………………...Mark Michalski
Choir Director ………………………Eleanor Kenitzer
Praise Band Director…………...David Lynn
Wedding Hostess…………………Barbara Dean
Treasurer & Membership
    Secretary………………………….Kay Zuelsdorf
Financial Secretary……………….DeeAnn Bellows
Nursery Attendant……………...Jamie Beer
             And many wonderful volunteers!

             Our Connectional Staff

Great Northern District
Superintendent………………………Blake Busick
CA-NV Bishop…………………………Minerva Carcano


We had more May showers! Does that mean many more beautiful blossoms? We’ll find out when We will gather at Bonnie and Barry’s on Friday, July 5th for our monthly potluck. Please bring a dish to share, your table service and cold beverage of choice. Coffee and tea will be provided. Gathering time is 6 p.m. We will eat dinner at 7 p.m.  For further information call the church office at 265-2797.  See you the 7th.


Keep busy this summer with your craft projects and remember we do not meet in July and August.


       Vacation Bible School
Our ecumenical VBS is scheduled for July 8-11, at Grass Valley United Methodist Church. We participate with them, Sierra Pines UMC, Peace Lutheran and Emmanuel Episcopal Churches for an event to reach out to community children. I know one thing that we do that no other VBS does – we teach chimes to the older children! Our theme will be about water again – Baby Moses in the Nile, Jonah and the whale, Jesus calming the sea and Jesus’ baptism.

Next month the Registration Forms will be ready along with a list of how the church can help. In the meantime, are there any of you who want to volunteer? We need a Recreation person (I did it last year, so you KNOW you can do it!), some Registration people, Teachers for the 5th and 6th grades, and helpers. To be honest, I was tired at the end of VBS last year (remember I did recreation??) but I had a wonderful time playing with the kids. And what is even more rewarding is that I still see kids in town who immediately recognize me from VBS! If you would like more information or are interested in helping, please call (530) 277-8025.
Camping Logo
Gerry Green

After a departure for the past several years the NCUMC Family Church Camp has been resurrected!!

At Sycamore Campground Group Site D, which can accommodate up to 20 persons, has been reserved at for August 23-25, 2019. Costs will be shared by those attending. The camp is on Hwy 20  sixteen miles west from Grass Valley, about a mile before the junction with Marysville Road. Some of our members have used this camp during other summers and were favorably impressed so it has been chosen for this years outing. More information about the Campground can be found on these websites:

In past years NCUMC people have found the camping experience to be enjoyable and relaxing. Tents or RV’s are welcome, or just come for a day. If you are interested in attending please contact Kay or Bob Z when you can. Contact information can be found in the NCUMC Directory.

Please join us if you can!


Our very first Craft Faire and Soup & Sandwiche Shoppe was held Friday and Saturday, November 29th & 30th, 1991 from 10am to 4pm. Gerry Green felt there was a need for another special fund raiser for the church operating budget and decided a craft fair was the way to go. Obviously it was a busy year preparing for it. There were 14 crafters and the sales netted $4272 to the church budget and as far as we know that amount included the monies from the Soup & Sandwiche Shoppe. From that group of 14 there are two people still involved making craft items, Aurelius and Kay Z. Barbara and George D. were also there in 1991 with gift items from SERRV, but were not doing crafts at that time.

Looking back at old pictures, the tables had the red skirting and white covering starting in 1992, and it hasn’t changed since then. The Fellowship Hall walls are decorated for the season and twinkling lights and greens decorate the railing along the walkway to the Fellowship Hall entry. In 1995 it was decided to add Sunday to our Craft Faire and Soup & Sandwiche Shoppe schedule, as the other events in Nevada City were open for the three day Thanksgiving weekend.

The Craft Faire is also open during Victorian Christmas Celebrations in Nevada City and has been since 1994. Victorian Christmas is a very busy time here at NCUMC with crafts in Fellowship Hall, cookies and hot cider for our visitors, special music in the Sanctuary, pictures and visits with Santa and antique Lionel trains to enjoy watching.

Several years later in February of 2008, the Craft Faire Corner Store opened for its first sale for Valentine’s gifts and goodies and we continue to have four seasonal Craft Faire Corner Store events each year – for Valentine’s & St. Pat’s, Spring & Easter, Summer & July 4th and Fall, Halloween & Thanksgiving.

In 2018 we had 48 crafters contributing items to our Craft Faire sales and the Deans are still doing SERRV gifts as well as crafting. Our group of crafters works hard all year to create beautiful items for our sales and in 2018 our contribution to the church operating budget totaled $12,402 - $12,152 from crafts, $250 from SERRV sales and the Thanksgiving weekend Soup & Sandwiche Shoppe added another $778.

We’re always looking for new ideas and suggestions of items to make. This is our 28th year and we’re still going strong and having much fun crafting and raising money for our church. We would love to have more crafters in our group. Come join us! We meet the first Tuesday of most months at 10am, check the calendar.

Walk and Talk

     Craft Faire Corner Store

Sunday, June 16th & 23rd during Fellowship Time

Summer & 4th of July

Gifts for Father’s Day

Activity bags for preschoolers

SERRV items (featuring birdhouses, serving baskets, plant pots, and citronella candles for your summer barbecues and yard enhancements. (Money received for SERRV items goes half to church and half to the artisans)) and much more!!
Craft Faire