Ladies Breakfaast

Our Next Taize service will be Wednesday
November 4th 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 October Lunch will be held on Wednesday the 9th. Remember serving begins at noon sharp, so don’t be late. Just $10 for our delicious buffet lunch including baked chicken, potatoes, vegetables, salads, desserts and beverages.
                 See You then.

Chicken Table
Community Chicken Lunch

 Family Fun Night


Our next Family Fun Night will be Sunday, October 27th at 5 pm. 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!

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Great Northern District
Superintendent………………………Blake Busick
CA-NV Bishop…………………………Minerva Carcano
Oct 2019


Our next gathering of adults will be on Friday, November 1st at the home of Linda S.  Please bring a potluck dish to share for the gathering time or the meal, your table service and cold beverage of choice.   If you need directions they will be available at the rear of the sanctuary, or you may call the church office at 265-2797 for information.  Looking forward  to seeing you there on the 1st at 6pm.

We will have our next meeting on Tuesday, November 5th  at 10am in Fellowship Hall, the last one before our Big Craft Faire begins November 29th!! We need every kind of hand crafted items – sewn, stitched, painted, beaded, sawed, knitted, crocheted, quilted, canned and jammed!  Come join us the 5th at 10am. 

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

We are a group of NCUMC church family who walk at the fairgrounds on Tuesdays and Fridays. This gives us a chance to get a little exercise while, at the same time, catching up with one another. The group began walking over 10 years ago (not sure of the exact date). The number of walkers have gone up and down over the years and are now between 5 and 7. We walk for approximately 30 minutes through the beautiful fairgrounds starting at gate 1. We are always encouraging more folks to join us so, just let us know if you are interested and we will look for you before we start our walk, which is presently at 8:30 a.m.


NCUMC Walkers
Spiral Puzzle
Looking at Card

Our annual Community Halloween Party is happening again on Thursday, October 31 6 PM to 8 PM in Fellowship Hall

   This safe trick-or-treating event has been going on in this church at least 25 years, starting with the youth group who had a haunted house in the basement and evolving into games and prizes that we do now. Brats left over from the Fair Booth used to be given out but we now have hot dogs along with cider and homemade cookies.
   Its original purpose was to give children (and their parents) a safe, fun place to come instead of being out on the streets. Now, of course, children do all of it! Still, it is an opportunity for the community to come into our building and meet some of the church people without any of the formalities. Every year, we get warm “thank you’s” from parents who appreciate a place to sit with a hot cup of coffee and a cookie while their children run around and have fun playing games. (and, believe me, we who work this event may be tired at the end, but it is a whole lotta fun!)
And the cost to all participants: $0.00! We see this as a gift to our neighbors.
   Join us this year! Also, a signup sheet is posted in the Fellowship Hall with places for donations or for volunteering.

Halloween Logo
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Hallow Rotate 37 P1160429
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Halloween Jack O Lanterns
Halloween Gobblins
Save the Date…..One really special outgrowth of Vacation Bible School is that we have a starter fund for hand CHIMES for our church! The children at VBS love playing them — and we think our group of kids will, too! Brianna Stone has volunteered to have a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6th. We’ll plan a dessert raffle, also, so SAVE THE DATE, dust off your best cake/cookies/pie recipes and get ready! Please help us raise $1365 for these instruments!
Chimes 1
Chimes 2

Sunday, October 20th & 27th
during Fellowship Time
Special beautifully crafted items for fall, Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Craft Pumpkin
Craft Fall Items