Monday, December 17, 2012


Trinity Episcopal Church
Christmas Pagaent – Sun Dec 23
8:30 & 10:30 Services

Christmas Eve Services
3PM and 10PM

Calvary Chapel of Amador
Join us Christmas Eve at Calvary Amador- 7:00 p.m. A short service followed by hot cider and desserts.

Does your church have Christmas Eve services or events?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bible Challenge: Read the Entire Bible in Just One Year - Begins Sun Jan 6

To some, the Bible is a sacred text while to others, even as skeptics, it is still an integral part of the culture. While many people claim that the Bible is the most important book in the world, many have never read it! Trinity Episcopal Church is inviting the Amador and neighboring communities to change that. Trinity is inviting the community to take “The Bible Challenge” – a way to read the entire Bible in only one year. It begins on Epiphany Sunday, January 6, 2013.

Whatever one's faith tradition, it can be expanded and illuminated by reading the Bible. It is a big book of several parts – the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament) and the New Testament (which is about Jesus Christ). Any Bible or version can be successfully used in “The Bible Challenge.”

“The Bible Challenge” offers an accessible schedule of reading two or three Old Testament chapters, one Psalm and one chapter from a New Testament book each day, in order, requiring approximately 15-30 minutes per day. While it is possible to get behind in readings, all are encouraged to catch up a bit at a time and not to give up the challenge.

Trinity Church will have an optional blessing of any Bibles brought to be used during “The Bible Challenge” on January 6, 2013 (Epiphany) at the regular 8:30 and 10:30 services. Day 1 of the readings begin on Monday, January 7. Since some parts of the Bible can appear very difficult or intimidating, there is a companion set of one-page daily meditations, contributed by Bible scholars from around the world, to help put some ideas into contexts that are useful for 21st century readers.

Anyone interested in being more knowledgeable of the Bible is invited to participate with Trinity in this spiritual and educational experience. It is not necessary to be a member or to attend church services. Just contact Trinity to request a reading schedule – free. Name and contact information are requested in order to provide follow-up supports as they come available – NOT requests for money or home visits. Trinity would like to know how many people in the Amador and surrounding community are reading the Bible together. A complete form is below.

The daily meditations to accompany readings are an asset and are available in book form ($18 from Forward Movement Publications, or they may be downloaded a week’s worth of meditations at a time – at no charge – from the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California website at
“The Bible Challenge” and daily reading schedule are the brainchild of the Rev. Marek Zabriskie, rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Fort Washington, PA. It is being adopted by the entire Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, led by the Bishop Barry L. Beisner, as a collaborative spiritual effort for 2013. For more information about The Bible Challenge or The Episcopal Diocese of Northern California, please visit or e-mail

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sermon by Pastor Karen F. Siegfriedt: Christ our King: Ruler of Hearts and Minds

Dang good sermon by Pastor Karen of Trinity Episcopal:
Christ our King: Ruler of Hearts and Minds

Christmas Cantata - Dec 15 & 16

A special musical Christmas presentation “Night of the Father’s Love” will be performed the weekend of December 15th and 16th in 4 separate locations.

The first performance will be at Community Church of Pine Grove on Saturday, December 15th at 7pm. The first of three on Sunday, December 16th, will be at Faith Lutheran Church in Pioneer at 10am, the second at Jackson United Methodist Church at 12:30pm, and then the final performance will be at Ione Methodist Church at 3pm.

This one-hour musical program will feature music that will engage and please all ages; 8 songs that include 4 original compositions by composer/ arranger Pepper Choplin, with orchestra scoring by Michael Lawrence and Mark Hayes. Performing the cantata this year will be a 30-member community choir and a 14-piece orchestra, led by Amador County Concert Band director Stephen Chambers of Pioneer.

“This is the fifth year we have done one of these special presentations” said Chambers, “and each year the choir and orchestra has grown in numbers. This particular work is a fun and very beautiful cantata with extremely unique writing…you’ll hear new melodies intertwined with some favorite Christmas music….very enjoyable for the listener….and the audience can sing along in a few places if they like”.  “We are blessed to have so much talent in the area…singers, musicians, and helpers that volunteer their time each year to put together such a wonderful and moving experience…and very grateful also for the churches that have volunteered to host the performances again this year…we can’t wait to perform this special music!”

The performances are free; bring the whole family for this delightful event and enjoy yet another memorable engaging musical experience. Seating is limited, so arrive a few minutes early for good seating. Performances will begin strictly on time!

Contact Faith Lutheran Church at 295-4545 for any further information or if you are interested in participating in the choir!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Trinity Episcopal Women's Luncheon - Sat Dec 1

Trinity Church women will be having its annual luncheon Saturday Dec 1st at the Castle Oaks Golf Course  in Ione.  Cost is $20.00 and tickets will be available for sale the next two Sundays following church, scholarships can be made available.   Call the church at 267-0255 for more information.  All women are invited.  Please bring a friend!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

5th Annual Amador County Thanksgiving Day Feast - Thurs Nov 22

5th Annual Thanksgiving Day Feast
Thanksgiving Day, Nov 22
Amador American Legion Post #109 in Martell/Sutter Hill
FREE all you can eat traditional Thanksgiving dinner! Gifts, clothing, children's events.
All are welcome!
Sponsored by the Amador American Legion, Community Hope and Calvary Chapel.

"A Thrill of Hope" Pre-Advent Retreat - Sat Nov 17

“A Thrill of Hope: Pre-Advent Retreat this Saturday (11/17) from 9AM to 12PM at Trinity Epsicopal Church, Sutter Creek.

Do you need to hear a message of hope?  Do you want to experience more meaning during this Advent-Christmas Season? If so, this gathering is for you.

Men, women, and children are invited to a free pre-advent retreat. Music, scripture, reflections, and more will fill the morning as we slow down together before the busy time of advent. What a wonderful chance to reflect on the light, the gift, and the hope of the season!

Hope to see you on Saturday in the Church Sanctuary. We will begin promptly at 9 AM!
Peace and blessings,

The Rev. Karen F. Siegfriedt - Rector
Trinity Episcopal Church, Sutter Creek CA

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sophia's Well of Wisdom Winter Festival "Birthing a New World" - Sun Nov 25

The theme of our annual Winter Festival on Advent Sunday November 25 is Birthing a New World. The morning session begins at 10:30 with The Mother: Spiritual Midwifery and the Mystery of Birth followed by a Potluck Winter Soup Lunch. The afternoon session focuses on The Child: Developing Bio-Spiritual Senses for a New World ending at 4:30. The virtue study this month is “Transformation”. Sunday Meditation starts at 10:30 and Wisdom Circle at 11:15. Other weekly activities include: Qigong, Sunday 5pm; ACIM study group, Tuesday 7pm; Chi Meditation, Wednesday 6pm and Spiritual Practices 7pm. The interfaith spiritual center is located at 270A Hanford Street in Sutter Creek. Call Rev. Patsy at 209-418-9003 or visit for more information.

Rev. Patsy Walker Fine, D.Min.
270 Hanford Street, Suite A
Sutter Creek, CA 95685

Hillbilly Hanukkah Celebration - Sat Dec 8

 Whether you spell it Chanukah, Hanukah, or Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish "festival of lights" is celebrated each December.  But unlike Christmas, the dates are even more variable than the holiday’s spelling!  This year, the first night of menorah candle lighting takes place on Saturday night, December 8th.
The Mother Lode Jewish Community (MLJC) will be holding its annual Hanukkah party on the 7th night, Saturday, December 15 at 5 p.m. in Murphys, CA.  This is a casual, fun evening for both adults of all ages and children.  You don’t have to be a member to participate!  If you wish to attend, please call ahead to reserve your place, as space is limited.  There is no charge, but we ask everyone to bring a potluck dish to share.  Volunteers are also needed to help set up and clean up.  We also need a few volunteers to make latkes ahead of time.

If you are interested in attending, please call the Mother Lode Jewish Community at 209-533-1650 or email the MLJC at for additional information, reservations and directions.

The MLJC’s mission is to provide opportunities and events that nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture and community in the Mother Lode, drawing members from Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa Counties.  The activity calendar includes at least one activity a month, primarily in the Murphys and Sonora areas.  New members are always welcome.

Prodigal Sons Motorcycle Ministry visits PGYCC

Prodigal Sons Motorcycle Ministry Club from Manteca, California paid a visit to the Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp to spread the gospel and share words of wisdom to the youth at the camp. This group has been coming to Pine Grove Camp for at over 10 years. Led by Pastor Dave Blanco, they come twice a year to try to inspire the youth to make positive changes in their lives.

About thirty five motorcycles and cars drove into the camp that afternoon. They set up a band to share some inspirational music with the guys. Several of the visitors shared their testimonies with the youth about the struggles they had gone through, but were able to overcome the obstacles in their path. They shared stories of hope and faith with the youth to show them that it was possible to reach their goals.

A young man who is the grandson of one of the band members came to the camp to share his story. His name is Johnny Maxwell, and he’s currently on the show X Factor vying for a singing career. He sang several songs, and danced along with the crowd. The guys really enjoyed listening to Johnny and learning lots of dancing skills from him.

Everyone had a great time. They sang, danced and talked with the visitors taking in lots of knowledge that they had to share. After the music ended, the youth got to inspect the motorcycles and take photos with them. The kitchen provided a wonderful dinner of double cheeseburgers, fries, brownies and beverages. The great meal was enjoyed while they talked with each other. They will return to Pine Grove Camp in May to share more inspiring words with the youth.

Submitted by:
Mike Roots
Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp
Division of Juvenile Justice
(209) 296-7581

Friday, November 9, 2012

Las Posadas Candlelight Walk - Sat Dec 8

All are cordially invited to participate in the Las Posadas Candlelight Walk in Sutter Creek on Saturday, Dec. 8, rain or shine. This is a re-enactment of Mary and Joseph’s search for a place to rest, complete with a narration of the Christmas story and the singing of familiar carols. The walk begins at 7:00 p.m. on Spanish Street near the Catholic Church, where participants receive candles and programs. The procession winds through downtown Sutter Creek, following Mary on her mule, and ends at the stable outside the Methodist Church. Inside, warm beverages and cookies will be served. This is a lovely, non-commercial way to begin the season of Advent, to enjoy the beauty of Sutter Creek decorated for the season, and to be a part of this annual community event.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012

Our Lady of the Pines 7th Annual Variety Show - Sat Nov 3

Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church
November 3rd at 7pm in Haran Hall
2670 Tiger Creek Rd., Buckhorn
Our county is blessed with fantastic talent, many well known -- come and hear them play, sing and dance.
Refreshments served at intermission.   Admission is free -- donations gratefully accepted.
For details call Joan Alimonti at 295-5557 or ladeejay@linkunet,com

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sophia's Well of Wisdom - October 2012

The virtue study for October is “Reverence” with Sunday morning Meditation starting at 10:30 and Wisdom Circle at 11:15. The virtue will be explored from various points of view regarding role of reverence in the spiritual life. Weekly classes: Qigong Sunday 5pm; A Course in Miracles Tuesday 7pm; Chi Meditation Wednesdays 6pm.  Reiki Healing Circle Wednesday 10/10 at 6:30 pm.  Free Healing Clinic Wednesday 10/17 from 10am  - 4pm. Holistic Wellness Services by appointment. Healing & Transformation workshop coming November 3-4. The spiritual center is located at 270 Hanford Street in Sutter Creek. Call 209-418-9003 or visit for more information.

Rev. Patsy Walker Fine
270 Hanford Street, Suite A
Sutter Creek, CA 95685

Holistic Wellness Ministries
"Spiritual Wellness for Body & Soul"

Healing and Transformation: Fall Weekend Wisdom Workshop - Sat & Sun, Nov 3-4

Healing and Transformation is the subject of the Fall Weekend Wisdom Workshop at Sophia's Well of Wisdom on November 3-4, 2012.  The Saturday workshop, from 10 am to 4 p.m., is focused on healing  with "Healing: An Awakening of the Heart" in the morning and "Trauma, Energy and Healing" in the afternoon. "The Transformational Journey to Wholeness" is the theme Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The door will open at 9:30, but reservations are a must as seating is limited to 15 participants. The workshop is by donation.

Workshop activities are based on the work of Capcitar International, a grassroots organization that helps people in traumatized neighborhoods and villages all over the world. In response to the problem of lack of basic health care, body-mind-spirit healing methods are taught to empower individuals to awaken their own healing power, which leads to restoring community well-being. A portion of the donation will go to support the work of Capacitar.

Participants may come to all or part of the workshop. Saturday's lunch will be a Veggie Potluck. Sunday's Unity Brunch is provided. Wear comfortable loose clothes as there will be many movement activities throughout the day. Participants will experience, drumming circles, singing and chanting, breath work, movement practices, practices to balance emotions, meditations, and qi massage techniques for self and others.

Sophia's Well of Wisdom is an interfaith spiritual center for wellness of body and soul. It is located at 270A Hanford Street in Sutter Creek, across from the Days Inn. For more information or to reserve your place, call Rev. Patsy Fine at 209-418-9003 or email Visit for more information about the center.
Rev. Patsy Walker Fine
270 Hanford Street, Suite A
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
Holistic Wellness Ministries
"Spiritual Wellness for Body & Soul"

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Mother Lode Jewish Community Dinner - Sat Nov 3

The Mother Lode Jewish Community is having a Fall Dinner Gathering on Saturday, November 3rd in Downtown Sonora.  This is a great time for people to catch up with old friends and meet some new folks.  Non-members are welcome.  If you would like to attend, please email the Mother Lode Jewish Community at or call 209-533-1650. 

The MLJC’s mission is to provide opportunities and events that nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture and community in the Mother Lode, drawing its members from Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties.  New members are most welcome.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Festa Italiana Ravioli Dinner - Sat Oct 13

No-Host Cocktails at 5:30 PM. Dinner at 7:00 PM
Immaculate Conception Parish Hall, Sutter Creek
$25 per person. Children 6 and Under Free
Includes: Antipasto, Salad, Ravioli with Sausage, Bread, Wine, Dessert, Coffee. Raffle to Benefit the ICF Scholarship Fund

Limited Seating – Get your Tickets today! Seating by Ticket Number
Questions call Marilyn Anderson 209-295-7878
Or Alba Arosio at 209-223-1914
Tickets also available Online or by Phone with Credit Card  or 209-296-5495  ($1.00 service charge per ticket)

Sponsored by the ITALIAN CATHOLIC FEDERATION, Branch No. 428 of Amador County.
Due to ABC Regulations - No Outside Liquor Allowed

Friday, September 28, 2012

Trinity Episcopal Update - Fri Sept 28, 2012

Did You Know?
Phyllis Nye died this past week after struggling for two months. A memorial service was held on September 28th at Trinity. RIP.
Saturday, October 6th from 9-2pm is Bark in the Park at the Italian Picnic Grounds. Bring your pet, stop by our booth, have your pet blessed and help Trinity be an active presence in the Amador Community. Entry is FREE!
Saturday, October 13th at 5:30pm is the Gold Miner's Shindig at Trinity. Come for food, fun, fellowship, music, and slide show.   We will unearth the treasures within our Trinity Community. Mark your calendars.
Saturday October 20, 9 a.m. to noon, at St. Michael's-Carmichael is Convocation.  This is the pre-convention meeting for our deanery.  We will have time for fellowship and coffee from 9:00 to 9:30 and then have the meeting from 9:30 to noon.  We will hear reports about resolutions, nominations, and budget in preparation for convention.  We will also spend some time discussing further our purpose as a deanery and what kinds of collaborative ministries we can do among our congregations.  All diocesan delegates and alternates should attend, plus all other interested people from our congregations.
Friday, November 2nd at 7:30 is Trinity Night Out. Join us as we watch Amador High play Argonaut high in the BIG football game. More info to come!
Choir/Music Rehearsals are the 1st & 3rd Weds of each month. Next one is Oct 3. Bring a water bottle and a heart for singing/playing! We have an appreciation for and do a combined service of Traditional and Contemporary worship music. Come on out, we'd love to have ya!

Always find out what's happening at Trinity at:
"Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here."

Friday, September 21, 2012

Blessing of the Animals at "Bark in the Park" - Sat Oct 6

Bark in the Park:  On Saturday, October 6th (9:00-2:00pm), Trinity Church will bless the animals at the Italian Picnic Grounds as part of the Bark in the Park Shindig.Entry is free.  Bring your pet, stop by the Trinity booth, pick up a dog biscuit, and have your animal blessed.  Trinity Church supports A-Pal and all those organizations who care for God’s creatures.

Motherlode Jewish Community - Rosh Hashannah & Yom Kippur

Saturday, Sept. 22 - Our high holy day service between Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur. It will again be held in Copperopolis. Time TBA.
You may call MLJC at 533-1650 or reply to this email or email us at to RSVP or for directions or further information.
The MLJC’s mission is to provide opportunities and events that nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture and community in the Mother Lode; drawing its members from Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa and Tuolumne counties. There is no charge for this event and those interested in becoming new members are most welcome!

Autumn Equinox Celebration - Fri Sept 21

Autumn Equinox Celebration at Sophia's Well of Wisdom this Friday evening, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.

Rev. Tracy Johnson will lead the celebration circle with inspiring and fun-filled events.

This is a celebration of thanksgiving and joy in the natural cycles and seasons of life.

The Well is located in Sutter Creek at 270A Hanford Street (across from the Days Inn).

Contact Rev. Patsy at 209-418-9003 for more information.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Healing Word: A Foursquare Gospel Church - Sept 2012

A Foursquare Gospel Church 

Next Movie Night is Saturday, October 6th at 6:30 PM, with The Passion of Christ.  

Men's Breakfast is cancelled for this month.  

Women's Breakfast September 22nd with Sherry Grimes' Art Class for Beginners, and continental breakfast and loads of fun!  

Our open-to-everyone clothes closet is every Thursday between 1 & 3 PM.  

We invite you to worship with us Sunday mornings, 10:30 AM and Sunday Evenings at 6:00 PM with speaker Karen Rose, and we enjoy favorite old hymns, too!  

26675 Tiger Creek Rd at Hwy 88; In the Buckhorn Plaza.  
Phone 295-8699 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Drumming in the Heartbeat of Love & Compassion - Sat Sept 29

A playful Mind, Body, Spirit Experience Where We Meet in the Universal Beat with Barbara Borden
Saturday, September 29 at 10AM at Trinity Episcopal Church, Sutter Registration information: Early registration (by August 15) $40. After August 15, registration fee $50. Space is limited to the first 40 registrants. A light lunch will be provided. Drums will be available for all.
Please mail registration form to: Margaret Lewis, PO BOX 797, Pine Grove, CA 95665. Call (209) 712-6605 with questions.
Barbara Borden--drummer, percussionist, keeper of the beat---began drumming at age ten. Her musical expression is diverse: composer and recording artist (Beauty in the Beat, All Hearts Beating); performer - soloist and collaborator with other musicians and artists; educator - teaching community drum circles, workshops, clinics, retreats and private lessons. Borden is currently the subject of Emmy-award winning filmmaker, David L. Brown’s documentary-in-progress, Keeper of the Beat ( With drumming and music as her ally, Borden continues to dedicate her life to keeping the beat of love, joy, compassion, understanding, and creativity alive and thriving.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cowboy Church Returns to Fiddletown

Sunday Afternoon
September 16, 2012 4 PM
Fiddletown Saloon
Guest Preacher
The old Christian songs led by Ron Scofield with The Cowboy Church Music Ensemble
Pot Luck meal served off the Pool Table.
Old jeans and boots are just fine. Join us for great worship in music and a short message
Don’t Miss It!

Wednesdays at Sophia's Well of Wisdom

Just to let you know what's happening Wednesday night at Sophia's Well of Wisdom.

First, at 6 p.m. Marilyn Nutter will lead the Chi Meditation class. The 30-45 minute class uses gently movements along with guided meditation to support both energy balance and healing affirmations. 

Following the Chi Meditation class at 7 p.m. Rev. Patsy will hold a weekly Sophia Healing Circle with a different focus each night. 

1st Wednesday - Transformational Learning.  This week we will listen to a CD by Deepak Chopra on Healing Sounds and Sacred Verses.  Chopra will share insights as to how language forms our material reality and shapes our beliefs and behaviors. This will be an introduction to a study of the the Bhagavad Gita. STARTS TOMORROW

2nd Wednesday - Reiki Healing Circle. Participants will receive a spiritual energy attunement, practice some energy-building activities, and share Reiki (spiritual energy) healing work. THIS REPLACES THE RHC FORMERLY HELD ON THE SECOND MONDAY.

3rd Wednesday - Compassion Circle. Participants practice compassionate speaking and listening using a group support format.

4th Wednesday - Self-healing Practices. Local teachers, healers, practitioners share various healing methods and activities that participants can use for self-healing.  This month Patsy will share self-massage techniques.

5th Wednesday - Movie Night!  Spiritual Cinemas and healthy popcorn. 

Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.

Rev. Patsy Walker Fine
270 Hanford Street, Suite A
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
Holistic Wellness Ministries
"Spiritual Wellness for Body & Soul"

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sophia's Well of Wisdom - September 2012

The virtue study for September is “Purity” with Sunday morning Meditation starting at 10:30 and Wisdom Circle at 11:15. The topic will be explored through the lens of elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Heaven along with the cardinal directions.

Weekly classes:
Qigong Sunday 5 pm
A Course in Miracles Tuesday 7 pm
Chi Meditation Wednesday 6 p.m.
Reiki Healing Circle Monday 9/10 6:30 pm.
Free Healing Clinic Wednesday 9/19 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Celebration of the Autumn Equinox on Friday 9/21 at 7 pm.

Holistic Wellness Services by appointment. The spiritual center is located at 270 Hanford Street in Sutter Creek. Call 209-418-9003 or visit

Rev. Patsy Walker Fine
270 Hanford Street, Suite A
Sutter Creek, CA 95685

Holistic Wellness Ministries
"Spiritual Wellness for Body & Soul"

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sophia's Well of Wisdom - Aug 2012

The virtue study for August is “Love” with “Universal Love” introduced on the first Sunday Wisdom Circle. The discussion includes:  8/12 Shari Anderson - “Community Love"; 8/19 Rev. Patsy - “Relational Love”; 8/26 Lynnea Honn - “Personal Love”.  Sunday morning Meditation at 10:30 and Wisdom Circle at 11:15. Qi Gong, Sunday at 5 p.m. with Andrew Plitt; Chi Meditation, Wednesday with Marilyn Nutter. A Course in Miracles, Tuesday at 7 p.m. with Shari Anderson. Rita Mason leads Reiki Healing Circle Monday 8/13 at 6:30 p.m. Monthly HEALING CLINIC Wednesday 8/15 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Spiritual Care by appointment. The spiritual center is located at 270 Hanford Street in Sutter Creek. Call 209-418-9003 or visit

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sophia's Well of Wisdom - July 28-29

The Weekend Wisdom Workshop on July 28-29 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. features local therapist and meditation teacher Eugene Alliende. “Meditation East and West” is the focus of this year’s annual workshop dedicated to the value and practice of meditation for body and spirit.
   Alliende presents two sessions, Eastern Meditation on Saturday morning and an Introduction to Tantra on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Patsy Walker Fine presents Western Meditation on Saturday afternoon and Contemplative Practices on Sunday morning. Marilyn Nutter leads Chi Meditation each day following lunch; Andrew Plitt leads Qigong on Sunday at 5 p.m.
   The workshop is by donation; bring a bag lunch.
   SWOW is located at 270 Hanford Street in Sutter Creek. Call 209-418-9003 or visit

Rev. Patsy Walker Fine
270 Hanford Street, Suite A
Sutter Creek, CA 95685
Holistic Wellness Ministries
"Spiritual Wellness for Body & Soul"

Our Lady of the Pines: Western BBQ Dinner Dance and Fund Raiser - Sat Aug 25

Saturday August 25, 2012
No host bar 5 PM, Dinner 6 PM, Dancing 7:30-9:30 PM
Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church- Haran Hall
26750 Tiger Creek Road, Pioneer (Buckhorn)
BBQ pork ribs, baked beans, corn on the cob, green salad
Corn bread muffins, dessert. Live music by SLADE RIVERS BAND
A raffle will be held.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $8 kids 10 and under.
Tickets are limited, so call Ron @295-6257 or Joe @ 295-8441

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Journeys of Faith: Women's Retreat - Aug 25

Women's Retreat! August 25 from 9AM - 4PM

Bible Study Small Group Discussion and Faith Sharing Time for silent reflection, walking the labyrinth, journaling, and faith mapping.
 - Bible Study
- Small Group Discussion and Faith Sharing
- Time for silent reflection, walking the Labyrinth, journaling, and faith-mapping
- Coffee and snacks

Bring a box lunch to exchange! (Mark lunch if gluten-free or vegan.)
No cost! Attendance is limited to the first 50 women who register.

Call Faith Lutheran at 209-295-4545

Saturday, July 14, 2012

3rd Annual Meditation Workshop, "Meditation: East & West"


Sophia’s Well of Wisdom announces its third annual meditation workshop: Meditation East & West. The weekend workshop will be held July 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The spiritual center is located at 270 A Hanford Street in Sutter Creek, across from the Days Inn. 

  The featured speaker on Eastern practices is Eugene Alliende, MFT, a local traditional and transpersonal psychotherapist. He has been practicing meditation and Yoga for the last twenty years and facilitates a weekly meditation group on Mondays in Jackson at Global Healing Arts. 
  Alliende will focus on the basic pillars of meditation practice in Eastern Mediation on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 12 noon.  Alliende was also initiated into the Tantric Yoga lineage in 1994 and will present an Introduction to Tantra on Sunday from 2 - 4 p.m.

  Rev. Patsy Walker Fine, local spiritual director and minister, will share approaches to Western Meditation on Saturday afternoon from 2 - 4 p.m.  She will lead an exploration of Contemplative Practices on Sunday from 10 a.m. - 12 noon. Fine guides a weekly Sunday meditation group and specializes in contemplative bodywork in the Holistic Wellness Ministries of SWOW. 

  Participants will learn and experience various styles of meditation throughout the workshop. Following lunch each day, Marilyn Nutter will lead the group through Chi Meditation, a modified version of Tai Chi with gentle and easy movements.  Another option is the opportunity to experience the ancient Chinese movement meditation practice of Qi Gong with Sufri Andrew Plitt on Sunday at 5 p.m.  Nutter teaches Chi Meditation every Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Plitt teaches Qi Gong every Sunday at 5 p.m. at SWOW. 

  Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. each morning. The workshop cost is by donation and participants may come to all or part of the two-day workshop. Pre-registration by July 27 will ensure participants have a seat and available handouts. Bring a sack lunch; drinks and healthy snacks will be provided. Cntact Rev. Patsy Walker Fine at 209-418-9003, email, or see us at