Dear Members,

We held a very special meeting on March 11th for our members voted on whether or not to continue negotiations for the McCourtney Road property.  90% voted YES!  Thank you to everyone who attended and voted.  Since that vote, the owners of the McCourtney Road property have accepted our offer and as of Saturday, March 17th we are officially in escrow.  We are very excited to continue moving forward with this possible new home of the Sierra Center for Spiritual Living.  We still have a few very important contingencies to meet before this becomes our new home.  The main one is that we have to get approved for a Use Permit.  This process can take several months to complete.  Your Expanding FUN Team and the Board of Trustees are committed to this project and we looking forward to updating as we move along.

Thank you for your support.


Dina Jacopi

​President, Board of Trustees

The Expanding FUN team was created to help fulfill the Sierra Center's vision for a new home. The team reviewed all of the visioning from our Members' work on October 2014, they've also looked at past groups' visioning points and have listened to many comments from members in recent months, from all of this we created a list from which to work. The basics that we need for a new home are: a sanctuary large enough for one service and that can hold up to 300 people, two offices (for Rev. Lani and Administration), two rooms for practitioners, a large kitchen, a fellowship hall, a children's room, a teen room, a meditation space, a bookstore, and a storage room. Our new home is a beautiful space with lots of trees, big windows looking out through the sanctuary, a community garden, a big level parking lot and conveniently located close to town.

​The team continues to meet weekly to discuss all possibilities and to help keep the vision alive.​​

The McCourtney Road Property

Expanding FUN!

March 19, 2018

Here is a conceptual drawing (not to scale) of our vision for a new home.  This is just to give you a idea of all the rooms that we need.

119 Florence Avenue

P.O. Box 2714

Grass Valley, CA  95945

(530) 274-1018

Our mission is:
To provide an inclusive community of unconditional love, co-creating a joyful celebration of life through teaching and modeling spiritual principles and practices in accordance with the Science of Mind philosophy.

January 29, 2017

Your Expanding FUN team has been busy!  We are continuing to look at possible properties and we've gotten excited about a couple possibilities.  The experience of property hunting has given us much insight into what it will take to build the perfect new home.  We've learned a lot about what we want (thanks to you and our community vision!), but most importantly we've discovered what this will cost. This is an enormous project and we've now shifted our focus more towards FUNdraising.  We had many small fundraisers in 2016, Jamba Juice, Coffee, T-Shirts, eScrip, Raley's, Amazon Smile, Benefit Mobile and more!  Every single penny we raised has made a difference and we thank everyone who supported these efforts.  

With Infinite Love & Gratitude,
Dina Jacopi and your Expanding FUN Team ~ Rev. Lani Howard, Sandy Devine, Sandi Schilling, Julia Robles-Scott, Jill Wiggins, Maria Blasko and Dave Clark.