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.  Now it's time to take this vision even higher!  We are currently planning a big event and hope to attract close to 300 people.  We have hired the help of a local Marketing expert, Shanin Ybarrondo.  Shanin has mapped out the whole event and is directing the team to success.  For more information about this special event, please click on EVENT at the top of this page.  We hope to see you there!


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.



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 from October 2014, they've looked at past groups' visioning points, and 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 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.​​

Expanding FUN!

This is a conceptual drawing (not to scale) of our vision for a new home.

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.