Services: Churches2018-04-03T21:52:19+00:00

Sutter Creek Services: Churches

Creekside United Methodist Church
14 Main Street & Church Street
Sutter Creek, CA 95685

Church service in historic church on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

When one thinks of the California Gold Rush, images of the wild west come to mind. Miners trying to make their fortune, saloons bursting with voices and music well into the night. Lots of images are associated with the Gold Rush, but we tend to forget about the other aspects of atown that flourished and struggled right along with the frenzy to find gold.

Sophia’s Well
270A Hanford Street, Sutter Creek, CA

Sophia’s Well, also known as “The Well’ is a holistic ministry center serving Amador County with wisdom education and wellness services.A weekly inter-faith community Wisdom Circle meets on Sunday at 10am. We also offer spiritual care, meditation, massage and bodywork, and energy healing services. Several support and study groups meet here as well.

Trinity Episcopal Church
430 State Hwy 49. Sutter Creek, CA 95685 (Sutter Hill, across from Walgreens)
209-267-0255 |
The vision of Trinity Church:  We are an inclusive, spiritually dynamic, loving Christian family sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with each other and the world.  Whoever you are, wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. 

Sunday Services:
Service of Holy Communion with music-8:30 AM
Service of Holy Communion with music followed by coffee hour – 10:30 AM



“Although John Sutter’s sawmill was about forty miles away, Sutter Creek is in the heart of the California Gold Country. Sutter made camp here, trying to avoid the gold rush crowds, but miners soon spilled in and made the town. Mining boomed and then faded…making way for today’s contagion: wine fever. In and around Sutter Creek you can mosey along sidewalks shaded by filigreed balconies.”  – New York Times 36 Hours

Yesterday & Today

The town derives it’s name Sutter Creek after John Sutter. Sutter as early as 1844, had in pursuit of timber, established whipsawing pits and an outdoor manufacturing business named Pine Woods. It was this area near the creek, which runs behind City Hall, that became the site of new and permanent settlement. It is told the settlement started because of a single tent raised there for miners to use on rainy Sundays when they could not get to Jackson or Drytown. Sutter Creek truly established itself permanently when Gold quartz was discovered in 1851 and the became a major supply center.

Among other notable historic landmarks like Knight Foundry and the nearby Kennedy Mine, visitors should take some time to enjoy the historic wine country surrounding Sutter Creek. Wine production in the area dates back one hundred fifty years, when pioneers seeking their fortunes in gold found the ideal climate for growing wine grapes. Today Amador County boasts over 25 wineries and is famous for its red Zinfandels.