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Published on November 3, 2017 12:01AM

Calvary Episcopal Church’s Holiday Bazaar Nov. 10 and 11 features food, baked goods, handmade items and more.

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Calvary Episcopal Church’s Holiday Bazaar Nov. 10 and 11 features food, baked goods, handmade items and more.

Pacific Unitarian Universalist

The Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (PUUF) holds a service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Performing Arts Center, 588 16th St. The service topic is, “This I Believe.” Three PUUF members share the evolution of their belief system. Peggy Coreson is the lay leader. Religious education for the children is available each week following the “Moment with the Children” near the beginning of the service.

At about 12:30 p.m., after the opportunity to socialize downstairs, Becky Thormalen leads a discussion, “Education: Why Are Iceland’s Public Schools No. 1 in the world?”

The public is invited to the service, the social hour and the discussion afterwards. For information, go to, email, or call 503 325 5225.

Common Ground Interspiritual

A Celebration of Spirit, sponsored by Common Ground Interspiritual Fellowship, meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Wesley Room at the Astoria First United Methodist Church, 1076 Franklin Ave. Use the 11th Street building entrance. This morning gathering is not defined by any particular belief system, and is intended for the “spiritual but not religious,” as well as those who draw from more than one faith tradition. For information, go to

St. Catherine Episcopal

NEHALEM — St. Catherine Episcopal Church, 36335 U.S. Highway 101 in Nehalem, holds a Labyrinth walk from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, and the first Sunday of every month. All are welcome. For information, go to

Community HU sing

SEASIDE — A Seaside Community Eckankar HU Sing takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Seaside Public Library, 1131 Broadway. Regardless of one’s beliefs or religion, anyone can sing HU (pronounced hue), an ancient name for God; it is for the spiritual upliftment of those who come, and is not directed to any other purpose. For information, call Seann Valen at 503-717-5485, email or go to

Religious Society of Friends

ILWACO, Washington — The Lower Columbia Quakers, also known as the Religious Society of Friends, meets at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Ilwaco Community Center, 158 First Ave. N. All are welcome to visit and participate. For information, go to

Cannon Beach Community

CANNON BEACH — Cannon Beach Community Church, 132 E. Washington St., holds an Evensong service at 6 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month. All are welcome.

Evensong features Wes Warhmund (guitar, flute and clarinet) and meditative songs, Psalms, readings, candlelight and time for quiet reflection.

For information, call the church at 503-436-1222.

Peace Lutheran

The Columbia Coast Cluster of Churches, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Oregon Synod, holds a day of celebration Saturday in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation (1517-2017) at Peace Lutheran Church, 565 12th St.

The celebration begins with an ecumenical worship service at 2 p.m., with Bishop David Brauer-Rieke as guest preacher, followed by breakout sessions at 3:20 p.m. on Music and Art of the Reformation. Guest presenters are Kristin Shauck, art instructor at Clatsop Community College, and Vincent Jones-Centeno, music director of Cascadia Concert Opera and organist at Grace Episcopal Church in Astoria.

There are activities for families with children beginning at 3:40 p.m. At 5 p.m., a Schnitzel Dinner is offered in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is $10 per person or $25 per family. Sign up for the dinner at church, or purchase a ticket in advance. For information, email

St. Brendan the Navigator Orthodox

Vespers begins at 5 p.m. Saturday at the home of Seraphim and Jacinta Waidelich, 2875 Mill Pond Lane in Astoria. Kevin Lien, assistant pastor at Annunciation Orthodox Church in Milwaukie, leads the service. A social gathering follows.

On Sunday, Orthos/Matins begin at 8:30 a.m., and Liturgy starts at 10 a.m., at St. Francis de Sales Mission, 867 Fifth St. in Hammond, also led by Kevin Lien.

For directions, call Steve Sollars at 503-298-3453.

First Lutheran

All Saints Sunday at First Lutheran Church, 725 33rd Street in Astoria, begins at 8:30 a.m. with a worship service. Sunday School is at 8:45 a.m., the Adult Forum is at 9:45 a.m. and another worship service is at 11 a.m. The Orchid Society meets at 2 p.m.

On Monday, the Sea Scouts meet at 5:30 p.m.

TOPS meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; Pure Life Alliance meets at 5:45 p.m.

A new Bible study gathering, led by Rev. Steve Keinberger begins Wednesday. Bible Study is also offered at 6 p.m. and Senior Choir practice is held at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, the VASA Astor Lodge Monthly Meeting is at 7 p.m.

For information, call the church at 503-325-6252 or go to

Grace Episcopal

All Saints’ Sunday is celebrated at both the 8 and 10 a.m. services Sunday at Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Ave. A baptism takes place during the 10 a.m. service.

The Labyrinth is available for walking from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. A labyrinth introduction is offered at 3 p.m., upon request. It takes an average of 30 minutes to complete the walk.

The annual Grace Holiday Bazaar is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and features original art by local artists, as well as vintage and holiday treasures, plants and cookbooks. Soup and baked goods are also available.

For information, call the church at 503-325-4691 or go to

Calvary Episcopal

SEASIDE — Calvary Episcopal Church, 503 N. Holladay Drive, is holding its annual Holiday Bazaar from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 10, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 11.

Friday evening, dessert and beverages are available. On Saturday, lunch can be purchased from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring shrimp chowder or hearty soup with bread, hot dogs and a variety of pies and beverages.

For sale at the event are homemade baked goods and candy, cookies, breads, fudge, fruit cakes, soup mixes, jam, gourmet and kitchen items, new home decor for holiday entertaining and gift giving, gift bags, stained glass pieces, vintage linens, and a “gently used” table.

Raffle tickets are $1 each, or six for $5, for a Christmas wall hanging created by Judy Woodmansee of Seaside and Judy Carder of Gearhart. The winner need not be present for the drawing.

Community support of the bazaar enables donations to numerous charities in Clatsop County, in addition to special church projects.

For information, call 503-738-5773.

Pioneer Presbyterian

WARRENTON — Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 33324 Patriot Way in Warrenton, presents local tenor Phil Keim at 10 a.m. Sunday. Keim is singing selections by Felix Mendelssohn and Jean Baptiste Lully, and is accompanied by composer and violinist Kim Angelis.

Dwight Caswell’s sermon asks the question, “How Long are Your Tassels?” There is time to meet the musicians at the fellowship hour following the service.

For Information call 503-883-3097.

Astoria First Assembly of God

Royal Rangers Boys and M-pact Girls clubs are extending registration for the 2017-18 year through Sunday at Astoria First Assembly of God, 1775 Seventh St. The clubs meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every Sunday, starting Sunday, and running though the end of May.

The Ranger program helps teach boys outdoor activities such as camping, boating, knot tying, lashing and values for everyday living from scripture. The girls have crafts, discussions and interaction with others their own age, coupled with stories and examples from the Bible.

For information, call 503-325-7331.


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