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Published on November 10, 2017 12:01AM

Pacific Unitarian Universalist

The Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship holds a service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Performing Arts Center, 588 16th St. Rev. Kit Ketcham’s topic is “The Evolution of Spiritual Experience.” Frank Logan is the service leader. Religious education for the children is available each week following the “Moment with the Children” near the beginning of the service.

The monthly potluck at the Masonic Temple across the street follows the service. The public is invited to attend both the service and the monthly potluck lunch.

For information, call 503-325-5225, email or go to

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

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

First Lutheran Church

Worship services at First Lutheran Church, 725 33rd Street in Astoria are held at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School at 8:45 a.m., and the Adult Forum is at 9:45 a.m.

On Monday, Sea Scouts at meet at 5:30 p.m.; Hope House Parenting Class is at 6 p.m.

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

On Wednesday, Bible Study is at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., followed by choir practice at 7 p.m.

The church council meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday

A Lefse Making Party, with instructor Olga Hovden, starts at 9 a.m. Nov. 17 and 18. To participate, contact Nancy Ledgerwood at 503-861-1779. Those who have lefse rolling pins, sticks, and irons are requested to bring them, or let the church borrow them. The lefse made at the party will be sold at the annual Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 9.

For information, call the church at 503-325-6252.

First Presbyterian

The First Presbyterian Church of Astoria, 11o3 Grand Ave., meets at 10 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Bill Van Nostran’s sermon topic is “Hidden Treasure.”

A weekly session of Guided Meditation is offered every Thursday at 7 p.m., in the Marcotte Room (behind the sanctuary), led by Sumedha Murdock.

Plans are under way to host a Holiday Fair in the Fellowship Hall on Dec. 9. The artisans’ fair features local vendors offering arts and crafts, many suitable as holiday gifts.

For information, call 503-325-1702, email or go to

Bethany Free Lutheran

Bethany Free Lutheran Church, 451 34th St., has a movie night at 6 p.m. Sunday, and is showing the movie “Letters to God.” There is no cost, and the public is welcome.

St. Mary, Star of the Sea

The Lady Guadalupanas are selling fresh tamales after the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Masses on Sunday at St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1465 Grand Ave. No orders will be taken; first come, first served. All proceeds go to the Celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe. The cost is $2 per tamale, or $20 a dozen.

A Youth Group Parent Night and Potluck is being held Sunday in the St. Mary, Star of the Sea School Auditorium, 1411 Grand Ave. The potluck starts at 5:30 p.m., and youth group activities begin at 6 p.m.


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