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Published on February 23, 2018 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., followed by a social time in the Green Room. Guest minister Rev. Catharine Clarenbach speaks on the topic “Where the River Meets the Sea.” Religious education for the children is available each week following the “Moment with the Children” near the beginning of the service.

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

Religious Society of Friends

ILWACO, Wash. — 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

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, email or call 916-307-9790.

Lewis and Clark Bible Church

In August 1990, Jerry Conklin became the ninth pastor to serve at Lewis and Clark Bible Church. At his retirement in March, he will have served faithfully for 27 1/2 years. His last official service at the church, at 35082 Seppa Road, is at 11 a.m. Sunday, followed by a potluck meal. The community is welcome to come and say farewell to the pastor and his wife, Laura.

Caleb Hilbert begins serving as senior pastor March 1.

For information, call 503-325-7011 or go to

Grace Episcopal

Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Ave., celebrates the Second Sunday in Lent at both the 8 and 10 a.m. services. It is also Hunger Awareness Sunday, with an ingathering for the Hunger Ministries at Grace of both monetary and nonperishable food items. Bread, crackers and meal helpers are especially needed.

The monthly Community Dinner is served at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Parish Hall, free of charge. Those willing to help should come at 3 p.m. to set up, or at 5 p.m. to help clean up.

A book group exploring “Final Words From the Cross” by Adam Hamilton meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays during Lent.

The noon series “Fridays in Lent,” with music for listening or walking the Stations of the Cross, takes place between 12:10 and 1 p.m. March 2 with pianist Jennifer Goodenberger.

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

Calvary Episcopal Church

SEASIDE — From 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. March 2, Calvary Episcopal Church, 503 N. Holladay Drive, offers Diane Amos presenting the second in a Lenten music series, “Moments for Meditation,” half hour offerings of music intended to give an opportunity to enjoy thoughtful music, and perhaps take time for personal meditation and reflection.

Calvary also offers the Holy Eucharist on Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church of Astoria, 1103 Grand Ave., meets at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Bill Van Nostran’s sermon topic is “Cleaning House.” Denise Reed provides musical accompaniment on organ and piano.

A series of new member classes are being taught, following Sunday worship, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 4, 11 and 18. Individuals wishing to learn more about joining First Presbyterian Church should contact the church office for details.

Guided Meditation is offered every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Marcotte Room (behind the sanctuary), led by Sumedha Murdock.

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

Astoria First United Methodist

Astoria First United Methodist Church, 1076 Franklin Ave. holds a Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. The children work on art projects at their table while staying at the service.

A new series by John Dominic Crossan, “The Challenge of Paul,” with a video and congregational discussion, begins at 11 a.m. Sunday.

For information call 503-325-5454. 


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