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Published on March 2, 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. Rev. Sarah Schurr speaks on the topic “Transitions.” Religious education for the children is available each week following the “Moment with the Children” near the beginning of the service.

Social time in the Green Room takes place after the service. Tod Lundy leads a discussion about “Personal Mythologies: The stories we hold to be true with little justification.”

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.

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

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.

Crossroads Community

SVENSEN — Crossroads Community Church, a Friends Fellowship, at 40618 Old Highway 30, is holding a Free Family Film Friday at 6:45 p.m. Friday. Come enjoy a film and fellowship. This event is always held the second Friday of the month. All are welcome. For information, call Shawn Leonard, pastor, at 503-949-5033.

St. Brendan the Navigator Orthodox

St. Brendan the Navigator Orthodox Mission holds a Vespers service on Saturday in Astoria. For information and directions, call 503-458-5704.

Matins is at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at the St. Francis de Sales Mission, 567 Fifth Ave. in Hammond, followed by a Liturgy service at 10 a.m.

First United Methodist

Astoria First United Methodist Church, 1076 Franklin Ave., holds a service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Rick Bowers, of Common Ground Interspiritual Fellowship in Astoria, is the visiting pastor. His sermon topic is, “The Answer is Love. What’s the Question?” Jane Hill gives Communion. The children stay at the service and work on art projects at their special table.

For information, call the church office at 503-325-5454. 

Grace Episcopal

The Lenten Labyrinth Walk at Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Ave., takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday with “Stabat Mater” music. A labyrinth introduction is offered at 3 p.m. upon request. It takes an average of 30 minutes to complete the walk.

During Lent, the noon series “Fridays in Lent” offers contemplative music for listening or walking the Stations of the Cross. At 12:10 March 9, Ray Utterback (organ and piano) and Erik Utterback (cello) are featured.

For information, call 503-325-4691 or go to

First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church of Astoria, 1103 Grand Ave., meets Sunday at 10 a.m. Rev. Bill Van Nostran’s sermon title is “The Humor of God.” 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. on Sunday and March 11 and 18. Individuals wishing to learn more about joining First Presbyterian Church should contact the church office for details.

A Women’s Bible Study is scheduled in the Fellowship Hall parlor at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and March 9 and 16.

The church hosts Bowling Night at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at Lower Columbia Bowl, 826 Marine Drive.

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

For information, call the church office at 503-325-1702, email or go to

Church of Christ

The Church of Christ, 692 12th St., hosts Ken Tipps as its guest speaker at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. His topic is “Trusting Jesus,” based on John 14:1-2.

On April 7, the Church of Christ hosts its seventh annual after-Easter community sing-along at 3 p.m. All are welcome.

For information, call 503-791-3235.


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