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Published on April 13, 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. Eli Harold and Azaria Damghani, students at Astoria High School, share their experiences leading the student protest against gun violence at the high school. Harold also speaks about his trip to the National March Against Gun Violence in Washington, D.C.

After the social time there is an open discussion; ideas are needed. Topic suggestion slips for this summer’s discussions will be handed out.

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.

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

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.

Interfaith Partnership

SEASIDE — The South County Interfaith Partnership meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Riley’s Restaurant, 1104 S. Holladay Drive, to foster better understanding among faith practitioners and to nurture one another in spirit. All faiths are welcome. For information, call Ann Souvenir at 503-738-0200.

First Presbyterian

First Presbyterian Church of Astoria, 1103 Grand Ave., holds its weekly service AT 10 a.m. Sunday. Rev. Bill Van Nostran’s sermon is “Jesus Must Be Alive.” Denise Reed provides musical accompaniment on organ and piano.

Fellowship Hall is the site of the Second Saturdays Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Arts, crafts and specialty food are offered. Attendance is free.

Family Bowling Night is at 6:30 p.m. April 23 at Lower Columbia Bowl, 826

Marine Drive.

Classes are held each Tuesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to learn how to ring English hand bells. Women’s Bible Study is in the Fellowship Hall parlor at 6:30 p.m. each Friday in April. Those who are interested should contact the church office.

For information, call the office at 503-325-1702, or email Recordings of Rev. Van Nostran’s sermons are

available at

Grace Episcopal

The new art exhibit hanging at Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 Franklin Ave., which features Pacific Northwest landscapes by Christa Grimm, runs through April and can be viewed from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and on Sunday mornings. Applications for the judged art show “Sacred Spaces” are available at the church or on the church’s website.

An Astoria Music Festival concert “A Celebration of Spring — Baroque and Beyond” is being presented at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church featuring classical guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan, with strings from the Music Festival orchestra.

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

Astoria First United Methodist

Astoria First United Methodist Church, 1076 Franklin Ave., hold a worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Carol

Prichard’s sermon topic is “Saying Goodbye to Insomnia.”

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


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