Seaside United Methodist

SEASIDE - Seaside United Methodist Church, 241 N. Holladay Drive, holds its Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Daryl Blanskma delivers the sermon, "A Religion that Works." Nursery care is available during worship. Sunday school classes will resume Sept. 7 with an adult class at 9 a.m. Children's classes will meet during the worship hour.

A new contemporary worship band begins rehearsals at 6 p.m. Tuesday. United Methodist Women hold their September general meeting and potluck at noon Wednesday. The program is on stroke prevention. The choir resumes regular rehearsals at 7 p.m. Thursday. For information, call 738-7562.

Bible Baptist

Adult Life Studies begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at Bible Baptist Church, 1195 Irving Ave., with classes for children and teens as well as adults. The message in the 10:15 a.m. service is "Good News, Bad News" from John 9:39-41. The previous week's service is aired on KKEE at 11 a.m. The theme of the 6 p.m. service will be from Philippians 2:19-30, with the message, "This Is My Country." For information, call 325-2263 or e-mail bbcast@paci

Pioneer Presbyterian

WARRENTON - Sunday worship at Pioneer Presbyterian Church on Clatsop Plains, on U.S. Highway 101 at Camp Rilea Road, begins with a Singspiration at 9:40 a.m., followed by worship at 10 a.m. led by the Rev. Dean Mead with the sermon, "The Second Part of Conversion: The Community." Lector is Gil Gramson. Greeters are Bob and Dorothy Scott and Merlin Humpal. Lila and Ron Collman host coffee hour. Children are encouraged to remain with the adults in the sanctuary to participate in worship. For information, call 861-2421.

Astoria Christian

Beginning a new series of messages from the book of James on "Practical Christianity," the Rev. Frank Loyd will address the topic, "Pay Attention To What's Inside," from James 1:12-27, in the 10 a.m. Sunday worship at Astoria Christian Church, 1151 Harrison Ave. The Worship Team will lead the singing. Clyde Herndon brings the communion meditation and Ron Miller provides the stewardship meditation. Carol and Mick Shepard will greet visitors at the door. Bible and Coffee Class meets at 11:20 a.m. An adult Bible study on the Psalms meets at 7 p.m. at the home of the Loyds, 1140 Harrison Ave.

Adult Bible study meets at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. The Promise Keepers Men's Fellowship meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. For information, call 325-2591.

Lewis and Clark Bible

Men's Bible study is at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Lewis and Clark Bible Church, 2.5 miles south of Miles Crossing just off Lewis and Clark Road on Seppa Lane.

Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. The adult Sunday school will continue its study, "10 Questions To Diagnose Your Spiritual Health." This week's question is "Do You Have a Growing Concern for the Spiritual and Temporal Needs of Others?" Keith Foster will present a mini-concert during the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Foster has been the featured singer at the Cannon Beach Conference Center on many occasions and has sung at churches throughout the Northwest. The 6 p.m. service will be a "Singspiration" at Warrenton First Baptist Church. Members from both congregations will share special music numbers, give testimonies and read scripture.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, Bible study and prayer are offered and Youth Group for teens 12 to 18 meets. For information, call 325-7011.

Coastline Christian Fellowship

WARRENTON - Located on the corner of Third Street and Main Avenue, Coastline Christian Fellowship is an affiliate of Calvary Chapel with Sunday services at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Mid-week Bible study is at 7 p.m. Thursday. During this study, Pastor Jason Biel teaches verse by verse through the Bible, currently in the book of Revelation. Children's ministry is available during all services. For information, call 861-1378.

Our Father's Well

WARRENTON - Intercessory prayer is offered at 7 p.m. today at Our Father's Well, a Forerunner Five-Fold Ministry based on Ephesians 4:11, at 675 S.E. Marlin Ave., next to Dairy Queen.

Sunday school begins at 10:30 a.m. with worship, ministry of the word and fellowship offered at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Jackie Prest delivers the message, "Watch," from Mark 14:37. An informal service with praise, worship, prayer and ministry is offered at 6 p.m.

Prayer is offered at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Please call for location. Praise, worship, testimony and fellowship are offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For church information, call 861-0197, fax 861-1937, e-mail ourfatherswell@coastland or visit the Web site

Astoria First United Methodist

The Rev. David Kinman speaks from the title, "Kitchen Inspection," at the 10 a.m. Sunday service at the First United Methodist Church, 1076 Franklin Ave. Scripture lessons are from James 1:17-27 and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15 and 21-23. Holy Communion is celebrated. Jim Spain is liturgist. Vera and Jim Spain are greeters. Edna and Bill Leonard host the coffee mingle following the service. Childcare is available during worship. The Pause and Ponder study group members are invited to attend the Taize service at 7 p.m. at First Lutheran Church. The Pause and Ponder study group resumes its regular meetings at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.

The Brown Bag Lunch Lectionary Bible study group meets at noon Wednesday in the pastor's study. Scriptures to read are Psalms 125 (or 124), Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9 and 22-23, James 2:1-10, 11-13 and 14-17 and Mark 7:24-37. For information, call 325-5454 or visit the Web site

Warrenton First Baptist

WARRENTON - Men's Bible reading time is 7 a.m. Saturday at Warrenton First Baptist Church, 30 N.E. First St.

Sunday school classes for all ages begin at 9:15 a.m. The adult class, taught by the Rev. Ed Bussert, is on the book of Hebrews. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. At 5 p.m., youth groups for all ages and adult Bible study meet. The congregation of Lewis and Clark Bible Church will join Warrenton First Baptist for a "Singspiration" service at 6 p.m.

The church picnic takes place at noon Monday at Camp Kiwanilong. Bible study in the book of Job is offered at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, Bible study for high school and young adults is offered at 5:30 p.m., followed by prayer meeting at 7 p.m. and choir practice at 8 p.m. Women's "Prayer and Share" meets at 9 a.m. Thursday. Home Bible studies meet at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday. For information, call 861-2432.

Warrenton Christian

WARRENTON - Steve Maltman delivers the sermon, "It's Time," in the 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday services at Warrenton Christian Church, 1376 S.E. Anchor Ave. Sunday school for all ages meets at 10 a.m. Nursery care is available during both services. Children's worship is available during the 11 a.m. service. An evening service is held at 6 p.m.

AA Step Study meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Middle school youth and the high school youth group both hold their weekly meetings at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Transportation is available in some areas. For information, call 861-1714.

Seaside Seventh-day Adventist

SEASIDE - Ron Smith of Boring will speak at the 11 a.m. Saturday service at the Seaside Seventh-day Adventist church, 1450 N. Roosevelt Drive. Sabbath school begins at 9:30 a.m., and the Bible study is "Jesus' Ministry and the Sanctuary," from the book of Hebrews.

First Presbyterian

Sunday worship is held at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, on 11th Street between Grand and Harrison avenues, three blocks above Safeway. The Rev. David Prichard and staff thank the community and The Daily Astorian for carrying their congregational news. Sunday school for all ages starts Sept. 8 with classes from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is available during Sunday school and worship. For information or to be on the church mailing list, call 325-1702.

Astoria First Baptist

"How About a New Picture of Your Father?" is the message in the 11 a.m. Sunday worship at Astoria First Baptist Church, Seventh and Commercial streets. The Rev. Jim Green continues the study of the parable of the Prodigal Son from Luke 15. "Crossover," a youth group for high school teens, meets at 5:30 p.m. The 6 p.m. service continues a study of the gospel of John.

Women's Bible study group meets at 12:30 p.m. Monday. On Wednesday, "Lost and Found," a youth group for middle school students, meets at 6:30 p.m. and Prayer Central, a time of intercessory and personal prayer, is offered at 7 p.m. For information, call 325-1761.

Calvary Assembly of God

WARRENTON - Calvary Assembly of God, 1365 S. Main Ave., hold its Sunday celebration at 10:30 a.m. with an attended nursery, preschool and primary classes. An evening celebration is offered at 6 p.m.

Adult Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Royal Rangers and Missionettes also meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 861-1712.

Baha'i' Faith/Clatsop County

Multifaith devotions, where prayers and scriptures from diverse religions are shared, take place from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday. A weekly study class, "The Family Virtues Guide," is held at 4 p.m. At 5 p.m., a fellowship potluck is open to all. The weekly deepening, "Baha'i's Essentials," starts at 6 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. the weekly study circle is held. All classes and events are held at TwoWings Learning Center, 91995 Oregon Highway 202. For information, call 325-4362. For current events and news of the Baha'i' Community of Clatsop County, visit the Web site

Baha'i' Faith/Astoria

An interfaith devotional meeting is held from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday at 472 Pleasant Ave. Call 325-4679 for information.

Introductory study of the Baha'i' Faith is offered from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at 584 Eighth St., and is open to anyone. Topics cover the founder of the faith, Baha'u'llah, and his teachings for spiritual and social development. For information, call 325-7595.


An unprogrammed Friends (Quaker) worship group meets at 11 a.m. Sunday at 511 Jerome Ave. A social hour and discussion time follows the Meeting for Worship. For information or to learn more about Quakers, call 338-3871 or 338-7262.

Peace Lutheran

Peace Lutheran Church, 12th and Exchange streets, holds a "treasure" (rummage) sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The topic in the 10 a.m. Sunday service at Peace is "The Jesus Diet Plan for Healthy Christians." Holy Communion will be served. Kay Cruzan assists the Rev. Ron Zschoche. Ailie Huhtala and Arvid Simonson will greet members and visitors. Altar flowers are provided by Bob and Bernice Cordiner and the ushers are Bob and Becky Blunck.

The adult choir begins its fall schedule with the first rehearsal at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

First Assembly of God

The youth group, "The Factor," meets at 6 p.m. Saturday at First Assembly of God, 1775 Seventh St.

Sunday school meets at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. Evening worship is offered at 6 p.m.

Wednesday night is Family Night, with Missionettes and Royal Rangers meeting at 7 p.m. The pastor's Bible study is held in the sanctuary at the same time. For information, call 325-7331.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meets at 10 a.m. Sunday for Sacrament meeting. At 11:15 a.m., Sunday school classes are held for all age groups and Primary class begins for children 18 months to 12 years. This year's course of study is the Old Testament. At 12:15 p.m., meetings are held for the Relief Society, Priesthood and Young Men's and Young Women's organizations. Meeting times are the same for the Astoria Ward, 350 Niagara Ave., the Seaside ward, 1403 S. Wahanna Road, and the Long Beach, Wash., ward, 1306 Washington Ave. N.

Young Men's and Young Women's organizations also meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday for service projects, learning activities and monthly dances. For an Astoria activity schedule, call Jared or Jenna Rickenbach at 325-8806.

The Family History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The public is welcome. For information, call 325-8256.

Great Vow Zen Monastery

CLATSKANIE - Buddhist meditation and service led by Zen teachers Hogen and Chozen Bays is offered at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Sunday at the Great Vow Zen Monastery, 79640 Quincy-Mayger Road. Meditation instruction is provided. For information, call (503) 728-0654.

Immanuel Lutheran

KNAPPA - Sunday worship begins at 9 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, on the corner of U.S. Highway 30 and Valley Creek Lane, half a mile east of The Logger restaurant. The Rev. Carl Hansen leads the service.

Astoria Seventh-day Adventist

Youth group meets at the pastor's home at 7 p.m. today.

Saturday services at Astoria Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 Nehalem Ave., begin at 9:30 a.m. with youth and adult classes. Guest speaker Courtney Allen will preach during the 11 a.m. worship hour.

"With Christ in the School of Prayer" with Pastor Elwood Starr meets at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Women's Bible study is held at 1 p.m. Thursday. For information, call 325-0610.

First Congregational United Church of Christ

Worship begins at 9:30 a.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 820 Alameda Ave., across from Capt. Robert Gray Elementary School.


OYSTERVILLE, Wash. - Pastor DeWayne LaPointe of the Peninsula Assembly of God in Ocean Park, Wash., will preside at the 3 p.m. vespers service in the historic Oysterville Church. Carolyn Cruso will bring her lyrical style of dulcimer playing to the service. Favorite hymns sung by the congregation will be accompanied by Suzanne Knutzen on the pump organ.

This is the last of the 2003 summer series of ecumenical vespers services held in the Oysterville Church, sponsored by the Oysterville Restoration Foundation and endorsed by the Long Beach Peninsula Church Council.

North Coast Family Fellowship

SEASIDE - Sunday services at North Coast Family Fellowship, 2245 N. Wahanna Road, begin at 9:30 a.m. with spiritual growth classes for all ages, nursery through adult. Adult electives are "Boundaries" and "Battle for the Hearts." Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. and includes contemporary music and Bible teaching by Associate Pastor Larry Rydman. The message is "Jesus, an Undeniable Reality, Part 4." Prayer meeting and the high school youth group, ASYLUM, both meet at 6:30 p.m.

On Tuesday, Play and Share Group for moms with their babies and preschoolers meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and the middle school youth group, RUSH, meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The Altar, a midweek service for all ages, is offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Senior adult ministry meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. For information, call 738-7453.

Faith Lutheran

SEASIDE - The Rev. Joseph Leas leads the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service at Faith Lutheran Church, 1115 Broadway. Sunday Morning Family hour resumes at 9:15 a.m. Sept. 7. Transportation arrangements are available.

Women's Bible study resumes at noon Wednesday. The Dorcas Society will meet after the Bible study Sept. 10 to discuss the Fall Festival. Church members are asked to continue to save pop cans, tabs, labels and stamps, and to help replenish the food bank following the busy summer. For information, call 738-7223.

First Church of the Nazarene

The Rev. Alvin Grothe will be speaking in the 10:45 a.m. Sunday worship at First Church of the Nazarene, Seventh Street and Niagara Avenue. Sunday school classes for all age groups meet at 9:30 a.m. There will be no Evening Praise Service this week.

Prayer meeting is offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For information, call 325-4477.

Center for Spiritual Living of the North Coast

Center for Spiritual Living of the North Coast, a Metaphysical/New Thought center at 1 Portway St., holds its Sunday celebration at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday's service is a Community Forum.

A spiritual practices and support group meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Gentle yoga and meditation is offered at 6 p.m. Thursday. For information, call 325-8839 or visit the Web site