Quakers plan silent worship session

SEAVIEW, Wash. — The Lower Columbia Worship Group of the Society of Friends (Quaker) will meet at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Peninsula Church Center Fireside Room (south building), 5000 N Place, in Seaview. This is a “silent” (unprogrammed) worship group. All are welcome to visit and participate. For information, call 503-895-7474.

Former Baptist to describe changeover

The Pacific Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (PUUF) will hold a service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the First Congregational Church, 820 Alameda Ave. The Rev. Kit Ketcham will deliver a sermon, “Why I am a Unitarian Universalist.”

Raised a Baptist and graduating from Linfield College in the 1960s, she spent 34 years in the Denver area, first as a Baptist missionary in the inner city, then as a teacher and guidance counselor in a large school district there. When she had retired from public education, she attended Iliff School of Theology in Denver, graduating in 1999, then was ordained by her home congregation, the Jefferson Unitarian Church.

She has served congregations in Portland, Vashon Island, and Whidbey Island, Wash., retiring in June 2012, and moving to Gearhart. She will be formally recognized as the PUUF part-time minister at the annual meeting May 12, after which she will speak to the congregation once a month and will also do pastoral care and training sessions.

Frank Logan will facilitate the service, Nancy Holmes will provide refreshments, Peggy Coreson will be the greeter and Stacy Doty will help with religious education.

For information, call 503-338-6883 or go to www.pacuuf.org

Faure’s ‘Requiem’ among pieces offered

The Astoria First United Methodist Church, 1076 Franklin Ave., will host the Cannon Beach chorus, conducted by Dr. John Buehler and accompanied by Dr. Susan Buehler, who will present a “Spring Voices” concert at 7 p.m. tonight. The concert will feature the “Requiem” by Gabriel Fauré and American spirituals and gospel songs. Tickets cost $10 at the door; students ages 16 and younger are admitted free.

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, all are welcome to the Higher Grounds Café at the church. Enter the café from the side doors on 11th Street. Guitar and piano music will be played by the Overtones. The church youth group will serve refreshments to raise funds for activities. For information, go to http://facebook.com/youth.astoriafumc

The Sunday service will take place at 11 a.m. The Rev. Carol Prichard’s sermon will be, “Tears are Temporary.” Holy Communion will be offered.

Adult Sunday school is offered at 9:45 a.m., and children’s Sunday school is at 11 a.m. The church is handicapped accessible and nursery care is provided. Coffee and refreshments will be served after the worship service. All are welcome.

For information, or if a ride is needed, call the church at 503-325-5454.

Community singalong slated for Sunday

SEASIDE — A Seaside Community HU Sing will take place at 1:30 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 axcess49@gmail.com or go to www.eckankar.org

Grace offers Labyrinth walk Sunday afternoon

Grace Episcopal Church, at 1545 Franklin Ave., will host its May Labyrinth. It will be available for walking from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. A labyrinth introduction is offered at 3 p.m. upon request. It takes an average of 30 minutes to complete the walk.

Grace Church offers an ecumenical Taizé Prayer and Song service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. All are welcome. For information, call the church at 503-325-4691 or 503-325-6580, or go to www.graceastoria.org

Church changes format of worship service

CANNON BEACH — Cannon Beach Community Church, 132 E. Washington St., has changed the Sunday evening service from Taize to Evensong, which will be held at 6 p.m. the first and third Sunday of the month. All are welcome. Evensong features Jennifer Goodenberger (piano), 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.