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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ SATURDAY, JANUARY 10, 2015
speak at UU
On Sunday, Jan. 11, from
10 to 11 a.m., at the Florence
Fellowship, Lynn Anderson
will talk about Native
Anderson has been the
director of the Indian Educa-
tion Program in the Siuslaw
School District for the last 14
Anderson will share some
of the Native American atti-
tudes, concepts and practices
“regarding their relationship
to the earth and to each
The UU Fellowship is at
87738 Highway 101 at
Heceta Beach Road.
FUUF is wheelchair acces-
sible and the service con-
cludes at 11 a.m. with food
For more information, visit
MacDuffee has been spotted
working tirelessly and nearly
constantly around the city at
dozens of events and commit-
She worked many years as a
city planning commissioner
and on the waste management
committee. She is very
involved in the Florence Events
Center, Food Share, Ladies of
Elks and her church.
Her nomination stated, “I
think the list of her involve-
ment and accomplishments
over the years speak for them-
Amazing truth about God’s grace
God’s grace is amazing!
We’re saved by grace — God’s
undeserved favor — and we
live by grace, which is also
God’s power in our lives to do
what we could never do in our
own strength. And it’s all
because God is love, and He
loves us unconditionally, con-
stantly and completely.
But even though God loves
us, we still have a problem: sin.
It’s important for us to learn
how to confront sin and over-
come it, because while God
loves sinners, He hates sin. And
He hates it because of what it
does to us and how it keeps us
from the abundant life Jesus
died to give us. (See John
So many people live in an
endless cycle of sinning, feel-
ing guilty and condemned, suf-
selves. … (She’s) had a huge
positive impact on the lives of
people in our community.”
The third nominee is busi-
nesswoman Cindy Wobbe.
Wobbe has been involved
with the chamber of commerce
for many years, serving as pres-
ident and now past president
and on numerous chamber
For 14 years, she held an
Thanksgiving to collect food
for Food Share, which has
resulted in more than 40 tons of
food going to the agency.
Late last year, she raised
money and collected hundreds
of Christmas gifts for a U.S.
To be included in this directory contact the
Siuslaw News at 997-3441, or drop off
information at 148 Maple St., Old Town, Florence.
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we have strength for all things
in Christ, we’re ready for any-
thing, and we are self-sufficient
in His sufficiency. In other
words, we can do whatever we
need to do, according to God’s
will, by the strength and ability
we have in Christ.
We have the power
The Bible says we are dead
to sin, but sin is not dead. We
consider ourselves dead to sin
because when we’re born again
through Christ, our spirit is
alive in Him and wants nothing
to do with sin; that’s why it
bothers you when you do
However, our soul — mind,
will and emotions — is not
immediately mature in the
things of God.
We all go through a lifelong
process of learning how to
renew our minds with God’s
Word, submit our will to Him,
and be led by the Holy Spirit
rather than our emotions. The
exciting truth is that in Christ,
we have God’s grace to over-
come sin, but we have to
choose to cooperate with the
Holy Spirit to walk it out.
As a new creation in Christ
(see 2 Corinthians 5:17), the
Holy Spirit lives in your spirit,
and you have His power to do
God’s will. This means we
don’t have to live with anger,
depression, addictions, self-
pity, selfishness or anything
else that isn’t Christlike.
Philippians 4:13 (AMP) says
It’s all about your
We clearly see in God’s
Word that anything He tells us
to do, He will give us the abili-
ty to do it. It’s easier to come
up with excuses for why we
can’t do things that are hard or
that we really don’t want to do.
“I just can’t help it. It’s too
hard. I’m addicted. It’s the way
I was raised.”
Why would God tell us to do
something without giving us
the ability to do it by His grace?
Why would He say we should
be kind, patient, merciful, and
live a life of helping others and
then not help us do it?
The best thing we can do is
stop making excuses and
decide that if God said it, it’s
true. He will give us the ability
to do what He’s asking us to do
by His grace.
It really just comes down to
whether we want to believe
Him and make the effort to do,
by faith, what He wants us to
I know this is a challenging
message, but I’m sharing it
with you because God loves
you so much and He wants you
to have a good life. His plans
for you are better than you
could ever imagine for your-
self, and He wants you to be
hopeful about your future.
In Christ, we don’t ever have
to settle for a mediocre life
filled with compromise. We
can have God’s best, because
we are dead to sin and alive in
Afghanistan. She has a number
of charitable efforts in Panama.
She has worked with groups
and individuals to finance or
provide dental and medical care
in many facets, including giv-
ing food and clothing at home-
According to her nomination
form, “Cindy gives of herself
tirelessly, unselfishly and with-
out much attention. She
believes in the causes she sup-
port … and also believes in
supporting most anyone who
asks on behalf of a worthy
cause. … We all would do well
to model our contributions and
community activism on Cindy
Part of the tradition of select-
ing a First Citizen is also nam-
ing the Florence Future First
Citizen. This year, five Siuslaw
High School students have
been nominated. Again, the
winner will be named during a
ceremony Jan. 21.
Jonathon Griffes carries a
near 4.0 grade point average
and is involved in many school
activities, including sports,
band, Interact Club and choir.
As a Boy Scout for six years,
he has been a part of the
Pioneer Cemetery Cleanup
crew and volunteered his time
to Food Share, the Veterans
Day Parade, the Florence Area
Humane Society, Siuslaw
Outreach Services, Community
Baptist Church, Power of
Florence and much more.
His nomination stated,
“(Jonathon) is an excellent
leader and a caring person. He
has good problem-solving
skills, uses his time efficiently,
is respectful and always willing
to learn, very good skills for a
David Johnston was nomi-
nated because “through his
many activities at Siuslaw,
David has shown he is a strong
leader, works well with others
and continues to grow himself
and help others grow at the
Johnston has a 4.0 grade
point average. He is involved in
the Siuslaw High School choir,
bands, drama club, Key Club,
Interact and the National Honor
Society, and has earned many
academic awards. He volun-
teers for special events around
the community and works reg-
ularly at Food Share.
Lindsey Keppol said she is
really invested in this commu-
nity. She maintains a 3.5 grade
point average while volunteer-
ing for community fundraisers,
the Indian Education program,
Power of Florence, Girl Scouts
and other programs. She also
participates in local theater
groups. Her nomination form
stated, “She works hard to
encourage others and is always
willing to help. She is willing
and able to take on leadership
roles and does so often.”
Lindsey added, “I have been
taught to be an active partici-
pant in my environment. When
I am involved, I know that I am
helping to make things better in
Courtney King is one of the
five students nominated for
Future First Citizen because of
her strong leadership qualities
both in school and in extracur-
ricular activities. She has a 4.0
grade point average and is a
member of the National Honor
Society, the Key Club and
Interact, as well as other organ-
izations. She also plays on bas-
ketball, cross country and track
and field teams.
Courtney works on the Read
for the Need book sale and has
been involved in the Power of
Florence, food drives and
fundraiser auctions. According
to her nomination form,
“(Courtney) is constantly ask-
ing what she can do to improve
situations and make everyday
life better for people. Courtney
is kindhearted, patient, under-
standing, a good listener, …
positive and calculative.”
The final Future First Citizen
named (this list is alphabetical)
Rosinbaum said she stepped up
her volunteerism when she
realized she had begun to love
helping out her school. She has
served on student council, cre-
ated the first Siuslaw Drama
Club and worked as editor and
ads manager for the yearbook.
She also participates in outside
theater groups, including
Children’s Repertory of Oregon
Workshops and the Last Resort
Players. Her grade point aver-
age is 3.2.
Emily’s nomination form
stated, “Through various activ-
ities in school Emily has shown
her leadership qualities. … She
is always available and willing
The gala evening of the pres-
entation of First Citizen awards
along with the Siuslaw Awards,
which recognize local business-
es, is Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the
Florence Events Center. Doors
open at 6 p.m.; the ceremony
starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are
$30 each and can be purchased
at the Florence Area Chamber
of Commerce Visitors Center
on Highway 101.
fering under guilt and condem-
nation for awhile, and then
eventually believing God will
forgive them or they’ve paid
for it enough to be forgiven.
I know how miserable it can
be to live this way because I’ve
been there myself. And it isn’t
God’s plan for our lives.
Jesus paid a tremendous
price for us so we could have
abundant life. He willingly
took all of our sin on Himself
and gave His life on the cross
so we could be forgiven and
have new life in Him.
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Deadline 3 p.m. Mondays.
N.W. Corner of Heceta Beach Road & Hwy. 101
Every Sunday at 10 a.m.
All are welcome. (541) 997-2840
FLORENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship & Adult Sunday School 9:00
Worship & Kids Sunday School 10:30
located at 2nd & Kingwood (541) 997-6025
“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”
4590 Hwy. 101, Across from Fred Meyer –- 997-7418
Sunday School, 9:30a.m. – Worship, 10:45
Wed. Prayer - 6:00 p.m. –Wed. Ministries 1-8 Grade 7 p.m.
1624 Highway 101 (next to A&W) –- 997-6337
Pastor George Pagel – Something for the entire family.
Sun. Services: 10:45 a.m., Wed. Bible Study 7 p.m. – Youth Group: Sat., 6 p.m.
CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD
FLORENCE VINEYARD (GOD'S POWER HOUSE)
Corner of 10th & Maple –- 997-3533
Bible Study at 9:00 A.M.
Services: Worship, 10:30 A.M.
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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - SBC
1935 25th St. – 997-7660 • Pastor, Dr. Marvin Owen
Series ‘Through the Bible’ on Wednesdays 6 p.m.
A friendly place to worship, vacationers welcome.
Sun.; 11am & 6pm, Sunday school 9:45am.
FLORENCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
2nd & Ivy – 997-2961 –Non-Denominational
Worship Service: 9:00 am & 10:30 am
Middle School and High School youth groups meet on Wednesday.
FLORENCE CHURCH OF CHRIST
1833 Tamarack Street (two blocks east of Hwy. 101 on 18th St.)
Service times: Bible Study Sunday 10 a.m.
Worship Sunday 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Marvin Aultman • e-mail: email@example.com
FLORENCE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
12th and Nopal –997-9020
Sunday school for all ages 9:15 a.m. • Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Youth Group Wed. 7-8:30 p.m.
Sunday School (for all ages) 9:50 a.m.
FLORENCE EVANGELICAL CHURCH
1318 Rhododendron Dr. –- 997-2523 – Worship at 11:00 AM –- Sunday School
at 9:30 AM – Variety of Sunday evening activities - 5 PM
Wed. Bible & Children classes at 6:00 PM
Call for details.
2610 Kingwood, Florence • 541-268-2025
Sunday Worship @ 10:00 a.m., experience the Power of the Holy Spirit
Pastors: George & Beverly Sisemore
Intercessory Prayer & Worship, Thursday night @ 5:00 pm
NEW LIFE CHURCH-UPC
1525 12th St., Suite 24 •541-991-9398
Sunday Services: 10am and 6pm
Tues. Bible Study 7:00pm
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NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH, E.L.C.A.
21st & Spruce Street – 997-8113
Adult Forum 9 a.m. – Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Worship services; Sun. 10:30am & Wed. 6pm.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE SIUSLAW
Traditional Worship Service 10:00 a.m. , Pastor Steve Knowles
Sunday School and Nursery – Organ and Choir
All Welcome. Come as you are.
3996 N Hwy 101
RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH, L.C.M.S.
Every Sun., Bible Class 9 a.m., Worship Service 10 a.m.
85294 Hwy. 101 S. – 997-8038
DVD of Weekly worship service available.
Dan Wurster, Pastor
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FLORENCE HUMANE SOCIETY
2840 Rhododendron Drive • Florence • 541-997-4277
FLORENCE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
2135 19th St. –- 997-6600
The Rev. Georgia C. DuBose, Vicar
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. - Wed, 11 a.m.
Everyone Welcome – Come walk our Labyrinth.
4445 Hwy 101 (South of Fred Meyer) – 997-3951
Worship on Saturday 10:30 A.M.
Adult/Children’s Sabbath School 9:15 A.M.
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