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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015
Unitarians to learn
On Sunday, Aug. 16, at 10
a.m., the Florence Unitarian
guest speaker will be Jeanne
Shannon has been a devotee
of Yogananda for over 25
years and will share some of
the life and teachings of this
distinguished spiritual figure
of the 20th century.
Yogananda was a renowned
educator, lecturer and author
of the spiritual classic,
“Autobiography of a Yogi.”
He was also the founder of
an international organization
dedicated to his teachings on
the science of yoga and medi-
He said, “More than just
believing in God, we each
have the potential to directly
experience and know God.”
Although famous during his
lifetime, he is remembered as
a humble man of God and as a
man of wisdom, love and com-
passion for all mankind.
The UU Fellowship Hall is
at 87738 Highway 101 at
Heceta Beach Road. FUUF is
wheelchair accessible. Each
refreshments and a dialogue
circle to explore the questions
that come up during each serv-
For more information, see
www.florenceuuf.org or call
Facing the truth
For many years of my life, I
believed that I was damaged
goods and could only have a
second-rate life. I thought that
the sexual and emotional abuse
I endured as a child was some-
how my fault, that it had hap-
pened because something was
wrong with me. And I felt a
false sense of responsibility to
fix my circumstances. I could-
n’t make that happen, so that
caused more self-condemna-
tion, and as a result, I didn’t
like myself very much.
I went through so much of
life believing this terrible lie
about myself. And that’s a very
easy thing to do, because when
you’re deceived, you don’t
know you are. The lies we
believe become our reality
because they are truth to us.
After I became a Christian, I
thought that the only way God
could love me was when my
actions were good and spiritual.
That was just another lie that
had me striving to do “worthy”
and “impressive” things to earn
the approval of God and peo-
ple. I really thought I was
something special when I was
on the church board and in a
leadership position. I believed
the lie that only then God
could love me.
Another result of this decep-
tion was that I found it easier to
see what was “wrong” with
other people. I was critical and
judgmental of others. But see-
ing the faults in them just kept
me from seeing what was
wrong with me for a long time.
And that was exactly what the
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Sunday, 7:30 AM
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Then visit the
Florence church of Christ
and experience the joy and simplicity of
pre-denominational New Testament Worship. (Romans 16:16)
Bible Study: Sunday, 10:00 am
Worship: Sunday, 11:00 am
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Deadline 3 p.m. Mondays.
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information at 148 Maple St., Old Town, Florence.
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BAY BERRY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
You are invited to come and sing your favorite old time gospel hymns
Every Friday night at 7pm • Non-denominational
Bay Berry Square; 101 at Sutton Lake Dr. /milepost 185 N.
For more information , please call 541-997-2681
COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH
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.
CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD
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
FLORENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship & Kids Sunday School 10:00
located at 2nd & Kingwood (541) 997-6025
“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”
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.
FLORENCE VINEYARD (GOD’S POWER HOUSE)
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
21st & Spruce Street – 997-8113
Adult Forum 9 a.m. – Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Worship services; Sun. 10:30am & Wed. 6pm.
Pastor Lori Blake
Worship Service: 9:00 am & 10:30 am
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE SIUSLAW
Middle School and High School youth groups meet on Wednesday.
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 101 997-7136
FLORENCE CHURCH OF CHRIST
Pre-Denominational (Romans 16:16)
1833 Tamarack Street (2 blocks east of Hwy. 101 on 18th St.)
Bible Study: Sunday 10 a.m.; Worship: Sunday 11 a.m.
RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS (QUAKERS)
“War is still not the answer.” FCNL
We worship in homes at 11am Sundays
Call 997-4237 or 902-9511 for locations.
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.
In John 8:31-32 (NKJV),
Jesus says, “If you abide in My
word, you are My disciples
indeed. And you shall know the
truth, and the truth shall make
It’s so important for us to
know the truth, because the lies
we believe, especially about
ourselves, can cause many
other problems in our lives.
That can mean trouble in rela-
tionships, in our work, even in
our health and everyday life in
But when we pursue a rela-
tionship with God and finally
face truth — and that ultimate-
ly means the truth about our-
selves — we grow spiritually.
God is looking on the inside,
in our heart. He is concerned
about our motivation. He’s
more interested in why we do
the things we do than in what it
is we’re doing.
I’ve learned to ask God on a
regular basis, “Show me truth.
And help me to face the truth
You show me — especially
what You show me about
Once God shows us the truth
about ourselves, we can no
longer hide from it. That is a
call to action. The Bible tells us
the Holy Spirit leads us into all
truth. He knows just how and
when to guide us to move the
way He wants us to. He is gen-
tle and always does what is best
It’s not always easy, but I
want to encourage you not to
reject God’s guidance just
because it may not feel good at
the moment. Just because it
doesn’t always feel comfort-
able doesn’t mean it’s not good
for you. Remember, God
always has His best plan for
your life in mind.
Be real. I remember when
God prompted me to give away
a dress a long time ago. It was a
brand-new red dress that I’d
bought and just hadn’t worn
yet. I really liked that dress.
Well, I was praying for a friend
of mine one day and asked God
what I could do to bless her,
and He spoke to my heart to
give her the red dress. Well, I
didn’t want to give away my
Immediately, I began to rea-
son with God, “But it’s new!”
He told me once more to give
her the dress. I tried again, “But
God, I bought these really nice
earrings to go with it.” He said
to give her the earrings too!
And again I tried, “God if this
is really You…” Finally, I real-
ized that red dress had too
much of a hold on me. I had to
face truth in that moment: Did I
want to obey God or be selfish?
I eventually humbled myself
and gave my friend the dress.
You know, it really wasn’t
about the dress…it was more
about my heart. God was teach-
ing me how to be a steward and
not an owner of things. He may
want to use you to bless some-
one in some way. If your
motives are pure, it won’t be so
hard to do whatever He asks
Remember, we are created in
the image of God. To be like
Him, we will need to learn to
examine our motives often. We
must be honest with ourselves
when God shows us something
that needs to change, because it
is always for our good.
Pray and ask God to show
you the truth so you can be set
free from deception. And then
face the truth He shows you-
about you. Make use of each
opportunity to grow and
become more like Him.
Soups on to chew on
‘Life’s Big Questions’
On Monday, Aug. 17, at
6:30 p.m., and at 875 Seventh
St., all are invited to join a
group of friends, world
thinkers, artists, poets and mis-
fits who like to chew on
Life’s Big Questions. This
week the subject will be
A Baha’i prayer says:
“What profit is there in agree-
ing that universal friendship is
good, and talking of the soli-
darity of the human race as a
grand ideal? Unless these
thoughts are translated into the
world of action, they are use-
less. The wrong in the world
continues to exist just because
people talk only of their ideals,
and do not strive to put them
into practice. If actions took
the place of words, the world’s
misery would very soon be
changed into comfort.”
The evening will begin with
bowls of lemony chicken and
spring veggie soup, fruit,
homemade warm bread and
vegetables followed by the
evening’s topic until 8:30 p.m.
The gathering will end with
prayers for the requests left in
the Prayer Pole in the garden
of the Florence Playhouse and
those shared by the group.
NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH, E.L.C.A.
2nd & Ivy – 997-2961 –Non-Denominational
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 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.
ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
FLORENCE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
2135 19th St. –- 997-6600
The Rev. Georgia C. DuBose, Vicar
8:30am, Tuesdays, Morning Prayer
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.
SAINT MARY, OUR LADY OF THE DUNES
N.W. Corner of Heceta Beach Road & Hwy. 101
Every Sunday at 10 a.m.
All are welcome. (541) 997-2840
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FLORENCE HUMANE SOCIETY
Masses: Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.
1.5 miles south of river on Hwy 101 – 997-2312
2840 Rhododendron Drive • Florence • 541-997-4277
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