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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015
host Food Share Sunday
On Sunday, Aug. 30, begin-
ning at 10 a.m. at the Florence
Unitarian Universalist Fel-
lowship, Norma Barton,
Executive Director of Florence
Food Share, will give an
informative talk about their
“We have 52 raised beds, a
10,000 gallon water catchment
system, two high tunnel green
houses and a drip irrigation
system. All of this and all the
many generous donations help
Florence Food Share to pro-
vide emergency food boxes
free of charge to those in
need,” Barton said.
She will talk about the vari-
ous ways people can help
Food Share help our commu-
“Right now we can espe-
cially use milk, eggs, baby
food, sugar, flour, canned meat
products, coffee and more.
Believe it or not, the summer
months are ‘slim’ and the most
difficult months to keep our
shelves well-stocked,” she
The UU Fellowship Hall is
at 87738 Hwy 101 at Heceta
All are welcome.
For more information, go to
www.florenceuuf.org or call
Spruce Point Assisted Living presents:
Join us as we host a lecture series to increase safety
awareness on fall prevention, common home injuries and
provide solutions to keep you and your loved one safe.
Avoid Bathroom Dangers
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015, 2:00 PM
Don’t Let the Blues Get You Down
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2015, 2:00 PM
All Participants will be entered into a raffle for a $25 Gift Card.
To RSVP and to find out about our Move In Specials call
(541) 997-6111 or visit us today!
Spruce Point Assisted Living
375 9th Street, Florence, Oregon 97439
Join Us In Worship
4 lines, approx 15 words, $9 a week
4 week Minimum
Deadline 3 p.m. Mondays.
Find freedom by embracing truth
God loves you and He has an
amazing plan for your life. He
wants you to be happy and He
wants to bless you, but there’s
so much more to His plans and
purposes for you than that.
First and foremost, God
wants a personal relationship
with each of us. And He wants
us to partner with Him in shar-
ing His love and the Gospel of
Jesus Christ with those who
don’t know Him. He wants us
to care about them…to pray for
them…and to show them His
love and what it means to real-
ly be a Christian.
I remember a time years ago
when I wanted to serve God
and witness for Him, telling
others about Him, but I didn’t
have His power in my life to
BE a witness. I was going to
church every week and was
part of the group that went out
in the city and handed out
Gospel tracts about how you
can become a Christian to peo-
ple on the street. But I didn’t
enjoy it, and I was just doing it
to fulfill an obligation to wit-
ness for God.
Then, in 1976, God touched
my life in a major way when I
was crying out to Him for
something more. I knew there
had to be more than what I was
experiencing in my relationship
with Him at that point. God
heard my prayer and He did a
work in my heart that actually
changed my desires so that
more than anything else, I
wanted to be what He had cre-
ated me to be.
This is when I got really seri-
ous about studying the Bible,
and I discovered the key to hav-
ing true freedom in Christ.
In John 8:31-32 (AMP),
Jesus said, “If you abide in My
word [hold fast to My teachings
and live in accordance with
them], you are truly My disci-
ples. And you will know the
Truth, and the Truth will set
you free.” These verses clearly
show us that it’s not possible to
be free without facing the truth.
It’s important for us to
understand what truth really is.
Truth is the way things really
are-not the way we think they
are or would like them to be or
wish they were. It’s reality
from God’s point of view and it
is a central theme in His Word.
Jesus is the Word of Truth
(John 1:14, 17). The Holy
Spirit is the Spirit of Truth, and
He guides us into all the Truth
(John 16:13). And as children
of God, we belong to the Truth
To be included in this directory contact
the Siuslaw News at 997-3441, or drop off
information at 148 Maple St., Old Town, Florence.
J OIN U S I N W ORSHIP
WATCH! 3 ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK
(3ABN) TV UHF Channel 48.
24 hour Christian TV highlights Bible studies of prophecy, inspirational music, health
lectures, healthy cooking and more.
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.
ﬂ orencecrossroad.org • ofﬁ ce@ﬂ orencecrossroad.org
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
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.
Pastor Lori Blake
But if you want to have the
freedom to be who God has
created you to be and have the
life Jesus died for you to have,
then you have to face the truth.
And it starts by facing the truth
about yourself. I know about
this from personal experience,
because when I started studying
the Word, the Holy Spirit went
to work in my life.
I remember one day when I
was praying for Dave to
change. God spoke to my heart
and said, “Joyce, Dave is not
the problem.” I thought, “Well
then, who is? There’s just me
and him, so if it’s not Dave,
then who is it?” Isn’t that amaz-
ing?! I was so self-deceived
that it didn’t even occur to me
that I could be the problem.
For the next three days, God
showed me what it was like to
live with me. I was so sorry for
the attitudes I had, the way I
behaved, the anger I displayed
every time I didn’t get my
way…and it was so hard! But I
needed to face the truth about
myself so I could have freedom
from sin and the things that
were keeping me from the love,
peace, wisdom and joy that
God had for me in Christ.
It took time for me to
change; 2 Corinthians 3:18 says
that as we look into God’s
Word, we “are constantly being
transfigured into His very own
image…from one degree of
glory to another…” (AMP).
But each day as I spent time
with God in prayer and study-
ing His Word, I made progress
little by little.
You know, sometimes we
hide things in our heart that are
hard to face or deal with. And
when we don’t deal with them,
they cause problems in our
relationships and steal the joy
from our daily lives. But God
wants us to invite Him-the
Spirit of Truth-into our hearts
to deal with us…to reveal the
truth so we can be set free.
Psalm 51:6 says, “Behold,
You desire truth in the inner
being; make me therefore to
know wisdom in my inmost
heart” (AMP). And Psalm 26:2
says, “Examine me, O Lord,
and prove me; test my heart and
I want to encourage you not
to settle for anything less than
the best life Christ has for you.
If you’re ready to do that, then
pray this with me: “Lord, in
Jesus’ name, I pray that You
would examine me, prove me
and test me, so that Your Spirit
can lead me into all truth.”
Now get ready, because God
wants to reveal Truth to you
and make you everything He’s
created you to be!
Methodists to host special
picnic service Sunday
Methodist church will be host-
ing its annual service and pic-
nic in the park on Sunday,
Aug. 30, beginning at 10:30
Worship will be led by the
Rev. Carol Thompson outside
of the West Woahink Lake
meeting hall. A potluck picnic
will follow the outdoor serv-
This event is open to anyone
who would like to come and
worship in the outdoors and
share in fellowship with oth-
Bring a folding chair, your
own table service and a
favorite dish to share if possi-
ble. Look for signs and bal-
loons to mark the entrance to
For more information call
the church office at 541-997-
Soups On to discuss
‘unseemly talk’ Monday
On Monday, Aug 31, begin-
ning at 6:30 p.m., at 875
Seventh St., eveyone is invited
to join a diverse group discus-
sion. This week’s subject will
be “unseemly talk.”
The Baha'i writings say,
“Verily I say, the tongue is for
mentioning what is good,
defile it not with unseemly
talk. God hath forgiven what is
The evening will begin with
bowls of harvest squash soup,
fruit, homemade 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.
2nd & Ivy – 997-2961 –Non-Denominational
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)
Best Selling Author
and Bible Teacher
“War is still not the answer.” FCNL
We worship in homes at 11am Sundays
Call 997-4237 or 902-9511 for locations.
RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH, L.C.M.S.
Saturday, Sept. 12
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.
LIVING PROOF LIVE SIMULCAST
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
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
Masses: Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.
1.5 miles south of river on Hwy 101 – 997-2312
Please join us at Cross Road Assembly of God,
1380 10th St in Florence Oregon for a live
Th e event will feature life-transforming Bible
teachings with popular women’s author and
speaker. Music and worship. Snacks and lunch.
Raffl e opportunities and door prizes.
Limited copies of AUDACIOUS
will be available.
Tickets $20 (prepaid by Sept. 8th)
or $25 at the door.
Register online at fl orencecrossroadag.org;
at the church or by calling 541-997-3533
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