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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
Mental wellness topic at
next meeting of FUUF
Tomorrow, Sept. 20, from
10 to 11 a.m., at the Florence
Fellowship, Sandy Moses will
share a message titled:
“Mental Wellness Matters.”
Moses is a mental health
promotion coordinator from
Lane County Public Health.
“While there are many
issues we need to work on, one
that underlies many of those
concerns, yet is often neglect-
ed and misunderstood, is men-
tal wellness,” Moses said.
Moses will address this con-
cern and will talk more about
why we all need a mental
health first-aid kit and will
offer some tips on what we can
do to increase our mental
The UU Fellowship Hall is
at 87738 Highway 101, at
Heceta Beach Road, and is
Each service concludes with
refreshments and a dialogue
circle to explore the questions
that come up during each serv-
For more information, visit
www.florenceuuf.org or call
2255 Upas Ln.
Your thoughts connect your life
Would you like to be in a
good mood every day? You are
probably thinking, Yes, of
course I would. Who wouldn’t?
I spent a lot of years being
controlled by a variety of
moods and believing I had no
choice in how I felt. I envied all
the “happy people.” I used to
wonder, What is their secret?
Why them and not me?
Then I finally learned that
our mind, mouth, moods and
attitudes are all intricately con-
nected. First you think, and
then your thoughts turn into
words that you speak, and the
two of them together affect you
emotionally and turn into
moods and attitudes.
For years, I paid no attention
to what I was thinking, and I
didn’t make the connection
between my thoughts and the
rest of my life. But the Lord
has taught me many things
from His Word about the “mind
connection” since those early
days, and I’m excited to share
some of those truths with you.
Enjoying life begins
with a choice
Although we don’t always
have the power to change every
unpleasant circumstance in our
lives, we do have the power to
change our outlook. Nobody
enjoys a troubling or painful
circumstance, but I’ve found if
we look at it in a hopeful, faith-
filled way, we can watch God
work all things out for our good
(see Romans 8:28).
Enjoying life begins with the
thoughts you choose to think.
Yes, it is that simple! No matter
what is going on in your life
“In Search of the Lord’s Way”
Sunday, 7:30 AM
KMTR Channel 12
From Hwy 101 heading North ,
right turn on 22nd St., left on Spruce
St., right on 23rd St., Upas is on
the right, look for Open House sign.
Located in Fabulous Sommerset Neighborhood. Spacious Home
with Living Room, family room opening to covered patio. Spacious
Master with walk in closet. Opens to covered patio also. Very private
backyard. 3 Bedroom 2 bath. Over 1500 sq ft.
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
Join Us In Worship
4 lines, approx 15 words, $9 a week
4 week Minimum
Deadline 3 p.m. Mondays.
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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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
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
Located at Munsel Lake Road and North Fork Road
Worship Services 10:00 AM Sunday
All are welcome! 541-997-7268
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.
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 & 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
CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD
NEW LIFE CHURCH-UPC
Corner of 10th & Maple –- 997-3533
Bible Study at 9:00 A.M.
Services: Worship, 10:30 A.M.
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1525 12th St., Suite 24 •541-991-9398
Sunday Services: 10am and 6pm
Tues. Bible Study 7:00pm
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.
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
today, if you will choose happy,
hope-filled thoughts based on
God’s Word, you will feel hap-
Our thoughts are intricately
connected to our feelings, so if
we want to feel better, we need
to think better.
Think of the mind like the
gas tank in your automobile.
Your automobile will run well,
or perhaps not even run at all,
depending on what kind of fuel
you put into it. In the same
way, when you choose your
thoughts carefully, your quality
of life will improve in amazing
Sure, there are some people
who are born with a tempera-
ment that makes it easier for
them to look on the bright side
of life than others, but even
they have to make choices
about their thoughts and atti-
tudes toward life.
Be honest with yourself and
think about what you have
been mentally focusing on and
how you have been feeling
emotionally and even physical-
ly. I feel certain you will see a
Nothing good comes from
thinking sour, critical, and neg-
ative thoughts, but something
good always comes when we
think according to God’s plan
for our life.
The key to transformation
Through His death and res-
urrection, Jesus offers us a new
way of living; however, a new
way of thinking will always
precede this new way of living.
Right thinking and right atti-
tudes are roadmaps that allow
us to reach our destination.
Romans 12:2 says, “Do not
be conformed to this world
(this age), (fashioned after and
adapted to its external, superfi-
cial customs). But be trans-
formed (changed) by the
(entire) renewal of your mind
(by its new ideals and its new
attitude), so that you may prove
(for yourselves) what is the
good and acceptable and per-
fect will of God….”
This Scripture is so impor-
tant for us to understand! God
has a good, acceptable, and
perfect plan for you and me,
and the way we can experience
it is not to think like the world
thinks, but to be changed
entirely by learning to renew
our mind and think the way
God thinks. If you want to have
what God wants you to have,
learn to think like God thinks!
Ephesians 4:22-23 is one of
my favorite groups of scrip-
tures in the Bible. Verse 22
says to “strip yourselves of
your former nature.” Then
verse 24 tells us to “put on the
new nature (the regenerate self)
created in God’s image.”
How do we do that? Verse 23
gives us the key: “And be con-
stantly renewed in the spirit of
your mind [having a fresh men-
tal and spiritual attitude].”
So, the way to “put off” your
old life and “put on” the new is
to constantly renew your mind
and attitude. It begins with fill-
ing our minds with God’s
Word, then choosing to think
and speak the positive, faith-
filled things He says about our
One step at a time
Renewing our mind, mouth,
moods and attitudes isn’t
always easy, but it is possible
with God’s help. I have person-
ally been working toward this
goal for almost 40 years, and
although I have not arrived at
perfection, I have made amaz-
ing progress. I have successful
days, and I also have days
when I feel like I’ve failed mis-
erably, but I believe with God's
help I can keep growing.
If you desire greater emo-
tional stability, and the ability
to maintain a consistent good
attitude no matter what your
circumstances are, then make it
a goal and don’t give up until
you have reached it.
A walk begins with one step
and then another and another.
No matter how long your jour-
ney seems, if you take enough
steps in the right direction, you
will eventually arrive at your
And truly have the life
you’ve always wanted.
welcomes new pastor
The Rev. Greg Wood gradu-
ated from Central Missouri
State University and was
ordained following graduation
from the San Francisco
Theological Seminary. He
most recently has been pastor
at Ampthill Presbyterian
Church in Richmond, Va., and
is now the new pastor at the
“A constant throughout my
ministry has been working
with children and youth,” said
Wood. “In each ministry call I
have organized and lead youth
and adult mission trips.”
This is an area Wood said he
looks forward to growing in
the Florence congregation.
Wood and his wife, Norma,
have three grown children.
“I have been in and out of
the full-time pastorate with
short stints of running my own
home repair business in
between,” Wood said. “Along
the way, I have served church-
es in California, Missouri and
Meet Pastor Wood and stay
for fellowship Sunday, Sept.
20, beginning at 10 a.m.
FLORENCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
2nd & Ivy – 997-2961 –Non-Denominational
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE SIUSLAW
Worship Service: 9:00 am & 10:30 am
Traditional Worship Service 10:00 a.m. , Reverend Greg Wood
Sunday School and Nursery – Organ and Choir
All Welcome. Come as you are.
3996 N Hwy 101 997-7136
Middle School and High School youth groups meet on Wednesday.
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)
FLORENCE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH, L.C.M.S.
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.
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
ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL 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.
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.
FLORENCE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
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.
“War is still not the answer.” FCNL
We worship in homes at 11am Sundays
Call 997-4237 or 902-9511 for locations.
SAINT MARY, OUR LADY OF THE DUNES
Masses: Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.
1.5 miles south of river on Hwy 101 – 997-2312
*Valid for new patients only. Call for details. Expires 10/31/2015