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SIUSLAW NEWS | SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018 | 5A
FUUF to discuss power
of subconscious Sunday
On Sunday, July 1, from 10
until 11 a.m., at the Florence
Unitarian Universalist Fellow-
ship, the Rev. Dr. Marcia Pearce
will lead the worship service.
Her topic will be “The Un-
seen Power of the Unconscious
A brief study of the work of
Carl Jung makes clear his belief
that, as long as people remain in
ignorance of the power of their
subconscious mind, it remains
a great unused force that can
prove either hazardous to their
welfare or bring all the wisdom
necessary to live a fulfilling life.
Pearce agrees with what spir-
itual psychologist Dr. Venice
Bloodworth once said, “We
are each bound by our own
consciousness, but above all
other living creatures, only the
human being has the power to
build himself up individually,
to create and express his own
unique and unseen power.
We are each building our own
world from within, and thought
is the builder, with the subcon-
scious as a powerful assist.”
The fellowship is located at
87738 Highway 101 at Heceta
Beach Road and is wheelchair
Each service concludes with
refreshments and a dialogue
circle to explore the questions
that come up during each wor-
For more information, visit
Spirituali-Tea focuses on
America, prayer Monday
On Monday, July 2, beginning
at 6:30 p.m., all are invited to
join a group of people who enjoy
finding the common grounds in
diverse spiritual thoughts and
paths. The meeting is at 875
Seventh St. in Florence.
week’s meeting is “Ameri-
ca and a Prayer,” written by
“O Thou kind Lord! This
gathering is turning to Thee.
These hearts are radiant with
Thy love. These minds and spir-
its are exhilarated by the mes-
sage of Thy glad tidings.
“O God! Let this American
democracy become glorious in
spiritual degrees even as it has
aspired to material degrees…”
Bring thoughts on the subject
for open discussion.
The gathering will end at 8
p.m. with prayers for the re-
quests left in the Prayer Pole in
the garden of the Florence Play-
house and those shared by the
For more information, con-
tact Suzanne Mann-Heintz at
Speak your peace. Write a
Letter to the Editor.
SEISMIC from page 1A
The prospect of being unable
to respond to a serious event
due to a department’s inabili-
ty to get to equipment, or the
possibility that first responders
would be trapped or killed in
the stations where they work,
is a real concern for the lead-
ership team of local emergency
organizations, including Siu-
slaw Valley Fire and Rescue
(SVFR) and Western Lane Am-
bulance District (WLAD).
According to recent reports,
the structural integrity of some
of the buildings that currently
house Florence’s emergency re-
sponse equipment is unlikely
to withstand a serious seismic
However, there is a likeli-
hood, thanks to grant funding
received by SVFR and WLAD,
that many of those buildings
will now remain standing.
The Seismic Rehabilitation
Grant Program is a competitive
grant program in Oregon that
provides funding for the seis-
mic rehabilitation of critical
public buildings, particularly
public schools and emergency
The leadership team of
SVFR and WLAD has been
considering the prospect of a
serious earthquake for years
and has taken numerous steps
to address the possibility of a
seismic event wreaking havoc
on Florence and the surround-
One of the steps taken by the
departments was to complete
seismic upgrades that are paid
for with the funds available
through the Seismic Rehabili-
tation Grant Program.
One of the most important
areas of concern for SVFR/
WLAD Chief Director Jim
Langborg is the safety of his
Work that is being completed
J OIN U S I N W ORSHIP
BAY BERRY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
FLORENCE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST
Friday Evenings – 7 p.m. SINGSPIRATION
You are invited to come and sing your favorite Ole Time Gospel songs.
Come and enjoy a time of fellowship & refreshments before we sing.
Bay Berry Square is 1.5 miles north of Fred Meyers’ Store
88906 Highway 101 N, Florence, OR (milepost 185N)
For Info: Jack - 541-999-8278 + Ron - email@example.com
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.
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
FLORENCE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
87738 Hwy 101 at Heceta Beach Road
RUAUU? All are welcome to explore the answer.
Sunday Worship Service ~ 10:00 a.m.
www.FlorenceUUF.org - (541) 997.2840
FLORENCE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship Services 10:00 a.m. Sunday
Adult Classes at 9am; Children’s Sunday School at 10:30m
Coff ee Fellowship Following Service
2nd & Kingwood • (541) 997-6025
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.
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.
CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Corner of 10th & Maple –997-3533
Wednesday, 7 p.m. - Family Connections
Adult Bible Class, 9:30am on Sundays.
Sunday Services, 9am and 10:45am.
fl orencecrossroad.org • offi ce@fl orencecrossroad.org
NEW LIFE CHURCH-UPC
Senior Center, 1570 Kingwood • 541-991-9398
Sunday Services: 10am and 6pm
Wednesday Bible Study 7:00pm
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - SBC
NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH, E.L.C.A.
1935 25th St. – 997-7660 • Pastor, Dr. Marvin Owen
Series “People of the Bible.” on Wednesdays 6 p.m.
A friendly place to worship, vacationers welcome.
Sun.; 11am & 6pm, Sunday school 9:45am.
21st & Spruce Street – 997-8113
Adult Forum 9 a.m. – Sunday School 10:30 a.m.
Worship services; Sun. 10:30am & Mon. 5:30 pm
Pastor Lori Blake
FLORENCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
as Station 2 is located within an
area designated as a Tsunami
The process of applying for
the state’s Seismic Rehabilita-
tion Grants required that spe-
cific engineering information
be gathered and provided with
a department’s application.
Langborg believes the fore-
sight and approval of the SVFR
Board of Directors to spend
the money to compile the re-
ports requested was critical in
obtaining the grants from the
“The SVFR and WLAD
boards of directors consider
our fire and ambulance stations
critical infrastructure, and
wants to ensure we are ready
to serve the public in their time
of need,” Langborg said. “This
is why the boards directed our
staff to apply for these grants
and committed to making the
initial investment of approxi-
mately $35,000 to complete the
required engineering reports to
qualify for the grant.”
He added, “I think it was
money well spent.”
The investment the chief
recommended be made by
the SVFR/WLAD has paid
off admirably for residents of
Florence. With the newly rein-
forced buildings to shelter and
protect equipment and per-
sonnel, Florence’s emergency
buildings have a much better
chance of remaining standing
and operational in the event of
an earthquake or other disaster.
For more information about
the two districts, visit svfr.org
For more information about
the area’s hazard mitigation
plans, visit Western Lane
Emergency Operations Group
at wleog.org and the City of
Florence’s Emergency Manage-
ment resources at ci.florence.
Siuslaw River Bridge east
sidewalk remains closed
Everyone celebrating the
Fourth of July in Florence is re-
minded that the Siuslaw River
Bridge east sidewalk remains
closed for construction. The
west sidewalk is open to all to
enjoy the walk and the view.
The Siuslaw River Bridge Pro-
tection Project has been repair-
ing damaged concrete, applying
a surface coating to protect the
structure from corrosion, add-
ing sidewalk features, installing
seismic upgrades and replacing
Much of the project is com-
The east sidewalk is closed
because work continues on the
bridge railings and there are
tripping and other work zone
The project is on schedule to
be completed in 2019.
Volunteer drivers wanted
Friends of Florence, a 501(c)
(3) nonprofit organization, is
seeking volunteer drivers.
For over 32 years, Friends of
Florence has provided free bus
transportation for cancer pa-
tients traveling from Florence
to Eugene and Springfield, and
The bus operates Monday
through Friday, 52 weeks per
year. Volunteers typically drive
once a month, with a time com-
mitment of approximately five
hours; 7:30 a.m. to noon.
A commercial driver’s license
is not required.
If you are interested and
would like to learn more about
this important service, please
contact Bart Mealer at 541-997-
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE SIUSLAW
2nd & Ivy – 997-2961 –Non-Denominational
Middle School and High School youth groups meet on
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
FLORENCE CHURCH OF CHRIST
RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS (QUAKERS)
Worship Service: 9:00 am & 10:30 am
Formerly On Your Feet With A Splash
“New Name, New Style, Same Great Shopping Experience”
“War is still not the answer.” FCNL
We worship in homes at 11am Sundays
Call 997-4237 or 902-9511 for locations.
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.
FLORENCE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
RESURRECTION LUTHERAN CHURCH,
12th and Nopal –997-9020
Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Saturdays, Mens’ Breakfast @ 8 a.m.
Online Worship Service@ www.fl orencenaz.com
Every Sun., Bible Class 9 a.m., Worship Service 10 a.m.
85294 Hwy. 101 S. – 997-8038
DVD of Weekly worship service available.
Pastor Randy Benscoter
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.
Join Us In Worship
4 lines, approx 15 words,
$10 a week
4 week Minimum
Deadline 3 p.m. Mondays.
on four of the district’s fire sta-
tions and the WLAD building
near PeaceHealth Peace Har-
bor Medical Center will help to
insure both departments’ abili-
ty to do their job — which will
hopefully keep area emergency
crews alive and able to answer
“The seismic upgrades are
intended to ensure our fire
and ambulance stations not
only survive a Cascadia earth-
quake, but are useable after the
quake,” Langborg said. “Imme-
diately after an earthquake, our
emergency equipment now will
be able to respond to the emer-
gencies created by the event.”
In addition, the buildings’
work will not stop after the ini-
“After the first 72 hours, our
community will transition into
a recovery mode and these im-
portant buildings can be used
to house federal and state re-
sources, hospitals or whatever
is need to get our communi-
ty back on its feet,” Langborg
said. “These stations will also
continue to serve our citizens
as the local fire and emergency
The type of upgrades made
with the grant funds differed at
Currently, the addition of
steel plating to reinforce weight
bearing walls and roofs and the
sinking of super strong helical
piers, or steel pins, to reinforce
foundations and substruc-
ture has been completed at
the Sutton, Canary, Clearlake
and North Fork stations. Sim-
ilar work is wrapping up at the
“The total amount we re-
ceived for our upgrades was
more than $700,000,” Langborg
said. “We are just completing
the work and we expect to be
well under budget.”
Unfortunately, not all SVFR
stations were eligible for grants,
2135 19th St. –- 997-6600
8:30am, Tuesdays, Morning Prayer
Sunday Services: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. - Wed, 11 a.m.
Everyone Welcome – Come walk our Labyrinth.
(541) 997-7463 • 1377 Bay St • Old Town
Buying or Selling? I can help.
SAINT MARY, OUR LADY OF THE
Masses: Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.
1.5 miles south of river on Hwy 101 – 997-2312
To be included in this directory contact
the Siuslaw News at 997-3441, or drop off
information at 148 Maple St., Old Town, Florence.
Mercer Creek Dr #00148 – Nice, wooded .32
acre lot near Sutton Lake in an area of fine
homes. This wonderful North Lakes area lot is
waiting to be developed and built on. Property
has mature trees and native vegetation. Water
and power available. $67,500. #2597-16420336
1749 Highway 101 • 541-997-1200