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    SIUSLAW NEWS | SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2018 | 5A
Spirituali-Tea takes a look
at three kinds of thanks
Folks who are interested in
discussing diverse spiritual
ideas in an atmosphere of re-
spect and inquisitiveness are
invited to join Spirituali-Tea,
a group that has been meeting
for years, at 875 Seventh St.
in Florence at 6:30 p.m. This
week, on Monday, Nov. 19, the
group will discuss the concept
of gratitude.
In one of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s talks,
he defined giving three thanks
— verbal, heartfelt and active.
“Thankfulness is of various
kinds. There is a verbal thanks-
giving which is confined to a
mere utterance of gratitude.
This is of no importance be-
cause perchance the tongue
may give thanks while the heart
is unaware of it. Many who of-
fer thanks to God are of this
type, their spirits and hearts
unconscious of thanksgiving.
This is mere usage, just as when
we meet, receive a gift and say
thank you, speaking the words
without significance. One may
say thank you a thousand times
while the heart remains thank-
less, ungrateful. Therefore,
mere verbal thanksgiving is
without effect,” he said.
Real gratitude, according to
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, comes from the
heart: “But real thankfulness
is a cordial giving of thanks
from the heart. When man in
response to the favors of God
manifests susceptibilities of
conscience, the heart is happy,
the spirit is exhilarated. These
spiritual susceptibilities are ide-
al thanksgiving.”
He continued by defining a
deeper and more profound way
of showing actual gratitude.
“There is a cordial thanks-
giving, too, which expresses
itself in the deeds and actions
of man when his heart is filled
with gratitude. For example,
God has conferred upon man
the gift of guidance, and in
thankfulness for this great gift
certain deeds must emanate
from him. To express his grati-
tude for the favors of God man
must show forth praiseworthy
actions. In response to these
bestowals he must render
good deeds, be self-sacrificing,
loving the servants of God,
forfeiting even life for them,
showing kindness to all the
creatures,” he said.
Those “praiseworthy ac-
tions” — selflessness, love for
others, kindness and self-sacri-
fice — are the only way to hon-
estly show real gratitude.
At the end of the gathering,
Spirituali-Tea will read the
prayer requests that have been
left in the Prayer Pole in the
garden of the Florence Play-
house, 208 Laurel St.
For more information, call
541-590-0616.
SHIBA to help with Medicare
People with Medicare have
the opportunity to change their
health and drug plans through
Dec. 7.
Local SHIBA (Senior Health
Insurance Benefits Assistance)
counselors are open for appoint-
ments most Fridays during An-
nual Enrollment in the comput-
er lab at the Florence campus of
Lane Community College.
To schedule an appointment,
call 800-722-4134.
SHIBA counselors assist with
Medicare choices, problems,
enrollments and questions. As
trained volunteers serving un-
der the direction of the Center
for Medicare Services, they offer
free help and services.
Kiwanis to host free Community
Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov. 22
SIUSLAW NEWS FILE PHOTO
Volunteers at the 2017 Florence Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Florence Elks Lodge
1858 helped serve traditional holiday fixings to more than 200 people.
The community is invited
to the Kiwanis of Florence’s
annual Florence Community
Free Thanksgiving Dinner on
Thursday, Nov. 22.
The dinner will be from
noon to 2 p.m. at the Florence
Elks Lodge 1858, located at
1686 12th St.
Cash donations will be ac-
cepted but aren’t required,
along with donations of dry or
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 - mccrary9483@gmail.com
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.
CROSS ROAD ASSEMBLY OF GOD
Corner of 10th & Maple –997-3533
Wednesday, 7 p.m. - Family Connections
Sunday Nov 18th, Florence Events Center.
Cross Road Assembly of God Th anksgiving service
at 10am, lunch served aft er
fl orencecrossroad.org • offi ce@fl orencecrossroadag.org
The non-profit organization,
Florence Regional Arts Alliance
(FRAA), is pleased to offer cus-
tomers a special way to do some
Christmas shopping/decorating
while giving back to youth in
our area. FRAA artists are do-
nating all sales of the handmade
items on the gallery’s “Spirit of
Giving” Christmas tree to the
Mapleton Art Program.
Art instructor Jessi Nelson
teaches to all grade levels, from
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
FOURSQUARE CHURCH
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.
Website:fl orence4square.com
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 & Mon. 5:00 pm
Welcome to all!
www.lutheranchurchfl orence.com
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE SIUSLAW
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
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.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - SBC
1935 25th St. – 997-7660 • Pastor, Ron Allen
Series “People of 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
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.
www.churchofchristfl orence.org
FLORENCE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
12th and Nopal –997-9020
Worship Service 10:30 a.m.
Saturdays, Mens’ Breakfast @ 8 a.m.
Online Worship Service@ www.fl orencenaz.com
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.
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
members and community
members will work to cover
numbered tables, which will
fill the Dining Room and Back
Room/Dance Floor area (on the
West Side).
All meals will be served from
the kitchen in a restaurant at-
mosphere.
Volunteers are still need-
ed. To help, email florence
KIvolunteers@gmail.com.
FRAA gets into the ‘Spirit of Giving’ with tree
J OIN U S I N W ORSHIP
BAY BERRY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP
canned food for Florence Food
Share.
“Our focus is on the guest,”
said Thanksgiving Dinner or-
ganizers. “We will be doing
things a bit different this year
in the dining room. We will be
taking orders from the seated
guests and meals will be served
to them at their table.”
Small teams of volunteers of
Kiwanis members, Key Club
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.
Pastor Randy Benscoter
ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
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.
kindergarten through 12th.
As Nelson states, “I would
use the donated funds to add to
the school supplies for ceram-
ics, tapestry weaving and relief
printmaking. I base my cur-
riculum around skill-building
through various media, as well
as the principles and elements
of art.”
FRAA Art Center and Gal-
lery is located at 120 Maple St.
in Historic Old Town Florence.
The resident artists invite
the community to come by and
see their beautifully decorated
tree Wednesday through Sun-
day from now until Christmas.
Also, be sure to stop by on “Shop
Small” Saturday, Nov. 24, as
FRAA will be serving spiced ap-
ple cider, mimosas and cookies
to customers starting at 2 p.m.
It’s their way of saying “thank
you” for supporting local small
businesses.
Community Chorus plans concerts
The Community Chorus of
Florence Oregon will pay hom-
age to Leah Goodwin at the
Dec. 8 and 9 concerts.
Leah volunteered generously
to the Chorus and other venues
throughout the years before her
unexpected death recently.
Taking her place in providing
technical sound support to the
Chorus this year will be Topher
Keppol, whom Leah trained in
sound technology.
The Goodwin family gener-
ously donated the sound equip-
ment for this concert.
The concert, “Sing We Noel”,
will take place on Saturday,
Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., and Sunday,
Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Presby-
terian Church of the Siuslaw,
3996 Highway 101 in Florence.
These performances are free
to the public and refreshments
will be served after each con-
cert. Donations will be grate-
fully accepted and will be used
to support the Siuslaw High
School Music Program and the
Community Chorus.
For information call 541 997-
3469.
Watch
“In Search of the Lord’s Way”
Sunday, 7:30 AM
KMTR Cable Channel 12
Western Lane Translator Channel 16.2
Then visit the
Florence church of Christ
1833 Tamarack
Florence, Oregon
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
www.churchofchristfl orence.org
SAINT MARY, OUR LADY OF THE
DUNES
CATHOLIC CHURCH
Masses: Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 11:00 a.m.
1.5 miles south of river on Hwy 101 – 997-2312
Always Something Happening
541.997.1994 | 888.968.4086
Join Us In Worship
4 lines,
approx 15 words,
$10 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.
715 Q UINCE S TREET | F LORENCE , OR 97439 |
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WHAT’S COMING UP:
NOVEMBER
FESTIVAL OF TREES
November 24 th 10:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.
SeaCoast presents KEN LAVI-
GNE
November 24 th 7:00 p.m. Pre-
Talk 6:15
HOLLY JOLLY FOLLIES
November 30 th , December 1 st
& 2 nd
EMPTY BOWLS
November 30 th 5:00 p.m to 8:00,
December 1 st 10:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m
December 2 nd Noon to 3:00
p.m.
DECEMBER
A Christmas Story
December 13 th – 16 th
Charles Suniga “Home for the
Holidays” concert
Dec 22nd - 7:00 p.m.
Jazz Kings “Ring those Bells”
concert
December 12th - 7:30 p.m.