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8A COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL MARCH 22, 2017
Pastor Cindy Slaymaker set to retire April 2
By Caitlyn May
Pastor Cindy Slaymaker came to Cottage
Grove just before the turn of the century,
she was homeless. She came to preach at the
Church of the Nazarene and had intended to
stay with a family from the congregation until she and her husband
could settle down.
"The day we got here, my husband broke his ankle," she said.
"It required pins and surgery, so it was an adventure. That was our
beginning in Cottage Grove."
The Slaymakers may have began on a rocky road in Cottage
Grove but eventually, the couple purchased a house and Cindy got
She has preached for the last 18 years to the small, family-like
congregation at the Church of the Nazarene, continuing on through
the loss of her husband.
"He always said if he got cancer, it would be from Agent Or-
ange," she said. The Vietnam veteran was gone after six weeks.
Cindy, however, remains faithful in Cottage Grove.
"I want to enjoy the city," she said of her pending retirement.
She wants to go to concerts in the park and work in her garden. Her
days will be fi lled with bicycle rides and meeting friends for coffee.
All of which will be a change of pace for the pastor who routinely
works 50 hours a week.
And while she said she plans to enjoy her retirement, she hopes to
also join local volunteer efforts.
"I'm not ready for a rocking chair on the porch yet," she said.
What volunteer group she's ready to join is not quite clear yet. She
is well aware of the crowded fi eld here in Cottage Grove of groups
eager to improve and help the community but isn't set on which
group may be for her.
"I don't know what the Lord will call me to do. I have a lot of
invitations to do a lot of things but I don't know what to do yet,"
While she is looking forward to slower weeks, she said the people
have always made Cottage Grove for her and will continue to do so.
"My congregation is made up of the best people,
she said. "They are as compassionate and loving as any group I
have ever known."
Pastor Cindy Slaymaker will retire after 18 years. Courtesy photo.
LOCAL WEEKLY BIBLE STUDIES
Methodist Community Bible Study: Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m., 334
Washington Ave. (Use kitchen entrance from alley behind the
Calvary Chapel Midweek Study: Wednesdays at 7 pm, 1447
Hwy 99 (Village Plaza)
Calvary Chapel Women’s Study: Thursdays, 6-8 pm
CHURCH-SPONSORED COMMUNITY DINNERS
Mondays – United Methodist Church at 5 p.m. (2nd & 3rd Only)
Tuesdays – Trinity Lutheran Church at 5 p.m.
Thursdays – Trinity Lutheran Church at 5 p.m.
CELBRATE RECOVERY PROGRAM – Fridays at 6:30
Calvary Chapel hosts this balanced, Biblically-based program
designed to help those struggling with “hurts, habits and hang-
ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a
recovery process. Celebrate Recovery is now in more than 29,000
churches worldwide. For additional information contact Harvey
Epperson at 541-520-8071 or send an email to harvey.epperson@
WEEKLY FAITH-BASED YOUTH PROGRAMS
AWANA CLUB MEETINGS – Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
AWANA is a weekly Christian education program for ages three
through high school. Hosted by the Cottage Grove Bible Church,
the group meets weekly during the school year. The cost includes
the purchase of handbooks and uniforms and dues are 75 cents per
week. Children enjoy memorizing Scripture verses, games, Bible
lessons and dressing up for special theme nights. More informa-
tion can be found on the church website: www.cgbible.org or call
CAMPUS LIFE CLUB – Mondays & Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
This Lane County Youth for Christ non-denominational youth
outreach program meets during the school year. Campus Life’s
weekly club meetings blend food, music, games and a short Bi-
ble-based "talk" that ends with a prayer. High School students
meet on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the game room above Domino’s
Pizza (next to the post offi ce). Middle School students meet on
Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Riverside Community Church, 1255 S. Riv-
er Rd. More information available on Facebook at Cottage Grove
Campus Life or by calling Director Tim Sinclair at 541-285-4812.
MOTHERS OF PRE-SCHOOLERS [MOPS] – Mondays
from 6-8 p.m.
An outreach ministry designed to support mothers and help
them be the best moms they can be. MOPS is for mothers with
children from birth to kindergarten. MomsNext is for mothers
with school age children. Both groups meet at Calvary Chapel in
the Village Shopping Center, 1447 Hwy 99. For more information
visit www.cottagegrovemops.org or call 541-942-6842.
SUNDAY MORNING LIGHT WEEKLY RADIO PROGRAM
Each Sunday morning from 7-10 a.m. KNND 1400-AM pro-
vides three hours of inspirational programming with a Christian
world-view. All genres of Christian music are interspersed with
community information, local church news, and devotional read-
ings. Host Cindy Weeldreyer invites you to tune in and become
part of KNND’s Sunday Morning Light family. Listener line: 541-
942-5548. Submit church announcements to firstname.lastname@example.org or
WEEKLY WORSHIP DIRECTORY
The Sentinel prints a weekly worship directory to provide great-
er awareness of the diversity of our local faith community. If you
want your specifi c information available to Sentinel readers each
week, please call 942-3325 for more information. [If you have a
listing please verify the weekly information is current.]
Local car enthusiast remembered with vigil in Bohemia Park
By Cindy Weeldreyer
A somber group gathered Saturday evening to remember
25-year-old Andrew “Andy” Dempsey, who was crushed to death
the day before while working under a car in Creswell. A 2009 Cot-
tage Grove High School graduate, he was a popular local mechan-
ic and a member of two Eugene-based car clubs: South Lane Auto Meet and Low Life 541.
More than 100 members of the car clubs joined family, friends and former classmates for a
memorial service in Bohemia Park. The event began with a ride around Cottage Grove Lake, which
started from the parking lot fi lled with 70+ cars and trucks. Many drivers loudly revved and backfi red
the engine of their customized vehicle to salute their friend’s memory as they waited their turn to join
Following the ride, a candlelight service at the park’s fountain brought people of all ages to-
gether to remember a young man “who loved Hondas and skateboarding.”
Among the mourners were Mary Cadwalader, the mother of his only child who tragically died
of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome at the age of three months, and his current girlfriend, Bree Townley.
Many of those attending wore red sweatshirts in memory of classmate Kyle Ledford who died in a fatal
shooting here in January 2016 .
Friend Ashley Johnson said the car club members are a very close group that meets on Fridays
at the EWEB parking lot in downtown Eugene. She noted, sadly, 12 of Dempsey’s Lincoln Middle
School classmates have now died.
“It’s been a hard year for all of us who were at Lincoln together. It’s super sad about Andy
because he survived cancer, then lost his baby girl, and now his own life,” she said.
For The Sentinel
Jayden Harrington and Mary Cadwalader were among those who gathered in Bohemia Park Saturday night to
W orship D irectory
Gateway Family Fellowship
Church of the Nazarene
337 “C” St. Drain, OR
Sunday School 9:30am
Living Hope Free Lunch
Wed. at 12:30pm
131 W “A” St. Drain, OR
Pastor: Lura Kidner-Miesen
Fellowship & Song: 11:30am
Potluck Lunch: 12:00pm
6th & Gibbs Church of Christ
195 N. 6th St. • 541-942-3822
Pastor: Aaron Earlywine
Youth & Families Pastor: Seth Bailey
Services: 9am and 10:30am
Nursery for pre-k - 3rd Grade
Calvary Baptist Church
77873 S 6th St • 541-942-4290
Pastor: Riley Hendricks
Sunday School: 9:45am
The Journey: Sunday 5:00pm
Praying Thru Life: Wednesday 6:00pm
Calvary Chapel Cottage Grove
1447 Hwy 99 (Village Plaza)
Pastor: Jeff Smith
Two Services on Sun: 9am & 10:45am
Youth Group Bible Study
Child Care 10:45am Service Only
Center for Spiritual Living
700 Gibbs Ave. (Community Center)
Rev. Bobby Lee
Meets Sunday 3:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
3rd and Adams St • 541-942-4479
Pastor: Karen Hill
Sunday School: 10:00am
Church of Christ
420 Monroe St • 541-942-8565
Sunday Service: 10:30am
United Pentecostal Church
100 S. Gateway Blvd. • 541-942-2061
Pastor: Dave Bragg
Worship: 11:00am Sunday
Bible Study: 7:00pm Wednesday
“FINDING HOPE IN YOUR LIFE”
Cottage Grove Bible Church
1200 East Quincy Avenue
AWANA age 3-8th Grade,
Wednesdays Sept-May, 6:30pm
Cottage Grove Faith Center
33761 Row River Rd. • 541-942-4851
Lead Pastor: Isaac Hovet
Summer Schedule: Sunday Service 10am
Full Childrenʼs Ministry available
Covered Bridge Nazarene Church
152 S. M St.
Pastor: Cindy Slaymaker
Sunday School: 9:30am
Church of Christ
33087 Saginaw Rd. East
Pastor: Bob Friend
9am - Classic in the Chapel
10:30am - Contemporary in the
Living Faith Assembly
467 S. 10th St. • 541-942-2612
Pastor Rulon Combs
Worship & Childrenʼs
Church 10:00 am
Youth 180 Mondays 5:30-8pm
Church of Christ
1041 Pennoyer Ave * 541-942-8928
Preacher: Tony Martin
Sunday Bible Study:10:00am
Sunday Worship:10:50am & 5:30pm
Old Time Gospel Fellowship
103 S. 5th St. • 541-942-4999
Pastor: Jim Edwards
Sunday Service: 10:00am
Join us in Traditional
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
and St. Philip Benizi
1025 N. 19th St.
541-942-3420 / 541-942-4712
Pastor: Roy L. Antunez, S.J.
Euch. Liturgies; Sat. 5:30pm
St. Philip Benizi, Creswell:
552 Holbrock Lane • 541-895-8686
St. Andrews Episcopal Church
1301 W. Main • 541-767-9050
Rev. Lawrence Crumb
“Church with the ﬂ ags.”
Worship: Sunday 10:30am
Seventh-day Adventist Church
820 South 10th Street
Pastor: Kevin Miller
Bible Study: Saturday, 9:15 am
Worship Service: Saturday, 10:40 am
Mid-week Service: Wednesday, 1:00 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church
6th & Quincy • 541-942-2373
Pastor: James L. Markus
Sunday School & Adult Education 9:15am
Sunday Worship 10:30 am
Comm. Kitchen Free Meal Tue & Thur
5:00pm TLC Groups
United Methodist Church
334 Washington • 541-942-3033
Comm. Dinner (Adults $5, Kids Free)
2nd & 3rd Monday 5-6:00pm
“VICTORY” Country Church
913 S. 6th Street • 541-942-5913
Pastor: Barbara Dockery
Worship Service: 10:00am
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