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Religion 10-6

New church forms in Mac

“The Living Word,” is a new non-denominational church which has formed in McMinnville with weekly worship at 11 a.m. on Sundays in the Willamette Room at the Red Lion Hotel, 2535 Three Mile Lane. There will also be a children’s church provided.

Rev. Les Turner serves as pastor with Steve and Kathy Anderson as worship leaders. The church’s goals are to worship and praise God, listen to God’s word speak to them and spread the good news.

There will also be Bible studies during the week. For more information, contact Turner at 541-730-0509.

Concordia University choir performance

The Concordia University choir will perform on Sunday, Oct. 7, at St. John Lutheran Church and School, 2244 N.W. McDonald Lane, McMinnville. The choir, under the direction of Rev. Jim Pressnell, will appear at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services and will also take part in the Christian education hour which starts at 9:15 a.m.

A free will offering and shared meal are planned.

For more information, contact the church office at 503-472-6677.

Hospital chaplain to speak Sunday

Susan Friesinger, chaplain at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical, will give the sermon “Holding onto Hope,” at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, service of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at the McMinnville Senior Center, 2250 S.E. McDonald Lane.

The talk will focus on ways of maintaining hope during difficult times.

Religious education is provided for children through middle school age with toddler care offered.

For more information, visit

Blessing of Animals today at St. Barnabas

The annual Blessing of the Animals by St. Barnabas Episcopal Church will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Oct. 6, in the parking lot at First Federal, 118 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. Homeward Bound and Tortoise Rescue will have animals available for adoption.

In addition, Welsh musician John Good will perform at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the nave at the church, 822 S.W. Second St., McMinnville. Good offers lively music and humorous stories.

For more information, call 503-472-5831.

‘I Am’ is Second Sunday film

The acclaimed documentary, “I Am,” which follows Hollywood film director Tom Shadyac asking questions following a near-death experience, will be the Second Sunday Cinema film at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, in Calvin Hall West at First Presbyterian Church, 390 N.E. Second St., McMinnville.

Shadyac sparks conversation as he travels the globe asking two questions: “What’s wrong with our world?” and “What can we do about it?” Included in those he asks are Archbishop Tutu, David Suzuki and Howard Zinn.

In the final scene, Shadyac makes it clear that when he began searching what was wrong with the world, he finds out what is right.

The movie, sponsored by the Yamhill County Interfaith Advocates for Peace and Justice, is free with a suggested donation of $1 or a can of food for the Yamhill County Food Bank. Discussion will follow.

For more information, call 503-472-6256.

First anniversary banquet planned

An 11 a.m. service followed by a noon banquet and a short afternoon service on Sunday, Oct. 14, will be held to celebrate the first anniversary of Pacific Baptist Church, which meets at the McMinnville Community Center, 600 N.E. Evans St.

“We will look back at all that the Lord has done over the last year and we will look forward to what He has for us in the future,” said Rev. Josh Thompson, the church’s pastor.

For more information, call Thompson at 971-241-0917 or visit the website,

Churches offer free meals

Meals are offered in McMinnville churches on the following days and locations:

n Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 4 to 6 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 822 S.W. Second Street. Information: 503-472-5831.

n Saturday, 8 to 10 a.m., McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, 544 N.E. Second St. Information: 503-472-5622.

n Saturday, 5 to 6 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 390 N.E. Second St. Information: 503-472-6256.

n Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m., McMinnville Covenant Church, 2155 N.W. Second St. Information: 503-472-9021.

Library offers help with family history

The family history library at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides free assistance with genealogy research at 1645 N.W. Baker Creek Road, McMinnville.

The library is open to individuals and research groups from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

For more information, call 503-434-5681.

Religion 10-6

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