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Faith Directory

Worshiping in your community

An advertising supplement to Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette



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Published by PENINSULA DAILY NEWS and SEQUIM GAZETTE peninsuladailynews.com | sequimgazette.com Peninsula Daily News: 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 98362 | 360.452.2345 Sequim Gazette: 147 W. Washington St., Sequim, WA 98382 | 360.683.3311 John C. Brewer, publisher and editor Steve Perry, advertising director Sue Stoneman, advertising operations manager Brenda Hanrahan, special sections editor Katy SanGregory, special sections editor

HOLY TRINITY Lutheran Church By Holy Trinity Lutheran Church through a monthly book club and a weekly film viewing. Our extensive library is open to the public. The hungry in our community and around the world are served through packaging of food for local pantries and support of the Hunger Appeal. Our Lutheran World Relief Quilters have provided warmth to those experiencing disasters world-wide for more than 40 years. We serve and sell Fair Trade beverages and chocolates. We have worked with Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable housing. We operate an excellent nonprofit Christian preschool for the community. Our facility is utilized by many community groups, including 12 Step groups, MOSAIC, Lutheran Community Services NW, Encore, Port Angeles Symphony, NW Women’s Chorale, Shelter Providers Network and others. Clearly Holy Trinity is a church for the community. Why not have it be your church?


Pastor Richard Grinstad Sunday Worship at 8:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Nursery Provided Radio Broadcast on KONP 1450 at 11 a.m. most Sundays. www.htlcpa.com 301 E. Lopez Ave., Port Angeles • (360)452-2323


We are a vibrant Lutheran Congregation (ELCA) in which everyone is encouraged to share their particular gifts. We believe “we are called by God’s grace to share the Good News. We are the hands of Christ; opened by love, extended in welcome, joined in worship, offered in service, and reaching for justice.” (HTLC mission statement) Our life together includes stimulating worship (aired weekly on radio KONP 1450 AM), Sunday school for all ages, informative and challenging Bible studies, fellowship opportunities, opportunities for service to the larger community and lots of music. We have two choirs to aid in our worship (adult and children’s), and the Northwest Women’s Chorale is our resident chorale. One can utilize the instruments they may play in any of a number of ways. Interest in literature or film can be pursued with other followers of Christ





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Seventh-day Adventists Promoting a joyful mind, healthy body, Christ-centered Spirit. Saturday Mornings By Seventh-day Adventist Church

Adult Bible Studies: - 9:30 am Children & Teen Programs: - 9:30 am Praise & Worship: - 10:50 am

We are a people of hope whose lives have been changed by the grace of God.

Wed. Evenings Prayer Meeting: - 7:00 pm


Phone: 683-7373 sdachurchemail@sequimsdachurch.org

30 Sanford Lane (off Sequim Ave) • Sequim, WA www.sequimadventistchurch.org

Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church By Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church Lunch Program. We also hold a community garage sale each summer and the Yuletide Bazaar in the fall. All monies made at these two events are distributed among organizations within the community. Additionally, we open our facilities for AA, NA and Al-Anon meetings, the Gay Straight Alliance for youth, and MOSAIC. We also reach out internationally to share God’s love. Handmade quilts, school kits and baby kits are given out through Lutheran World Relief. Assistance is also offered to a Peace Corps volunteer in Fiji and mission work in Panama. Jesus showed us the gracious love of God for all people. We are called to do the same by helping others here and throughout the world and welcoming all who visit our small church with the BIG heart. God’s work, our hands.

 We are a worldwide congregation of more than 20 million members in 143 countries.  We love and support our local community through:  Mountain View Christian School (K-8) located at 255 Medsker Road.  Food and Clothing Distribution Center located 30 Sanford Lane.  Pathfinders & Adventurers (Christian Scouting Program).  Community Bible Studies.  Healthy Eating Classes.

Come and worship with us!

DUNGENESS VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH 925 N. Sequim Ave. • 681-0946 Pastor Jack Anderson


SUNDAY Worship Services ~ 8:30am & 11:00am Christian Education ~ 9:40am-10:40am Call for Summer Hours www.dvelca.org


Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church is a caring community of Christians called to reach out to all people in our community and, as much as possible, the world. We welcome everyone, without exception. We extend ourselves to each other as a church family. We offer Christian education for young and older that is challenging and throught provoking. Pastor Jack’s sermons are original, inspiring and based on Bible scholarship. Our book discussion groups are stimulating, and the video presentations help us better understand the history and values of Christian life. This little church with a BIG heart works tirelessly with local organizations to share God’s love. Our congregation helps with and supports the Sequim Food Bank, Lutheran Community Services, Sequim Health and Wellness Clinic and the Light

 We see in Jesus a role model for our own lives and ministry.  We have great joy in knowing Jesus as our personal Savior.  We believe the Bible is a dynamic, God-inspired book, whose teachings are still relevant for today.  We share Christ with the world through our missions, disaster relief organization, educational facilities, medical clinics, hospitals, literature, television and radio programs and websites.



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Sequim Worship Center

Sequim Worship Center

By Sequim Worship Center Next, we set about to Investigate Him. We study His word and seek to know Him and His ways. This helps fill in some of the details on that map. Thirdly, we Relate to Him and to each other. Relationships are meant to be both vertical and horizontal. Developing relationships with others who are also on the journey gives us encouragement to keep going when times become a little more difficult. Finally, we engage our world with the things that we have learned and the blessings that we have received. What we learn in the process is that it is not “all about me.” If you are looking for someplace to discover meaning in life, if you are hoping that there is somewhere to find direction, let us invite you to be our guest at Sequim Worship Center. It’s not that we claim to have all the answers; we just invite you to join us as we learn to follow Jesus. It is a journey that is filled with adventure and well worth the effort.

FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH 382 W. Cedar • 683-4803

640 N. Sequim Avenue • 683-7981 Rev. David L. Westman www.sequimworshipcenter.org

Faith Lutheran Church

Holy Communion: 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays of the month (both services) Sunday School & Adult Bible Classes: Sundays at 9:45 a.m. Youth Group & Family Fun Sundays

Wednesday Lenten Services 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday: April 17 Services at 12 noon & 7 pm

Good Friday: April 18

Services at 12 noon & 7 pm

Easter Sunday: April 20

Services at 8:30 & 11:00 am (Flowering Easter Cross and Holy Communion)



“Sharing Good News from the edge of the Olympic Mountains to the Ends of the Earth.”

By Faith Lutheran Church

Sunday Worship Services: 8:30 & 11 a.m.

Christian Pre-School 360-681-7126 Pastors Steve Eaton and Roger Stites

Sunday Service: 10:45 a.m.


Can you imagine what it would have been like for the early explorers to have had the use of a GPS unit? Of course that sounds a little crazy. Most explorers were creating the first maps of the places they traveled to, not following the works of others. The desire to know where we are going is a longstanding condition. Is it any wonder that those early disciples were called followers? Two thousand years later, not much has changed in that department. The challenge is still the same — “Follow Him.” Sequim Worship Center, is all about learning to follow Jesus. Together, we can learn the process of becoming followers that involves a four-fold process or purpose. First, we focus upon Him with Worship. Thanksgiving and praise allow us to focus our lives on who God is and consider all of the awesome things He has done. When we see Him as the One who is worthy it sets the direction of our searching.


We are a member of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. We believe and teach that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. The Word of God teaches that we are all conceived and born sinful and are under the power of the devil until Christ claims us as his own. We would be lost forever unless delivered from sin, death and everlasting condemnation. But the Father of all mercy and grace has sent His Son Jesus Christ, who atoned for the sin of the whole world, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. Faith Lutheran Church and Preschool exist to help people find meaning, purpose, and direction throughout life as we journey through life on our way to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ. Our many and varied ministries exist to give practical strength, direction, and help to real people who live their lives daily with spouses, family, school and work. Our church is served by our pastors,

the Rev. Steven Eaton and the Rev. Roger Stites. Our preschool staff is here to assist parents to see that their children receive a solid education that is Christcentered. Our youth groups have activities for people from infancy through adulthood. Our Bible study classes are varied, offered not only on Sundays but throughout the week as well. Our music programs and choirs also cover the entire spectrum of interests and ages. Our worship features very practical and life-related teaching and strengthening from in-depth study of the Scriptures and worship featuring two thousand years of Christian tradition and depth. At Faith Lutheran Church there is something for everyone, regardless of age and interests. Our staff and people are accessible and here to help. We invite you to come visit, and ask questions. Join us for worship at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m. every Sunday!



Dungeness Community Church By Dungeness Community Church

Welcome to Dungeness Community Church. Whether you’ve never been to church or have gone to church for years, we hope you feel welcomed when you come through our doors. We believe in making church a casual place where you feel comfortable. We believe you will experience the difference God is making in our lives, and we believe He can, and will, in your life, too. There is something for everyone at DCC no matter the life stage you are in — single, divorced, family with or without children, 25 or 75. We trust you would enjoy your time with us.

Children’s Ministry We consider Children’s Ministry one of the most important ministries at Dungeness Community Church. Children are cared for in a safe and welcoming environment by loving, fullyequipped volunteers who have passed an extensive background check. During their time with us, your children will learn about God’s love through

Bible stories, and children’s worship music.

Student Ministries Student Ministries is geared toward middle school students on a Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. and high school students on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. We celebrate and worship our Creator through movement (games), song and spoken word. Each weekend, we design special worship services with teenagers in mind. These services are Christ-saturated, interactive gatherings where students can feel comfortable inviting their friends. Sunday morning teaching is focused on bringing God’s word to life in creative, biblically faithful, Spirit-filled ways which can be applied to real life. For more information about DCC Students, visit www.dcchurch.org or email david@dcchurch.org. Community Groups Community groups meet weekly in a home setting. These groups offer a place where people can develop deeper friendships through sharing, praying, studying and discussing scripture and Christian

life. The members also support each other in times of personal need and family crisis. The church office has a list of groups open to new visitors.

Men Personal growth through study, service and community is the goal of our men’s ministry. There are two weekly studies, Tuesday and Thursday mornings. We also have a monthly breakfast in the late fall and winter which moves to a monthly dinner once the days lengthen. An annual men’s retreat, a mission trip and community service activities are scheduled throughout the year. Our desire is to give every man the opportunity to flourish in his relationship with God and with others. Women Women’s ministries is about ministering to the community and ministering to each other through the love of Jesus Christ. This group of Christian women is loving, supportive, giving and caring. You are invited to join in with this great group of Christian women to worship,

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learn, reach out, fellowship and serve God. Check out their page at www. dcchurch.org.

Global and Local Outreach Our vision is to see the members of DCC become so passionate about God’s love for people that they develop ministry skills and become involved in outreach ministries locally, nationally and around the world. We participate in the Basque USA ministries, have built houses in Mexico through Amor ministries, and are exploring ministries around the globe as well as local outreach possibilities. Christian Counseling DCC has two staff counselors who are available for all types of counseling needs. They are professionally trained with master’s degrees and more than 26 years of experience. Their goal is to combine a completely Christian perspective with the highest level of professional standards, without compromise to either side, honoring the Biblical principles that make for a wise life well lived. Their fees are subsidized by DCC, which keeps them low for their clients.

Scott Culver Wayne Yamamoto David Piper

Ministries to men, women, youth and children 3.9 miles north on Sequim Ave. from Hwy 101

email: info@dcchurch.org • www.dcchurch.org 683-7333 • Monday - Friday, 8-4


Sunday morning worship 10:00 a.m. Nursery Available 45 Eberle Lane • PO Box 2920, Sequim



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First United Methodist Church 110 E. Seventh St. Port Angeles, WA 98362


Seventh-Day Adventists 30 Sanford Lane Sequim, WA 98382


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 301 E. Lopez Ave. Port Angeles, WA 98362


Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church 925 N. Sequim Ave. Sequim, WA 98382


First Christian Church 2606 S. Race St. Port Angeles, WA 98362


Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 73 Howe Road Port Angeles, WA 98362

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Dungeness Community Church 45 Eberle Lane Sequim, WA 98382 Faith Lutheran Church 382 W. Cedar St. Sequim, WA 98382




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OUR VISION AT INDEPENDENT BIBLE CHURCH WORSHIP — WE GLORIFY — It is our desire that we will grow in our response to God as we hear and apply His word, pray, praise, and yield all that we are and have in joyful obedience to Him. COMMUNITY — WE BELONG — It is our desire that we will grow in becoming a spiritual home for all people in all stages of life and circumstances, where we will exchange love, acceptance, guidance, and encouragement, and where we will give of ourselves in loving, committed service. DISCIPLESHIP — WE LEARN — It is our desire that we will grow together in spiritual maturity as we seek to mentor all believers in understanding God’s plan for living life by training, equipping, and entrusting them to reach and equip others. EVANGELISM — WE SHARE — It is our desire that we will grow in our passion for reaching the lost and for our need to mature in our understanding as to how we can share God’s love and truth in our circle of relationships in obedience to His Great Commission. WORLD MISSIONS — WE GO — It is our desire that we will grow in discerning God’s direction for our involvement in world missions, as we assess worldwide needs for the gospel, develop ways to meet those needs, and as we support dozens of our church members, by sending them out as career and short-term missionaries. Faith Directory 2014.indd 2

SERVICE TIMES Sunday Mornings 8:15 and 11 a.m. at the Worship Center Middle & High School Sundays, 9:50–11 a.m. MS: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. HS: Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Children: Sunday School 9:50 a.m. Children’s Church during each Sunday service. Nursery care available at all services. Saturday Evenings at The Upper Room 6 p.m. The Upper Room is located at the Administration Building in downtown Port Angeles.



IBC is a church family with a mission to grow together. We do this as we spread joy in all of life through sharing Christ’s love and truth. We pursue this mission together through God-centered worship and prayer, supportive relationships, ministries of compassion, life-changing learning of the word of God, and communicating the saving good news of Jesus Christ to those who have not heard. It is my prayer that everyone who participates in our fellowship and ministry will find renewed joy and trust in our great God. I also hope that you will catch our passion for the mission He has given us. We invite all children, youth, adults (single or married) to pursue this mission with us! Jesus Christ called us to make followers of Him from among all peoples. We are excited about the opportunity to help you fulfill your God-designed purpose in life as you follow Christ by sharing His love and truth with others — as together we make known the greatness of God!

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WHAT TO EXPECT ON SUNDAY MORNINGS Smiles and Friendly Information. A relevant message and meaningful worship. Sunday School for All Ages

WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO US Worship Community Discipleship Evangelism World Missions

In Christ’s Love & Service—Pastor Mike Jones

Worship Center: 116 E. Ahlvers Rd., Port Angeles • Administration Building & Upper Room: 112 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles


www.indbible.org • (360) 452-3351 • ibc@indbible.org



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First United Methodist Church By First United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church of Port Angeles was founded in 1890 and has stood at the corner of East Seventh Street. and South Laurel Street. since 1928. The congregation is proud of its deep local roots and United Methodist affiliation that connects the church with congregations around the world.

Two worship services are held on Sunday mornings. An informal 8:30 a.m. service in the Social Hall gathers worshippers around tables for coffee, fellowship and shared worship. A service at 11 a.m. is held in the Sanctuary, where the high ceiling, stained glass and choir add to a more traditional atmosphere. A fellowship time follows the second service.

is maintained by church and community members who donate, wash and organize gently used clothing. A recent partnership with Dry Creek School “The Church has Left the Building” Becoming Disciples of Jesus Christ supports students and teachers with Mission is vital to this congregation and is At First United Methodist Church, there is an tutoring and classroom help, financial extended both locally and abroad. emphasis on becoming disciples of Jesus Christ. donations and gifts of clothing and school The church reaches beyond this community with Discipleship is a lifelong journey, so there are supplies. mission trips, ongoing support to an orphanage in many opportunities to expand and deepen faith and Knitters and crocheters gather weekly at the the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a covenant church and create prayer shawls to share comfort Biblical understanding. Bible studies and Sunday school classes are weekly missionary in Nepal. and warmth with the community. Quilters meet The congregation hosts and organizes the Friday occasions to dig deeply into the Scriptures, exploring twice a month to sew baby quilts for the local their context and meaning. Hard questions and lively Night Friendship Dinner, serving a free, hot dinner hospital’s newborns. to up to 150 people each week since 1992. discussions are encouraged. Visitors Expected! Women are invited to become part of the very Small groups convene in the spring and fall to read, discuss and learn together. Connections formed active United Methodist Women unit that annually You are welcome to this warm congregation and in small groups provide circles of encouragement and raises more than $14,000 for local and global are invited to join in worship and other gatherings. missions. Monthly discussion circles and general support for faith journeys. Recent upgrades have made the building more meetings provide fellowship and support. Tuesday morning prayer breakfasts are open to warm and welcoming and include new heat pumps, a The UMW Clothes Closet offers free clothing to anyone with a desire to pray for the community, the new wheelchair-accessible east entry and renovation men, women and children of the community, and world and those who gather. of the church’s entry and welcome halls.

Sunday Mornings 8:30 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. Worship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 43994154

110 East 7th Street , Corner of 7th & Laurel Port Angeles • (360) 452-8971 office@pafumc.org • www.pafumc.org



First Christian Church


First Christian Church By First Christian Church

Sunday School (All Ages) 9am Sunday Worship 10am 43994252

Bible Study Tuesday 10am

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360-457-7062 2606 S. Race Street, Port Angeles

“We are Disciples of Christ, a movement of wholeness in a fragmented world. As part of the one body of Christ we welcome all to the Lord’s Table as God welcomed us.” We move to answer God’s call for justice in the areas of care for the Earth, the challenges for women and children, poverty and hunger and immigration. Our church supports several local mission programs including Habitat for Humanity, VIMO, food banks and TAFY. Globally, we started and maintain a targeted mission to a remote village in the Philippines, facilitating the delivery and distribution of food, clothing and small toys on a regular basis. We are currently exploring a sustainable mission for a village in Togo. The music at First Christian Church varies from old favorites to the more contemporary. We have a “sing your favorite hymn session” on

What is Unity?

Unity Church of

Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of the Universal Christ and the power of prayer and co-creation. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions, and respects each individual’s right to choose their spiritual path to the Divine.

Port Townsend Come Home to Unity

We seek to celebrate that Divine Presence which unites all of us and our world. Our mantra is “Unity of Port Townsend is an Authentic, Transformative, Spiritual Community.”

Do you consider yourself spiritual

Authentic...a place where all can honestly share their soul journey & talents.

rather than religious? Then Unity is for you! Rev. Pamela Douglas-Smith www.unitypt.org




the fourth Sunday of every month. Communion is offered weekly and is at the core of our worship. We practice “Open Communion,” that is, we allow Christians from other denominations to participate with us. We bar no one from the table of the Lord. Pastor Joe Gentzler brings years of experience to our pulpit. He is a committed, compassionate minister whose sermons relate the traditional Scripture to the world in which we live today. Located across Park Avenue from the Olympic National Park Visitor Center, we are a warm, caring, informal congregation. Tourists are always welcome. Whether you live in the area and are searching for a church home or just visiting and want to experience God’s love, we hope you will come and worship with us. Be sure to stay for the best coffee and snacks following the service.

Unity Spiritual Enrichment Center 3918 San Juan Ave • Port Townsend

Transformative...a place where each can grow consciously & gracefully at depth. Spiritual...a place where the many, miraculous expressions of Spirit are welcomed. Community...a place where all of life is shared with caring, kindred spirits.



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We have a vision, “Beyond Beliefs” A VISION OF PEACE, LOVE, & UNDERSTANDING




An Inclusive Community Celebrating Shared Values and Putting Them Into Action In The Larger Community

Located midway between Port Angeles and Sequim near the Agnew community

We are a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of over 1000 Congregations. www.uua.org



P.O. Box 1264 73 Howe Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362

(360) 417-2665

websites: uua.org | https://olympicuuf.org | email: admin@olympicuuf.org

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