Church News

1. Fundraiser-bazaar for Ferndale Church of the Assumption

Each October, the Portuguese Hall on Ocean Avenue in Ferndale comes alive with multi-generations of the young at heart attending the Assumption Parish Annual Bazaar. Since 1935, this event has been a favorite of countless local families. 2011 is no exception. This year's Bazaar will be held the weekend of Oct. 21 and 22. A dinner will be served starting at 6:30 p.m., with games at 7 p.m.

Chairmen Jerry and Pam Lema, assisted by Gary and Patti Belli, are planning a bigger than ever event.

Children won't be disappointed at the Fish Pond or trying their luck and the ten-cent booth. Everyone loves to visit while playing Bingo. The ever popular Cake Booth has desserts made by some of Ferndale's finest cooks. The Country Store is extremely generous in filling their boxes of groceries to be won for 25 cents a chance. The parish ladies have worked throughout the year making sought after prizes in the Fancy Work Booth. Some wonderful buys can be had for the right bid in the Silent Auction. There's something for everyone.

Funds raised by the event will be used to partially cover the insurance on the Historic Assumption Church and its surrounding structures. The public is welcome.

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Camille Regli (left) and Barbara Davis cut out Fancywork Booth animal patterns. The Assumption Bazaar to be held Oct. 21 and 22.

2. Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Ferndale is located at 4th and Shaw in Ferndale. The church is associated with Christ Lutheran Church in Fortuna on Smith Lane in that the two congregations share one pastor, Paul Demant.

photo by Debbie Barcelles/Beacon

3. Feed My Sheep Outreach in Fortuna

Feed My Sheep Outreach at 333 Fortuna Blvd. gathers at 2 p.m. at Sunday, our usual time and place for sharing faith, fellowship, prayer needs, group singing, and refreshments.

"My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow me." John 10:27 (KJV) We greatly miss Larry Prince our all around king of the good guys, but others have pitched in and we're eating high off the hog. Hope his surgery is soon behind him. We wish him a speedy, complete recovery and hope he is back with us soon! One and all are welcome to join us in a good time. Mike Gibbs leads praise and worship in song backed up by daughter Jenni. For details, call Mike at 725-9040.

4. Ferndale Community Church

Located at 712 Main St., the Ferndale Community Church holds a Sunday Morning Prayer at 10 a.m., following by a Worship Service and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m. The church also hosts an Adult Bible Study on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. (There is no child care at this time). For prayer needs, notify Pastor Sean Peifer at 786-4475 or by email at

5. North Coast Mennonite Church in Hydesville

Just a mile east of Hydesville on Highway 36, the North Coast Mennonite Church meets regularly for Sunday morning worship at 10 a.m. Call 498-1167 for details.

6. Weott Christian Church

The Weott Christian Church is a non-denominational Christian church located at 625 Newton Road in Weott. Services are set at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. For details, call 946-2281.

7. Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Eel River Valley

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is well-established in the greater Eel River Valley with the main church located at 2301 Rohnerville Road in Fortuna. The Fortuna church holds services on Saturdays; Sabbath School is held at 10 a.m. with Worship at 11:15 a.m. Call 725-6164 for details, or e-mail:

In Miranda to the south, another smaller Seventh-day Adventist Church is located at 6626 Avenue of the Giants. Call 943-3197 for information, or e-mail: The Miranda Church Saturday services are held at 10 a.m., and maintains a luncheon at noon.

8. Rohnerville Assembly of God

By Doris Osburn

Thursday's at 10:30 a.m. Women's Prayer and Share Time, led by Linda Mason, continues with the video, "Summoned from the Sheepfold" in the Beth Moore series, "David, A Heart Like His." Join us as we learn to be like David, "a man after God's own heart."

Men's Thursday Night Bible Study, 8 p.m., at 3075 Campton Heights Drive.

Sunday school for all ages is offered at 9:30 a.m. Jean Nichols will teach the Adults Class in the sanctuary studying justice and mercy, as the minor prophets as God's compassion are revealed.

We'll meet and greet at 10:30 a.m., followed by worship in song led by Mike Gibbs. At 11 a.m., Pastor Dawson Wheeler will preach, followed by potluck luncheon and fellowship in Trinity Hall at 3655 Trinity St. We'll celebrate the Wheelers 12th anniversary with us. The church opens at 5:30 p.m. for private prayer. Mike Gibbs will lead the congressional worship in song, backed up by Jenni Gibbs and Jeannette Wheeler at 6 p.m.

Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Quilting Ladies will meet in the Sewing Room.

Wednesday at 7 p.m., Bible Study will continue in the Book of Luke, led by Assistant Pastor Rev. Dee Neher. Karen Nichols will treat the kids to Likeable Learning in Kids Club.

The Rohnerville Assembly of God Church is located at 1530 Rohnerville Road in Fortuna. For details, call 725-4341 or 725-0977. For transportation to any service, call John Bagley at 725-9756.