Meditation: A Daoist meditation group will meet at 9 a.m. Sunday at the First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op north store, 2855 NW Grant Ave. in Corvallis.

The event will feature Daoist Quiet Sitting meditation, also known as "Guarding the One." Basic instruction provided; no experience necessary.

Communion: Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 2650 NW Highland Drive in Corvallis, will share God's Word and Holy Communion at 9 a.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship, refreshments and Sunday School.

This Sunday, the Rev. Eugene Ludwig's sermon theme will be "Christ Is Glorified." The Epistle text is 1 Peter 4:12-19, and the Gospel text is John 17:1-11.

The multigenerational Sunday School will continue its study of "Matthew: The Gospel of Identity," using a book of the same name by Michael Card as a study guide. Those attending are invited to join in discussing Chapter 22 to learn more about the connected narrative nature of the Gospels and how it allows believers to come to know Jesus, instead of just knowing about Him.

Information: 541-753-2816 or

Labels considered: At its 9:30 a.m. Sunday service, First United Methodist Church, 1165 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis, will continue to explore "Bringing Down Walls."

Participants will discuss fear as something that can build walls between people. John 14:27 and Isaiah 41:8-10 will be reviewed.

Bahá'í devotional gathering: “Words of Wisdom” is set for 10 a.m. Sunday at 5006 SW Hollyhock Circle in Corvallis.

The Bahá'í Writings describe the essential characteristics of justice, free humanity from blind imitation, and illuminate the oneness of humanity. These Writings encourage us to investigate all things with courage and curiosity. Bahá'u'lláh’s “Words of Wisdom” will be the source of shared readings and open discussion. All are welcome.

Information: 541-745-7916.

ECK service: The ECK Light and Sound service “Love: The Passkey to Heaven” is set for 10 a.m. Sunday in the Eckankar Center of Corvallis, downstairs, 425 S.W. Madison Ave.

Come experience the presence of God’s Light and Sound. Join in singing HU, a love song to God, and for a spiritual discussion on how it has helped people of many different faiths open their hearts more fully to the uplifting presence of God. The service is based on the teachings of Eckankar, the Path of Spiritual Freedom. These teachings are not meant to change anyone’s beliefs, but to enhance them.

Those attending are invited to share spiritual insights into the theme, how divine love is the passkey to heaven, and on a reading by Harold Klemp, the spiritual leader of Eckankar.

The ECK Center will be open from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. to allow time for fellowship and opportunities to select complimentary information on subjects of interest or to use the lending library. Information: 503-233-1595.

Thanksgiving for ministry: The Luther House Council invites local residents to join in giving thanks for the ministry of Campus Pastor Jim Norlie as he embarks on retirement.

An event honoring Norlie is set for 2 to 4 p.m. June 4 at Grace Lutheran Church, 435 NW 21st St. in Corvallis. Information: 541-753-5213 or


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