Seaside Stories

Churches in Seaside

June 4, 2011 | by Shanda Bonn

The buzz of summer is in the air as Seaside welcomes ever-increasing waves of visitors, happily sharing the beauty and bounty of our coastal getaway. As numbers increase on sidewalks, in shops, on roads and in restaurants, our local houses of worship also expand. Some folks desire a peaceful respite during a busy vacation; brides anxiously check out venues for future nuptials; history buffs enjoy the areas older churches; and some just enjoy connecting and worshiping with others of like-minded faith.

This past Sunday, my family and I attended a good old-fashioned pancake breakfast in the Fellowship Hall of Our Lady of Victory Church in downtown Seaside. After breakfast, we toured the grounds of the recently renovated church, and then headed inside for mass. This was the first Sunday in the new space, and it was full of both locals and visitors. The official dedication will take place Sunday, July 10th at 3:00 pm.

 

Although many of us were sad to see the old building go, with its quaint cottage-like charm, we appreciate the need for structural improvements as well as additional space for a congregation that swells dramatically in the summer. It’s a popular place for visitors as it is steps from the beach and adjacent to all the attractions of downtown. Like other Seaside churches, it is a welcoming, peaceful place that’s an integral part of the community. Thankfully, the building’s designers did a lovely job of creating an edifice that blends naturally into its surroundings.

 

Another church in town that sees its numbers swell in summer is North Coast Family Fellowship. It is especially popular as it has numerous programs for youths of all ages, including Vacation Bible School in July. VBS is a free day camp for kids going into Kindergarten through 5th grade and is full of all the fun you’d expect including crazy songs, high octane games, arts and crafts, and hilarious skits featuring the church’s older kids. My daughter has attended VBS three times and has always come away with treasured memories.

 

Of course, even a walk on the beach at sunset taking in our awe-inspiring coastline is cause for worship, and an apt place for prayer and meditation. But should you want to step inside a house of worship while you are here, here’s a list of area churches:

 

§  Calvary Episcopal Church, 503 N. Holladay Dr., 503-738-5773

§  Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1403 S. Wahanna Rd., 503-738-7543

§  Church of the Nazarene, 931 16th St., 503-738-6603

§  Faith Lutheran Church – LCMS, 1115 Broadway, 503-738-7223

§  Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2667 Highway 101 North, 503-738-8082

§  North Coast Family Fellowship, 2245 N. Wahanna Road, 503-738-7453

§  Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church, 120 Oceanway, 503-738-6161

§  Our Savior’s Lutheran Church ELCA, 320 1st Ave., 503-738-6791

§  River of Life Fellowship, 1000 Ave F, 503-738-5534

§  Seaside Assembly of God, 540 S Holladay 503-738-6180

§  Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1450 N. Roosevelt Dr., 503-738-8071

§  United Methodist Church, 241 N. Holladay Dr., 503-738-7562

Leave a Reply

and so much more!

Camping in Seaside

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner. One of my very favorite things to do during Memorial Day weekend is to go camping. I love setting up the tents, snuggling in a warm sleeping bag, sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows for s’mores, and smelling like a campfire all weekend. I love every bit of it! If you’ve never camped by the Pacific Ocean then you are missing out! You get to add the salty air, sandy beach, and all the benefits of being near Seaside to add to your camping experience.

Learn More
Miss Oregon Parade: 1950

A brief look at the Miss Oregon Parade circa 1950.

Learn More
The Daddy Train

The Seaside train depot was the major transportation hub before 1938.

Learn More
Broadway Retro

A look at downtown Seaside during the 1960s

Learn More
Seaside Without A Car

If you’ve visited Seaside in the past, you’ve likely come by car. But did you know that you can leave the driving to someone e...

Learn More
I’ll See You at the Nat

A brief look at Seaside history of Natatoriums

Learn More
The Best of Times News: The Beach at the End of the Trail

Travel writer for the fabulous 50-and-over set, Andrea Gross, spent some time on Oregon’s North Coast in the summer of 2014....

Learn More
After the Storm

A look at a storm from the early 1900s in Seaside

Learn More
Grant’s Getaways: Paddling the Neawanna in Seaside

If our summer heat wave is getting the best of you – sapping your energy and leaving you feeling generally uncomfortable, perhap...

Learn More
MotorTrend Magazine – Epic Drives: Classic Cobra Visits Seaside

MotorTrend Magazine makes the trek to Seaside, Oregon to show off a Classic Cobra

Learn More
The Move to Mobile Browsing

Is your site optimized for mobile browsing? It should be. The Seaside Visitors Bureau is constantly tracking trends in the hospita...

Learn More
Seaside Skatepark

The Seaside Skatepark (also called the PTR “Hometown Park”) has a unique history. It was opened in June of 2007, and was built by Placed to Ride. The owner of Placed to Ride, Stefan Hauser, lives here in Seaside.

Learn More
Convention Center Adds Outdoor Mural

Seaside Oregon Civic & Convention Center adds outdoor mural

Learn More
Washed Away

A look at the cantilever pier in Seaside, Oregon in 1930

Learn More
Excellence in Customer Service Tip #1: 3 Key Elements in a Good Greeting

National Tourism and Travel Week begins May 2, 2015. In celebration, the City of Seaside Visitors Bureau is emphasizing the import...

Learn More
How To Surf Seaside

Surfing in Oregon? Yes! The North Coast has some of the best breaks in the Pacific Northwest. And yes, the ocean is a bit nippy, b...

Learn More
Seaside Library

A look at the humble beginnings of the Seaside Public Library

Learn More
Lookout on Neahkahnie Mountain

Sometimes an Oregon Coast outdoor adventure doesn

Learn More