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Aberdeen Area Churches

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We may be seeking a new place of Christian fellowship and service in the next few months, so I assembled this list to help evaluate our choices. Factors that are important to me include: proximity to our home (so that it is practical to walk to and from meetings); an active, personally involved congregation that does the gospel rather than just preaches it (orthopraxy is equally as important as orthodoxy); compatibility with our doctrinal understandings; and competent, well-trained, and effective leadership (both clerical and lay). Other factors that have a lesser influence for me include: a traditional style of worship including sturdy, substantial hymns that have more substance to them than the 7/11 music featured in more contemporary worship settings; and an informal atmosphere is more comfortable to me than a strict, starchy, formal, highly liturgical worship experience.

Others of us may care more about creature comforts (comfortable seating, good ventilation, handicapped accessibility, assistive devices for the hearing impaired, a sound system that's loud enough without being overpowering, convenient parking, etc.), child care and nursery services during adult meetings, quality Christian programming for their children, what colors the carpet and upholstery are, how good is the food at the potluck dinners, or whether the Bible study time conflicts with their favorite TV show.

This list of churches was derived from the listing in the March 9, 2019 edition of The Daily World, followed by a series of web searches to add and verify details. I know that the list is incomplete, and that some of the records included are likely inaccurate or outdated. Some churches were deliberately excluded because of doctrinal differences (LDS, Christian Science, and others). The list is ordered alphabetically by community, except a few items at the bottom for which the quality of the data is less certain.

The categories of "Contemporary" and "Traditional" worship styles are quite arbitrary and were assigned based on little more than the descriptions of their music styles on their website, or if there are two Sunday morning worship sessions the earlier was assigned Contemporary and the later one as Traditional. You should certainly not rely on these guesses as anything more than I've just described.

The photos are from a set that I happened to have on hand that I took in the summer of 2017. Here is an Excel worksheet that may help evaluate our options as we visit churches: ChurchWorksheet.xls (or the same as an OpenDocument Spreadsheet: ChurchWorksheet.ods).

ChurchWorksheet.xls ChurchWorksheet.ods

Records marked "⛪" indicate those churches whose doctrinal positions are most similar to those of The Salvation Army.

                        Name                                 Address            City      Neighborhood      Phone                                            Website                                                     Pastor                                               Denomination                                   Sunday School  Contemporary Worship Traditional Worship Child care?  Sunday Evening    Bible Study     Youth Programs                          Other                                  Photo                        Map
Aberdeen Avenue Baptist Church                       2733 Aberdeen Avenue    Aberdeen   West Aberdeen    360-637-8019                                                                                                                        Southern Baptist                                                                Sunday 9:30am                       Sunday 10:45am                                                                                                                           AberdeenAveBaptist.png   geo:46.974056,-123.85193?z=16
Alder Grove Church of God                            1800 Coolidge Road      Aberdeen   South Aberdeen   360-532-8750               Jim MacCormack                   Church of God Ministries (Anderson, Indiana) https://www.jesusisthesubject.org                                      Sunday 10:45am
⛪Alive Church of the Nazarene                       101 S H Street          Aberdeen   Downtown         360-532-2812                                                      Linda Kim                        Church of the Nazarene                                                          Sunday 10:00am                      Sunday 11:15am      Yes                          Wednesday 6:30pm Thursday 6:30pm  0.7 mi                                                AliveNazarene.png        geo:46.975956,-123.81647?z=16
Amazing Grace Lutheran Church of Grays Harbor        111 E 4th Street        Aberdeen   Central Aberdeen 360-532-8250                                                 Val Metropoulos                  Evangelical Lutheran Church in America                                          Sunday 11:15am                      Sunday 10:00am                                                                                                                           AmazingGrace.png         geo:46.97857,-123.82124?z=16
Calvary Lutheran Church                              2515 Sumner Avenue      Aberdeen   West Aberdeen    360-532-3980   Dan Vines                        The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod                                              Sunday 9:00am                       Sunday 10:00am                                                                                                                           CalvaryLutheran.png      geo:46.975742,-123.84848?z=16
Cornerstone Church                                   2008 Sumner Avenue      Aberdeen   West Aberdeen    360-532-5280                                                  Larry Dublanko                   Independent ()                                                      Sunday 10:30am                           Yes                          Tuesday 6:30pm                                                                          Cornerstone.png          geo:46.976322,-123.8409?z=16
Faith House Ministries                               209 E Wishkah Street    Aberdeen   Downtown         360-590-1133                                        Truman Santiago                                                                                                                                      Sunday 10:30am                                                                                                                           FaithHouse.png           geo:46.975037,-123.816154?z=16
First Presbyterian of Aberdeen                       420 N Broadway          Aberdeen   Central Aberdeen 360-532-1330                                                         Doug Basler                      The Presbyterian Church USA                                                                                         Sunday 10:00am      Yes                                                                                                                  FirstPresbyterian.png    geo:46.978237,-123.82189?z=16
⛪First United Methodist Church of Aberdeen          100 E 2nd Street        Aberdeen   Central Aberdeen 360-532-8835     Karen Davison? Shawn Hill        United Methodist Church                                                                         Sunday 10:50am                                                                     0.4 mi                                                FirstUnitedMethodist.png geo:46.977,-123.82068?z=16
The Glory Center                                     807 W First Street      Aberdeen   Downtown         360-581-4201                                                     Joel and Jennifer Chuks-Nwokike                                                                                                                      Sunday 10:30am                  Sunday 3:00pm                                                                                            GloryCenter.png          geo:46.971294,-123.8284?z=16
Grays Harbor Baptist Church                          120 W Curtis Street     Aberdeen   South Aberdeen   360-532-0699                                                                                                                        Independent                                                                                                         Sunday 10:30am                  Sunday 6:00pm    Thursday 6:00pm                                                                                                  geo:46.971752,-123.79353?z=16
Grays Harbor Christian & Missionary Alliance Church  2522 Aberdeen Avenue    Aberdeen   West Aberdeen    360-532-0273                                                                                                                        Christian & Missionary Alliance                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       geo:46.97445,-123.84849?z=16
Harbor Calvary Chapel                                108 S K Street          Aberdeen   Downtown         360-589-3197                                                             Sean Hollen                      Calvary Chapel ()           Sunday 11:00am Sunday 9:00am        Sunday 11:00am      Yes                          Wednesday 7:00pm                  Sunday 10:00am on 1320 KXRO radio                     CalvaryChapel.png        geo:46.97422,-123.81973?z=16
Harbor City Church                                   1700 Cherry Street      Aberdeen   West Aberdeen    360-532-3355                                                     Doug Cotton                      Independent                                                         Sunday 8:45am        Sunday 10:30am      Yes                                                                                                                  HarborCity.png           geo:46.977016,-123.8367?z=16
Harbor Praise Center                                 801 W Wishkah Street    Aberdeen   Downtown         360-533-6046                                                                                       Charlotte and Dean Harris        Independent (Grace International )                                                        Sunday 10:30am                                                                                                                           HarborPraise.png         geo:46.969814,-123.82613?z=16
Heritage Family Church                               111 W Wishkah Street    Aberdeen   Downtown         360-533-3550                                                     Herb Christensen                 Assemblies of God                                                                                                   Sunday 10:30am      Yes                          Sunday 9:30am                     Cable channel 20 Mon 8:30pm, Tue 8:30pm, Wed 10:00am  HeritageFamily.png       geo:46.97368,-123.81848?z=17
Kaleo Grays Harbor                                   101 S H Street          Aberdeen   Downtown         360-533-5323                                                              Nathan Cedarland                 Non-denominational                                                                                                  Sunday 4:00pm                                                                                                                            AliveNazarene.png        geo:46.975956,-123.81647?z=16
New Beginnings Open Bible Church                     301 N B Street          Aberdeen   Gray School      360-532-9674                                                      David & Corinne DeHamer          Open Bible Churches  (pentecostal)                                                       Sunday 10:00am      Yes                          Wednesday 7:00pm                                                                        NewBeginnings.png        geo:46.981655,-123.81175?z=16
River of Life Fellowship                             308 W King Street       Aberdeen   South Aberdeen   360-350-4295                                                            Doug Marks                       Non-denominational charismatic (Foursquare?)                                                   Sunday 10:00am                           Yes                                           Wednesday 7:00pm                                                                                geo:46.970837,-123.795525?z=16
South Aberdeen Baptist Church                        620 Fordney Street      Aberdeen   South Aberdeen   360-533-1572                                                       Bob Kenagy                       Baptist                                                                         Sunday 9:45am                       Sunday 11:00am                                   Thurday 10:00am                                                                                                  geo:46.963326,-123.800735?z=16
St. Andrews Episcopal Church                         400 E 1st Street        Aberdeen   Central Aberdeen 360-533-2511                                                              Evan Clendenin                   Episcopal                                                                       Sunday 9:30am  Sunday 8:00am        Sunday 10:00am      Yes         Friday 6:00pm                                                                                            StAndrews.png            geo:46.977978,-123.8163?z=16
St. Mary Catholic Church                             303 E 3rd Street        Aberdeen   Central Aberdeen 360-532-8300                                               Francis Arulappan                Catholic                                                                                                            Sunday 9:00am                                                                                                                            StMary.png               geo:46.979176,-123.81886?z=16
United Christian Church                              300 W 1st Street        Aberdeen   Central Aberdeen 360-532-8341                                                                                       Jeff Johnson                     Disciples of Christ                                      Sunday 9:45am                       Sunday 10:45am                                                                     Hearing devices available                             UnitedChristian.png      geo:46.97468,-123.8225?z=16
Central Park Baptist Church                          6308 Central Park Drive Aberdeen   Central Park     360-532-2560                                              Charles L. Miller                Independent (Conservative Baptist Association)                                                                      Sunday 11:00am                                                                                                                                                    geo:46.96479,-123.70276?z=16
Central Park Neighborhood Church                     7010 Bryrwood Drive     Aberdeen   Central Park     360-532-4795                                                                                                                                                                                 Sunday 9:30am                       Sunday 10:30am      Yes         Wednesday 7:00pm                                                                                                                  geo:46.974316,-123.6775?z=16
⛪Central Park United Methodist Church               6508 Manor Road         Aberdeen   Central Park     360-532-1530                                                                                       Jan Brim                         United Methodist Church                                                    Sunday 1030am                                                                                                                                                                          geo:46.968136,-123.69881?z=16
Church of Christ                                     5121 Olympic Highway    Aberdeen   Central Park     360-533-1883                                                 Chuck Schultheisz                Independent non-denominational                                                  Sunday 10:00am                      Sunday 11:00am                  Sunday 6:00pm    Wednesday 7:00pm                                                                                                 geo:46.970554,-123.727486?z=16
Grays Harbor Foursquare Church                       4800 Central Park Drive Aberdeen   Central Park     360-538-0111                                                          Sean Jamieson                                                                                                                   Sunday 10:00am                           Yes                          Wednesday 6:30pm                                                                                                 geo:46.969097,-123.73688?z=16
Harbor Assembly of God                               716 M Street            Hoquiam    Hoquiam          360-533-9535                                                  Ken Middleton                    Assemblies of God                                                               Sunday 9:45am                       Sunday 1100am       Yes         Sunday 6:00pm                                                                                                                     geo:46.974777,-123.88872?z=16
First Baptist Church of Hoquiam                      729 Eklund Avenue       Hoquiam    North Hoquiam    360-532-4887                                                                                  Baptist                                                                         Sunday 9:45am                       Sunday 1100am       Yes                                                                                                                                           geo:46.983093,-123.88728?z=16
Harbor Freedom Covenant Church                       220 Myrtle Street       Hoquiam    East Hoquiam                                                                                                        Donald Thornburg                 Freedom Covenant Global Ministries                                                                                  Sunday 3:00pm                                                                                                                                                     geo:46.97629,-123.85245?z=16
⛪Hoquiam Light and Life Community Church            2740 Simpson Avenue     Hoquiam    East Hoquiam     360-532-4424                                             Brad Gill                        Free Methodist                                               Sunday 9:45am                       Sunday 11:00am                                                                                                                                                    geo:46.974995,-123.860916?z=16
⛪Hoquiam United Methodist Church                    520 5th Street          Hoquiam    Hoquiam          360-533-1101                                                                Kathryn Garnett                  United Methodist Church                                     Sunday 9:30am                       Sunday 10:30am                                   Sunday 9:30am                                                                                                    geo:46.97789,-123.89025?z=16
Immanuel Baptist Church                              1200 Soule Avenue       Hoquiam    North Hoquiam    360-533-2012                                                                Kent Grayley                                                                                                     Sunday 9:00am                       Sunday 10:00am      Yes                                                            Hearing devices available                                                      geo:46.985996,-123.880394?z=16
Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Church                200 L Street            Hoquiam    Hoquiam          360-532-8300                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday 1100am                                                                                                                                                     geo:46.979588,-123.893364?z=16
Saron Lutheran / First Presbyterian                  708 8th Street          Hoquiam    Hoquiam          360-532-4611                                                          Michelle de Beauchamp            Lutheran (ELCA) / Presbyterian (PCUSA)                                                                              Sunday 10:00am      Yes                                                            Hearing devices available                                                      geo:46.97433,-123.888245?z=16
Cosmopolis Gospel Church                             1024 3rd Street         Cosmopolis Cosmopolis       360-533-5847                                                                                       Don Norkoski                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           geo:46.955578,-123.77436?z=16
Diocese of Cosmopolis                                PO Box 67               Cosmopolis Cosmopolis       360-533-6817                                                                                                                        Orthodox                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
North River Bible Church                             1519 N River Road       Cosmopolis Vespa            360-533-1587                                                                                       Travis Cochran                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         geo:46.828342,-123.588684?z=16
Promise Fellowship                                                           Hoquiam                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday 4:00pm        Sunday 4:30pm                                                                                                                                                      
Lighthouse Fellowship Church                         1300 5th Street         Hoquiam    Hoquiam          360-276-4177                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              geo:46.973175,-123.89794?z=16
Faith Tabernacle Church                              10 Brenton Lane         Aberdeen   Central Park     360-533-8181                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              geo:46.972836,-123.74181?z=16
The World of Praise                                  601 Karr Avenue         Hoquiam    North Hoquiam    360-533-6614                                                       Ronald Smith                     United Pentecostal Church                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             geo:46.982136,-123.8901?z=16
    

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