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 I know that the list is incomplete, and that some of the records included are likely inaccurate or outdated.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).

Records with a yellow background 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

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Alder Grove Church of God 1800 Coolidge Road Aberdeen South Aberdeen 360-532-8750 <https://www.facebook.com/pg/Alder-Grove-Church-of-God-209008925852453/> 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 <http://alivenazarene.weebly.com> 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 <https://www.amazinggraceaberdeen.org> Val Metropoulos Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Sunday 11:15am
Sunday 10:00am

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Calvary Lutheran Church 2515 Sumner Avenue Aberdeen West Aberdeen 360-532-3980 <https://www.facebook.com/Calvary-Lutheran-Church-Aberdeen-Washington-178673840596/> Dan Vines The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Sunday 9:00am
Sunday 10:00am

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Cornerstone Church 2008 Sumner Avenue Aberdeen West Aberdeen 360-532-5280 <https://www.cornerstoneaberdeen.com> Larry Dublanko Independent (<https://www.mfileader.org>)
Sunday 10:30am
Tuesday 6:30pm

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Faith House Ministries 209 E Wishkah Street Aberdeen Downtown 360-590-1133 <https://www.facebook.com/FaithhouseMinistries> Truman Santiago

Sunday 10:30am

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First Presbyterian of Aberdeen 420 N Broadway Aberdeen Central Aberdeen 360-532-1330 <https://www.aberdeenpres.org> Doug Basler The Presbyterian Church USA

Sunday 10:00am Yes

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First United Methodist Church of Aberdeen 100 E 2nd Street Aberdeen Central Aberdeen 360-532-8835 <https://www.facebook.com/Aberdeen-First-United-Methodist-Church-388219854661622/> Karen Davison? Shawn Hill United Methodist Church <http://www.umc.org>

Sunday 10:50am

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The Glory Center 807 W First Street Aberdeen Downtown 360-581-4201 <https://www.savingthenations.org> Joel and Jennifer Chuks-Nwokike

Sunday 10:30am
Sunday 3:00pm

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Grays Harbor Baptist Church 120 W Curtis Street Aberdeen South Aberdeen 360-532-0699


Sunday 10:30am
Sunday 6:00pm Thursday 6:00pm

Grays Harbor Christian & Missionary Alliance Church 2522 Aberdeen Avenue Aberdeen West Aberdeen 360-532-0273

Christian & Missionary Alliance

Harbor Calvary Chapel 108 S K Street Aberdeen Downtown 360-589-3197 <https://www.harborcc.org> Sean Hollen Calvary Chapel (<https://calvarychapel.com/about/statement-of-faith>) 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 <https://www.harborcitychurch.org> Doug Cotton Independent <https://www.mfileader.org>
Sunday 8:45am Sunday 10:30am Yes

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Harbor Praise Center 801 W Wishkah Street Aberdeen Downtown 360-533-6046
Charlotte and Dean Harris Independent (Grace International <https://gracechurches.tv>)

Sunday 10:30am

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Heritage Family Church 111 W Wishkah Street Aberdeen Downtown 360-533-3550 <http://heritagefamilychurch.net/> 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 <https://kaleo.community> Nathan Cedarland Non-denominational

Sunday 4:00pm

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New Beginnings Open Bible Church 301 N B Street Aberdeen Gray School 360-532-9674 <https://www.newbeginningsob.org> David & Corinne DeHamer Open Bible Churches <https://www.openbible.org> (pentecostal)

Sunday 10:00am Yes
Wednesday 7:00pm

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River of Life Fellowship 308 W King Street Aberdeen South Aberdeen 360-350-4295 <http://lifeattheriver.com> Doug Marks Non-denominational charismatic (Foursquare?)
Sunday 10:00am

Wednesday 7:00pm

South Aberdeen Baptist Church 620 Fordney Street Aberdeen South Aberdeen 360-533-1572 <http://sabdnbaptistchurch.com/> Bob Kenagy Baptist Sunday 9:45am
Sunday 11:00am

Thurday 10:00am

St. Andrews Episcopal Church 400 E 1st Street Aberdeen Central Aberdeen 360-533-2511 <https://standrewsgh.com> Evan Clendenin Episcopal Sunday 9:30am Sunday 8:00am Sunday 10:00am Yes Friday 6:00pm

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St. Mary Catholic Church 303 E 3rd Street Aberdeen Central Aberdeen 360-532-8300 <https://www.ghcatholic.org/stmary.html> Francis Arulappan Catholic

Sunday 9:00am

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United Christian Church 300 W 1st Street Aberdeen Central Aberdeen 360-532-8341
Jeff Johnson Disciples of Christ <https://disciples.org> Sunday 9:45am
Sunday 10:45am

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Central Park Baptist Church 6308 Central Park Drive Aberdeen Central Park 360-532-2560 <http://www.centralparkbaptistchurch.org> Charles L. Miller Independent (Conservative Baptist Association)

Sunday 11:00am

Central Park Neighborhood Church 7010 Bryrwood Drive Aberdeen Central Park 360-532-4795 <https://www.cpnc.org/>

Sunday 9:30am
Sunday 10:30am Yes Wednesday 7:00pm

Central Park United Methodist Church 6508 Manor Road Aberdeen Central Park 360-532-1530
Jan Brim United Methodist Church <http://www.umc.org>
Sunday 1030am

Church of Christ 5121 Olympic Highway Aberdeen Central Park 360-533-1883 <http://aberdeen-church-of-christ.com> Chuck Schultheisz Independent non-denominational Sunday 10:00am
Sunday 11:00am
Sunday 6:00pm Wednesday 7:00pm

Grays Harbor Foursquare Church 4800 Central Park Drive Aberdeen Central Park 360-538-0111 <http://www.ghfoursquare.com> Sean Jamieson

Sunday 10:00am
Wednesday 6:30pm

Harbor Assembly of God 716 M Street Hoquiam Hoquiam 360-533-9535 <https://www.harborassemblyofgod.com> Ken Middleton Assemblies of God Sunday 9:45am
Sunday 1100am Yes Sunday 6:00pm

First Baptist Church of Hoquiam 729 Eklund Avenue Hoquiam North Hoquiam 360-532-4887 <http://firstbaptistchurchhoquiam.com>
Baptist Sunday 9:45am
Sunday 1100am Yes

Harbor Freedom Covenant Church 220 Myrtle Street Hoquiam East Hoquiam

Donald Thornburg Freedom Covenant Global Ministries

Sunday 3:00pm

Hoquiam Light and Life Community Church 2740 Simpson Avenue Hoquiam East Hoquiam 360-532-4424 <http://www.hoquiamlightandlifechurch.com> Brad Gill Free Methodist <http://fmcusa.org> Sunday 9:45am
Sunday 11:00am

Hoquiam United Methodist Church 520 5th Street Hoquiam Hoquiam 360-533-1101 <http://hoquiamumc.org> Kathryn Garnett United Methodist Church <http://www.umc.org> Sunday 9:30am
Sunday 10:30am

Sunday 9:30am

Immanuel Baptist Church 1200 Soule Avenue Hoquiam North Hoquiam 360-533-2012 <https://www.ghibc.com> Kent Grayley
Sunday 9:00am
Sunday 10:00am Yes

Hearing devices available
Our Lady of Good Help Catholic Church 200 L Street Hoquiam Hoquiam 360-532-8300

Sunday 1100am

Saron Lutheran / First Presbyterian 708 8th Street Hoquiam Hoquiam 360-532-4611 <http://sarongraysharbor.org> Michelle de Beauchamp Lutheran (ELCA) / Presbyterian (PCUSA)

Sunday 10:00am Yes

Hearing devices available
Cosmopolis Gospel Church 1024 3rd Street Cosmopolis Cosmopolis 360-533-5847
Don Norkoski

Diocese of Cosmopolis PO Box 67 Cosmopolis Cosmopolis 360-533-6817


North River Bible Church 1519 N River Road Cosmopolis Vespa 360-533-1587
Travis Cochran

Promise Fellowship

Sunday 4:00pm Sunday 4:30pm

Lighthouse Fellowship Church 1300 5th Street Hoquiam Hoquiam 360-276-4177

Faith Tabernacle Church 10 Brenton Lane Aberdeen Central Park 360-533-8181

The World of Praise 601 Karr Avenue Hoquiam North Hoquiam 360-533-6614 <http://theworldofpraiseupc.com> Ronald Smith United Pentecostal Church


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