Saturday, November 17, 2012 • The South Whidbey Record
Religion notes ‘Friends’ meet in Freeland Whidbey Island Quakers are newly renamed as “Whidbey Island Friends Meeting,” showing their closer ties to regional and national Quaker groups. They hold a regular meeting for worship from 4 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building, located at 20103 Highway 525 about two miles north of Freeland. This time of silent worship together may include spoken messages or sharing of spiritual journeys. On the first Sunday of each month, an additional time of singing at 3:30 p.m. precedes the worship service. As the 17th Century founder of Quakers, George Fox, wrote in his journal: “Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.” For more information, visit www.whidbey quakers.org or email Toni Grove at tgrove@whidbey. com.
Christian Science plans two services Christian Science Society of South Whidbey meets at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, for its regular service at 15901 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road. “Ye are the temple of the living God” (II Corinthians 6:16), is the basis of the service that honors the harmony and health that is “ours today when we recognize that we are governed by Soul (God).” A special Thanksgiving service is planned for
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Christian Science Church. The service will include readings from the Bible and Science and Health as well as testimonies from the congregation about personal healings and remarks on Christian Science. Everyone is welcome at this celebration of Thanksgiving so sing joyful songs to the Lord. “Come to worship him with thankful hearts and songs of praise.” (Psalms 95:1)
it has enormous physical and mental benefits as well,” she said. “Even a small shift in the perception of abundance and gratitude can have significant impact on our well-being.” Heidi Hoelting will help lead the celebration in word and song. Donna Vanderheiden will be platform assistant. All are welcome. The church’s Community Swap is from 2 to 5 p.m. Bring a gift to share and take one home. A silent auction and refreshments will also be available. Visit www.unityof whidbeyisland.org for more information.
Congregation gives thanks “We Give Thanks” with Dennis Reynolds will be presented at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 Highway 525, Freeland. As Thanksgiving approaches, members will pause to consider all the gifts and unearned privileges that have been bestowed. This celebration can be a wonderful feast and more. Children’s religious exploration classes and child care will be available. Visit www.whidbey. com/uucwi for more information.
Examine ‘New Kingdom of God’ “Talk about succession, how about dual citizenship?,” is the topic of Pastor Darrell Wenzek’s 10 a.m. sermon Sunday, Nov. 18, titled “The New Kingdom of God.” Stan Walker leads an adult Bible Study in the book of Genesis at the 9 a.m. meeting. South Whidbey Community Church is a non-denominational community church which meets at the Deer Lagoon Grange Hall, 5142 Bayview Road, on the way to Langley. They gather to worship God, study His Word and encourage each other in the Christian life. For further information, call 221-1220. Church members will continue their four year survey of the Bible at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, with a study in the book of Isaiah. Other home Bible studies are available.
Unity celebrates ‘A Grateful Heart’ Rev. Patty Becker will speak on “A Grateful Heart” when Unity of Whidbey meets at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5671 Crawford Road. “Thanksgiving gives us a wonderful opportunity to step back from our busy lives and reflect on all the ways in which we are blessed. Cultivating a grateful heart is not only spiritually healthy, but
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