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South Whidbey churches announce Sunday events

Doctrine of Christian Science explored

“In the year 1866, I discovered the Christ Science of divine laws of Life, Truth, and Love, and named my discovery Christian Science,” (“Science and Health”).

Mary Baker Eddy understood that this science was the working out and practice of the lessons that Jesus taught in order to experience freedom from sickness, sin and death.

On Sunday, Dec. 26, the Christian Science service topic is “Christian Science.” Through readings from the Bible and “Science and Health,” the doctrine of Christian Science and its practical application of the healing element will be explored.

The service begins at 10:30 a.m. at 15910 Highway 525 (just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road). Everyone is welcome.

Theology of carols continues at SWCC

South Whidbey Community Church is presenting a series of Christmas sermons that teach about the “theology of Christmas carols.” At the service on Sunday, Pastor Darrell Wenzek will speak about the carol: “We Three Kings” based on Matthew 2:1-12.

Sunday worship at SWCC is from 10 to 11 a.m. and is preceded by an adult learning forum at 9 a.m. with Stan Walker leading a study in the book of Philippians. This is an open class and everyone is invited.

All SWCC sermons and special adult forum events are recorded, and are available on the church website.

SWCC is a local independent, non-denominational church that adheres to the National Association of Evangelical’s Statement of Faith. It is open to everyone and gathers for worship each Sunday at the Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 Bayview Road.

For further information about the church and services, call 221-1220 or check out www.whidbeychurch.org.

Spiritual renewal at Unity of Whidbey

Gerry Simpson will give the talk “A Time for Spiritual Renewal” at the Unity of Whidbey service on Sunday.

Simpson will share a seasonal introduction of the church’s new mandala for its warm and loving presence. On the approach to the coming year, Unity members will look forward to a renewal of spiritual selves; to the awakening of all that is good in ourselves and others. There is purpose and meaning to each life. This is a morning of participation in which to explore and relate to a spiritual path of choice.

Talia Toni Marcus will provide the music and the platform assistant will be Joy Williams.

After the service a Heart Circle will meet from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. “A Course in Miracles” group meets 3:30 to 5 p.m.

All are welcome. Unity of Whidbey is located in its new chapel at 5671 Crawford Road in Langley. Visit Unity of Whidbey’s website at http://www.unityofwhidbeyisland.org for more information.

Christmas Lessons and Carols at St. Peter’s

Christmas Lessons and Carols starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Clinton.

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is located at 6309 S. Wilson Place, one block north of Highway 525 and Cozy’s Roadhouse in Clinton. For information call 341-4715 or 425-514-0465.

Resolutions to be collected at UUCWI

The word “resolution” has three core meanings: completion, clarity and intention.

At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, speaker Ken Merrell will consider these meanings and their implications as UCWI creates a resolution time capsule. All are welcome to write a resolution for 2011 on a 3x5 card; no names, just a resolution.

Values-based children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be provided. The service is at 10 a.m. and all are welcome. UUCWI is at 20103 Highway 525, just north of Freeland. Check www.whidbey.com/uucwi for more information.

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