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South Whidbey churches plan weekend services

‘One Story, Many Meanings’ at UUCWI

At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island service on Sunday, Rev. Kit Ketcham and worship leader John Long will collaborate, using a real-life story to illustrate timeless human truths.

Amy Walker will be the guest musician.

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

‘Beyond Resolution’ is the topic at Unity

Rev. Patty Becker will discuss “Beyond Resolution” at the Unity of Whidbey service on Sunday.

Many of us have goals we want to achieve, habits we would like to change and new directions in which we would like to direct our lives. Beginning a new year sparks enthusiasm for change or growth. Goals are worthy things to have, but are often short-lived. What about thinking bigger? What about creating a vision for your life that aligns you with your true potential?

Join Becker as she offers concrete ways to create a personal vision that addresses four major areas of life. Go into 2011 with more than a resolution or two; go with a dream worthy of your possibility.

Tadd CharetteNunn will provide the music, and the platform assistant will be Karen McInerney. “A Course in Miracles” group will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

The Sunday service is at 10 a.m. and all are welcome. Unity of Whidbey is located in its new chapel at 5671 Crawford Road in Langley. Visit Unity of Whidbey’s website http://www.unityofwhidbeyisland.org for more information.

Revelation series continues at SWCC

Tomorrow morning at South Whidbey Community Church, Pastor Darrell Wenzek will speak on “The Church at Laodicea,” the next installment in a continuing series on the churches of the book of Revelation. The text for this message is Revelation 3:14-22.

Sunday worship at SWCC is from 10 to 11 a.m., and is preceded by an adult learning forum at 9 with Stan Walker leading a study in the book of First Corinthians. This is an open class and everyone is invited. Home Bible studies also resume this week; check the website for times and locations.

At 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15 is the church’s next men’s breakfast at the grange. Walker will speak on “Beyond Sermons to Ministry: How We Progress from Consumers to Producers.” Darrell Coburn will be the featured chef, and all men are cordially invited.

All SWCC sermons and special adult forum events are recorded, and are available at www.whidbeychurch.org. For more information, call 221-1220 or check the website.

Bible study series starts this Sunday

A three-part adult Bible study course that will examine scriptures and context will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland.

Part 1, “Does the Bible Contradict Itself?,” will be an interactive investigation of perceived Biblical contradictions. Participants will attempt to resolve scriptural dichotomies.

Teacher Gordon Labuhn has experience as executive director for nonprofit associations, CEO of corporate propriety and government service, and has taught at Capital University and Ohio State University. He is founder and president of Harbor Lights Consulting, providing business management, publicity and promotion services.

The series continues on Jan. 16 and 23. For more information, call 331-5191.

Healing Room now open in Freeland

The Healing Room is open to anyone desiring personal prayer for physical, emotional or spiritual needs.

This team of Christians from several area churches is dedicated to using prayer to help heal the sick in the community.

All ministry is private and confidential, and they are available to pray for individuals who drop by on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Healing Room is open from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at 5200 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland. For more information, call Gert at 331-5515, e-mail healingwhidbey@live.com or visit the International Association of Healing Rooms at healingrooms.

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