South Whidbey churches announce Sunday events

Learn about healthy aging at adult forum

“Spirituality Enables Healthy Aging” is the topic of the first faith-in- action series at the adult forum at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday.

Can you live to be 100? Learn how church and spiritual tools enable a healthy aging process. The class will look at the Okinawa Project, the Nun Study data and other resources. The guest speaker will be Rod Vereb, director of pastoral care at Bethany of the Northwest in Everett. Vereb is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University,  Luther Seminary and Christian Theological Seminary.  He also served in the Air Force and is a Vietnam veteran.

The class will be held in the 9:30 a.m. in the Fireside Room at Trinity Lutheran.

Get what’s coming to you at SWCC

Does everyone eventually get what’s coming to them?

Pastor Darrell Wenzek will be speaking tomorrow at South Whidbey Community Church on the topic, “Eventually You Will Get What You Have Coming To You: You can count on God fulfilling his promises.” Pastor Darrell’s text will be Joshua 13:-14:5.

Sunday worship 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 First Corinthians, and Rick Zapata leading a study in the Book of Genesis: the life of the Patriarchs.

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

‘The Mountain as Metaphor’ at UUWCI

Mountains can represent strength, facing challenges, wandering in the wilderness, and finding healing.

At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island service on Sunday, Frances Wood will share native myths, and personal and biblical stories as the congregation explores some of these ideas.

A naturalist and writer, Wood is the author of “Brushed by Feathers: A Year of Birdwatching in the West” and contributor to BirdNote, aired daily on public radio.

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

Iron Eagle is guest speaker at Unity

Iron Eagle will give the talk “The Nakota Way of Life: Being a Good Relative” at the Unity of Whidbey service on Sunday.

Iron Eagle (translated from Wambni Maza) is a traditional Nakota Sioux Chief and pipe carrier from South Dakota. He has practiced traditional ceremony and medicine ways for more than

30 years. In response to the ecological and social crises we find ourselves in, Iron Eagle is keen to share the Nakota way of life and will offer a spiritual message with special music as a part of the Unity worship celebration.

Donna Vanderheiden will serve as platform assistant. All are welcome.

Visit Unity of Whidbey’s website at for more information.

‘Mortals and Immortals’ on Sunday

On Sunday, May 15, the Christian Science service will focus on the topic of “Mortals and Immortals” and Christ’s teachings that death is to be overcome and not feared. Jesus not only raised others from death but told followers to also do so.

Everyone is welcome at this service that explores our God-given rights to health and immortality. Services begin at 10:30 a.m. at 15910 Highway 525.

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