South End churches announces Sunday service topics

Celebrate Labor Day and immigration at UUCWI

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island will celebrate Labor Day by considering the Unitarian Universalist principles regarding the “inherent worth and dignity of every person,” and “respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are all a part.”

Using the words of Unitarian minister James C. Leech, the congregation will reflect on the dignity of labor — from one’s own work to that of the “illegal immigrants” whose labor supports the lifestyles of others.

All are welcome. Values-based children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be provided.

The service is at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation meets at 20103 Highway 525, just north of Freeland.

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Christian Science to explore relationship with God

On Sunday, Sept. 4, the Christian Science service explores the relationship to God in order to understand how and why this being beloved applies to who people are right now.

“Thou art greatly beloved,” (Daniel 9:23).

Each individual, without exception, is loved by Father-Mother God. This is true now; it’s not for the future, or after one lives up to some expectation or does some particular thing. This is true now.

Recognizing an immortal relationship with the creator can reveal the truth of being.

Everyone is welcome; the service is 10:30 a.m. at the Christian Science Church at 15910 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road.


Talk title at Unity this Sunday is ‘Holy Grounding’

Doug Benecke will give the talk “Holy Grounding” at the Unity of Whidbey service on Sunday.

While humans long for something new to tickle our sense of wonder, we also cleave to the familiar. Too much change, too much that is strange, is disorienting. Yet, whether we plod, cruise, or parade through our days, we are just a hairsbreadth from the numinous, from the sacred underpinnings of creation. We may discover at any instant, like Moses at the burning bush, that we are standing on holy ground.

Benecke, a songwriter, will lead an inquiry into the sacred and will be joined by special musical voyagers.

Donna Vanderheiden will serve as platform assistant.

The service is 10 a.m. Sunday at Unity’s church at 5671 Crawford Road. All are welcome.

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


‘Who Is God’ is topic at SWCC at Sunday’s service

Pastor Darrell Wenzek will speak tomorrow at South Whidbey Community Church on the topic, “Who Is God? (The Transcendent God).”

Sunday worship 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, and Rick Zapata leading a study in the Book of Genesis: the life of the Patriarchs. These are open classes and everyone is invited.

The monthly men’s breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the grange. Darrell Coburn will be the featured chef, and all interested men are invited to come for food and fellowship to listen and talk about the growing ministries of South Whidbey Community Church.

All SWCC sermons and special adult forum events are recorded, and are available at

SWCC is a local independent, non-denominational church that gathers for worship at the Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 Bayview Road.

For further information about the church and services, call 221-1220.

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