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South Whidbey churches announce topics for Sunday's services

‘When the Rubber Hits the Road’ at SWCC

When does belief really matter? Tomorrow’s sermon at South Whidbey Community Church will be delivered by Pastor Ron Wedeking. His topic will be, “When the Rubber Hits the Road,” based on Chapter 18 of the Gospel of John.

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.

All SWCC sermons and special adult forum events are recorded, and are available at www.whidbeychurch.org.

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

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

The tweet life at Unity on Sunday

Rev. Joanna Gabriel will give the talk “’Twittering’ with God” at Unity of Whidbey on Sunday.

In a world that has become about “social networking,” it is interesting how one can feel more isolated and alone than ever! What if our sound bites were intentionally directed as prayer and observations of appreciation and gratitude? What if we “twittered” back and forth with God listening and responding?

Join Rev. Gabriel for an exploration of our inner communication with God, its potential, its challenges.

Heidi Hoelting will provide musical accompaniment and Sam Glass will be the platform assistant.

A Heart Circle will take place following the worship service.

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

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

Rev. Ketcham explains ‘The UU Principles’

At the Sunday service for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, Rev. Kit Ketcham will speak about the Unitarian Universalist Principles and how this denomination’s non-creedal faith is shaped by an emphasis on how Unitarians treat each other.

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.

Check www.whidbey.com/uucwi for more information.

UMC to celebrate a Green Sunday

Langley United Methodist Church is inviting the community to a “forest-focused” Sunday service.

The worship service and after-church activities are the first in a three-year series of seasonal celebrations sponsored by the church’s Greening Circle.

Many in the congregation will be carpooling to church on “Green Sunday” or using a new bike rack created from recycled parts and located for the convenience of those who use the nearby bus stop and park-and-ride lot at Third and Anthes streets.

The service begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The theme of Pastor Mary Boyd’s sermon will be “Trees of Life.”

After church in Fellowship Hall, there will be snacks of local, organic food and computer stations where people can check their carbon footprint. The adult forum at 11 a.m. will feature Elizabeth Guss from St. Hubert Catholic Church speaking on “Faith Grows a Forest.” Guss is a trained spiritual director who serves as director of outreach and development at the Whidbey Camano Land Trust.

On the following Sunday, Oct. 2, author Elizabeth Davis will lead a haiku hike at 1 p.m. in Saratoga Woods.

For more information, contact the church at 221-4233 or email eveatlumc@gmail.com.

Christian Science service explores reality

Everything from movies such as “The Matrix” to quantum physics questions reality. It seems our “reality” can change drastically from one day to the next, based on exterior influences such as stock markets, employers’ whims or personal relationships. Yet, if something can alter suddenly and completely, can it truly be considered “reality?”

On Sunday, Sept. 25, the Christian Science service explores both reality and also recognition of God’s creation as the permanent and unchanging, yet infinite, basis of being which can be recognized and lived today.

“Reality is spiritual, harmonious, immutable, immortal, divine, eternal,” (“Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures”). “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness,” (Psalms 48:1).

All are welcome to come praise and explore God’s reality. Services begin at 10:30 a.m. at 15910 Highway 525, north of Bayview.

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