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South End churches announce Sunday service topics

Christian Science to examine atonement

“Question. – Is there more than one God or Principle?

“Answer. There is not. Principle and its idea is one, and this one is God, omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent Being, and His reflection is man and the universe.

“If Truth is overcoming error in your daily walk and conversation, you can finally say, ‘I have fought a good fight … I have kept the faith,’ because you are a better man. This is having our part in the at-one-ment with Truth and Love,” (“Science and Health”).

If you have been puzzled by the expectations and demands of atonement, come to an exploration of this topic on Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Christian Science Church.

Services begin at 10:30 a.m. at 15910 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road. Everyone is welcome.

‘Serious About God’ at SWCC on Sunday

Tomorrow morning Pastor Darrell Wenzek will preach on the subject: “Serious About God,” at South Whidbey Community Church.

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 lives of the patriarchs. These are open classes and everyone is invited.

Home Bible studies are also offered; check the church website for times and locations.

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.

Rev. Becker to speak at Unity on Sunday

Rev. Patty Becker will give the talk “Prayer - The Great Keystone” at the Unity of Whidbey service on Sunday.

Rev. Becker returns with the ongoing exploration of Unity Principle. Prayer is creative thinking that heightens the connection with God and mind and therefore brings forth wisdom, healing, prosperity and everything good.

Unity regards prayer as the primary activity of spiritual life. It is a practice that opens the heart, conditions the mind and supports the soul in its desire to experience its full expression. Becker will offer a dynamite opportunity to learn a simple, yet powerful technique for effective prayer.

Barbara Dunn will provide the music and Sam Glass with be the platform assistant.

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.

The impact of kids’ religious education

Some of the religious disagreements around the world are the result of inadequate religious education and misunderstanding of the basic tenets of religious faiths.  At the Sunday service for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, Rev. Kit Ketcham will consider the importance of children’s religious education.

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.

Songs of praise to sound at St. Hubert

Tammie Stevens returns to St. Hubert Catholic Church on Tuesday, Oct. 18 as guest speaker and song leader with her spontaneous enthusiasm for praising God that helps everyone lift their voices in praise.

The evening begins with songs of praise, followed by teaching in how to grow in praise through personal prayer and throughout the day. The program is sponsored by the St. Hubert Prayer Group. For more information, call Bell Moore at 730-1689.

St. Hubert offers RCIA program

St. Hubert Catholic Church is offering “The Rite of Christian Initiation,” a program that provides an understanding of the Catholic faith and Christian living.

Anyone interested in learning more about how to become a Catholic Christian can contact Mary Beth Schoeler at 579-6684 or the parish office at 221-5383.

Classes are open-ended.

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