South Whidbey churches announce topics for Sunday's services

Rev. Ketcham on ‘Whose Are We?’

“Whose Are We?”

The Rev. Kit Ketcham will explore the Unitarian Universalist perspective on this theological question at the Sunday service for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island. There are more answers than one and answers given by UUs may be different from those of people following other religious paths.

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. Check for more information.

‘A Way of Living Together’ in Freeland

Paul Benz will speak on the evolution of the Lutheran Public Policy Office into the Faith Action Network. The statewide organization is a network of advocating congregations and their positions on statewide issues.

Of particular interest will be the three statewide initiatives on this month’s ballot. Also discussed will be several items on the legislative agenda in the upcoming session.

The class will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 in the Fireside Room at Trinity Lutheran Church, Highway 525 and Woodard Road.

New series starts on ‘The Apostle of Love’

Pastor Darrell Wenzek returns from vacation to begin a new series in the First Letter of John at South Whidbey Community Church.

Communion will be served tomorrow morning and the sermon topic will be “The Apostle of Love and His Message,” an introduction to John’s letter written to early Christian communities.

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.

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

Sunday service explores contradictions

On Sunday, Nov. 6, the Christian Science service explores the contradictions between God’s spiritual and perfect creation and the false presentation of material creation.

Understanding one’s perfection as God’s idea eliminates susceptibility to sin, sickness and death and allows one to “dwell in the house [the consciousness] of [Love] for ever,” (“Science and Health”).

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

Songwriter speaks at next Unity service

Speaker and songwriter Doug Benecke will give the talk “Into the Mystery” at the Unity of Whidbey service Sunday.

While we humans yearn for certainties as we grapple with the events of our lives, what is clear is that the next moment remains veiled and the course of our days is, ultimately, a mystery. The darkness of coming winter inclines our hearts and spirits to a more inward orientation.

In this talk, Benecke will outline some of the guideposts to contemplating the mystery. He will also share his music and Joy Williams will be the platform assistant.

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

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

EvenSong returns next week to UUCWI

On the second Wednesday of each month, the  Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island holds a quiet, contemplative candlelight evening gathering of song, meditation and readings.

This month’s theme is “Gratitude.” Accompanied by harp music, this is a time of peaceful reflection. All are welcome. Prelude begins at 7:25 p.m. at 20103 Highway 525.



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