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RELIGION NOTES | Consider Serving Instead

This Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Island Church of Whidbey (formerly Langley Christian and Missionary Alliance), Pastor Dwight Ford will speak on “The Parable of the Eddie Haskell Syndrome” during the 10 a.m. service.

And, as the church takes ownership of its new name, members are showing their commitment to the community by embarking on a journey. On Monday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m., the Park and Ride lot on Highway 525 will be dedicated. In addition to the current Tuesday and Thursday “soup kitchen,” the church will have its first “CSI: Whidbey” on Sunday, Sept. 16. “Consider Serving Instead” involves church members going into the community to serve. Services will be cancelled that day and members will hold a car wash in the church’s parking lot; cleanup teams will be at local beaches and schools; volunteers will be at Good Cheer food bank; families will visit local nursing homes and care facilities; there will be trail cleanups and more.

All are invited to attend services and join the goal of serving Whidbey Island. The Island Church of Whidbey is located at 503 Cascade Ave., Langley. Call 221-6980 or go to www.langleycma.org for details.

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