Churches announce topics of Sunday services.

UUCWI to present tribute to Pete Seeger

Sunday is the 90th birthday of iconic folk singer, environmentalist, civil-rights activist and longtime Unitarian Universalist Pete Seeger.

At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island service on Sunday, May 3, the congregation will honor his music and his gifts to the larger community.

The service starts at 10 a.m. All are welcome. Values-based children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be provided.

UUCWI gathers at 20103 Highway 525, just north of Freeland. Visit for info.

SWCC continues series on first book of the Bible

Sunday morning at South Whidbey Community Church, Pastor Darrell Wenzek will continue his series on the first book of the Bible, with the topic, “Everybody has a Place in History,” based on Genesis 10:1-32.

Wenzek not only includes the historical, cultural and linguistic background of the passage, but also the implications of this Biblical narrative for our 21st century culture.

The Sunday worship is 10 a.m. Two adult learning forums begin at 9 a.m.; a study of the Book of Acts, led by Stan Walker, and a study of 1st Samuel, led by Ken Goff. Midweek Bible studies continue on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. in the Gospel of Luke, led by Art Angst at Rick and Dinah Zapata’s home.

Thursday nights at 7 p.m., Walker is leading a study on “The Truth Project,” a DVD series produced by Focus on the Family.

South Whidbey Community Church is open to everyone; it is a newly-formed independent, evangelical and non-denominational church. It is open to everyone and gathers for worship each Sunday at the Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 Bayview Road, Langley. For more information, visit

Doug Benecke talks about ‘The Joy of Stress’

Singer-songwriter Doug Benecke will talk about “The Joy of Stress” at the Unity of Whidbey service on Sunday.

Some may think of stress as something to be avoided, as a problem to be solved, but it can be a catalyst for growth or a stimulus for needed change.

Benecke and violinist Talia Toni Marcus will present a Sunday program that asks how stress can be an element that helps to define our paths, an ingredient that allows our lives to bloom, a part of the cycle of life that helps create long-term changes from even our humblest daily efforts.

Come and hear about the progress on the new church building, and about Spring Heart Circle events that are open to all Whidbey Islanders.

The service is 10 a.m. at Bayview Community Hall.

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