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Local churches announce topics of Sunday services

Freeman will give the Unity message

All are invited and welcome to attend tomorrow’s Unity of Whidbey service in its new church, located at 5671 Crawford Road in Langley.

Sunday’s speaker, Jim Freeman, will join with musical guest Talia Marcus to share a message titled “What Goes Around, Comes Around,” which will be focusing on the Unity philosophy of practical Christianity.

The service is at 10 a.m. Start your Super Bowl Sunday with a celebration of life.

For additional information or directions, call 321-5030 or check the Unity of Whidbey church Web site at www.unityofwhidbeyisland.org.

Law series continues at SWCC

What is God’s way of settling disputes? Pastor Ron Wedeking will speak on “The Law for Personal Disputes,” based on Matthew 5:33-42, on Sunday morning at South Whidbey Community Church.

Morning worship begins at 10 a.m. and is preceded by the adult-learning forum at 9 a.m., with Stan Walker leading a study in the Book of Acts, and Art Angst leading a study into Parables in the Gospel of Luke.

These are open classes, and everyone is invited.

SWCC gathers for worship each Sunday at the Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 Bayview Road.

The church will also host a men’s breakfast at the grange at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13. All men are invited for good fellowship and good grub, cooked by the congregation’s own Bill Thompson.

The speaker will be a former High Priest of the Mormon Church, who will share his insights and experiences.

All SWCC sermons and special adult-forum lectures are recorded, and copies on CD-R or e-mailed as Windows audio attachments may be obtained by calling the church office at 221-1220.

South Whidbey Community Church is a local independent, non-denominational church that adheres to the National Association of Evangelical’s Statement of Faith. It is open to everyone and gathers for worship each Sunday at the grange. For further information about the church and its services, go to www.whidbeychurch.org, or call 221-1220.

UUCWI members read ‘Seven Jewish Children’

Members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island will read “Seven Jewish Children — A Play for Gaza” at the UUCWI service on Sunday morning.

This short play addresses the question of what to tell children in times of enormous stress.

The story begins in Germany during the Holocaust and brings us all the way to modern Israel. Written by Caryl Churchill and first produced in London in 2009, the play was denounced by some critics as anti-Semitic, while at the same time others have called it “dense, beautiful, elusive and intentionally indeterminate.”

There will be an opportunity for discussion after the service.

All are welcome. Values-based children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be provided.

Service is at 10 a.m. at 20103 Highway 525, just north of Freeland.

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

Healing service on spirit is Sunday

“In healing the sick and sinning, Jesus elaborated the fact that the healing effect followed the understanding of the divine Principle and of the Christ-spirit which governed the corporeal Jesus.” (Science and Health)

Both Jesus and his disciples healed. That same healing is part of the Christ spirit today. “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

Come to the Christian Science Church for a healing service on “Spirit” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7.

The church is at 15910 Highway 525.

Unitarian church holds EvenSong

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 focus is “Compassionate Communication.” Accompanied by harp music, this time of reflection is designed as a way to enhance one’s personal spiritual practice.

All are welcome. The evening service is 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at 20103 Highway 525, just north of Freeland.

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