Whidbey Island Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) holds its regular gathering for worship from 4 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building, 20103 Highway 525. The group meets in silent worship together and worship may include spoken messages.
On Sunday, June 26, the Christian Science service focuses on founder Mary Baker Eddy’s discovery “introduced … to designate the scientific system of divine healing” (Science and Health) and how that system, as taught by Jesus, is as applicable today as it was two centuries ago.
Unity of Whidbey will hold regular service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 19 at the church in Langley, 5671 Crawford Road. The title of day’s talk is “Forgiveness and the need to be right.” Barbara Johns will explore, through her own personal stories and experiences, the power of the need to be right and how this “need” interferes with the ability to forgive and grow spiritually.
With the reverberating metallic sound of the rin gong, or singing bowl, meditation at Tahoma One Drop Zen Monastery in Freeland has begun. For the next two hours, those in the meditation hall will sit still, exhale and refresh their minds. Tahoma has been a place for meditation and practicing Zen Buddhism for twenty years, a milestone the monastery will be celebrating as they look forward to many more.
Linda Good hands children an instrument when they’re young.
With winds swirling left and right on Lone Lake, sailors were doing their best to use their sails to harness the erratic gusts, in order to be the first boat in their class to cross the finish line. Despite the patchy wind, which usually separates competitors, the boats raced neck and neck to the finish line and produced some photo finishes. The race was the first ever Whidbey Cup Regatta held this past Saturday and Sunday afternoon by the South Whidbey Yacht Club. Nineteen boats in total raced for at least one day, with a few competitors dropping out on the second day for a variety of reasons. The tricky wind conditions made a day’s-worth of sailing more strenuous, and was a factor behind the smaller attendance on Sunday, Regatta Chairman Bill Brown said.
St. Hubert Church will host an Ecumenical Choir Concert featuring the many church choirs of South Whidbey at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at the church in Langley. Music will dance from wall to wall as dozens of voices join together to celebrate in song. Take time to rest and enjoy the beautiful, rich sound.
Whidbey Island Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) holds its regular gathering for worship from 4 to 5 p.m. every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building, 20103 Highway 525.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 12 at the church, located on Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland. Worship leader Laurie Riley will host this week’s service, “Reflections on a Beloved Community.” Ken Morrell and accompanist Eileen Soskin will perform the music.
Unity of Whidbey will hold service at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 12 at the church, 5671 Crawford Rd. The day’s talk, “Run Wilbur Run,” will see Rev Ann Thomas remind the congregation that in times of challenge, people can call on God almighty for help.
The Christian Science Society will hold service at 10:30 Sunday, June 12 at 15910 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road. The service will revisit the spiritual promise that people need never fear being alone in a discussion on “God the Preserver of Man.”
The Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast is more than the name entails. While the Clinton homestead is located on a large, rural lot that overlooks Useless Bay and offers quaint rooms as vacation rentals, a walk to the backyard shows a different side to homeowners Gary and Janie Gabelein.
Once a year South Whidbey schools nominate one senior to be a hometown hero. This person is chosen by adults and students, is a person who inspires others, and makes the community and school a better place. This year it’s Macey Bishop. Caring isn’t always easy. Sometimes it comes with a price. The person who acts indifferent or apathetic towards others and life may think they’re avoiding being hurt, but the truth is, fear of showing vulnerable feelings of caring and acting detached is more painful in the end. It hurts oneself, others and the world is cheated out of the real you, says Macey Bishop, hometown hero.
With the smacking of a mallet against the wooden bars, the party has begun. The sound emanating from the marimba vibrates through the body, causing the people in the room to shuffle with the beat.
Who put the aqua in Aqua Chautauqua? It's hard enough trying to set a world record, without trying to do it in the rain. Bob Effertz was gathering his troops at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley on Thursday afternoon in an attempt to set a world record for the number of people Hula-Hooping while playing the didgeridoo.
Hundreds of pairs of sneakers added a few extra miles to their soles this weekend as South Enders walked for the cure during this year’s Relay For Life. The weather held up for the 20 teams that walked for 18 hours between 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday at the South Whidbey High School track to raise money for the American Cancer Society.