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PRISCILLA SHIRER SIMULCAST


Ladies!! Join us Saturday, April 28th 8:40am-4:35pm here at The Island Church.  It will be a time of prayer, worship, Biblical teaching and fellowship.  Lunch is included.  Register Sundays at the Connections Desk for the early bird price of $18 (until March 11th) OR mail in registration form with check (form link below) OR register online for $25 (go to the ‘give’ tab at islandchurchofwhidbey.org) Questions?? Contact the church office office@islandchurchofwhidbey.org or 360-221-6980     


Click Here for Registration Form

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THIS SUNDAY 2/18


This Sunday is the second week of the sermon series with Pastor Steve, ‘The Church in Ephesus: The Stories It Tells’.


‘The Church in Ephesus: The Story of Struggling Well’    Ephesians 6:10-18

 

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UPCOMING MESSAGE FROM STEVE MCCORD

 

Sunday, Feb. 25th Pastor Steve McCord will share the message during our morning service.  After the service, in the multi-purpose room, he will present a detailed report on Eagles Wings Ministry in Alaska and how you can be involved.  For those attending, please bring a snack such as veggies and/or crackers with spreads.  


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NEW WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY


Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer beginning    March 7—April 25 (no class spring break 4/4).  Cost is $20.00.  Please let Marilyn Simmons know no later than February 25th.  All women are welcome to participate


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OPENING FOR SOUP KITCHEN ADMINISTRATOR

This year we are looking to add a soup kitchen administrator to our dedicated team. We are seeking a hands-on, compassionate and administrative leader who is a member of our church. Pick up an application at the church office or email office@islandchurchofwhidbey.org for info.


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SEWING WITH A PURPOSE


Join us Mondays from 9:00-11:30am in the multi-purpose room as we make pillow-case dresses for children at the Bongolo Hospital in Gabon, Africa.  Questions?  Contact Carole Wagner 360-321-1106.


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YOUNG LIFE INFORMATIONAL NIGHT


A casual time to learn more about what Young Life is doing on Whidbey Island!

Tuesday February 27th   7:00-9:00PM @ Calvary Chapel on French Road


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MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL


Starts at 9:15am in the Youth Center – Studying the Book of James. 


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LEAVING A LEGACY

 

Here is an opportunity to leave a lasting memorial in your family name by donating the land on which to build our tiny house community for those in need. Tiny Houses In the Name of Christ needs a minimum of 1/3 Acre on Langley sewer and water. Though its not necessary, an existing house on it, could serve as the meeting house.


View the web site: thincwhidbey.org  or email us at- info@thincwhidbey.org    We are a non profit charity.  Giving is tax deductible.

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ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS

 

Starting Sunday at 9:15am in the Multipurpose Room.  This class will be going through the book of Galatians.


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YOUTH GROUP TIMES

5th/6th Grade - Wednesday 5:00-6:30pm **NEW GROUP**

7th/8thGrade - Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm

9th-12th Grade - Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm

Dinner included each night


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LIFEGROUPS ARE STARTING

 

Attached is the list of LifeGroups offered at The Island Church, just click the word list at the bottom and it will bring up the LifeGroups.  Now is the time to try different ones out to see what’s a good fit for you. Contact the group leader if you have any questions.


List


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LOOKING FOR A WAY TO SERVE?


The greeter’s ministry is looking for happy people of ALL ages able to make our church feel like home. You’d get to be on a great team, serving once a month on Sunday mornings.


Contact Cassie Nichols clnichol@whidbey.com with your availability.


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OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTEER

The Island Church Soup Kitchen needs volunteers to wash pots and pans on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 9am-1pm.

Please reply to this email if you are interested.


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NEW MEN’S MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY

Prayer gathering each Saturday morning at 7:30am in the multi-purpose room. 

“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness and into His marvelous light.” 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV

Let’s “push back the darkness” men!


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KID’S CHECK SYSTEM

Attn: Parents who have kids in our Children’s Church program! 

In an effort to keep our children safe, we have invested in a Kid’s Check System. Please register your child this Sunday if you haven’t already for this new check-in system for children’s church. Children’s Church starts at the beginning of the service now so check your child in downstairs before the service. 


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LIFE GROUPS

Life Groups meet throughout the week all over the South End. Life Groups are intended to be more than just an evening with friends, they are designed to foster transformational environments where people can journey and do life together wherever life happens. We encourage you to find a group that is the right fit. Whether you are new to our church or have been here for a while, we encourage you to visit one or as many groups as you would like. Once you are settled in a group, dig in and rejoice in doing life with one another, all the while making a big deal out of Christ. 

 

Contact Pastor Luis if you would like more info about getting involved in a Life Group - luis@islandchurchofwhidbey.org

 

“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1 (NIV)


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COMPASSIONATE CARING COMMUNITIES

An organized system has been put into place to help meet the needs of our congregation and community. If you or someone you know has a general need, please contact Kathy Kansky. ~ kkansky@whidbey.com 360-341-2278 ~


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EMAIL PRAYER CHAIN


Did you know that we have an email prayer chain? If you have a request that you would like to share,


Please contact Char Henderson @ storfarm@whidbey.com or Debbie Peplinski @ peps@whidbey.com.


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THE ISLAND CHURCH PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION

Registration is continually open for Monday-Wednesday-Friday preschool for 3-5 year olds. 

For more information preschool brochures are available at the Welcome Center or call the church office 221-6980 or Lori Tribou, Preschool Director, 360-221-6989.


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FOOD BANK DONATIONS BENEVOLENCE FUND

Please remember to bring non-perishable food items to place in the food boxes outside the sanctuary doors. The food is then collected and taken to the local food bank. 

Also, if you would like to donate to the benevolence fund to help others in our church please mark on your offering envelope or check “benevolence fund”.


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FACEBOOK MEMBER UPDATE: 

Our church's Facebook members are from around the world. The Island Church's Global Mission is to become a virtual church to isolated or persecuted Christians and to help others discover and follow Jesus.




Countries:

3,545 Cambodia

1,445- United States of America

560- Iraq

160- Libya

96- Liberia

77- Philippines

80- Vietnam

35- Argentina

37- India

81-Laos

25- Ethiopia

24- Indonesia

17- Malaysia

15- Bangladesh

21- Sierra Leone

15- Mexico

14- Laos

10- Albania

31- Thailand

12- Guinea

10- Algeria

28- Australia

22- South Korea

11- Canada

9- Nigeria

5- Sri Lanka

9- Saudi Arabia

5- Pakistan

3- Taiwan

9- United Kingdom

4- Japan

3- Iran

4- Italy

15- Benin

3- Honduras

4- Brazil

3- South Africa

3- Lebanon

9- Germany

2- Congo

2- Israel

2- Uganda

5- China

2- Trinidad

2- Puerto Rico

1- Jordan

1- Ireland

1- Nepal

1- Hong Kong

1- Dominican Republic

1- New Zealand

1- Barbados

1- Fiji

1- Papua New Guinea

1- Greece


Also visit our facebook page and photo albums where we archived famous paintings and statues of Jesus, a HD virtual tour inside the Sistine Chapel with Michelangelo's masterpiece, and beautiful Christian Stained Glass artwork at (https://www.facebook.com/TheIslandChurchofWhidbey).


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ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF ONLINE GIVING!

The Island Church of Whidbey offers online giving, which is convenient for you and provides much-needed donation consistency for our congregation. 

Click on 'Online Giving' tab below! Thank you!



 

"What happens when we live God's way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard- things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely". (Galatians 5:22-23 The Message)