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This Sunday 2/17:
Now that the whole Crawford family is finally here we have a reason to celebrate! Join us for Pastor Will’s installation service this Sunday. As we begin this next season of ministry we will take the time to formally welcome the Crawford’s and be led by Dennis Pust, of the Alliance Northwest office, to reflect on our mutual biblical responsibilities as leader and church. We will continue the celebration during the annual meeting and potluck downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
Don’t forget to join us after the installation service for an all church potluck & Annual Meeting in the Fellowship Hall. Help us out by providing a food item corresponding to your last name:
A-M please bring a main dish - N-Z please bring a side dish or dessert.
MEN’ BIBLE STUDY BREAKFAST (RESCHEDULED)
Due to weather inclement weather conditions the men’s breakfast has been moved to Saturday, February 23.
Our church is beginning to transition to a keyless system for a select number of exterior doors. Volunteers please check with your ministry department leads to find out how this change will impact your access to the space . For example, if you work with the worship team and need access to the church contact Will Bolding. Use the attached organizational chart to help guide you to your ministry lead.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT (RESCHEDULED)
Good grief! Due to the expected forecast of heavy snow tomorrow, Family Movie Night has been rescheduled for Friday, February 22nd, 6:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room. Come enjoy yummy treats, make a craft, and enjoy the movie The Peanuts Movie with family and friends. This is a FREE event, so invite your friends to join the fun.
We are looking for couples or singles to help with our Frontline Greeting Ministry. This is greeting 4 or 5 times in a 6 month period. We are flexible with your schedule. Please contact the church office or Cassie. The new 6 month schedule is starting in February. Thank you for considering joining us in this important ministry!
SOUP KITCHEN CLEAN-UP DAY
The Soup Kitchen is seeking volunteers to help give the kitchen and storeroom a good scrub down. If you are interested in helping, join us Friday, February 22nd beginning at 9:00 am. Lunch will be provided. If you have any questions see Jean Matheny.
Ladies, if you joined us for Circle of Friends on Monday, January 21st and took a card to support Hands on Ministry Bongolo Hospital for hospital supplies, your supplies are due Sunday the 10th. If you would like to participate without shopping, you are welcome to donate towards shipping expenses. For further details see Debbie Peplinski.
A new series of events is being planned for our Island Church ladies. The "You Can" events will be gatherings you can feel free to invite your friends and neighbors to enjoy with you. They will include practical teaching and sharing and are planned for Saturdays, every other month, so our working ladies can more easily attend. These will be great opportunities to introduce your friends to your sisters in the Lord, have fun learning together, and perhaps this will be the stepping stone needed in their lives for them to experience the love of our Lord an be comfortable joining you at church. The first event will be "You Can Be Safe -At Home or Out In Public" - Presented by Sgt. Laura Price from our Island County Sheriff's Department. Saturday, February 23, from 9:30am-11.30am at the home of Sue Andrew
DISTRICT GREAT COMMISSION WOMEN’S RETREAT
March 22-24 is the Alliance Northwest Great Commission Women’s Retreat at the Cannon Beach Christian Conference Center in Cannon Beach, Oregon. For information about the cost check out the brochures at the Connections Desk or see Deb Peplinski.
WHIDBEY ISLAND WOMEN’S DAY RETREAT
Ladies, you are invited Saturday, April 6th, from 9:30-3:30 to Smitten Christian, a day of intimacy with God. Join other Whidbey Island ladies for this one day retreat at The Island Church. Doors open at 9:00 am. Come enjoy a time of teaching and fellowship. For information and to register call Deb Peplinski at 360-831-4424.
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL
Starts at 9:15am in the Youth
Center – Studying the Book of James.
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
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.
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 email@example.com with your availability.
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.
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
“How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!” Psalm 133:1 (NIV)
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. ~ email@example.com 360-341-2278 ~
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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org or Debbie Peplinski @ email@example.com.
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.
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”.
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.
1,445- United States of America
21- Sierra Leone
22- South Korea
5- Sri Lanka
9- Saudi Arabia
9- United Kingdom
3- South Africa
2- Puerto Rico
1- Hong Kong
1- Dominican Republic
1- New Zealand
1- Papua New Guinea
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).
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)