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Join us this Sunday as we examine the practice of communion and then partake in the remembrance of the body and blood of Jesus that was broken and poured at the cross.
Pastor Will Crawford
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
MINISTRY UPDATE MEETING
Join us for a short Church Ministry Update Sunday, June 2nd after the service and get a glimpse of some of the exciting things that are going on as we look to the future in the life of our church.
A Helping Hands page has been set up for Dan Larsen to help meet some needs the family has including meals, rides to the doctor and getting the house ready for summer. If you are interested in helping out, call the church office at 360.221.6980 and talk to Samara to get signed up.
The Crawford’s moving day is here and we are looking for people to help move lots of boxes to their new home! Saturday, June 1st meet at Henderson Storage around 9:45 am. Please contact the office by replying to this e-mail or calling 360.221.6980 to sign up to help and receive further information.
This summer’s VBS will take a trip back to Ancient Athens, July 8-12! Learn the jaw-dropping story of the Apostle Paul straight from Paul himself! In an ancient "anything goes" culture, Paul will inspire kids to share the truth of God's immeasurable love today! Register today: vbspro.events/p/783fa5
The Crawford’s moving day is almost here and we are looking for people to help move lots of boxes to their new home! There are two opportunities to help: Friday, May 31st – have a pickup? Help move a few initial boxes and assemble furniture. Saturday, June 1st MOVING DAY – this is when the bulk of help is needed. Please contact the office by replying to this e-mail or calling 360.221.6980 to sign up to help and receive further information.
ISLAND CHURCH PRESCHOOL
Island Church Preschool is hosting a preview week April 10th-12th. Preschool ages range from 2-5 yrs. School is open Monday-Wednesday-Friday. Open enrollment has also begun for the fall! If you have any questions or would like to sign up for preview week, contact Lori Tribou, Director 360-221-6989, or email@example.com
Sunday, June 9th we will be holding baptisms. If you would like to take this next set of faith or have any questions, please contact the office to talk with one of our pastors.
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
7th/8thGrade - Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm
9th-12th Grade - Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - email@example.com
“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. ~ firstname.lastname@example.org 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 @ email@example.com or Debbie Peplinski @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)