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THIS SUNDAY 12/7
There is a lot going on at The Island Church in December. Hope you can join us for some of these wonderful activities and opportunities for fellowship. This Friday and Sunday our King’s Kids will be presenting the musical “Special Delivery”!
GIFT JAR SALES
Stop by the Great Commission Women table at the musical performance this Friday night, and after the morning worship service this Sunday and December 17. Proceeds from the sale will go to support the GCW National Project. (At Risk Girls in West Africa; Pregnant Teens in Ecuador; Human Trafficking Survivors in Cambodia; Female Prisoners in Philippines)
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY TRANSITION
After many years of involvement and leading the Children’s Ministry, Christine Parker is stepping down as of Dec. 31, 2017. We are so thankful for her and the time she has invested in our children. If you see Christine, feel free to thank her personally! Currently we are looking for a person to step into the role of Children’s Ministry Director.
Basic info: It’s a 10-15 hour/week paid position starting in January. More info? Please see the church office for an application packet.
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY SCHOOL
Starts this Sunday October 29th at 9:15am in the Youth
Center – Studying the Book of James.
WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
Friday, December 15th at 10:30am in the Multi-purpose room.
Take a holiday break and join with women of The Island Church for brunch. Enjoy a cookie decorating demonstration and some fun holiday ideas. Just bring yourself and a friend!
Questions? Contact LeAnn Larsen 360-341-1478 or Sara Waldvogel 425-326-9121
CHRISTMAS LOVE OFFERING
Christmas Love Offerings are now being accepted for the Ministry staff. Please note that IRS regulations do not permit offerings to the church to be specified for individuals. Therefore, please just indicate "Love Offering" on your check. The Elder Board will distribute received Love Offerings appropriately. The deadline to give to the love offering is Thursday, December 21st.
“SPECIAL DELIVERY” CHRISTMAS MUSICAL
Friday, Dec. 8th at 7:00pm & Sunday, Dec. 10th at 10:30am
You won’t want to miss this one! The kids have been working really hard (and some adult angels too). We pray that this fun musical starring our angels of all sizes would bring the message of God’s great love for us through Jesus our Savior’s birth.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY IN SOUP KITCHEN FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
If you can serve as a cook in November or December please talk with Jean Matheny 360-221-6966 or Pastor Luis 360-221-6983
KID’S CHRISTMAS MUSICAL PRACTICE/ADULTS! DO YOU LIKE TO SING?
Tuesdays from 3:45-5:00pm - Ages Kindergarten—8th grade
We need you!! 6-8 adults are needed to be in an Angel choir for the upcoming Christmas Musical on Sunday, December 10th. If you are interested contact Helen Kamps at 360-331-2350 or plan to meet THIS SUNDAY 10/8 at 4:00pm in the Multi-purpose Room.
GREAT COMMISSION WOMEN EVENT
Ladies!! Save the date for the jar packing event.
Saturday, November 18th at 10:00am—Multipurpose Rm
Help pack jars for our December National Project Fundraiser for the Casa Elizabeth Project. www.greatcommissionwomen.org
The event will include: Guest Speaker, fellowship and light lunch. RSVP by Sunday 11/12 to Pat 360-331-3533 or Susan 360-632-9574.
CHRISTMAS CRAFTING GET-TOGETHER
Sunday, December 10th following the service in the Fellowship Hall. Have fun creating cards, ornaments and other fun items for Christmas! All supplies will be provided. Everyone is welcome! Contact Vivian Shuri if you have any questions 206-383-6995 or email@example.com.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org We are a non profit charity. Giving is tax deductible.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Starting Sunday at 9:15am in the Multipurpose Room. This class will be going through the book of Galatians.
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
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY OF LUKE
Wednesdays, September 13 - December 6 (week before Thanksgiving off). Cost is $30.00 (financial assistance available). Join us for fellowship, support through the discussion and prayer, a little study homework, and teaching from David Arthur. Please let Marilyn Simmons (360-341-6311) know by 8/30 if you are interested. Time is needed to get materials!
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.
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!
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)