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Our Sunday Services start at 10:30 am, every Sunday! All are welcome to our church, invite friends and family. Thank you for your support.  


THIS SUNDAY 10/19:


This Sunday, Pastor Luis continues the series on Gospel Renewal and Reformation from the first five chapters of Romans. Invite your unchurched friends, family, and neighbors to this weekend service.


"Proper Perspective"

Romans 3:9-24


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CANDY & VOLUNTEERS FOR THE HARVEST CARNIVAL

 

It’s time to start bringing in CANDY for the 26THAnnual Harvest Carnival on Tuesday, October 31st at The Island Church!  Please only UNOPENED bags of candy. Sign up this Sunday in the foyer to help with a game booth, setup, kitchen help, security, clean up and to pray!


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YOUTH WORSHIP NIGHT


The worship night on October 21st has been postponed.  Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date.


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MISSION TEAMS UPDATE


Trips to Alaska and possibly Houston.  Our 3rd team will be partnering with a Roseburg team and will be departing to Alaska on Sept. 28th - Oct. 7th. Also, our Acts 1:8 committee is considering the possibility of sending a team to the Houston area to help in the reconstruction effort there in the months ahead.


If you are interested in helping the flood victims, call Scott Learned for more info at 360-724-8505.

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PRE-SERVICE PRAYER TIME

Everyone is welcome to join in a prayer time for the service, every Sunday from 10:00-10:15am in the library.

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REFORMATION SUNDAY CELEBRATION

 

Save the date!  Sunday, October 29th at 6pm at The Island Church.  Come join us for an evening of worship, showing of the documentary Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer

 

Followed by a time of reflection and refreshments.  (This is the 500th year of the reformation).


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KID’S CHRISTMAS MUSICAL PRACTICE/ADULTS! DO YOU LIKE TO SING?

 

Tuesdays from 3:45-5:00pm  -  Ages Kindergarten—8th grade

 Meet at The Island Church—Children’s Church Room

 PARENTS!!  Please come in and register your child at their 1st practice.  Questions?  Contact Helen Kamps 360-331-2350


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. 

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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.


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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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FRIEND TO FRIEND

 

Women of the Island Church—Whether you have attended for years or are brand new to our church family you are welcome to the first Friendship Circle. Join us in the Multi-purpose room on Monday, September 25th at 7:00pm.  We will introduce you to the plan for this coming year and spend some time celebrating friendship with God and each other.  Our motto this year is “It’s the friends we meet along the way that help us appreciate the journey.”


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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!


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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)