Religion Notes

Samoan Keepers

give concert

Seventh-day Adventist Church invites the public to attend a concert by The Samoan Keepers of the Faith on Saturday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. at 31830 Highway 20, next to Home Depot. Call 675-4412.

Methodist Youth

share adventures

Oak Harbor Methodist Youth will present a slide show of their recent mission trip to Cortez, Colo., at a special potluck and ice cream social Sunday, Aug. 17, at 11 a.m. at 1050 SE Ireland St.

Members and guests are invited to attend and share in their adventures. This will also be your opportunity to meet the new Youth and Family Ministries director, Pastor Hunter Stapp, and say goodbye to Erin Lorenz. Call 675-2441.

Motorcycle riders

blessed at church

Coupeville Community Bible Church will feature a presentation by the Christian Motorcycle Association Sunday, Aug. 17, during their regular 11 a.m. service at the corner of Sixth and Otis. After services there will be a barbecue and a “Blessing of the Riders.” All motorcycle enthusiasts are encouraged to attend. Special parking will be made available for all bikers and their rides. Call Pastor Rick Karjalainen at 678-4778.

Does weather

have a prayer?

Christian Science Reading Room will host a live audio chat on Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to participate at 721 SW 20th Ct. at Scenic Heights. The subject of the discussion will be, “Can prayer prevent destructive weather?” Mary Alice Rose, a Christian Science practitioner from Brookeville, Md., will be ready to answer your questions online. Call 675-0621, or go to

Register for

Christian School

Whidbey Christian Elementary School is holding school registration Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. for grades 1 through 8. Are your children having learning problems? Lots of one-on-one help and small group studies are available at WCE. For more information, call Dorothy Cantrell at 675-6576.

Lutherans hold Wednesdays service

Oak Harbor Lutheran Church will hold Evening prayer services each Wednesday dureng August at 6 p.m. at 1253 NW 2nd Ave. A potluck salad supper follows. All worship services are open to the community. For more information contact the church office at 679-1561. The church is located at 1253 NW 2nd Ave, across from the OHHS stadium.

First Reformed

throws Block Party

First Reformed Church presents it fifth Annual Block Party Saturday, Aug. 23, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at 250 SW 3rd Ave. This is a great opportunity to enjoy fellowship, deepen friendships and meet new people in the community. There will be games and delicious barbecue. All are welcome.

St. Augustine’s hosts Family Fun Fest

St. Augustine’s Church present Family Fun Fest Sunday, Aug. 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 185 N. Oak Harbor St. There will be something for young and old alike: Pony rides, kids’ games, bingo, a fire truck, inflatable bouncy “Moon Walk” and delicious foods. Enjoy lumpia, hamburgers, hot dogs, tacos and strawberry shortcake. There will be a $1,000 raffle. All are welcome.

Avoid regret

in romance

St. Augustine’s Catholic Church is inviting all high school youth and interested adults to watch a DVD presentation on chastity titled, “Romance without regret,” featuring Jason and Crystalina Evert. It will be shown Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Parish Hall. For more information, call 675-2303 ext. 25.

Journey teaches

Catholic faith

“Journey of Faith” classes begin Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. in Classroom 1 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 185 N. Oak Harbor St. If you are wondering about Catholicism, or considering becoming Catholic and learning more about the truths of the faith, this class is set up to answer your questions. If you are already Catholic and want a refresher course, or to receive communion or confirmation, you can attend in preparation. There will be a question and answer period and refreshments after each talk. Contact Peggy at 675-2303, ext. 32.

Family Bible

gives workshop

Family Bible Church in partnership with Group Publishing, presents a national workshop titled “Faith That Grows” on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2760 N. Heller Road. This one-day workshop is for Sunday school teachers, children’s ministry leaders, pastors, education directors, VBS and Awana workers and anyone else who ministers to kids from preschool through sixth grade. Learn new ways to connect with kids, draw them to the Bible and get them growing in Jesus. For more information, or to register, call 800-888-5991, or visit

Free clothing for

needy families

Seventh-day Adventist Church offers families in need free clothing every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at 31830 Highway 20 next to Home Depot. Are you in need of clothes for yourself or your children? Come and find what you and your family needs. Donations are also accepted during this same day and times.

Boot camp every Sunday

The Children’s Ministry at Church on the Rock is offering summer “Boot Camp” every Sunday to Sept. 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon at 1780 SE 4th Ave. Camp will include games, crafts and lessons on the armor of God. Children ages K-5 are welcome. Space is limited. Call 675-3032.

Mission Ministry welcomes all

Pastor Fannie Dean and Pastor Elder Randy Dean invite everyone to come to The Mission Ministry Outreach each Sunday at 11 a.m. for a spiritual evangelical worship service at 1751 Goldie Road. Services begin at 11 a.m. Every third Sunday of the month, everyone is invited to share in a family style meal immediately following the service. Bible study is held Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m., Prayer Night on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. and Victory Night on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. MMO is an evangelical, non-denominational church serving Oak harbor for over 18 years. Call 679-9246 or visit www.missionministryoutreach,com.

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